Go from Day to Night with Chanel Quadrille Lumières Facettes & Impulsion Illusion d’Ombre!

Chanel Quadrille + Impulsion

Some things take time to learn, like not trying to ball up when I see eyeshadows that are remotely pink (because it is not pink that I can’t wear). I was intimidated when I first saw *Chanel Quadrille Lumières Facettes and *Impulsion Illusion d’Ombre. After some play time however, I have realized they are a lot of fun!

Chanel Quadrille (537) Lumieres Facettes compact

Many readers have asked if Quadrille means Chanel has stopped making two different versions of their quads. In all honesty I don’t know, but I think it is more because Quadrille is a Lumières Facettes, which is a different formula. In any case, it contains 6,8 grams (0.24 oz) just like the US (non-baked)-version of regular quads, and the packaging is identical.


Chanel Quadrille (537) Lumieres Facettes

Quadrille contains a grayish mauve, gold-tinted beige, pink coral, and a dark mauvy brown. One thing you should know right off the bat: in general, Quadrille has soft and subtle color payoff. If you were hoping to get a really intense look out of it, you would be disappointed. However, if your expectations are right, you might appreciate the finely-milled texture and high blendability! Out of all four shades, the only one I have a bone to pick with is the gold-tinged beige. It is so finely-milled that it is powdery. Therefore, you might really want to tap off the excess and carefully build it up a little on the lid.

Chanel Quadrille (537) Lumieres Facettes closeup

Here is how Quadrille swatches:

Chanel Quadrille (537) Lumieres Facettes swatch

I did a day-to-night with Quadrille. For the soft daytime version, I used the gold-tinged beige for the inner third of my lid, the coral pink in the center, the grayish mauve on the outer third, and the dark mauvy brown smudged over my gel liner on the lower lash line:

Chanel Quadrille EOTD

Chanel Quadrille EOTD closed

Here is the whole look with Chanel Accent Joues Contraste on my cheeks and Triomphe Rouge Coco on the lips (as I planned to change my lip shade as well, Accent was really the best bet):

Chanel Quadrille + Trimophe FOTD

Chanel Quadrille Lumieres Facettes FOTD

Chanel Quadrille FOTD

When I think about nighttime looks, I think about sparkle, and Chanel Impulsion Illusion d’Ombre certainly packs a lot of sparkle!

Chanel Impulsion (93) Illusion d'Ombre

Impulsion looks like a sparkling pink in pot, but on my skin tone the pink doesn’t really show. Instead, it looks like a sparkling, glossy, almost wet-looking frosty light pink.

Chanel Impulsion (93) Illusion d'Ombre closeup

If you normally find Chanel Illusion d’Ombres too sparkling, Impulsion will for sure be too much so for you. I own a bunch of Illusion d’Ombres, but Impulsion might be the most dazzling of them all. I personally prefer to layer this over my eyeshadow in the center of my lid for a spotlight effect. It lasts all day on me (over a primer) just like other Illusion d’Ombres!

Chanel Impulsion (93) Illusion d'Ombre swatch

Can you see the glazed, wet-looking finish?

For the nighttime transformation, I added the dark mauvy brown into the outer third and crease as well as patting Impulsion onto the center of the lid (over the coral pink):

Chanel Impulsion + Quadrille EOTD

Chanel Impulsion Illusion d'Ombre EOTD

I also changed my lip shade from Triomphe to L’Adorée Rouge Allure Velvet (review coming up soon):

Chanel Quadrille, Impusion, L'Adoree FOTD

Chanel Quadrille + Impusion FOTD

Chanel Quadrille, Impusion, L'Adoree

How do you like my take on Chanel Quadrille, Impulsion, or this day-to-night transformation?

  • http://www.colormeloud.com/ Sara_BeauTime

    Hey Sunny,
    looks gorgeous on you, both of the looks! I am wearing this palette today and I wore it yesterday. It is pink but it doesn’t look my eyes look swollen. I also love this formula, much more than their regular quads, baked and non-baked versions because this one is not baked but can still be used wet. I love using it wet for the intensity. Have you tried that too?
    I also used once Impulsion under these, that was also more shimmer but not over the top :-)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Sara! Nope I haven’t tried to use this wet. I probably should, but I actually like it just the way it is!

  • peggy timmermans

    I love the eyeshadow palette! have been using it since I got it and I am hooked!Lovely looks Sunny!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Peggy! Glad to hear you love Quadrille, too!

  • Chia-Yi Liu

    Both looks are great! Impulsion adds the perfect amount of punch!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Chia-Yi! Impulsion is SO pretty in real life when you blink!

  • http://scribblewithliner.wordpress.com/ Siri Lovise Eliassen

    Wish I could wear shades like that without running the risk of looking swollen. Love the night-time look on you :)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha but I’m sure you can! I always wear quite some eyeliner, and that certainly helps. As long as there is a bit of intensity and “barrier” between your eyes and the pink, you should be fine!

      • http://scribblewithliner.wordpress.com/ Siri Lovise Eliassen

        I’ve tried doing that, but most days I’ve got a bit of redness in my skin or eyes that seems to be enhanced when I do anything more than a little accent – the blink and you’l miss it kind :p

  • Lily

    You pull off pink eye shadows really well, Sunny :-) Love both the looks!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Lily!

