Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

Chanel Amorosa (487) Rouge Coco Shine
Chanel Amorosa (487) Rouge Coco Shine

Chanel Amorosa (487) Rouge Coco Shine ($36.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, medium brown with warm, reddish tones and a fine gold shimmer. Tom Ford Beauty Rose Soleil (P, $50.00) is more shimmery. Bite Beauty Moka (P, $28.00) is more opaque, lighter, less shimmery. Tom Ford Beauty Blake (LE, $32.00) is darker, cooler-toned. Guerlain Air Kiss (304) (P, $37.00) is cooler-toned. NARS Bansar (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, more matte. MAC Moody Bloom (LE, $17.00) is cooler-toned. Estee Lauder Irresistible (P, $30.00) is cooler-toned, less shimmery. Tom Ford Beauty Bittersweet (03) (LE, $50.00) is darker. Bobbi Brown Plum Shimmer (3) (P, $26.00) is darker. Chanel Ambigue (124) (LE, $34.00) is more matte. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

I typically find Rouge Coco Shines to actually be drying, when it’s supposed to be a hydrating formulation with sheerer color coverage (whereas the regular Rouge Cocos have more coverage and less shine and the Rouge Allures have even more coverage and a more satin-like finish). In promos, this looked more like a taupe, and long-time readers will know that I love more unusual colors, and this one is limited edition (the other three shades in the collection are not), I figured I’d try it. It’s by no means taupe, and it behaved much like Rouge Coco Shines have in the past–two and a half hour wear and slightly drying over time. The texture is balm-like, lightweight, and glides on well, and the coverage is more semi-sheer with this particular shade, though I’d expect if you have more color in your natural lips, it’ll be hard to tell either way.

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Saturday, May 16th, 2015

As a coral fiend, summer is often one of my favorite times of the year for new products, because brands tend to release corals, but there are plenty of corals to choose from year-round. Here is my current list of favorites! What are yours?

  1. Urban Decay Quiver — a bold, coral-red
  2. Makeup Geek Love Affair — a warm, pink-coral
  3. Chanel Malice — a luminous coral
  4. Clinique Peach Pop — a shimmery, peachy-coral
  5. Tom Ford Love Lust — a luminous, medium-dark coral

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Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) was reformulated this year and launched 29 shades. I’ve reviewed all 27 of the shades I had (a mixture of shades I purchased and press samples), so now it’s time for a recap! In general, the formula glides on and has semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage with light to moderate shine. Most shades have some level of fine, pearl shimmer, with some appearing more frosted and others appearing more luminous without really detectable shimmer particles. The wear time varies, though it tends to be shorter than average (two to three hours), and my experience showed that some were lightly hydrating, others were slightly drying, and then some were neither. My personal favorite was Julia (404) (A-). If you’ve tried the formula, I hope you’ll write a review :)

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Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick — Mademoiselle, Maggy, Dimitri

