Monday, 6 February 2017

Chanel Codes Subtils (278) Les 4 Ombres for S/S '17

Chanel Codes Subtils Review and Swatches

Behold. Chanel Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow in 278 Codes Subtils.

Chanel's Spring collection, Coco Codes, has got some real stand-out collectors' beauties in there - check out that blush - but in all honesty, my favourite piece from the collection is this dreamy little quad.

Chanel Codes Subtils Eyeshadow Palette
There's just something about those double C's. Thankfully, it's not a fur-coat-no-knickers situation here - Chanel have knocked it out of the park with the contents, too.

The formula of Les 4 Ombres is reliably excellent. I'm yet to meet a Chanel quad I didn't love. These eyeshadows are extremely finely milled, soft, and smooth to touch - meaning they practically blend themselves. I've applied these as washes of colour over the lid, or as a look altogether, and they look equally beautiful either way.

All four shadows look virtually glossy on the lids - that expensive, runway-esque sheen you'd usually associate with a By Terry Ombre Blackstar cream shadow - and apply with no fallout. Even the most mature or hooded eye can get away with this level of sophisticated glow without looking puffy. I get a solid 8 hours' crease-free wear with a decent primer, and about 5-6 hours without.

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Codes Subtils Review

The shade selection is, at first glance, slightly offbeat. Warm seashell pink, coppery gold, warm copper-brown, and dark, rich, chocolatey-khaki? Not a natural combination in my book. Honestly though, this translates beautifully to a complementary melange of colour on the lids - it's easy to go from light, summery day look to smouldering smoky eye using only this palette. Combined with a matte palette for some transition shades - you're all set.

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Codes Subtils Review and SwatchesChanel Codes Subtils Review and Swatches

The only thing I don't like about Codes Subtils is that it is limited edition. If you like the look of this beautiful quad - don't hang around too long!

Have you tried Chanel eyeshadows before?

All products mentioned bought with my own money. Some links are affiliate links. 

Chanel Les 4 Ombres


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