Cle de Peau • cle de peau eye shadws • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||86%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
DANGER: AFTER USE, YOU MAY FALL IN LOVE WITH THIS PRODUCT
I've never written a review before, so this will probably be really wordy, but I hope you do read it/benefit from it because Cle de Peau eyeshadows blew my mind and I think it will blow yours too!
I have Quad #13, Quad #14, Quad #116, and a bunch of their Ombre Couleurs eyeshadows: #46, #47, #48, #62, and #68. My cousin gave me all of these and more (Cle de Peau blush, highlighter, lipgloss, and bases, and a Shu Uemura blush) when I went to Taiwan. I had never used these brands before, probably because they are not as available in the States as in Taipei.
Now, I'm too cheap to buy most of these, but I get my makeup done for free a lot (courtesy of my friends and cousin), and I have been the guinea pig of many top notch, high-end, nose-bleed-priced eyeshadows like Chanel, Bobbi Brown, Too-Faced, Mac, and yes, the infamous Urban Decay Naked palette, and Cle de Peau is my absolute favorite. Here are my reasons...
-Looks exactly like you think it should
I remember seeing someone write about this in a previous review and I would like to agree. I hate seeing any kind of makeup, thinking of what it will look like on my face, applying it, and looking in the mirror only to be taken aback (sometimes horrified) by the end result. First impressions mean something, yes. Second impressions, in the case of makeup, are way more valuable. The thing about Cle de Peau eyeshadows is that they don't just look like you think they should, they look way more awesome on. Maybe those palettes just happened to enhance my eyes the most, but ALL of them doing that when I didn't even pick out the colors? It can't be a coincidence. They give off an amazing first, second, and lasting impression.
The thing I am always looking for in eyeshadows is their pigmentation. Generally I have found that the higher pigmented it is, the better quality it is. I also find that the best test for this is by testing the blacks (or any of the darker colors). Now, as previously stated, the shadows already look exactly like you think they would on. So, it goes without saying (but I will say it anyway) that the black is black. I used the black in my Quad #13 (my favorite) for this- so black! And so velvety, with a kind of wicked, subtle orange glitter in it that definitely enhances my hazel eyes the way I want it to. The bright orange color in that quad is also ultra pigmented- so awesome!
-Ridiculous staying power
So I just got a Makeup Forever Primer about three weeks ago. And I've had/been using these shadows for over a year. The only thing my primer did (as a primer should do) is make the shadow even more vivid and intense. These shadows really don't need a primer. They look even more wowza if you use one, but they stay where they're brushed, don't crease, don't oil up, don't fade, and basically don't do anything you don't want them to even if you don't use a primer.
-Easy (so, so, so easy) to apply
Since I started using these eyeshadows, I feel like I never go by one application where I don't get some kind of compliment. I'm no makeup artist, and I definitely could use more practice in application, but I've used these shadows individually, to do smokey eyes, grungey eyes, pretty much anything. Now that I'm writing a review about this product, I'm thinking of how crazy the staying power and ease of application both apply to this single product. It's almost an oxymoron- these shadows blend so incredibly well, go on so smoothly and softly, and feel so silky (but also velvety) that they definitely seem like they would slide around after application- but nope! They are just really, really easy to apply.
So, this last point is redundant, but I feel like I can't emphasize it enough... the colors are so, so beautiful. Not only are they individually gorgeous, but the combinations are incredible as well. I have a preference for matte eyeshadows, and while I can get that look with these eyeshadows, I can also get a satiny look and guess what? I absolutely love it, too.
So if you just read that, I'm impressed, and I really hope it helped you decide to buy this product because the results just cannot be duplicated. I know, they are crazy expensive, and no, I didn't spend a penny on mine (so lucky...), but once I run out (if I do) I for sure will have to buy a quad. You definitely will get your money's worth, so stop wasting time and go buy Cle de Peau eyeshadows!!! :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
"You get what you pay for"
this case with the Cle De Peau eye shadows.
I am a HUGE makeup junkie!!! I follow lots of makeup gurus, and like makeup in general. I have tried the following brands and will review them.
-MAC EYE SHADOWS:
-Offers Nice, huge variety of GORGEOUS super easy to blend colors, but they never last more than a couple hours on me. even with primer underneath. ALSO, their eye shadows are always a HIT OR MISS, meaning that some have really BEAUTIFUL creamy texture (e.g. Satin Taupe!!!! HG), and a lot of them I found are CHALKY and CHEAP feeling and not true to color..... (e.g. Trax, Beauty Marked, Print) So, if you want to buy MAC eye shadows, I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend you try in the store first. I have to reapply.
