Chanel Ideale & Expressive Rouge Allure Glosses

Chanel Ideale (22) Rouge Allure Gloss ($34.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a light-medium, milky pink with warm, yellow undertones and fine light gold pearl. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, but the lighter color paired with the glossier finish seemed to make it more prone in highlighting the lines of the lip, though the settling wasn’t quite as noticeable due to the opacity of the product. It wore well for four hours on me, and it was comfortable and hydrating while worn. MAC Bijou (LE, $15.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Becca Guava/Opal (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). NARS Turkish Delight (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Six (Watercolor) (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Just Superb (P, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). NYX Maple Blondie (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Unlaced (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). NYX Sorbet (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Chanel Ideale (22) Rouge Allure Gloss
Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss Ideale (22)
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
87%
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Chanel Signe Particulier Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Signe Particulier Eyeshadow Quad ($65.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a limited edition palette for the holidays. I normally enjoy the formula Chanel uses with this type of imprint, but this year’s wasn’t as impressive–two shades were silky but powdery and two were drier on the skin. I would have loved to see the gold shade replaced with something distinctively cool-toned, which I think would make it more unique.

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Chanel Signe Particulier Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Regard Signe de Chanel Quadra Eyeshadow Palette Signe Particulier
C+
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4
Total
79%
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Chanel Infiniment Chanel Illuminating Powder

Chanel Infiniment Chanel Illuminating Powder ($65.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a soft, light-medium peach with warm, orange tones and a satin finish. Tarte Beaming (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals The Summer Fling (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Corol #1 (LE, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Trickery (DC, $8.00) is cooler (90% similar). Laura Geller Cantaloupe (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The Adrenaline Rush (LE, $29.00) is brighter (90% similar). NYX Pink the Town (P, $6.50) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). MAC Shy One (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Style (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Nude Peach (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Sunny Surprise (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Chanel Infiniment Chanel Illuminating Powder
Chanel Illuminating Powder Infiniment Chanel
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
86%

Top 10: Luminous Blushes (Warm-Toned Edition)

If you’ve followed my favorites, you’ll know that I favor more shimmery blush, and specifically, luminous blush. The kind of shimmer that doesn’t read frosted or metallic but more of glowing sheen. Here are some of my favorites of the moment!

  1. Chanel Golden Sun (280) — A Warm Brown with a Luminous finish.
  2. Laura Geller Ballerina — A Warm Copper with a Luminous finish.
  3. Chanel Malice (71) — A Warm Coral with a Luminous finish.
  4. MAC Make You Mine — A Warm Copper with a Satin finish.
  5. Makeup Geek Love Affair — A Warm Pink with a Satin finish.
  6. Clinique Peach Pop (02) — A Warm Coral with a Satin finish.
  7. NARS Lovejoy — A Warm Plum with a Pearl finish.
  8. MAC Love Thing — A Warm Plum with a Luminous finish.
  9. Burberry Blossom — A Warm Coral with a Luminous finish.
  10. Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust — A Warm Coral with a Frost finish.

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Chanel Golden Sun (280) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Golden Sun (280) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a muted, medium brown with a hint of warm rose paired with a luminous sheen. MAC Tint (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (90% similar). bareMinerals The Close Call (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NARS Douceur (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Cheek Studio II (LE, $30.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Accent (84) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Cheeky (79) (DC, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Baby Don't Go (P, $23.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Aphrodisiac (P, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Revlon Naughty Nude (006) (P, $9.99) is warmer (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Grisaille (P, $32.00) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop The Golden Child (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Burberry Earthy (P, $42.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). NYX Taupe (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). MAC Pressed Amber (LE, $27.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Perfectly Lit (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Chanel Golden Sun (280) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Golden Sun (280)
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%

Chanel Vibration (270) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Vibration (270) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a bright, medium pink with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. Guerlain Madame Rougit (LE, $67.00) is lighter (95% similar). IT Cosmetics Matte Sweet Apple (P, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). NYX Peach (P, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Milani Tea Rose (08) (P, $8.99) is brighter (95% similar). Chanel Crescendo (250) (LE, $45.00) is lighter (90% similar). NYX Summer Peach (P, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Flirt It Up (06) (P, $14.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Fearless (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #1 (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). The Estee Edit Purr Pink (03) (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Love Affair (P, $9.99) is darker (90% similar). Black Opal Tulip (P, $8.95) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Fleur Power (P, $22.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (90% similar). MAC Life's a Picnic (LE, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). Bite Beauty Papaya (P, $24.00) is more muted (85% similar). Tarte Bashful (LE, $28.00)(85% similar). Too Faced Your Love is King (P, $26.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Red Water Lily (LE, $40.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Becca Pamplemousse (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Chanel Vibration (270) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Vibration (270)
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
87%