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!
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.
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.
Here is how Quadrille swatches:
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:
When I think about nighttime looks, I think about sparkle, and Chanel Impulsion Illusion d’Ombre certainly packs a lot of sparkle!
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.
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!
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):
I also changed my lip shade from Triomphe to L’Adorée Rouge Allure Velvet (review coming up soon):
How do you like my take on Chanel Quadrille, Impulsion, or this day-to-night transformation?