New Baked Goods From Chanel: The New Baked Formula Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadows for Fall 2014

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Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow in Tissé Poésie

Wearing the new Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow in Tissé Poésie on my eyes

Darling, you’re so fancy! You’re so fancy with your tweed shift dress and your strand o’ pearls and your Kate Spade purse and your boots with the fur…

Wait — the boots there took it in the wrong direction.


I guess what I’m trying to say is this: sometimes drugstore just won’t do.

Although I love it. Don’t get me wrong, drugstore has its time and place, but sometimes it just won’t do, you know? Like when you’re heading to the Hamptons or Napa or a fancy to-do, and you want/need something a little more special or dressy than your usual fare.

Sometimes, you just want to treat yo’ self, and for those occasions, Chanel has new eyeshadow quads. 🙂

Yup, there’s some exciting stuff happening at Chanel this fall. They’re relaunching their famous Les 4 Ombres Quadra eyeshadows in a completely new baked formula.

Unlike the classic quads with the square pans, the pans in these new quads ($61 each and available now), which were inspired by Chanel’s vibrant tweed trappings, have a round shape and a baked formula.

The tweed theme is one Chanel has done before. You might remember the (now discontinued) tweed blushes from back in the day.

So, the theme isn’t a new one for Chanel, but they’ve taken it in a slightly different direction.

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadows in Tissé Vendôme, Tissé Vénitien, Tissé Poésie, Tissé Rivoli, Tissé Mademoiselle and Tissé Poésie

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadows in Tissé Vendôme, Tissé Vénitien, Tissé Poésie, Tissé Rivoli, Tissé Mademoiselle and Tissé Poésie

The threads here are metaphorical, as in the relationship among the colors in each quad. Each quad includes the colors to do an entire eye look from start to finish. You have two medium tones for color and contrast, a deeper shade for contouring and a light shade to highlight and illuminate.

The new baked formula also lasts a very long time (7-8 hours on my combination dry/oily lids), so if you have an all-day affair, you can apply one of these in the morning on top of a primer — I like NARS Pro Prime, which is the one I’ve been using with these — and the shadows won’t crease or smudge.

And you can do a bunch of different looks with each of these quads. You could dress it down using one of the lighter medium shades all over your lids, and then maybe add the darkest shade on your lash lines to keep it really simple. Or, you could go fancy-pants on that @ss with something more complicated.

Each of the quads actually comes with a little booklet to walk you through a few different looks.

Here’s the thing, though — I’ve been using five of the nine new quads, mostly the neutrals and one of the brights (the breathtaking bright green one on the Chanel website right now), and I’ve noticed that finish-wise, you don’t get a lot of matte options. There’s a lot of shimmer here, but I like to have a little bit of matte up in the mix, just because my creases aren’t super deep, so I like to define them with something deep and matte for depth.

You could achieve that depth with the darker shades here, which is the intention, but a lot of the darker shades glisten with shimmer. I just find that I get more depth from a matte in the crease than I do with a shimmer.

These new quads create a very distinct glow — very pretty — but it’s just that, you know, I feel like I need a little more matte up in the mix.

Not a big deal, but you know. Whatever. 🙂

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow in Tissé Poésie

Also on my cheeks and lips: BECCA Lychee Beach Tint

  • Tissé Vendôme: Copper, peachy beige, intense apricot and grayish brown
  • Tissé Gabrielle: Soft gray, iridescent white gold, grayish mauve and velvet gray
  • Tissé Camélia: Grayish lilac, rosy white, lavender pink and eggplant brown
  • Tissé Cambon: Iridescent mauve, pale pink, bright pink and deep violet
  • Tissé Mademoiselle: Intense beige, satin gold, luminous beige and khaki brown
  • Tissé Vénitien: Bluish green, silvery pink, platinum khaki and intense green
  • Tissé Rivoli: Golden taupe, light rosy beige, rose gold beige and reddish brown
  • Tissé Riviera: Metallic blue, light pink, shimmery gray and deep navy blue
  • Tissé Poésie: (Limited Edition) Golden beige, light pinkish beige, bronze taupe and a dark purplish bronze
Chanel Quadra Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow in Tissé Vénitien

Tissé Vénitien

The bright green.

THE bright green.

I mean — oh, my goodness. This one has a light green and a really intense, deep bright green which contrasts with a silvery pink and a lighter platinum.

Tissé Vénitien is all about drama, and I bet it would be really pretty for a night look, or if during the day you want to go buck wild with a dramatic eye.

Chanel Quadra Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow in Tissé Vendôme

Tissé Vendôme

Tissé Vendôme’s pop of orangey coral might seem really scary, but I think it’s drop-dead gorgeous in the crease, where it adds warmth and brightness. I’d call this quad the friendliest for everyday wear because of the two brown shades. You have a golden brown and a darker brown that’s not too shimmery.

Chanel Quadra Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow in Tissé Mademoiselle

Tissé Mademoiselle

OHHH! That khaki in Mademoiselle is off the chain. It’s the darker shade. When I see that one I just kind of freak out a little.

The other three shades in this quad are on the lighter side of the chromatic swimming pool, which makes me think that this quad would look really epic on lighter lasses.

Chanel Quadra Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow in Tissé Rivoli

Tissé Rivoli

I’m gonna have to bust out my stick of MAC Costa Riche for this! Rivoli has a lot of reddish brown and rose gold tones in it that I think will make it a very pretty daytime look quad to wear in the fall.

Chanel Quadra Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow in Tissé Poésie

Tissé Poésie (limited edition)

Posse? Pwasie?

Poésie, the sole limited edition quad among the nine, is the one I’m wearing in these pics.

It has that purply bronze thing I’ve been into lately. There’s a lighter golden beige, a peachy beige and two darker tones — a shimmery bronzed taupe and a shimmery purplish taupe.

