Apr 29, 2013

Chanel Metamorphose - Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad - L'Été Papillon de Chanel Summer 2013 - Photos, Review, Swatches, FOTD

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad - Metamorphose (available here) - $59

One essential compact offers unlimited eye looks, with shade combinations that range from matte to satin to shimmer.  Versatile smudge-proof formula can be applied dry for subtle shading, or dampened for more intense colour, all with long-wearing results -- in even extreme climates.  Dermatologist tested.  Chanel Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad in Metamorphose is part of theL'Été Papillon de Chanel makeup collection for summer 2013.

Chanel Metamorphose 44 Eyeshadow Quad - LÉté Papillon de Chanel Summer 2013 Makeup Collection - Photos Swatches Review FOTD

On my eyes:  Chanel Metamorphose Eyeshadow Quad
Used the pale teal (upper left) shadow all over lids.
Darker blue (lower right) shadow used on outer corner and along lashline.
(Scroll down for additional makeup details.)


Chanel Metamorphose 44 Eyeshadow Quad - LÉté Papillon de Chanel Summer 2013 Makeup Collection - Photos Swatches Review FOTD

Metamorphose is a limited edition eyeshadow quad - part of the L'Été Papillon de Chanel Summer 2013 makeup collection.  The blues and green that are such a predominant part of this nature-inspired (specifically, butterflies) collection show up in this quad too.  This eyeshadow quad is a bit different in that the eyeshadows are baked - not the usual powder versions that are sold in the US, but this version is common in other parts of the world, like back home in India.  Perhaps to help differentiate, the individual eyeshadows are round, not the usual squares.  Enoughhhhh about the dull details - scroll on for a closer look at the quad.

Chanel Metamorphose 44 Eyeshadow Quad LÉté Papillon de Chanel Summer 2013 Makeup Collection Indian Darker Skin Beauty Blog Photos Swatches Review FOTD
Chanel Metamorphose Eyeshadow Quad - L'Été Papillon de Chanel Summer 2013
That little plastic cover goes on the shadows.  Keep that safe 'cos the shadows
tend to fly around and can create quite a mess all over the quad.
Also included with the eyeshadows are 2 sponge applicators.
Chanel Metamorphose 44 Eyeshadow Quad LÉté Papillon de Chanel Summer 2013 Makeup Collection Indian Darker Skin Beauty Blog Photos Swatches Review FOTD
Chanel Metamorphose 44 Eyeshadow Quad LÉté Papillon de Chanel Summer 2013 Makeup Collection Indian Darker Skin Beauty Blog Photos Swatches Review FOTD
Chanel Metamorphose 44 Eyeshadow Quad LÉté Papillon de Chanel Summer 2013 Makeup Collection Indian Darker Skin Beauty Blog Photos Swatches Review FOTD

The eyeshadows in this quad are all quite soft and pigmented with a pearlescent-shimmery finish.  No matte shade in this quad which might be a bit of a disappointment to some.  On to the texture of the shadows:  The colors are all quite true to what you see in the pan and soft and pigmented - on swatches.  That doesn't necessarily translate to the eyelids.  Using a brush to apply these, like one would with regular eyeshadow, just gives a patchy/sheer application, and the colors disappear in no time from the eyelids.  It is better to use a slightly dampened brush to apply these, but I feel the moisture on the eyeshadows is eventually going to cause them to harden and maybe even spoil faster (that's just my opinion).  I use my fingers to apply them - this is my personal makeup, and I sanitize my fingers before touching the makeup - patting them on to the lids and using a brush only around the edges and with a very, very light touch.  None of that windshield wiper/buffing around in circles and whatever else it is that the YouTube gurus teach :P :P   Also, some color does end up falling from finger/brush on to my undereye area, so I do my eye makeup first and the base makeup (or at least the concealer) following that.  Anyway, here's a look at the swatches:

Chanel Metamorphose 44 Eyeshadow Quad LÉté Papillon de Chanel Summer 2013 Makeup Collection Indian Darker Skin Beauty Blog Photos Swatches Review FOTD
Chanel Eyeshadow Quad Metamorphose - L'Été Papillon de Chanel Summer 2013
Swatches (starting from top left and going anticlockwise)

These eyeshadows have been swatched dry, but I had just moisturized my hand so the shadows stick on to the skin better, almost similar to how they would be if used wet or over a sticky base like a paint pot or pencil eyeliner.  Dry swatches look similar but a little more powdery.
 
Chanel Metamorphose 44 Eyeshadow Quad LÉté Papillon de Chanel Summer 2013 Makeup Collection Indian Darker Skin Beauty Blog Photos Swatches Review FOTD
On my eyes:  Chanel Eyeshadow Quad in Metamorphose
Used the yellowish-green shade (lower left) all over lid.
Dark blue (lower right) slightly dampened and used as a liner - thicker at outer corner.

