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Chanel Tanami, Sirocco, Rouge Desert, Adenium Aqua Glossimers

Chanel Tanami (602) Aqua Glossimer
Chanel Tanami (602) Aqua Glossimer

Chanel Tanami (602) Aqua Glossimer ($30.00 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is a medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a jelly-like finish–no shimmer, glossy sheen. The summer glosses are a “lighter, water-like” version of the traditional Glossimer formula. The texture was lighter, smoother, and definitely a little more slippery. It had semi-sheer color coverage–a noticeable tint to the lips but didn’t hide the natural lip color–that was comfortable to wear, moerately hydrating, and lasted for three hours on me. Chanel Sonate (178) (P, $30.00) is warmer, more pigmented, darker (85% similar). MAC Star Quality (LE, $20.00) is warmer, more pigmented, brighter (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #519 (P, $29.00) is cooler, more pigmented, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Sirocco (604) Aqua Glossimer ($30.00 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is a medium orange with warm, yellow-red tones and a sprinkling of fine gold sparkle. It had semi-opaque color payoff that went on evenly and didn’t seem to emphasize lip lines. The texture was lightweight, non-sticky, and moisturizing overall. This shade wore well for four hours on me. Burberry Coral (P, $29.00) is lighter, more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Calypso (LE, $30.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Eclectic Edge (LE, $15.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Riviera Life (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Becca Papaya/Topaz (P, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Tangerine Vlam (P, $30.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (90% similar). Sephora Fresh Mango (26) (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Deco (16) (P, $48.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). MAC Ablaze (LE, $15.00) is brighter (85% similar). Lancome Orange Ore (03) (P, $22.00) is warmer, brighter, more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Rouge Desert (606) Aqua Glossimer ($30.00 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is a slightly bright, medium pinky-red with subtle, warmer undertones and a jelly-like finish. The color applied evenly and had semi-opaque coverage. I did notice a little color seeped into lip lines and made them appear a bit darker, but I don’t think most would notice it on me (viewing at a normal distance vs. me inspecting up-close!). The texture was smooth, non-sticky, and comfortable to wear. It wore well for four hours and was lightly hydrating. Sephora Cougar Red (27) (P, $12.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Illamasqua Fume (DC, $22.00) is cooler, brighter, lighter (90% similar). Josie Maran Always Cherry (P, $18.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Adenium (612) Aqua Glossimer ($30.00 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark pink with subtle, cool undertones and a jelly-like finish. It had semi-sheer color coverage that went on fairly evenly, but I felt like this made my lips look darker in some places but not consistently across the board. The texture was smooth, easy to wear, and felt lightly hydrating overall. This shade wore for three hours on me. Maybelline Captivating Carnation (080) (P, $8.99) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Revlon Pink Pop (P, $7.99) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Aqua Glossimer Tanami (602)
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
Chanel Aqua Glossimer Sirocco (604)
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Chanel Aqua Glossimer Rouge Desert (606)
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Chanel Aqua Glossimer Adenium (612)
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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Chanel Duo N. 02 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour

Chanel Duo No. 02 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour
Chanel Duo No. 02 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour

Chanel Duo No. 02 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour ($65.00 for 0.39 oz.) is supposed to be used as a highlighting and contouring powder duo that gives a “sheer, natural finish.” Between the two duos offered, this is the “better” one, but it still falls noticeably short when it comes to being blendable and easy to use. I just think that the texture is far too firm, too stiff, and it translates into application, which is where it really counts. For some, this might be a happy accident, but the darker “contour” shade here is far from “sheer.”

