Summary of the previous episodes
Spring of 2014, Chanel has recently reformulated their eye shadow quads and released eight new combinations. The day they arrived in Germany, Sara went for a big swatch party at the counter. Then returned home with two of her favorite quads and a long wish list. Love would be an understatement, she was head over heels with the first quad she tried, #232 Tissé Vénitien . This magically doubled the number of her quads to four. In this episode, she is going to try the second quad, a natural one with gorgeous shimmer, #226 Tissé Rivoli.
|Chanel Les 4 Ombres #226 Tissé Rivoli|
Since the first time I touched #226 Tissé Rivoli, I can't forget about the texture of the shade on top left corner. This one is a cooler take on natural with subtle, not over the top fine multi-colored shimmer with some serious dimension going on.
|Chanel Les 4 Ombres #226 Tissé Rivoli|
All Tisse Eyeshadow Quads are so pretty to look at since their surface are made to resemble the texture of a Chanel Tweed Jacket. This is why they reflect the light in a gorgeous way.
|Close-up: Chanel Les 4 Ombres #226 Tissé Rivoli|
I have taken almost a hundred photos, trying to capture how pretty the shimmer of the top left shade is but I couldn't come remotely close to what it looks like in person. Here are two of my tried with studio light and under afternoon sun.
|Indoor swatch with studio lights: Chanel Les 4 Ombres #226 Tissé Rivoli|
|Outdoor swatch with afternoon sun: Chanel Les 4 Ombres #226 Tissé Rivoli|
The shades are mostly natural to cool with exception of the darkest shade which is a warmer brown. They are all creamy, soft to touch and very pigmented. I haven't experienced any fall out with these either, the only problem I had was the urge to resist applying top left shade all over the lid (and rest of my face) because it is pretty! But at the same time, this shade is rather dark and takes over the lid space, muting the other gorgeousness, but if this is what it takes, be it! In this recent look, I had it all over my lid. Today just for the purpose of demonstration, I applied the lightest shade on the inner corner, golden rose taupe (bottom left) on the middle blended into darker taupe (top left) on the outer lid. I defined the crease and outer corner further with the darkest shade (deep warm brown, bottom right).
|In-action: Chanel Les 4 Ombres #226 Tissé Rivoli|
#226 Tissé Rivoli is a taupe lover's dream and I really like the fact that it is not too warm. It should work on a wide range of complexions.
Here are the products used for this look:
Guerlain Lingerie De Peau BB Creme in Light, Dior Hydra BB Eye Creme #1, Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder #055 Diaphanous*
#226 Tissé Rivoli, Nars Pro-Prime, Suqqu Brow Pencil, Le Volume de Chanel Mascara, Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof #906 Marron Glace
Kevin Aucoin Sculpting Powder, Chanel Joues Contraste #87 Emotion
Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick in Dédicace
|FOTD: Chanel Les 4 Ombres #226 Tissé Rivoli|
I checked my stash to see what would be the closest match from recent releases. I was (not) surprised to find out that one of my other all time favorite Chanel quad came close to Tissé Rivoli...
|Comparison Chanel Les 4 Ombres #226 Tissé Rivoli vs. #39 Raffinement|
Chanel Les 4 Ombres #39 Raffinement is a warmer and less complex version of Tissé Rivoli. These are close but not dupes. Raffinement has some gold/bronze tones while Rivoli leans more rose/taupe. For my complexion, I prefer Rivoli over Raffinement. At the moment Raffinement is available in US but it is mostly sold out in Germany.
|Comparison indoor swatch: Chanel Les 4 Ombres #226 Tissé Rivoli vs. #39 Raffinement|
Final thoughts: I am not going to rave about how much I love the new formulation of Chanel again. If you want to invest in a quad which you will use often, if you like taupe, if you want to try Chanel's new formula on a safe and natural palette, I recommend checking out Tissé Rivoli.
Taupe or beige? Which is your favorite?
Product marked with * is PR Sample.