Chanel released eight new Les 4 Ombres a few months ago in Europe and the collection rolled out about a month ago around the globe. If you follow me, you must have understood how crazy I am for this new formula. It is certainly one of my favorites out there at the moment, so the story goes, fast forward to the day, I ended up with all eight of them. I have reviewed six of them previously (check out the end of this post for the links) and here comes the seventh, one of the coolest among them, iridescent pink, taupe and plummy brown, it is #202 Tissé Camelia.
|Chanel Les 4 Ombres #202 Tissé Camelia|
Camelia is definitely one of those quads which will look best on paler and cooler complexions. It has very good color pay-off but the shades are rather muted and light. They are also not metallic like other quads, such as Rivoli or Venetien, so if you are not getting along with metallic shades, you may want to check out Camelia. It is the understated beauty among the others (along with Mademoiselle), great for a polished and feminine day look.
|Chanel Les 4 Ombres #202 Tissé Camelia|
Two of the shades, the taupe on the top left and the pink on bottom left have iridescent almost duo chrome quality which brings this palette to life. Under certain light, they have beautiful multi dimensional sheen. Call me crazy but this makes me visit the bathroom mirror from time to time just to check it out, anyone relate with my unhealthy obsession?. ;-)
|Close-up (with flash): Chanel Les 4 Ombres #202 Tissé Camelia|
Trying to find swatches which are color accurate was not that easy. I had some swatches under the sun but found out the shades don't show their qualities and get washed out by that. The best light to show the multi-dimensional effect is indoor lighting. Still it is hard to capture the real beauty.
Top left: Mid-toned taupe with slight lavender undertones. It is one of the duo-chromish shades and just to say that it has satin to shimmery finish would be an understatement. It is really lovely.
Top right: Shimmery off-white with a touch of pink. This has great color pay-off and lovely as a highlighter on the inner corner or once sparingly used, it also looks great under the brow bone.
Bottom left: A light iridescent peachy pink with duo chrome effect and very fine shimmer. It is my favorite shade of the quad, something like magic happens when I apply it on my lids, it brightens up the look in a very unique way. Love it!
Bottom right: A deep plummy brown with satin to matte finish. This one is dark enough for some drama if you are in need of one. It also can be used as a liner. Another lovely shade.
|Swatch (studio lighting): Chanel Les 4 Ombres #202 Tissé Camelia|
Now before I go on to in-action photos, I see my brows and tell myself "girl now you need a pair of tweezers" :-P Although my brows look like I am not plugging them, I have to say I do (very lightly!) because they get out of control (see below!). So for the time being please no comments about how bushy they look, lol, I will address this issue tonight!
Below I applied the white at the inner corner, pink at the lid all the way to the outer corner and taupe at the outer corner. I then defined the look with the deep brown on crease. Can you see how much the pink brightens up my lids? Have I already told you that I love it?
|In-action: Chanel Les 4 Ombres #202 Tissé Camelia and my bushy eye brows|
I thought I was missing a bright lip for so long so here is the rest of the look with Tom Ford Wicked on the cheeks (special thanks to Dawn who swapped it with me!), Guerlain Rouge G #864 in Rose Grenat on the lips, applied almost as a stain (yes it is so bright!)
|FOTD with Chanel Les 4 Ombres #202 Tissé Camelia and Guerlain Rouge G #864 Rose Grenat|
And to those of you who wonders how Tisse Camelia compares to a recently released Duo #70 Rose Majeur (which is also permanent), here you see that both shades of the duo are very different: Pink shade of Rose Majeur is warmer and brighter, dark shade is cooler and is more plummy. Another difference which is hard to capture is that Tisse Camelia has a duo chromish iridescent quality which Rose Majeur doesn't have. Needless to say that my pick from these two is Tisse Camelia.
|Swatch, comparison outdoors, Chanel Les 4 Ombres #202 Tissé Camelia and Chanel Duo #70 Rose Majeur|
Also check out the following posts if you haven't made up your mind yet. I will also review the last quad (Cambon) soon and write a wrap-up.
- Swatches of all quads (first impressions)
- #208 Tisse Gabrielle
- #232 Tisse Venitien
- #204 Tisse Vendome
- #226 Tisse Rivoli
- #224 Tisse Riviera
- #214 Tisse Mademoiselle
Final thoughts: Chanel Les 4 Ombres #202 Tissé Camelia is a lovely understated beauty, great for a polished day look, I believe it is best suited to lighter and cooler complexions, if you have tried it and made it work on a medium to darker complexion, it would be lovely if you let us know at the comment section below. And that iridescent pink on bottom left corner, it is to die for!
Are you also going bananas over these quads? Have you picked any yet?