Monday, February 16th, 2015

Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie (248) Mutli-Effect Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie (248) Mutli-Effect Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie (248) Mutli-Effect Eyeshadow Quad ($61.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a new, limited edition set of shades inspired by the “graceful world of ballet.” It’s a cooler-toned palette that features a cool pink, iridescent pink-white, violet, and taupe brown. The palette lacked pigmentation when used dry; the formula had to be used with a dampened brush to achieve more true-to-pan color, but even then, three of the four shades would fade as the product dried down (within minutes of initial application).

Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #1 is a light-medium pink with strong, cool undertones and a frosted finish. It was semi-sheer applied dry, and it was fully opaque if I used it with a dampened brush. The texture was soft and smooth, while the color wore well for eight hours. Dior House of Pinks #3 (LE) is darker, less shimmery. Make Up For Ever ME866 Frosted Pink (P, $21.00) is brighter. Make Up For Ever I864 Baby Pink (P, $21.00) is darker. Milani Bella Pink (13) (P, $4.49) is lighter. Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #5 (LE, $16.00) is warmer, darker. Urban Decay Coax (LE, $18.00) is darker. MAC Pinkluxe #1 (P) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #2 is a pink-tinted, cool-toned white with a frosted sheen. Again, it was sheer when applied dry, and it was mostly opaque when I applied it using a dampened brush. Too Faced Pink Frosting (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery. It wore well for seven and a half hours. MAC Harpooned Heart (LE, $15.00) is warmer. Make Up For Ever I902 Quartz (P, $21.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever I872 Pearly Pink (P, $21.00) is similar. Milani Bella Pink (13) (P, $4.49) is darker. MAC Violet Blend #1 (LE) is darker. Tarina Tarantino Diamond Dusk #2 (LE) is similar. Tom Ford Beauty Seductive Rose #1 (P) is warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Enchanted #1 (LE) is similar. MAC Fresh & Mint #2 (P, $21.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Young Venus (LE, $19.50) is darker. Dior Garden Pastels #3 (LE) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #3 is a muted, medium-dark purple with subtle warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-sheer color payoff applied dry, which intensified to slightly more opaque color when applied with a dampened brush. The texture was smooth, but it was a little dry and looked it on the lid. When I applied it damp, the color would fade back to the way it looked dry within a few minutes. It lasted for seven and a half hours. Urban Decay Hoodoo (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery. Milani Bella Purple (15) (P, $4.49) is warmer. NARS Jardin Perdu (Right) (LE, $24.00) is cooler-toned. Ulta Purple (P, $10.00) is darker. Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #6 (LE, $16.00) is similar. Sleek MakeUP Bliss in Barcelona (LE, $9.99) is brighter, cooler-toned. Tom Ford Beauty Lavender Lust #2 (P) is lighter. Urban Decay Voodoo (LE, $18.00) is darker, cooler-toned. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Tease #1 (P) is darker. theBalm Lavish Latoya (LE, $16.00) is cooler-toned. Urban Decay Rapture (LE, $18.00) is warmer. Urban Decay ACDC (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler-toned. Dior Garden Roses #3 (LE) is warmer. bareMinerals Encore (P) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #4 is a muted, dark brown with strong charcoal gray undertones and a golden sheen paired with very fine multi-colored shimmer. It was a surprisingly complex shade, and it’s such a shame that the rest of the quad wasn’t better. This shade had semi-opaque pigmentation when I tried using it dry, and it had full coverage when I used it damp. It wore well for eight hours. Tom Ford Beauty Ripe Plum (Right) (LE) is warmer, darker. MAC Cinder (Left) (LE) is lighter. Chanel Poesie #4 (LE) is cooler-toned. Stila Substance (P) is lighter, warmer. LORAC Chrome (P) is lighter. MAC Silver Dawn (LE, $19.50) is lighter, warmer. Dior Millenium (381) (P, $31.00) is lighter, warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The Glossover

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palette

Tisse Rhapsodie (248)

B-

Product

7.5/10

Pigmentation

7.5/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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LE
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Tisse Rhapsodie #1

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7.5/10

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7/10

Texture

9/10

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8.5/10

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Tisse Rhapsodie #2

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Product

7/10

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7/10

Texture

8.5/10

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Monday, February 16th, 2015

Chanel Crescendo (250) Joues Contraste Powder Blush
Chanel Crescendo (250) Joues Contraste Powder Blush

Chanel Crescendo (250) Joues Contraste Powder Blush ($45.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a delicate gold sparkle over a satin finish. MAC Kindergarten Red (LE, $32.00) is lighter. Guerlain Angelic Radiance (LE, $53.00) is lighter. LORAC Underrated (LE) is similar. Tarte Irreplaceable (LE, $26.00) is darker. MAC Peaches & Cream (LE, $21.00) is darker, brighter. Make Up For Ever #210 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is a cream product, brighter. Charlotte Tilbury Love is the Drug (P, $40.00) is more shimmery. MAC Formal (LE) is lighter. Urban Decay Temper (LE) is cooler-toned. Chanel Inspiration (64) (P, $38.00) is lighter, cream. theBalm Argyle (P, $22.00) is cooler-toned. Edward Bess Bed of Roses (P, $43.00) is darker, brighter. NYX Rose Garden (P, $5.00) is warmer. MAC Lovecloud (P, $21.00) is lighter. Chanel Rose Initiale (P, $45.00) is slightly darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel’s powder blush formula is supposed to have “buildable coverage” with a “silky, delicate texture” that will “impart a radiant glow.” The best parts of this new, limited edition blush is its finish, which is softly luminous on the skin, and its color payoff, which is semi-opaque and buildable to more opaque color if desired. Unfortunately, the texture is powdery and doesn’t adhere as well to skin, so it takes some work to really buff and blend the color onto the skin for an even layer of product that is nicely diffused along the edges. The powder felt silky to the touch, but it just didn’t go on effortlessly at all. On me, this shade stayed on well for seven and a half hours before fading.

