Hello ladies! ..and gents.. (in case there are a few of you reading as well 🙂 )
Today post is all about a fabulous FABULOUS neutral eye quad. Yup! I know I got your attention now! Satin Moon. Part of Clé de Peau Beauté’s A/W collection.
For those of you unfamiliar with the brand here’s a little info.
Firstly let’s put a common misconception to rest. Many of you mistake Clé de Peau Beauté to be French although it’s in fact Japanese and is under the Shiseido parent company as one of it’s luxury brands which mainly focuses on luxury skincare while also delivering a high end range of makeup.
CDP is all about subtly enhancing ones features while focusing on radiant, youthful skin. Therefore it’s unlikely you’d have seen bright heavy colours within their seasonal makeup palettes. However that being said, this time around they did surprise everyone with some stunning bold eyeshadows that were fresh and unique. I felt it revived the brand and made it more appealing to the younger consumer enticing them to dip their toe into the luxurious realm of Clé de Peau Beauté.
The new collection consists of 8 new eye palettes, two mascaras and three limited edition lipsticks. At the time I was on vacation and never got to make a dash to the counter. However Christmas came early when I arrived home to a beautifully packaged press kit with a generous selection of goodies from the new collection! YAY!!!
Let’s take a closer look at the eye quad I have for you today..
Clé de Peau eyeshadows come housed in a faceted midnight blue casing embellished with a gold band where the logo sits elegantly on the far right corner.
Here’s a look at the beautiful blue casing as it catches the light.. looks like a blue sapphire!
Inside….. a stunning palette consisting of warm neutrals which were used to create Amanda Seyfrieds stunning look for the campaign photos.
Satin Moon consists of-
A warm light muted beige-y gold in a fine shimmery finish
A warm bronzed brown in a fine shimmery finish
A shimmery taupe (almost neutral once applied, this was the least warm shade)
A slightly warm deep brown which was a satin finish with a complex mix of purple, green micro shimmer
And a close up of the beautiful shimmer in the deep brown shade
Overall the texture of these were very soft and a single swipe picks up quite a bit of product as it’s rather loosely packed. You don’t need to dig into the palette to get the product onto the brush. Once applied on the eyes, they apply sheerer than expected.
These eyeshadows almost blend themselves and I doubt i’d be able to do an eye look and it end up with harsh lines. They all mix into each other so beautifully. To be honest I never used a blending brush! My basic flat eyeshadow brush did the entire look. All I did was sweep the shades into each other.
While testing these eyeshadows out, I created two different looks on two separate days. One a warm smokey eye and second a more neutral taupe eye look. The versatility of this quad caught me by surprise as it’s normally impossible to create a neutral and a warm look with just one quad. But the trick is to selectively use colours to create the tone you require.
For a warmer undertone, I used 1,2 and 4 of the compact and for the cooler more neutral look, 1,3 and 4 were used.
I thought this quad was very user friendly, versatile and also hits the mark perfectly as far as luxury goes. The quality was there, from packaging right down to the colour mix, it’s just perfectly curated.
A quick guide to selecting a quad
If you are looking for a warm toned quad- 301 Marmelade sky, 305 Satin moon , 307 Stellar gaze are beautiful picks
For a cooler mix – 303 Baby Universe, 304 Champagne supernova, 306 Silver eclipse, 308 Cosmic aura are lovely
If shimmery eyeshadows aren’t your taste, 303 Baby Universe is for you! In fact this was the only quad that had two satiny matte shadows mixed with two shimmer eyeshadows (All other quads comprised entirely of shimmer mixed with satin/micro shimmer shades) A perfect everyday quad with a rosy undertone.
My personal favourite – 302 Star Dust was a gorgeous mix of forest green, olive mixed with a little pinky beige. A great ‘coloured’ alternative for a neutral eye look for day wear.
As always I recommend using an eye primer to get the desired intensity and wear time. And application wise, any eye brush would do cos the formula is easy to work with and overall just A+. These were long lasting and didn’t crease.
I feel the texture and formula of these lie between the Tom Ford quads and Chanel. Not as pigment heavy as Tom Ford but not as subtle as the old Chanel quads.
For more comparison swatches and a great review on this quad, drop by Sabrinas blog 🙂
CDP eyeshadows are sold with the case and product refill separate. Each retailing for SGD 30 and SGD 80 respectively. If you are one to depot your eyeshadows or use them for artistry, you can opt to buy only the refill and save 30 bucks. Although part of the magical experience of owning Clé de Peau makeup is the gorgeous packaging 🙂
Hope this post was informative and let me know which one’s caught your eye. Personally I am in love with the Baby Universe palette and I think i’d snap that up next! All thanks to Terence at the Tangs CDP boutique who used this on my eyes the other day… now I am hooked!