Wish you all a wonderful weekend. Today in Stuttgart it is raining so much that we are about to convince ourselves that with global heating a tropical weather is about to be established over the ski resorts just a few hundred kilometers away. Wouldn't that be fun?
Chanel recently brought out a collection for eyes with three new eye shadow Les 4 Ombres palettes and Stylo Eyeshadows. Although I own all the Stylos released up to date but I decided to skip these this time around because in the morning I forget not to apply it near the eyes, like on my water line and end up burning my eyes. I also don't want something around my eyes which irritates them if it gets in, no thanks.
This left me pretty much with the palettes. I was about to get all three of them because you know I am such a fan of Chanel's recent eye shadow formula. I purchased all of their palettes from the permanent line up. I was about to order all three. That was before I stumbled upon a discussion at Instagram. Some make-up enthusiasts were not so delighted with the formula of these and they wrote that these are much different than the permanent palettes which were released two years ago. Needless to say I got very curious but decided to play it safe and get one of the new offers, Chanel Les 4 Ombres #272 Tissé Dimensions, to find out if they indeed had another formula. After testing this one out for a week on several days, here are my thoughts.
|Chanel Les 4 Ombres #272 Tissé Dimensions|
Packaging, oh well, nothing to say about it really. Some love it some hate it. I find it a bit out dated but I can live with it. At least it really is signature. I have some palettes which date back to my teenage years. The first palette I purchased from Chanel when I was just 20 years old looked exactly the same. I remember my boyfriend back then got me another one for my birthday, I was over the clouds. Of course he took advice of a common friend.
Chanel Les 4 Ombres #272 Tissé Dimensions has a cool pink/purple/silver color theme. If you know me, you could totally tell that it was my first choice from the new offerings.
Top Left: A mid-toned neutral silver with metallic finish. This one has the best color pay off in the palette. All on its own I find it crashing a bit too much with my coloring, looking too cool for my taste. Mixed with some pink or purple, I can pull it off.
Top Right: A very light ivory with satin to matte finish. This is great for some highlighting on inner corner or right below the brow bone. I found the pigmentation to be on the weak side. For example added to the inner corner after applying the eye look is not an option because it doesn't show up well. If it is applied first, then it applies better.
Bottom left: A light neutral pink with satin finish which is the looser of the palette. This is supposed to be the all over shade but it hardly shows up on my lids. I had to basically go five to ten times with a dense brush to achieve the pink look at the end of this post.
Bottom right: A deep purple with satin finish. The texture is a little dry, which wouldn't really disturb me all that much since I like the deeper shade a little dry for them not to have fall out but this one also produces fall out during application. *sigh*
|Close-up: Chanel Les 4 Ombres #272 Tissé Dimensions|
|Swatch: Chanel Les 4 Ombres #272 Tissé Dimensions|
This one brought Chanel Les 4 Ombres #228 Tissé Cambon to mind because of the purple and pink so I swatched them side by side for you. Tissé Dimension is a cooler version of Tissé Cambon because of the silver shade instead of taupe. The other three shades are almost the same except the fact that they are less pigmented versions of these. When you swatch Tissé Cambon, you feel that the texture is almost oily and much more pigmented. Tissé Dimension on the other hand feels drier, more powdery and lack pigment. I guess I don't have to write which one I personally prefer although I can see that if you are very fair and shy of pigment, you might even go for the new version.
|Swatch Comparison Chanel Les 4 Ombres #272 Tissé Dimensions vs. #228 Tissé Cambon|
Here are two looks I wore when I was testing Tissé Dimension. For the first one I layered silver and pink and applied the purple on the outer corner and crease. I tried to apply the ivory to the inner corner but it ended up not showing all that well.
|Eye look: Chanel Les 4 Ombres #272 Tissé Dimensions|
You had seen me wearing this look at my last post with La Mer Bronzing Powder (here). I am wearing Sisley Phyto Lip Twist in #11 Litchi on my lips which is my go to nude at the moment (reviewed here).
|FOTD: Chanel Les 4 Ombres #272 Tissé Dimensions|
I tried to stay away from the silver and create a pink/purple look which took me some time given how poorly pigmented the pink shade was. Below I am wearing the ivory on the inner corner, pink right after that on the whole lid and purple on the outer corner and crease. I completed the look with one of Diorific Matt Lipsticks from last holiday collection State of Gold.
|Eye Look: Chanel Les 4 Ombres #272 Tissé Dimensions|
|FOTD: Chanel Les 4 Ombres #272 Tissé Dimensions|
Final thoughts: All in all thumbs down unfortunately. I don't know why the formula of this one feels so different than the ones in the permanent collection. It is definitely a move in the wrong direction. I could buy any Chanel palette with eyes closed, now I believe I have to watch out. I recommend you getting Tissé Cambon instead of Tissé Dimensions if you are searching for a pink/purple eye shadow palette.
Disclaimer: The product in this post was purchased by me.
I am not paid for this review. All opinions are honest and my own.