Review and Swatches: Chanel Harmonie Du Soir Quad

Last year I missed out on the Chanel‘s Holiday Collection as a whole and specifcally I regret not picking up the Topkapi quad.  This year I was determined not to miss out on the Harmonie Du Soir quad.  It has the same round button look imprint on it and the colors were completely mesmerizing.  All 4 colors in the quad are ones I would buy on their own and completely drool-worthy.

I love that all of the Chanel products come in the cute duster bag-like protecters.  All of my Chanel packaging looks great because it doesn’t get scratched up from being tossed around in a makeup organizer.  

I love the sleek black packaging of Chanel products.  Very simple and chic with nothing but the Chanel symbol on the center of the top.

And for the big reveal.  LOOK AT THOSE SHADES!  Gorgeous.  I would also like to mention that the top of the quad comes with a nice large mirror.  You can easily use this large mirror to do your eyes with if you are travelling.  

With a closer look at the eyeshadows you can see the gorgeous imprinting.  I love that these look like buttons  you would find on a Chanel blazer. :) 

In this quad there is a lovely silvery pink shade, a mauve-cranberry, a taupe, and a true gold.  The texture of these eyeshadows are much softer than their regular quads and super pigmented.

The non-flash swatches look sort of dull, but they are quite gorgeous.

This quad has 4 shimmer shades of eyeshadow, so if you don’t like a lot of shimmer these may not be for you.  I find that when applied to the eye it is a touch more subtle.  I would also like to mention that I have been using these eyeshadows everyday since I purchased it and only adding a matter skintone shade for my browbone.  The colors, even though they look very different, actually work together very well.  I have used all 4 shades in the same look the majority of the time I have used the quad and they blend effortlessly.

Again, the non-flash swatches look dull.  You can tell that the pigmentation is great though because these are just one swipe.

Overall, Chanel Harmonie Du Soir is a beautiful quad and I would rush to your counter or website to purchase it immediately.  It does retail for $65, but it is completely worth the price point.  I have used mine so much already that the pretty imprint is wearing off.  That is saying a lot coming from a makeup junkie like myself.  I have so many quads/palettes/single eyeshadows that I rarely wear the same thing repeatedly but wow… this quad is amazing.  
Which Holiday 2012 collection are you most excited about this year?  What is it that is top on your wishlist?

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I'm Laura! I am a Navy wife and mother of two. I am passionate about all things beauty. I am a freelance makeup artist and because I am a mommy I am also a list of other things, including: chef, maid, chauffeur, dry cleaner, and I could go on. I am currently in Florida but who knows where I will be in a year's time! So grab a drink and read through my beauty tips, swatches, reviews, and other crazy parts of my life!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15749607207960492067 Ellie May

    Wow this quad looks gorgeous love all the colours! I will be putting this on my christmas list :) xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06336169683515242616 This passenger’s element

    These all look delicious! lj, how are you liking your light box set up? these pictures turned out great!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17079618141957316476 Crosswire Dreamers

    Such a beautiful quad xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07527392030423712423 …….

    these are so pretty! maybe a little too shimmery for me but beautiful anyway! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ http://www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10404091071175942898 Sandra3619

    That quad looks gorgeous!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01258021415027699427 voodoogirl @ The Stepford Witch

    When I visited Chanel, this was already out of stock :( I guess I’ll have to keep lookin’… it’s such a gorgeous looking quad!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17203899757128581331 Betzy’s Makeup

    cure colors

  • http://mybeautysample.com/ Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    *sigh* this is TOO too pretty. I was very tempted to have a play with this quad at the counter earlier, but I forced myself to pass it by because I was already on a mission to pick up a few last minute things at Sephora before the sale ended. I knew if I swatched it, I would love it and subsequently buy it so…maybe next time when I am not so broke :P

  • http://www.lifecellskincreamreview.com/ Emy Lim

    OMG!!! I super like this quad. I love the colors and the packaging. The colors look light and natural. the packaging looks so classy and elegant. I will try to get one of this and I just can’t wait to try it out.