I did not think I needed another Chanel Quadra to begin with, and even if I did, wouldn't it have to be one of the new Tissé Collection? No. I do wish my brain worked that way, though.
It actually started with the Transat summer collection of Dior. The only thing I was interested in was the navy eyeshadow single (it made my heart sing, by the way), but of course, it did not make its way into the U.S. market. (Who decides these things anyway?! I am angry.)
Still thinking I needed a good blue palette, I looked at the Dior Transat quint which I eventually thought too warm for me, then a couple from Yves Saint Laurent that were nice but did not make my heart sing.
I did seriously consider the blue quadra from the new collection (Tissé Riviera), but I couldn't justify getting another purple/pink tinged blue palette. What I wanted was something more complex, something maybe a little salty and dusty (I mean, if that makes sense to you).
Still following and sympathizing with how my poor makeup brain works? Thank you.
Anyway, that is how I ended up with Chanel Les 4 Ombres Fascination.
Sorry for the long intro, but I thought this weird agony of mine deserved some documenting here.
Chanel Les 4 Ombres 41 Fascination
It is so pretty, isn't it?
Tracy of Beauty Reflections Blog has the European version, which helped my decision on this.
A porn is in order since this is a Chanel after all.
The faux velvet pouch
I love this compact. Chanel should put their powder foundation in the same one, then I will buy it again despite of their unfortunate color offerings for me.
I was shocked to find out the compact now opens up wider than 90 degree angle.
Has Chanel finally come to her senses, or is my compact a dud..?
I love that nothing in Fascination is straight up. Everything is veiled and mixed with something. You see grey, purple and green undertones here.
The texture and pigmentation of this Quadra is superb.
These swatches were made with single swipes using sponge tip applicators.
Compared to the European baked version, the U.S. Quadra comes with more color depths providing soft satin finish although it lacks the signature sheen of the baked formula.
With a nice primer, the colors last all day without turning into some grey-ish blah on me. I usually base my lids with a black pencil, but I don't feel I need to with Fascination.
An overall look with Chanel Les 4 Ombres Fascination
Against my blue color contacts, Chanel Fascination pulls more of teal and grey.
(Other makeup items used are listed on the bottom.)
Chanel Les 4 Ombres Fascination is another beautifully composed blue eyeshadow palette.
If you are a blue eyeshadow lover like me and need something deeper and complex, do give a look at Fascination.
I still have lively lemmings for the new Tissé collection. Chanel Quadra Fascination successfully satiated my want for blue eyeshadows, but being excellent in quality, it also made me want to compare these two different formulations.
See? One mistake from Dior, we are now looking at two Chanel purchases.
Do you like blue eyeshadows?
What are some of your favorites?
Makeup Items Used For This Look
Dior Addict Fluid Stick (Kiss Me)
Rouge Bunny Rouge Blush (Gracilis)
NARS Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder (Translucent Crystal)
By Terry Light Expert (01 Rosy Light)