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Sneak Peek: Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Collection Photos & Swatches

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink
Chanel Rouge Allure Ink

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Collection features a new formula, Rouge Allure Ink, available in eight shades, plus two new Rouge Allure Lip Colours and a new Rouge Allure Velvet Lip Colour. Here’s a look at four of the new Rouge Allure Ink shades as well as the three new lipsticks:

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Collection

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Chanel Rouge Allure Ink
Chanel Rouge Allure Ink

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Chanel Synthetic de Chanel Collection for October 2016

Chanel Synthetic de Chanel Collection for October 2016
Chanel Synthetic de Chanel Collection for October 2016

heer meets intense. Matte and glossy collide. The artificial clashes with the real in a bold new makeup collection inspired by the material urban world. Striking contrasts of colours, textures, intensities and light capture a contemporary edge and thrilling moment in time. Collection Libre is now available in limited quanitites on chanel.com before it becomes available to the public in late October.

Availability

Now online at Chanel, October 2016 at other retailers

The Details

Architectonic Eyeshadow Palette | $80.00 | Limited Edition

Inspired by urban architecture, this exclusive modern eye palette gives structure to eyes with mirror-like silver, concrete grey and gunmetal blue shadows in matte to shimmery textures. Includes two applicators: a foam tip for blending and a brush for sharp precision.

Rouge Allure | $37.00

  • Ultraberry (247)
  • Ultrarose (257) (Limited Edition)

Rouge Allure Gloss | $37.00

  • Super Nude (137) (Limited Edition)
  • Super Coral (157) (Limited Edition)

Rouge Double Intensite | $37.00

  • Curious Orange (105)

Le Vernis | $28.00

  • Liquid Mirror (540)
  • Hyperrose Glass (544) (Limited Edition)
  • Pink Rubber (542) (Limited Edition)

Joues Contraste | $45.00

  • Hyperfresh (360)

Chanel Rosewood (350) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rosewood (350) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Rosewood (350) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rosewood (350) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. Bite Beauty Macaroon (P, $24.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Montage (LE, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #1 (LE) is brighter (90% similar). Chanel Rose Initiale (P, $45.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Your Love is King (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Red Water Lily (LE, $40.00) is brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Cruel Intentions (LE, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Love Sick (22) (P, $14.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Night Fever & Hot Stuff (508) (P, $42.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bicoastal (Bottom) (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Ironic (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Fetching (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Matte Sweet Apple (P, $24.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Love Affair (P, $9.99) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Joues Contraste formula is supposed to have “buildable coverage” with a “silky texture” that adds “radiance to the cheeks.” The texture was silky and finely-milled, but it was also a little dusty and prone to sheering out. The pigmentation started off semi-sheer and was buildable to semi-opaque coverage, so it is buildable, but if you want really dramatic coverage, you might find it lacking. When I applied it to bare cheeks, I found the formula fairly blendable, but it did require some extra maneuvering and blending to really even out the coverage. The color wore well for eight hours before fading.

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Rosewood (350)
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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Chanel Evening Beige (340) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Evening Beige (340) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Evening Beige (340) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Evening Beige (340) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark copper with warm, rusty red undertones and a dusting of gold shimmer. Colour Pop Bardot (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Alezane (260) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery, more muted, warmer (90% similar). MAC Small Vanity (LE, $22.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC Taraji Glow (LE, $32.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). NARS Na Pali Coast (P, $39.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Make You Mine (P, $23.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Burberry Tangerine (P, $42.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Liberte (-, $30.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). NARS Vengeful (Right) (LE) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Savage (P, $55.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Maybelline Barely Pink (202) (LE, $8.99) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Joues Contraste formula is supposed to have “buildable coverage” with a “silky texture” that adds “radiance to the cheeks.” It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage, which was opaque in two to three layers (depends on your pressure and application method). The texture was smooth, silky, thin and a smidgen dusty, but it was blendable on the skin and sat well without emphasizing the natural texture of my skin. There was noticeable shimmer, but it is fine and only sprinkled throughout, so the resulting finish was lightly luminous but not metallic or shimmery. This shade wore well for eight hours on me before fading.

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Evening Beige (340)
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Chanel Fall 2016 Rouge Allure Velvet Lipsticks

Chanel Rouge Charnel (56) Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick
Chanel Rouge Charnel (56) Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick

Chanel Rouge Charnel (56) Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark pink-tinted red with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. There was very subtle pearl that gave it a light shine. The texture was very smooth, velvety, and thin without being clingy. The lipstick sat well on the lips without emphasizing imperfections, and it lasted for over six hours. It started to feel drying after six hours of wear on me. Smashbox Unzipped (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Red Carpet Red (P, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Bae (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Charmed, I'm Sure (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Como La Flor (LE, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Chanel La Desiree (327) (LE, $36.00) is darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty Mochi (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Tarte Firework (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Carina's Love (P, $32.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C405 (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Russian Red (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Chateau M (LE, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M401 (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Rich Ruby (P, $7.99) is cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Oh Miley (200) (P, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Mascate (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Gazpacho (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever Red Ink (LE) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Charlotte (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Rouge Feu (57) Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark orange with warm, red undertones and a satin finish. It had very near-to opaque color coverage that went on fairly smoothly. This shade had a velvety consistency that was thin without being clingy, but it seemed to have more slip to it than other shades as the color separated a bit along my upper lip and had some color settle into lip lines on my lower lip. It was comfortable wear and lasted for five and a half hours, and it was neither drying nor hydrating (the formula is supposed to be “non-drying,” so that’s actually as promised!). MAC Lady Danger (P, $17.00) is brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M300 (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Temper (P, $17.00) is more muted, glossier (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Tell Laura (P, $32.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Marlene (P, $32.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cayenne (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Flame (P, $35.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Orange Danger (P, $7.49) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C403 (P, $22.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Mimosa (LE, $24.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Moscow (P, $26.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Lover's Lane (P, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder Chilean Sunset (LE, $45.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Rouge Vie (58) Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark reddened plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had great pigmentation that applied with smooth, even coverage. The texture was lightly creamy, velvety, and comfortable to wear. I happened to wear this one when I was out all day, and it was still noticeably on even after ten hours (though I’d say solid wear came in at six to seven hours). It was mostly non-drying until the eighth hour of wear for me. Tarte Spicy (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Amsterdam (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Ultraberry (247) (P, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS 413 BLKR (LE, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cerise (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Milani Flirt (LE, $8.99) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). NARS Flamenco (P, $26.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). NARS Audrey (P, $32.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). NARS Provocative Red (LE, $25.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Emblaze (LE, $24.00)(85% similar). MAC Retro (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Rouge Audace (59) Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a dark burgundy with neutral-to-warm undertones and a natural sheen. The pigmentation was mostly opaque, though there was just a tiny hint of the natural lip peeking through, mostly around the center of the mouth. The consistency was more emollient than the other three shades, but it didn’t slide around or feather on me either. On me, the lipstick lasted for over six hours, left behind a reddish stain, and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Media (P, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Sin (P, $17.00) is cooler, less glossy (95% similar). Maybelline Smoking Red (P, $7.49) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Runner (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M500 (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Raging Raisin (P, $7.49) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Endless Drama (P, $18.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Hex (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Power Driven (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Motorhead (P, $21.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Illamasqua Growl (P, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Black Dahlia (10) (LE, $50.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Blow (210) (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Rouge Charnel (56)
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Rouge Feu (57)
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Rouge Vie (58)
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Rouge Audace (59)
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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Chanel Candeur et Experience (268) Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Candeur et Experience (268) Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Candeur et Experience (268) Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Candeur et Experience (268) Eyeshadow Palette ($61.00 for 0.07 oz.) contains three shades of brown with a pop of warm red with mostly matte finishes. The texture of the four shades is firmer and thinner compared to most of the recent Eyeshadow Quads (it reminds me more of the previous formula in the quads), and I found it applied and worked better in practice than it seemed like it would from initial swatches. The colors were more buildable and were quite blendable on the lid, in spite of the firmer press in the pan. All of the shades lasted eight hours before starting to fade and lightly crease.

Candeur et Experience #1 is a medium brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was firmer in the pan with a thinner consistency. It was surprisingly blendable on the lid and built well from mostly opaque to opaque. It lasted for eight hours before fading on me. MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Mocha (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Bake Sale (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Rebel (P) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop As If (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S610 Almond (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Girl's Night (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Becca Cognac (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Inglot #360 (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Stone (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Candeur et Experience #4 (P) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Atelier Honey Brown #4 (P) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Viseart Chantille (P) is more shimmery (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M636 Cappuccino (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Semi-Sweet (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M600 Pink Brown (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cookie (P, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Candeur et Experience #2 is a light, golden brown with strong, yellow undertones and a satin finish. This shade had the firmest press in the quad, which made it harder to get good pigmentation out of it without really jabbing at the color or building up in layers. The color blended out without issue and lasted for eight hours. Make Up For Ever S642 Sahara (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Givenchy Delicate #3 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Buxom Gimme Gorgeous (P, $12.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Smash (P, $5.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Noble (LE) is lighter (90% similar). theBalm Score (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Smarty Pants (P) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). theBalm C3 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tarte Cookie Swap (LE) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Camel (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Era (LE, $16.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Candeur et Experience #3 is a medium-dark, reddish copper with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had fairly good pigmentation, though it took two layers for full opacity. The texture was soft, smooth, and lightly silky–the softest of the four–that applied evenly and blended out nicely. I noticed fading after eight hours of wear. Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala Matte (LE) is darker (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala Satin (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Blazing (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Raving Mad (LE, $16.00) is brighter (90% similar). Kat Von D WTF (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Melrose (LE, $5.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Saffron (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M738 Auburn (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Three's a Party #2 (LE, $2.29) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Candeur et Experience #4 is a medium-dark brown with warm, golden undertones and a satin finish. It was slightly darker than the first brown shades in the palette, and the undertone is warmer (yellower, less red). The texture was smooth, blendable, and easy to work with on the lid, but it had semi-opaque color coverage that required two to three layers for true-to-pan color. It wore well for just over eight hours on me. Urban Decay Faith (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Candeur et Experience #1 (P) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Becca Ombre Rouge #4 (P) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC A Medley of Mauves #4 (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cookie (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Milk Chocolate (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Clove (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Hipster (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M636 Cappuccino (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Terre (Right) (LE) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Burberry Pale Nude #1 (P, $29.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow Candeur et Experience (268)
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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