Chanel Super Nude & Super Coral Rouge Allure Glosses

Chanel Super Nude (137) Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Super Nude (137) Rouge Allure Gloss ($37.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a muted, peachy-coral with warm undertones and very fine gold pearl. It had almost opaque color coverage, which applied smoothly without streaking, but some of the color welled up into my lip lines, though it wasn’t noticeable from a normal viewing distance. The consistency was thin but spreadable, lightweight, and just a touch tacky after a half hour of wear but never heavy or truly sticky. It wore well for four and a half hours and was hydrating while worn. Divergent Natural Virtue (LE) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Vida Loca (LE, $26.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Chic Supremacy (LE, $15.00) is lighter (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Sweet Stiletto (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Calypso Beat (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Nude Illusion (060) (P, $8.99) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Pleasure First (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Nooner (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Dainty (P) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Fashion Whim (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Mystery (P, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Lingerie (11) (P, $48.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NYX Tres Leches (P, $5.99) is more pigmented, cooler (90% similar). MAC Persistent Peach (P, $19.50) is more pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Divergent Supreme Ritual (LE) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Artful (LE, $15.00) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 302P Golden Coral (P, $19.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Super Coral (157) Rouge Allure Gloss ($37.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a slightly bright, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a cream finish. It was semi-opaque with even coverage, but the slightly thinner consistency made it less smoothing and plumping on so some of the color emphasized lip lines. The formula was hydrating over the five hours it lasted on my lips. Revlon Papaya (P, $7.49) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Sonate (178) (P, $30.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Star Quality (LE, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Maui (P) is lighter, brighter, warmer (95% similar). NARS Stella (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Tattoo My Heart (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 205P Pearly Rose (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Tropiques (379) (P, $35.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Dior Rieuse (373) (P, $35.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Salamanca (P, $26.00) is brighter (90% similar). Dior Magique (479) (P, $35.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Never Say Never (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Hourglass Nectar (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Drawn in Chic (LE, $15.00) is darker (85% similar). Illamasqua Mistress (P, $22.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Paint It (202) (DC, $28.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss ($37.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is supposed to have the “colour intensity of a lipstick” with the “shine of a lipgloss” paired with hydrating, “long-wearing coverage.” It’s a solid gloss formula for someone who likes semi-opaque to opaque coverage and doesn’t mind a bit of tackiness (I find it develops within an hour or so of wear, but it is never heavy or super sticky). I tend to get wear between four and six hours, and the formula is hydrating and comfortable over time.

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Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss Super Nude (137)
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
83%
Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss Super Coral (157)
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
9.5
Application
4.5
Total
88%
For me, not really, because I tend to forget to use samples, and I have enough makeup bags to house half my collection (which you know, is a lot). The latter is not the norm, and I can see why GWPs are popular. I like when they include one or two full size items, or else decent travel-sized versions of bestsellers (more than a handful of uses).
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Round-up: Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Collection Overview

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Collection
Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Collection

Here’s a look at how the products I tried from the new Estee Lauder x Vicoria Beckham Collection performed!  My personal favorites are the Modern Mercury Highlighter and Eye Palette.

There are a few remaining pieces available via Bergdorf Goodman and most through Selfridges, while Saks has the collection available for pre-order.  Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and NET-A-PORTER are also supposed to launch the collection on October 1st.

01

Estee Lauder Modern Mercury Victoria Beckham Highlighter

Limited Edition. $65.00/0.26 oz.

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Modern Mercury Highlighter ($65.00 for 0.26 oz.) is a light-medium, rosy brown with warm undertones and soft pink and gold shimmer.

A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%
A

02. Estee Lauder Java Sun Victoria Beckham Bronzer

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Java Sun Bronzer ($65.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a muted, medium brown with warm, yellowish undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

B+

05. Estee Lauder Black Myrrh Eye Ink

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Black Myrrh Eye Ink ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a deep black with silver sparkle. Read full review.

B+

06. Estee Lauder Bitter Clove Eye Metals

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Bitter Clove Eye Metals ($45.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark golden blackened-brown with larger, gold flecks of sparkle and shimmer that has a more metallic finish. Read full review.

B

07. Estee Lauder Brazilian Nude Victoria Beckham Lipstick

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Brazilian Nude Lipstick ($45.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark orange-red with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. Read full review.

B

08. Estee Lauder Charred Emerald Eye Metals

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Charred Emerald Eye Metals ($45.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep, blackened teal with subtle, cool undertones and a pearly sheen. Read full review.

C

09. Estee Lauder Burnt Anise Eye Foil

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Burnt Anise Eye Foil ($36.00 for 0.24 fl. oz.) is an inky, bluish-black with silver and teal sparkle paired with a metallic sheen. Read full review.

