Staying In Tune to Chanel Harmonie du Soir Quadra Eyeshadow

by lyn on December 19, 2012 · 7 comments

in Chanel, Eyeshadow, Holiday, Limited Edition, Palette

When I first saw the promotional pictures popping up here and there, I knew that the Chanel Harmonie du Soir will find its way home to me. Can I just say that this eyeshadow quad is absolutely beautiful? Just beautiful!

chanel harmonie du soir

The Harmonie du Soir palette is in the same Regard Signe design and formula as Top Kapi, which was released last year. At that time, I did not gravitate towards Top Kapi as it was a gold and brown palette, which didn’t strike me as particularly interesting. And I’m kicking myself because I am soooooo into golds lately.

Anyway, all is good as Harmonie du Soir is sitting pretty on my dresser now.

The formula is different from the usual European baked eyeshadows that we get from Chanel locally. Baked eyeshadows tend to harden over time and they will become quite difficult to blend. However the Regard Signe version is pressed and finely milled.Β The texture is buttery and blends smoothly. Colour pay-off is pretty decent too and I don’t get any fallout although the consistency is relatively soft.

chanel harmonie du soir

I like to wear all four shades at the same time. I use the pale pearly pink as a base and brow highlight. The taupey brown shade is absolutely gorgeous as a lid colour and the deepened cranberry pink is lovely as an outer corner accent. The sparkly gold goes onto the inner corner of my eye and it also works well as a highlight. I tend to apply colours a bit sheerly during the day because I do not want to wear over-dramatic eyes to work and scare people off.

chanel harmonie du soir
chanel harmonie du soir

The standout colour for me is the pinkish cranberry shade with a lovely satin-sheen finish. I don’t think I have anything quite like it in my current stash. I’m one of those strange folks who actually likes wearing pinks on my peepers and am rather thrilled to have this colour in my collection.

chanel harmonie du soir

The Harmonie du Soir is definitely a keeper! I would recommend trying it out in person because the colour combination may not be something you’d come across very often in a palette. It’s a beautiful addition to all the gorgeous collections this season and I am very stoked that I didn’t miss out this year.

Each palette is sold for RM198 and it is limited edition from the Eclats du Soir de Chanel Holiday 2012 collection. I believe it is still available at most Chanel counters and boutiques.

What will you be wearing this holiday and will you be singing in “harmonie” too?
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beetrice December 19, 2012 at 10:56 AM

That is one GORGEOUS palette, especially the cranberry shade :) Loving the pics!
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lyn December 19, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Thanks, Bee! The colour combination is quite neutral and I think will look good on both warm / cool tones. And the formula is really nice!

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Lily December 19, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Oh I swatched this palette and I agree. The texture is MUCH better than their baked ones. The colours are all beautiful too… but the shades are somewhat similar to Turandot so I passed. If I didn’t have Turandot, I’d have bought this :-)
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lyn December 19, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Oooh, yes… this palette does feel smoother than the usual baked stuff. But Chanel confuses me sometimes because some of their baked palettes (the newer releases) have very buttery, smooth shadows too. Whatever it is, Chanel palettes are generally quite classic and I like the fact that Harmonie du Soir has a cranberry and gold in there to keep things interesting.

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rinnah December 19, 2012 at 9:01 PM

That daytime look is absolutely lovely! I feel a lemming coming on… :P
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lyn December 31, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Thanks, Rinnah! This quad will look good on almost anyone and it has such a nice combination of colours :-)

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Angela @ The Unprofessional Beauty Blog January 17, 2013 at 6:52 AM

This is absolutely a gorgeous palette. I love the finished look on you as it’s really soft and beautiful.
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