Sunday, March 29th, 2015

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick

Chanel Adrienne (402) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as an “apricot nude.” It’s a light-medium, peach with a hint of pink and warm undertones. It had a very fine pearly sheen that gave it a more luminous finish that wasn’t too glossy. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly creamy consistency that glided on well and wore comfortably for three hours on me. Colour Pop Button (P, $5.00) is more matte. Bite Beauty Leche (P, $24.00) is similar. Bite Beauty Amaretto (P, $24.00) is more matte, lighter. NARS Raquel (P, $32.00) is lighter. NARS Barbara (P, $32.00) is pinker. Givenchy Beige Plume (102) (P, $36.00) is pinker. Givenchy Beige Mousseline (101) (P, $36.00) is warmer. MAC Gotta Dash! (P, $17.00) is brighter. Edward Bess Forbidden Flower (P, $32.00) is warmer. MAC Reel Sexy (LE, $16.00) is pinker. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Antoinette (406) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “shimmering tawny brown.” It’s a rich, copper-red with warm, rusty red tones and a fine golden shimmer. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that covered evenly and applied smoothly. The texture of the lipstick is lightly creamy with enough slip to glide on without tugging on the lips but doesn’t slide around. On me, it wore well for five hours and was lightly hydrating over time. NARS Femme Fleur (LE, $26.00) is browner. NARS Leslie (P, $32.00) is less shimmery. Kat Von D Thin Lizzy (P, $21.00) is more matte. MAC Rusty (LE, $20.00) is redder. MAC Sheer Plum (P, $16.00) is sheerer, browner. Dior Belle de Nuit (LE, $32.00) is similar. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Jeanne (408) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “deep chocolate.” It’s a dark, reddish-brown with warm undertones and a soft, glossy shine. It had semi-opaque color coverage that applied fairly evenly and didn’t feather or bleed over the four and a half hours it lasted. Bite Beauty #001 (Reformulation) (LE, $36.00) is darker. NARS Bette (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler-toned. NARS Jeanne (P, $32.00) is very similar (it is funny that they share the same name). NARS Olivia (P, $32.00) is brighter, lighter. MAC Camden Chic (LE, $16.00) is more matte. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Saturday, March 14th, 2015

Chanel Intemporel Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Intemporel Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Intemporel Le Vernis Nail Colour ($27.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “glimmering silver shade.” It’s a light-medium silver with subtle cool undertones and a metallic finish. NARS Amarapura (P, $20.00) is darker. Cult Nails Lethal (LE, $12.00) is slightly darker. China Glaze Cheers to You (LE, $7.50) is more metallic. See comparison swatches / view dupes. (I am also confident that there are a slew of dupes that I haven’t tried, as metallic silver is certainly not unique.)

The consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin, so it wasn’t difficult to apply two coats for opaque coverage, but the metallic finish yielded noticeable brush strokes, and those were hard to control without the steadiest of hands (of which I do not possess). The brush strokes looked worse initially, so they softened as the polish dried down, but they never went away. It lasted for six days on me before I saw a chip and noticeable tip wear, which is a day or so shorter than I usually get wish polish, including Chanel’s formula.

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Friday, March 13th, 2015

Chanel L'Intemporel de Chanel Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel L’Intemporel de Chanel Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel L’Intemporel de Chanel Eyeshadow Palette ($80.00 for 0.24 oz.) includes five shades of muted, smokier shades. It was a complete and utter disaster; not worth $8, let alone $80. Described as a “rich palette” with “an absolute black” and “brilliant green and plum shades,” I don’t know what palette they’re speaking of, because these were sheer, dusty, and uneven applied to the skin. One could probably salvage it to some degree by using a tacky, colored or white-hued base. The eyeshadows are just so powdery with little binder that they don’t adhere well to bare skin, sheer away as soon as you make any attempt to blend, and they look dry and patchy. As they end up showing up rather sheer and muted, the darker shades get lost in each other. The entire look had creased and faded after five hours of wear.

L’Intemporel de Chanel #1 is described as a “gold.” It’s a light-medium, yellow gold with a soft, frosted finish. It was very powdery, but it applied the best out of the five shades, as it at least looked fairly even. It was significantly faded after five hours of wear. See swatches of similar shades / view dupes side-by-side.

L’Intemporel de Chanel #2 is described as a “brilliant green.” It’s a faded, murky forest green with a lighter green satin shimmer. Thie texture was unbelievably powdery–it just doesn’t bind; instead, it flies away as you apply it to the skin. It needs some sort of tacky base to have a hope of adhering. It looked dry, blotchy, and was the worst eyeshadow in the palette. The color had such promise in the pan, but it turned out to be a huge disappointment. See swatches of similar shades / view dupes side-by-side.

