Chanel La Bouleversante & Pensive Rouge Allures

Chanel La Bouleversante (51) Rouge Allure Velvet ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a very smooth, thin consistency. The finish had a fair amount of shine–more than “velvet matte” would have as defined by most would be my guess! Though it’s not touted as hydrating, it is supposed to be “non-drying” and long-wearing, but my experience with it was that it was somewhat drying over the five hours it lasted. Something about the consistency made it seem like it didn’t really adhere to my lips that well. MAC Brave Red (LE, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Steam Heat (LE, $17.00) is more pigmented, better quality (95% similar). Dior Diva (LE, $36.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Jungle Red (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Carmine Rouge (LE, $30.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Reddy to Go (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Flamenco (DC, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Mysterious Red (LE, $25.00) is more pigmented, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Candied Maple (LE, $24.00) is brighter (90% similar). Illamasqua Maneater (P, $24.00) is brighter, more pigmented, less glossy (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Chanel La Bouleversante (51) Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet La Bouleversante (51)
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Product
7
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
76%
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Chanel Ecorce Sanguine, Chataigne, Vert Obscur Nail Colours

Chanel Ecorce Sanguine (671) Le Vernis Nail Colour ($27.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark, warm red with a cream finish. It was opaque in a single coat, though two coats isn’t fussy at all, so if you prefer the thickness of two, it applies like any good polish does–you just don’t need it for coverage. I tested this shade specifically for wear from the set of three, and it lasted for the typical seven days that Chanel’s formula does for me (without a base or top coat). The consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin, and it applied evenly with ease. Zoya Tamsen (P, $9.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Shameless (LE, $35.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Dior Shock (762) (LE, $27.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Hell-Bent (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Chanel Fall 2015 Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour Ecorce Sanguine (671)
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10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
97%
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Chanel Tisse d’Automne Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Tisse d’Automne (254) Eyeshadow Quad ($61.00 for 0.04 oz.) is an earth-toned set of shades that ranges from green to pale peach to brown to blackened olive.

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Chanel Tisse d'Automne (254) Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow Tisse d'Automne (254)
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
88%
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Chanel Alezane Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Alezane (260) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a muted coppery-brown with a hint of rose and gold shimmer. MAC Stylish Me (LE, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). NYX Bronzed (P, $6.50) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals The Close Call (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Peachtwist (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Accent (84) (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Make You Mine (P, $23.50) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Fervor (Right) (P) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Natura (P, $37.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Climax (P, $40.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Canaille (89) (LE, $45.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Sweet As Cocoa (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Revlon Naughty Nude (006) (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Chanel Rose Bronze (P, $45.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Chanel Jersey (80) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). NARS Cheek Studio III (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Chanel Alezane (260) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Alezane (260)
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9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
90%

Chanel Rouge-Gorge & Fleur de Pierre Illusion d’Ombres

Chanel Fleur de Pierre (106) Illusion d’Ombre Velvet Cream Eyeshadow ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark gray with cool undertones and fine blue and silver pearl. Chanel’s not the first brand to take liberty with the world “matte” (“the best-loved, gel-cream shadow goes matte”), but this is certainly not matte–there is quite a bit of shimmer in this shade. The texture was noticeably drier with a very thin consistency that made blending more difficult, as the color appeared patchy and uneven. It’s better used at its semi-opaque intensity and then built-up to mostly opaque coverage. It wore for eight hours before creasing slightly. NARS Bad Behaviour (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery. MAC Deep Cravings (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. Giorgio Armani #21 (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery. Urban Decay Ace (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Parisienne #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker. Makeup Geek Prince Charming (P, $6.99) is lighter. Makeup Geek Galaxy (P, $5.99) is warmer. Tarina Tarantino Silver Shoes (LE, ) is more shimmery. Make Up For Ever ME108 Steel (P, $21.00) is more shimmery. Kat Von D Santeria (LE, ) is more shimmery. Milani Bella Gray (10) (P, $4.49) is lighter. Hourglass Graphite #4 (P, ) is darker. Urban Decay Dagger (P, $18.00) is less shimmery. Urban Decay Slanted (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Buxom Cool Caviar (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Chanel Fleur de Pierre (106) Illusion d'Ombre Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Velvet Long Wear Luminous Matte Eyeshadow Fleur de Pierre (106)
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Product
7
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
3.5
Total
76%
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Chanel Fall 2015 Collection

Chanel Fall 2015 Collection
Chanel Fall 2015 Collection

Discover a rich tapestry of shades inspired by beautiful Fall foliage. Earthy neutrals dress eyes in natural splendor, while copper tones and deep reds blaze on the lips. An ideal complement to autumnal colour, a new manicure range helps prep and perfect any nail look.

Entrelacs Les 5 Ombres de Chanel ($80.00) (Limited Edition)

This five-shadow palette features nude shadows from light to deep, satiny to matte. An embossed design reflects the stained-glass windows of Aubazine, in central France, where Gabrielle Chanel spent part of her youth.

Illusion d’Ombre Velvet ($36.00)

The best-loved, gel-cream shadow goes matte. Both soft and cushiony, this innovative texture can be worn as eyeshadow or an eyeshadow base. Includes a special applicator, developed specifically for this unique formula.

  • Fleur de Piere (106)

Illusion d’Ombre ($36.00)

  • Rouge-Gorge (116) (Limited Edition)
  • New Moon (97) (Repromote)

Les 4 Ombres ($61.00)

  • Tisse d’Automne (254)

Stylo Yeux Waterproof ($32.00)

  • Feuilles (914)
  • Ardent (918) (Limited Edition)
  • Erable (919)
  • Pomme de Pin (921)

Le Vernis ($27.00)

  • Chataigne (Limited Edition)
  • Vert Obscur (Limited Edition)
  • Ecorce Sanguine (Limited Edition)

Rouge Allure Velvet ($36.00)

  • La Bouleversante (51)

Rouge Allure ($36.00)

  • Pensive (162)

Rouge Coco Shine ($36.00)

  • Temeraire (112)
  • Melancolie (99)

Levres Scintillantes ($30.00)

  • Chene Rouge (212)
  • Beige Star (206)

Joues Contraste ($45.00)

  • Alezane (260)

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