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Chanel Bronze Ligne Graphique de Chanel & Bronze Platine Mascara Gel Irise

Chanel Bronze Ligne Graphique de Chanel
Chanel Bronze Ligne Graphique de Chanel

Chanel Bronze Ligne Graphique de Chanel ($34.00 for 0.08 oz.) is described as a “bronze khaki.” It’s a dark, gold-shimmered bronze with olive undertones and a pearly sheen. The brush doesn’t apply opaque product in a single stroke; it really has to be layered, but it dries fairly quickly and doesn’t apply perfectly smooth, so building in layers tends to result in an uneven texture. The color is striking, but the application leaves something to be desired. Once applied, it doesn’t budge, smudge, or fade–I wore it for a total of twelve hours–and didn’t seem to streak or run when my eyes watered (and later, when I dabbed water on it to test its water-resistant claim). The wear was good, but the color payoff and application were where it needed improvement. Buxom Come Over (P, $17.00) is less warm-toned. Urban Decay Smog (P, $19.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Roach (P, $19.00) is redder-toned. Urban Decay Hustle (LE, $19.00) is more muted. Illamasqua Wisdom (P, $27.50) is darker. See comparison swatches.

Bronze Platine Mascara Gel Irise ($34.00 for 0.28 oz.) is described as a “platinum bronze.” It’s a warm-toned, metallic bronze with gold and copper shimmer. It’s supposed to be a top coat for lashes and deliver “sheer, bronze-platinum iridescence,” which can be applied over bare lashes or over black mascara. I really wasn’t able to see difference when applied over bare lashes. I thought–at best–it lightened my black-brown lashes a little bit, but I could have been wishing that given how subtle the impact was. I didn’t see sparkle, shimmer, or color change. Maybe my lashes are too fine to show the effect or catch the sparkles, because when I applied over mascara, I was able to see very, very tiny bits of sparkle sparsely over the lashes. I think the effect is too subtle to really merit the product; you could get a similar effect by dusting a loose, shimmery eyeshadow on lashes (or mixed with clear brow gel/mascara for better hold). You can also use liquid glitter eyeliner and paint across the tips of lashes for a sparkly effect. I don’t have any actual dupes for this, as I can’t say I’ve tried many (possibly none previously) top coats for lashes. Normally, I’d consider this a loss for dark lashes like mine but Chanel actually expects this to be layered over black mascara, so that’s not really an excuse.

Chanel Ligne Graphique de Chanel Liquid Eyeliner Bronze
Bronze
Bronze
6
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
10
Longevity
2.5
Application
72%
Total
Chanel Mascara Gel Irise Sparkling Mascara Top Coat Bronze Platine
3
Product
4
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
2.5
Application
59%
Total

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Chanel Farouche, Indecise, Radieuse Rouge Allure Lipsticks

Chanel Farouche (122) Rouge Allure Lipstick
Chanel Farouche (122) Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Farouche (122) Rouge Allure Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “shimmering chocolate brown.” It’s a medium-dark, plummy brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage, and it lasted for five hours and was slightly hydrating. It didn’t seem quite as creamy as other Rouge Allures. Chanel Scenario (P, $34.00) and Chanel Grace (P, $34.00) are lighter. MAC Caliente (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery. MAC So Very Good (P, $18.00) is purpler. MAC Legendary (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Sheer Plum (P, $15.00) is glossier. Chanel Imperial (DC, $32.00) is a touch lighter. Burberry Redwood (304) (P, $30.00) is rosier. See comparison swatches.

Indecise (125) Rouge Allure Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “shimmering pink beige.” It’s a warm, light-medium rosy peach with a soft, frosted finish. It wore well for four hours, and I actually found it a little drying. The color coverage was semi-opaque. Urban Decay Liar (P, $22.00) is darker, less frosted. Chanel Interlude (P, $34.00) is less frosty. Tom Ford Beauty Frolic (P, $48.00) is similar. MAC Supreme Style (LE, $16.00) is lighter. MAC Razzledazzler (LE, $15.00) is less frosted, peachier. Chanel Liberte (P, $34.00) is glossier. See comparison swatches.

Radieuse (217) Rouge Allure Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “blue pink.” It’s a light-medium, subtly cool-toned pink with a satin finish. This shade had semi-opaque color coverage, and the color wore well for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Urban Decay Obsessed (P, $22.00) is brighter, darker. Revlon Cupcake (P, $7.49) is cooler-toned, sheerer. MAC Divine Choice (P, $22.00)is darker. MAC Dreaminess (P, $22.00) is a touch lighter. MAC Vivid Imagination (LE, $15.00) is a bit darker. MAC Please Me (P, $15.00) is darker, less blue-based. MAC Angel (P, $15.00) is similar. Guerlain Rose Piquant (LE, $49.50) is sheerer.Dior Candide (P, $31.00) is also sheerer. Bobbi Brown Orchid Pink (LE, $23.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches.

Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour Farouche (122)
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour Indecise (125)
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour Radieuse (217)
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

L’Oreal Amber Rush & Iced Latte Infallible Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Amber Rush Infallible Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Amber Rush Infallible Eyeshadow

L’Oreal Amber Rush Infallible Eyeshadow ($7.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a warm, reddish copper with orange undertones and a frosted, metallic finish. It had great color payoff both wet and dry, and it applied smoothly and evenly. It wore well fourteen hours, and I didn’t see any signs of creasing, only very slight fading. Dior Meteore (661) (P, $30.00) is browner. LORAC Garnet (P) is less shimmery. Tom Ford Beauty Pink Haze (LE, $40.00) is pinker. NARS California (P, $24.00) is darker, less metallic. MAC In the Sun (LE, $21.00) is less metallic. MAC Mythical (LE, $15.00) is similar. Estee Lauder Cosmic (P, $24.00) is darker, a cream product. See comparison swatches.