BENEFIT CREASE LESS CREME SHADOWS:
-Gorgeous shadows! They work without primer!!!! Very easy, quick application. However, it's better to use just as a single color on the lids, since it looks better IMO. I like mixing in at least 2 colors on my eyelids, so there is a flaw there.....However, once you apply they stay ALL DAY!!! no need to reapply at all. Also good for busy people who want something quick and easy with little skill :) I love Skinny Jeans and Birthday Suit!
PHYSICIAN'S FORMULA - BAKED EYESHADOWS
-MY HOLY GRAIL DRUGSTORE PRODUCT. They come in 3 colors..I love BAKED OATMEAL AND BAKED SMOKES. I found this by accident when shopping in Walgreens...The colors are INTENSE and they last ALL DAY on me!!! Also, the colors are very easy to blend. If you are on a budget, I HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS. People are always surprised that I use $7 eye shadows.
NYX SINGLE EYE SHADOWS:
Everyone says they are a cheap alternative to MAC. Yes, it offers very very good pigmentation, but they are VERY POWDERY which I hate. you also need a primer for them. Also, if you drop them on the floor, they crush in to million pieces...it has happened to me. So I won't repurchase!
CLE DE PEAU QUAD EYESHADOWS
Finally for Cle De Peau....these are my most favorite eye shadows in the world...I tried on my mom's eyeshadow and a few days later I bought my own. For one, they APPLY LIKE BUTTER (but not oily) They contain ingredients that are found in their super high end skin care products!!!!! They also blend SOOOO easily. ALL THE COLORS I HAVE TRIED BLEND SO WELL and it saves time in my makeup routine! Also, have you seen a gorgeous eyeshadow pan but didn't look the same on your lids? Well, THESE ARE TRUE TO COLOR. all the colors I have tried look the same as in the pan. ALSO, if you need a primer to put on eye shadows, I realized it is NOT a good product. With the Cle de peau eyeshadows, I can go without primer and they last ALL DAY AND ALL NIGHT. Yes, they cost $75.00 for four colors, but it is extremely worth it. The case is luxurious and super high end quality shadows. I almost don't want to tell anyone about my HG but since I love makeupalley members I wanted to share with you guys! :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
love love love love the eyeshadows of this line! not only is the application smooth, flawless, and easy to blend, it last all day and just perfect for both day and night looks. I've used eyeshadows from so many lines including lancome, clinique, mac, etc, but never have I had the same results i had from using this line. my favorites are the quad #21 and the new single eyeshadows that came out, especially the dark, navy blue, white and deep royal purple color... recommend it to anyone that can afford it or find a good deal on it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I bought shades number 77 and 62 after trying them at my mother's house. They are expensive, but they are really excellent quality. #62 is great for a lighter shade and it has a great silky smooth feel. I have the refills, I didn't bother to get into the expense of buying a case for them- the refill case is compact and light, easy to carry in any make up bag. I used to laugh at my mother for buying such expensive eye shadow, but I'm now hooked myself. Also, because the case is so light, I dropped them a couple of times and they are still fine- unlike my MAC shades which go to pieces very easily. I think anyone will fall in love with these eye-shadows only by going to the Cle de Peau counter and running your finger on them!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
the product i have is ombres couleurs quadri #13 (eye color quad). this palette consists of four beautiful colors: The base color is sheer golden color that looks very luxurious on the eyelids and makes the perfect base for day/night make up. the point color is a very unique orange/coppery color with beautiful shimmer. it truly is a very hard to find color. i have never tried orange on my eyes before but this doesn't look overdone or cheap. the shading color is grey/brown/mossy color (similar to lancome's erika but more grey) with again gold tone shimmer. the liner shade is deep rich charcoal brown. all four colors glides on smoothly but lasts all day. even without eye makeup primer it does not budge all day until i take them off at night. no other shadows were able to do that (except dior and shu uemura). the color delivery is excellent (what you see in the palette is what you get on your eyelids). although it is murderously expensive, you do get four beautiful colors in on palette with lasting power. i would love to try other colors from this collection. now that i have a set of shadows that is very versatile, i would like to try something different. any recommendations are welcome!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I have Eyeshadow Quads in #13 & 15 and I love them both so much.
# 13 contains the gorgeous combination of gold, brown and a coppery bronze color that go amazing together. Add the shimmery black as a liner and it looks fabulous.
#15 is beautiful purples and pinks that i find myself putting on time and time again.
These eyeshadows go on so smoothly and all i have to do is put on a little primer and they stay on all day.
Definitely a repurchase!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I purchased #9 and I am really enjoying this. The colors are a gold metallic, a banana color as the highlighter, a pretty bronze brown that I use as the lid color and an eggplant that I use in the crease. It is velvety and it looks like second skin on. Cle de peau has beautiful eyeshadow. It is better than Chanel to me.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I have eyeshadow quad #7. Two words: mermaid eyes. OH my goodness, these colors are so beautiful together. Look I love: smoky teal all over the lid, an emerald green on the outer corner and crease, a slightly iridescent chocolate brown as liner, and a sunlit gold to lightly dust down the middle of the eyelid.
