Chanel, as a fashion house, is no doubt iconic.
But, does Chanel’s ‘Tisse Camelia’ eyeshadow measure up? Let’s review!
For me, the word ‘Chanel’ elicits immediate thoughts of classic luxury, with flashes of Coco in her iconic tweed jacket and beautiful women elegantly strolling the streets of Paris. My connection to their makeup line is a more budding relationship, but I’ve already found a love for their lipsticks and foundation. My first experience with Chanel eyeshadow came in a quad from a fall collection a couple years back, and while my first impression wasn’t that great – in time, I grew to really love and appreciate the consistency of their shadows.
Before I weigh in on this palette in particular, let’s set the expectation. Fact is, Chanel eyeshadows are very different than the average bear. They focus less on “wow” color pigmentation, and instead on a smooth consistency that is more subtle – but can be built.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s get a closer look at Chanel’s Tisse Camelia eyeshadow quad:
You can definitely see, Chanel’s Tisse Camelia quad is beautiful – but certainly not as dramatic as their Urban Decay and YSL counterparts. The shadows definitely do blend like a dream though and are very flattering on the eyes. One downside was that I found the shades inconsistent with each other. The color pigmentation varied, as did the longevity. It’s always a bummer when quality breaks down between shades and I have to say, I was pretty disappointed by it.
Chanel’s ‘Tisse Camelia’ Eyeshadow Color Breakdown:
Medium Purple: A gorgeous shade, but is very lightly pigmented and requires quite a bit of building to standout on the eye.
White: A quality highlight for the brow bone, on the center of the lid, or inner corner of the eye.
Pink: I had difficulty working with the pink. It doesn’t have the same strength as the purples and disappeared quickly on the skin. If I’d dump one of the shadows, it would be this one.
Deep Purple: Definitely the most pigmented of the quad and is the perfect color to smoke-up any eyeshadow look. It wears strongly on the eye and partners beautifully with the light-to-medium purple. A slam dunk winner that makes the whole quad worth it in the end.
Overall, while I like Chanel’s ‘Tisse Camelia’ eyeshadow quad, it’s certainly not a mind-blowing product that I think anyone needs to race out and purchase. When worn, I am typically happy with the looks I create and when paired with a base they do last nicely. I just think might be better eyeshadow quartetes worth your interest!
In case you’re interested, click here to read my review of Chanel’s Vitalumiere Aqua foundation.
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