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Chanel Signe Particulier Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Signe Particulier Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Signe Particulier Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Signe Particulier Eyeshadow Quad ($65.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a limited edition palette for the holidays. I normally enjoy the formula Chanel uses with this type of imprint, but this year’s wasn’t as impressive–two shades were silky but powdery and two were drier on the skin. I would have loved to see the gold shade replaced with something distinctively cool-toned, which I think would make it more unique.

Signe Particulier #1 is a pale, very light pink with cool undertones and a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation with a lightly dusty consistency that applied fairly well and blended out easily. The color lasted for seven hours on me before fading. Tom Ford Beauty Enchanted #1 (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Delightful #3 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I872 Pearly Pink (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Aurora #3 (LE) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Touch of Lilac (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Fresh & Mint #2 (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Diamond Dusk #2 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Muse (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Garden Pastels #3 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Violet Blend #1 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Sugar Coated (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lilac Dream #1 (P) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Signe Particulier #2 is a muted, medium-dark taupe brown with subtle, cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had so-so color coverage with a slightly dry, powdery texture that diffused well on the skin, but it also tended to sheer out and was harder to keep even as a result. The color faded after seven hours. Giorgio Armani Shimmer Greige (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Black #6 (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Exuberante #1 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Fall in Lust (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Atelier Nude #4 (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Cinder (Left) (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick #2 (P) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Steel the Scene (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Cloudy Afternoon (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Dusk (P) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I550 Olive Gray (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Kill Joy (LE) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Stag Film (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Chrome (P, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Ring-a-ling (LE) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Signe Particulier #3 is a deep, plummy burgundy with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The texture was noticeably dry, and the eyeshadow applied unevenly as it applied in patches. I had a challenging time getting the color to stick to the eyelid, so I think a slightly tacky primer would be best for this shade. The color lasted for seven hours (what little did make it!), and it was blendable around the edges. Stila Deep Plum (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Honeymoon #4 (P) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Yoga (LE, $14.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME828 Garnet Black (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Boudoir Noir (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Blackheart (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Fingerpaint Art (LE) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Enchanted #4 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Tease #7 (P) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Mulberry & Bright (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Guerlain Cygne Noir #2 (LE) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Wonderland (DC) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Rouge Noir (857) (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Pop (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Signe Particulier #4 is a bright, yellow gold with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation, but the sparkle came loose from the base, so it was messy to use and tended to apply unevenly on the skin as some produc twould stick and the sparkles would sheer out the base. It lasted for seven hours on me with some fall out. Too Faced Praline (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D410 Gold Nugget (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). LORAC Unlimited (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Too Faced Golden Nugget (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Gold Leaf (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Triptych (P, $14.00) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals Hoopla (LE) is darker (90% similar). Huda Beauty 24K (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Maybelline Gold Rush (P, $6.99) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Fortune Teller (P, $9.99) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Rêve d'Orient #3 (LE) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Regard Signe de Chanel Quadra Eyeshadow Palette Signe Particulier
7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
79%
Total
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Chanel Infiniment Chanel Illuminating Powder

Chanel Infiniment Chanel Illuminating Powder
Chanel Infiniment Chanel Illuminating Powder

Chanel Infiniment Chanel Illuminating Powder ($65.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a soft, light-medium peach with warm, orange tones and a satin finish. Tarte Beaming (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals The Summer Fling (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Corol #1 (LE, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Trickery (DC, $8.00) is cooler (90% similar). Laura Geller Cantaloupe (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The Adrenaline Rush (LE, $29.00) is brighter (90% similar). NYX Pink the Town (P, $6.50) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). MAC Shy One (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Style (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Nude Peach (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Sunny Surprise (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

According to the brand, it’s supposed to “brighten cheeks” and “subtly highlight or enhance” the skin. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, slightly buildable, coverage paired with a silky-smooth texture that was just a little dusty. I don’t think it read powdery on the skin, and I found it harder to get the peachy color to mix with the beige color unless I used a dense brush. On my skin tone, it added subtle warmth and a natural finish to the skin, and it is sheer and thin enough that I could use it all-over, but it may be too much color on fairer complexions to be used all-over. The powder wore well for seven and a half hours on me. I would describe this more as a lightly brightening powder with a natural sheen, but as a more traditional highlighter, it is extremely subtle–which may or may not be what you have your eye on.

Chanel Illuminating Powder Infiniment Chanel
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

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Top 10: Luminous Blushes (Warm-Toned Edition)

If you’ve followed my favorites, you’ll know that I favor more shimmery blush, and specifically, luminous blush. The kind of shimmer that doesn’t read frosted or metallic but more of glowing sheen. Here are some of my favorites of the moment!

  1. Chanel Golden Sun (280) — A Warm Brown with a Luminous finish.
  2. Laura Geller Ballerina — A Warm Copper with a Luminous finish.
  3. Chanel Malice (71) — A Warm Coral with a Luminous finish.
  4. MAC Make You Mine — A Warm Copper with a Satin finish.
  5. Makeup Geek Love Affair — A Warm Pink with a Satin finish.
  6. Clinique Peach Pop (02) — A Warm Coral with a Satin finish.
  7. NARS Lovejoy — A Warm Plum with a Pearl finish.
  8. MAC Love Thing — A Warm Plum with a Luminous finish.
  9. Burberry Blossom — A Warm Coral with a Luminous finish.
  10. Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust — A Warm Coral with a Frost finish.

