Chanel Les 4 Ombres Rives Eyeshadow Palette

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This palette, actually this collection, has been on my watch list for quite some time before finding out that it’s being released here as a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale exclusive. I’m over the top happy and I’m not disappointed in the colors and texture.

According to Nordstrom…

From classic ivory to rich brown, the shades of the essential eyeshadow compact offer unlimited looks of elegance. The smudge-proof, dermatologist-tested formula can be applied dry for subtle shading or dampened for more intense color, with long-wearing results even in extreme climates.

Packaging| Packaged in typical Chanel fashion. Black box with gold bottom trim. Palette itself has its own suede case with the Chanel logo embossed. The product itself are housed in round pans much like the Chanel quads sold in Europe or Asia.


Chanel Les 4 Ombres Rives Eyeshadow Palette


Chanel Les 4 Ombres Rives Eyeshadow Palette

Ingredient List


Chanel Les 4 Ombres Rives Eyeshadow Palette- ingredient list

Color and Texture | This palette is a neutral lovers dream. Perfect blend of colors to achieve a “no makeup” makeup to a smokey brown look. It is sheerer compared to the square pan formula but it doesn’t mean that you can’t build up on color. Blending is not a problem with this one.


Chanel Les 4 Ombres Rives Eyeshadow Palette


Chanel Les 4 Ombres Rives Eyeshadow Palette


Chanel Les 4 Ombres Rives Eyeshadow Palette

FOTD | And for the look featuring this palette…




Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge Tinted Treatment 3
Guerlain x Pucci Meteorites

NARS Smudgeproof Eye Primer
Chanel Quadra Eyeshadow in 35 Rives
Le Metier de Beaute Precision Liquid Eyeliner in Noir
Diorshow Maximizer
Noir G de Guerlain Mascara

NARS Multiple Stick in Luxor and Maldives
Chanel Joues Contraste in 69 Fleur de Lotus

Chanel Aqualumiere Gloss in 81 Roselin

Availability | Limited Edition. Available at Nordstrom and US$58.

My Thoughts | It’s a must-have in my opinion. This quad can take you from work/day look to night/party look.

xo, Emilie

Bobbi Brown City Twilights Collection + fotd


Bobbi Brown City Twilight Collection

When I saw the colors from the palette, I knew I need it (ehem…)want it. It would make for a really great plum smokey eye. And that polish would look great in combination with Twilight Night Nail Polish from the Desert Twilight Collection, wouldn’t you agree?


Bobbi Brown City Twilight Collection

According to Nordstrom…

Inspired by the play of shadow and light at dusk, this collection has everything you need to transition your look through the seasons. The set includes Hydrating Eye Cream (0.23 oz.), a double-decker palette filled with sun-swept shadows, glosses and a cream blush. Plus, Long-Wear Pencil in Jet (0.04 oz.) and Intensifying Long-Wear Mascara in Black (0.23 oz.) offer lashes that last. The finishing touch is City Twilight Nail Polish (0.3 oz.), which makes your fingertips the ultimate accessory. Palette also includes Dual Ended Eye Shadow/Eye Liner Brush.


Bobbi Brown City Twilight Collection

I think the colors in this collection is worthy of nights out in the city. You can actually dress it up or dress it down. And the addition of the eye cream is smart to ensure that the eye area is moisturized to ensure ease in application of makeup.


swatches from the City Twilight Palette (from left to right): Pink Beige Lip Gloss, Desert Rose Pot Rouge, Blushed Heather Glitter Lip Gloss, Ivory Eye Shadow, Smokey Haze Metallic Eye Shadow, Heather Dusk Metallic Eye Shadow and Velvet Eye Shadow.


As you can see, the eyeshadows have really good pigmentation. I didn’t like the texture of the Velvet Eye Shadow, it’s very dry but I guess because it’s matte and it comes with the territory of being matte. It is workable though because it is a darker shade and I use it a lot to smudge on the lash line and it’s okay for that purpose.

Now for some FOTD…



Instead of using mascara, I though of practicing how to put on false eyelashes on myself. It’s not noticeable in this picture but it is really a fail. If you look close on the full face picture you can see it.


products used

Products used in this FOTD are…


Le Métier de Beauté ‘Peau Vierge Anti Aging Complex’ Tinted Treatment
Koh Gen Do Triple Lighting Foundation Compact
Chanel Lumiere Sculptee de Chanel Highlighting Powder

eyes, cheeks, lips

NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
City Twilights Palette
Le Métier de Beauté Eye Brightening and Setting Powder
Le Metier de Beaute Precision Liquid Eyeliner in Noir

This is a Nordstrom exclusive collection introduced during the Anniversary Sale. It is still available in some stores (where I got mine) and online for US$80.

xo, Emilie

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