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Chanel LA Sunrise Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadows

Chanel Moonlight Pink (118) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Spring 2016 Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadows ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) are an unexpected miss. Chanel was one of the first brands to debut this type of product, where it’s a cream eyeshadow but applies and feels more like a powder on the skin with a spongy texture. It’s been a favorite for a long time, but I had serious issues with application with two of the three shades.

Chanel Moonlight Pink (118) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a softened, light-medium rosy pink with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The texture was slightly dry compared to a lot of the range, but it applied decently. It had weak pigmentation, but it was buildable without emphasizing the lid texture. The eyeshadow started to crease after eight and a half hours of wear. Hourglass Monochrome #2 (P) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty In the Pink #2 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Wattles (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Chimere (821) (P, $31.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Pop Art Princess (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Give Me Fire (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Lancome My French #5 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Pure Bred #2 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Buxom Glitz Factor (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, brighter (80% similar). Kat Von D Killing Jar (P) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Anastasia Intense Gaze (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Urban Decay Last Sin (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). NYX Golden Peach (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Lorelei (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Chanel Envol (847) (LE, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Ocean Light (122) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a brighter, medium blue with fine blue glitter. It’s hard to describe why this ended up being such an atrocious product, because even in the pot, it doesn’t feel half as dry as it looks on the skin. It’s so splotchy and uneven; it applies and barely wants to blend out. I think the only way to salvage it is to use it as a base and layer much more opaque colors over it, but there are better products out there for that purpose. The color lasted for eight hours before creasing, but I had fall out over time. MAC Switch to Blue (LE, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Buxom Backstage Pass (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Blue Quartz (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Buxom Bulldog (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Stila Lapis (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Kimono (P, $5.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Sephora Aja (LE) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I218 Indigo Blue (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Skywalk (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Azure (LE, $12.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). LORAC Cobalt (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Chanel Swing (116) (P, $29.50) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Griffith Green (126) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark green-ish teal with fine gold frost. It had semi-opaque color payoff, but the texture, while it felt smooth, was difficult to blend out. I also encountered an issue where the color would lift off if I tried to blend it out along the edge (even gently). It lasted for eight and a half hours before creasing slightly. Makeup Geek Typhoon (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Scarab (LE) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay C-Note (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Emerald Lust #2 (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Whispering Ibis (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NYX Jaded (P, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar). Clarins Garden Escape #2 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Try Me On (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Damaged (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Anastasia Emerald (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Peacock (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Milani Bella Emerald (18) (P, $4.49) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Siren Blue (LE, $45.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Tarina Tarantino Very Wicked (LE) is darker (80% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Cleopatra (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow Moonlight Pink (118)
7
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
74%
Total
Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow Ocean Light (122)
5
Product
6
Pigmentation
6
Texture
8
Longevity
1.5
Application
59%
Total
Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow Griffith Green (126)
6
Product
9
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
9
Longevity
3
Application
74%
Total

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Chanel Spring 2016 Collection — LA Sunrise

Chanel Spring 2016 Collection -- LA Sunrise
Chanel Spring 2016 Collection — LA Sunrise

Discover a colour collection that reveals the vibrant mood of an endless Los Angeles summer. Flashes of purple, teal and green capture the city’s carefree spirit, while a dreamy spectrum of pink, coral and raspberry shades evoke the California morning skies.

Availability

Online now at chanel.com; January 2016 at all retailers

The Details

Sunkiss Ribbon Blush | $70.00 | Limited Edition

In an interlaced-ribbon design, this exclusive creation brightens cheeks with a radiant palette of pink, beige and coral, and leaves a smooth, satin finish.

