Chanel Les Quatre Ombres #234 Poésie Review, Swatches and Look

Saturday, December 13, 2014

It's high time I got round to showing you this absolutely gorgeous Chanel quad. This new quad from the autumn États Poétiques Collection is a beautiful combination of colours for everyday use, with just the right about of sheen to make it extra special!
I didn't use to have many Chanel products and my first experience was with last year's holiday eyeshadow palette. It's a beautiful set of matte shadows which are perfect for everyday use and I love it because they blend seamlessly and look very chic. 

I had heard wonderful things about this quad but I was wondering if it was just hype. Vanessa Wilson told me personally it was gorgeous and then showed it in her favourites so I bit the bullet and bought it before it was out of stock. I'm so glad I did!

This limited edition quad by Chanel is one of the new baked quads that have rolled out and the quality of the whole lineup is much better than their older counterparts. They are much softer and creamier and they have better pigmentation, there's no need to build up and there isn't any fallout, Chanel has done a great job! I've seen many beautiful combinations of colours that Chanel has released in these new quads but #234 Poésie is limited edition and it's a lovely neutral quad with a bit of colour!

Packaging is just as luxe as ever, with the small quad housed in a velvet pouch and two small sponge applicators are included. The packaging is sleek and pretty as expected for a high end brand. 

Now onto the lovely shades included in this limited edition quad: it contains a bronze taupe, a light golden beige, a light lilac beige and a plummy brown. They are all shimmery but not very shiny on the eyes, they are more satin in finish and very flattering. I think it's a wonderful combination which will please the neutral lovers but also adds something special.

The shades are buttery smooth and I'm very happy with the pigmentation. Even though the lighter shades look similar in swatches their undertone is clearly different when used on the eyes. For me the best thing about this formula is the ability to blend seamlessly to get beautifully chic looks which are very appropriate for everyday use or you can really build the colour and get a more dramatic look. 

They aren't revolutionary colours but this is exactly the type of quad I will reach for very often, and the undertones will really bring out my green eyes so I'm really pleased with my purchase. Here are two different looks using the quad, a warmer look and a cooler look, but you can achieve many combinations:

If you cannot get your hands on Chanel Poésie you can take a look at Tisse Rivoli which is very similar although a bit warmer and with more shimmer. Nevertheless the formula is just as good and the colours are very much alike so I suggest you take a look at that one if you can't get your hands on this limited edition quad.

I'm really tempted to buy more of these new formulation quads, have you tried any?

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