These apply more smoothly and evenly than ANY other eyeshadow, EVER. I always apply them wet for more intense color. I think the real genius may be in CdP's color-pairings: the teal and emerald together make my blue-green eyes look fantastic, and I would have never dreamed up that combination. Plus they last longer than any other shadows I have ever tried (I have oily eyelids but these can last over 24 hours).
A high-quality product that is worth the splurge if you want your eyes to dazzle.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I got the Cle de Peau Eye Color Quad #4. Great for daily, office makeup! If I want the OOMMPPHH, I just apply more and build a smoky eye look.
Don't be fooled by the tiny packaging. Great things come in small packages indeed!
Amazing quality, gives a very elegant look, I can't believe I didn't purchase cle de peau's eyeshadows when I have been using and loving the cle de peau satine cream foundation and translucent loose & pressed powder.
No wonder why Cle de Peau Beaute is Shiseido's top of the line cosmetics. Its quality is way and above any other cosmetics out in the market!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I normally use earth tones makeups but when i try their e/s palette i'm trilled. The one i got is blue and peacock green, they show up very nicely on eyes. The staying power is good too. As good as chanel and dior.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I bought the new eye color quad #6. It has light green, light brown, dark brown, and champagne highlighter. The uniqueness of the color combination caught my eye. I tested a few of the other compacts, but many of CDP's eyeshadows tend to be very light in pigmentation you can hardly tell you have anything on. However, the colors in this compact can be easily seen without it being to dark. I put the light green on the bottom half of my lid in a half moon shape. the light brown in the inner half of my crease, and the dark brown on the outer half of my crease. I also line the lower lid with dark brown. I usually wear a nude or bubble gum pink lipstick and it makes my eyes pop. I have to take one lippy off because it's so expensive... $70 and I felt the light brown did not blend as well as it should have. The compact and the brushes it comes with, however, are wonderful to touch and use. Like all CDP products, the feel of the packaging is very luxurious. I don't think anyone has them beat in that category. But aside from that, I think Chanel and Dior e/s are still better as far as overall quality.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
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Cle de Peau is a luxurious Shiseido brand that's really pricey. I don't own any of their items except a 6-pan eyeshadow palette but the quality of the e/s makes me want to try more!
I heard the empty e/s case alone costs US$50 and each e/s around US$17! I think that's quite a bunch of money to fill a 6pan palette!
However as with most of my stash this was a good ebay deal :P So the palette filled with 6 brand new singles cost me less than US$35, which is a steal for it!
The e/s singles come in little clear cases, nothing fancy at all. There are several palette sizes you can buy (I think duo and 6-pan cases) to palette these e/s singles. But however, since the cases are so pricey, you might consider getting the e/s singles alone. The cases are made of a dark riffled blue material with a golden line around the sides and the CdP logo embossed.
The texture of these e/s is supreme. Very silky with delicate pearl shimmer and blend like a dream. They are however on the sheerer side (i own only 6 pastel colors though so can't judge the darker colors) but still you will see color, they don't show up white or chalky like pastels tend to do.
They are lightly fragranced, nothing overpowering and I had no problem with the fragrance irritating my eyes. The e/s stay on all day for me!
I have the following 6 colors
40: A linen shade, sort of a slightly greyed white shade. Perfect highlighter!
22: Beautiful light yellow champagne shade.
44: While this looks really bright in the pan this is a subtle soft salmon pink shade.
50: Lavender (with grey undertones)
56: Pretty baby blue
42: A beautiful minty green, very fresh and pretty!