Illusion d'Ombre | $36.00

  • Ocean Light (122)
  • Griffith Green (126)
  • Moonlight Pink (118)

Stylo Yeux Waterproof | $33.00

  • Fervent Blue (924)
  • Pacific Green (925)
  • Purple Choc (926)

Rouge Coco Shine | $37.00

  • Shipshape (114)
  • Mighty (116)
  • Energy (118)

Le Vernis | $28.00

  • Sunset Strip (683)

Rouge Double Intensite | $37.00

  • Tender Beige (69)

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Chanel Inspiree & Eblouissante Rouge Allure Lipsticks

Chanel Inspiree (164) Rouge Allure Lipstick
Chanel Inspiree (164) Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Inspiree (164) Rouge Allure Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, rosy copper with fine, goldne copper pearl and a soft sheen. It had fairly opaque coverage with a lightweight, creamy, glide-on texture that didn’t tug and sat well on the lips. The color wore well for four hours and was lightly hydrating. Chanel Antoinette (406) (P, $37.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Broken (P, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Pure Marsala (LE, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Mosh Pit (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Cognac (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bittersweet (03) (LE, $50.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Backdoor (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Buxom Runaway (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Maybelline Maple Kiss (925) (P, $7.49) is warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Forever Brown (305) (P, $37.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). Chanel Imperial (DC, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Femme Fleur (LE, $26.00) is warmer (80% similar). Estee Lauder Naked Ambition (120) (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Eblouissante (165) Rouge Allure Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium peony pink with warm undertones and fine, gold shimmer. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a lightweight texture that was comfortable to wear. It had a smooth, silky glide with a thinner feel on the lips. The color stayed on for four and a half hours, left behind a very subtle stain, and was lightly moisturizing. Chanel Emilienne (452) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Givenchy Rouge Egerie (305) (P, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel La Petillante (49) (LE, $36.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Jealous (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Cantonese Carnation (LE, $20.00) is cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Manic (P, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour Inspiree (164)
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour Eblouissante (165)
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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Chanel L’Indomptable (54) Rouge Allure Velvet

Chanel L'Indomptable (54) Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel L’Indomptable (54) Rouge Allure Velvet

Chanel L’Indomptable (54) Rouge Allure Velvet ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, fuchsia pink with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. Milani Hot Pink Rage (P, $5.49) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC Good Kisser (LE, $17.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #505 (LE, $32.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). MAC Good Taste (P, $23.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). MAC No Faux Pas (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Velvet Underground (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Framboise (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel La Romanesque (50) (P, $36.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Tats (LE, $17.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Anarchy (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Girl About Town (P, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Rouge Allure Velvet formula is Chanel’s take on a “non-drying matte lipstick” that is supposed to have “intensely rich, long-wearing colour.” This shade had mostly opaque coverage with a lightweight, glide-on texture that was creamy without being too emollient. It adhered well to the lips and lasted for five hours on me, and it did leave a stain behind. I felt like the texture, as it was thinner, seemed to emphasize the texture of my lips, so it didn’t look as smooth as some formulas do applied to the lips. After wearing it, my lips felt slightly dry.

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet L'Indomptable (54)
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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Chanel Troublante & Singuliere Le Vernis

Chanel Signuliere (673) Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Signuliere (673) Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Troublante (675) Le Vernis Nail Colour ($27.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a fiery, pink-shimmered copper duochrome that shifts from bright coppery gold to richer, deeper red-bronze with a metallic shimmer. It was opaque in two coats, and the consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin, so I was able to apply it easily, but the fine and plentiful shimmer yielded some visible brush strokes. The shift was noticeable in an assortment of lighting conditions, and I regularly noted it throughout the day, not just at this one angle under this particular light. It wore well for seven days with minor tip wear but no chipping (no base or top coat). Christian Louboutin Beaute Scarabee III (LE, $50.00) is cooler (85% similar). Christian Louboutin Beaute Scarabee I (LE, $50.00) is lighter (85% similar). Nubar Sun Gold (P, $8.00) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Singuliere (673) Le Vernis Nail Colour ($27.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark plum-berry with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had opaque pigmentation after two coats, and polish’s texture was neither too thick or too thin, so it covered evenly without streaking or pooling along the edges. It dried down to a high-shine finish. I typically get seven days with minor tip wear out of Chanel’s formula. Essie Size Matters (LE, $8.00) is darker (95% similar). Dior Graphic Berry (LE, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Rescue Beauty Lounge Bruised (LE, $20.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Rebel (DC, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). China Glaze Traffic Jam (LE, $7.50) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Dayflower (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Elbrus (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour Troublante (675)
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total
Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour Singuliere (673)
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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