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Chanel Iridescent (112) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Iridescent (112) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Iridescent (112) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Iridescent (112) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is aptly named, as it is a pale white with an iridescent sheen that flashes pink, lavender, and blue paired with a soft, frosted finish. bareMinerals Skinny Dip (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ripe Plum (Left) (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Sugar Rush (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Le Marais (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Triple Impact (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Cassiopeia (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Crushed Indigo (Left) (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Mood Ring (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Pink Heart (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Illusion d’Ombre formula is supposed to be an “intensely shimmering long-wear eyeshadow.” If you’re unfamiliar with the formula, it is lightly spongy and slightly emollient, but it doesn’t feel like the traditional cream eyeshadow and is much thinner and more powder-like in how it applies and wears. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable on the skin and had semi-opaque coverage in one layer. It was buildable to opaque coverage after two layers or sheered out for more of a wash of shimmer, if desired, without issue. It lasted for nine and a half hours on me before creasing slightly.

Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow Iridescent (112)
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Chanel Les Sautoirs de Coco Collection for Spring 2016

Chanel Les Sautoirs de Coco Collection for Spring 2016
Chanel Les Sautoirs de Coco Collection for Spring 2016

Inspired by Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel’s love of pearls, a new makeup collection glimmers with iridescent and luminous shades of white, pink and soft grey, while classic black elements bring an unexpected contrast to the soft colour range.

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Perles et Fantaisies | $70.00 | Limited Edition

This exclusive palette lights up the complexion with delicate pink and luminous white shades. An embossed design resembles stands of pearls.

Les 4 Ombres | $61.00 | Limited Edition

  • Tisse Ombre de Lune (258)

Illusion d'Ombre | $36.00 | Limited Edition

  • Iridescent (112)

Glossimer | $30.00 | Limited Edition

  • Pinctada (214)
  • Babiole (215)
  • Clarte (216)

Rouge Allure | $37.00 | Limited Edition

  • Indemodable (166)

Rouge Allure Velvet | $37.00 | Limited Edition

  • La Delicate (55)

Introduction to Chanel: Makeup Recommendations if You’re New to the Brand

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Chanel LA Sunrise Rouge Coco Shines

Chanel LA Sunrise Rouge Coco Shines

Chanel Shipshape (114) Rouge Coco Shine ($37.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium-dark orange with warm undertones and a light shine. It had semi-sheer color payoff with a fairly even application. The color lasted for three hours on me and was very slightly hydrating. The Rouge Coco Shine formula is designed to be a sheer and hydrating, but I typically experience little hydration with this formula myself (these as well as many ones in the past). Estee Lauder Hot Chills (310) (P, $32.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Dozen Carnations (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Safari (DC, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Roberto (P, $35.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Obi Orange (P, $17.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty All the Way (122) (DC, $30.00) is lighter, more pigmented (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Sunset Orange (P, $35.00) is brighter, more pigmented (90% similar). NARS Short Circuit (LE, $26.00) is brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). MAC Excite (LE, $17.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC Love Feeling (LE, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder Impassioned (P, $30.00) is brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). Maybelline Tangy Tulip (960) (LE, $7.49) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Mighty (116) Rouge Coco Shine ($37.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium, fuchsia pink with cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It makes my lips look pinker and darker without a lot of “noticeable” color in a sense; because it brings out more natural tones present in my lip color, there’s more of an illusion of a stain. It was sheer, though, and if you have more pigmented lips, I don’t know if it’ll show up at all on you. The color lasted for two and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Colour Pop Juice Bar (P, $5.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Chanel Rendez-vous (87) (P, $35.00) is warmer (95% similar). Guerlain Pinktie (002) (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Elise (448) (P, $37.00) is more pigmented (90% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Ladyflower (DC, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Sweet-Thing (LE, $5.00) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). Estee Lauder Pink Dragon (P, $30.00) is more pigmented, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Raspberry Shimmer (1) (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Energy (118) Rouge Coco Shine ($37.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark coral-pink with subtle, warm undertones and a soft shine. It had sheer coverage that went on evenly overall with an emollient consistency that glided on and didn’t tug. The color lasted for three hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (171) (LE, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Giacomo (P, $35.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Lustering (P, $17.00) is cooler (85% similar). Chanel Melodieuse (136) (P, $36.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). MAC Play It Soft (LE, $20.00) is warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Bon Bon (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). YSL Rose Neillia (33) (P, $34.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). Guerlain Very Pink (360) (P, $37.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Givenchy Magnolia Organza (301) (P, $36.00) is warmer (85% similar). Chanel Emilienne (452) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine Shipshape (114)
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine Mighty (116)
Mighty (116)
Mighty (116)
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine Energy (118)
Energy (118)
Energy (118)
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon Harmonie de Blush

Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon Harmonie de Blush

Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon Harmonie de Blush ($70.00 for 0.38 oz.) is a soft, medium pink-coral with fine golden sheen. Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Cheek Pop) (LE, $40.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). MAC I'll Hold My Breath #2 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Day Dream (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Stardust (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Love Hangover (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #2 (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Sweet Vision (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Coral Flower (P, $49.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Bashful (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Corail Bagatelle (763) (LE, $43.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). CoverGirl Medium Rose (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Fun with Friends (LE, $8.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Kink & Kisses (504) (P, $42.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). NYX Summer (P, $6.50) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Clinique Peach Pop (02) (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

There’s not much to the description of this product, other than it is intended to “brighten” with a mix of “pink, beige, and coral” and has a “smooth, satin finish.” The powder is incredibly soft, smooth, and blendable without being powdery. It had good pigmentation that can easily be applied at medium coverage or full coverage depending on how much product you pick up with your brush (it’s not so intense that the barest touch of the brush yields opaque coverage). There are five distinct colors in the palette: orange, pink, fuchsia, peach, and coral, and oddly, the parts didn’t swatch nearly as nice as the whole, though it may have been the pattern wearing down that helped. If you keep your brush more towards the top half, you’ll get a warmer coral with more orange, while the lower half yields a pinker coral. The blush wore well for eight and a half hours on me.

Chanel Harmonie de Blush Sunkiss Ribbon
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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Chanel LA Sunrise Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadows

Chanel Moonlight Pink (118) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Spring 2016 Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadows ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) are an unexpected miss. Chanel was one of the first brands to debut this type of product, where it’s a cream eyeshadow but applies and feels more like a powder on the skin with a spongy texture. It’s been a favorite for a long time, but I had serious issues with application with two of the three shades.

Chanel Moonlight Pink (118) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a softened, light-medium rosy pink with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The texture was slightly dry compared to a lot of the range, but it applied decently. It had weak pigmentation, but it was buildable without emphasizing the lid texture. The eyeshadow started to crease after eight and a half hours of wear. Hourglass Monochrome #2 (P) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty In the Pink #2 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Wattles (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Chimere (821) (P, $31.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Pop Art Princess (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Give Me Fire (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Lancome My French #5 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Pure Bred #2 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Buxom Glitz Factor (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, brighter (80% similar). Kat Von D Killing Jar (P) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Anastasia Intense Gaze (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Urban Decay Last Sin (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). NYX Golden Peach (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Lorelei (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Chanel Envol (847) (LE, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Ocean Light (122) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a brighter, medium blue with fine blue glitter. It’s hard to describe why this ended up being such an atrocious product, because even in the pot, it doesn’t feel half as dry as it looks on the skin. It’s so splotchy and uneven; it applies and barely wants to blend out. I think the only way to salvage it is to use it as a base and layer much more opaque colors over it, but there are better products out there for that purpose. The color lasted for eight hours before creasing, but I had fall out over time. MAC Switch to Blue (LE, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Buxom Backstage Pass (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Blue Quartz (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Buxom Bulldog (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Stila Lapis (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Kimono (P, $5.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Sephora Aja (LE) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I218 Indigo Blue (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Skywalk (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Azure (LE, $12.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). LORAC Cobalt (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Chanel Swing (116) (P, $29.50) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Griffith Green (126) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark green-ish teal with fine gold frost. It had semi-opaque color payoff, but the texture, while it felt smooth, was difficult to blend out. I also encountered an issue where the color would lift off if I tried to blend it out along the edge (even gently). It lasted for eight and a half hours before creasing slightly. Makeup Geek Typhoon (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Scarab (LE) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay C-Note (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Emerald Lust #2 (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Whispering Ibis (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NYX Jaded (P, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar). Clarins Garden Escape #2 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Try Me On (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Damaged (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Anastasia Emerald (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Peacock (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Milani Bella Emerald (18) (P, $4.49) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Siren Blue (LE, $45.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Tarina Tarantino Very Wicked (LE) is darker (80% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Cleopatra (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow Moonlight Pink (118)
7
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
74%
Total
Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow Ocean Light (122)
5
Product
6
Pigmentation
6
Texture
8
Longevity
1.5
Application
59%
Total
Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow Griffith Green (126)
6
Product
9
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
9
Longevity
3
Application
74%
Total

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