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  1. Lily
    August 18, 2014

    Ah thanks for the timely review. I was wondering how these are, compared to the old formula which many people hated. I have my eye on Tisse Venetien too! The online swatches are beautiful :-)
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    • Paris B
      August 28, 2014

      You’re welcome and I’m absolutely eyeing Tisse Venetien! That gunmetal glitter shade is seriously amazing and yes, the quality is A LOT BETTER! I hated the old ones so much, I refused to look at them ever! LOL

  2. LeGeeque
    August 18, 2014

    I had a couple of quads sent to me from a good friend in the US. Oh, the formula is buttery soft and I’ve never looked back. I’ve got very good neutral quads from her – Raffinement and Eclipse but I’m looking at Mademoiselle. I’m more enamoured by the name than anything else ;)

    • Paris B
      August 28, 2014

      Oh I bought one of the USA versions! I have to go and dig it up and see how it compares haha! :D But it appears to me that the USA versions are less shimmery compared to these EU/Rest of the World versions that are bigger on shimmer. I actually like Mademoiselle a lot. The shades don’t have a lot of variation, but it just looks so refined!

  3. Sze Ling
    August 18, 2014

    Ah…I never thought you would have gone to check these out. :P I still need to go to a counter to see these in person. Judging from swatches online, I have my eyes on Tisse Mademoiselle and Tisse Rivoli.

    I’m with you on the older formula. Such a disappointment.

    • Paris B
      August 28, 2014

      See, neither did I, Sze Ling but I aim to confuse haha! :D I definitely recommend checking them out in person because the texture is just so different from the previous ones which really really suck. I’m glad they finally wised up and did something about it. Only thing is I’m not sure if they make the US version in the square pans anymore? Those were supposed to be a lot better.

  4. Laarni
    August 18, 2014

    Vibrant colors I must say! Thanks for the review! xx

    • Paris B
      August 28, 2014

      You’re welcome Laarni – These were surprisingly impressive! :)

  5. Grace
    August 18, 2014

    Hi Paris,
    I heard good things about the new formula but still wasn’t sure if I should get the Chanel one or the YSL palette. Now you like this too, I will pick one up in duty free when I travel in October. I have my eye one on Poesie and Cambon:) I can’t wait to try them. Thanks for the review x
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    • Paris B
      August 28, 2014

      Hiya Grace! I saw pics of the new YSL palettes but as we don’t have YSL here (Boo!!) I can’t compare how they stack up against each other. The best thing to do is to have a good play with them and see which you prefer and duty free is definitely the place to get them (any saving is a good saving!) From what I can see however, YSL appears to be more pigmented in terms of colour, while Chanel still does have that bit of sheerness albeit less than their glitterbombs before. But it’s just based on visuals for me.

  6. Juan
    August 18, 2014

    I’ve been eyeing the green quad too because they look just so gorgeous in their advertisement! ????

    • Paris B
      August 28, 2014

      YES! The ads are amazing for this one and that green! Gah! Haven’t been this excited about a green eye quad in a long time haha

  7. Lana
    August 18, 2014

    The colors and pigmentation are just stunning!
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    • Paris B
      August 28, 2014

      Absolutely, Lana! Have you taken a peep at them yet?

  8. Beauty Box
    August 18, 2014

    OMG – the swatches look very lovely indeed. I never had an issue with the Chanel quads I’ve bought before but you are right, they are not as pigmented as other brands like Urban Decay. I think the darker colours in my quads are pretty pigmented… But the shades in this collection look very beautiful and it has been a long time since I’ve paid attention to Chanel eyeshadows. 232 Tisse Venetien caught my eye too. I prob wouldn’t get 234 Poésie because it looks so similar to the one I have – Raffinement – though it is very gorgeous. You are looking very pretty here, Paris!! :)

