Chanel Eye Makeup

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow | Poésie #234 and Tissé Rivoli #226

July 15, 2014

Chanel just released nine new Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadows in the US ($61 each for 2g/0.07 oz). I’ve been eagerly waiting for these quads to arrive in the US and am so happy they are finally here. I purchased two of the shades in Poésie #234 (limited-edition) and Tissé Rivoli #226. These come in the round pan format but the formula is different from most non-US quads that come with the round shapes. The texture is slightly creamy with amazing pigment and shimmer. They blend well on the lids without any base needed. The pigment is truly incredible and very easy to control. I’ve been a huge fan of the regular Les 4 Ombres (US versions) – I think the new ones are even better.

Poésie #234 is a limited-edition shade. It showed up online at and Macy’s for a limited time but currently isn’t listed. I contacted Nordstrom once the quads launched to see if Poésie would be listed and was told it is an in-store exclusive. I’m not sure if it will show up online again or not but you may need to track it down in stores like I did. It’s a stunning quad with a warm tan beige shimmer, an ivory shimmer, a dark blackened smokey brown-plum and a soft lilac shimmer. This is great for an everyday eye but the black shade is amazing for a smokey eye look.

Tissé Rivoli #226 is a neutral palette with warm neutral shades. It has a similar effect on me when I compare it to Poesie, but the Tisse Rivoli is slightly warmer and some of the shades are a tiny bit more sparkly. I don’t think you need both, but they are both really stunning.

Here they are swatched side by side, note that the shimmers are highly reflective so they look more shimmery in the photos than they are in real life. These were swatched with the sponge applicator:

I pulled a few other palettes to compare:

Fitting all the quads on one arm proved to be impossible so I have two sets of swatches. Comparisons show that Raffinement is very similar to Poesie and Tisse Rivoli:
Chanel Kaska Beige (discontinued)

Chanel Rives (discontinued)

Overall a huge thumbs up for both the new Les 4 Ombres in Poésie #234 and Tissé Rivoli #226. For those who like easy to use palettes with colors that are easy to combine these are perfect. Sometimes I get overwhelmed with larger palettes (although I do love them), having four coordinates shades makes life easier to create polished looks. I find both similar, Poesie gives me more of a smokey eye while Tisse Rivoli is more neutral but slightly more glitzy. I can’t choose between them.

Eight of the Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow are available now online at Nordstrom and These should be arriving at your counters soon, I spotted these near me at Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus.

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  • Teri July 15, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    I really adooore the new quads, they are so so good! Rivoli is on my wishlist and I'm not sure if we get Poesie here in the EU but it's pretty! My most used quad must be Tissé Mademoiselle, it's the perfect everyday quad with subtle but gorgeous finishes ^^.

  • Pink Elephant Blog July 15, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Love both but I think Tisse Tivoli will suit me better! Beautiful! x

    Alex | PinkElephantBlog

  • Lena L July 15, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Thanks for the swatches! There are many floating around, but your swatches look very accurate showing the subtle differences. I ordered Tissé Rivoli mainly because I fell in love with the metallic purplish taupe(?) shade. It is very similar to Raffinement but more complex, it seems. Can't wait to get my hands on it! 🙂

  • Sybil Mae July 15, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    These are so so pretty! 🙂

  • Stray Cat July 15, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Thank you so much for doing this comparison! I have been wavering between Poesie and Rivoli after swatching them and seeing how similar they are. Poesie seems to be calling me a little more than Rivoli. Thank you too for the comparison to Kasha Beige and Rives! I love both of those palettes, so I know I'll love Poesie and Rivoli and also looking forward to trying out Mademoiselle. I'm with you….more than 4 shades makes me kinda crazy and I'll never be an owner of the "15 shades of beige" palette. Chanel 4 quads are my fav!!

  • Isabella July 15, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Oh this is so tempting! The new quads have been launched here since February and I've never looked into them, but I'm very intrigued after reading your review. I think I will be getting the Rivoli soon.

  • Lori Jenkins July 16, 2014 at 12:48 am

    I DIE! Lol I need both.

    • Anonymous July 17, 2014 at 4:01 am

      Lori!!! Me too. Ordered Poesie. No-buy FAILURE.

  • Dovey July 16, 2014 at 2:03 am

    Hi Sabrina,

    Both palettes have such lovely complex colors! I haven't seen the full lineup yet — will have to do so 🙂

  • Ava Smith July 16, 2014 at 3:16 am

    I love these quads so much – I ordered Gabrielle and Mademoiselle from Nordies, but couldn't resist buying Poèsie from Dillard's a couple of days ago. They had just gotten it in the El Paso store, they are not on display or online yet.

  • Louisa July 16, 2014 at 4:36 am

    Thank you for this beautiful post. I'm glad you compared it to Raffinement; I have that quad, but it looks ashy on me. Will have to search for Poesie… Thanks!

  • nueyork July 16, 2014 at 4:40 am

    These shadows are so stunning and so pigmented. Even though they're all neutral and similar enough, I find myself wanting them all!

  • Rano Salman July 16, 2014 at 6:11 am

    nice shades, so excited to try them all

  • Vesna July 16, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Your 1st photo is so stunning! <3
    I love your swatches and I'm waiting for Chanel Fall to get on Croatian counters! <3

  • Stephanie July 16, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    I saw poesie at Dillards if that helps anyone. It was a couple of weeks ago. It's so pretty in person! I've been waiting for your comparisons, thanks!

  • Charleston Girl July 16, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Poesie was delivered in very limited quantities, separately from the rest of the collection, to the counters. I got one at Neiman Marcus. One more, and they will be sold out. I have paid for mine, but need to go pick it up this coming weekend. Your photos make me glad I bought it.

  • Lisa July 16, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    This is the post I have been waiting for! I have only seen these new palettes online. Out of all of them, Poesie was the real stand out. So I have been waiting for swatches. Looks a like it's time to check out the formula in person. Sorry the pictures captured so much of the light they really looked so similar. Your written discription real helped. Thank you so much for this post!

  • lizzybee July 16, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    So beautiful – thank you so so much! XO Beth in Pgh

  • Christine July 18, 2014 at 7:06 am

    Hey Sabrina, how does the texture compare to the limited edition quads like Topkapi?

  • makeup magpie July 18, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    These are stunning! Thanks so much for the helpful comparisons. I saw the display at Nordstrom earlier today and it is so hard to decide which one to get — they all look great! 🙂

  • Siham Hamdan July 19, 2014 at 8:18 am

    Gorgeous colors, Tisse Rivoli would be my pick. I love that you take time and effort into swatching, your posts are always so on point and full of info. Thanks for sharing X

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  • Alice Yeh July 21, 2014 at 10:41 am

    Thank you so much for these swatches! Need to check out if that limited edition quad is still available!

    Alice x {My Beauty Blog}

  • LSBD August 3, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    If anyone is still looking for Poesie, I happened upon a small stash at Nordstrom South Bay here in Los Angeles. Call Shana the counter manager. She has 7 of them!
    Give her a call 310-750-1415

  • MarianneSophia December 20, 2014 at 8:29 am

    Wow they look so pretty! I love how shimmery they are. Love the colours includes in Poesie!

    Marianne x