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Chanel Golden Sun (280) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Golden Sun (280) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Golden Sun (280) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Golden Sun (280) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a muted, medium brown with a hint of warm rose paired with a luminous sheen. MAC Tint (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (90% similar). bareMinerals The Close Call (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NARS Douceur (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Cheek Studio II (LE, $30.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Accent (84) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Cheeky (79) (DC, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Baby Don't Go (P, $23.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Aphrodisiac (P, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Revlon Naughty Nude (006) (P, $9.99) is warmer (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Grisaille (P, $32.00) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop The Golden Child (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Burberry Earthy (P, $42.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). NYX Taupe (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). MAC Pressed Amber (LE, $27.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Perfectly Lit (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Joues Contraste formula is supposed to have “buildable coverage, from natural to dramatic” with a “flattering radiance” and “silky texture.” The pigmentation ranges from semi-sheer to fully opaque, depending on technique and skin tone, but it seemed exactly as described–buildable–without having to pile it on or spend too long sheering it out. It had an extremely smooth, silky consistency that blended out beautifully on the skin while yielding a soft sheen that didn’t emphasize pores but added a lovely glow to the skin. On me, the blush lasted for eight hours before it started to fade.

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Golden Sun (280)
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Chanel Vibration (270) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Vibration (270) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Vibration (270) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Vibration (270) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a bright, medium pink with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. Guerlain Madame Rougit (LE, $67.00) is lighter (95% similar). IT Cosmetics Matte Sweet Apple (P, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). NYX Peach (P, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Milani Tea Rose (08) (P, $8.99) is brighter (95% similar). Chanel Crescendo (250) (LE, $45.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Fearless (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #1 (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). The Estee Edit Purr Pink (03) (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Deco (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Love Affair (P, $9.99) is darker (90% similar). MAC Fleur Power (P, $22.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Black Opal Tulip (P, $8.95) is cooler (90% similar). NYX Summer Peach (P, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Flirt It Up (06) (P, $14.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Life's a Picnic (LE, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). Bite Beauty Papaya (P, $24.00) is more muted (85% similar). Tarte Bashful (LE, $28.00)(85% similar). Too Faced Your Love is King (P, $26.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Red Water Lily (LE, $40.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Becca Pamplemousse (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Joues Contraste formula is supposed to have “buildable coverage, from natural to dramatic” with a “flattering radiance” and “silky texture.” The texture is very soft, silky, but it is on the thinner side and gets to be somewhat dusty. I don’t think it looks dry or powdery on the skin (though I have relatively normal skin at the moment), so you may just want to take greater care when swirling a brush in the pan to avoid too much excess powder kicking up. The color blended well on the skin, and it had semi-sheer to mostly opaque coverage. On my warmer complexion, it ended up looking more coral as the yellow undertones in my skin tone came through, but it may look pinker on those with pinker undertones. The blush wore well for seven hours on me.

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Vibration (270)
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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Chanel Rouge Noir, Rose Fusion, Lame Rouge Noir Le Vernis

Chanel Rouge Noir (18) Le Vernis
Chanel Rouge Noir (18) Le Vernis

Chanel Rouge Noir (18) Le Vernis ($27.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “black red.” It’s a deep, dark purpled berry with a cream finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a slightly translucent, stained-like quality to it that made it seem very rich on the nail. The consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin, so it applied easily. I get around seven days of wear with Chanel’s formula with minor tip wear but no chipping. MAC Purple Majesty (LE, $16.00)(100% similar). Cult Nails Lamestain (P, $12.00)(100% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Black Cherry (LE, $35.00) is darker (95% similar). Color Club Fashion Moment (P)(100% similar). MAC Blueblood (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Wrecked (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Zoya Anja (P, $9.00) is cooler (95% similar). China Glaze Velvet Bow (LE, $7.50) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Rescue Beauty Lounge Drifter (LE, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). China Glaze Naughty & Nice (LE, $7.50) is darker (95% similar). Essie Shearling Darling (P, $8.00) is warmer (90% similar). Deborah Lippmann Single Ladies (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chane Rose Fusion (757) Le Vernis ($27.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “luminous purple grey.” It’s a medium-dark purple taupe with a metallic shimmer that looks browner in some lighting, purpler in others. It is a chameleon of a shade, but it doesn’t seem to be a genuine duochrome, just multi-faceted with different shades of shimmer. It was opaque after two coats, and the polish’s texture seemed a little thick. There are noticeable brush lines from the metallic shimmer, so it takes a steady hand and some patience to minimize their appearance. Marc Jacobs Beauty Patsy (164) (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Quartz (LE, $27.00) is warmer (85% similar). Revlon Rich (P, $4.99) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Illamasqua Facet (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chane Lame Rouge Noir Le Top Coat ($27.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “shimmering black red.” It’s a pinky-red tinted clear base with larger gold sparkle. The key with this one is to really shake the bottle prior to using, because the glitter they use seems heavy to the point where it all sinks to the bottom of the bottle. The base is definitely tinted and will bring out the pinks in the nail, but it will obviously complement Rouge Noir polish as well. The glitter had good density in one coat, so it will work as a top coat well, and it added a ton of glossy shine. Dior Golden Shock (001) (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal The True Gold (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Cult Nails Walk of Shame (DC, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour Rouge Noir (18)
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour Rose Fusion (757)
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
Chanel Le Top Coat Lame Rouge Noir
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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