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Sneak Peek: Chanel Collection Libre Synthetic de Chanel Photos & Swatches

Chanel Architectonic Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Architectonic Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Collection Libre Synthetic de Chanel recently launched online, and I picked up four of the lip colors along with the eyeshadow palette. (I also planned to get the blush, but it wasn’t in stock yet when placed my order.)

Chanel Collection Libre Synthetic de Chanel

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Sneak Peek: Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Collection Photos & Swatches

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink
Chanel Rouge Allure Ink

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Collection features a new formula, Rouge Allure Ink, available in eight shades, plus two new Rouge Allure Lip Colours and a new Rouge Allure Velvet Lip Colour. Here’s a look at four of the new Rouge Allure Ink shades as well as the three new lipsticks:

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Collection

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Chanel Rouge Allure Ink
Chanel Rouge Allure Ink

Chanel Synthetic de Chanel Collection for October 2016

Chanel Synthetic de Chanel Collection for October 2016
Chanel Synthetic de Chanel Collection for October 2016

heer meets intense. Matte and glossy collide. The artificial clashes with the real in a bold new makeup collection inspired by the material urban world. Striking contrasts of colours, textures, intensities and light capture a contemporary edge and thrilling moment in time. Collection Libre is now available in limited quanitites on chanel.com before it becomes available to the public in late October.

Availability

Now online at Chanel, October 2016 at other retailers

The Details

Architectonic Eyeshadow Palette | $80.00 | Limited Edition

Inspired by urban architecture, this exclusive modern eye palette gives structure to eyes with mirror-like silver, concrete grey and gunmetal blue shadows in matte to shimmery textures. Includes two applicators: a foam tip for blending and a brush for sharp precision.

Rouge Allure | $37.00

  • Ultraberry (247)
  • Ultrarose (257) (Limited Edition)

Rouge Allure Gloss | $37.00

  • Super Nude (137) (Limited Edition)
  • Super Coral (157) (Limited Edition)

Rouge Double Intensite | $37.00

  • Curious Orange (105)

Le Vernis | $28.00

  • Liquid Mirror (540)
  • Hyperrose Glass (544) (Limited Edition)
  • Pink Rubber (542) (Limited Edition)

Joues Contraste | $45.00

  • Hyperfresh (360)

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Chanel Rosewood (350) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rosewood (350) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Rosewood (350) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rosewood (350) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. Bite Beauty Macaroon (P, $24.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Montage (LE, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Fetching (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bicoastal (Bottom) (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Night Fever & Hot Stuff (508) (P, $42.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Cruel Intentions (LE, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Red Water Lily (LE, $40.00) is brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Your Love is King (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #1 (LE) is brighter (90% similar). Tarte Ironic (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Love Sick (22) (P, $14.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Rose Initiale (P, $45.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Love Affair (P, $9.99) is lighter (85% similar). IT Cosmetics Matte Sweet Apple (P, $24.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Joues Contraste formula is supposed to have “buildable coverage” with a “silky texture” that adds “radiance to the cheeks.” The texture was silky and finely-milled, but it was also a little dusty and prone to sheering out. The pigmentation started off semi-sheer and was buildable to semi-opaque coverage, so it is buildable, but if you want really dramatic coverage, you might find it lacking. When I applied it to bare cheeks, I found the formula fairly blendable, but it did require some extra maneuvering and blending to really even out the coverage. The color wore well for eight hours before fading.

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Rosewood (350)
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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Chanel Evening Beige (340) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Evening Beige (340) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Evening Beige (340) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Evening Beige (340) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark copper with warm, rusty red undertones and a dusting of gold shimmer. Colour Pop Bardot (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Small Vanity (LE, $22.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Alezane (260) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Burberry Tangerine (P, $42.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Make You Mine (P, $23.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Na Pali Coast (P, $39.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Taraji Glow (LE, $32.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Maybelline Barely Pink (202) (LE, $8.99) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Savage (Discontinued) (DC, $60.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). NARS Vengeful (Right) (LE) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (80% similar). NARS Liberte (-, $30.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Joues Contraste formula is supposed to have “buildable coverage” with a “silky texture” that adds “radiance to the cheeks.” It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage, which was opaque in two to three layers (depends on your pressure and application method). The texture was smooth, silky, thin and a smidgen dusty, but it was blendable on the skin and sat well without emphasizing the natural texture of my skin. There was noticeable shimmer, but it is fine and only sprinkled throughout, so the resulting finish was lightly luminous but not metallic or shimmery. This shade wore well for eight hours on me before fading.

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Evening Beige (340)
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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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 lighter, warmer (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 darker, more muted (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 lighter, less glossy (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 darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C405 (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (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 darker, cooler (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 darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Lady Danger (P, $17.00) is brighter (90% similar). Maybelline Orange Danger (P, $7.49) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Ardente (175) (LE, $37.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cayenne (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Tell Laura (P, $32.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Marlene (P, $32.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C403 (P, $22.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). NYX Pure Red (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Flame (P, $35.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Temper (P, $17.00) is more muted, glossier (90% similar). Anastasia #3 (Vol. 1) (P) is more muted (90% similar). Estee Lauder Chilean Sunset (LE, $45.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Moscow (P, $26.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Bite Beauty Mimosa (LE, $24.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Lover's Lane (P, $20.00) is lighter (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 lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Amsterdam (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cerise (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Milani Flirt (LE, $8.99) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). NARS Flamenco (P, $26.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). NARS Audrey (P, $32.00) is lighter, glossier (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 cooler, less glossy (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M500 (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Raging Raisin (P, $7.49) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Makeup Geek Risque (P, $15.00) is darker, cooler (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 more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Kat Von D Motorhead (P, $21.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Hex (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Carnivorous (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Black Dahlia (10) (LE, $50.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Blow (210) (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (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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