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Smoke Light: Chanel Quadra Eye Shadow in Smoky Eyes

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Goof proof. Two words I always think when I think Chanel eye shadow. Don't get me wrong, I also think, ooooh!, pretty! and gimme!, but goof and proof are the most important words. You just can't mess your face up with Chanel shadow. The texture is so sheer and silky that even a compact called Smoky Eyes ($60 CAN/$56 US) can deliver a subtle finish if you so choose.


Here's how this shimmery white-grey-black eye shadow quad is appropriate for day. On my own mug I've highlighted the browbones and inner corners of the eyes with the lightest shade. I used the silver shade all over the lid and blended up to the highlight. The darkest shade I used along the upper lashlines, then softened with the gunmetal shade, which I also traced along the lower lashlines. And see? A perfectly day-appropriate fresh finish. Of course, if you're a bit more of a Drama Queen, just layer on a bit more of each shadow. See the smoky look at and while you're there, check out the handy instructional videos.

Now go on and have a nice smoke without messing with your health. Quickly, though -- this quad won't be around for much longer.

Chanel is available at major department stores and Chanel boutiques everywhere. Product image courtesy of Chanel.