L’Intemporel de Chanel #3 is described as an “absolute black.” It’s a soft black with neutral undertones and a smattering of ultra-fine silver shimmer. It was semi-sheer, powdery, difficult to blend, and short-wearing. See swatches of similar shades / view dupes side-by-side.

L’Intemporel de Chanel #4 is described as a “plum.” It’s a muted, medium-dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. This one was deceptive; it seemed to swatch well and held together on the skin better than the other shades, but it still was difficult to apply on the lid–it just tended to blend out too readily, which made it look sheer and uneven. See swatches of similar shades / view dupes side-by-side.

L’Intemporel de Chanel #5 is described as a “silver-white.” It’s a brightened, silvery-white with cool undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It was powdery and thin so it didn’t apply evenly or with more than semi-opaque coverage. It faded after five hours. This type of color is more basic, so there are a slew of alternatives out there. See swatches of similar shades / view dupes side-by-side.

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Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick

Chanel Elise (448) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “pink lilac.” It’s a softened, medium pink with cool undertones and a subtle, pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque coverage with a fair amount of translucency; if you have more pigmented lips than myself, you may find it even less noticeable applied. The texture was lightweight, emollient, and lightly hydrating, though it lasted two and a half hours and didn’t apply evenly. NARS Marisa (P, $32.00) is more opaque, lighter. Givenchy Hibiscus Exclusif (302) (P, $36.00) is brighter. Guerlain Geraldine (77) (P, $51.00) is brighter. Estee Lauder Powerful (P, $30.00) is more opaque, lighter. MAC What a Feeling! (LE, $20.00) is lighter. Too Faced Razzle Dazzle Rose (P, $22.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Ina (450) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “bright fuchsia.” It’s an iridescent fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a pearly finish. This shade had less of a luminous or glossy finish, and instead, it had more that reflective sheen you get from shimmer or frost. The coverage was only semi-sheer to semi-opaque. It was neither drying nor hydrating and lasted for two and a half hours on me. Tom Ford Beauty Francesco (LE, $32.00) is more opaque, brighter. Tom Ford Beauty John (LE, $32.00) is brighter, more shimmery. Bobbi Brown Hot Berry (P, $26.00) is darker, brighter. NARS Janet (P, $32.00) is darker. Chanel Viva (95) (LE, $35.00) is similar. MAC Quite the Thing! (LE, $17.00) is darker. MAC Heavenly Hybrid (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. MAC Feeling Amorous? (LE, $20.00) is brighter. MAC Pink Poodle (DC, $16.00) is brighter, lighter. Revlon Fuchsia Shock (P, $7.99) is similar. Revlon Sorbet (P, $7.49) is redder. MAC Lickable (P, $16.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Emilienne (452) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as an “intense pink violet.” It’s a muted, reddish-pink with subtle fuchsia and pink pearl. It had semi-opaque coverage with some translucency as the consistency was thinner but had some slip, so it was comfortable to wear. It wore well for four hours and was lightly hydrating. Guerlain Very Pink (360) (P, $37.00) is lighter. Guerlain Gladys (78) (P, $51.00) is darker. Guerlain Rose Grenat (864) (LE, $51.00) is darker. YSL Rose Asarine (34) (P, $34.00) is warmer. MAC Feeling Amorous? (LE, $20.00) is lighter. Too Faced Jelly Bean (P, $22.00) is brighter. Revlon Whimsical (115) (P, $8.99) is cooler-toned. Guerlain Illusion (660) (LE, $35.00) is darker. Chanel Suspense (P, $35.00) is similar. Revlon Sorbet (P, $7.49) is cooler-toned. NARS Jardin des Plantes (P, $25.00) is more matte. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick

