Looking for a Polished Party Quad? Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow in Tissé Vénitien Fits the Bill

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Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow in Tissé Vénitien

Wearing Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow in Tissé Vénitien

Fact: Chanel’s new Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow in Tissé Vénitien ($61) will not be tardy for the party.

No way. She’ll be right on time.


This quad dazzles with shimmering greens — one of which, the metallic light greenish platinum on the left, is the star of the show for me — and a quiet dash of pink.

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow in Tissé Vénitien

The greenish platinum sparkles like the desert sky at midnight during a new moon, yet amazingly, it isn’t obnoxious. For a party ready look in mere seconds, I like to use my finger to apply it to the center of my lids.

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow in Tissé Vénitien

Tissé Vénitien is one of the new Chanel tweed-inspired quads with the baked formula.

Like the others, it’s supposed to cover all the bases for an eye look from start to finish, but with that, I have to disagree. I feel like you also need at least one matte up in the mix to contour with, and also to contrast with all of the shimmer here; otherwise, it’s sparkle overload.

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow in Tissé Vénitien

Not a big deal, though. Just add one or more mattes from your collection. I’m using MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Give Me Sun here, which I popped into the creases for depth.

I’m also wearing…

Chanel Tissé Vénitien Swatch

Tissé Vénitien

“The green party quad.” That’s how I think of Tissé Vénitien. For me it’s the fun one from the collection, the one made for fabulously fun elegance.

The habit of heroes

Be Bold, You Intrepid Soul

Be bold, you intrepid soul

On my walk yesterday I spotted a small slip of paper on the ground right in front of a vacant bus stop. It was just fluttering there in the grass.

I noticed some handwriting on it, so I bent down for a closer look (I’m kind of nerdy and nosy that way, haha!).


I don’t know who wrote it or why it was there. Maybe it was a bookmark that had fallen out of someone’s book. No idea. But it moved me. I felt like the universe was reminding me to be brave (and not to just sit on my butt).

It says…

“Casting off the shackles that bind you, you hurl yourself toward an end you can only dimly see. This is the very stuff of faith, the habit of heroes. Be bold, intrepid soul.

To the author of this little note, wherever you are, thank you. 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Amanda says:

    Karen, this looks beautiful. Just gorgeous. I recently splurged on three of the Chanel quads- one new, two of the older formulas, and I love them all. But this one!! I never would have guessed it would wear this beautifully. Wow.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Amanda,

      Thank you! Greens can look intimidating in the pan, but can be surprisingly wearable if you ground them with mattes. 🙂

      What quads did you get, by the way? I hope you picked up Mystic Eyes or Spices (two of my faves).

  2. Tisse Venetien looks stunning on you, Karen, but I feel that in general you pull off smoky or more dramatic colors really well. Also, what an amazing note to find on the ground. So inspiring and thought-provoking — thank you so much for sharing, that note is so timely for me as well right now!
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  3. Agata says:

    This quad is beautiful and it really looks great on you. But I’m in love with your cheeks here. So pretty!
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    • Karen says:

      Hi Agata, Thank you! I did a stronger contour and highlight. I’m not sure about the contour powder though…still working it out. What eye makeup did you wear today? 🙂

  4. Marisa says:

    Hey Karen!
    Thanks for previewing this palate I think I have found my make up for this years Christmas party! It’s never to early for me to keep on the look out 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Hi Marisa, This will be a beautiful holiday party palette! Do you like wearing false lashes? They totally take this palette to the next level. 🙂

  5. Icequeen81 says:

    The Champagne shade is beautiful. Nice message

  6. Teri says:

    Oh wow Karen, you are rocking this quad! I loved the shades immediately after I saw it for the first time. So so tempting!
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  7. Vanessa says:

    What an amazing note 🙂

  8. Sunny says:

    This is definitely a quad I’ve been eyeing! It’s a good call to throw in a matte or two for sure. The finished look has so much dimension! <3
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  9. Amanda says:

    Karen, I bought the LE Poesie one, Eclosion, and yup, Spices. I was torn between Mystic Eyes and Eclosion. I love your blog! It’s the first thing I look at in the morning! Im trying to go through the older posts and compile a list of must haves and HGs.

  10. Marisa says:

    Hey Karen!
    I have never tried falsies :() But… I would definitely give the a try for this pallette!

  11. sone says:

    Such a lovely find Karen!!

  12. Kim says:

    Gorgeous as always but there is definitely a lot of shimmer. I feel a little blinded just from looking at the pics in the pan/swatches. They’re beautifully toned down on your eyes, though!

    I love that you found that note – I’d take it as a sign from the universe, too. I found the source for you. Pisces Horoscope from July 5, 2010: http://www.philstar.com/horoscope/590048/july-5-2010
    I like it even more now since I’m a Pisces. I hope I was bold on that day! 🙂

  13. Brian aka Roulette says:

    I can’t believe no one has mentioned your lashes!! I gotta look those up. Love the way they look, that was the first thing I noticed.

  14. Shelley says:

    Karen… Did you try Googling the words on that note you found? I was a little curious, so I decided to do so myself. I found the exact quote on an online horoscope page under Pices. Looks like someone was using it to motivate themselves before the words were passed on to you by divine intervention (or carelessness on the owner’s part and curiosity on yours).

    B-T-Dubbs, this quad looks amazing on you!

  15. Renee says:

    Karen, I don’t know what you did with your lashes but you look fantastic! Dare, I say years younger?? Simply beautiful, and the Chanel quad is too. Oh, and thank you for posting that note. I feel like I needed to hear that as well. 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Hi Renee,

      I’m wearing falsies. 🙂 They’re the Perversion False Lashes by Urban Decay. They photograph well but are pretty heavy and uncomfortable. Ahh, the things we do in the name of makeup!

  16. fancie says:

    The quad looks beautiful and the look you created is so pretty! You really rocked it!
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  17. Cathy says:

    I adore these new Chanel shadows and have four of them. The Tisse Venitien was the final purchase because I simply loved the colour and the promo photo made it a must-have. Although the green is sensational on, I just couldn’t get the look I wanted, but you’ve nailed it…using a matte colour in the crease. What a brilliant idea! Aren’t you clever? Thanks so much for that tip.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Cathy,

      I’m going to try to recreate the promo pic just for fun one of these days. I love that eye look. What other palettes did you pick up?

      • Cathy says:

        I bought Tisse Cambon, Rivoli, Camelia, Vendome and Gabrielle. Uh-oh. That’s five. They’re all gorgeous, but do need combining with some matte shades.

  18. Barbara says:

    You never say what is on your LIPS which is usually so very pretty!!! I want to know lip colors, please!

  19. Laura says:


    Will you please do a tutorial of this look on Youtube?


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