I bought this as a treat/bit of spoiling for myself. There are several quads in this “new” release from Chanel that I really like and covet but when I saw them all in-store, Gabrielle won my heart for a first purchase. It’s 4 wonderful neutrals – mostly cool taupe/grey shades but the light shade (almost white) is a bit warmer and so beautiful. It looks like it would be glittery and apply a bit scaly, but it goes on so smoothly, as do the other 3 shades. This is a great palette for every day. It sort of reminds me a bit of Guerlain’s Les Fumes though it’s more grey/black and this one has that fabulous white/highlight shade. So, perfect for work; perfect for business trips (you really wouldn’t need anything else unless you wanted something a bit less subdued for nigh-time) and perfect for a really elegant sultry, smokey eye. A bit pricey but so worth it.
Chanel Tisse Gabrielle (208) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad ($61.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a cooler-toned mix of darker neutrals with one warmer shade in the form of a white gold, otherwise the quad is variations on taupe. Overall, the eyeshadows wore well and lasted over eight hours (or longer, noted below), had decent to great pigmentation, and were easy to apply.