Monday, 16 February 2015

Chanel Les 4 Ombres #238 Tisse Paris - review and swtaches

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.

Channel Les Ombres #238 Tisse Paris
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.
Chanel Les 4 Ombres #238 Tisse paris
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:
Chanel les 4 Ombres #238 Tisse Paris 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 :)
Mummy's Beauty Corner


  1. I don't own anything from Chanel to be honest but that palette looks stunning and they really suit you. Hope the dinner party went well too :)

    Pams Stuff and Things

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  2. My student allowance doesn't allow for these fancy purchases! haha Your make-up always looks so beautifully applied! Hope you had a lovely anniversary.

  3. Your husband did well, don't think my other half could ever choose makeup for me without knowing exactly what to get haha. Love the shades in this, so beautiful and the packaging of course so luxurious x

    Beauty with charm

  4. I was very surprised when I saw this present, I didn't think he could actually choose by himself a makeup item :) But I'm pretty sure he had a bit of help from the Chanel counter lady :) x

  5. Thank you Maxine! I can't afford too much fancy makeup neither that's why is so nice to treat myself once in a while :) x

  6. The dinner party was great, thanks hun! Hope you had a great time at your as well :) x

  7. Wow it looks gorgeous, such unique and beatiful shades! I love the look you created, you look stunning :) so glad I discovered your blog! x

  8. These are such pretty shades!! I love the Chanel packaging..

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves


  9. I think the pigmentation is pretty good! The shades are so gorgeous and I absolutely love the eye makeup that you created with it.

    Hope you had a great weekend and a good Valentine's celebration, Dagmara!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  10. Thank you! They look so cute with those pouches :)

  11. Yes, we had a great weekend, thank you, Shireen!
    I built up the swatches to show the true colours of the shadows and I guess if you can build them up it's not so bad :) x

  12. The packaging is really sleek and elegant! x

  13. Thank you so much! I agree, the shades are quite beautiful :)

  14. The colours look gorgeous on you! Lovely post xx

  15. Thanks hun! The packaging is so classy :)

  16. Oh, I love the shades, really pretty!!

    Nati xx

  17. They are pretty and Spring-like ;)

  18. Do I like these eyeshadows. I have nine of the quads. The answer might be 'yes' !!! I love Chanel make-up. Their lipsticks are amongst the few that don't 'bleed' on me and I love the foundations. I think I have three. As for their perfume....!!! Love your look, btw. The lipstick goes with it so well. x

  19. Beautiful palette! And I love the look you created with it. Shame the shadows are not that pigmented. When I pay a lot for a high end product, I expect them to be amazing. Having said that, I think I would still like to try Chanel eyeshadows at some point. xx

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

  20. What a lovely gift and so thoughtful that he picked that one for you without your input :) I love the smockey look you created using the palette xx

    Brenda BusyBee | Bella & Bear Pro Makeup Brush Set Giveaway

  21. I really want to try their lipsticks! I wasn't blown away by the quality of the eye shadows but it's so lovely to own such a luxurious item :) Thank you Cathy!

  22. Thanks hun! It's so nice to own a luxurious makeup items, ones that we wouldn't splurge on normally but they make such a nice gifts :) x

  23. Yeah, I was really touched that he bought something like this :) Thank you hun! x

  24. Those shades are soooo gorgeous! I would love to own this myself ;)

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  25. You might actually get a chance to get one for yourself as I'm planning a giveaway very soon :) x

  26. Thats so sweet of your husband to get you this! I have read tons of chanel quad reviews on temptalia and they always seem to be quite weakly pigmented so I've never bothered with their eyeshadows. I seriously love the rouge coco shine and velvet lipsticks for the formula! The velvet lipsticks from the new spring collection are amazing!

  27. I definitely want to try the lipstick! :)

  28. Love the fact they come in pouches, looks so luxurious. Congratulations on the wedding anniversary x

  29. I love how all their colours just work together, and of course the gorgeous packaging. Love the look you've created!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  30. Nice makeup.
    The color palettes suits you.
    Very refreshing.


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