4.25.2017

Chanel Les Ombres Quadra 14 Mystic Eyes

Chanel Les Ombres Quadra 14 Mystic Eyes

I remember when Chanel Mystic Eyes Quadra was first introduced. Neutral eyeshadow lovers were buzzing on the makeup board and it was even considered as a must have. I didn't pay much attention to it probably because at that time I was more into purple and blue eyeshadows. It was last year when I suddenly wanted this classic quad like a hole in my head. Surprisingly, Chanel still has Mystic Eyes available on the website. Maybe it was repromoted at some point. Chanel U.S. website had retired non-baked Quadras quite some time ago, and what is available now seems the half-baked formula. I hesitated a bit since I actually like their baked eyeshadows a lot, but ended up getting the old version off eBay



Chanel Mystic Eyes 14 review swatch

Chanel Mystic Eyes 14 review swatch

The color composition is quite stunning in my view. Mystic Eyes is essentially a cool toned palette but has this medium golden brown that gleams so prettily (I think this color is what makes the quad interesting and unique). The dark brown is dark enough to define and can be used as a liner. The two lighter shades are soft yet complex. All colors have this elegant shimmer that looks beautiful on the skin.


Chanel Mystic Eyes 14 swatch

Chanel Mystic Eyes 14 swatch

If you like soft buttery textured eyeshadows, you will love Mystic Eyes. The colors blend seamlessly and maybe a little too well to my liking. Over a nice eyeshadow primer, Mystic Eyes stays on well over 6 hours without losing color integrity. 


Chanel Mystic Eyes 14 review swatch

Here is a soft smoky eye look that I usually end up with Mystic Eyes. I wish I could tell you more about the placement, but even now when I look at this big picture, I can't. All I can tell you is that Mystic Eyes blends so well on the skin that whatever you do it is very hard to mess up.


A few overall looks with Mystic Eyes

Chanel Mystic Eyes 14 review swatch

Chanel Mystic Eyes 14 review swatch

Mystic Eyes is probably the best neutral eyeshadow palette that I own in terms of color composition and blendability. I love it so much and actually think about getting the baked version as well. I trust that you guys will talk me out of it. 



10 comments

  1. Beautiful look! Lol why talk you out of it? Ok maybe just wait on it a bit so this palette gets more use before you get the baked version :) I've been using a lot less eyeshadow recently so it's nice to see your eye looks

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    1. Thanks, Meiko! So far, nobody is against it so I am keeping the baked quad on my wish list. ;D

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  2. You always pick the most interesting picks from CHANEL and other luxury brands! I think I'd like to pick this one up at some point as well!

    Stephanie | theFantasia.com

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    1. If you like neutral shimmery eyeshadows, I think you'd like this one a lot. Plus per gram value is supposedly better than getting 4 MAC eyeshadows (and the case, etc.). :)

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  3. The colors in this quad all look pretty wearable on their own but they are quite stunning worn in combination with one another. Just proves you can't go wrong with the classics :) You must have such an incredible collection of eyeshadows Lena!

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    1. This quad is like having two duos as well. I sometimes base my lids with pencil/creme and use two colors at a time. I've never actively collected eyeshadow palettes but it is true that I have some sizable Chanel collection. I should go through them and do a dedicated post or something. LOL

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  4. They're so rich and beautiful. I love, love the subtle sparkle!

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    1. This quad is posh yet not boring. It would suit anybody, really. :D

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  5. Ah, this is a quad that I'd enjoy too! I've been purchasing eye palettes on impulse lately, and I've put a conscious ban on myself. No more buying makeup!!!
    I've been thinking of selling some less loved makeup too. But blog sales give me headache. LOL!

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    1. Oh, you have this one, too! It's a nice classic, right? I should stop buying eyeshadow palettes myself and start using them more. I got more than a few great things from your blog sale before, so I wouldn't complain about seeing another one soon. ;D

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