Though Chanel remains one of my favourite brands, I was never entirely pleased with their baked formula in the quads in terms of texture, colour payoff and application.
I was extremely happy with the news of the reformation and introduction
of 8 new quads this Spring (with the majority of the original line up
being discontinued). The new shades are based around the famous Chanel
tweed and contain a variety of finishes; satins, sheers, iridescent and
Almost skipping to the counter to test the new delights on the
day of release, on swatching all of them I decided to just buy one as
some of the more metallic shades felt a bit crumbly, though
of course you can never fully tell with a swatch.
You know I went for the most sedate, natural looking option don't you.
Tissé Mademoiselle (£40) contains a golden brown, cream, taupe and a golden
beige. All shades have varying degrees of shimmer and really do
impart a beautiful glimmer.
The new formulation has a softer, smoother texture, and are much more
pigmented (as were all of the new quads), blending much better and
neither fading (like the baked quads had a tendency to). They do not
have that dusty, powdery texture of the baked formula, perhaps this has
something to do with them removal of talc from the ingredients?
This is a massive improvement on the baked quads, the finish of this
particular quad is just gorgeous and if you like the shades I normally
do, I'd advise running to get this.
I'm not sure if this new formula is world wide but if it is I'd be interested to see what my readers who normally get the non
baked quads, think of this formula.
I bought this from John Lewis.