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Chanel Rosewood (350) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rosewood (350) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Rosewood (350) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rosewood (350) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. Bite Beauty Macaroon (P, $24.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Montage (LE, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Fetching (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bicoastal (Bottom) (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Night Fever & Hot Stuff (508) (P, $42.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Cruel Intentions (LE, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Red Water Lily (LE, $40.00) is brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Your Love is King (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #1 (LE, ) is brighter (90% similar). Tarte Ironic (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Love Sick (22) (P, $14.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Rose Initiale (P, $45.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Love Affair (P, $9.99) is lighter (85% similar). IT Cosmetics Matte Sweet Apple (P, $24.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Joues Contraste formula is supposed to have “buildable coverage” with a “silky texture” that adds “radiance to the cheeks.” The texture was silky and finely-milled, but it was also a little dusty and prone to sheering out. The pigmentation started off semi-sheer and was buildable to semi-opaque coverage, so it is buildable, but if you want really dramatic coverage, you might find it lacking. When I applied it to bare cheeks, I found the formula fairly blendable, but it did require some extra maneuvering and blending to really even out the coverage. The color wore well for eight hours before fading.

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Rosewood (350)
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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Chanel Evening Beige (340) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Evening Beige (340) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Evening Beige (340) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Evening Beige (340) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark copper with warm, rusty red undertones and a dusting of gold shimmer. Colour Pop Bardot (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Becca Maui Nights (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Small Vanity (LE, $22.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Alezane (260) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery, more muted, warmer (90% similar). MAC Make You Mine (P, $23.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Na Pali Coast (P, $39.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Taraji Glow (LE, $33.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Burberry Tangerine (P, $42.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Savage (Discontinued) (DC, $60.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). NARS Vengeful (Right) (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (80% similar). NARS Liberte (-, $30.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Maybelline Barely Pink (202) (LE, $8.99) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Joues Contraste formula is supposed to have “buildable coverage” with a “silky texture” that adds “radiance to the cheeks.” It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage, which was opaque in two to three layers (depends on your pressure and application method). The texture was smooth, silky, thin and a smidgen dusty, but it was blendable on the skin and sat well without emphasizing the natural texture of my skin. There was noticeable shimmer, but it is fine and only sprinkled throughout, so the resulting finish was lightly luminous but not metallic or shimmery. This shade wore well for eight hours on me before fading.

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Evening Beige (340)
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Chanel Fall 2016 Rouge Allure Velvet Lipsticks

Chanel Rouge Charnel (56) Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick
Chanel Rouge Charnel (56) Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick

Chanel Rouge Charnel (56) Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark pink-tinted red with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. There was very subtle pearl that gave it a light shine. The texture was very smooth, velvety, and thin without being clingy. The lipstick sat well on the lips without emphasizing imperfections, and it lasted for over six hours. It started to feel drying after six hours of wear on me. Smashbox Unzipped (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Firework (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Como La Flor (LE, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). Stellar Beauty Super Sonic 04 (P, $22.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). MAC Charmed, I'm Sure (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Bae (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Mochi (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). MAC Betty Boop Red (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Red Carpet Red (P, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel La Desiree (327) (LE, $37.00) is darker (95% similar). Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Crimson (P, $18.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C405 (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Russian Red (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Carina's Love (P, $32.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Rich Ruby (P, $7.99) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M401 (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Rouge Improbable (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Besame Besame Red 1920 (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever Red Ink (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Rouge Feu (57) Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark orange with warm, red undertones and a satin finish. It had very near-to opaque color coverage that went on fairly smoothly. This shade had a velvety consistency that was thin without being clingy, but it seemed to have more slip to it than other shades as the color separated a bit along my upper lip and had some color settle into lip lines on my lower lip. It was comfortable wear and lasted for five and a half hours, and it was neither drying nor hydrating (the formula is supposed to be “non-drying,” so that’s actually as promised!). Make Up For Ever M300 (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Lady Danger (P, $17.00) is brighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Tell Laura (P, $32.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Ardente (175) (LE, $37.00) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C403 (P, $22.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Marlene (P, $32.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty #076 (P, $18.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Temper (P, $17.00) is more muted, glossier (90% similar). NYX Pure Red (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Flame (P, $35.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Orange Danger (P, $7.49) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia #3 (Vol. 1) (P, ) is more muted (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cayenne (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Moscow (P, $26.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Bite Beauty Mimosa (LE, $24.00) is darker (85% similar). Estee Lauder Chilean Sunset (LE, $45.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Lover's Lane (P, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Rouge Vie (58) Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark reddened plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had great pigmentation that applied with smooth, even coverage. The texture was lightly creamy, velvety, and comfortable to wear. I happened to wear this one when I was out all day, and it was still noticeably on even after ten hours (though I’d say solid wear came in at six to seven hours). It was mostly non-drying until the eighth hour of wear for me. Makeup Geek Boss Lady (P, $12.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty #084 (P, $18.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Spicy (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Plain Jane (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS 413 BLKR (LE, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Amsterdam (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Vacay (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Ultraberry (247) (P, $37.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cerise (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). NARS Flamenco (P, $26.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Milani Flirt (LE, $8.99) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Tarte Escape (P, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Audrey (P, $32.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). NARS Provocative Red (LE, $27.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Retro (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Emblaze (LE, $24.00)(85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Rouge Audace (59) Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a dark burgundy with neutral-to-warm undertones and a natural sheen. The pigmentation was mostly opaque, though there was just a tiny hint of the natural lip peeking through, mostly around the center of the mouth. The consistency was more emollient than the other three shades, but it didn’t slide around or feather on me either. On me, the lipstick lasted for over six hours, left behind a reddish stain, and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Media (P, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Runner (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Sin (P, $17.00) is cooler, less glossy (95% similar). Maybelline Smoking Red (P, $7.49) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M500 (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Raging Raisin (P, $7.49) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Makeup Geek Risque (P, $15.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Endless Drama (P, $18.00) is warmer (90% similar). Illamasqua Growl (P, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Motorhead (P, $21.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Hex (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Disturbed (P, $18.00) is more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Black Dahlia (10) (LE, $50.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Carnivorous (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Power Driven (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Mamacita (LE, $6.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Blow (210) (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Rouge Charnel (56)
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Rouge Feu (57)
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Rouge Vie (58)
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Rouge Audace (59)
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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Chanel Candeur et Experience (268) Eyeshadow Quad