    • Paris B
      August 28, 2014

      You must be one of the lucky ones Yuming :D I hated the Chanel quads so much I swore off them LOL The new textures are definitely impressive and if you have a chance, have a play and see if you like them. I do think they are much more expensive in Japan though, so you might want to wait till you see them at duty free or overseas ;) Now that you mention it, Poesie is quite reminiscent of Raffinement! I didn’t get that quad, but I got the US version of it. Gotta go hut it down and thank you kindly for the compliment! :D

  9. Vesna
    August 18, 2014

    Huh, this is NOT a good news for me haha! :D I might get at least two quads if they’re this pigmented! Finally they made this change, it was about time! :)
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    • Paris B
      August 28, 2014

      Haha oops! I hope you like them though, Vesna – I must say I was impressed by the quality and yes, I don’t know what took Chanel so long to realise people hated their baked quads! LOL!

  10. Sunny
    August 18, 2014

    Hey Paris, I have it and love it! I haven’t really tried the Dior quads yet, but I think the thing is it’s easier for Chanel quads to go from meh to fab, and harder for Dior ones to go from good to great. Does that make sense? I’m hoping I’ll eventually see a matte shade or two in these quads. That will make them perfect!
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    • Paris B
      August 28, 2014

      Yay Sunny! :D And you are so right. I was so impressed by these Chanel quads but then I figured it was because they were so bad before! Dior ones were ok for me, so the improvement was less noticeable. I think having a matte shade will definitely be helpful. As I age, I’m more receptive to wearing matte or at least matte(r) shadows LOL!

  11. Tammy
    August 18, 2014

    I have my eyes on this palette! I got 228 but this colour combos look so creamy and soft. Looks so good on you too!

    • Paris B
      August 28, 2014

      Thank you Tammy! And #228 is so pretty! But I am deathly scared of pinks so had to pass – I’m sue you rock it :D

  12. S. Drama&Makeup
    August 18, 2014

    Oh wow, I really want to try one of Chanel’s new quad now! This one looks really amazing. x

    • Paris B
      August 28, 2014

      It is, S! :D Hope you get to play around with them and see if you like the new textures :D

  13. Evan Chang
    August 18, 2014

    This is so pricey! *gasp*
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    • Paris B
      August 28, 2014

      Unfortunately, anything carrying the double C logo doesn’t come cheap! :(

  14. Tracy@Beauty Reflections
    August 19, 2014

    I’m one of those haters of their eyeshadows too! Now that you’ve given them the thumbs up, I believe that they’re better haha! It looks lovely on you! Maybe on my trip to the US this month I’ll pick one up. Which one do you think I should get my friend?
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    • Paris B
      August 28, 2014

      haha I’m just wondering what took Chanel so long to realise their shadows sucked :P This one is lovely and so are most that I swatched at the counter so I think you will like them too Tracy. Hope you have a chance to check them out on your road trip! ;)

  15. gio
    August 19, 2014

    So glad they finally improved the formula. So wasn’t a fan of the old one. I don’t need another neutral palette, but that green one is calling my name.
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    • Paris B
      August 28, 2014

      You will love that green one Gio! I can’t believe how many of us are so happy with this reformulation – it just begs the question, what took Chanel so long to realise it?! :P

  16. Rae // theNotice
    August 19, 2014

    Holy GORGEOUS, Paris!! That plummy brown is freakin’ stunning — Poésie was already on my radar, but no one has made it look quite this gorgeous until now! Whoa.
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    • Paris B
      August 28, 2014

      Thanks Rae! :D I know you love neutral shadows so this one, I can tell is right up your alley! ;)

  17. Shari
    August 22, 2014

    Poesie looks beautiful on you, PB!! On me, it’s just so-so. I guess shimmery almost-frosty shades just don’t get on with my lids. But I agree 100% with all observations on the new formula – it’s so frikkin’ good! Thank God Chanel reformulated and discontinued the old quads. If you do plan on getting more, I shall live vicariously through you! :)
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    • Paris B
      September 1, 2014

      Thank you Shari :) It looked pretty on you too but then you manage to make most shadows work so well. I do plan to pick up at least one or two more palettes because I do like the formula a lot and the shimmer. What can I say, I’m a magpie! (And I refuse to grow up!) haha ;)

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