I am a cool-toned PPP/NW15 with brown eyes.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love the texture and the fine quality of these eyeshadows, but its way too costly for an eyeshadow. I have purchased an individual box with 2 colors cost US$20, an eyeshadow blush cost US$12 and two individual eye colors at US$17 each. All in all I have come out US$66 for a box of 2 colors eyeshadow.Which I would think with that amount I can buy a same quality product like CD's 5 color eyeshadow (US$49.50) or any other good brand of eyeshadows and get my change back! Overall, its a nice product if you have the "extra" to spend!!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I have finally found my HG eyeshadows!!! The CDP shadows have beautiful soft colors that blend like a dream. Even though the colors look bold in the pans, they apply sheerly with a flattering sheen. They have a wonderful range of colors and you can mix and match your own palette. The shadows are reasonable, $17, but the six color pallette holder is $50, so you may want to use your own. If you are looking for bold, highly pigmented shadows, these are not for you. If you want to create a soft blendable look for your eyes, this is a fantastic line.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
I really like the shadows and their consistancy is fantastic, but I can't seem to get the shadows to behave the way I wan them to when I apply any of them over a base color. They just seem to slide around. I put shadow base on first, then a pale all over shade, and after that, forget it! I have tried brushes, sponges and fingertips, all to no avail. I'm not saying these shadows are bad, but they are a bit difficult to work with. Nothing beats Dior shadows in my opinion. Great refillable packaging.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I love these eyeshadows. I bought the compact that holds 6 of them along with 6 eyeshadows (they are sold seperately) and it was quite expensive. But the refill shadows are only around $15 which isn't bad. I have to say that they are absolutely beautiful...they go on so softly and have a creamy consistency. They are not too bold which I like. Before this discovery I always used Dior shadows which I still use and love. But these are also great and I will definitely repurchase.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I really like cle de peau shadows, I have number 39 and 59. Would love to collect more in the future.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Ok, after my awful experience with eye makeup at Dior, I went to my CdP MA for advice - shoulda gone to her in the first place! She put violet liquid liner on my upper lids, then softened it with a violet e/s. She used 2 new spring e/s shades as a base & contour. Gorgeous colors: 3A, 23, 78. I ended up getting everything, including brushes & makeup remover & brow stuff. The total cost was insane, but I know that I will be using this stuff 2 yrs from now - and it makes my eyes look amazing!! So in the end, it all evens out :-P
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
These luxuriously silky powder eyeshadows slip on smoothly and evenly. Like Stila shadows, most have a semi-sheer texture, not super-pigmented, more like a true shadow that the skin texture shows through. Because of this, they blend like magic and never look artificial or cakey, but some people may find the look is not strong enough for their tastes. Lasting power is fabulous - despite oily eyelids, these last all day on me without creasing and with minimal fading. Most are shimmery, some more so than others, but the sheer texture means they don't creep into lines or look too overdone in daylight.
They are bought as refill pans, and you buy an empty 2 or 6 pan palette separately. I prefer to save money (the palettes are unattractive utilitarian navy plastic and very expensive) and palette them myself. If you do this, the price of the shadows is almost a bargain compared to other high-end brands at £10 each. The pans are plastic and rectangular, so Shu or Aveda palettes (or even an empty CD case) combined with photo mounts are your best bet.
Here are descriptions of the shades I currently have, which are all in neutral tones:
12 - warm pale pink with slight shimmer
33 - muted warm shimmery taupe violet
44 - candy pink with golden shimmer
45 - matte deep army green
46 - greenish tan with slight shimmer
49 - warm rose with lots of gold shimmer, overall peachy effect
59 - dense black with a little shimmer
60 - light lavender
62 - cool pale greenish beige with slight shimmer
63 - cool tan with golden shimmer
64 - lavender with golden shimmer
66 - peachy champagne with shimmer
67 - muted cool shimmery taupe violet
69 - yellowish tan with golden shimmer
70 - warm rose with golden shimmer
72 - pale greyish lilac
74 - cool pale pink
My particular favourites are 44 and 49, which are unique shades, and 63, a simple basic brown. As with Stila, some shades are very similar to others in the range, with just a different amount of shimmer, or a different undertone, and there are groups of shades which work well together. For a muted smoky violet-taupe eye, try 64, 67 and 59. 62 and 46 make a great everyday brown look. The warm shimmery golden browns of 49, 66 and 69 really bring out my green eyes.
I'm not going to throw out all my other eyeshadows yet, but I'm really happy I found these, especially as they're so much more realistically priced than the rest of this range.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Oh, cle de peau eyeshadows how I love thee! Seriously these are my addiction. The colors are pearly, shimmery, silky, just to die for. They range from golds, bronzes, pinks to violets, blues and greens. The texture of these eyeshadows is amazing, they are soft and somewhat creamy. The lighter shimmery colors are softly pigmented while the blacks,dark plums are more pigmented. If you like bright, highly pigmented shadows such as Mac or Nars you might be disappointed. They are sheer and easily buildable without looking cakey or dry. They blend very well and just melt onto my eyelid, which with the neutral colors just gives me the most gorgeous glow. My eyelids are a bit oily and these don't crease on me until much, much later in the evening. When I use a primer they last all day no creasing at all but they blend better onto bare skin. I kind of disagree that these are like Stila, the colors are similar; pearly & shimmery but that is where the similarity ends.The texture and wear far surpasses that of Stila. I found Stila to be too powdery and even chalky in some instances. Maybe I am just too spoiled by Cle de Peau eyeshadows! This is the least expensive item from the Cle de Peau line, each eyeshadow refil is $17 and the size is 1.5g or .05OZ. It is quite a deal. If you like to buy the empty case it is sold separately. A case that holds 2 shadows is $20 and a case that holds 6 is $50. They are just navy with gold and have a mirror and come with a little felt pouch. I have a few to use while I travel, but I find that it is easier to pick out colors if I have them all laid out on my traincase by color for everyday.