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Chanel Candeur et Experience (268) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Candeur et Experience (268) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Candeur et Experience (268) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Candeur et Experience (268) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Candeur et Experience (268) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Candeur et Experience (268) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Candeur et Experience (268) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Candeur et Experience (268) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Candeur et Experience (268)

Chanel Candeur et Experience (268) Eyeshadow Palette ($61.00 for 0.07 oz.) contains three shades of brown with a pop of warm red with mostly matte finishes. The texture of the four shades is firmer and thinner compared to most of the recent Eyeshadow Quads (it reminds me more of the previous formula in the quads), and I found it applied and worked better in practice than it seemed like it would from initial swatches. The colors were more buildable and were quite blendable on the lid, in spite of the firmer press in the pan. All of the shades lasted eight hours before starting to fade and lightly crease.

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow Candeur et Experience (268)
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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Chanel Rouge Brûlé & Rouge Contraste Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadows

Chanel Rouge Rouge Brûlé (128) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Rouge Rouge Brûlé (128) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Rouge Rouge Brûlé (128) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow ($34.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark copper with warm, brown undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation in a single pass, which could be blended out to semi-sheer coverage fairly readily, though sheer coverage was more challenging as it tended to look more uneven at that coverage level. The texture was emollient and felt wet to the touch, but it wasn’t watery or too thin on the skin, and it dried down within 10-15 seconds. It wore well for ten hours without creasing or fading on me. MAC Red Alert (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Natasha Denona Atmosphere (120M) (LE, $29.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Coppering (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NYX Fireball (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Doce (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Rust (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Rose Gold (P, $12.00) is more muted (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #3 (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Arrow (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Leila (416) (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Arriba (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Gingersnap (P, $16.00) is more muted (90% similar). Coloured Raine Vintage (P, $6.99) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Imagine (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Siesta (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Huda Beauty Trust Fund (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Henna (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Huda Beauty Rose Gold (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop White Rabbit (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Sugarpill Pumpkin Spice (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Rouge Rouge Brûlé (128) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow ($34.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a dark burgundy with warm, brown undertones and a semi-matte finish. The texture was spongy, lightly emollient, and smooth in the pot. It packed quite a punch of pigment in one pass, so it worked well as an eyeliner or as an eyeshadow, but it wasn’t as easy to blend and diffuse along the edges. It looked a bit patchy where I tried to blend it, particularly into the crease area, so it does take some work to blend the color out. Once on, the eyeshadow wore for nine hours before creasing faintly. LORAC Burgundy (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Cocoa What Fun (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Charming (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals Stiletto (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Natasha Denona Gemma (106CM) (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Double Tap (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Soiree (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Bordeaux (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Deep Plum (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Aphrodite (LE, $6.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Chanel Raffinement #4 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Deep Damson (P, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Everyone's Darling (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Cherry Cola (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M608 Red Brown (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow Rouge Brule (128)
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Velvet Long Wear Luminous Matte Eyeshadow Rouge Contraste (132)
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
90%
Total

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Chanel Rouge Profond (320) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rouge Profond (320) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Rouge Profond (320) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rouge Profond (320) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a muted, dusty red with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. NYX Crimson (P, $6.50) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Poppy Passion (P, $34.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Becca Nightingale (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Fetish (-, ) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Burnt Pepper (P, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). KIKO 107 Tomato (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Covet (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC A Little Lusty (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Frankly Scarlet (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Oh My! (LE, $22.00) is brighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Illamasqua Allure (P, $26.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). NARS Almeria (LE, $30.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Gucci Beauty Cherry Nectar (P, $49.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Joues Contraste formula is supposed to have “buildable coverage” with a “silky texture.” It had semi-opaque coverage, which was buildable to fully opaque, but it seemed a bit more pigmented than your average blush from Chanel (which may be a good or bad thing, depending on your personal preference for pigmentation in a blush!). The texture was smooth, silky, and thin without being dusty or too firmly pressed in the pan. It applied evenly to the skin and blended out with fairly little work, but it could have been easier to diffuse along the edges (other Chanel blushes are easier to work with, but this was not a challenge to use either). The blush lasted just over eight and a half hours on my normal-to-dry skin before it started to fade noticeably.

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Rouge Profond (320)
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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