Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss ($34.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is supposed to have the “color intensity of a lipstick with the lacquered shine of a lip gloss” while having a hydrating, long-wearing formula. The color goes on fairly evenly and smoothly, though I get a little settling with these lighter shades, and have semi-opaque to more opaque color coverage. There is a noticeable glossiness that’s more than the shine you might get with a more luminous lipstick. These have a floral scent, though I didn’t notice any taste, and they are lightly tacky. The texture is lightweight without being thick or goopy, so it is comfortable to wear. For me, they’re only slightly hydrating over time with slightly longer-than-average wear (for lighter shades like these).

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Chanel Sensuel (11) Rouge Allure Gloss
Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss Sensuel (11)
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
86%
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Chanel Sweet Star Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Sweet Star Le Vernis Nail Colour ($27.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “metallic silver … [with] an iridescent glow.” On the nail, it’s a deepened gray with a green and blue cast–it gives off a greener, more pewter-ish hue along the center of each nail, while the edges are smokier with a bluish-purple hue. At an angle, it can turn almost bluish-silver. NARS Disco Inferno (LE, $20.00) is less metallic, sheerer. MAC Ascension (LE, $16.00) is greener. Deborah Lippmann Wicked Game (LE, $19.00) is cooler-toned, less silver, more violet with green edges. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Chanel Sweet Star Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour Sweet Star
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
87%

Chanel Berry Lucky, Cocorange, Sweet Star Precision Eye Definers

Recently, three new, limited edition shades of Chanel Precision Eye Definer ($29.00 for 0.03 oz.) were released in some brighter pops of color. I’m usually disappointed by Chanel’s limited edition eyeliners, and unfortunately, these weren’t impressive. Chanel’s formula is quite waxy, so it does glide across the skin, the color payoff is often uneven and sheerer. Sometimes they layer decently, other times the waxiness seems to build-up while the color stays about the same. I get noticeable fading after six hours of wear, and by eight hours, they look smudged.

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Chanel Precision Eye Definer
Chanel Le Crayon Yeux Precision Eye Definer Berry Lucky
C+
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
7
Application
4.5
Total
78%
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Chanel Poesie (234) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Poesie (234) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow ($61.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a limited edition palette that features a mix of bronze, beige, pink, and taupe. It sold out at most retailers quickly, but Macy’s continues to have it in stock. The colors work well to create a warm, smoky eye with hints if pink and plum in it. The palette performed well overall, and the formula was consistent with the other quads in the range.

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Chanel Poesie (234) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow Poesie (234)
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
96%
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Chanel Caresse (180) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Caresse (180) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a soft, peach-orange with white sparkle over a satin finish. YSL Rebelle (7) (P, $47.00) is darker, brighter. MAC Style Cast (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery. Makeup Geek Smitten (P, $9.99) is more matte. Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless (220) (P, $30.00) is slightly pinker. Sisley Paris Mango (3) (P, $85.00) is similar. Hourglass Dim Infusion (P, $35.00) is pinker. NARS Realm of the Senses #3 (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery. MAC Bareness (LE, $25.00) is pinker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Chanel Caresse (180) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Caresse (180)
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
86%

Chanel’s Delights for Holiday 2014

Chanel's Delights for Holiday 2014
Chanel’s Delights for Holiday 2014

Modern and audacious, CHANEL’S DELIGHTS captures the pop spirit of the Chanel Supermarché Fall-Winter 2014/2015 Ready-to-Wear show. The look is graphic, vibrant, and boldly colourful — contemporary, yet daring.

Le Vernis Nail Colour ($27.00)

  • Sweet Star Metallic silver with iridescent glow (Limited Edition)

La Crayon Yeux Precision Eye Definer ($29.00)

  • Cocorange Vivid orange (Limited Edition)
  • Berry Lucky Garnet (Limited Edition)
  • Sweet Star Electric turquoise (Limited Edition)

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