Chanel Infini Ombre Essentielle / Soft Touch Eyeshadow

Chanel Infini Ombre Essentielle / Soft Touch Eyeshadow
Chanel Infini Ombre Essentielle / Soft Touch Eyeshadow

Chanel Infini Ombre Essentielle / Soft Touch Eyeshadow ($28.50 for 0.05 oz.) is described as “silver.” It’s a light silver with a frosted, metallic finish. Guerlain Les Aquas is similar but more metallic, slightly darker. MAC Misty is very similar. MAC Filament is a bit darker. Bobbi Brown Tinsel is similar in color but chunkier in texture.

The color payoff was disappointing, and I absolutely had to use it wet in order to get a somewhat smooth finish. I tried to apply it to the lid, and it was sheer and patchy, despite trying to pack on the color. It feels so soft to the touch, but it just doesn’t come together for me. I still attempted to wear it, even if it did look awful from the get-go, and it was slightly creased after eight hours when worn alone or over a primer.  When I wore it over a primer, the pigmentation was better, but it still wasn’t great.  The texture, for as soft as it is, doesn’t seem to hold together, which is what causes sheerer color payoff and patchy application.

I was excited for my order to arrive, but this is a far cry from the excellence that was Complice.  It’s surprising to see a silver shade like Infini fall so flat, because I feel like there are so many silver eyeshadows on the market and plenty of them have rich pigmentation.  The metallic nature of silvers also means they often go on smoothly, too.

Chanel Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow Infini
D
Product
5
Pigmentation
6
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
3
Total
66%

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Guerlain Gisela Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Gisela Rouge G Lipstick ($48.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a warm-toned rusty red with subtle ruby and gold micro-shimmer offset by very subtle orange-brown undertones. Guerlain Habit Rouge is less orange-toned, redder. CoverGirl Burn is darker, redder. Clarins Red Prodige is brighter. Chanel Excessive is brighter, more orange. Guerlain Geisha is similar but a bit more orange. Make Up For Ever #44 is less orange and has no shimmer.

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Guerlain Gisela Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color Gisela
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

China Glaze Ride the Waves Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Ride the Waves Nail Lacquer ($6.49 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “dark ocean blue.” It’s a semi-sheer royal blue (not quite dark enough to be a navy blue, plus it’s brightened) with what appears to be a jelly finish. Illamasqua Force is much darker, almost purple-tinged. China Glaze Blue YEar’s Eve is more opaque and shimmery. Deborah Lippmann I Know What Boys Like is much, much darker. China Glaze Blue Iguana has shimmer and is lighter. Butter London Blagger is darker and opaque.

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China Glaze Ride the Waves Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Nail Lacquer Ride the Waves
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Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
96%

Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick Launches


Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick Launches

A full-coverage liquid lipstick delivering up to 14 hours of continuous wear, vivid color payoff, and a velvet matte finish. A proprietary blend of advanced polymers delivers intense, vibrant color for up to 14 hours, as well as a sophisticated velvet matte finish. Creates a breathable film of intense pigment that instantly bonds to the lips and seals in moisture with skin-conditioning emollients, fruit extracts and vitamins. Cili Fruit and Goji Berry extracts offer anti-oxidant protection for the lips, while Vitamins A, C and E nourish and protect. Rich formula glides on, provides cushion without tackiness and infuses the lips with dramatic color. Creates a silky smooth texture on the lips while filling in fine lines and preventing moisture evaporation.

Lips must be clean of other oils and balms to ensure proper binding of the fluid. Allow to set for 30 seconds to one minute. As the formula sets, the polymers bond to one another and create a protective, flexible “web” of color. Throughout the day, lips stay comfortable, while color film remains vibrant, elastic and firmly bound to the skin – without flaking or dryness. Extended coverage means you can literally set it and forget it over the course of the day. Free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates and lanolin.

Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick ($28.00) (Permanent)

  • Ballet Vibrant pink
  • Canvas Dusty rose
  • Edition Soft pink
  • Empress Aubergine
  • Icon Cherry red
  • Muse Coral
  • Rose Medium rose
  • Raven Orange red
  • Riviera Tangerine

Availability: Now @ Sephora; August 2012 at Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Sephora, and SpaceNK

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Dior Amazonia Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Dior Amazonia Nail Lacquer ($23.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is a dark olive green with murky brown undertones. There is the faintest medium olive shimmer that is barely detectable even under really bright light. Deborah Lippmann Billionaire is several shades darker, and it is cooler-toned, less olive-like. China Glaze Agro is shimmery and lighter. Cult Nails In a Trance is much lighter. MAC Fatigues is less olive, lighter, less brown. China Glaze Westside Warrior is lighter, less brown. NARS Mash is shimmery and greener. Chanel Khaki Brun is lighter and browner.

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Dior Amazonia Nail Lacquer

Chanel Rose Initiale Joues Contraste / Blush

Chanel Rose Initiale Joues Contraste / Blush ($43.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as “peach pink.” It’s a subtly yellow-toned medium pink with subtle peach shimmer that translates into more of a sheen. Tom Ford Frantic is much lighter and warmer–less pink. Bobbi Brown Nude Pink is much more blue-based. MAC Subtle Breeze is a smidgen darker, no shimmer. Chanel Blush Horizon de Chanel is lighter and looks a bit warmer on cheeks. MAC Stunner is much lighter. MAC Mighty Aphrodite is less pink. Chanel Pink Explosion is a little lighter and blue-based.

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Chanel Rose Initiale Joues Contraste / Blush
Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Rose Initiale
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
97%