No. 02 (Top) is a very light beige with subtler, warmer undertones and a fine shimmer-sheen finish. The texture was softer than the other shade’s highlighter, though it was still firmer and required a denser brush (I used a blush brush–most of my highlighter-centric blushes were too feathery/soft). It blended out decently and yielded a soft sheen that didn’t emphasize pores. It lasted for seven hours on me before fading. Cle de Peau Delicate Pink (14) (P, $55.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Lightscapade (P, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Highlight 01 (P, $40.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Climax (LE) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Bal Masque (LE, $120.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is lighter, less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Sparkling Rose (LE, $26.00) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

No. 02 (Bottom) is a bright, medium-dark coral-red with warm, orange undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a stiffer consistency in the pan, which made it harder to blend out and get it to look even/diffused on the skin. The color did wear for eight hours, which was an upside! Surratt Beauty Brillante Idée (P, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). NYX Tuscan (P, $6.50) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Fruit Stand (DC, $8.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Boys Don't Cry (LE, $41.00) is warmer, darker (95% similar). Smashbox Geranium (LE) is cooler, darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Slowburn (P) is warmer, brighter, darker (90% similar). NARS Savage (LE, $30.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Sephora Oh My Gosh (10) (P, $14.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Peach Boy #1 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Zoeva CR010 (P) is cooler, more muted (90% similar). MAC Painted Canyon (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Never Been Kissed (LE, $8.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Chanel Presage (62) (DC, $38.00) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour Duo N. 02
Duo N. 02
Duo N. 02
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
79%
Total
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Chanel Duo N. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour

Chanel Duo No. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour
Chanel Duo No. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour

Chanel Duo No. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour ($65.00 for 0.39 oz.) is supposed to be used as a highlighting and contouring powder duo that gives a “sheer, natural finish.” As far as higher-end, luxury-level powders, I found these to be sadly lacking in silkiness and smoothness; they just had a firmer, stiffer texture that made getting color coverage out of the shades difficult and harder to apply for a blended, seamless look. The coverage is as described–sheer–and somewhat buildable but mostly sheer to semi-opaque with several layers. I think a key aspect of a great highlighter and/or contouring product (and most cheek/face products) is blendability, and both shades were lacking that.

No. 01 (Top) is a medium-dark peachy-orange with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had sheer to semi-sheer coverage paired with a stiff consistency that was hard to get product off of the pan. I used a really dense brush and jabbed at the half of the pan in order to get color to show up on my skin tone. With extra effort, it blends out for a diffused look, but it’s one of the more time-consuming Chanel powders I’ve used in awhile. The color lasted for seven hours on me. Tarte Sensual (P, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

No. 01 (Bottom) is a dark brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin finish. It had sheer coverage and a drier, firmer texture that was harder to apply evenly. It does work well for contouring, and I liked how it wasn’t overly warm-toned as a lot of contouring products can be. The satin-to-matte finish also made it appear more shadowy on the skin, as it looked like skin. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours. MAC Naturally Enhanced (LE, $32.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Subconscious (P) is darker (90% similar). NYX Hollow (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Illamasqua Steal (P) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour Duo N. 01
Duo N. 01
Duo N. 01
7
Product
10
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
3
Application
76%
Total
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Chanel Dzhari & Sahara Glossimers

