Chanel Rouge-Gorge & Fleur de Pierre Illusion d’Ombres

Chanel Fleur de Pierre (106) Illusion d’Ombre Velvet Cream Eyeshadow ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark gray with cool undertones and fine blue and silver pearl. Chanel’s not the first brand to take liberty with the world “matte” (“the best-loved, gel-cream shadow goes matte”), but this is certainly not matte–there is quite a bit of shimmer in this shade. The texture was noticeably drier with a very thin consistency that made blending more difficult, as the color appeared patchy and uneven. It’s better used at its semi-opaque intensity and then built-up to mostly opaque coverage. It wore for eight hours before creasing slightly. NARS Bad Behaviour (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery. MAC Deep Cravings (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. Giorgio Armani #21 (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery. Urban Decay Ace (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Parisienne #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker. Makeup Geek Prince Charming (P, $6.99) is lighter. Makeup Geek Galaxy (P, $5.99) is warmer. Tarina Tarantino Silver Shoes (LE, ) is more shimmery. Make Up For Ever ME108 Steel (P, $21.00) is more shimmery. Kat Von D Santeria (LE, ) is more shimmery. Milani Bella Gray (10) (P, $4.49) is lighter. Hourglass Graphite #4 (P, ) is darker. Urban Decay Dagger (P, $18.00) is less shimmery. Urban Decay Slanted (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Buxom Cool Caviar (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Chanel Fleur de Pierre (106) Illusion d'Ombre Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Velvet Long Wear Luminous Matte Eyeshadow Fleur de Pierre (106)
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7
Pigmentation
8.5
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6.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
3.5
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76%
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Chanel Fall 2015 Collection

Chanel Fall 2015 Collection
Chanel Fall 2015 Collection

Discover a rich tapestry of shades inspired by beautiful Fall foliage. Earthy neutrals dress eyes in natural splendor, while copper tones and deep reds blaze on the lips. An ideal complement to autumnal colour, a new manicure range helps prep and perfect any nail look.

Entrelacs Les 5 Ombres de Chanel ($80.00) (Limited Edition)

This five-shadow palette features nude shadows from light to deep, satiny to matte. An embossed design reflects the stained-glass windows of Aubazine, in central France, where Gabrielle Chanel spent part of her youth.

Illusion d’Ombre Velvet ($36.00)

The best-loved, gel-cream shadow goes matte. Both soft and cushiony, this innovative texture can be worn as eyeshadow or an eyeshadow base. Includes a special applicator, developed specifically for this unique formula.

  • Fleur de Piere (106)

Illusion d’Ombre ($36.00)

  • Rouge-Gorge (116) (Limited Edition)
  • New Moon (97) (Repromote)

Les 4 Ombres ($61.00)

  • Tisse d’Automne (254)

Stylo Yeux Waterproof ($32.00)

  • Feuilles (914)
  • Ardent (918) (Limited Edition)
  • Erable (919)
  • Pomme de Pin (921)

Le Vernis ($27.00)

  • Chataigne (Limited Edition)
  • Vert Obscur (Limited Edition)
  • Ecorce Sanguine (Limited Edition)

Rouge Allure Velvet ($36.00)

  • La Bouleversante (51)

Rouge Allure ($36.00)

  • Pensive (162)

Rouge Coco Shine ($36.00)

  • Temeraire (112)
  • Melancolie (99)

Levres Scintillantes ($30.00)

  • Chene Rouge (212)
  • Beige Star (206)

Joues Contraste ($45.00)

  • Alezane (260)

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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.

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Chanel Amorosa (487) Rouge Coco Shine
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine Amorosa (487)
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5
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5 Beautiful Coral Blushes for Summer

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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Round-up: Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick Overview & Thoughts

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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Chanel Mademoiselle, Maggy, Dimitri Rouge Coco Lipsticks

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.

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Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick (2015) Mademoiselle (434)
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
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91%
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