An excellent daytime option when you don’t want to wear your basic, super simple browns.

I think that among all nine quads, it’s the one that’ll look amazing on the widest range of eye colors. Its purple and bronze should complement brown and (especially) hazel eyes beautifully, and there’s also a bit of reddish undertones, too, within the purple, which should look fantastic with blue eyes.

Chanel Tissé Poésie Swatch

Tissé Poésie

Chanel Tissé Vendôme Swatch

Tissé Vendôme

Chanel Tissé Mademoiselle Swatch

Tissé Mademoiselle

Chanel Tissé Rivoli Swatch

Tissé Rivoli

Chanel Tissé Vénitien Swatch

Tissé Vénitien

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow in Tissé Poésie

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow in Tissé Poésie

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow in Tissé Poésie

On my eyes I’m also wearing Chanel Cassis Waterproof Eyeliner and Rouge Bunny Rouge Witchery Modelling Mascara

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadows in Tissé Vendôme, Tissé Vénitien, Tissé Poésie, Tissé Rivoli, Tissé Mademoiselle and Tissé Poésie

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadows in Tissé Vendôme, Tissé Vénitien, Tissé Poésie, Tissé Rivoli, Tissé Mademoiselle and Tissé Poésie

Because they’re Chanel, these new quads, unfortunately, come with Chanel prices. They’re $61 each, compared to $59 for the classic quads (which aren’t altogether disappearing, BTW, but they are increasing in price to $61), but I think of it this way: I can’t afford actual Chanel tweed, but thanks to these, I can still kind of wear Chanel tweed.

I don’t know… That may be stretching it in terms of makeup math, aka makeup justification.

Oh, well. 🙂


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  1. Tatiana says:

    These are gorgeous. The one I want most is Poesie, but I cannot find it anywhere. I guess, I will have to make a second selection.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Tatiana, Do you live near a Nordstrom? I saw one there last week.

      • Tatiana says:

        I was looking for this online. But today I had a free hour, so I popped into my local Nordstrom and they had three left, so I bought it pronto!! So excited! Now I think I want a second one. The formula on these is fantastic!

  2. Divya says:

    Posie is beautiful! Thats actually one shade which looks most wearable to me and lo! its an LE number! great! 😐
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  3. NeapolitanMimi says:


    I went to Nordstrom on Saturday just to check these out. There was a sale so all the SA’s were busy so I just stood there swatching all these (and probably drooling) like a crazy woman. At one point I was trying to swatch the fake one (HAHA) and the SA came over and was like “honey, that one’s not real”. I was in sweet Chanel reverie and kind of dreamingly looked at her and said “how can you choose just one?!?” Wow, I have issues!

    I couldn’t choose. So I left empty handed from the Chanel counter (YSL and Trish McEvoy…completely different stories!). There was a Master MA there – I knew he knew what was going on because his shoes matched his suit exactly. But I couldn’t get in his chair, unfortunately!

    I will be combing through this post for help! Thanks for being so thorough. I definitely needed this assistance! 😉

  4. Izzie says:

    Tissé Rivoli is très jolie. I think it might be my favorite out of the bunch, solo glad it’s not LD!
    Izzie recently posted … Review: Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick

  5. Julie says:

    I picked up Poésie a couple of weeks ago and I absolutely love it! Apparently the little applicators that come with it are made of velour, not just the normal sponge tip. They’re supposed to give the colors a more intense look than using traditional brushes! Either way, they make it feel like a kitten’s paw is brushing over your eyelids!

  6. I have Tisse Vendome and Tisse Mademoiselle and love them both! Tisse Vendome is my favorite amongst the two as I LOVE the orangey-peachy-pink shadow!
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  7. Chelsea says:

    po-ay-zee (a bit Americanized) – means poetry!

    I am dying for mademoiselle. THE KHAKI.

  8. Geez, girl — these photos are seriously stunning!

    I love the look of these new Chanel quads, but I agree with you on their lack of mattes. Like, I love shimmer as much as the next girl, but it’s nice to mix up your textures a bit, you know? (I think Clarins really “gets this,” personally — their palettes always seem to have a great mix of sparkle and satin.)
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  9. Natalie says:

    I see what you’re saying on the lack of matte shadows. I feel like I would miss them, I lean hardcore on my mattes. I like having 2 good ones, one medium and one deep for extra definition power.

    Otherwise these look really pretty!
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  10. Aida says:

    I really want Tissé Vénitien, it’s gorgeous!

  11. fancie says:

    All of them look really pretty! I agree that Chanel should have tossed a few more mattes in the mix. I hate shimmer in my crease since I have hooded lids. I wished companies would start adding more mattes to all palettes!
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  12. Sylirael says:

    Ooh, I want Tisse Venitien so much! I swatched it in Smith and Caugheys the other day (magically, these are in NZ already, probably because the baked formula is the normal Chanel quad we have always gotten anyway).
    Sylirael recently posted … The Rogue at the Social – Marc Jacobs Lovemarc Lip Gel in Have We Met?

  13. Alana Wise says:

    Oh my goodness! These are literally heaven. I didn’t pick up the previous ones because I was hesitant on the price and never knew if I’d want them THAT much! This has changed my mind and I seriously hope they are in the UK soon..because I need at least 2 maybe 3 haha! Thank you for this post, I will be referring back to this when I make my choice.

    Alana x |

  14. Thao says:

    hi, please let me know what did you wear on your lip? The color is so beautiful. Thanks

  15. Anon says:

    I’ve been considering buying one of these quads for a while now, and this is the first even remotely helpful blog I’ve read about it. Pictures are clear, 3 of the quads I’m considering buying are included. Just wanted to say thank you for doing a fabulous job! Xx

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