This is another in a long line of "Christine made me buy it" colour cosmetics. I first discovered the new "Tisse" shadows here at Temptalia and, after purchasing and totally loving Tisse Gabrielle, I treated myself to Tisse Rivoli. These 4 lovely shades on a brown theme are not so warm that I have a hard time wearing them. They are versatile, flattering and the texture is lovely. While they're not intensely pigmented, the colours are easily buildable. And I've found that the tiny applicators that come with these quads aren't sponge-tipped; they're more like cotton flannel and, surprisingly, they do a really good job of applying the shadows. They work even better than brushes do. Like I say, it was quite a surprise and I'm glad I didn't toss these, which is what I usually do with the tiny "sponge tipped" applicators that come with eye shadows.