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Chanel Rose Tourbillon (67) Joues Contraste Blush

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Chanel Rose Tourbillon (67) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Tourbillon (67) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Tourbillon (67) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Tourbillon (67) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Tourbillon (67) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Tourbillon (67) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Tourbillon (67) Joues Contraste Blush

Rose Tourbillon (67)

Chanel Rose Tourbillon (67) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark pink with subtle, cool undertones and a soft pearl finish.

The Joues Contraste Blush formula is supposed to have a “silky, delicate texture” with “buildable coverage” that gives a “radiant glow.” This is one of four exclusives to Chanel’s website, though it has been released before (but I don’t remember having it). It had medium, buildable coverage with a soft, silky consistency that seemed thin in then pan but worked well in practice. The shimmer in the finish became more pronounced as I buffed and blended the color onto cheeks, but it looked like a smooth, pearly sheen rather than a more textured, metallic finish. The color lasted well for eight hours on me before fading.

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Rose Tourbillon (67)
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Best Eyeshadow Palettes | Holiday 2016 Gift Guide

Best Eyeshadow Palettes | Holiday 2016 Gift Guide

It’s that time of the year again:  holiday gift guides aplenty!  This year, I’ve broken out my gift guides into best of selections for blush, eyeshadow, highlighter, lipstick, lipgloss, palettes, and brushes.  These guides feature permanent formulas so that they can be useful anytime during the holiday season or even into next year.  For limited edition holiday products, you can check out our list of the top 50 highest-rated holiday products, which updates as I post more reviews for holiday products.  I hope you find this list of top performing eyeshadow palettes helpful!

Anastasia Modern Renaissance Palette

Anastasia Modern Renaissance Palette

Anastasia Modern Renaissance Palette ($42.00 for 0.35 oz.) includes 14 eyeshadows that come in a mix of warmer neutrals and pops of pink/red. For a mostly matte palette, it actually applied quite well to bare skin, and I didn’t have issues blending out the majority of the shades. The eyeshadows adhered exceptionally well to bare skin without sheering out or becoming patchy. The majority of the shades were pigmented and wore for seven to eight hours.

Availability

Sephora, Ulta, Macy’s

BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes Palette

BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes Palette

BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes Palette ($19.00 for 1.58 oz.) contains 28, metallic eyeshadows. I picked this up a couple of months ago, because it was getting a lot of buzz, and I’ve been really impressed by the quality overall. Only a few shades had issues, and they were fairly minor (slightly less pigmented, could apply better with primer or with a dampened brush). The majority of the eyeshadows were very pigmented, applied beautifully on bare skin, blended out easily, and lasted for seven to nine hours on me (without primer). As they are all shimmery, it may not work as well as an all-in-one-look palette, though. If you like your high-shimmer, metallic eyeshadows, it’s well worth checking out!

Availability

BH Cosmetics

Best Blushes | Holiday 2016 Gift Guide

Best Blushes | Holiday 2016 Gift Guide

It’s that time of the year again:  holiday gift guides aplenty!  This year, I’ve broken out my gift guides into best of selections for blush, eyeshadow, highlighter, lipstick, lipgloss, palettes, and brushes.  These guides feature permanent formulas so that they can be useful anytime during the holiday season or even into next year.  For limited edition holiday products, you can check out our list of the top 50 highest-rated holiday products, which updates as I post more reviews for holiday products.  I hope you find this list of top performing blush formulas useful 🙂

Tom Ford Cheek Color

Tom Ford Cheek Color

Tom Ford Cheek Color ($60.00 for 0.28 oz.) has been a go-to blush formula for me since I first tried it many years ago. As time has passed, I have tried many more blush formulas from brands, but I still go back to this one frequently. I keep a few of my favorite shades (Love Lust, Ravish, Wicked) in my go-to drawer, where I keep products I want to wear again and again (when I’m not testing something!). The formula is soft, moderately dense, and smooth, which results in good pigmentation, a satin to pearly sheen, and easy application–plus, they wear long on me (over eight hours).

Availability

Bergdorf GoodmanNeiman MarcusNordstromSaks

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Blush

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a powder blush with medium, buildable coverage and a more satin-to-luminous finish. I like how the range includes a mix of more “wearable” neutrals along with brighter pops of color, so it’s a versatile range that can work for many skin tones. Some of my favorite shades are Rapture, TMI, Fetish, and Crush.

