Jul 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! :)

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