recently released was the Les 4 Ombres eyeshadow palettes from Chanel. The new quads also had a brand new formula and the colours are inspired by the famous 8 house tweeds, made famous by Gabrielle Chanel herself.
I obviously had to take a closer look at the new eyeshadows on offer as i have a love/hate relationship with the original formula. I love Murano and hate Sequoia. Murano having lovely shades with good pigmentation; whereas, Sequoia being bland and lacking pigmentation. I usually go for the soft touch single eyeshadows and the Illusion D’Ombre cream formulas by Chanel.
I do really adore three of the eight palettes on offer and will be reviewing one of them here.
208 Tissé Gabrielle stood out to me almost immediately. One that looks quite hard to work with but isn’t at all. Dark smokey/taupe colours which make it highly unusual but on trend for a fabulous smokey eye.
The four shades consist of a deep purple/grey with pink shimmer, dark green with silver shimmer, a matte brown/grey and a lovely highlighting shade in a champagne beige.
Above top left is green, top right is champagne, bottom left purple and right brown shades.
I haven’t stopped wearing it yet since i bought it and i am getting great compliments on it.
I have used it in two combinations so far; which are, green all over the lid with the purple in the socket and vice versa, both with the highlighting shade in the inner corner of the eye and on the brow bone. The colours blend really easily into each other to give a lovely smokey eye. Great to pair with the new Smokey Grey waterproof stylo too, (review to come). I also used the waterproof stylo Silver Light, on my lower waterline.
Above left without flash and right with flash.
The new quad eyeshadows come with a booklet showing you how to apply the colours in four different ways but i normally do my own look.
The quality of the eyeshadows are quite outstanding; buttery smooth with no fall out and gone is the powdery finish lacking any pigmentation. (The talc has been removed). The shades are highly pigmented and there is now a touch more product, weighing in at 2g compared with the old baked formula which had 1.2g. They can be also used wet but i haven’t had too because the colours are very intense.
I actually think i prefer these shades to the square ones which we occasionally get in the UK and are widely available in the US. These formulas are pressed and can’t be used wet and mostly have a satin finish to them. The new formulas come in a variety of finishes, from matte; satin; shimmer and sparkle, which gives us so much more choice.
Pictured right is light application of Tissé Gabrielle for daywear. Can be built up for intensity and used wet for evening.
At the moment, i haven’t found any negatives with this palette at all. It does what it says ‘on the tin’, which is good enough for me.
Well done Chanel for listening to the customer and upping their game on these baked eyeshadows.I can’t wait to try out more in the future. Have you tried any out yet? Which colours do you like? Any questions, please fire away.
Have fun and i will see you all soon. ;-)