Wednesday, March 5, 2014


JARDIN ZEN is a new Ombres Tracees eyeshadow quad that is part of the Chanel Jardin de Camelias collection. This Asia exclusive Spring collection will only be available on for those in the states. The eyeshadow quad houses four highly pigmented shades starting from the top right: a sparkle-y warm vanilla gold; top left: a rich violet with subtle hints of grey; bottom right: a smokey black; and bottom left: a pale shimmering pink. Each shade contains a fair amount of sparkle but it is the warm vanilla gold shade that contains the most glitter and it is the only shade that I experienced significant fall-out when I wore it. Wear time for the quad was about eight hours before I experienced any creasing and after about five hours the eyeshadows seemed to fade slightly as well.

The Jardin Zen quad can be worn from lightest to darkest shade. On the brow bone and inner corner use the warm vanilla gold. For the crease area the pale lavender grey will look lovely and for the middle part of the lid apply the pale shimmering pink. The outer lid corner (horizontal v shaped area) and to line the eyes use the smokey black shade. If you feel the smokey black in the outer corner is a bit more dramatic than what you would normally wear then just use it only as an eyeliner. With Chanel quads I don't apply anything beforehand to my eyelids except for a good eye base (I use NARS eye base). On occasion (when I don't get enough sleep which seems like all the time!) I do have to apply a neutral semi-matte vanilla eyeshadow (such as MAC Creamy Bisque which unfortunately was limited edition). This creates a neutral area for me to apply my eyeshadow because the skin on and around my eye area is so thin and all you can see are the blue-green veins. Also, keep in mind if the eyeshadows seem a tad too powdery try patting them on instead of brushing the eyeshadow onto your eyes. This should minimize fallout and lessen the chance of your eyeshadow looking muddy. Or if the eyeshadows seem a tad bit too tame then apply them wet for a bright bold look.

Read more about the whole collection here: JARDIN DE CAMELIAS CHANEL COLLECTION

JARDIN ZEN OMBRES TRACÉES eyeshadow quad currently retails for $65.00 USD and it contains .07 oz of product.

No comments:

Top "MOST READ" Posts

You may have missed...