7.19.2014

Swatch, FOTD - Chanel Les 4 Ombres 226 Tissé Rivoli

When the new Chanel Les 4 Ombres Multi Effect Eyeshadow Palettes were introduced, I was sure I wanted Tissé Gabrielle which is a smoky quad with variations of grey, but ended up buying Tissé Rivoli instead. I might still get Gabrielle, but Tissé Rivoli seems much more versatile and suits better for my current color preference.


Chanel Les 4 Ombres 226 Tissé Rivoli




Tissé Rivoli is well-balanced assortments of taupe and brown. 


The top two shades lean cool while the bottom colors are more reddish and warm.
You can easily create soft smoky eyes with different tones or just use each colors to define.


As you see, the metallic taupe (top left) is most pigmented and darkest, which is surprising. This is a gorgeous gorgeous taupe that is quite unique. Love!
The pinkish ivory and coppery beige have the luscious satin finish.
The dark brown is virtually matte and least pigmented.
I used dry sponge tip applicator with very light strokes for these swatches, so you can see all the colors are well pigmented with great textures.


I tried a very simple look using the bottom two shades here.
All shades were applied dry (I don't really wet my eyeshadows) over primer.


Overall look with Chanel Les 4 Ombres Tissé Rivoli
(Also wearing Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Viva here. A preview of my default makeup look for fall.)


Many bloggers already have raved about the new baked formula - how it is more pigmented than the Euro quadra and more complex than the U.S. powder version. I happen to agree with the major opinions. However, I do see some inconsistency in color payoffs depending on the finish, and also like to point out that the new baked formula is not necessarily more pigmented than the U.S. one, at least when applied dry.

I have two U.S. quadras and one old euro one. To me, each has its own merits and one is not necessarily superior to others.
For example, the old baked formula is best to layer with cream base eyeshadow providing the signature sheen that is quite beautiful (although I know many hate the euro baked formulas). If you like instant gratifications from color payoffs and smooth texture, the U.S. quadra is the one for you. The new multi effect palette seems to be a happy medium of the Chanel's two previous offerings, and it is the most versatile and easiest one to use.


Have you tried the new Chanel Les 4 Ombres Tissé collection?
Any favorites and thoughts?


Wish everyone a happy weekend! :)





39 comments

  1. The colours are too warm for me, but they suit you to a T! So envious of your Snow White complexion!

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    1. Haha, I don't have snow white complexion. I usually shy away from any warm colors, too. This quad is not too warm so I'd think anyone could pull this off. :)

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  2. I've been eyeing this quad from Chanel! a lot of bloggers have been raving about the new formula and the color selection is just my cup of tea!
    I am not sure whether I am willing to spend so much for a chanel quad as I had not so good experience with their old formulation..
    Btw , love the look you created, and the lipstick is just gorgeous ^^

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    1. You should definitely swatch first! I do think this new baked formula is a step up from the old one, but the U.S. formula still goes on more smoothly and intense. The color combinations are just gorgeous. To be honest, I always am impressed by the Chanel colors rather than the quality itself. :)

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  3. Love except for the coppery beige which wouldn't do much for my skin tone, sad. With my low buy I haven't tried any yet but I'm contemplating Poésie. Tissé Rivoli truly looks great on you and Viva is vavavoooommm! :D

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    1. I was looking at Poésie and also the Camelia! the neutrals are exceptional from this new collection!
      Viva is another beautiful color. I am not a fan of Rouge Coco Shine, but had to get this one because of the color. :)

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  4. I am in Europe and so only familiar with the baked version. I have three, because they're so pretty, but they are not my favourite shadows (very poor pgmentation and a lot of fallout) and to be honest I hardly ever use them. The Tisse collection has been out for a long time here but I have not even been tempted to try them.
    My favourite eyeshadow formulations from Chanel, and palettes I have actually used quite a bit, have been Harmonie de Soir and the Charming palette, both of which were special and not baked. Unfortunately they're not exactly summer palettes! I don't know why they can't do that quality all the time!

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    1. Hi Bella!
      The Harmonie de Soir is so pretty, I remember! I believe it is the same formula as the U.S. one. The new baked one is not as soft but definitely softer than the old one. I thought "hmmm, half-baked?" LOL
      I happen to like the hard texture of the old baked one, too. I took a long time for me to appreciate it, but when layered with base, the finish is like nothing else. :)

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  5. This palette is gorgeous, and so up my alley! I've been forcing myself to resist, though, as I have so many warm, shimmery neutral shadows! Love the look you created with this :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. Thanks, Jen!
      I, too, have so many neutral eyeshadows but I am happy I have this one in my collection. The texture is quite different from what I already have, and the color combination is gorgeous and easy to work with. Swatch them first if you're interested. It seems the pan colors are not all that same as the swatched. :)

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  6. Really pretty! I know everyone says these are better, but I'm still so leery of them haha. Been burned too many times by Chanel I guess!

