I have been playing with this quad for a few weeks now, and as promised in the swatch post, I want to show some looks created with Chanel Signe Particulier.
Admittedly, it wasn't as easy to figure out the best way to wear this quad (for my eyes anyway). Signe Particulier doesn't have the buttery texture and blendability as Harmonie du Soir, for example. Which means it has the harder/sheerer quality that somewhat reminds me of the old baked formulation. I happen to appreciate the rock hard formulation of the old baked quadras (documented here), so this finding doesn't change my positive opinions on Signe Particulier. It just took me a little time to figure things out.
The first look is my take on one of the suggestions presented on the Chanel website. The main shade here is the gold.
1. Prime lids with hydrating base and apply the gold all over blending well.
2. Using a tapered blending brush, apply the light taupe color along the sockets. This creates a bit of depth and definition to the eyes.
3. Brighten the inner corners using the light shimmery lilac.
In real life, the gold color shows up plenty but not so much in the picture.
I'm starting to wonder how much eyeshadows are needed for those Instagram-esque pictures.
I think this pairs well with simple red lips.
Here I'm wearing Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss Pirate.
The second look I tried here is a muted smoky softly accented with the gold shade on the lower lash lines.
1. Apply the darkest plum color on the lid space. (I have small lids so this becomes thick liner of a sort.)
2. Blend out the harsh edges using the light taupe shade. Blend even more using a clean brush.
3. Line lower lash lines with the gold shade.
Maybe it is the result of vigorous blending, but the dark plum color appears more purple on my skin when used without a cream base.
As you see in this overall picture, the gold is not the blingy kind yet still adds a soft gleam and warms up the entire look.
The lip color is Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Romance.
The third look is another smoky but with more of a traditional placement.
1. Apply the light taupe color all over the lids.
2. Contour the outer V using the dark plum shade.
3. Brighten and blend further more using the pale lilac.
Soon after I tried and documented these three looks, I came up with the best version (so far) using all four colors from the quads. I do not have the pictures yet, but maybe I will sneak that in my next post or something.
But, bottom line? You can wear Signe Particulier whichever way you want. The quad indeed is versatile.
Thanks for looking!
Hope everyone has a good start of the week.