Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow 19 Enigma Review & Swatches

During my Chanel makeover I could pick 3 Chanel products so I picked this quad. I probably wouldn’t picked it if Babydoll from Šminkerica didn’t convince me how good they are, well pigmented, etc. I eventually did chose them as my 3rd product but I was sceptic since my previous experience with Chanel eye shadows didn’t end up well (you can read it here).
Enigma quad was launched in Fall 2010, and as far as I know, these are permanent since they are available at Chanel.com. I suppose I couldn’t picked it if it wasn’t available since I doubt that LE products are available that long.

As I mentioned, my Chanel eyeshadow experience wasn’t great. But, I was pleasantly surprised with these and in the end I’m really happy I picked this eyeshadow quad. :)

Eye shadows arew well pigmented, though, I do use eyeshadow base since they do look better with eyeshadow base. Also, there might be some fall out, especially that micro glitter/shimmer so you have to be a bit careful when applying them. Also, these are better pigmented when applied with a damp brush / sponge applicator.
The thing that I really like about this quad is the combination of colors in it – they are mostly dark, but can be easily used for daily makeup, especially when applied dried since then they are less pigmented. Later a daily look could easily be turned into evening look by using any of the darker eye shadows (especially the darkest one) as an eyeliner. I have to add that those additional applicator you get with the quad are pretty useless – they are made of some sort of velvety material so they’re no good for applying anything.
When it comes to lasting power – these are very good! Once applied, they stay there. Of course, eyeshadow base is included. Also, the colors don’t fade.


(cooler natural light)

In general, I think that Chanel eye shadows are a bit specific and it took me some time to get what Chanel is when it comes to makeup. I don’t know if you’ve ever studied Chanel’s eyeshadow color range carefully, but you’ll never see any screaming colors or anything way too vivid. All colors are somehow naturally looking, and that natural look is the key with this palette. Though the shades in it are darker, you’ll never look like someone gave you a black eye. The colors are lighter so stronger makeup look can be achieved by layering colors. :)

Now, if you prefer eye shadows which are everything but natural – you should skip this palette. But, if you like smokey eye look shades, especially those perfect for daily and evening smokey eyes look which which still will look natural – then this palette is a good choice.
The thing that might bug you about this palette is retail price – in Croatia Chanel eyeshadow quads cost almost $80 (the last price when I was checking them). If you’re an eyeshadow addict, like me, then getting this palette won’t be a priority for you since it isn’t actually affordable. But, if you’re one of those person who use only one or two eyeshadow palettes and they use *all of it* – then it’s worth getting.

All in all, I think that Chanel fans will love this palette (and probably already do). Here are more photos and my swatches after the cut!

As you can see, there really isn’t a big difference and it might not be noticeable, but with eyeshadow base they apply nicely and evenly. Also, micro shimmer is more visible with base than without. I might also add that the last shadow has a bit odd formula and it takes time to get used to it and work with it.


no eyeshadow base, natural light


with eyeshadow base, natural light

How do you like Enigma quad? Have you tried, and if you have, how do you like Chanel eye shadows?  :)

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12 Responses to Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow 19 Enigma Review & Swatches

  1. Dorotea says:

    Lijepe boje i sve to, al nisu mi boje nešto posebno što ne bih mogla dobit po puno, puno nižoj cijeni.

    • beautyaddict says:

      Slažem se :) Zato kažem, ja bih uvijek radije odabrala neku Inglot paletu :) Cjenovno je tu negdje, ali se dobije puno više toga. Iako, da senaći puno dobrih sjenila po puno nižoj cijeni.