The Glossover

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Crescendo (250)

B+

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

8/10

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4.5/5

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Sunday, February 15th, 2015

Chanel La Perle de Chanel
Chanel La Perle de Chanel

Chanel La Perle de Chanel Collection is a small, spring collection featuring limited edition shades for eyes, cheeks, and lips. I bought a few items (I skipped the lip products), which I’ll review soon, but here are some sneak peek swatches for you in the meanwhile! :)

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Friday, February 13th, 2015

Chanel La Perle de Chanel Collection for Spring 2015
Chanel La Perle de Chanel Collection for Spring 2015

Inspired by the graceful world of ballet, this delicate makeup collection features rosy tones and glimmering metallics in beautiful balance. Taking center stage: a limited-edition five-shade palette featuring romantic lipsticks and glosses to choreograph a colourful lip look.

Harmonie Levres Lip Palette ($55.00) (Limited Edition)

Inspired by the ethereal world of ballet, the versatile ‘Arabesque’ palette features five rosy-toned shades for multiple effects. Three vibrant lipsticks and two shimmering glosses can be worn alone or layered. Presented with a custom mini lip brush for application on the go.

Joues Contraste Powder Blush ($45.00)

  • Crescendo (250) (Limited Edition)

Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad ($61.00)

  • Tisse Rhapsodie (248) (Limited Edition)
  • Tisse Vendome (204) (Repromote, Permanent)

Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow ($36.00)

  • Mysterio (102) (Limited Edition)

Rouge Allure Lipstick ($36.00)

  • Virevoltante (158) (Limited Edition)

Aqualumiere Gloss ($30.00)

  • Tutu (91) (Limited Edition)
  • Corset (92) (Limited Edition)

Stylo Yeux Waterproof ($32.00)

  • Perle de Lune (916) (Limited Edition)

Availability: Now at Chanel

P.S. — Chanel is doing complimentary Saturday delivery (overnight!) on $125+ orders placed February 13th until 5PM EST. (I totally took advantage of this!)

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Saturday, December 27th, 2014

Chanel Spring 2015 Collection
Chanel Collection Reverie Parisienne

The collection featured an assortment of pink and coral-toned shades, much in the way that one would expect for a spring-timed launch. I was disappointed with one of the star products of the launch (Jardin de Chanel), as the texture was stiffer, while the product itself could have been more pigmented as well. Crazy Fuchsia (194) (A) ended up being the only product I really liked (personally) in the collection, because it was a very pigmented gloss with little tackiness.  I had higher hopes for both eyeshadow quads, but unfortunately, they were somewhat lacking in pigmentation.

You can see the full list of products/shades in the collection here, as I didn’t buy everything from the new collection. 

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Did you pick up anything from Chanel’s spring collection? How are you liking your picks?

Saturday, December 27th, 2014

Chanel Spring 2015 Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Spring 2015 Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Paradisio (645) Le Vernis Nail Colour ($27.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “pearly pale green.” It’s a very light, warm white with a green-ish tint and metallic shimmer. It had some visible brush strokes, and it had semi-opaque color coverage. I wish it applied more evenly, and it’s a polish that might be better with three coats, though it has a medium-thick consistency so I don’t know about the wear/feel of three coats. Dior Pampille (192) (LE, $24.00) is sheerer. Tom Ford Beauty Vapour (LE, $30.00) is whiter. Essie Absolutely Shore (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery. Butter London Fiver (P, $15.00) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Tenderly (641) Le Vernis Nail Colour ($27.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “purple rosewood.” It’s a muted, medium-dark plummy mauve with warm undertones and a cream-jelly finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation after two coats, and it dried down to a naturally shiny finish without the need of a top coat. It was easy to apply and self-leveled. Zoya Odette (P, $9.00) is lighter. Formula X Perfection (P, $12.50) is grayer. NARS Manosque (LE, $20.00) is darker. China Glaze Below Deck (LE, $7.50) is darker, cooler-toned. Zoya Jana (P, $9.00) is darker, cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Desirio (643) Le Vernis Nail Colour ($27.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as an “intense magenta.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark berry-pink with a cream finish. It had almost opaque coverage after a single coat, but I used two in swatches to be sure. It dried down to a high-shine finish and was incredibly easy to apply. Chanel Coup de Coeur (P, $27.00) is more muted, warmer. Formula X A+ (P, $12.50) is brighter. MAC Toco Toucan (LE, $16.00) is brighter, cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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product

Paradisio (645)

C+

Product

6.5/10

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7.5/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

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Tenderly (641)

A-

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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Desirio (643)

A

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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