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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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Chanel Rouge Brûlé & Rouge Contraste Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadows

Chanel Rouge Rouge Brûlé (128) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Rouge Rouge Brûlé (128) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Rouge Rouge Brûlé (128) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow ($34.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark copper with warm, brown undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation in a single pass, which could be blended out to semi-sheer coverage fairly readily, though sheer coverage was more challenging as it tended to look more uneven at that coverage level. The texture was emollient and felt wet to the touch, but it wasn’t watery or too thin on the skin, and it dried down within 10-15 seconds. It wore well for ten hours without creasing or fading on me. MAC Coppering (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Red Alert (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NYX Fireball (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Doce (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Rust (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Leila (416) (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sugarpill Pumpkin Spice (LE) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Imagine (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop White Rabbit (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Gingersnap (P, $16.00) is more muted (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #3 (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Arrow (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Huda Beauty Trust Fund (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Henna (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Huda Beauty Rose Gold (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Rouge Rouge Brûlé (128) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow ($34.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a dark burgundy with warm, brown undertones and a semi-matte finish. The texture was spongy, lightly emollient, and smooth in the pot. It packed quite a punch of pigment in one pass, so it worked well as an eyeliner or as an eyeshadow, but it wasn’t as easy to blend and diffuse along the edges. It looked a bit patchy where I tried to blend it, particularly into the crease area, so it does take some work to blend the color out. Once on, the eyeshadow wore for nine hours before creasing faintly. bareMinerals Stiletto (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Charming (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Burgundy (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Cocoa What Fun (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Natasha Denona Gemma (106CM) (P) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Raffinement #4 (P) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Deep Plum (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Bordeaux (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Soiree (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Aphrodite (LE, $6.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Double Tap (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Cherry Cola (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Deep Damson (P, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Everyone's Darling (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M608 Red Brown (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow Rouge Brule (128)
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Velvet Long Wear Luminous Matte Eyeshadow Rouge Contraste (132)
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
90%
Total

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Chanel Rouge Profond (320) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rouge Profond (320) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Rouge Profond (320) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rouge Profond (320) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a muted, dusty red with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. Estee Lauder Poppy Passion (P, $34.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Becca Nightingale (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). NYX Crimson (P, $6.50) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Fetish (LE) is lighter (85% similar). MAC A Little Lusty (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Illamasqua Allure (P, $26.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Covet (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Oh My! (LE, $22.00) is brighter, less pigmented (85% similar). KIKO 107 Tomato (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Frankly Scarlet (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Burnt Pepper (P, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Cherry Nectar (P, $49.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). NARS Almeria (LE, $30.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Joues Contraste formula is supposed to have “buildable coverage” with a “silky texture.” It had semi-opaque coverage, which was buildable to fully opaque, but it seemed a bit more pigmented than your average blush from Chanel (which may be a good or bad thing, depending on your personal preference for pigmentation in a blush!). The texture was smooth, silky, and thin without being dusty or too firmly pressed in the pan. It applied evenly to the skin and blended out with fairly little work, but it could have been easier to diffuse along the edges (other Chanel blushes are easier to work with, but this was not a challenge to use either). The blush lasted just over eight and a half hours on my normal-to-dry skin before it started to fade noticeably.

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Rouge Profond (320)
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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Chanel Rouge Ingenue & Rouge Tentation Rouge Allure Lip Colours

Chanel Rouge Ingenue (168) Rouge Allure Lipstick
Chanel Rouge Ingenue (168) Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Rouge Ingenue (168) Rouge Allure Lipstick ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium, beige-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a soft, luminous finish with a very fine pearl sheen. It had good color coverage, though the natural lip color will still peek through (so it’s not the full coverage promised). The color went on evenly but had a tendency to pull into some of my lip lines over time. The texture was thin, creamy, and comfortable to wear over a three hour period. Tom Ford Beauty Scandola (LE, $55.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Bite Beauty Café (LE, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alexander (2016) (P, $35.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Real Redhead (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Pure Vanity (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Highlights (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Pure Pout (P, $23.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). YSL Le Nu (70) (P, $36.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Razzledazzler (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Rouge Tentation (169) Rouge Allure Lipstick ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep red with cool, blue undertones and a natural sheen from fine pearl. It was just shy of having opaque color payoff, which distributed smoothly and evenly. The lipstick felt lightly creamy going on, but it wasn’t heavy or too thin, which made my lips appear smoother, and it was comfortable to wear. I liked that it adhered well so that I didn’t have any issues with the color migrating outside my lips. On me, the color was still going strong after six hours of wear and was nicely hydrating while worn. MAC Runaway Red (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Dominic (P, $35.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Rouge Improbable (LE, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Shiseido Ruby Copper (RD501) (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Splendor (950) (LE, $38.00) is lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Unzipped (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC MAC Red (P, $17.00) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Perfect Score (LE, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Dangerously Chic (P, $23.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Sancho (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Giorgio Armani The Red (400) (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Shirley (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Gash (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Gash (DC, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Gwen (LE, $55.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Tannin (P, $26.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Mind Control (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Guerlain Samsara (P, $37.00) is more muted (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Red Fuchsia (503) (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Vega (P, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour Rouge Ingenue (168)
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
5
Application
81%
Total
Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour Rouge Tentation (169)
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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Chanel Le Rouge Collection No. 1 for Fall 2016

Chanel Le Rouge Collection No. 1 for Fall 2016
Chanel Le Rouge Collection No. 1 for Fall 2016

Reinterpreted by the Chanel Global Creative Makeup and Colour Designer, red gives women a new power in a revolutionary and immersive debut collection.

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The Details

Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad | $61.00 | New, Permanent

  • Candeur et Experience Brown, soft brown, plum, dark taupe

Illusion d'Ombre | $36.00 | Limited Edition

  • Rouge Brulee Plum
  • Rouge Contraste Burgundy

Rouge Allure Vlevet | $37.00

  • Rouge Charnel Deep red
  • Rouge Feu Warm red
  • Rouge Vie Dark red
  • Rouge Audace Burgundy (Limited Edition)

Rouge Allure | $37.00 | Permanent

  • Rouge Ingenue Beige
  • Rouge Tentation Red

Le Crayon Levres | $31.00 | Permanent

  • Desir Bright red
  • Seduction Deep red

Le Vernis | $28.00

  • Rouge Puissant Red (Permanent)
  • Rouge Radical Nail gloss (Limited Edition)

Joues Contraste | $45.00 | Permanent

  • Rouge Profond Soft red

Dimensions de Chanel | $32.00 | Permanent

  • Subversif Burgundy

Stylo Yeux Waterproof | $33.00 | Limited Edition

  • Eros Plum
  • Agape Deep plum

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