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    1. I was just saying it, but think "half-baked"! Honestly I thought it would be much softer, but no. I like eyeshadows with harder texture, but I'm expecting to see some negative reviews on these new babies later on, although it is all buzz buzz buzz right now. ;p

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  7. I don't have any Chanel eyeshadows, so I have nothing to compare to. But I really like the colors in this palette! So pretty. :) Almost all the eyeshadows that I have are neutrals though. I think I need to step out of my comfort zone one day! I do love the look that you created though!

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    1. I actually think the best part of the new Tissé collection is the colors. There are also purple, blue and green, all very well done. You might want to check them out. :)

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  8. These have been out in Canada for a while and I've been ignoring them until this week's rave reviews, lol. Went out to look at them closer today and kind of fell in love with Tisse Venitien. But there are so many gorgeous fall palettes launching soon that I can't decide which one!

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    1. Venetien is such a well-composed quad! I'd pick up if I could pull off greens a little better.
      I think all color combinations from the new collection are really excellent rather than the highly-praised formula itself, to be honest with you. It would be wise to see what other brands offer for the new season. For example, I really like how the new Dior quints look. I know, it never ends..;o

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    2. LOL yup. I'm waiting for YSL's leather stuff to launch here already. :D

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    3. I just saw a quint on café makeup. The inside looks the same, though. Are they going to introduce some new colors, too? The nail polishes are so gorgeous! ;o

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    4. Ah, never mind. It is not the same color! God, Liz, why you do this to me..?! The leather one is not even more expensive than the horrid gold case. I'm out of excuse not to buy it!!

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    5. LOL!! I'm sorry but at least I talked you out of the Chanel lace powder the other day, so you can put that money into this one. >:D

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    6. That, I really appreciate! Pffft lemmings gone. ;p
      Seriously that YSL quint has your name written all over. I'm torn between that and the new Dior. Arrgh

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  9. I'm glad you really enjoy this formulation! We only have baked quads here in singapore and I'm still wondering which one to get! I love the finish of these shadows and they're so easy to use from what I see!

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    1. The new baked ones are nice and creamy. Swatch them first if you're planning to grab one. I love the formula and the colors, but I just wanted to give everyone heads up it is not as soft or super pigmented as some of the bloggers rave. :)

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  10. what a beautiful quad! Envy you that you could pull off beautifully with cool and warm tones. I heard about the new baked formula and eager to swatch them in person before I "invest" my $ in it as it is so pricey.

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    1. Thanks! I've just gotten into wearing warmer shades more. I usually base with black pencil and it makes any color look kind of okay. That is my recent discovery. LOL
      In this look, I only used the bottom two in the quad, so I can't wait to try other looks with with one! :)

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  11. Beautiful look! I have yet to try Chanel eyeshadows... one day...

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    1. Thanks!
      It maybe a high time to try their eyeshadows with the new launches and everything. ;)

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  12. I still can't keep track of all the versions! Lol! This is a beautiful set of colors, but I have a lot of nudes, and like I said, for some reason, Chanel quads don't get my heart beating faster :P Shiseido has some gorgeous trios coming out for fall, so I will hold on to my wallet until then!!

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    1. LOL. Basically there're three - baked, half-baked, and non-baked. ;D I happen to like them all but I'm a Dior girl as well when it comes to eyeshadows. I'm eyeing on the new Dior quints! ;o

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  13. Waw ! This is gorgeous on you !

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  14. I've read only positive reviews of these new quads but I still have my reservations. I love the shades here though I'd love for the matte brown to be more pigmented.

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    1. I agree with the reviews but all the raves sound a little exaggerated. LOL
      From where I see, it is still a baked formula. Think "half-baked" ;p
      I was sold on the unique color combinations rather than the formula itself, which isn't half bad. ;)

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  15. What a gorgeous quad! I can't believe I don't own any Chanel quads, I think this needs to be fixed ASAP.

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    1. Haha, nothing wrong with that. But it is nice time to try one since the new version seems to be loved by many people. :)

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  16. I loved baked eyeshadow after I tried one of Sephora's baked eyeshadow trio, which has 3 similar colours like this Chanel quad. I don't own a chanel quad (yet!) but the day I run out of the trio I think this chanel piece makes a good backup! I didn't know that europe and us would have different formulas O_O

    Macarons and Mischief

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    1. There is something really special about baked formulas, right? I also heard Laura Mercier makes good ones, too.
      The US quadra formula is the same as the single, which is internationally available. I think they are all good in their own ways and have different purposes, even the much-hated old bakes ones! :)

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  17. The more I play with these the more I'm annoyed that I seem to have to use the sponge tips in order to get a stronger color - my brushes just don't seem to cut it and maybe it's bad but I refuse to use eyeshadow wet. What's the point of having nice brushes if I don't use them? Of course with this I blend out with brushes but still. Maybe I'm not making sense lol! I still think this is a beautiful palette, but I only have one older Chanel quad to compare it to. You are right...each has their merits! Great review!

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    1. I have to agree with you, Gummy. The new baked formula is much softer than the old one, but it is still harder than the US powder formulation anyway. I think the color payoffs vary a lot depending on the finishes as well. I definitely need a stiff brush or a sponge tip for matte shade. The shimmery metallic one has no problem with any other brushes, though. I think most rave reviews are somewhat misleading although I wholeheartedly agree that the formulation is a big hit in general!

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