Let me first talk about how incredibly luxe Chanel packaging is. The palette comes in the standard Chanel black plastic compact with the white C's on the front. As well, these shadows have that Chanel logo imprinted on the shadow itself with the quilted pattern behind it. I almost did not want to touch it because it was just too beautiful to mess up! And although I am a sucker for packaging, I do purchase makeup so I could use them.
All of these shadows blend like a dream! They are not powdery and just plain buttery. I love how true-to-pan these colors are, which is infinitely what I want in a shadow. I would want my shadows to show up on my skin as how they are in the pan, and I am incredibly impressed by how pigmented these are. I don't own any other Chanel quad to compare this with so I wouldn't know how the formula is any different from others. One thing that did concern me before I purchased this was the hefty price tag for 0.14oz of product. It's not a lot for the money I'm paying for that's for sure, but I just could not say no to this, especially after swatching and testing this out on my lids! This is my second day testing these shadows, and on both days, the shadows have lasted about 8 hours (first day without primer, and second day with my NARS primer). The shadows in the quad have frosty/satin finishes, which is normally something I don't like in a palette (I usually tend to buy palettes with at least one matte shadow), but this palette looks very flattering on my lids that it does not overpower my whole face even when worn during the day! I know Chanel doesn't have a palette with this formula in their permanent range, but I honestly wish they had more to offer! I guess I'll be waiting for the next Regarde Signe de Chanel palette they'll launch!
The shades include a pale frosty pink, a frosty taupe, a frost bronzed yellow gold and a satin plummy-red. Some dupes that I can think of from my arsenal are the following:
- Pale pink - Urban Decay Sin e/s (more pink and shimmery), MAC Love Power electric cool e/s (darker and pinker)
- Taupe - MAC Satin Taupe e/s and MAC Stolen Moment extra dimension e/s (darker)
- Gold - Urban Decay Half Baked e/s (a lot warmer and browner), Maybelline Bold Gold Color Tattoo (darker and yellower)
- Plum red - MAC Cranberry e/s (darker and more red)
This quad retails for $65 at any Chanel cosmetic counters and boutiques.