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Chanel Eyeshadow Quads Battle: 358 Au Fil de L’Eau vs 334 Modern Glamour

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Palette 358 Au Fil de L'Eau vs 334 Modern Glamour

‘Au Fil de L’Eau’ is translated from French as ‘By the Water’. Think about a castle or fancy restaurant located next to the river or lake. If you sit at the terrace looking over the water, you can see those shimmery grey-blue colors!

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Palette 358 Au Fil de L'Eau

The Chanel makeup products’ names are getting more and more complicated. I can imagine American customers trying to pronounce ‘Au Fil de L’Eau’ at big department stores)) Fortunately, they don’t need a Master’s Degree in French in order to buy this eyeshadow, because there’s a number 358!

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Palette 358 Au Fil de L'Eau

Fancy packaging with Camellia flower-shaped eyeshadows is another way to intimidate experienced luxury makeup consumers. But let’s focus on the product itself. Our goal is to find out if Chanel eyeshadow quad 358 Au Fil de L’Eau is worth buying.

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Palette 358 Au Fil de L'Eau

According to the Chanel website, Chanel Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Palette 358 Au Fil de L’Eau represents watery reflections that create light and depth. There are four colors:

– A highlighter with subtle pink and gold sparkles (top left on the palette);
– A peach with subtle pink reflections (top right);
– A sweet pearly grey with a hint of blue (bottom left);
– A slightly satiny grey (bottom right).

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Palette 358 Au Fil de L'Eau

The eyeshadow palette 358 Au Fil de L’Eau has a very interesting texture: something between cream and dry eyeshadows. That’s how the new innovative texture is described at Chanel website:

• An exceptional concentration of pure pigments for a wider range of effects and intensities
• A jellifying system and a blend of polymer and spherical powders for:
– a soft, creamy, glide-on texture
– shades that blend together perfectly
– an even makeup result
• Easy application

The colors are quite pigmented, even though they look sheer on the swatches chart.

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Palette 358 Au Fil de L'Eau swatches

I agree with all the points above: these eyeshadows are easy to apply with a bare finger or brush. The texture is super soft and pigmented. When applied, 358 Au Fil de L’Eau looks like cream eyeshadows which produce a very fresh, contemporary effect.

In order to demonstrate how 358 Au Fil de L’Eau colors look, I decided to compare it with another fabulous Chanel eyeshadow palette 334 Modern Glamour.

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Palette 358 Au Fil de L'Eau vs 334 Modern Glamour

Chanel Les 4 Ombres eyeshadow palette 334 Modern Glamour contains matte black, shimmery olive-grey, shimmery white and shimmery dark grey.

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Palette 358 Au Fil de L'Eau vs 334 Modern Glamour swatches
Chanel Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Palette 358 Au Fil de L'Eau vs 334 Modern Glamour swatches

For this look, I used 358 Au Fil de L’Eau palette: light matte peach color on my lids, shimmery white highlighter under eyebrows and shimmery grey-blue as eyeliner (using YSL eyeliner brush).

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Palette 358 Au Fil de L'Eau

For my lips, I used Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick 91 Seduisante.

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Palette 358 Au Fil de L'Eau

As you can see, the shimmery grey-blue eyeliner turned really blue on me!

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Palette 358 Au Fil de L'Eau
Chanel Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Palette 358 Au Fil de L'Eau
Chanel Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Palette 358 Au Fil de L'Eau

For my second look, I also used 358 Au Fil de L’Eau palette: dark shimmery grey on my lids and as eyeliner, shimmery white highlighter under eyebrows and shimmery grey-blue on my lids on top of dark grey. The two grey shades blend very well together!

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Palette 358 Au Fil de L'Eau

As you can see, the dark grey turned really blue on me again!

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Palette 358 Au Fil de L'Eau

For my lips, I used Chanel Camélias D’Eau Lip Palette (Fougueuse shade).

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Palette 358 Au Fil de L'Eau

For my third look, I used Chanel eyeshadow palette 334 Modern Glamour: shimmery olive-grey on my lids, shimmery white highlighter under eyebrows and shimmery dark grey as eyeliner.

Chanel eyeshadow palette 334 Modern Glamour

This is very casual everyday look. More dramatic evening looks can be created with 334 Modern Glamour palette.

Chanel eyeshadow palette 334 Modern Glamour

For my lips, I used Chanel Camélias D’Eau Lip Palette (Exaltée shade).

Chanel eyeshadow palette 334 Modern Glamour
Chanel eyeshadow palette 334 Modern Glamour
Chanel eyeshadow palette 334 Modern Glamour
Chanel eyeshadow palette 334 Modern Glamour
Chanel eyeshadow palette 334 Modern Glamour

As you may notice, the dark grey eyeliner from 334 Modern Glamour palette turned a little bit blue on my skin, but not as much as grey eyeliners from 358 Au Fil de L’Eau palette.

My verdict is: if you don’t like blue eyeshadows, Chanel Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Palette 358 Au Fil de L’Eau is not for you! If you like a smoky eye look with shimmery grey and matte black, get yourself Chanel eyeshadow palette 334 Modern Glamour. I like both palettes, so I’m going to keep them!

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