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Chanel Fall 2016 Rouge Allure Velvet Lipsticks

Chanel Rouge Charnel (56) Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick
Chanel Rouge Charnel (56) Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick

Chanel Rouge Charnel (56) Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark pink-tinted red with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. There was very subtle pearl that gave it a light shine. The texture was very smooth, velvety, and thin without being clingy. The lipstick sat well on the lips without emphasizing imperfections, and it lasted for over six hours. It started to feel drying after six hours of wear on me. Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy (P, $30.00) is warmer, lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Unzipped (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Como La Flor (LE, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). Tarte Firework (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty Mochi (P, $24.00) is more muted, darker (95% similar). MAC Betty Boop Red (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Charmed, I'm Sure (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Bae (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Crimson (P, $18.00) is less glossy, lighter (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Red Carpet Red (P, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel La Desiree (327) (LE, $37.00) is darker (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Carina's Love (P, $32.00) is cooler, more muted, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C405 (P, $22.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). MAC Russian Red (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Charlotte (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Rouge Improbable (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Mascate (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever Red Ink (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Rich Ruby (P, $7.99) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M401 (P, $22.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Rouge Feu (57) Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark orange with warm, red undertones and a satin finish. It had very near-to opaque color coverage that went on fairly smoothly. This shade had a velvety consistency that was thin without being clingy, but it seemed to have more slip to it than other shades as the color separated a bit along my upper lip and had some color settle into lip lines on my lower lip. It was comfortable wear and lasted for five and a half hours, and it was neither drying nor hydrating (the formula is supposed to be “non-drying,” so that’s actually as promised!). Make Up For Ever M300 (P, $22.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). MAC Lady Danger (P, $17.00) is brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Temper (P, $17.00) is glossier, more muted (90% similar). Chanel Ardente (175) (LE, $37.00) is cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Orange Danger (P, $7.49) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Marlene (P, $32.00) is glossier, darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cayenne (P, $26.00) is cooler, brighter, lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Tell Laura (P, $32.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C403 (P, $22.00) is cooler, brighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Flame (P, $35.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia #3 (Vol. 1) (P) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Lover's Lane (P, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder Chilean Sunset (LE, $45.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Moscow (P, $26.00) is more muted, darker (85% similar). Bite Beauty Mimosa (LE, $24.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Rouge Vie (58) Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark reddened plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had great pigmentation that applied with smooth, even coverage. The texture was lightly creamy, velvety, and comfortable to wear. I happened to wear this one when I was out all day, and it was still noticeably on even after ten hours (though I’d say solid wear came in at six to seven hours). It was mostly non-drying until the eighth hour of wear for me. Makeup Geek Boss Lady (P, $12.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Spicy (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Plain Jane (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS 413 BLKR (LE, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Ultraberry (247) (P, $37.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). NARS Amsterdam (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cerise (P, $24.00) is more muted, darker (85% similar). Milani Flirt (LE, $8.99) is less glossy, darker (85% similar). NARS Flamenco (P, $26.00) is glossier, lighter (85% similar). NARS Audrey (P, $32.00) is glossier, lighter (85% similar). NARS Provocative Red (LE, $27.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Retro (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Emblaze (LE, $24.00)(85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Rouge Audace (59) Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a dark burgundy with neutral-to-warm undertones and a natural sheen. The pigmentation was mostly opaque, though there was just a tiny hint of the natural lip peeking through, mostly around the center of the mouth. The consistency was more emollient than the other three shades, but it didn’t slide around or feather on me either. On me, the lipstick lasted for over six hours, left behind a reddish stain, and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Media (P, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Maybelline Smoking Red (P, $7.49) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Runner (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Sin (P, $17.00) is less glossy, cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M500 (P, $22.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Maybelline Raging Raisin (P, $7.49) is less glossy, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Risque (P, $15.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). MAC Power Driven (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Endless Drama (P, $18.00) is warmer (90% similar). Illamasqua Growl (P, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Disturbed (P, $18.00) is less glossy, more muted (90% similar). Kat Von D Motorhead (P, $21.00) is less glossy, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Hex (P, $17.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). MAC Carnivorous (P, $21.00) is less glossy, cooler, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Black Dahlia (10) (LE, $50.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Blow (210) (P, $30.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Rouge Charnel (56)
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Rouge Feu (57)
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Rouge Vie (58)
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Rouge Audace (59)
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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Chanel Candeur et Experience (268) Eyeshadow Quad

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Chanel Candeur et Experience (268) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Candeur et Experience (268) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Candeur et Experience (268) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Candeur et Experience (268) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Candeur et Experience (268) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Candeur et Experience (268) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Candeur et Experience (268) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Candeur et Experience (268) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Candeur et Experience (268)

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.

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). NYX Fireball (P, $6.00) is warmer, more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Red Alert (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (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 lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Arrow (LE, $5.00) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Gingersnap (P, $16.00) is more muted (90% similar). bareMinerals Imagine (P) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Coloured Raine Vintage (P, $6.99) is darker (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #3 (P, $9.99) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop White Rabbit (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Siesta (P) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Henna (P, $12.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Huda Beauty Trust Fund (LE) is warmer, more shimmery (85% similar). Sugarpill Pumpkin Spice (LE, $16.00) is brighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Huda Beauty Rose Gold (LE) is cooler, more shimmery (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. LORAC Burgundy (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Cocoa What Fun (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Charming (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals Stiletto (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Natasha Denona Gemma (106CM) (P) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Double Tap (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Soiree (LE, $16.00) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Bordeaux (P, $16.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Deep Plum (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Aphrodite (LE, $6.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Chanel Raffinement #4 (P) is darker (90% similar). MAC Deep Damson (P, $16.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). MAC Everyone's Darling (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Cherry Cola (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M608 Red Brown (P, $21.00) is warmer, lighter (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. NYX Crimson (P, $6.50) is warmer, brighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Poppy Passion (P, $34.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Becca Nightingale (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Fetish (-) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Burnt Pepper (P, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). KIKO 107 Tomato (P, $12.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Covet (P, $10.00) is warmer, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC A Little Lusty (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Frankly Scarlet (P, $22.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). MAC Oh My! (LE, $22.00) is less pigmented, brighter (85% similar). Illamasqua Allure (P, $26.00) is warmer, more muted, darker (85% similar). NARS Almeria (LE, $30.00) is warmer, darker (80% similar). Gucci Beauty Cherry Nectar (P, $49.00) is warmer, darker (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. Hourglass Believer (P, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bite Beauty Café (LE, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Highlights (P, $17.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). MAC Real Redhead (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Scandola (LE, $55.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alexander (2016) (P, $35.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Pure Vanity (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Pure Pout (P, $23.00) is glossier, lighter (85% similar). MAC Razzledazzler (P, $17.00) is warmer, darker (80% similar). YSL Le Nu (70) (P, $36.00) is darker (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. Shiseido Ruby Copper (RD501) (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Runaway Red (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Dominic (P, $35.00) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Splendor (950) (LE, $38.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Rouge Improbable (LE, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC MAC Red (P, $17.00) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Perfect Score (LE, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Smashbox Unzipped (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Mind Control (LE, $17.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Boldface (P, $32.00) is glossier, lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Gwen (LE, $55.00) is lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani The Red (400) (P, $38.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Shirley (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Red Fuchsia (503) (P, $38.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Tannin (P, $26.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Gash (DC, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Gash (P, $17.00) is glossier, more muted, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Sancho (P, $17.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). MAC Dangerously Chic (P, $23.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Dragon (DC, $32.00) is glossier, darker, more shimmery (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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