Initial thoughts on the new Chanel Reformulated Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadows – 226 Tisse Rivoli and 214 Tisse Mademoiselle Reviews and Swatches

June 20, 2014

Chanel has released 8 new reformulated Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadows (available at Nordstrom online now!), with some old ones being discontinued. I picked up 226 Tisse Rivoli and 214 Tisse Mademoiselle yesterday at the Chanel Makeup Studio. As usual I gravitated towards the neutral palettes, and I thought I’d do a comparison review on these new quads.



The texture of the reformulated eye shadows are pretty phenomenal – they are the creamiest powder eye shadows I have ever seen from Chanel. Trust me I have a fair share of them in my makeup stash – ranging from the US formula, to the exclusive seasonal limited edition palettes. The texture of these feel like ‘creamy jelly’ –  they are so buttery soft with a slight cushiony touch, and smooth like velvet. The pigmentation is also richer than the old formula, and easier to glide on to the skin. I find it much easier to swatch these new palettes (with only 1 -2 swipes to get full intensity), whereas for some old mediocre quads I had to swept several times. In terms of finish, they still retain the soft and subtle sheen that Chanel eye shadows are known for.

In short, my conclusion from comparison in terms of texture is as follows:

Softness of reformulated quads > US version > Limited Edition palettes such as Topaki and Harmonie de Soir > Euro/Asia baked version

Pigmentation of reformulated quads are identical to US version/LE palettes


I pulled out some Chanel quads that I think are similar for comparison.

Close up of Tisse Rivoli

chanel-Les-4-Ombres-Quadra-Eye-Shadows-226-Tisse-Rivoli-review-swatchClose up of Tisse Mademoiselle



226 Tisse Rivoli is very similar to Raffinement but more warm.

214 Tisse Mademoiselle is the closest to Dune but more warm with a hint of very light olive tinge.

On a side note, according to the Chanel SA, Lagoon,  Eclosion, Raffinement, will be discontinued along with several others which I can’t remember.

All colors are swatched in the order of top row from left to right, then bottom row from left to

I bought the Chanel eye shadow quads in Australia for AUD$90 each. Also available at Nordstrom online (link here).

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Shopping Obsession June 20, 2014 at 3:30 pm

what an amazing collection you have:) Thanks for the review and you have me convinced that I NEED Tisse Rivoli. I love a good neutral palette.


Teri June 20, 2014 at 4:47 pm

So happy to hear that you love them too! I’m from Europe so you have no idea how excited I was to hear they have finally made the decision to reformulate these! I have Tissé Mademoiselle myself and it’s pretty much awesome for everyday, looove it! Tissé Rivoli is next on my list, I really love the warmer shades! But yes, incredibly happy with these new quads, they are great!


Reika June 22, 2014 at 1:23 pm

Yes you had no idea how desperately I wanted to buy the US version before! Yay now we don’t have to 🙂


Divya June 20, 2014 at 5:40 pm

Your collection is drool worthy! Love the pictures! I don’t own any palette from Chanel, only because I hardly use eye shadows.. I just got Mirage after your review! Its BEAUTIFUL! 😀

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Dovey June 20, 2014 at 6:24 pm

Love how pretty and delicate the shades are!


Liv • June 20, 2014 at 8:18 pm

Yey another fan of the new formula 🙂 I’m so happy they changed them. Thanks for comparison swatches x


Reika June 22, 2014 at 1:14 pm

Yes me too! The new formula is such a pleasure to play with 🙂


Megin June 21, 2014 at 12:29 am

Oh my!!! I was just at Macy’s talking with the Chanel manager and she told me they just previewed these new palettes yesterday. We won’t get them in the States until mid July, but she has Vendome, which she is going to use on me next week in a make up play day for my birthday. I can hardly wait to see them all in person! She told me that Mademoiselle looks boring in the palette, but it’s stunning on the eyes. I have already put in my early order with her. I’m eyeing (no pun intended…hee) Vendome, Mademoiselle, Venitien and Rivoli. I’m so happy to see these new palettes. The Fall collection isn’t doing much for me aside from the nail varnishes, one eyeliner and maybe a gloss… I’m looking forward to the new eyeshadows! Thanks so much Reika for your preview!!!


Reika June 22, 2014 at 1:14 pm

Yes I totally agree Megin, at first I wasn’t that impressed with Mademoieselle that much when I just saw it from the pan, but upon swatching I thought that was such a beautiful and unique neutral palette. Definitely a must have!


Jess June 27, 2014 at 2:58 am

Great swatches! I have seen these palettes and they are really beautiful. I also have seen the coverage and its impressive indeed. Right now, I am saving a lot so that I can buy most of these palettes in different color combos.


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