Chanel Eyeshadow

FIrst Look: Chanel Eyeshadow Quad in Mystere with Swatches

June 14, 2013

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This is a first look at Chanel Mystere Eyeshadow Quad ($59/.24 oz./#43), a shimmery mysterious eyeshadow combination of deep greens, soft cream and light taupe.

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This comes packed in the same elegant compact as all other Chanel eyeshadow quads.  In some light, the quad can look a touch gray, but in reality there are some very subtle and complex colors in this beautiful palette.

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Because of the shimmery cream (top left) and soft shimmery taupe (bottom left), you will have the basis of a beautiful daytime eye with this quad (using either of the deeper shades as a liner or softly in the crease).  However, the deeper colors have enormous potential for dramatic, rich color.

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You can see the beautiful rich color and the subtle shimmer of each of the shade.  All shades are richly pigmented and soft. The deeper green/brown in the bottom right is a satin with subtle shimmer, not a matte.

Chanel MystereThe green in the upper left is spectacular.  Indoors with soft flash, you can see the lower color on the right goes toward a near-gray:

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Swatches:

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More, same order:

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So far, I’ve only done one eye and it was beautiful and foolproof with my hazel/green eyes (this arrangement, although many others are possible of course):

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This could be the beginning of a very beautiful Fall 2013.  I’m so excited about this collection, really Chanel did a superb job with many of the items.  Chanel Mystere is a beautiful neutral with a twist–absolutely gorgeously formulated. Winner, winner.

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  • Laura June 14, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Thanks! From the swatches alone I think this is the first Chanel quad that can really give Beiges de Chanel a run for its money.

    PS: Thanks for the blush review!

  • Teri June 14, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Wow, this is such an amazing quad! It’s exacltly what I want for fall! That deep green with the golden shimmer is my personal favourite, soooo pretty!

  • Sunny June 14, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    OOO MY GOD this is SO pretty!!! Definitely something I can see myself wearing all the time. I hope the baked version will be nicely pigmented too!

  • Dovey June 14, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Hi Amy,

    What a gorgeous green tinged tone! Mystere looks beautiful :)

  • ChicScience June 14, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Oh this one is just fantastic. Love the dark green shimmery shadow. Beautiful colors for fall!

  • shelovespraline June 14, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    This is gorgeous! This is definitely going on my list along with the Chanel cream blushes :)

  • Kira June 14, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    The deep green is gorgeous! Do not know if it would work with my dark brown eyes though; sometimes it makes me look muddy :/

  • Anne June 14, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    OMG, that’s so pretty… I love it!!! I’ll be waiting for it to arrive where I live. Seems I’m back getting back to Chanel quads after all (first Raffinement, then this one)

  • Claire June 14, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Leave it to Chanel to put a twist on classic colors. I like the direction where the quads are heading: from Prelude, to Raffinement, I think this one is a must have.

  • Paula June 15, 2013 at 7:46 am

    Love it! Very lovely, does anyone know when this will be available for purchase?

  • Alison June 15, 2013 at 7:50 am

    How pretty could this possibly be?! Ugh, I love it. Please tell me its permanent!

  • Christina June 15, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Thank you for showing the swatches. I look forward to get this eyeshadow set for this upcoming fall season. Perfect against pale skin and light eyes.

  • Andrew James June 15, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    to me this just looks like every other pallete they have done im living for some new colours!

  • polarbelle June 15, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    absoulutely gorgeous and it looks like a must have!!! I can’t wait til it comes out.

  • Julianne June 15, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    I’ve been loving deep brown-greens as a smokey eye recently so I’m so excited for this palette!

    xx Julianne

  • marie June 16, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Thank you for these beautiful swatches. The quad is available at Neiman Marcus.

    • Amy June 16, 2013 at 7:42 pm

      Hi Marie–thank you.

  • Charlotte June 18, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    I was at my local Neiman Marcus this weekend and purchased two of the new cream blushes plus this. I just couldn’t pass them up!