Chanel, Chanel, Chanel….how you break my heart into a million pieces. Dearest, how did you let something like your Quatuor Boutons De Chanel Les Folies release?
Oh dear, dear, dear. It’s terribly bad my darling.
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Much to my horror the Chanel Quatuor Boutons De Chanel Les Folies Palette is a complete and utter fail. I’m Chanel’s biggest fan and supporter but this, this was utterly bad in my humblest, lowly opinion.
Surprised am I when I checked out a few reviews and even my fav haunt, MUA, had a rating of 4.2. Ahem who are these people and why are they giving this a rating of 4 or more stars? Are they off their meds?
Seriously, I do have to warn you against this one. Not good, not good at all.
At first glance the palette is really elegant. As soon as I personally set my eyes on it I nearly fainted, this happens on occasion when the Muse is in the vicinity of fine makeup. It really is an interesting looking palette. Particularly the promo model looks all kinds of hot with her matte smokey eye. Oh wait! That’s the keyword of the day kids, MATTE! Every time I say it you scream k? It’ll be like PeeWee’s Playhouse.
No seriously matte is always a cause for great alarm as far as this Muse is concerned but I did so think that I MIGHT be able to make the Quatuor Boutons De Chanel Les Folies Palette work for me. On that note….
The shadows aren’t pigmented, they are terribly difficult to work with, it’s really difficult picking up shadow with a brush and not even a sponge applicator will get you any sort of color pay off. I don’t understand? How did they get the girl in the promo to look all kinds of elegant with a pigmented smoked up eye?
Lack of pigmentation and a crummy formula makes for difficult application and the formula itself is like nothing I’ve personally tried from Chanel before. Gone are the smooth, silky, buttery shadows I know and love, replaced with really hard, under pigmented shadows that don’t know the meaning of blend.
Although it’s made up of four colors it’s useless attempting to swatches as they all look black, black, black. But try I did, we must always give Chanel the benefit of the doubt. Most looks I attempted, and there were a few, ended up making me look like I had a bruised eye. The shadows blended patchy, even after multiply layers of product, plus the color pay off was very difficult to get built up.
Let me take a breath.
Overall, the Chanel Quatuor Boutons De Chanel Les Folies Palette is something that will end up in the Muse’s makeup grave yard. This was sadly not something I loved. Chanel, I love you, but this needed work friends.
Somebody pinch me, maybe this is all a dream and the palette is actually wonderful.
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