Chanel Tanami, Sirocco, Rouge Desert, Adenium Aqua Glossimers

Chanel Tanami (602) Aqua Glossimer ($30.00 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is a medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a jelly-like finish–no shimmer, glossy sheen. The summer glosses are a “lighter, water-like” version of the traditional Glossimer formula. The texture was lighter, smoother, and definitely a little more slippery. It had semi-sheer color coverage–a noticeable tint to the lips but didn’t hide the natural lip color–that was comfortable to wear, moerately hydrating, and lasted for three hours on me. Chanel Sonate (178) (P, $30.00) is darker, more pigmented, warmer (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #519 (P, $29.00) is darker, brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). MAC Star Quality (LE, $20.00) is darker, brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Chanel Tanami (602) Aqua Glossimer
Chanel Aqua Glossimer Tanami (602)
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
88%
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Chanel Duo N. 02 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour

Chanel Duo No. 02 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour ($65.00 for 0.39 oz.) is supposed to be used as a highlighting and contouring powder duo that gives a “sheer, natural finish.” Between the two duos offered, this is the “better” one, but it still falls noticeably short when it comes to being blendable and easy to use. I just think that the texture is far too firm, too stiff, and it translates into application, which is where it really counts. For some, this might be a happy accident, but the darker “contour” shade here is far from “sheer.”

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Chanel Duo No. 02 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour Duo N. 02
C+
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8
Application
4
Total
79%
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Chanel Duo N. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour

Chanel Duo No. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour ($65.00 for 0.39 oz.) is supposed to be used as a highlighting and contouring powder duo that gives a “sheer, natural finish.” As far as higher-end, luxury-level powders, I found these to be sadly lacking in silkiness and smoothness; they just had a firmer, stiffer texture that made getting color coverage out of the shades difficult and harder to apply for a blended, seamless look. The coverage is as described–sheer–and somewhat buildable but mostly sheer to semi-opaque with several layers. I think a key aspect of a great highlighter and/or contouring product (and most cheek/face products) is blendability, and both shades were lacking that.

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Chanel Duo No. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour Duo N. 01
C
Product
7
Pigmentation
10
Texture
6.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
3
Total
76%
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Chanel Dzhari & Sahara Glossimers

Chanel Dzhari (608) Aqua Glossimer ($30.00 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is described as a “purple red.” It’s a medium-dark, reddish plum with subtle, warmer undertones and fine pink and gold shimmer. It had semi-opaque color coverage that applied fairly evenly. The texture was smooth, lightweight, and less tacky compared to most Glossimers, which seems in line with how Chanel’s described the summer’s iterations of glosses as being more “water-like.” It wore well for four hours and was lightly hydrating. MAC Courting Chic (LE, $20.00)(95% similar). Bobbi Brown Black Ruby (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Triomphal (LE, $32.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Gash (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, more pigmented (85% similar). MAC Hell Bound (LE, $15.00) is warmer (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #200 Night Berry (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker, more pigmented (85% similar). Chanel Chene Rouge (212) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever 405P Pearly Plum (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Chanel Dzhari (608) Aqua Glossimer
Chanel Aqua Glossimer Dzhari (608)
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
91%
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Chanel Cavaliere, Canotier, Espadrilles Le Vernis

Chanel Cavaliere (526) Le Vernis ($28.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a rich, deep brown with warm, reddish undertones and fine, golden brozne micro-shimmer. It had opaque coverage after two coats, though it was nearly opaque after one coat. The consistency wasn’t too thin or too thick, and it spread well across the nail. The polish had a good plushness to it, and the ridge on my ring finger was easily covered (without need of a ridge-filling base coat). Chanel’s formula typically wears seven days on me with minor tip wear, and the newer formula is comparable to that in wear time, but I find the newer formulation loses its shininess more quickly (after four or five days); I tested this particular shade for wear, and it came in at seven days with minor tip wear (which is pretty much the norm for me, so if you typically have polish that chips in three days, take my wear time with an extra dose of salt!). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Isherwood (P, $10.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Smog (LE, $15.00) is cooler (90% similar). Rescue Beauty Lounge Ghost (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Christian Louboutin Beaute Farida (P, $50.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Chanel Cavaliere (526) Le Vernis
Chanel Le Vernis (2016) Cavaliere (526)
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
93%
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Chanel Empreinte du Desert Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Empreinte du Desert Eyeshadow Quad ($65.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a warm, bronzy set of shades with a pop of warmer green. There was something about the texture that made this really sing when applied; it didn’t seem particularly special (not bad, just more dupable than not) when I initially opened it up nor when I swatched it, but on the lids, the finish is very pearly and shiny–almost wet-looking. It yielded a very bronzy, beachy vibe to me applied, a melted, lived in look that wasn’t messy. The three neutral shades were really nice, while the darker green was blendable and wore well, it could have been more pigmented, though at least it was buildable.

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Chanel Empreinte du Desert Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Summer 2016 Eyeshadow Quad Empreinte du Desert
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
91%
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