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.
Chanel Tisse Rivoli (226) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad ($61.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a set of warm-toned neutrals. It is very reminiscent of Chanel Raffinement, though they’re not exactly the same, they are certainly similar. All four shades wore well for just over nine hours and after, there was very, very slight creasing (no primer). The texture is soft, smooth, and they eyeshadows are incredibly blendable. The only downside is that the baked formula is a very lightweight one, so the quad only contains 0.07 oz., when many single powder eyeshadows are 0.05 oz. on average. Visually, they don’t seem particularly small, and it is often the case with baked products that they weigh less than traditional powders, but it’s hard to say if it contains as many uses as the regular quads.