Chanel Dzhari (608) Aqua Glossimer
Chanel Dzhari (608) Aqua Glossimer

Chanel Dzhari (608) Aqua Glossimer ($30.00 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is described as a “purple red.” It’s a medium-dark, reddish plum with subtle, warmer undertones and fine pink and gold shimmer. It had semi-opaque color coverage that applied fairly evenly. The texture was smooth, lightweight, and less tacky compared to most Glossimers, which seems in line with how Chanel’s described the summer’s iterations of glosses as being more “water-like.” It wore well for four hours and was lightly hydrating. MAC Courting Chic (LE, $20.00)(95% similar). Bobbi Brown Black Ruby (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Triomphal (LE, $32.00) is brighter, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Gash (P, $26.00) is more pigmented, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Chanel Chene Rouge (212) (P, $30.00) is warmer, lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #200 Night Berry (P, $38.00) is warmer, more pigmented, darker (85% similar). MAC Hell Bound (LE, $15.00) is warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever 405P Pearly Plum (P, $19.00) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Sahara (610) Aqua Glossimer ($30.00 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is described as a “peach.” It’s a light-medium, peachy-pink with fine gold and lighter gold shimmer. It had semi-sheer coverage, and due to the lighter coloring, it tended to lighten my natural lip color while adding warmth, but it may look quite different depending on your natural lip color as it is a sheerer gloss. The texture was smooth, lightweight, and comfortable to wear, though it only lasted for three hours on me. Though dupable, it is ultimately an easy-to-wear gloss if you like warmer shimmer and shine, and it can, of course, be layered over another lip color to add shimmer and shine as well. MAC Dynasty at Dusk (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Greek Holiday (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Fresh Peach (07) (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Stoke the Flame (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Peek-a-boo Pink (13) (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Buxom Chloe (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Cle de Peau Modern Pink (2) (P, $48.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). NARS Orgasm (P, $26.00) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Ever Dior (643) (P, $30.00) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Freestyle (P, $20.00)(85% similar). Buxom Trixie (P, $19.00) is warmer, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Bright Pink Bouquet (LE, $28.00) is warmer, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Aqua Glossimer Dzhari (608)
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total
Chanel Aqua Glossimer Sahara (610)
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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Chanel Cavaliere, Canotier, Espadrilles Le Vernis

Chanel Cavaliere (526) Le Vernis
Chanel Cavaliere (526) Le Vernis

Chanel Cavaliere (526) Le Vernis ($28.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a rich, deep brown with warm, reddish undertones and fine, golden brozne micro-shimmer. It had opaque coverage after two coats, though it was nearly opaque after one coat. The consistency wasn’t too thin or too thick, and it spread well across the nail. The polish had a good plushness to it, and the ridge on my ring finger was easily covered (without need of a ridge-filling base coat). Chanel’s formula typically wears seven days on me with minor tip wear, and the newer formula is comparable to that in wear time, but I find the newer formulation loses its shininess more quickly (after four or five days); I tested this particular shade for wear, and it came in at seven days with minor tip wear (which is pretty much the norm for me, so if you typically have polish that chips in three days, take my wear time with an extra dose of salt!). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Isherwood (P, $10.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Smog (LE, $15.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Roach (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Rescue Beauty Lounge Ghost (LE, $20.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Christian Louboutin Beaute Farida (P, $50.00) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Canotier (532) Le Vernis ($28.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a subdued, light-medium gold with threads of fine, metallic shimmer. It had mostly opaque coverage after two coats, and while the color wasn’t really streaky, the metallic finish was really hard for me to avoid brush strokes. It dried down faster than the other two shades, but about half of the brush strokes remained visible even after dry down (sometimes they self-level). Chanel’s formula typically wears seven days on me with minor tip wear, and the newer formula is comparable to that in wear time, but I find the newer formulation loses its shininess more quickly (after four or five days). Marc Jacobs Beauty Patsy (164) (P, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). Revlon Gold Coin (P, $4.99) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Revlon Spun Sugar (P, $4.99) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). China Glaze Midnight Kiss (LE, $7.50) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Chanel Diwali (LE, $28.00) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Screaming Bright (P, $12.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (85% similar). Illamasqua Swinger (P, $17.00) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). NARS Gold Viper (LE, $20.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Espadrilles (534) Le Vernis ($28.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a slightly bright, medium orange-red with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had opaque coverage after two coats (almost in opaque in just one) with a smooth, shiny finish that was even and plush-looking. The polish’s texture wasn’t too thick or too thin, so it flowed well across the nail without overflowing along the sides. Chanel’s formula typically wears seven days on me with minor tip wear, and the newer formula is comparable to that in wear time, but I find the newer formulation loses its shininess more quickly (after four or five days). Chanel Holiday (LE, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Nahema (P, $26.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Blow-up (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). China Glaze Life Preserver (LE, $7.50) is darker (90% similar). MAC Oriele Orange (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Lal Mirchi (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Cult Nails Ay Poppy (DC, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Ablaze (LE, $16.00) is cooler, brighter, darker (90% similar). MAC Bougainvillea (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Essie Meet Me at Sunset (LE, $8.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). MAC Kid Orange (P, $16.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Le Vernis (2016) Cavaliere (526)
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
Chanel Le Vernis (2016) Canotier (532)
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
83%
Total
Chanel Le Vernis (2016) Espadrilles (534)
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Chanel Empreinte du Desert Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Empreinte du Desert Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Empreinte du Desert Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Empreinte du Desert Eyeshadow Quad ($65.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a warm, bronzy set of shades with a pop of warmer green. There was something about the texture that made this really sing when applied; it didn’t seem particularly special (not bad, just more dupable than not) when I initially opened it up nor when I swatched it, but on the lids, the finish is very pearly and shiny–almost wet-looking. It yielded a very bronzy, beachy vibe to me applied, a melted, lived in look that wasn’t messy. The three neutral shades were really nice, while the darker green was blendable and wore well, it could have been more pigmented, though at least it was buildable.

