Monday, June 27th, 2011


Chanel Glossimers in Pampille, Braise

Chanel Fall 2011: Glossimers

Chanel Glossimers ($28.50 for 0.19 oz.) include two new shades for fall (although, the website also lists Giggle, it’s not on Chanel’s official fall release). Pampille is a sheer pink, while Braise is a reddish brown.

  • Pampille is more like a sheer beige-peach with champagne shimmer. I didn’t see a lot of pink in the swatch. On lips, it’s mostly colorless and adds a glossy shine with shimmer.
  • Braise is a semi-sheer plummy-red with red, copper, and gold shimmer. The color applied evenly and gave lips a fuller look.

Chanel Glossimers are non-sticky glosses that tend to be sheer in color (with some shades being semi-sheer to semi-opaque, but the majority are on the sheer side). The way Glossimers reflect light tends to be one of their major draws, and it’s not always something that can be captured in a photograph. I’ve told this story before, but I didn’t understand the hype until I saw the way the gloss looked when the sunlight hit it–it was divine. Despite their non-tacky feel, they wear three to four hours, which is a surprising wear time for a non-sticky gloss. They’re comfortable to wear, and they fade evenly without leaving behind gritty glitter or shimmer.

Pampille is very much like any number of sheer lipglosses. There really is no defining characteristic to it that makes it stand out amongst numerous sheer glosses. Braise has more of a berry color and has shimmer, but it is similar to MAC Looks Like Sin. It’s also a more refined version of MAC Decorative.

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Chanel Pampille & Braise Glossimers Reviews, Photos, Swatches

B+
Pampille is easily skipped if you have a lot of ultra sheer glosses in your stash, while Braise offers a lovely pinky-plum lip that will complement over vampy lipsticks for fall as well as work on its own.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

4/5

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Monday, June 27th, 2011


Chanel Etole Rouge Coco Lipstick

Chanel Fall 2011: Etole Rouge Coco Lipstick

Chanel Etole Rouge Coco Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark berry red with a hint of plum. When worn, it is dark without being overwhelmingly so; it’s a softened dark, if that makes any sense! There is a hint of shine, and the lip color really seems to melt into the natural lip and ends up looking rather natural. It’s a very fitting shade for fall, and I think it is incredibly easy to wear, particularly for thsoe who tend to stay away from darker lip colors. This is dark without being dominating.

Rouge Cocos are described as hydrating, though I find them only somewhat moisturizing overall. Etole has less frost and shimmer, and it wears better for it–it’s more moisturizing and applies evenly to lips without catching on any imperfections as a drier frost might. I was able to get about four hours of good wear with this particular shade. The color of this shade is nearly opaque (just a hint of my lip freckle peeks through). I do see it pulling red on those with more naturally red lips.

I thought it was most similar to Cle de Peau #117 Extra Silky Lipstick, which is perhaps a touch pinker, less berry. Dior Raspberry Serum is a bit redder and darker. MAC Capricious is similar but less opaque and on the pinker side.

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Etole

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As one of the first products I tested from Chanel's fall collection, it raised the bar! The color is perfect for fall, with its soft vampy feel, but still very wearable.

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9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4.5/5

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Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011


Chanel Fall 2011 Makeup Collection

Inspired by the heritage and savoir faire of the artisanal craftsmanship of the House of Chanel, Peter Philips, Creative Director of Chanel Makeup, introduces new textures and makeup effects in a radiant Fall 2011 Collection, ILLUSIONS D’OMBRES DE CHANEL. At the heart of this captivating colour story: Shimmering bronze, gold and platinum are the perfect complements to plum, khaki and copper shades on eyes and lips. Unique reflections of metallic green, silver and beige on nails provide the ideal counterpoint.

Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow ($36.00)

A revolutionary silicone gel formula sets a new standard in eyeshadow with the advent of ILLUSION D’OMBRE Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow. A unique mix of silicone and a patented Silicone Elastomer Gel creates a texture that is soft and cushiony, and glides on easily. With an intense shimmer effect, eyes reveal a modern drama. A mix of pigments in varied sizes provides this enhanced light reflection. The versatility of ILLUSION D’OMBRE — it can be worn as eyeshadow or eyeliner — makes it this season’s true makeup must. A specially designed shadow/liner brush, developed specifically for this unique formula, is included to provide an elevated level of artistry that every woman can master. ILLUSION D’OMBRE is available in six long-wearing, luminous shades, ranging from intense black to delicate peach.

