Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie (248) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Eyeshadow Quad Review, Photos, Swatches

Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie (248) Mutli-Effect Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie (248) Mutli-Effect Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie (248) Mutli-Effect Eyeshadow Quad ($61.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a new, limited edition set of shades inspired by the “graceful world of ballet.” It’s a cooler-toned palette that features a cool pink, iridescent pink-white, violet, and taupe brown. The palette lacked pigmentation when used dry; the formula had to be used with a dampened brush to achieve more true-to-pan color, but even then, three of the four shades would fade as the product dried down (within minutes of initial application).

Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #1 is a light-medium pink with strong, cool undertones and a frosted finish. It was semi-sheer applied dry, and it was fully opaque if I used it with a dampened brush. The texture was soft and smooth, while the color wore well for eight hours. Dior House of Pinks #3 (LE) is darker, less shimmery. Make Up For Ever ME866 Frosted Pink (P, $21.00) is brighter. Make Up For Ever I864 Baby Pink (P, $21.00) is darker. Milani Bella Pink (13) (P, $4.49) is lighter. Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #5 (LE, $16.00) is warmer, darker. Urban Decay Coax (LE, $18.00) is darker. MAC Pinkluxe #1 (P) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #2 is a pink-tinted, cool-toned white with a frosted sheen. Again, it was sheer when applied dry, and it was mostly opaque when I applied it using a dampened brush. Too Faced Pink Frosting (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery. It wore well for seven and a half hours. MAC Harpooned Heart (LE, $15.00) is warmer. Make Up For Ever I902 Quartz (P, $21.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever I872 Pearly Pink (P, $21.00) is similar. Milani Bella Pink (13) (P, $4.49) is darker. MAC Violet Blend #1 (LE) is darker. Tarina Tarantino Diamond Dusk #2 (LE) is similar. Tom Ford Beauty Seductive Rose #1 (P) is warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Enchanted #1 (LE) is similar. MAC Fresh & Mint #2 (P, $21.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Young Venus (LE, $19.50) is darker. Dior Garden Pastels #3 (LE) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #3 is a muted, medium-dark purple with subtle warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-sheer color payoff applied dry, which intensified to slightly more opaque color when applied with a dampened brush. The texture was smooth, but it was a little dry and looked it on the lid. When I applied it damp, the color would fade back to the way it looked dry within a few minutes. It lasted for seven and a half hours. Urban Decay Hoodoo (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery. Milani Bella Purple (15) (P, $4.49) is warmer. NARS Jardin Perdu (Right) (LE, $24.00) is cooler-toned. Ulta Purple (P, $10.00) is darker. Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #6 (LE, $16.00) is similar. Sleek MakeUP Bliss in Barcelona (LE, $9.99) is brighter, cooler-toned. Tom Ford Beauty Lavender Lust #2 (P) is lighter. Urban Decay Voodoo (LE, $18.00) is darker, cooler-toned. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Tease #1 (P) is darker. theBalm Lavish Latoya (LE, $16.00) is cooler-toned. Urban Decay Rapture (LE, $18.00) is warmer. Urban Decay ACDC (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler-toned. Dior Garden Roses #3 (LE) is warmer. bareMinerals Encore (P) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #4 is a muted, dark brown with strong charcoal gray undertones and a golden sheen paired with very fine multi-colored shimmer. It was a surprisingly complex shade, and it’s such a shame that the rest of the quad wasn’t better. This shade had semi-opaque pigmentation when I tried using it dry, and it had full coverage when I used it damp. It wore well for eight hours. Tom Ford Beauty Ripe Plum (Right) (LE) is warmer, darker. MAC Cinder (Left) (LE) is lighter. Chanel Poesie #4 (LE) is cooler-toned. Stila Substance (P) is lighter, warmer. LORAC Chrome (P) is lighter. MAC Silver Dawn (LE, $19.50) is lighter, warmer. Dior Millenium (381) (P, $31.00) is lighter, warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie (248) Mutli-Effect Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie (248) Mutli-Effect Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie (248) Mutli-Effect Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie (248) Mutli-Effect Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie (248) Mutli-Effect Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie (248) Mutli-Effect Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie (248) Mutli-Effect Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie (248) Mutli-Effect Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #1 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #1 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #1 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #1 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #2 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #2 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #2 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #2 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #3 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #3 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #3 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #3 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #4 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #4 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #4 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #4 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie (248) Mutli-Effect Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie (248) Mutli-Effect Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie (248) Mutli-Effect Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie (248) Mutli-Effect Eyeshadow Quad

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Chanel Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow $62.00/0.07 OZ.
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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Christine, for some reason, the link for the dupes isn’t working at all – it’s “sorry, no dupes found” but you’ve clearly listed several….