D+

10. Estee Lauder Moroccan Heat Victoria Beckham Lip Gloss

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Moroccan Heat Lip Gloss ($36.00 for 0.07 fl. oz.) is a light-medium, peachy orange with warm, yellowy undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

Glossover Breakdown

86%

Average Score
A
3
B
5
C
1
D
1
F
0

Glossover Averages

Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
86%

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Black Myrrh Eye Ink & Burnt Anise Eye Foil

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Black Myrrh Eye Ink

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Black Myrrh Eye Ink ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a deep black with silver sparkle. Lancome The New Black (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Shameless (P, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Midnight (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Dior Eternal Gold #5 (LE) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). City Color Oh So Naughty (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). Estee Lauder Burnt Anise (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, glossier (90% similar). CoverGirl Molten Black (300) (P, $4.99) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever D104 Black Diamond (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Raven (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Mirifique (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Jet Couture (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, warmer (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Black Oyster (Cream) (LE, $45.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It is supposed to be a “pressed gel-creme formula” with “deep, rich” pigmentation. It actually felt similar to the Eye Metals to the touch, but the ingredient list shows them to be different, and it did feel creamier and more like a cream-based product than a powder one. I think it is the density and lack of glossiness/a lot of slip that made it seem less like a traditional cream eyeshadow. It lasted for seven hours before starting to crease on me, and when I tried it as an eyeliner, it was harder to apply with the same intensity as when I used a flatter, wider brush (doesn’t seem to play well with finer brushes), but it lasted a bit longer at eight hours. It was richly pigmented and blendable on the skin.

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Burnt Anise Eye Foil ($36.00 for 0.24 fl. oz.) is an inky, bluish-black with silver and teal sparkle paired with a metallic sheen. Estee Lauder Black Myrrh (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, less glossy (90% similar). Lancome The New Black (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Midnight (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). CoverGirl Molten Black (300) (P, $4.99) is darker, warmer (90% similar). City Color Oh So Naughty (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Shameless (P, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Mirifique (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Dior Eternal Gold #5 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to have “high-shine” and give a “liquid-metal effect.” It’s very thin, almost water-like, and applies better to my arm/hand than to my eye when used with the included doe-foot applicator. I had a little more luck using a flat, synthetic brush, but it is so thin that trying to blend and spread the product across the skin’s surface did more to some product but not all, which resulted in an uneven layer of coverage. It had a longer drying time, so it easily migrated into creases when I used it alone, and it had a tendency to cause underlying products to crease if used as more than just a dab (like patting on top of an eyeshadow with your fingertip). I also experienced some burning sensation as it was drying down. Once it dried down, it was fairly smudge-proof and budge-proof; it took a lot of rubbing with my fingertip (against my hand) to get any transfer, and it was mostly shimmer. I saw only a few sparkles that had dropped over time, and it didn’t seem to crease further once it dried down — it’s just more finicky to avoid the creasing in the first place.

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Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Lipsticks & Lipgloss

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Brazilian Nude Lipstick

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Brazilian Nude Lipstick ($45.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark peachy brown with warm udnertones and a soft sheen. bareMinerals Honeybun (P, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Fresh Brew (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Among the Fireflies (LE, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Kiddo (P, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Freckletone (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Maybelline Touchable Taupe (940) (P, $7.49) is more pigmented, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Strip (P, $20.00) is cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Uber Nude (P, $24.00) is darker, more pigmented (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It had semi-opaque color coverage that applied evenly, and the consistency was lightly creamy, emollient, and didn’t tug when applied. I didn’t feel like it slid around when I wore it, which made it last a bit better–almost four hours. It was lightly hydrating and had a vanilla scent to it with no taste (to me, at least). This shade had the level of translucency where just enough of the lip color will come through and alter how warm/cool/light/dark this shade looks based on one’s natural lip color.

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Brazilian Nude Lipstick ($45.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark orange-red with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. Charlotte Tilbury Tell Laura (P, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop First Class (DC, $6.00) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Barbecue (LE, $17.00) is lighter, more muted (95% similar). Bite Beauty Cayenne (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Tarte Mai Tai (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Maybelline Craving Coral (P, $7.99) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C403 (P, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Lobster (LE, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Persimmon (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M300 (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Tarte Cray Cray (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Volatile (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Maybelline Orange Danger (P, $7.49) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC So Chaud (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Countess (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Bootie (P, $5.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Lady Danger (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Lover's Lane (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Feu (57) (P, $36.00) is darker (85% similar). Bite Beauty #008 (LE, $36.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It had rich color coverage that went on smoothly, but the consistency itself was unforgiving and emphasized the texture of my lips with some of the color gathering in lip lines (the brightness and depth of the color made it harder to notice, at least). It felt more velvety and didn’t tug going on, but it just didn’t sit as well as on the lips overall. This shade wore well for over six hours but was a bit drying after four hours of wear. The formula was vanilla-scented but had no discernible taste. Because it’s imperfect, I think that the $45 price tag is hard to swallow, and the color itself (even the finish) is incredibly dupable–even within Estee Lauder’s permanent range.

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Estee Lauder Victoria Beckham Lipstick Brazilian Nude
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
86%
Estee Lauder Victoria Beckham Lipstick Chilean Sunset
B+
Product
8
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
88%
Estee Lauder Victoria Beckham Lip Gloss Moroccan Heat
D+
Product
6
Pigmentation
6
Texture
7
Longevity
8.5
Application
3.5
Total
69%