Chanel Reve d’Orient Quadra Eyeshadow Palette is a real Star!

December 12, 2014

Chanel Reve d’Orient Quadra Eyeshadow Palette is a special limited edition release that was initially sold exclusively at the Chanel Boutique in New York in October, and then slowly rolled out online and finally landed here in Singapore 2 weeks ago. It was designed for the Dubai Cruise 2015 fashion show earlier this year, and features a stunning star design embossed on the powders.

Chanel Reve D'Orient Quadra Eyeshadow Palette

I was underwhelmed by Chanel’s eyeshadow palette offering for this year’s Holiday 2014 Plumes Precieuses Collection, so instead I waited patiently for Reve d’Orient to be released. The combination of shades felt much more season appropriate than the Chanel Oiseaux de Nuit Les 5 Ombres [swatches and initial impressions here].

Chanel Reve D'Orient Quadra Eyeshadow Palette swatches

Swatches from left to right:

Here is a basic eye look I put together featuring all 4 shades in their full shimmery glory:

Chanel Reve D'Orient Quadra Eyeshadow Palette EOTD

I wore gold on the inner half of the lid, followed by brown on the outer half emphasizing the v-shape to create definition. Black to line, smudged up slightly at the outer half to create more smokiness. Added a dab of silvery white on the middle of the lid to pop. I also lined the lower lash line with a combination of black and brown, and finished with a dash of silvery white on the lower inner eye corner to brighten.

And here is the full look in context:

Chanel Reve D'Orient Quadra Eyeshadow Palette LOTD

In this look I’m wearing: Face – Sunday Riley Tinted Breathable Tinted Primer, Guerlain Orchidee Imperiale Cream Foundation, Shiseido Maquillage Snow Beauty Face Powder.  Eyes – Chanel Reve d’Orient Quadra Eyeshadow Palette, Guerlain Cils d’Enfer Mascara & Cle de Peau Perfect Lash Mascara.  CheeksChanel Joues Contraste in Caresse.  LipsDior Diorific Golden Shock Lip Duo in Ardent Shock layered with Guerlain Kiss Kiss Lipstick in Rouge Kiss

Chanel Reve d’Orient Quadra Eyeshadow is beautifully textured, smooth and well pigmented. And it lasts all day when worn on my lids. However, if not for the beautiful star embossing, I would probably have skipped it as the color combination seems fairly dupeable. Indigo Kir Royale has some comparison swatches against older Chanel eyeshadows, and ColorMeLoud has a good comparison against the other star-studded palette this season from Charlotte Tilbury.

Whichever way you choose to look at it, Chanel Reve d’Orient is a collector’s item, and will probably live long in my stash as a museum piece. It is currently available online at and is sold exclusively at Chanel boutiques at Ion and Marina Bay Sands, and at the Chanel counter at Takashimaya in Singapore.

xo Linda

16 responses to “Chanel Reve d’Orient Quadra Eyeshadow Palette is a real Star!”

  1. Sil says:

    I agree with you about this palette. We didn’t get this here, but I would been dragged to it just for the pretty design!
    Still, I like the look you create (and I agree with Erika, your skin looks flawless!)

    I finally got to swatch their holiday collection, and end up not buying the highlighter. It’s so pretty!! But I was expecting something that wowed me more (specially for that price!), and it didn’t. I got to try the palette too, and I like it a little (maybe because my expectations were so low for that one!), but I didn’t get that either.
    I had a lot of fun (the Chanel counter here is my favorite!), and end up buying some things, but nothing from the holiday collection! lol
    Even so, I tried their Le Lift skin care range, and I’m seriously considering getting it as soon as I use my current products (which I’m not loving at all, I’m still searching for my ideal face cream!)

    • silverkis says:

      It’s always nice to be able to go to a Chanel store and just have fun!! I am a big fan of their Sublimage skincare range, and recently bought the Sublimage mask… it’s DIVINE!!! I’ve not tried much of Le Lift yet even though i have some satchet samples lying somewhere… will break them out now and try!

      I definitely bought that highlighter just for the makeup museum… i’m not really loving it on my face, but i know lots of people are raving about it.

  2. Luna says:

    I was going to resist this, until I walked past the MBS Chanel boutique 3 days in a row.. this went home with me on day 3 😛

  3. Lily says:

    This looks beautiful indeed 🙂 I’ve been doing pretty well resisting most of the holiday stuff, and I think I’m going to be able to continue. You know, being housebound for confinement makes things so much easier. LOL!

    • silverkis says:

      Hey Lily, i ran out once during my confinement to get the Guerlain Liu Holiday Palette in 2012! That was just irresistible! ;P

  4. Wow, that lipstick combo is so beautiful on you also the palette looks gorgeous! I love this FOTD!

    Thanks so much for the mention too, we all can’t resist the stars, can we? 😉

  5. Sunny says:

    Hey Linda, this is an adorable quad for sure! I don’t think I need it, but it looks stunning on you, and the imprint is lovely.

  6. Noodles says:

    Such an elegant look! The gold is gorgeous, but your right, without the stars, I’d totally not really consider the quad at all since it’s pretty been there done that. I broke down and got one, but may gift it if I can’t find a better suited present for a good friend.

    • silverkis says:

      Hi Noodles, yeah… but after awhile, they all seem the same i guess. I am too reluctant to use it anymore…. just to admire and oooh ahhh…. ;P Lucky friend!!

  7. Your skin looks so flawless! And that palette is equally gorgeous, too!

    x Erika

  8. Jacqueline says:

    I keep telling myself I need only one holiday palette but it is really difficult when you keep showing such gorgeous palettes.

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