  • http://nothingspaces.com Carina

    Ahhh, that quad is beautiful! I’m so into these pink eyeshadows that have been coming out.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Carina, if you like pink you’re probably having a blast this season! I wouldn’t name it as my favorite shade, but as it turns out I can wear some pink!

  • http://papayapieces.com/ Sofia

    Love it! When I saw the product photos, pinky pinky, I thought oh no, too sweet and pastelly, but you wear it so well, so pretty :) Maybe I should try these kinds of shades just in case I can pull it off.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Sofia! Notes de Printemps is pinky, but not too pastel (phew). Quadrille requires a bit of careful placement, but it does work really well!

  • Jacqueline Ma

    Oh wow you look so good :) the combi of the palette and Impulsion is gorgeous. I’m really digging the Chanel Spring collection, so many beautiful pieces.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Jacqueline! Did you pick anything up (or are you going to pick anything up)?

      • Jacqueline Ma

        I picked up the quad, Intonation, Impulsion and Diapason. :) Diapason is insanely gorgeous.

        • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

          Oh gah I forgot to swatch that when I was at the counter yesterday!

  • Bellyhead

    Ah, Quadrille looked so intimidating in the pan, but those tones are so soft & feminine on you. You really wear it beautiful, and also the same with Impulsion!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Belly!!! I was not sure what I could do with it, but they turned out to work better than I could ever hope for!

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    OK. I LOVE that pink Illusion d’ombre OVER top! SO PRETTY. I wasn’t going to even look at that, but I love it!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Tracy! This is definitely a surprise find for me as well!

  • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

    I want to tackle pink and purple this year.

    Maybe. Hahahahaha so scary. But you look so good!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha you make this sound like a mission! Thanks, Larie! They’re actually not as scary as you’d think!

  • http://mee-line.blogspot.com/ Meeline

    Will the chanel impulsion illusion d’ombre crease without a primer? I’ve been looking for a cream eyeshadow that would not crease even with super oily eyelids..I thought the chanel would not crease given it’s price. But I guess it’s does last long since you use primer first. sad. I’ve always love their packaging.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Meeline, creasing is really personal. On me, most Illusion d’Ombres last a decent amount of time (I’m going to say 8 hours) before it starts creasing a little in my inner corners (because my lids are normal to oily and I have monolids). I always use a primer just to feel safe, even when I know the formulas last well on me!

  • beautiesatwork

    very soft and feminine looks :)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Eva! I am actually not used to looking so “girly” LOL

  • Icaria

    Impulsion is definitely not for me, it kind of blinded me when I swatched it! :) Quadrille on the other hand is so on my list! Hopefully I’ll get it next week. On you, it’s dreamy! :)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha I know what you mean, but in moderation Impulsion is great! If you get Quadrille, I hope you’ll like it!

  • http://www.abeautifulzen.blogspot.ca/ jenn @Abeautifulzen

    beautiful as alwasy. having that sort of shade of shimmery pink was on my list for a while ’cause i just wanted something outright girly so i ended up with MAC’s da bling after a swatchfest in the stores. really glad i picked it up but i dont think its as ‘dazzling’ with the sparkles as impulsion.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Jenn! Da Bling is pretty outrageously girly!

  • http://www.beautyaddiction1.blogspot.co.uk/ syrena85

    Hi Sunny, it looks great on you as always. I just bought one eyeshadow from that collection so far, Impulsion but had to go away to work. Everything is left at home, waiting for swatches :)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Irena! I’d love to hear how you like it once you get home :)

  • http://www.pinklavenders.com/ Rainy Days & Lattes

    The sparkly one is so pretty! =) i love it. The mauvy brown makes such a nice deep contrast to the pink! Gorgeous look!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Jen! Quadrille actually has a user-friendly and versatile combination.

  • expatmuaddict

    I read this morning that Chanel have totally eliminated talc from the eyshadows worldwide this morning. Hopefully that means no US/UK/Asia different formulas now….

    Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Stacey, ooo that would be great news indeed! I checked. Both the current US and rest-of-the-world versions contain talc. It’d be great if Chanel ends up making one talc-free version for everyone!

  • SprinklesOnACupcake

    This color palette looks great on you! Pretty looks you made! x

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Petra! I’m sure you can rock this one as well!

  • http://beautyreductionista.blogspot.ca/ Liz

    These are super pretty. Passing because I bought other things but soooo tempting!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Liz, yeah I know that problem way too well 😉 I am surprised I like Quadrille this much!

  • Bella

    I absolutely love this look on you. (except for the Illusion d’Ombres, I am the anti- glitter.) The colours are really very pretty. I passed on the quad,with my lack of skillz there was powdery pink and beige everywhere, not a good look. The lipstick L’Adoree made me look really old so i got Fouguese, which is very very pretty. A plum Rouge Allure Velvet that I have and love is Envoutante, and L’Adoree was a bit dead on me compared with that.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Bella! I just had to Google Envoutante and you’re right: it’s AMAZING! I might actually prefer it as well. Got to check it out!

  • Replica

    Beautiful looks you have created there,your liner is so neat! I have bought these items and am really enjoying them xx

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Clare! It’s definitely fun to try different things, and even better when you can make them work!

  • Memoiselle

    Hi Sunny,
    I love quadrille! The shades are pretty and I am so excited that it is released in square pans rather than the round ones. I hope they will be releasing this formula permanently 😀

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Meryl, yeah there is only one version for this! I hope they will stop making baked quads, since in most cases I personally prefer pressed shadows as well.

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