Chanel Mademoiselle (434) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “warm rosewood.” It’s a muted, medium-dark rosy pink with warm, plummy brown undertones and a soft shimmer finish that’s lightly luminous. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a slightly thicker consistency compared to other shades in the formula. It was comfortable to wear over the four hours it lasted, and it was slightly hydrating. Marc Jacobs Beauty Eat Cake (150) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery. Surratt Beauty Perfectionniste (P, $34.00) is cooler-toned, less shimmery. Too Faced Metallic Tu-tu (P, $21.00) is more shimmery. Chanel Suzanne (438) (P, $36.00) is darker. Bite Beauty Rosewood (P, $28.00) is darker. MAC Marque (P, $23.00) is darker, warmer shimmer. Buxom Dolly (LE, $21.00) is similar. MAC Moody Bloom (LE, $17.00) has warmer shimmer. MAC Mystical (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. Estee Lauder Irresistible (P, $30.00) is less shimmery. Urban Decay Strip (P, $22.00) is darker, less shimmery. Chanel Ce Soir (P, $34.00) is darker, brighter, less shimmery. Revlon Pink Truffle (P, $7.49) is sheerer, darker. Guerlain Garance (P, $51.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Maggy (436) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “shimmering rosewood.” It’s a muted, medium-dark pink-plum with warmer, gold shimmer. It had semi-sheer color payoff that covered evenly but had a noticeable translucency so the natural lip color will come through quite a bit, which can alter the shade significantly depending on your natural lip color. It lasted for three hours on me and was lightly hydrating. Tom Ford Beauty Rose Soleil (P, $50.00) is warmer, sheerer. Chanel Suzanne (438) (P, $36.00) is less shimmery. Bite Beauty Rosewood (P, $28.00) is less shimmery. Tom Ford Beauty Collin (LE, $32.00) is cooler-toned. Chanel Aura (96) (P, $35.00) is cooler-toned, darker, less shimmery. MAC Moody Bloom (LE, $17.00) is slightly warmer. Chanel Irresistible (62) (LE, $34.00) is lighter, cooler-toned. Bite Beauty Rhubarb (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, warmer. MAC Oh, Oh, Oh (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Dimitri (442) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “pink red.” It’s a brightened, medium red with subtly cool, pink tones and a luminous finish. On me, it tends to read warmer, though it is cool-toned to neutral-toned (it’s particularly apparent when swatched or viewed next to warmer reds). It had mostly opaque pigmentation that went on evenly and looked smooth on the lips. It wore well for four and a half hours and was lightly hydrating over time. Too Faced Melted Strawberry (P, $21.00) is slightly brighter. Tom Ford Beauty Luciano (LE, $32.00) is darker. Revlon 5th Ave. Red (LE, $7.99) is darker. Revlon Flirtatious (125) (P, $8.99) is pinker. MAC Red Necessity (LE, $20.00) is pinker. Dior Minuit (LE, $36.00) is pinker, more matte. Urban Decay 69 (P, $22.00) is darker. Maybelline On Fire Red (P, $7.49) is darker. MAC Love Goddess (LE, $16.00) is pinker, more matte. Buxom Scoundrel (P, $21.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow
Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow

Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow ($34.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a twist-up, cream-based eyeshadow that’s supposed to be lightweight, long-wearing, and cooling when it touches the skin. It’s supposed to give a “shimmering veil of color.” The formula is semi-sheer to semi-opaque in one stroke, and it is buildable to opaque coverage with two to three passes, or you can use a flat, firm synthetic brush, which seems to give mostly opaque coverage more readily. I also find using a brush offers infinitely more precision, maneuverability, and gives a more even layer of coverage. The wear varied from shade to shade; as short as six hours to as long as eight hours. The formula has a fair amount of slip but dries down quickly, and it does have a wet, cool sensation when the eyeshadow hits the lid, though this is lessened if you use a separate applicator. I think this formula works best in more neutral tones, as they’re more forgiving on the skin, but shades like purple and blue don’t work as well when they’re even a little bit uneven.