What a disappointment! I admit, the purple and taupe-y colors looked so good on your arm yesterday, I was tempted. So glad I waited for your review. Thanks, Christine!

Awww! I am soooo happy I didn’t jump and order this! I almost did last night!It is so pretty. It is a shame! These are gorgeous shades. But,I can dupe them with not so good performing shadows. What is it with these high end companies and purple? I love the look btw. I will certainly be copying it. Love how you get the pink and purple in without the 80’s vibe coming in. You just saved me $61! Thank you Christine and sorry Chanel! Oh, Please never take away the dupes feature. It is great!

Yikes. For $ 61, this needs a lot more pigment, and has to apply well wet or dry. And do the colors blend too much, or maybe they are too sheer? I’m looking at the eye look, and it looks like 1 -2 colors, I can’t even tell there are 4 different colors.

Darn you, Chanel! I so wanted this to be good. It seems like Chanel’s collections have been suffering in the eyeshadow department, recently.

Why, oh why, does that #4 shade have to be so perfect? I love a charcoal-taupe that pulls stronger grey and this one looks so interesting. Dear Chanel, please release this shade as a single or in a stronger-performing palette. That is all. Thank you.

Christine, thanks again for another very timely and thorough review. Why, in my very messed-up, make-up math, do I think I now have an “extra” $106 (the cost of this quad and the blush) to spend?!? Because, I totally don’t 😉

Heh, the purple was kind of the only shadow here I was really interested in, because it is gorgeous. Shame about the performance though. I went to the dupes, and of course, just my luck the two favourites by colour (Hoodoo and Jardin Perdu) are LEs, LOL! The trials of a rogue, I tell ya… 😉

I generally love Chanel quads (not that I own many – just one) but this one looks very dupable to me. The colours are so-so with nothing original there and at this price one wants originality. Your eye look was lovely Christine – very delicate.

while I don’t mind to used eyeshadows with damp brush for more pigmentation but it’s kinda boring and troublesome too when almost every eyeshadows palettes are like this.I just want something that easy to use and have colors pay off enough when used dry

I can’t say I’m surprised by the lack of pigment. It seems on par with Chanel’s baked shadow formula I always saw in France.
I wish it was more pigmented, because the colors would contrast a lot more (and I think it’s a nice color combination). However I know many people in France who like their shadows like that, because they feel like full pigmentation is too much for them, as they prefer very subtle makeup. I’m not sure there’s such a big market for weakly pigmented shadows in the US though…

Good point. It seems like this quad was intentionally made sheer, because the product doesn’t appear chalky, patchy, or dusty the way that poorly formulated products that were meant to be more opaque look.

Although it didn’t use the word “sheer” in the copy, “ballet” evokes images of soft, sheer colors, layered like tulle. I don’t think this looks like an A+ palette, but I don’t know if I would have discounted the grade so much for it the colors having a more translucent quality because it seems like that is what they were going for. I personally love a good sheer eyeshadow (and I’m American) because it takes a bit of work to blend a highly-pigmented shadow into a sheer but even haze of color.

Oh how sad! Get it together! I have a hard time investing in a luxury brand when they can get “three of the four shades would fade as the product dried down” in their review! I want something that’s better than my drugstore or mid-end makeup! 🙁 Oh well, I guess I’ll just keep waiting until something better comes along. I want something A or A+ for me to pull out that kind of cash.

It is always annoying when products can be wet/dry in usage but ultimately, wet application still looks more like the dry application!

I’m not even sure if it will be in-stores, but a reader mentioned she bought hers at The Bay (Canada), so it might hit stores. I have no official info on this, so all I have is what Chanel listed on their website.

It’s a very pretty palette (especially shade 4) but I feel like I’ve seen all of these before. At first glance, when I was just scrolling past, it looked like one of Chanel’s. permanent quads before I took another look

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