It’s been a long week, but the weekend is here at last! I finished my marathon binge-watching of Descendants of The Sun a few days ago, and I’m so hungover from it all that I can’t seem to move on with life. Completely abnormal for me, especially considering how I’ve never had a thing for baby-faced men, and now I finally understand the huge cult-following for DoTS. If you are curious, you may watch it here at your own risk!! And before I get completely sucked back into watching it a 2nd time round, I’d like to pen down my thoughts on more of Chanel’s Eyes Speak Volumes Collection – Les 4 Ombres Tisse Dimensions.
For the Eyes Speak Volumes Collection, Chanel has released 3 Les 4 Ombres eyeshadow quads, I had reviewed 1 earlier here, and today I would like to introduce Tisse Dimensions. This is a much more straightforward palette with pink-burgundy as its main focus.
Chanel Eyes Speak Volumes is a collection that is intended to bring out the different personalities behind our eyes, and so these pieces are designed to be unique in their viewpoint. Where Tisse Particulier [reviewed here] set itself apart with its bold colour combination; Tisse Dimensions took a classic pink-purple palette and dialled up the drama with a bold shimmery silver.
Here are the swatches, taken from the front, and at an angled to show up the finish. The most interesting thing to note is the opacity of the shimmery silver, and its chameleon-like ability to turn into a seafoam green when photographed even though it is really a true-silver when applied.
The shades, as swatched from left to right, are:
After playing with Tisse Dimensions over the last couple of days, this is how it looks best on me. Instead of trying to fight to make the light pink show up on my lid as a main colour, I used the burgundy all over my lid as a base shade. If you don’t have time to build up the colour intensity, you can try applying over a black base or a burgundy kohl liner like this one. Thereafter, I used the pink to blend out the harsh lines around my crease, and added a dab of silver on the middle of my lid. The combination of shimmers all layered together is incredibly pretty and multi-dimensional which my camera is unable to capture completely. Finally, pale ivory as a brow-bone highlight, and coats of mascara.
I think the resultant look is a nice twist to the traditional smokey eye, and since the colours are not too intense, they are very wearable for the day as well. I am really quite fond of this look, as purples are my archilles’ heel. The only thing keeping me from recommending this more strongly is that I think you can achieve pretty much the same look with last holiday’s Illusion d’Ombre 857 Rouge Noir [reviewed here]. Of course that is limited edition and pulls red/brown on me, so it wouldn’t produce the exact same results. Also, the silver shimmer in Tisse Dimensions add a certain boldness to the attitude which is irreplaceable.
In case you didn’t fancy any of the eyeshadow palettes [there are 3 in total, and I have now reviewed 2 of them], Chanel has also prepared 5 new limited edition Stylo Eyeshadows, a game-changing mascara and a brow palette in 2 different shade combinations. I will be talking you through these next week, for now, I’m heading off for some DoTS re-runs!!
This post featured a product that was kindly provided for my consideration. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.