Chanel Tisse Venitien (232) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad Review, Photos, Swatches

Chanel Tisse Venitien (232) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Tisse Venitien (232) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Tisse Venitien (232) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad ($61.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a cooler-toned set of shades where pewter and green dominate. I’m not sold on the inclusion of the peach shade in this quad; I longed for something cooler-toned–more beige or almost like a gray-ish beige. I also found that against my skin tone, the natural warmth seemed to overwhelm both greens and made them run together with the pewter shade. Overall, the colors had good color payoff, were easy to apply and blend, and wore well without primer.

The entire quad, though visually they don’t seem particularly small, contains less product than most palettes/quads (including the regular U.S. version of quads). Baked formulations often weigh less than more traditional powder formulas do, but it’s hard to say if it contains as many uses as the regular quads.

Tisse Venitien #1 is described as a “blue green.” It’s a muted, dirty green-teal with a frosted finish. It had subtle cool undertones. The texture felt soft and finely-milled, but it seemed slightly dry. The color coverage was mostly opaque and stayed on for nine hours before fading. MAC Legendary Lure (LE, $19.50) is darker. Tarina Tarantino Very Wicked (LE) is similar. Urban Decay Damaged (LE, $18.00) is brighter. Fyrinnae Jaguar (DC, $6.80) is cooler-toned, brighter. Urban Decay Snare (P, $18.00) is greener. MAC Clarity (LE, $21.00) is darker. Giorgio Armani #16 (P, $33.00) is lighter, more metallic. bareMinerals Editor’s Pick (LE) is darker, cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Tisse Venitien #2 is described as a “silver pink.” It’s a light, peachy-pink with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had mostly opaque color coverage, though it is close enough to my skin tone that it may seem like it isn’t (but it is!). On me, the color wore well for nine hours before starting to fade slightly. Chanel Tisse Camelia #3 (P) is slightly pinker. NARS Europa (P, $29.00) is less shimmery. theBalm #14 (P, $6.50) is more shimmery. theBalm #4 (P, $6.50) is warmer. Dior Pastel Fontanges #5 (LE) is pinker. Laura Mercier Sparkling Dew (LE, $22.00) is lighter. Too Faced Bubbly (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Too Faced Whiskers on Kittens (LE, $16.00) is similar. Urban Decay Dope (LE, $18.00) is pinker. MAC Easy Gesture (LE, $15.00) is similar. LORAC Champagne (P) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Tisse Venitien #3 is described as a “platinum khaki.” It’s a dirty, neutral-to-warm toned pewter with a blend of gold, silver, and antique gold. It sometimes leans green-ish and other times looks silver. It had really good color payoff, but the texture was slightly powdery–almost like it was too soft–but it has a really hypnotizing sparkle to it. Applied, it lasted for nine and a half hours before slightly creasing. Kat Von D Melancholia (P) is warmer. MAC Hazy Day (LE, $15.00) is less sparkly. MAC Antique Diamond (P, $18.50) is lighter, cream. MAC Silver Birch (LE, $21.00) is darker. MAC Modern Pewter (LE, $19.50) is less sparkly but very similar in color. Dior Garden Roses #4 (LE) is cooler-toned. Benefit Skinny Jeans (P, $10.00) is cream. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Tisse Venitien #4 is described as an “intense green.” It’s a cool-toned, dark forest green with a pearly sheen. It had nice pigmentation, and it applied evenly and smoothly to the skin. It wore well for just over nine hours before I noticed a tiny bit of creasing. MAC Legendary Lure (LE, $19.50) is darker. theBalm #3 (P, $6.50) is more matte. Makeup Geek Envy (P, $5.99) is similar. Urban Decay Damaged (LE, $18.00) is brighter, lighter. MAC Eat, Love (LE, $15.00) is less shimmery, darker. Urban Decay Loaded (P, $18.00) is cooler-toned, bluer. bareMinerals Max Volume (LE) is lighter. Make Up For Ever #80 (P, $20.00) is lighter, greener. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Chanel Tisse Venitien (232) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Tisse Venitien (232) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Tisse Venitien (232) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Tisse Venitien (232) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Tisse Venitien (232) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Tisse Venitien (232) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Tisse Venitien (232) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Tisse Venitien (232) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad

