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