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.
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.
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.
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…
“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
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).
“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,