I really promised myself that I was not going to purchase any more eyeshadow products at least until the 2015 UD VICE palette comes out. Well, that resolve lasted for about 5 minutes once I saw this quad reviewed on a favourite beauty blog. Fortunately, this is a permanent addition to Chanel's "Tisse" line, so no desperate urgency to purchase. Of course, that didn't stop me running out to grab it as soon as it arrived at my local Chanel (and before it was even put on display!).
Tisse d'automne is really the perfect quad for autumn (hahaha!) - and it's just the sorts of colours I absolutely adore. It's almost like a combination of Tisse Rivoli (which I have) and Tisse Venetien (which I opted not to buy) and it's a beautiful mix of khaki/olive greens and golden bronze shades.
Top Left: a wearable olive green, along the lines of MAC Sumptuous Olive or Inglot 419. This shadow is very soft and creamy - just the lightest touch deposits a considerable amount onto your brush
Top Right: A pretty, flattering peach with a nice sheen. Hardly a unique colour but it works well in this quad though, personally, I'd have preferred a shade like the lightest one in the Tisse Gabrielle quad
Bottom Left: Oh, my - probably the prettiest shade of the 4. It doesn't look all that unique in the pan but when I first swatched it, I knew I had to have it! It's a very golden mid brown/bronze. And by "golden", I don't necessarily mean "warm" but rather it has a reflective sheen like gold does. It is so beautiful.
Bottom Right: A very dark olive green - bordering on black - with a burnished gold sheen to it that keeps it from looking like a standard "black" or blackened green.
All of the shadows have a sheen to them - not glitter or harsh frost, but the most flattering satiny sheen, which has been my experience with all the Tisse quads I have so far. I am well over 40 (heck, I'm even over 50) but find this finish to be not just wearable but highly flattering. The one caveat - don't blend these too much (particularly the darker shades). Because both of the greens are somewhat similar and both are on the darker side, it's easy for them to be become a bit muddy looking. But if you don't over-blend or don't use them in too close proximity to one another, it won't be a problem.
And something I discovered thanks to another MUAer's review - the applicators that come with the Chanel quads are not as crappy as you might think. Rather than the typical sponge tip, these have a sponge core but seem to be covered with a very, very fine cotton flannel type of layer and they actually work REALLY well - far better than your typical sponge-tip and even better than some of the brushes I've tried to use to apply these shadows.