A few weeks ago me and my husband were celebrating our 6th wedding anniversary and one of the presents I got from him was Chanel Multi-effect Qudra Eyeshadow #238 Tisse Paris from the new collection Reverie Parisienne for Spring 2015. It was a big surprise as he never before bought any makeup for me without me suggesting what I want. In fact we didn't talk about any particular presents for that occasion and while I was expecting a little gift I would have never thought it could be makeup. He chose eyeshadow quad because he knows I'm absolutely obsessed with palettes and from Chanel because I don't have any makeup from them and every girl wants to have a bit of luxury in their makeup bags :)
The packaging is a simple black plastic case with the Chanel logo, nothing fancy really but elegant and classic. It comes with a cute velour sleeve to protect the palette from scratches etc. which only adds a luxurious feel to the product.
Inside the palette there are four baked eye shadows, two sponge applicators and a mirror.
The shade selection in this quad is very feminine, pink toned and perfect for Spring, I love it and I'm really glad my husband has chosen these shades for me.
They can be used dry or wet.
The formula of this eye shadows is beautiful, they're silky soft but, to be honest, I wasn't impressed with the pigmentation. They're a bit on a sheerer side, except the dark shade, but can be built up to the desired intensity or used with a dampen brush to intensify the colour.
Even though after first swatches I was a bit disappointed with the pigmentation of the eye shadows, once I used them on my lids I was nicely surprised how beautifully they apply and blend and there was virtually no fallout, even with the dark shade. They last on my lids, with primer underneath, all day without fading or creasing.
Non of these four eye shadows are very shimmery, they have more of a satin finish with a bit of sparkle in case of the white and the dark shade. They look very pretty on the eyes and even though there are pink shades they're very wearable and rather grown-up looking.
Top left: a very light pink with satin finish. This shade is quite similar to my skin tone, and hardly shows up if not built up. I like to blend it in and above the crease.
Top right: a very light off white with satin finish. It can be worn in the inner corner or/and on the brow bone, it makes a beautiful subtle highlighter.
Bottom left: a medium pink with mauve undertones and satin finish. It's a beautiful shade to apply all over the lid.
Bottom right: a beautiful deep gunmetal with multi coloured subtle shimmer which unfortunately my camera didn't pick up, also the shimmer doesn't translate much on the lid. It can be worn wet as an eye liner (the shimmer will show up more) or dry to smoke out the outer corner of the eye.
Here are the swatches:
On the pictures below I'm wearing all the shades from the Tisse Paris quad, the makeup look was created for our Valentine's Day dinner party and it was more evening appropriate but you can easily toned it down by smoking less the outer corner or only lining the lashes with the dark eye shadow.
Even though the Chanel Les 4 Ombres #238 Tisse Paris Quad doesn't have the best quality eye shadows I've tried, I'm still very glad to have it in my makeup collection because it has the luxurious feel to it and I will certainly enjoy using it to create more Spring makeup looks. I'm already lusting after some other quads from this range and I really want a gorgeous pink lipstick from the Spring collection. I can see myself becoming a little Chanel obsessed, it's a shame their products are so expensive though.
Do you own any Chanel makeup? What do you think is worth investing money in? Share with me your Chanel experience :)