Chanel L’Indomptable (54) Rouge Allure Velvet

Chanel L’Indomptable (54) Rouge Allure Velvet ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, fuchsia pink with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. MAC Good Kisser (LE, $17.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #505 (LE, $32.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). Milani Hot Pink Rage (P, $5.49) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC Good Taste (P, $22.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). MAC Tats (LE, $17.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Velvet Underground (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Framboise (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC No Faux Pas (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel La Romanesque (50) (P, $36.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Girl About Town (P, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Chanel L'Indomptable (54) Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet L'Indomptable (54)
B+
Product
8
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
4.5
Total
89%

Chanel Troublante & Singuliere Le Vernis

Chanel Troublante (675) Le Vernis Nail Colour ($27.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a fiery, pink-shimmered copper duochrome that shifts from bright coppery gold to richer, deeper red-bronze with a metallic shimmer. It was opaque in two coats, and the consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin, so I was able to apply it easily, but the fine and plentiful shimmer yielded some visible brush strokes. The shift was noticeable in an assortment of lighting conditions, and I regularly noted it throughout the day, not just at this one angle under this particular light. It wore well for seven days with minor tip wear but no chipping (no base or top coat). Christian Louboutin Beaute Scarabee III (LE, $50.00) is cooler (85% similar). Christian Louboutin Beaute Scarabee I (LE, $50.00) is lighter (85% similar). Nubar Sun Gold (P, $8.00) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Chanel Signuliere (673) Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour Troublante (675)
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
91%
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Chanel Ideale & Expressive Rouge Allure Glosses

Chanel Ideale (22) Rouge Allure Gloss ($34.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a light-medium, milky pink with warm, yellow undertones and fine light gold pearl. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, but the lighter color paired with the glossier finish seemed to make it more prone in highlighting the lines of the lip, though the settling wasn’t quite as noticeable due to the opacity of the product. It wore well for four hours on me, and it was comfortable and hydrating while worn. NARS Turkish Delight (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Six (Watercolor) (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Bijou (LE, $15.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Becca Guava/Opal (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Just Superb (P, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). NYX Maple Blondie (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NYX Sorbet (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Chanel Ideale (22) Rouge Allure Gloss
Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss Ideale (22)
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
87%
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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.

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Chanel Signe Particulier Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Regard Signe de Chanel Quadra Eyeshadow Palette Signe Particulier
C+
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4
Total
79%
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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, $26.00) 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 (P, $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.

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

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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