Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Chanel Rose Reve (189) Glossimer
Chanel Rose Reve (189) Glossimer

Chanel Rose Reve (189) Glossimer ($29.50 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as a “milky pink.” It’s a light, milky pink with warm undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. It had semi-sheer color coverage, and it had a high-shine, glossy finish. The thicker consistency of the gloss made it less prone to settling into lip lines, though it did just slightly, but for this type of gloss, it performed better than expected. It had a mostly non-sticky texture until after three hours of wear, after which it developed a slight tackiness. It stayed on well for four hours and was lightly hydrating. NARS Turkish Delight (P, $26.00) is lighter. Chanel Rosace (87) (LE, $27.00) is shimmery. Maybelline Petal Plush (100) (P, $8.99) is lighter, shimmery. NYX Maple Blondie (P, $5.00) is darker. Chanel Allegorie (LE, $29.50) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Songe (191) Glossimer ($29.50 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as an “iridescent pearl.” It’s a shimmer-ladened clear gloss with fine shimmer that shifts from fuchsia pink to murky purple. It had semi-sheer pigmentation, which was primarily in the form of shimmer, but it is lightly tinted pink from what I can tell. It looks more complex in person than it does in photos, but it didn’t look as complex on as it did in the tube (the duochrome doesn’t come through nearly as strongly). This shade lasted for four and a half hours and was nicely hydrating. Chanel Eau de Rose (86) (LE, $27.00) doesn’t have a true duochrome but looks similar applied with its icy shimmer. Bobbi Brown Firefly (P, $24.00) is less murky but looks similar applied. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Rose Reve (189)

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8/10

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9/10

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8.5/10

Longevity

8.5/10

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Songe (191)

B+

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9/10

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8.5/10

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9/10

Longevity

8.5/10

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Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Chanel Innocence (160) Joues Contraste Powder Blush
Chanel Innocence (160) Joues Contraste Powder Blush

Chanel Innocence (160) Joues Contraste Powder Blush ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as “rosewood.” It’s a muted, medium pink with subtle warm, yellow undertones and a semi-matte finish. Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $9.99) is lighter, more shimmery. MAC Cheeky Bugger (LE, $21.00) is a touch lighter. Hourglass Radiant Magenta (P, $35.00) is warmer. NARS Love (LE, $29.00) is darker. Urban Decay Overexposed (LE) is a touch lighter. MAC Royal Sunset (LE, $21.00) is warmer, lighter. NYX Peach (P, $5.00) is brighter. NYX Mauve (P, $5.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

I was surprised to find the texture of the blush to be incredibly thin and somewhat stiff. It’s quite sheer and really requires three to four layers to get visible, more true-to-pan color on the skin (both in the swatch and applied to cheeks). Normally, Chanel’s blushes are very soft and silky, sometimes bordering on powdery, but this one was thinner and drier. It didn’t feel genuinely stiff, yet little color was coming off of the pan when I was trying to apply it with a blush brush. Even the process of blending the color was challenging, as the color didn’t blend easily, so it had a tendency to look uneven and splotchy. The color lasted for seven hours on me before turning patchy and faded.

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Innocence (160)

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6/10

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6/10

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6/10

Longevity

7.5/10

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3.5/5

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Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Chanel Collection Etats Poetiques for Fall 2014
Chanel Collection Etats Poetiques for Fall 2014

This Fall, a poetic new palette expresses passion and emotion. Through an evocative collection focused on eyes, the Chanel Makeup Creation Studio plays an intriguing game of opposites: innocent and stormy, soft and intense. A spectrum of pink shades — balanced with flashes of purple, radiant yellow and tumultuous grey — brings a state of grace to COLLECTION ÉTATS POÉTIQUES. At the heart of this romantic colour range, a reinvented eyeliner adds mystery to every glance.