Empreinte du Desert #1 is a medium brown with warm undertones and a pearly finish. It had opaque color payoff with a fairly soft, smooth texture–just not quite as soft as the other shades in the palette. The color lasted for eight hours on me. Anastasia Belize (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Well, Hello (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Parisian Sky #1 (LE) is cooler, more muted, darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Vendome #1 (P) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia RTW (P, $12.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Hot & Cold (LE, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Purely Naked (P, $6.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Too Faced Desire (P) is darker (85% similar). MAC Era (LE, $16.00) is cooler, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Empreinte du Desert #2 is a light-medium, orange-y gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had fantastic pigmentation with a very soft, blendable texture that was easy to work with and apply to the lid. It diffused almost effortlessly but didn’t lose its intensity. This shade lasted for eight hours on me before creasing slightly. Ardency Inn Sunday (P, $21.00) is darker, less shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Inside Scoop (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Precious Embroidery #3 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Stila Vitality (P) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Magic Act (P, $9.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Champagne (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia 5th Ave (LE, $12.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Hollywoodland (P, $28.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Lights (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Kitties (P, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Huda Beauty Moon Dust (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Primavera (P, $12.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). The Estee Edit 14K Glow (LE) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Karma (P, $6.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Surreal (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Bananas (LE, $16.00) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Anastasia Amber (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). Anastasia Peach Sorbet (P, $12.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). NARS Studly (LE, $29.00) is darker (85% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Lace #4 (LE) is more muted, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Empreinte du Desert #3 is a muted, medium-dark forest green with warm, olive undertones and a sparkling, frosted sheen. It had semi-opaque, buildable color payoff with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that applied well and lasted for eight hours on me. Sephora Luxurious Boot Camp (P, $10.00) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Spruce (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Protest (-, $19.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Ulta Sage (P, $10.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Milani Bella Khaki (17) (P, $4.49) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Hidden Treasure (114) (LE, $13.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Mildew (P, $19.00) is warmer, brighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Venom (P, $6.00) is warmer, darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Sugarpill Junebug (P, $13.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Anastasia Anaconda (LE, $12.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Golden Emerald (P, $7.99) is cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Hundred (LE, $19.00) is darker, less shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Empreinte du Desert #4 id a muted, dark brown with subtle, neutral-to-warm undertones and a soft, pearly sheen. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that was a smidgen dusty in the pan. I didn’t notice the dustiness when working with it on the lid, though, and it’s the kind of shade that works well applied at full intensity, and then blended out, or used more sparingly and built up. The color wore well for eight hours on me. Viseart Cool Matte #5 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Everlasting (P) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Witch (LE, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Spring 2015 (LE, $45.00) is cooler (90% similar). Natasha Denona Dark Sepia (47P) (P, $29.00)(90% similar). MAC Rising Passions (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Golden Savannah #5 (LE) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Collective Chic #3 (LE) is cooler, brighter, darker (85% similar). NARS Zagreb (LE, $25.00) is warmer, less shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Summer 2016 Eyeshadow Quad Empreinte du Desert
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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