CHANEL | Les 4 Ombres 248 Tissé Rhapsodie

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Channeling the ballet with its airy grace, 248 Tissé Rhapsodie (CAN $64.00, Limited Edition) from CHANEL’s La Perle de CHANEL Collection (Crescendo Blush and Mysterio Illusion d’Ombre previously reviewed) is a quartet of ethereal shades meant to evoke movement in dance. This eyeshadow palette is not without its grittier side as well, with that one unexpected & complex earthy shade lurking in the corner, playing counterpart to the three pastels.

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CHANEL | Les 4 Ombres 248 Tissé Rhapsodie

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248 Tissé Rhapsodie | Inspired by the threads of CHANEL’s iconic tweed fabric, each hue in Tissé Rhapsodie displays undercurrents of a complex shimmer. The reformulated texture applies buttery-soft with hardly any powdery kickback upon swirling a brush through the four shades, and as these are in the brand’s baked format, they also have the ability to be applied with a dampened brush for stronger depth of tone and intensity. Each CHANEL eyeshadow quad typically includes 2 shades for colour, 1 highlighting hue, and 1 deeper contrast hue. The breakdown:

  • Upper left – tutu pink shade that leans slightly cool but can be easily worn by warmer skin tones as well, well pigmented for such a pale hue
  • Upper right – lavender tinged white with pinkish undertones, good pigmentation, can also double as a unique cheek highlighter
  • Lower left – shadowy purple, somewhat muted when applied dry but which comes to vivid life with a dampened brush
  • Lower right – intricate bronze/khaki hue with excellent pigmentation, regardless of whether applied dry or damp

What at first may appear as a rather weak range of shades, Tissé Rhapsodie holds several surprises; I was not prepared to see how pigmented the two lighter colours apply, and surprised that the purple didn’t display more depth when worn dry (although applying it damp makes up for that, plus it serves as a beautiful crease shade – almost casting the perfect shadow-like effect). The darkest tone seemed out of place nestled amongst the three pastels, and yet serves to ground them all and gives this palette a much-needed edge to balance the sugary-sweetness of the others.

 

 

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The Tissé Rhapsodie eyeshadow quad is a study in contrasts, playing light against dark but in a totally non-traditional way … which just works. Unless you’re going for an editorial look, pink and purple hues can be a little difficult to pull off but the intricacy of the three pale hues of this palette, make them much more user-friendly. That dark shade, however, is unbelievable and CHANEL needs to release it as a single (permanent) part of their range. For me, Tissé Rhapsodie is a winner – and not because I always wanted to be a ballerina, either.

Available now but limited edition. I picked mine up at The Bay (Canada).

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