Chanel released eight new quads and discontinued many of the existing ones. Today I at the Chanel counter in Breuninger, Stuttgart and lovely Sales Ladies & Gents supported me as I played with the quads and took many pictures. At first I wanted to make some photos because I couldn't swatched them all at once to decide, then I thought maybe it could be helpful for you too, so I would like to share the swatches and my first impression notes with you. There are also four new eye liners, three of them are going to be permanent, the swatches of those are at the end of the post. The swatches are at the same order as on the lovely display below.
|Chanel Les 4 Ombres Collection for Spring 2014, all shades on display|
#232 Tisse Venitien
Top left: Deep satin forest green with a tad of blue (leans teal)
Top right: Light satin pink
Bottom left: Gorgeous complex green taupe with metallic finish
Bottom right: Very deep black with green hue, satin to matte finish
Impressions: This one is very pretty, therefore one of the two quads I took home with me. Pink is great to brighten inner corner, metallic shade is very complex and darker shades are without shimmer for proper deepening effect. (Note: Below darkest shade on the bottom right is swatched left most since there was no space left on right :-} )
|Chanel Les 4 Ombres #232 Tisse Venitien|
#202 Tisse Camelia
Top left: Mid-toned mauve taupe with shimmery finish
Top right: Light warm white with satin to shimmery finish
Bottom left: Light peachy pink with satin to shimmery finish
Bottom right: Deep cool brown with satin finish
Impressions: This quad is one of the softly pigmented ones with more satin to shimmer finishes. I got this one sight unseen before I could swatch them today so it should be on its way to me at the moment. I love the color concept of it but about the intensity, I will write once more after I try it.
|Chanel Les 4 Ombres #202 Tisse Camelia|
#208 Tisse Gabrielle
Top left: Deep grey with blue/green shimmers, metallic finish
Top right: Light ivory with satin to shimmery finish
Bottom left: Deep purple/taupe with multi colored shimmer, I love this one!
Bottom right: A deep matte black
Impressions: This one is one of my favorites along with Tisse Venitien, therefore is the second one which came home with me. Lovely complex and pigmented shades and the matte black is just right for crease as well as liner. Expect to see this one in action very soon.
|Chanel Les 4 Ombres #208 Tisse Gabrielle|
#226 Tisse Rivoli
Top Left: A deep coolish brown taupe with very complex shimmer and metallic finish
Top right: Very light peach with satin to shimmery finish
Bottom left: Warm mid-toned bronze with metallic finish
Bottom right: Deep warm bronze with satin to matte finish
Impressions: That shade on top left is to die for, seriously. Rivoli is going to me my next pick, very pretty. I can see blue eyes rocking this quad but it would also work wonderfully on warm complexions. On me it may be a little meh, but I don't care because I want that taupe ;-)
|Chanel Les 4 Ombres #226 Tisse Rivoli|
#224 Tisse Riviera
Top left: Mid-toned cool blue with metal finish
Top right: Very light off-white pulling slightly pink with satin to matte finish, not very pigmented
Bottom left: Light bluish grey/silver with metallic finish
Bottom right: Deep cool matte black
Impressions: I like three of the shades (light pink didn't perform very good). This quad is the only really cool one among eight, so if this is what you want, you may want to check it out. Matte black and mid toned metallic blue were the best performers.
|Chanel Les 4 Ombres #224 Tisse Riviera|
#204 Tisse Vendome
Top left: Mid-toned khaki brown with satin to shimmery finish
Top right: Light off-white with peach undertones, satin to shimmery finish
Bottom left: Mid-toned very pigmented peach with satin to shimmery finish
Bottom right: Deep warm matte brown
Impressions: All four shades perform very good. Peach is very pigmented and gorgeous. Deepest shades is not very dark. It has a very interesting combination of khaki and peach. This would look fabulous on warm complexions.
|Chanel Les 4 Ombres #204 Tisse Vendome|
#214 Tisse Mademoiselle
Top left: Mid-toned golden brown with satin to shimmery finish
Top right: Light off-white with yellow undertones, satin finish
Bottom left: Light gold with satin to shimmery finish
Bottom right: Deep brown with green undertones, satin to shimmery finish
Impressions: This one is my least favorite of the bunch. All the shades are rather soft and shimmery including the darkest shade. Wished that the gold would be as gorgeous as the metallic shades e.g. taupe in Tisse Venitien and wished the darkest shade would be more matte, but maybe it is just me.
|Chanel Les 4 Ombres #214 Tisse Mademoiselle|
#228 Tisse Cambon
Top left: Mid-toned mauve taupe with shimmery finish
Top right: Light warm off-white with satin finish, not very pigmented
Bottom left: Mid-toned peachy pink with subtle golden shimmer
Bottom right: Deep reddish purple with matte finish
Impressions: This quad is very close to Chanel's Spring Quad and Duo. Taupe is lovely but white doesn't perform very good. Iridescent quality of pink is very pretty, wished purple would be a little deeper though.
|Chanel Les 4 Ombres #228 Tisse Cambon|
Here are the swatches of four new shades of Long Lasting Eyeliner, Iris is a very pretty shimmery purple with blue undertones, Blue Metallique is a shimmery mid-toned blue. Smokey Grey is the only limited edition of the bunch and the only matte one, can be very handy if you like a softer liner on you lower lash line. Marron Glace is a warm bronze shade with gorgeous shimmer.
|Chanel Long Lasting Eyeliner new shade swatches|
Here is a very nice construction that was delivered to Breuninger Stuttgart, SA told me that there are only three of these in Germany, so I took a picture for you. Those were real quads, 45 of those were stuck around a cube, very cute.
|Stuttgart Breuninger received one of the three fun Les 4 Ombres Cube which are being displayed in Germany.|
My favorites of the collection are Tisse Venitien, Tisse Gabrielle and Tisse Rivoli but I like almost all of them since they seem to have a consistent quality across the board. I will review the ones I picked in more detail soon. Good news is that they are permanent. New quads have 2g of eye shadows and retail for 50€ in Germany.
Have you checked these out? Which of them are your favorites?