Iced Latte Infallible Eyeshadow ($7.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a warm, champagne beige with a frosted, metallic finish. It is semi-sheer when applied dry, and then it is semi-opaque when applied wet. This shade is best applied with a damp brush patted on in two to three layers. It wore well for nine hours, and it was somewhat faded and slightly creased after ten hours of wear. MAC Vanilla Diamond (LE, $21.00) is similar. Milani Champagne Toast (P, $6.99) is a cream product. Estee Lauder Halo (P, $24.00) is a cream product, less metallic. Benefit Bikini-tini (P, $20.00) is similar but a cream product. See comparison swatches.

L'Oreal Infallible 24-Hour Eyeshadow Amber Rush
Amber Rush
Amber Rush
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
L'Oreal Infallible 24-Hour Eyeshadow Iced Latte
Iced Latte
Iced Latte
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6
Longevity
4
Application
79%
Total

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Chanel Controversy (72) Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss

Chanel Controversy (72) Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss
Chanel Controversy (72) Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss

Chanel Controversy (72) Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss ($34.00 for 0.28 fl. oz.) is described as a lightly warm-toned, dark reddish plum with hints of brown and burgundy along with fine plum shimmer. NARS Rouge Tribal (P, $26.00) is very similar–a touch darker. MAC Lasting Achievement is cooler-toned, less red. (P, $19.50) MAC Feelin’ So Good (LE, $15.00) is browner. MAC Richly Revered (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, much sheerer. Bobbi Brown Midnight Violet (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches.

I noticed immediately how evenly the color applied; a lot of these deeper colors look splotchy on the lips, and this one looked fairly even. Unsurprisingly, the color did settle into lip lines, though it was not too noticeable from a normal viewing distance–this has been my experience with similar shades like NARS Rouge Tribal and MAC Lasting Achievement, where up-close, it is visible but in “real life,” it’s not as noticeable. This gloss is supposed to be long-wearing with bold color, a gel texture, and a hydrating formula. Controversy wore well for five hours, but I did notice some feathering occur after three hours of wear. It was nicely hydrating while worn with a smooth, gel-like consistency that wasn’t tacky. It had semi-opaque color payoff but was obviously not fully opaque.

Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss Controversy (72)
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
80%
Total

Chanel Moon Light Natural Finish Loose Powder

Chanel Moon Light Natural Finish Loose Powder
Chanel Moon Light Natural Finish Loose Powder

Chanel Moon Light Natural Finish Loose Powder ($52.00 for 1.00 oz.) is described as a “luminous peach beige.” In the pot, it looks like a warm, yellowed peach with light gold sparkle. Swatched, it’s a pale, yellow-tinted beige with gold sparkle–but it looks virtually colorless on me (it seemed to sheer out and apply almost translucently). Guerlain Perles du Dragon (LE, $58.00) has smaller shimmer. Chanel Reverie (LE, $52.00) has a lighter base color. See comparison swatches.

If you like Chanel’s holiday loose powders like Reverie from last year, then you’ll probably enjoy this one. If you don’t like larger sparkle all over the face, I would skip. It’s a product where you can see visible sparkles on the skin, so while the powder tends to set and mattify the skin, the sparkles are on top. It’s not densely-packed with sparkle, but it will show up as the product is swept across the face. I like these powders by Chanel on legs and shoulders more, but on face, the sparkle size seems doesn’t work well. The texture feels lovely–very, very finely-milled and silky to the touch. When applied all-over, it does help to set my makeup and extends the wear of my base by an hour and a half.  One thing that Chanel claims, though, is that it is supposed “disguise imperfections” using photo-reflective pigments, but it doesn’t seem to make the finish of my skin better, blurred, softened, or anything like that–it does take down any shine and leave a smooth, matte finish that doesn’t look powdery or caked on but pores, for example, aren’t masked entirely.

Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre Natural Finish Loose Powder Moon Light
Moon Light
Moon Light
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
92%
Total

Guerlain Sulfurous Nail Lacquer

Guerlain Sulfurous Nail Lacquer
Guerlain Sulfurous Nail Lacquer

Guerlain Sulfurous Nail Lacquer ($23.00 for 0.34 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep, artificial black with particles of violet.” It’s a dark, plummy black-brown with burgundy and violet shimmer and a slightly metallic finish. Urban Decay Wrecked (LE) is a cream finish. MAC Blueblood (LE, $16.00) is also a cream. Chanel Western Light (LE, $27.00) is darker, less shimmery. Cult Nails Enigmatic (LE, $12.00) is lighter, purpler. China Glaze Jungle Queen (LE, $8.00) is lighter, purpler. See comparison swatches.

There were slight visible brush strokes to the resulting finish, though they were not noticeable from afar–only up-close and under a lot of light. It had fairly good shine without a top coat, and two coats yielded fully opaque color.  The consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin, and it spread evenly and easily without pooling along the edges.  Guerlain’s lacquer has a larger, wider brush, which works really well for spreading one coat across the entire nail in one stroke (which does help to minimize unevenness and streaking).  I wasn’t able to come up with a really great dupe for this, so I definitely loved adding something more unique to my stash, and the only negative was that there were a few visible brush strokes.

P.S. — This isn’t yet online (that I could find) but should pop up online soon.

Guerlain Le Vernis Nail Lacquer Sulfurous
Sulfurous
Sulfurous
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
96%
Total

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