Availability

Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom

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Chanel Holiday 2016 Online Exclusives Now Available

 

Chanel Holiday 2016 Online Exclusives
Chanel Holiday 2016 Online Exclusives

New, online exclusives from Chanel.

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Poudre Lumiere Glacee | $45.00 | Limited Edition

A highlighting powder softly illuminates the face and décolleté with a shimmering, pearlescent glow.

Joues Contraste Powder Blush | $45.00 | Limited Edition

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  • Rose Tourbillon (67)
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  • Rose Glacier (170)

Rouge Allure Lip Colour | $37.00 | Limited Edition

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Rouge Allure Gloss | $37.00 | Limited Edition

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Chanel Ultraberry & Ultrarose Rouge Allure Lip Colours

Chanel Ultraberry Rouge Allure Lip Colour
Chanel Ultraberry Rouge Allure Lip Colour

Chanel Ultraberry Allure Lip Colour ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark reddish plum with subtle warm undertones and a luminous finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff, which applied evenly and smoothly, so it appeared almost like a stain as the translucency was even but there. The formula was lightly creamy without being heavy, emollient without sliding around easily. It lasted for five hours on me, left behind a slight stain, and was hydrating over time. MAC Party Line (P, $17.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). Bite Beauty #084 (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Boss Lady (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Spice It Up! (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Chanel Rouge Vie (58) (P, $37.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Bruise (LE, $17.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Bite Beauty Plum (LE, $24.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Do Me Baby (P, $27.00) is less shimmery, more muted, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Ultrarose Rouge Allure Lip Colour ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark coral-red with warm, orange undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage, and like Ultraberry, the translucency it had gave it a stained effect overall. The color was comfortable to wear, and it lasted for just over five hours on me. The formula was lightly hydrating as well. Shiseido Liaison (RD306) (P, $28.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Urban Decay Sheer F-Bomb (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Cockney (P, $17.00) is brighter, glossier (95% similar). Guerlain Red Bowtie (022) (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). MAC Lady Bug (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Brave Red (LE, $30.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Rouge Rebelle (172) (P, $37.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel La Bouleversante (51) (P, $37.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Poppy Cap (020) (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox LA Sunset (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Sweet Sakura (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Rouge Sensuel (LE, $55.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Amant (DC, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Red Strass (327) (P, $37.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Vivant (144) (P, $37.00) is cooler (90% similar). Givenchy Rouge Atelier (302) (P, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Jungle Red (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Maybelline Siren in Scarlet (P, $7.99) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Steam Heat (LE, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Je t'aime (238) (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Both shades are from Chanel’s Libre collection, which was previewed earlier in September and is supposed to launch in full in “late October.”

Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour Ultraberry (247)
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour Ultrarose (257)
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Chanel Rouge Troublant, Rouge Rebelle, Rouge Angelique Rouge Allure Velvet Lip Colours

Chanel Rouge Troublant Rouge Allure Velvet Lip Colour
Chanel Rouge Troublant Rouge Allure Velvet Lip Colour

Chanel Rouge Troublant Rouge Allure Velvet Lip Colour ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark pinky-coral with warm undertones and a very subtle pearl that gave it more of a satin finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage that applied evenly, but some of the color sat in lip lines and emphasized them. The consistency was thinner and clung more noticeably, so I don’t think it was the most flattering finish overall. This shade lasted for five and a half hours and was lightly drying over time.

Chanel Rouge Rebelle Rouge Allure Lip Colour ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and fine pearl. It had semi-opaque color coverage, which applied evenly and smoothly without tugging on the lips. The consistency was thin, lightweight, comfortable to wear, and felt lightly hdyrating. This shade wore for five hours on me and left behind a subtle stain.

Chanel Rouge Angelique Rouge Allure Lip Colour ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium rosy brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. It was nearly opaque in pigmentation, but the consistency was heavier and a touch thicker than most of the Rouge Allure range–you can even see how it had less sheen and luminosity in its finish. There was some color that pulled into lip lines, but the color was close enough to my natural lip color that it wasn’t as noticeable from a normal viewing distance. The color wore well for four hours and was lightly hydrating.

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Rouge Troublant (60)
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
87%
Total
Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour Rouge Rebelle (172)
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour Rouge Angelique (174)
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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