The shadows are uber-finely-milled and highly pigmented-- the packaging is elegant and well made-- it's a joy to use these shadows every day. I use the silver on the lid, the pinky white on the browbone, the golden brown on my outside corner, and then I line with the burgundy brown on my upper lid-- the lower line I use the golden brown. These shadows are great neutrals and seem to go with anything. I'm PPP and turquoise eyes, reddish brown hair-- for the record. Very flattering. Would definitely buy again.
Over the last year I went on a Chanel quadra binge, buying Beiges de Chanel, Mystic Eyes and Winter Nights. This is my least favorite of the bunch. First, just so frosty! Also the combination of the silver and the warm brown... I've never been able to figure out how to combine those two together on my small Asian lids (don't have the massive canvases some MUAers have for their artwork!) . I can wear either the pink and silver, or the pink and beige (which can pretty much be duped by the colors in Winter Nights) with the dark plum brown (similar to MAC Mystery) as liner.
But I'm addicted to Chanel, and would buy it again, b/c it's not terrible and is still more wearable than some of the other dark or colorful quads they make.
This quad is 0.04 oz and the newer quads are 0.24 oz. I do not like this formula, thank goodness they changed it and for good reasons. When I open it at first sight it's disappointing, it looks like over baked, cracking, chalky, glitter balls. The glitter is just all over the palette and when applied the frostyness needs to be toned down, it also applies rather chalky.
My first Chanel quad and love it. These shadows are beautiful applied dry and dramatic when applied with dampened brushes. The Chanel SA demonstrated this palette on me and I was easily sold. Brings out hazel eyes beautifully. When I complained that plum or brown liners never last all day for me, she suggested overlining the Chanel waterproof liner with a brushing of the plum brown. This tip works very well. Lasts all day long! Don't anticipate needing more than one additional quad of colors for any event.
This is my HG of eyeshadow, if i was stuck on a island with only one eyeshadow palette, this would be it. The colors are beautiful, perfect for my light eyes and skin, dark hair. The color is easily blendable, there is nothing i do not love about this palette; the price does not even phase me, that is how much i love this palette.
Hi all, I used to be a huge fan of Chanel eye shadows "Les 4 Ombres", but I switched to using everyday minerals eye shadows for a year or so and now, feeling nostalgic for my Chanels, bought a new set of Mystic Eyes
The color selection is really nice and I LOVE how all for colors are really shimmery.
The only thing that I noticed is that aside from the obviously dark brown, the other colors are all very translucent... they give a lot of shine and sparkle, but the opacity is not exactly what I was looking for. I wonder if I use them wet whether it will be any better.... will post an update later on this
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When I first saw this palette, my first thought was, "Don't I have that already?" but the Chanel SA convinced me that Mystic Eyes is truly unique and gorgeous and is different enough from Dunes that I should get it. I was sold. While Mystic Eyes is not a dupe of Dunes, it is also not different enough to justify having both. Yes, the colors are beautiful in the pan but that's it. Payoff, especially with the light and medium shades, is a bit disappointing and I already have at least two versions of the darkest color only mine are much more pigmented, silky, and not powdery. I think the Chanel quads are so popular because 1) it's Chanel and 2) the colors are pretty in the pan. Those are the only reasons I can think of for why everyone loves these boring quads.
The pretty colors are a bit unremarkable on my skin (NC25), perhaps because the color payoff is so poor. The texture is not as elegant and silky as my favorite shadows (none of which are Chanel), and quite frankly, $56 for something I don't love is ridiculous. For that much money I can a few fantastic singles that I actually wear. Mystic Eyes is nothing special. I already returned mine after not touching it for two months. Life's too short and storage space too precious to hang onto a boring eye palette just because it's Chanel.
Beautiful, sophisticated colors. Hazel, green eyes will love these!!! Pricey but worth it.
I really LOVE this quad! One of my favorites ever from Chanel! I don't know if this is a LE (most of the ones I love always end up being LE), but I am searching for a backup. I have found a lot of different ways to wear the colors and they are all equally gorgeous, which is rare sometimes in a quad! You won't be disappointed with this one!
This is a beautiful, beautiful quad. I had one of Chanel's national MUAs apply it in the Spring Beauty Event at Neiman Marcus Northbrook. It make my hazel eyes stand out wonderfully! I find a lot of ways to use it, from dramatic to everyday. I just love it, as I do most Chanel quads.