  • Fantasme White
  • Epatant Khaki
  • Emerveille Peach
  • Ebloui Red brown
  • Illusoire Purple
  • Mirifique Black

Rouge Coco ($32.00)

  • Plumetis Peach beige
  • Etole Rose brown

Le Vernis Nail Colour ($25.00)

  • Graphite Metallic silver (Limited Edition)
  • Quartz Silver beige
  • Peridot Green gold(Limited Edition)

Levres Scintillantes Glossimer ($28.50)

  • Pampille Sheer pink
  • Braise Reddish brown

Rouge Double Intensite ($34.00)

  • Rose Morganite Rose brown

Le Crayon Levres ($29.00)

  • Coraline Coral
  • Rose Cuivre Rose brown

Joues Contraste ($43.00)

  • Rose Ecrin Soft rose

Les 4 Ombres ($57.00)

  • Prelude Taupe, beige, taupe rose, plum charcoal

Le Crayon Yeux ($29.00)

  • Khaki Platine Silver khaki(Limited Edition)

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Wednesday, June 15th, 2011


Chanel Liberte Rouge Coco Shine

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Liberte

Chanel Liberte (44) Rouge Coco Shine ($32.00 for 0.10 oz.) looks like it’ll be a brighter coral-red from the tube, but when swatched and applied, it’s a much softer color with only a hint of coral.  It’s a very played down mix of peach and pink.  It gives semi-opaque color coverage, but it seemed a little patchy compared to some of the other Rouge Coco Shines I’ve tried.    Rouge Coco Shines are supposed to deliver softer, sheerer color, so I would not expect full color coverage with this formula (consider Rouge Cocos or Rouge Allures for more color payoff).

It’s a sheerer version of MAC Temper Tantra (a touch pinker, too), which means it’s also similar to Korres #25 Liquid Lipstick. It’s slightly less pink compared to Chanel Libertine. MAC See Sheer is a little darker.  You can compare them all side-by-side in our Swatch Gallery.

This shade also wore off in about an hour and a half; I just can’t get it to stay on for long (most lipsticks last an average of four hours on me).  Rouge Coco Shines have many balm-like qualities; they’re glide on easily and feel very emollient, but they’re not as moisturizing as a balm.  These are slightly smaller than Chanel’s other lipsticks (0.10 oz. versions 0.12 oz.), but soft formula of the Rouge Coco Shines makes these easy to over-apply.

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This shade should work well on both cooler and warmer skin tones, because it's not a strong coral, so it doesn't pull orange but more peach.

Product

8/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

6/10

Application

5/5

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Tuesday, May 17th, 2011


Chanel Sari d’Eau Rouge Coco Shine

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Sari d’Eau

Chanel Sari d’Eau (44) Rouge Coco Shine ($32.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a semi-opaque orange with tangerine-gold shimmer and a glossy shine.  It reads like a darker version of Sari Dore Rouge Coco.

It’s actually more opaque than the Rouge Coco formula seems to be touted as, so while I will remove a point off of pigmentation for being too pigmented (I defer to what the brand claims the product should be), I wanted to make it a point to say as whether it’s too pigmented for your liking (or maybe, just pigmented enough), may be a bigger deciding factor.  It’s not opaque like Rouge Allures, but everything I’ve heard from Chanel artists and read from Chanel pegs these as sheer to semi-sheer.  I used about a layer and a half of product (just one pass around the outer edge of both lips, then a little dabbed on the center to ensure I had product everywhere).

It’s a lightweight, nearly scent-free (I couldn’t distinguish what it was, but it was very faint), and has an emollient base. It applies evenly and smoothly, because it has that balm-like quality. Unfortunately, it only lasts two to three hours on me, but I would say it is on the moisturizing side, though not as moisturizing as my favorite lip balms.  I do wish these were the same size as other lipsticks in Chanel’s line (like 0.12 oz.), because of the emollient base, it’s easy to over-apply the product–and the need for reapplication being every couple of hours means you’ll go through a tube much faster than other lipsticks in Chanel’s range.

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Sari d'Eau

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Sari d'Eau will work best with warmer skin tones, because it does pull very orange. There is, at most, only a hint of coral, but I find it's more like a crushed orange with lighter tangerine and gold shimmer.

Product

8/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

6/10

Application

5/5

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Thursday, May 12th, 2011


Photo by Vincent Lappartient

Chanel 2011/2012 Cruise Show Beauty – Fall 2011 Sneak Peek

Peter Philips, Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup used the following CHANEL products to create the runway beauty looks:

  • Face: Perfection LumiereE Long-Wear Flawless Fluid Makeup SPF 10 (available October 2011), Poudre Universelle Libre Natural Finish Loose Powder, Eclat Lumiere Highlighting Face Pen, and Correcteur Perfection Long Lasting Concealer
  • Eyes: Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow in Prélude (available July 2011), Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long Lasting Eyeliner in Ebène, Le Crayon Khol Intense Eye Pencil in Clair, Crayon Sourcils (available July 2011), Inimitable Waterproof Mascara in Black, Recourbe Cils de Chanel Precision Eyelash Curler (available August 2011)
  • Cheeks: Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Espiègle
  • Lips: Soin Tendre Levres Hydrating Lip Treatment
  • Nails: Le Vernis Nail Colour in Beige Pétale – on the hands; Le Vernis Nail Colour in Jade Rose – on the feet with Limited Edition Beaute Des Top Coat Velvet (available November 2011)

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