Chantecaille makes the most beautiful quads. Their “Save the (blank)” quads are the products that made me start looking at Chantecaille, and wanting their products. Unfortunately, I’m not the most willing to drop between $79 and $83 on a quad that I’d be too scared to mess up the design of. When you buy the quad, Chantecaille will donate 5% of the proceeds to the charity that is getting featured.
While this intro might make you think I’m going to be talking about a quad, I unfortunately am not. On the Reddit sub Makeup Exchange, I purchased The Diamonds Eyeshadow Trio for a pretty good deal, and I finally got around to using it this past month.
This trio consists of three pretty neutral but extra glittery warm shades.
I’m sorry that the swatches don’t line up correctly, but all swatches were done over Urban Decay’s Primer potion.
The lightest shade is a light shimmering beige. I like this primarily as an inner corner highlight.
The middle shade is a glittery taupe. I used this as a crease shade, but if you decide to do a smokey eye, this would be a great lid color.
The last shade in the trio is a warm glitter filled brown.
Here’s the look I did with this trio:
You can definitely see the amount of glitter in the shadows, which makes me excited to try this trio with Glitter Glue of Pixie Epoxy. I thought that the shades blended well, and they felt soft and buttery when I touched them. I’m impressed at how well the glitter stayed without the help of a glitter adhesive. One of the cons of this trio is that it’s so, so glittery. It makes the shadows not applicable for every day of your life, and it makes cleaning brushes a pain. I usually deep clean my eye brushes when I either use an indie shadow or use a glittery shadow, because the pigments/glitter just don’t get out of brushes as well as they should with spot cleaning. I have to deep clean my brushes, otherwise the next day I’ll have glitter in a matte shadow that I didn’t want.
I didn’t experience any fading throughout the day, which is something I constantly worry about (thanks, Marc Jacobs).
Price: $60 for 0.18 ounces ($333.33/oz).
For comparison purposes, Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No.3 trios are $42 for 0.14 ounces ($300/oz).
Did you know trios are actually kind of difficult to find high end comparisons for? Hmph.
You can find this trio at Chantecaille counters and on their website here.