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Chanel Tisse Venitien #1 Eyeshadow
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Chanel Tisse Venitien #3 Eyeshadow
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Chanel Tisse Venitien (232) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Tisse Venitien (232) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad (Marc Jacobs Intro(vert) eyeliner)

Chanel Tisse Venitien (232) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Tisse Venitien (232) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad

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She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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It’s funny. All the shades I’m liking in these Chanel quads are ones I’ve been depotting from my 88 shimmer bh palette. I’m glad I have stuff that’s similar!

GASPING at the gorgeousness of this. Christine, it doesn’t get much mention (because it’s so hard to come by) but I’m wondering if #3 is at all close to TheBalm’s Insane Jane?

I am so wanting this quad (though I’ve got Damaged, Loaded, Melancholia, Skinny Jeans – it’s drying out – Dope, Snare and Very Wicked – but they’re not all in the same place, all together, all….swooningly in one gorgeous palette. Why do these have to be so lovely and so good???? Now i need to decide – Rivoli or this one???

I totally agree with you about the peach shade but I still find this one absolutely gorgeous quad. Christine, is it just me or are you not a fan of wearing eyeshadow on your bottom lashes? πŸ™‚

Not sure what you mean by eyeshadow on my lower lashes? I wear eyeshadow smudged with eyeliner on my lower lash line frequently, and I almost always wear mascara on my lower lashes.

That pewter looks absolutely stunning! I swatched this last weekend but talked myself out of purchasing until I saw your review!

Very much agree with you. The peach shade looks out of place and I would go for a neutral or golden brown. The other shades are very pretty though.

This is the one I picked up, and I love it! The pewter shade is what really caught my eye when I first looked at the new quads. (Mine isn’t quite powdery, though I noticed the tiniest bit of fallout if I didn’t picked up too much product. A light touch goes a long way with these!) The black shade is a great liner on my fair skin because it’s so soft, and I was really surprised at how well it stood up on my lower lash line – no fallout or anything! The green and pewter are really the shades that make the quad, but I see that pink being a real workhorse in the future.

(As a fair warning to others with hooded eyes, I do think primer is a must with this shimmery formula – I did notice a bit of transfer to the upper eye if I didn’t have NARS Smudgeproof laid down first.)

I forgot to add – on me, the peach shade pulls very pink, so it doesn’t stand out as too warm against the rest of the quad. The green is also distinctly green compared to the pewter, so I think cooler skin tones are definitely the ones who will benefit the most from this!

I ended up using it on my brow bone, but it wouldn’t have been my first choice for a brow highlighter shade!

Of the six new quads I purchased, this has turned out to be the one I’ve been reaching for most often. You created quite a deep look and, of course, we’ve all seen the dramatic promo picture Chanel is using. With my deep set eyes; however, I prefer a look that emphasizes the lighter, hazier aspect of the quad. For women like me who need or want a lighter approach, there is a gorgeous eye tutorial on the makeup box that is all about delicate jade and blush. No matter how it is applied, though, I think it just goes to show how wonderfully versatile these new quads can be. Love VΓ©nitien!

I get the feeling that Chanel put out these palettes as replacement/complements to ones previously offered as LE or discontinued. They seem to be treading old ground that may be unknown to many buyers who haven’t seen older palettes. The new formulation is indeed new but, yes, there is less actual product.

Of the 4 colors offered in each palette, only 1 or 2 in each appeal to me. Chanel has always tended to have the throw-away shade in their quadras, but I find the appeal of these shadows is more in the finish/formula than anything else.

That said, I find the colors very nice for you!

Nice colour choices, but I wish that first shade was a little lighter and brighter. Ah well, I have enough green eyeshadow anyway.

The eyeliner on the other hand… wow, it looks amazing and really completes the look. Probably going to be impossible to track down in the uk without extorionate shipping fees though.

I really like this look on you! I’m not sure but I think the colors might have a touch too much yellow in them to work for me.

