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Chanel Innocent (14) Rouge Allure Gloss

01/07

Chanel Innocent (14) Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Innocent (14) Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Innocent (14) Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Innocent (14) Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Innocent (14) Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Innocent (14) Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Innocent (14) Rouge Allure Gloss

Innocent (14)

Chanel Innocent (14) Rouge Allure Gloss ($37.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a medium pink with warm undertones and very fine, light pink pearl. It had good color coverage, though not fully opaque, that went on without streaking, but some of the color settled into my lower lip lines noticeably.

The Rouge Allure Gloss formula is supposed to have “the colour intensity of a lipstick” with the “shine of a lipgloss” paired with “long-wearing coverage” that “instantly hydrates.” It’s a formula most suited for someone who likes more pigmented gloss, doesn’t mind some tackiness, and needs hydration. The texture had a light-medium weight to it with a light to moderate tackiness, which developed over time. It was comfortable to wear, as it was quite smooth and felt hydrating over the five hours it lasted.

Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss Innocent (14)
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
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Chanel Hyperfresh (360) Joues Contraste Blush

01/07

Chanel Hyperfresh (360) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Hyperfresh (360) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Hyperfresh (360) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Hyperfresh (360) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Hyperfresh (360) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Hyperfresh (360) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Hyperfresh (360) Joues Contraste Blush

Hyperfresh (360)

Chanel Hyperfresh (360) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark pink with cool, blue undertones and a semi-matte finish. Zoeva PK040 (P, ) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Chanel Affinite (65) (DC, $38.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Sunset Beach (LE, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Rose Tourbillon (67) (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Peaches & Cream (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Milani Pink Play #2 (P, ) is more muted (90% similar). Edward Bess Bed of Roses (P, $43.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Wicked (P, $60.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Black Opal Tulip (P, $8.95) is cooler (90% similar). Stila Pink Rose Blush (LE, ) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Clinique Berry Pop (03) (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Blush) (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Bred for Beauty (LE, ) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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). Hyperfresh had mostly opaque color coverage, and it was less buildable than a lot of other Chanel blushes I’ve tried in the past. The consistency was thin, a little drier but had a softness to it that I’d expect from the formula. I struggled to spread and diffuse the color evenly across the cheeks, though, and I ended up having to cheat to soften the edges by using flesh-toned looser powder and a buffing brush. The blush stayed on the skin well for eight and a half hours.

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Hyperfresh (360)
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
82%
Total

Chanel Poudre Lumiere Glacee Silver Reflections Shimmering Powder

01/08

Chanel Poudre Lumiere Glacee Silver Reflections Shimmering Powder

Chanel Poudre Lumiere Glacee Silver Reflections Shimmering Powder

Chanel Poudre Lumiere Glacee Silver Reflections Shimmering Powder

Chanel Poudre Lumiere Glacee Silver Reflections Shimmering Powder

Chanel Poudre Lumiere Glacee Silver Reflections Shimmering Powder

Chanel Poudre Lumiere Glacee Silver Reflections Shimmering Powder

Chanel Poudre Lumiere Glacee Silver Reflections Shimmering Powder

Chanel Poudre Lumiere Glacee Silver Reflections Shimmering Powder

Poudre Lumiere Glacee

Chanel Poudre Lumiere Glacee Silver Reflections Shimmering Powder ($45.00 for 0.49 oz.) is a very light white with subtle, cooler undertones and a smattering of white sparkle.

It’s a new, limited edition formula that’s described as a “highlighting powder [that] softly illuminates” with a “shimmering, pearlescent glow.” Long-time readers will know I have a personal weakness for highlighters, particularly smooth, silky, finely-milled ones, but Chanel disappointed me with this release with its chalky, powdery, and clumpy “highlighter” with minimal luminosity. It is largely a white-based powder with a touch of larger sparkle in it–I would not say it is a glow nor is it “micro-fine” in feel. Extremely fair complexions might be able to dust this all over, but the powder does not seem to add luminosity but rather dulls skin, while the sparkle is sparse but large enough that it just doesn’t give any glow. When I wore it as a cheek highlighter, it lasted for seven hours before fading.

Chanel Silver Reflections Shimmering Powder Poudre Lumiere Glacee
5
Product
7
Pigmentation
4
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
63%
Total
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Chanel Reflex (82) Joues Contraste Blush

01/07

Chanel Reflex (82) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Reflex (82) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Reflex (82) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Reflex (82) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Reflex (82) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Reflex (82) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Reflex (82) Joues Contraste Blush

Reflex (82)

Chanel Reflex (82) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark coral-orange with warm undertones and gold shimmer.

