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.
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].
Swatches from left to right:
Here is a basic eye look I put together featuring all 4 shades in their full shimmery glory:
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 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 chanel.com and is sold exclusively at Chanel boutiques at Ion and Marina Bay Sands, and at the Chanel counter at Takashimaya in Singapore.