Chanel Tisse Smoky (246) Eyeshadow Quad Review, Photos, Swatches

Chanel Tisse Smoky (246) Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Tisse Smoky (246) Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Tisse Smoky (246) Eyeshadow Quad ($61.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a set of shades to give you a classic, gray smoky eye. It’s by no means particularly unique, but if you tend to go for a softer, smoky eye in shades of gray, you may appreciate having them altogether. I prefer using this one damp, even though Chanel doesn’t seem to call out this formula as a wet/dry one (but it has that baked-like texture that lends itself well to the dual application), but that being said, this one isn’t “pigment-rich” for most shades when used dry.

Tisse Smoky #1 is a medium, silvery gray with a frosted finish and neutral-to-cool undertones. The texture was soft, silky, and very smooth to work with, though it seemed a little prone to sheering out on the lid. It lasted for seven and a half hours before fading. Make Up For Ever ME116 Silver (DC, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Parisienne #3 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Plum Tulle #1 (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Rock Icon (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Dior Trompe L'Oeil (011) (LE, $31.00) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Ice Crystals (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). L'Oreal Primped & Precious (LE, $7.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Viseart Mercury (GPV2 #14) (P, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Sugar Bells (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Pat McGrath Sterling (PiP, $25.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Chloe (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild The Night's Quad #4 (LE, ) is brighter (90% similar). Dior Smoky Canvas #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Drippin' Diamonds (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NYX Tin (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Misfit (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). KVD Beauty Moonshine (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Icy (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Interstellar (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #18 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tisse Smoky #2 is a brightened white with cooler undertones and a frosted sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a soft, blendable texture that was finely-milled and adhered well to bare skin. This shade wore for eight hours before fading. Guerlain Les Nuees #2 (LE, ) is brighter (95% similar). NYX Frostbite (P, $6.00) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Pearl (LE, $32.50) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D124 Crystalline White (DC, $21.00) is brighter, warmer (95% similar). MAC Crystal Avalanche (DC, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). ColourPop Tassel (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME122 Snow (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Oiseaux de Nuit #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ice Queen #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Nutcracker (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Camelia #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). LORAC Ghostly (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). KVD Beauty Anti-Star (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Rue Allent (Left) (LE, ) is darker, warmer, lower quality (90% similar). Guerlain Cygne Blanc #2 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D200 Crystalline Mauve Turquoise (DC, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Self Portrait 2 #2 (DC, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Flawless Figure (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tisse Smoky #3 is a medium-dark gray with cool undertones and a soft, pearly sheen. It had good color payoff applied dry, and it wore well for eight hours before fading. The soft, smooth texture made it easy to work with. Laura Mercier Gunmetal (LE, $23.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME108 Steel (DC, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). KVD Beauty Piaf (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Abracadabra (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Lancome Nuit (PiP, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). ColourPop Feather (LE, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Silver Screen (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Buxom Cool Caviar (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). CoverGirl Charcoal (335) (P, $4.99) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Au Fil de L'Eau #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Obsidian (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Quick Silver (09M) (PiP, $29.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). KVD Beauty Dios (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Burberry Nickel (304) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Starry Night #3 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #2 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC A Waft of Grey #3 (PiP, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Tundra (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Bad Behaviour (DC, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Jardin Perdu (Left) (DC, $25.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tisse Smoky #4 is a medium-dark black with cool undertones and a satin-matte finish. The pigmentation was rich and intense with true-to-pan color that had a silky-smooth texture that applied like a dream. This was the best shade in the palette. On me, it started to fade after eight hours of wear. Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 16 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Ulta Night Sky (P, $10.00) is warmer (95% similar). ColourPop Knight (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Obsidian (01) (DC, $39.00) is darker (95% similar). Lancome It list (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Volcano Fairy Wren (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Les (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Bleuluxe #5 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Viseart Carbon (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Sense of Doubt (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Smokeluxe #5 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Jazz #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Coloured Raine Black Moon (DC, $6.99) is darker (95% similar). MAC Fashion Legend (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Gameplayer (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). KVD Beauty Onyx (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Swept Up (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Matira (DC, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Woof (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Chanel Tisse Smoky (246) Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Tisse Smoky (246) Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Tisse Smoky (246) Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Tisse Smoky (246) Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Tisse Smoky (246) Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Tisse Smoky (246) Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Tisse Smoky (246) Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Tisse Smoky (246) Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Tisse Smoky #1 Eyeshadow
Chanel Tisse Smoky #1 Eyeshadow

