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Chanel Eyeshadow Quads

My social calendar was chock-full last week- which, for me, is highly unusual. I am usually more of a stay-at-home-with-my-chihuahua-and-husband type girl but my birthday was on Saturday so, of course, I had to ring in the festivities for the entire week non-stop. We're talking three nice dinners out, a trip to the theatre, a beach day and a family pool party. Phew! I am exhausted. But it was all in good fun and, alas, I am another year older.

This may sound odd but my favorite part about the entire week was getting ready for each outing. Makeup-wise, this is where my beloved Chanel eyeshadow quads came in handy. I've mentioned before how much I love Chanel eyeshadow. I think the pigmentation is just right and the shimmer is sultry- not tacky (and shimmer can so often become tacky- if it is of poor quality.) The quads are fun because you know that you can't go wrong with the application- the colors are in such harmony with each other.

When getting ready for the theatre (my friends and I saw Spamalot at the Ahmanson- which I highly recommend, by the way) I opted for Chanel eyeshadow quad in Vanities. This is a quad of the purple/ plum persuasion (pictured top, center) and I figured since I was seeing a fun play that I should have fun with my eyeshadow too!

For my birthday dinner at the Viceroy hotel, I decided to go with a modern smokey eye and used the Chanel eyeshadow quad in Beige Velours. This color combination creates a smokey, taupe shimmer (pictured bottom, right) and was perfect for the "alluring" look I was going for.

And for dinner with my girlfriends I went with one of my all time favorites, Chanel eyeshadow quad in Dunes. This quad has shades of smokey grey, and dusky pink, (pictured bottom, left) which can create another subtle but intense smokey eye.

I tend to always buy these eyeshadow at Duty Free when I travel internationally, so I wont be purchasing any new colors until December, when I go to England again. But until then I will be on the look-out for the latest shades and variations...

To purchase Chanel Eyeshadow Quads, visit: www.chanel.com


Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Happy Birthday! Never regret gaining another year. It is a privilege and honour to do so - and I'm sure you are even lovelier than the day before! I love the sound of Chanel Eyeshadows. I haven't used the Chanel but have had the Christian Dior eye-shadow kits and were very impressed with them. xx

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Thanks Josephine! That is so kind... I have always wanted to try the Christian Dior eyeshadows... Maybe next time in duty free I will give them a go :)

vicki archer said...

I love these eyeshadows too. Happy Birthday Jennifer and I know you would have looked gorgeous for your celebratory dinners, xv.

Dining on Deals said...

hmmm - should I be offended that putting on your makeup was more fun then hanging out with me?? LOL - just kidding! Your makeup always looks gorgeous - good to know your secrets.

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Dining on Deals- lol! I suppose I should have said my SECOND favorite thing about the week was putting on my makeup (second to hanging out with you guys, that is!) ;)