Chanel Julia (404) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as an “intense luminous nude.” It’s a softened, light-medium beige-brown with a lighter beige micro-shimmer and luminous sheen. It had mostly opaque coverage that went on smoothly and evenly. The texture was lightweight, lightly creamy, and comfortable to wear. This shade wore well for four hours and was somewhat hydrating over time. Bite Beauty Pecan (P, $28.00) is slightly darker. Maybelline Touchable Taupe (940) (P, $7.49) is darker. Maybelline Truffle Tease (930) (P, $7.49) is lighter. Chanel Patchouli (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Coco (416) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “peony orange.” It’s a brightened, orange-red with warm undertones, faint gold micro-shimmer, and a glossy finish. This is one of the glossier shades I’ve tried, and the result is a juicier, plumper look overall. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a creamy, moderately emollient consistency that glided across lips easily. It lasted for four hours on me and was moderately hydrating over time. Maybelline Tangy Tulip (960) (LE, $7.49) is lighter. MAC Excite (LE, $16.00) is redder, less glossy. Estee Lauder Impassioned (P, $30.00) is redder, less glossy. Givenchy Carmin Escarpin (306) (P, $36.00) is darker, redder. NARS Short Circuit (LE, $26.00) is slightly darker. Giorgio Armani #300 (P, $32.00) is darker, more matte. Urban Decay Bang (P, $22.00) is brighter, less glossy. Guerlain Gipsy (P, $51.00) is lighter. Guerlain Gina (P, $51.00) is darker, redder. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Edith (424) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as an “intense pink.” It’s a light-medium pink with warm undertones and a glossy shine. It had fairly opaque color coverage, but the consistency had a bit too much slip and caused the color to look slightly unevenly at times. If I pressed my lips together, you could see “lines” where the color bunched up on itself. This shade wore well for four hours and was lightly hydrating over time. Bite Beauty Tatin (P, $24.00) is more matte, warmer. MAC Phosphorescent (LE, $17.00) is darker. Givenchy Rose Boudoir (204) (P, $36.00) is slightly darker Bite Beauty Damask (LE, $28.00) is brighter. Chanel Fleurie (139) (LE, $34.00) is less glossy, darker. YSL Caress Pink (9) (P, $34.00) is similar. MAC Love Beam (LE, $20.00) is darker. Givenchy Rose Taffetas (201) (P, $36.00) is warmer. Buxom Mistress (LE, $21.00) is darker. Guerlain Georgia (P, $51.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Chanel Etienne (446) Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Etienne (446) Rouge Coco Lipstick

Chanel Etienne (446) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as an “intense burgundy red.” It’s a raspberry red with cool, pink undertones and a very soft, micro-shimmer and pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage, so there was translucency to the color that allowed the natural lip color to come through. The consistency had moderate slip but didn’t feather or bleed. I found the formula lightly hydrating, and the color lasted for four and a half hours on me. Tom Ford Beauty Alejandro (LE, $32.00) is more opaque, less glossy. Revlon Flirtatious (125) (P, $8.99) is glossier, pinker. MAC Love Goddess (LE, $16.00) is more matte, brighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Jean (454) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “deep fuchsia.” It’s a brightened, medium fuchsia magenta with strong, blue undertones and a very fine shimmer and glossy sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a lot of slip, though the texture is thinner so it didn’t feel like it slid everywhere. It didn’t go on as evenly as I expected, even though it’s hard to see the visible streaks. There are a lot of similar shades to this, even with the glossier finish. It lasted for four hours on me. Maybelline Orchid Ecstasy (730) (P, $7.49) is slightly cooler-toned. Urban Decay Sheer Anarchy (P, $20.00) is darker, less cool-toned. Tom Ford Beauty Pablo (LE, $32.00) is brighter. Tom Ford Beauty Jack (LE, $32.00) is more muted, less glossy. Tom Ford Beauty Justin (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery. Urban Decay Crush (LE, $22.00) is brighter. Urban Decay Ladyflower (LE, $22.00) is more muted. MAC Boutique Pink (LE, $22.00) is lighter. MAC Lust Extract (LE, $17.00) is similar. Givenchy Rose Perfecto (209) (P, $36.00) is brighter. MAC Bold Spring (P, $22.00) is a smidgen lighter. L’Oreal Pink Flamingo (180) (P, $8.95) is pinker. NARS Goodbye Emmanuelle (LE, $26.00) is lighter. NARS Full Frontal (LE, $26.00) is more magenta. MAC Playtime (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Happy Ending (116) (P, $30.00) is less glossy. Givenchy Croisiere Fuchsia (309) (LE, $36.00) is darker. Maybelline Electric Fuchsia (LE, $7.49) is brighter, less glossy. Revlon Lollipop (P, $7.49) is sheerer. Maybelline Hot Plum (P, $7.49) is darker, less glossy. Maybelline Fuchsia Flash (P, $7.49) is brighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Erik (456) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “sparkling deep berry.” It’s a muted, medium-dark purple-berry with cool undertones and a soft shimmer and glossy finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a fair amount of translucency, though the deeper color changes the natural lip color noticeably. It pulled into lip lines over time and made them appear darker, as the color gathered there. It applied fairly evenly, but there was still room for improvement. On me, it was lightly hydrating and stayed on well for four hours. Bite Beauty Aubergine (P, $24.00) is warmer. Gucci Beauty Tiger Lily (P, $39.00) is more shimmery. Gucci Beauty Bitter Grape (P, $39.00) is similar. Marc Jacobs Beauty Cabaret (146) (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery. YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) (P, $34.00) is brighter. Revlon Plum Velour (P, $7.99) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Little Pretty (130) (P, $30.00) is darker. Too Faced So Berry Sexy (P, $22.00) is lighter, less shimmery. MAC Rebel (P, $16.00) is brighter. Guerlain Flirt (LE, $35.00) is similar. Guerlain Bee (LE, $51.00) is more muted. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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