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). The texture of Reflex was silky, thin, but finely-milled and, surprisingly, blendable on the skin as the color diffused easily across the skin and had a soft, luminous sheen after buffing and working the powder into the skin. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage (two layers for true-to-pan color). On me, the blush wore well for eight hours before fading.

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Reflex (82)
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

Chanel Rose Glacier (170) Joues Contraste Blush

01/07

Chanel Rose Glacier (170) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Glacier (170) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Glacier (170) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Glacier (170) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Glacier (170) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Glacier (170) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Glacier (170) Joues Contraste Blush

Rose Glacier (170)

Chanel Rose Glacier (170) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright, medium pink with warm undertones and gold shimmer.

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). Rose Glacier had semi-opaque, buildable coverage with a soft, lightly dusty consistency and a higher level of shimmer than most shades within this formula (that I’ve tried, at least). The blush applied well to the skin, as it spread and blended on the skin easily, and while I wasn’t sure about the shimmer level (it made me wary of whether would accentuate the look of the skin’s natural texture), it ended up translating rather nicely–soft, luminous, and glowy. I noticed signs of fading after eight and a half hours of wear.

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Rose Glacier (170)
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

Chanel Architectonic Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Architectonic Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Architectonic Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Architectonic Eyeshadow Palette ($80.00 for 0.18 oz.) contains five eyeshadows with a smoky feel to them. It’s an interesting concept for the holiday season, as I think smoky eyes are certainly a go-to, but it’s less your typical red/gold themed launch, so I liked it from that perspective. I was less impressed by the application of the formula, which was dustier and prone to sheering out and had less staying power on the lids.

Architectonic #1 is a dark navy blue with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a thin, lightly dusty consistency that was prone to sheering out. It lasted for six hours on me before fading. Viseart Dark Matte #10 (P, ) is brighter (95% similar). LORAC Beast Mode (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). bareMinerals Lagoon (LE, $14.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Prank (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Prussian (DC, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #10 (LE, $25.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Natasha Denona Navy (01V) (P, $29.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Old Church Street (Right) (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S226 Abyssal Blue (P, $21.00)(85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Architectonic #2 is a deep gray with a bluish tone and a soft pearl shimmer. It had good pigmentation, though not fully opaque, with a drier, thin texture that had quite a bit of kickup in the pan. This shade applied decently to bare skin but turned noticeably patchy when I started to blend it out in the crease. I saw signs of fading after seven hours of wear. MAC Blue Spruce (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Burberry Antique Blue (305) (P, $29.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #20 (LE, $33.00) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Deep Fog (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass Graphite #4 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Do Not Disturb (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Ace (LE, $19.00) is cooler (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Gunmetal (LE, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Disney by Sephora Flotsam (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Architectonic #3 is a light-medium silver with cool undertones and a frosted finish. The texture was drier and looser in the pan, so some of the powder came away in larger chunks. I highly recommend tapping excess off your brush and applying in thinner, sheerer layers, as it was hard to work with otherwise. It had good pigmentation and wore for seven hours. Sephora Iridescent Shell (110) (LE, $13.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Sugar Bells (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Tin Soldier (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Parallax (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Mystic (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Deja Vu (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Parisienne #3 (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). L'Oreal Primped & Precious (LE, $7.99) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Interstellar (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Chanel Tisse Smoky #1 (P, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Benefit Blingo (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Vivacious Maguari (P, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). bareMinerals Vapor (P, $12.00) is darker (80% similar). Urban Decay Crystal (LE, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). Viseart Chloe (P, ) is lighter, more muted, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Architectonic #4 is a deep taupe with cool undertones and a matte finish. It was a bit firmer in the pan, so while it adhered well to bare skin and lasted a bit longer (seven and a half hours), it was a struggle to really get an even diffusion of color on the skin. Smashbox Slayer (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Lancome Purple Pageantry (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Showstopper (DC, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Smokeshow (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Inglot #348 (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Cocktail Black (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Architectonic #5 is a very light, silvery white with a frosted finish. The eyeshadow felt looser in the pan, somewhat dry and dusty, which led to it being prone to sheering out on the lid, despite having good pigmentation initially. I felt like my eyelids just ate the formula up, but it was particularly apparent with this shade–a mere five hours! Le Metier de Beaute Platinum (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Flask (P, $14.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Rondelle (LE, $16.00) is more muted (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Lovely #1 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Just Breathe #1 (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain L'Heure de Nuit #2 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Parisian Sky #3 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). theBalm #34 (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #2 (P, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Cool Crush (LE, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Coloured Raine Flashing Lights (P, $6.99) is more shimmery (85% similar). Dior Trompe L'Oeil (011) (LE, $31.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever D118 Platinum (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Les Aquas #4 (P, ) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Cheers (P, ) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Inglot #447 (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Collection Libre Eyeshadow Palette Architectonic
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total
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