Erin, I’m an NW10/15 and find the colors ran much cooler on my skintone than they did on Christine. If the greens don’t do much for you, though, I really liked Riviera and Gabrielle, too, which were definitely cooler toned than the promo image suggested.

As is the case for about 90% of shades that release, any brand, any price point, LOL! Hard to be truly original these days πŸ˜‰

I actually didn’t have anything in my (fairly extensive) collection that came close to the green. πŸ™‚ The pewter, somewhat, but even that was still pretty unique.

I disagree with for this compact. The others…yes, they even look like a Urban Decay Naked compact…..but not these colors…..especially that silver green.

Then peach shade makes this quad seem very dated; peach/green was a quite common pairing in the laye-80s, in clothing & makeup. Still, the quad is very pretty, and I do like all then shades, although individually-I would have liked to have seen a very deep green or brown in there, instead of one of the greens…

Since it seems like every quad has a highlighter-esque shade, at least a cooler beige would have made more sense (at least, to me!).

This is my favourite one of these quads! If I ever end up getting one (I think they’re like $130 here, LOL), this will be it! Gladly, they’re permanent, so there’s time to save πŸ˜‰

Love the look you did with this – I agree the peach is a bit random… I know totally what they were going for (peach + green = win, usually), but I think it would have needed a bit more oomph in the actual ‘peach’ department, which might have been more vibrant than Chanel probably wants its permanent quads to be.

Wow…this is the only one i didn’t order because it didn’t look like much online in the palette…Now seeing the swatches and applied i will have to get it also! Looks great on you

Thank you, Alia! I can’t believe you resisted one! I can’t resist ALL if I already have almost all of them, lol.

Just curious, how similar do you think is this to Chanel Lilium? Is it worth buying if I already have Lilium? They seem quite similar, yet I still want to add this to my collection!

I actually think it’s quite different! The lighter green and brown in Lilium aren’t really replicated in Venitien, and the green is much more emerald green in Lilium vs. the darker, smokier green of Venitien!

There are very few $61 dollar eye shadows that can tempt me, but this is it. I’m going to try to dupe it from my existing collection tho.

Funny… the greens always get me. The blue shadows, I can’t make them work. Is there such a thing as a warm blue, or does that skew purple? Because I can do purple, but not blue.

It’s been waaaaay too many years since color theory.

I don’t care much for the pink/peachy shade, but otherwise, it’s suuuuuuch a pretty quad. It swatches so beautifully. I think it’d look quite dramatic on my yellow-toned skin, so it’d be more of a night-out palette.

I don’t even have words for #3. I’ll have to go play with these in person as I can’t justify the cost unless I’ll use most of the shades, but Chanel seems to be on their game right now.

Christine, how would you compare the texture of these to the Harmonie du soir quad?

The texture is thinner – almost drier in a way – but still soft/blendable. They’re both great eyeshadows, but they don’t feel the same.

I like your look, Christine. I also like #3 in this quad.
I think these quads will cost about $80-90 here, so unless I really, really love all of the colours I¨d not buy one.
Still it’s one of the makeup high times of the day, seeing such good swatches and looks as we do here. IMHO, of course πŸ™‚

I actually think this is my favorite quad by Chanel so far! I am a such sucker for teal. Luckily the nearest Chanel counter is 2 hours away so my wallet is safe for now. Haha!

This quad is beautiful! I am absolutely in love with it. I finally purchased it and I’m very pleased. I’m surprised at how versatile it is. I’ve been using this to work. Thank you for the review and your swatches!

Hi Christine! What are your thoughts on #3 being very similar (if not identical) to illusion d’ombre epatant? I have had and loved this quad for a couple months now, then bought epatant online the other day after doing a ton of online research and finally feeling ready to delve into the world of cream shadow, then received it today and was shocked how similar the shades are and equally surprised that nothing I read on the vast Internet indicated a similarity between the two colors. My main conundrum now is, do I return epatant or will I be able to achieve different effects from having both? I need some expert advice… πŸ™‚

Epatant is more sparkly, a little greener for me, but the finish is probably the bigger difference, plus one is cream and the other is powder!

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