chanel road movie
The $62 Chanel Road Movie palette

This Chanel quad was first released in 2017 and has since been added to the permanent collection. It’s one of my favorites to this day!

Holy highway, Thelma & Louise! I just realized that I don’t have a favorite road movie!

How’s that even possible? I’m such a movie fiend.

Oh, well. Thank you, Chanel Road Movie eyeshadow palette, for that realization.

Hmm… What about Speed starring Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves? It’s not really a road movie, but I love that cheesy classic (Thelma & Louise is another great one, of course).

Colors of the California coast

Road Movie ($62) is one of two limited edition quads in the Chanel Travel Diary Fall Collection that were inspired by colors of the California coast, and I can definitely see the colors of the state along the coast between LA and Big Sur.

There are deep, oceanic navy blues and teals in this eye quad, but let’s get real — the water is usually darker, murkier and scarier than we ever see it in makeup, LOL!

The quad also has a satiny golden brown, which is a powder shadow version of Memory, the cream shadow in this collection, and a matte tan that looks like golden Cali sand.

chanel road movie eyeshadow palette
That’s Road Movie on my lids and lash lines, Chanel Palette Essentielle in Beige Intense (from the Travel Diary Fall Collection) on my cheeks, and Chanel Rouge Coco in Experimental on my lips (also from Travel Diary).

Packed with pigment

Powerful pigment isn’t the first thing I think when it comes to Chanel quads. The brand usually pulls back on the pigment — but not too much — which makes it easier for mere mortals like me to blend them and sheer out the edges. That’s one of the reasons I love Chanel shadows so much for everyday looks. They’re juuust pigmented enough.

This quad? Road Movie has Make Up For Ever-caliber color. The shadows are intensely pigmented, especially the blue and teal, but they’re still surprisingly easy to work with.

chanel road movie eyeshadow palette
Ready to hit the road

Easy to apply, and long-lasting

I’m happy with one or two (or two) layers and have to use very little elbow grease. Just a few swirls and swipes with my Chanel dual-ended eye brush. At the end of the day, my lids still look just as bright and fresh as they do first thing in morning.

chanel road movie swatches
Road Movie

The caveat…

There is some fallout, though, with the navy and teal (yup, even when I tap my brush). Just to warn you, it can get a little messy with those two shades, but it’s not even close to Urban Decay-level fallout.

Don’t be intimidated by the blue and green

They’re much more wearable than I thought. If you aren’t into bold colors, you could wear the satiny golden brown and matte tan on your lids, then line your lash lines with either the navy or the teal, which is what I’ve usually been doing when I wear this.

Another lovely, very wearable Chanel quad. 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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