Chanel Destination Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Destination Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “pale-satin shade [that] adds a silver-blue accent to eyes.” It’s a subdued, silver-ish blue with a frosted, metallic finish. When sheered out, it’s almost more silver-white with just a hint of blue. MAC Bright Moon is darker, grayer. Buxom Husky is bluer and lighter–more sky blue. Urban Decay Strip is a bit darker. Urban Decay Mary Jane is also similar, a bit bluer–richer. Inglot #429 is more periwinkle.

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Chanel Destination Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow Destination
C+
Product
7
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7
Application
3.5
Total
77%

Chanel Sky Line Le Vernis

Chanel Sky Line Le Vernis ($30.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as “pale and pearlescent, nearly metallic… the beauty of blue.” It’s a pale sky blue with a hint of periwinkle and threads of metallic silver-white. I couldn’t think of anything that would dupe this. Cult Nails Princess is more of a powder blue. Zoya Skylar is much darker. I haven’t reviewed it yet, but I can see that Essie Blue Rhapsody is bluer, darker.  If you have a closer dupe, I’d love to hear about it!

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Chanel Sky Line Le Vernis
Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour Sky Line
C
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
9
Application
2.5
Total
74%

Chanel Enjouee Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Enjouee Rouge Allure Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.12 oz.) is pink-coral with a soft, almost frosted sheen. Laura Mercier Kissed Lips is lighter, not as vibrant. Make Up For Ever Folk is softer, sheerer. Guerlani Gracy is darker, deeper. MAC Watch Me Simmer is a bit lighter and brighter. Guerlain Chamade is redder. MAC Ultra Darling is less coral, more subdued. Wet ‘n’ Wild Hot Paris Pink is redder in tone.

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Chanel Enjouee Rouge Allure Lipstick
Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour Enjouee
A-
Product
8
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
91%

Chanel Coromandel Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Coromandel Rouge Allure Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a fiery orange-red with enough depth and richness from the red tinge to keep it from looking neon. Clarins Red Prodige is glossier and lighter. MAC Strut Your Stuff is brighter. Estee Lauder Extravagant Red is similar. Chanel Excessive is similar, slightly redder and brighter–almost a poppy red. Cle de Peau Red Abundance is very comparable. Guerlain Genna is rather similar.

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Chanel Coromandel Rouge Allure Lipstick
Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour Coromandel
A+
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
99%

Inside Chanel: The Legend of No. 5

Inside Chanel: The Legend of No. 5

A series of original short films 2 to 4 minutes long recount the events and people who influenced the destiny of Coco Chanel and forged the legend. This journey, full of images and historical evidence, takes you to the origins and to the heart of the creations of CHANEL, a luxury brand recognized the world over.

The saga begins with the legend of N°5. CHANEL opens in an unprecedented way its archives to capture the essence of this iconic fragrance, from its genesis to its muses, who have embodied the perfume since it was first created.  — www.inside-chanel.com