|Above: A cavalcade of Cle de Peau Eye Color Quads, patiently waiting to be swatched.|
I recently concluded a swatching extravaganza aptly focused on the stunning Cle de Peau Eye Color Quads, currently available at Nordstrom, Saks and Neiman Marcus (will update with a NM link as soon as available). As an integral part of the CdP Fall 2014 La Beaute Celeste color collection, these veritable gems feature four complementary shades nestled the CdP signature navy blue jewel box packaging. When I mentioned in a previous post that I would be reviewing this formula soon, I was met with a bevy of email requests for me to share initial swatches of the quads, which would ameliorate the challenge of ordering sight unseen. In turn, I am happy to share swatches of all eight quads...I warn you now, these eyeshadows are blindingly beautiful.
Although I am still in the process of testing, here is what I have ascertained about this formula thus far...it is:
- Incredibly silky
- Luminescent...truly radiant on the lid
- Does not crease and has considerable lasting power
- Remarkably pigmented...even the pale shades are potent in their opacity
I will include any additional thoughts as I integrate these quads into looks that I will feature on the blog in the coming days!
Kindly scroll on for details, a host of images + swatches and the Bottom Line...
|Above: So much possibility...32 shades worth, to be exact.|
Here are the official details, courtesy of Cle de Peau...
Each of the eight new eye color quads feature a perfect constellation of four color pairings that illuminate with shimmering tones. Selected by Cle de Peau Makeup Creative Director Lucia Pieroni to reflect the rich colors that radiate within the night sky, the palettes are presented in a beautiful, jewel-like refillable case. Cle de Peau eye color quads are infused with new Optical Color Formula, which melts into skin for a translucent effect, as well as new IH Powder to correct uneven skin tone and maintain color longevity. Premium Argan Tree Oil helps ensure fade-resistant color and White Lily Extract moisturizes the delicate eye area.
|Above: The CdP Eye Color Quad comes in a lovely velvet pouch.|
Onto the quads...
#301 Marmalade Sky is a soft and delicate offering with light mauve, pale champagne, shimmering white and warm golden bronze.
|Above: Swatches of #301 Marmalade Sky in direct sunlight.|
#302 Stardust is earthy yet cool, with shimmering ivory, a yellow-based pewter, tender peachy taupe and a golden moss green.
|Above: Swatches of #302 Stardust in direct sunlight.|
#303 Baby Universe captured my heart in a single glance; this ode to warm neutrals has a rosy taupe, shimmering pink champagne, soft aubergine and muted rose gold.
|Above: Swatches of #303 Baby Universe in direct sunlight.|
#304 Champagne Supernova definitely leans cool (and reminds me of the Oasis song, naturally) and includes a icy platinum, pale lilac, uber light silvery mauve and soft lime-meets-peridot green.
|Above: Swatches of #304 Champagne Supernova in direct sunlight.|
#305 Champagne Moon houses neutral shimmering earth tones including a soft golden beige, bronzy taupe, taupey gray and brownish smoke.
|Above: Swatches of #305 Satin Moon in direct sunlight.|
#306 Silver Eclipse has a name that say it all...cool silver tones abound including a pure pale silver, silver-toned mauve, medium silver gray and silvery charcoal gray.
|Above: Swatches of #306 Silver Eclipse in direct sunlight.|
#307 Stellar Gaze is entirely gold-infused with a pale gold, warm medium gold, rust-meets-peach gold and deep purple for accent.
|Above: Swatches of #307 Stellar Gaze in direct sunlight.|
#308 Cosmic Aura is a harmony of purple tones including an iridescent practically-periwinkle, soft pale pink, mauve thistle and deep, smokey lilac.
|Above: Swatches of Cosmic Aura in direct sunlight.|
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Bottom Line: The Cle de Peau Eye Color Quads (currently available at Nordstrom, Saks and Neiman Marcus) are gorgeous in an otherworldly sense (how apropos!). Buttery smooth, richly pigmented and brimming with lush, light-capturing properties, there is sure to be a befitting option for every individual's unique personal coloring. I am utterly smitten with Baby Universe and Stellar Gaze but will be featuring looks with all eight quads in the near future. These are endlessly wearable and definitely a worthy splurge for fall!
Which quad has captured YOUR eye?
So much more in the coming days including the Jouer Summer 2014 Collection, a new release from Hourglass and some serious foundation swatches from some of my favorite lines (CdP, TF, oh my!)...xx,
--The Beauty Professor
** PR sample provided for review however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.
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