 Additional makeup used:  Eyes:  Smashbox Onyx black eyeliner along waterline/tightline.
Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara in Black
Face:  NARS Tinted Moisturizer in Annapurna/Concealer - YSL Touche Eclat 4.5
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Topaz and Chanel Joues Contraste Espiegle
Lips:  Givenchy Brun Createur lipstick topped with Chanel Glossimer Envoulee
If you stuck through my long rant about what not to like about these eyeshadows, well here's the "hit" part of it - I do like the colors, and used over an appropriate base - primer and/or an eyeliner - the colors do stick around the whole day.  I also like that I can control the application - sheerer for a softer day time look and layering on for a more vibrant look, perhaps for later on in the day.  I liked the quad enough to not send it back to Chanel (and they have free returns), but I definitely won't recommend this if you haven't tried one of these before, and if you are new to Chanel, the single eyeshadows are the best.  Metamorphose is only available at Chanel online (in the US), but you could always check the texture of any of the other baked quads in store before deciding on buying this.

Metamorphose is not that unique in its color combinations, epecially if you have some of the older Chanel quads.  Here's a look at the two that I have - Lagons and Bird of Paradise - and I already have similar colors in both of these.  I suspect Lilium (reviewed HERE by The Non Blonde) might supply the greenish-yellow color in this quad.  Here's a look at the quads and some swatches:

Chanel Metamorphose 44 Eyeshadow Quad LÉté Papillon de Chanel Summer 2013 Makeup Collection Bird of Paradise Lagons Comparisons Swatches
Chanel Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quads - Comparisons
Lagons, Bird of Paradise, and Metamorphose (all baked versions)
Chanel Metamorphose 44 Eyeshadow Quad LÉté Papillon de Chanel Summer 2013 Makeup Collection Bird of Paradise Lagons Comparisons Swatches
Chanel Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quads - Comparisons
Metamorphose, Bird of Paradise, Lagons

The shadows are swatched dry - on dry skin - hence the powdery/patchy texture.

Chanel Eyeshadow Quad - Metamorphose - Ingredients

Chanel Metamorphose 44 Eyeshadow Quad LÉté Papillon de Chanel Summer 2013 Makeup Collection Indian Darker Skin Beauty Blog Photos Swatches Review FOTD Ingredients

More from the L'Été Papillon de Chanel Summer 2013 Makeup Collection:
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick - Pygmalion
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick - Idylle
Chanel Le Vernis - Bel-Argus

13 comments:

  1. Nice shades but sad they don't work well. I am anyways skecptical about baked eyeshadows. They tend to harden and does not remain as smooth after a few days. Did not expect this from Chanel atleast!

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    1. My old quads work just fine, Eesha..probably because I haven't used them much :D :P Or it could be the moisture from the air hardening them - Mumbai is quite humid na? But yes, I do think this is a very odddd formula..I love their singles and the duos..these colors are very different, but the texture is a bit iffy..

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  2. Really lovely. I have been looking forward to someone posting swatches of this quad, because I would really like to purchase it. Now I am wondering if it would be better to get the lilium and lagons pallets instead. I really love the lilium quad and have been planning to purchase it at some point. So far, I only own this year's spring quad.
    Any advice?

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    1. Hi Eleanor - Lilium seems to have some nice colors, and is available in the square-pans/nonbaked formula as is Lagons. I haven't used Lagons much since I amn't much of a blue shadow girl. If you think you would get good use out of all 8 colors - or at least most of them - then definitely that would be a better option. Much more expensive, of course :D

      I would suggest swatching and trying out both quads in a store before buying, though (or pick up from a place with a good return policy just in case you change your mind later).

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    2. It is annoying that this new quad is onlu available on line. I don't use blues very ofte, but I frequently use greens & tuquoise. But blues do look good on me. Boy, I'm conflicted now. Maybe I should wait a while for some more reviews to be posted.

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    3. I prefer the texture on the square pan/nonbaked version more than the baked versions - but yes, if you reallllly reallly like these colors, well then you might just like these quads! Why don't you try out the texture of baked ones in store - not the same quad - but that should definitely give an idea..

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  3. Oh no, now I'm not sure if I want to buy it...

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    1. If you have similar colors in a better formula, you can definitely skip this one - just my opinion...

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  4. This will be the second Chanel quad/palette that I had looked forward to then decide to pass. I never bought the Hong Kong collection quad after reading the so-so reviews. And I knew the white shadow would be too frosty.

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    1. The HK quad didn't seem that great to me either. This one has nice colors, and the finish isn't too frosty - have even worn some of these colors out in the day, though, of course, they look best under store lights/artificial lights. It's just that at $60 for a quad, the textures aren't the easiest to work with, especially if you compare it to the singles or the duos. And if someone is used to blending/buffing a lot, this would just disappear with too much of all that!

      Sighhh...I hope I didn't put off a lot of people from buying this - the colors are pretty, and I did keep the quad instead of returning. They aren't the best eyeshadows that Chanel makes, though, imo.

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    2. You can see wet swatches here: http://2lookandbehappy.com/2013/04/26/chanel-summer-2013-les-4-ombres-metamorphose-44-review-swatches-and-look/

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  5. Amazing colors.. How did I miss this post :p

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