Chanel Tisse Smoky #1 Eyeshadow
Chanel Tisse Smoky #1 Eyeshadow

Chanel Tisse Smoky #2 Eyeshadow
Chanel Tisse Smoky #2 Eyeshadow

Chanel Tisse Smoky #2 Eyeshadow
Chanel Tisse Smoky #2 Eyeshadow

Chanel Tisse Smoky #3 Eyeshadow
Chanel Tisse Smoky #3 Eyeshadow

Chanel Tisse Smoky #3 Eyeshadow
Chanel Tisse Smoky #3 Eyeshadow

Chanel Tisse Smoky #4 Eyeshadow
Chanel Tisse Smoky #4 Eyeshadow

Chanel Tisse Smoky #4 Eyeshadow
Chanel Tisse Smoky #4 Eyeshadow

Chanel Tisse Smoky (246) Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Tisse Smoky (246) Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Tisse Smoky (246) Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Tisse Smoky (246) Eyeshadow Quad

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As soon as I saw it was a Chanel quad, I said, “uh oh, what if Christine likes it?” This month is getting to be an expensive month for cosmetics for me!

I ordered this last week-still waiting. I do prefer a not too intense smoky look and I think base could amp it up. I really love this look you did- a nice soft, smoky eye. If using it damp, would that ruin the shadow if it’s not meant to be used that way?
Just an aside. I think I am acquiring an addiction to Chanel quads. I caught a glimpse of Tisse Gabrielle in-store over the weekend. My next acquisition. So very pretty!

I haven’t had any issues using these damp! I used almost all of the original releases that way inadvertently, and they are just fine 🙂

Nicole, I think you mentioned you got a free sample of the Bobbi Brown Cream Shadow Stick in Shadow from Sephora rewards? It’s a matte medium gray. Tisse Smoky layers beautifully over that — I had a perfect smoky eye in about 5 minutes with minimal fuss, and the look lasted all day.

I have this quad and have been playing with it for almost a week. Overall, I agree with your rating. I like that you can go from soft to medium to full with this kit. I always have to use primer on my oily lids, and with primer, I say the pigmentation is medium to full but with a cream base, it can be built up to a dramatic effect. The shadows are smooth and layer beautifully over the BM 5-in-1 BB cream shadows, Bobbi Brown cream shadow sticks, Laura Mercier caviar sticks, and Giorgio Armani Eye Tints. I did experience some fading with #3, but this shadow goes right over the oily spot on my lid, so that’s probably just me, but a cream base definitely helps with that one. I agree the black is the best shade by far, and it’s a great satin matte (not too shimmery but not flat matte either), and it’s so hard to get blacks right. The colors aren’t unique, but they make a beautiful classic smoky eye, and it’s hard to get such great shadows all in one handy kit. I’ve tried other HE smoky eye kits (Burberry and Guerlain) and had to return them because they were of lesser quality (faded, sheer, powdery, muddy), so I’m very happy to find this one.

Hey Christine, the glossover for Tisse smokey #4 is coming up as unrated. It might just be my computer but I thought you should know just in case it wasn’t a problem at my end lol 🙂 x

This makes for a perfectly appropriate daytime smokey eye. I really love how all 4 shades work together seamlessly, but not in a way that looks all running together either. Love the eye look you did here, because it shows how this can work for day wear!

I love this! I love the slight cool undertones to everything. I really feel like I need this but I’m not sure I can justify it!

I think you may have missed the grade on the black shade, I only see a – symbol!

Really pretty colours and surprisingly good quality, for some reason I thought this would be much worse!
Not for me though – greys usually turn an unflattering icy-blue on my eyelids, so I generally turn to taupe for my grey fix (and even then they often turn too blue!).

I honestly didn’t have high hopes the second I saw the colors in this palette, what a pleasant surprise! Also there’s no grade for shade #4 but a “–” sign.

This is a nice palette. I swatched it the other day, though I think I like the blue better, mostly because I don’t have much in blue, but I have so many silvery, grey, white and black eyeshadows.

This is a really gorgeous quad from Chanel, the colours are perfectly graduated for a cool toned look. I love both the greys, and the black and white fit in really well. Love this quad.
Your eye look is beautiful Christine.

As much as I like the Tisse quads, this one just doesn’t generate much excitement for me (probably a good thing!). It amuses me to think how once, greys were my favourite eyeshadows and I’d have been all over this but now, like I say, just not too exciting but I am really glad this performed so well.

Was not expecting this to get such a good grade! A nice surprise! I don’t wear colors like this much, so thankfully, I won’t be buying it. Still need to dig into my fall collection quad!

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