Sunday, July 20, 2014

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow: #228 Tissé Cambon

I was excited to see Chanel's new Les 4 Ombres display at Nordstrom this weekend. There were nine palettes to choose from, but I was determined to select only one for my initial purchase and it took a lot of swatching, re-swatching, and contemplation to narrow down the choices. I'm quite sure the sales assistant was wondering what the heck was taking me so long! From the outset I knew I would not start out with any of the greens, grays, and blues because these are the shades I wear least often. And as stunning as the more neutral palettes are, I was in the mood for something a bit more colorful, so finally settled on Tissé Cambon--possibly the most feminine and romantic assortment of shades in the range. I would have happily taken home one of each of these new palettes had my budget allowed--they are all that beautiful! (In fact, I did end up going back the next day for the limited-edition Poesie, which was just too gorgeous to pass up. Sabrina at The Beauty Look Book has some beautiful photos of that one.)



Tissé Cambon contains a mauve-taupe with fine micro-sparkles, a softly shimmery pink-tinged ivory, a mid-tone flamingo pink with golden shimmer, and a satin eggplant purple. 

I really love the mauve-taupe for an all-over lid color. The ivory makes a nice highlight shade, as it is not overly reflective. All of the colors are quite soft and wearable--even the pink--despite how bright it appears in the pan. Even though the shades are shimmery, they are not full-on metallic and therefore do not emphasize lines in the eyes. 

Overall, this is a great, versatile palette with a lovely combination of shades. If you are a fan of purples and plums Tissé Cambon is well worth considering! 







I wore Tissé Cambon this morning while doing my Sunday errands. For the quick and simple look below I used the mauve-taupe all over the lid, the eggplant on the outer corner, a bit of the pink shade in the crease, and the ivory in the inner corner. I did not use a base, as I was told by the Chanel sales associate that the new formula does not require one, but I think a base might help to intensify the colors and extend wear-time, so will try using one in the future. She also mentioned that the new formula is not designed to be used wet, unlike the prior round-pan formula. I don't often use shadows wet (except for mineral shadows), but thought it was worth noting. 



I'm looking forward to using this palette again soon and plan to try out other color combinations that focus more on the bright pink shade. I foresee getting a lot of use out of the mauve-taupe shade all on its own! 

If you're considering purchasing this palette, I recommend visiting Bella Chique for more swatches and a look created by the lovely Teri, and also stop by Mostly Sunny to see Sunny's beautiful look using this quad. Just Eve and Beauty Glitter also have great posts featuring this item. 

20 comments:

  1. How gorgeous are the shades! So pretty :)
    xprincessjas | ♥

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  2. Hi Jasmine, It is a really pretty palette - loving it so far! :)

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  3. I picked up 234 Poésie a couple of weeks ago and I love this new formulation. I was thinking that Tissé Rivoli might be my next one and I kind of just passed over Tissé Cambon, but it looks absolutely stunning on you! The colors work so well together. It is officially now at the top of my list!

    Julie
    JulesDarling

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    1. Hi Jules, Thanks so much! Poesie is beautiful - great choice! Rivoli is also on my wishlist. I am a big fan of purples so I guess it's no surprise I ended up with Cambon :)

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  4. Thank you so much for the linklove ^^. Tissé Cambon works so beautifully with your eye colour btw! I really adore the new quads, we finally have a decent and actually great formula to work with outside the US! ^^

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    1. Hi Teri, Thank you! :) I am also glad they reformulated the round-pan shadows. So far I am loving all of the new palettes I've tried! I never understood why they didn't sell the same formula worldwide.

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  5. Love it! Love the color combo. These colors will create a very beautiful eye look that I usually prefer. I will def gonna check on this.

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    1. These palettes are addictive ;) - now I want Tisse Gabrielle as well!

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  6. Was hoping to see the green one on you, but I guess you prefer the neutrals. This one does look lovely on you.

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    1. Thank you! The green palette is gorgeous. It's definitely on my wishlist :)

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  7. Looks gorgeous on you! I think you made the right choice. I want the green one (Tisse Venitien) but sitting on the fence about it. Trying not to stockpile on eye shadows but it is difficult. :)

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    1. Thanks so much Liz! For quite a while I was not really tempted by any new makeup... but then these came along and my willpower was shot! I already got three and want more... The green palette is beautiful :)

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  8. Thanks for the swatches! The shades look absolutely lovely can't wait to try them! Anyone else a chanel makeup addict like me? :)

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    1. Hi Keila, I love these new palettes - they were all so pretty - it was so tough deciding which to get! Chanel is definitely one of the most popular brands out there. I am always tempted by their seasonal collections :)

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  9. That is a gorgeous palettes, and I love the way they package them, it looks like it would take forever for it to ever get to pan.

    xoxo
    buildingtheconfidence.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi - they are definitely beautiful palettes :) I am still tempted to get one or two more!

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  10. Your look is gorgeous! Thanks for mentioning my post in your review! :)

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  11. Hello beautiful, you have very pretty eyes (even without the eyeshadows) :)
    I am considering buying this palette but the cost is making me think like never before! I am like you in that I really like to get the most use our of my products. Even I stray away from pretty colors that I will seldom wear (like the greens in Venetian palette). I am very drawn to the palette you reviewed but am concerned that two of the colors won't look that great on me. I love the mauve-taupe shadow and the eggplant shadow. However, I doubt whether the ivory (which you said it was soft) and pink (which you said is wearable) would complement my warm coloring. For reference, I wear 5.5 (Warm Honey) in Bobbi Brown and G60 in Cover Fx foundations. I realize you can't see me but do you think this is something that will look good on me?
    Thank you again for the lovely review :) xoxo

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    1. Hi Swapna, Thanks so much for the kind comment! :) I do think that these colors will look pretty on you. The ivory is nice and should work for all skin tones when used sparingly as a highlight shade--or it might be fun to experiment with layering it to soften the eggplant or pink. I think the pink shade will be flattering to warm skin tones because of its golden shimmer. I do know how hard it is to make a decision based on reviews and photos--I never really know if a product is going to work for me until I try it on my eyes. I think Tisse Cambon is a lovely palette, but if you are unsure about the pink & ivory and would like to start out with something more neutral, Poesie or Tisse Rivoli are also great choices xx

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