      Jednostavno, Chanel sjenila su po meni nešto što se ili voli ili ne. Kada bih već kupovala nešto od Chanela to bi bili puderi i rumenila :)

  2. Teich says:

    ajme boje su predivne,ali cijena :S

  3. FaithFry says:

    Čovječe, moram priznat da totalno drugačije izgledaju u kutijici i na koži. Na koži su smeđe, prirodne nijanse, a u kutijici baš izgleda kao neka smokey paleta. Sviđa mi se ovo zadnje sjenilo, koje lagano na ljubičasto ide. :)

    • beautyaddict says:

      Da, boje su u biti lagane u odnosu na ono u paleti, no zato se slojevitim nanošenjem može dobiti dobar smokey :)

  4. Biberlee says:

    Cijena je veliki, veliki minus. Ne mogu reći da smatram snobovima ljude koji će otići i dati 50 eur za 4 sjenila, ali definitivno ima boljih načina da se potroši novac. Bar iz mog ugla. Ali daleko od toga da ću ikog osuđivati zbog toga.
    Samo, nagledala sam se različitih lookova (i promašaja) i mogu reći da nekad sjenilo samo nije bitno, nego spretnost i umijeće onog ko drži kistiće.
    Inače, boje su mnogo lijepe, baš “Šanelovske”, posebno ta najtamnija, varam li se ili malo ima crvenkastog pigmenta u njoj?

    • beautyaddict says:

      A čuj, kod high end kozmetike cijena je uvijek veliki minus :D
      Ja nekad sigurno ne bih dala više od 100kn za bilo što od kozmetike, ali sa godinama su mi se stavovi promijenili i činjenica je da otkad radim i imam vlastiti prihod onda mi nije toliko teško dati pare za nešto. Plus, meni je kozmetika užitak tako da kad god trošim na nju to je za mene uvijek dobro potrošen novac, haha :D

      I da, sjenila nisu dovoljna, slažem se. Treba znati našminkati se, a ako to ne znaš tu ti nijedan brand ne može pomoći. :)

  5. Ja sam radila swatcheve ovih sjenila, no ne u ovoj boji, i moram priznati da su meni jako loše pigmentizirani. No, uzimam uobzir da su “baked” i sa sam swatcheve radila od testera, tako da je vrlo moguće da su se testeri osušili pa slabije su pigmentizirani, što se događa sa baked (pečenim) sjenilima.
    Čekala sam tvoju recenziju i swatcheve da mogu vidjeti drugo mišljenje
    :))

    • beautyaddict says:

      Baked sjenila su inače koma za swatchati, da. Ova moja su nova pa su super, i nadam se da se neće osušiti. :D
      Sviđaju mi se sjenila, stvarno da, ali s druge strane, Chanel ima boljih proizvoda od sjenila (npr. puderi su im odlični, rumenila isto, tekući ruževi i sl.). :)

  6. Da vjerujem da su puder tj. čula sam puno pohvala o puderima. :) Mislim da cu na jesen neki tekući puder nabaviti :)
    Znam i čitala sam da chanelovi baked proizvodi se vrlo vrlo sporo osuše tako da češ ih imati dosta dugo u dobrom stanju, ali oni u dučanu su 24/7 izloženi na zrak tako da se puno brže suše nego što bi normalno.

  7. TheChloee says:

    Meni se boje zaista svidaju, ali nikako na zelenu granu sa Chanel sjenilima. Uvijek rade uzmem Dior. :)
    Puderi i rumenila, e tu je sasvim druga prica, oni su savrseni! Na recenziju sam dobila Chanel Vitalumiere aqua na dan prezentacije kod nas, sad ga koristim vec par mjeseci i pokazao se savrsenim za ove ljetne dane. Lagan, prozracan i ima spf 15 – meni sasvim dovoljno. :)

    Nakon ovih swatcheva dolazim u napast da kupim ovu paletu. Grrrr! Ne smijeeeeeeeem! :)

  8. Elgarath says:

    Ja sam svojim sjenilima ostala razočarana, definitivno najgora koja sam probala, tvrda i nepigmentirana, nemoguća za nanijeti, a i definitivno najskuplja. Po tvojim swatchevima vidim da su tvoja daleko drugačija, tj. kakva bi sjenila visokog ranga i tebala biti, pa mi je drago ako su se stvarno popravili.

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