Saturday, April 16, 2011

Chanel's Lilium Quad Review

As promised here is my Chanel 'Lilium' quad review...
Chanel Summer 2011

Part of Chanel's Summer 2011 collection is their Lilium Eye Quad. After strolling through Bloomingdale's, I stopped at the Chanel counter (big mistake) and immediately was taken by 'Lilium'. I had already seen some preview pics from Charleston Girl and she had me tempted by what I saw. Being a hazel-eyed girl myself, these colors really spoke to me and help to bring out the green in my eyes, which I l-o-v-e!

What is there to say about this quad, expect for the fact that I am very impressed with the quality of the shadows. I didn't experience any fallout from them. At first the colors looked a bit washed out in the direct sun, but after going into my bathroom to look in the mirror, you could see the full effect which was stunning. I'm elated that green, being one of my favorite colors, is being promoted for Summer.  At $57.00, I think I'll get my money's worth out of these lovely shades considering I have nothing like this in my stash already.

I'm going to talk about each color separately: The pink is very sheer and can barely be seen in the photo, which makes for a nice highlighter, or all over color. The darker green can be used for a liner, but I like it in the crease -- personally -- for a pop of color. The pale green was applied to my inner eye to open them up, and the taupe was applied all over because it is light and the color intensity can be built up. Keep in mind, if this look is too light for you, using a wet brush will achieve a more dramatic effect -  a look perfect for a night on the town.

I previewed the 'Rose Platine' eye liner yesterday, in my excited state I had yet to apply this. Well, today I did and I feel it is worth mentioning that the eye liner applies like a dream without any tugging. After trying to wash this from my hand (from swatching) I can attest to its effectiveness against water. When they call this eyeliner smudegeproof, they were not exaggerating!

I'll let the pictures do the rest of the talking.....

Chanel's 'Lilium'  applied dry with eyes opened
Here you can see the colors 'Lilium' has to offer along with the 'Rose Platine' eye liner

Pink, Darker  Green, Pale Yellowish Green, & Taupe swatched lightly with my finger