Chanel Laurier Rose (127) Stylo Eyeshadow ($34.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a rosy copper with warm, orange undertones and a metallic finish. A single pass yielded semi-opaque coverage, and two layers was enough for full opacity. This shade was the easiest shade to use in a large area at full intensity, as it applied evenly. When I tested it, the color wore well for eight hours before it started to crease. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Olilvine (137) Stylo Eyeshadow ($34.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a muted, medium olive green with a cooler coloring overall, but the undertone is slightly warm, so it takes on a more neutral appearance. It had semi-sheer pigmentation in one pass, and it was buildable to opaque coverage with three layers. This shade was the hardest to work with, as it had less slip and applied more unevenly as a result. Even when I tried to use a brush, the drying time was too quick, so it had already partially dried on the brush. On me, it started to show signs of creasing after seven hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Caroube (147) Stylo Eyeshadow ($34.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a cool-toned, muted taupe brown with a pearly sheen and lighter gold shimmer. It has more of a burgundy undertone with a warmer shimmer color. It had semi-opaque pigmentation applied in one go, while it was buildable to full intensity with two layers. This shade lasted for eight hours on me before creasing. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Campanule (107) Stylo Eyeshadow ($34.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a slightly muted, cool-toned violet purple with faint sparkle. It had sheer coverage in one pass, and it took four layers to get opaque color (it’s supposed to be sheer, though). The consistency was a little drier compared to most of the other shades, though it was reasonably blendable. It tended to grab my natural creases while I was applying, and it was hard to smooth out the color so that it didn’t emphasize the lines on my eyelid. It started to crease after seven hours on me and had minor fall out. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Azulejo (117) Stylo Eyeshadow ($34.00 for 0.05 oz.) is an aqua blue with a subtle, warmer green tint to it and a frosted sheen. It had semi-sheer color coverage in one pass, and it was buildable to semi-opaque coverage with three layers (it didn’t seem to build to fully opaque color for me). It is somewhat blendable on the lid, as I could get the edges, but I couldn’t seem to blend it for an even layer of color. When I wore it, the color started creasing after six hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick — Vera, Roussy, Legende

Chanel Vera (420) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “light pink.” It’s a light-medium pink with warm undertones and fine, gold shimmer. It had semi-sheer color payoff that covered the lips fairly evenly. On me, the color only wore for two hours, and it was neither hydrating nor drying. MAC I’m In (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer. Marc Jacobs Beauty Have We Met? (108) (P, $30.00) is darker. Chanel Cecile (432) (P, $36.00) is less shimmery. Chanel Olga (422) (P, $36.00) is slightly lighter. Guerlain Rosy Silk (LE, $37.00) is less glossy. Maybelline Blushing Bud (705) (P, $7.49) is darker, warmer, less shimmery. Tom Ford Beauty Ian (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery. Tom Ford Beauty Addison (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Too Faced Shimmering Marshmallow Bunny (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery. MAC Dream Daze (LE, $22.00) is warmer, less shimmery. Estee Lauder Impulsive (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker. Tom Ford Beauty Summer Fling (04) (LE, $50.00) is darker. Revlon Pink Lemonade (P, $7.49) is similar. MAC Shy Shine (P, $16.00) is warmer. MAC Giddy (P, $16.00) is brighter. Guerlain Gabrielle (P, $51.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Roussy (426) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “soft raspberry pink.” It’s a brightened, medium pink with very subtle warm undertones and a lightly luminous finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that went on smoothly and evenly for the most part. It lasted for four hours on me and was lightly hydrating. MAC I’m Game (LE, $20.00) is darker. Chanel Edith (424) (P, $36.00) is cooler-toned, lighter. Urban Decay Sheer Ladyflower (P, $20.00) is darker. MAC Phosphorescent (LE, $17.00) is brighter. Givenchy Rose Boudoir (204) (P, $36.00) is slightly darker, more opaque. Bite Beauty Damask (LE, $28.00) is cooler-toned. Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso (07) (P, $50.00) is warmer. YSL Caress Pink (9) (P, $34.00) is cooler-toned, lighter. MAC Love Beam (LE, $20.00) is darker. Givenchy Rose Taffetas (201) (P, $36.00) is a touch lighter. Guerlain Georgia (P, $51.00) is slightly warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Legende (428) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as an “intense satin pink.” It’s a medium, muted pink-coral with warm, rosy red tones and lighter pinkish-white shimmer that gives it a more frosted finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that went on evenly and smoothly. The color wore well for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Too Faced Metallic Tu-tu (P, $21.00) is lighter. Chanel Marie (430) (P, $36.00) is slightly pinker, less glossy. Chanel Desinvolte (97) (P, $35.00) is sheerer, less shimmery. Too Faced Shimmering Spice Spice Baby (LE, $22.00) is slightly warmer. Estee Lauder Rebellious Rose (P, $30.00) is less shimmery. MAC Morning Rose (LE, $16.00) is lighter. MAC Grande Dame (P, $22.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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