Recently I realised that so far, I have no eyeshadow palettes from Chanel in my collection. That might be very relatable for lot’s of you guys, since it’s definitely not a standard to have one in your collection. But considering the fact that I’m a huge fan of the Chanel makeup collection I did think that there was some kind of need for me to make a change and purchase a Chanel eyeshadow palette. After all I’ve been eyeing one for a very long time at this point. So, I ended up going online, googling a bit, reading reviews and that resulted in me finally purchasing the long awaited Chanel Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quattro in the shade 228 Tissé Rivoli. If you’re interested in finding out whether or not I regret this purchase, make sure you continue reading this post!
As we’re used to from Chanel, this palette comes in a stunning packaging. I mean, who doesn’t love the Chanel packagings? I can’t imagine not loving it. It just radiates luxury and beauty. It’s definitely very simple, but I think that that is what makes it look so elegant. Anyway, the Chanel quattro eyeshadow palette comes in a typical black Chanel compact. The only decoration on the packaging is the white Chanel logo on the lid. Aside from that it’s free of any design or decoration.
The palette comes with one of those little soft sachets to protect it and on the inside of the lid is a mirror. I really like that there’s a mirror in there because this makes it easy for on the go or precision/close-up work you might have to do while doing your eyeshadow. The palette also comes with two tiny sponge applicators. I will probably never use those, but if you don’t have much makeup they might come in handy. I can imagine they could.
Chanel Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow in 226 Tissé Rivoli – €54
These Les 4 Ombres palettes from Chanel are available in a wide selection of shades and in most limited edition collection there’s a new shade as well. There’s much to choose from and I think there’s something in this range for everybody. The reason why I chose for 226 Tissé Rivoli is because I think this is closest to what I’d normally wear and I also think that this is a very nice neutral and wearable quad. It just really meets my preferences and that’s something I find very important in more high-end makeup products like this one is.
According to Chanel their Multi-Effects Quadra Eyeshadow Palettes are supposed to be four eyeshadows that feature the most advanced innovation to enhance creativity. Its optimised formula should unite a soft texture and easy application to achieve maximum colour that is consistent, luminous and lasts all day long. The shades come in a variety of effects, such as matte, satiny, iridescent or metallic. They should blend effortlessly to define natural, intense, sophisticated or smoky eyes.
According to Chanel, each of these palettes consists of two medium shades to blend together or apply in contrast, one dark shade to intensity, sculpt and add depth and one light shade to illuminate and give the eyes a wide-open effect.
I really like and appreciate that Chanel didn’t just think about which colours go together really well, but also about the type of colours they add in each palette. This makes the palettes easy to use and rather complete. Since I usually create eye looks using about 5 to 6 shadows, a quad can never be fully complete for me. But in general I do think that these shades can be used to create a complete look, without having to add anything else.
On the other hand I do think that the palette I picked up is very shimmery. All shades contain shimmer in one way or another. The deepest brown side isn’t as shimmery as the shades around it, but it’s not matte either. I personally don’t mind a good amount of shimmer on the eyes, but I do like to get like one matte shade to balance things out and keep my look from becoming too shimmery.
All in all I do like the composition of shades. There’s one light shade that can be used to highlight the brow bone and the inner corner (the shade in the top right corner). There are two medium shades that I like using all over the lid (both shades on the left). And there’s a proper crease colour (the deep brown in the bottom right corner). All I might add is a matte medium brown as a transition shade and a matte brow bone colour.
In terms of pigmentation I’m definitely not disappointed by this palette. However, I can understand that some of you might not be super impressed by the way the swatches look. Obviously, these days there are palettes on the market with way more pigmented shadows in it. But for me pigmentation isn’t everything. Okay, shadows need to be pigmented, but they should also be easy to work with, not powdery, they should fade too much while blending and they should be longlasting. That’s what makes a good eyeshadow to me, and thus far I feel like Chanel hits all those markers.
The shadows have a very satiny feel and they just glide onto the lid. They don’t need to be build up, because they’re pigmented in just one go. They’re also nice and easy to blend, but they don’t fade and become one vague mixed colour. They stay true to themselves and I like that a lot.
I also like that the shadows stay put all day long. They don’t fade unless you repeatedly touch them and they don’t lose their intensity. It’s all good in the hood with these shades. They allow you to have a solid, fresh eye look all day long and I love it.
All in all I definitely don’t regret buying this Chanel beauty. I knew I could expect something good and it really does live up to my expectations. Comparing it to some of my Dior shadows, I do prefer Dior, but I like the Chanel eyeshadows a lot as well. The shades are totally up my alley and the quality is really all there. I know that there’s a lot of people out there who think Chanel eyeshadows aren’t that impressive, but girl, you need to try it. It’s awesome!
And that pretty much concludes today’s post. Thank you guys so much for reading it, and be sure to let me know what you think of Chanel Eyeshadow Palettes. Do you think they’re worth the splurge?