Joues Contraste Powder Blush ($45.00)

  • Innocence Rosewood

Ombre Essentielle Soft Tuuch Eyeshadow ($29.50)

  • Sensation Ivory pink (Limited Edition)
  • Palpitation Soft rose (Limited Edition)
  • Admiration Golden yellow
  • Exaltation Bright pink
  • Hesitation Pink plum
  • Pulsion Deep plum

Ecriture de Chanel Automatic Liquid Eyeliner ($35.00)

  • Noir Black
  • Brun Brown

Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine ($35.00)

  • Intime Soft pink
  • Viva Intense fuchsia (Limited Edition)
  • Confident Intense rosewood
  • Aura Plum

Le Vernis Nail Colour ($27.00)

  • Atmosphere Iridescent pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Secret Nude
  • Orage Grey blue

Levres Scintillantes Glossimer ($29.50)

  • Rose Reve Milky pink (Limited Edition)
  • Songe Iridescent pearl (Limited Edition)

Availability: Now at Chanel; July 2014 at department and specialty stores

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Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Chanel Ambre Dore Chanel Ambre Dore (11) Stylo Yeux Long Lasting Eyeliner Stylo Yeux Long Lasting Eyeliner
Chanel Ambre Dore Chanel Ambre Dore (11) Stylo Yeux Long Lasting Eyeliner Stylo Yeux Long Lasting Eyeliner

Chanel Ambre Dore Chanel Ambre Dore (11) Stylo Yeux Long Lasting Eyeliner Stylo Yeux Long Lasting Eyeliner ($32.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a golden copper with a metallic sheen. Giorgio Armani Copper (05) (LE, $28.00) is darker. Chanel Or Rose (LE, $30.00) is darker, less metallic. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

This is one of the more pigmented shades of Chanel’s Stylo Yeux I’ve tried–it was totally opaque in a single stroke! The consistency was a little stiff, though, so it wasn’t the most comfortable eyeliner to use on the lash line. It doesn’t tug much, but it seems to skip slightly. Once applied, the color lasted for eight hours before starting to gradually thin and fade.

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Ambre Dore (911)

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8.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

7.5/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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Monday, May 5th, 2014

Chanel Sweet Lilac (615) Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Sweet Lilac (615) Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Sweet Lilac (615) Le Vernis Nail Colour ($27.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “lilac.” It’s a cool-toned, light-medium pink with a cream finish. It was mostly opaque after two coats, and the consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin and flowed well across the nail. Cult Nails Falling Hard (LE, $12.00) is darker. Illamasqua Harem (P, $17.00) is brighter. MAC Vagabondage (LE, $16.00) is similar. MAC Pinkly Fresh (LE, $16.00) is similar. Essie Cascade Cool (LE, $8.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Pink Tonic (619) Le Vernis Nail Colour ($27.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “fuchsia.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a cream finish. It was fully opaque after two coats, and it was easy to apply as the formula didn’t streak, bubble, or pool along the edges. Dior Bahia (667) (LE, $24.00) is cooler-toned. NARS Ratin Jot (LE, $19.00) is more magenta. MAC Toco Toucan (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Girl About Town (LE, $16.00) is darker. L’Oreal Members Only (P) is slightly darker. Zoya Reagan (P, $9.00) is more magenta. Zoya Lara (P, $9.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Sweet Lilac (615)

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9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

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5/5

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10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9/10

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Friday, April 25th, 2014

Chanel Mirabella Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Mirabella Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Mirabella Le Vernis Nail Colour ($27.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as an “orange.” It’s a brightened, medium orange with warm, yellow undertones and a cream finish. It was opaque after two coats, and it applied evenly, smoothly, and without streaking. It dried down to a moderately glossy finish, so you could get away without applying a top coat. Cult Nails Ay Poppy (DC, $12.00) is darker, redder. NARS TV Party (LE, $19.00) is darker. NARS Madness (LE, $19.00) is brighter. MAC Morange (P, $16.00) is slightly darker. Illamasqua Gamma (P, $17.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Tutti Frutti Le Vernis Nail Colour ($27.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “soft coral.” It’s a slightly muted, pink-coral with warm undertones and a cream finish. It was fully opaque after two coats, and the texture wasn’t too thick or too thin. It applied evenly, without streaking, and it didn’t bubble or pool along the edges. Chanel Tapage (605) (P, $27.00) is darker, brighter. NARS Shameless Red (LE, $19.00) is slightly darker. Chanel Elixir (589) (P, $27.00) is darker. Rescue Beauty Lounge Smile (LE, $20.00) is warmer, brighter, darker. MAC Vivid Effect (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Impassioned (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Chanel Fracas (LE, $27.00) is pinker, darker. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Extravaganza (P, $10.00) is pinker, brighter. Deborah Lippmann Girls Just Want to Have Fun (LE, $19.00) is warmer, brighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

P.S. — There are two more new shades, which I purchased but won’t be here until next week sometime (boo, ground shipping!).

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