Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow
Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow

Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow ($34.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a twist-up, cream-based eyeshadow that’s supposed to be lightweight, long-wearing, and cooling when it touches the skin. It’s supposed to give a “shimmering veil of color.” The formula is semi-sheer to semi-opaque in one stroke, and it is buildable to opaque coverage with two to three passes, or you can use a flat, firm synthetic brush, which seems to give mostly opaque coverage more readily. I also find using a brush offers infinitely more precision, maneuverability, and gives a more even layer of coverage. The wear varied from shade to shade; as short as six hours to as long as eight hours. The formula has a fair amount of slip but dries down quickly, and it does have a wet, cool sensation when the eyeshadow hits the lid, though this is lessened if you use a separate applicator. I think this formula works best in more neutral tones, as they’re more forgiving on the skin, but shades like purple and blue don’t work as well when they’re even a little bit uneven.

Chanel Laurier Rose (127) Stylo Eyeshadow ($34.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a rosy copper with warm, orange undertones and a metallic finish. A single pass yielded semi-opaque coverage, and two layers was enough for full opacity. This shade was the easiest shade to use in a large area at full intensity, as it applied evenly. When I tested it, the color wore well for eight hours before it started to crease. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Olilvine (137) Stylo Eyeshadow ($34.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a muted, medium olive green with a cooler coloring overall, but the undertone is slightly warm, so it takes on a more neutral appearance. It had semi-sheer pigmentation in one pass, and it was buildable to opaque coverage with three layers. This shade was the hardest to work with, as it had less slip and applied more unevenly as a result. Even when I tried to use a brush, the drying time was too quick, so it had already partially dried on the brush. On me, it started to show signs of creasing after seven hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Caroube (147) Stylo Eyeshadow ($34.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a cool-toned, muted taupe brown with a pearly sheen and lighter gold shimmer. It has more of a burgundy undertone with a warmer shimmer color. It had semi-opaque pigmentation applied in one go, while it was buildable to full intensity with two layers. This shade lasted for eight hours on me before creasing. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Campanule (107) Stylo Eyeshadow ($34.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a slightly muted, cool-toned violet purple with faint sparkle. It had sheer coverage in one pass, and it took four layers to get opaque color (it’s supposed to be sheer, though). The consistency was a little drier compared to most of the other shades, though it was reasonably blendable. It tended to grab my natural creases while I was applying, and it was hard to smooth out the color so that it didn’t emphasize the lines on my eyelid. It started to crease after seven hours on me and had minor fall out. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Azulejo (117) Stylo Eyeshadow ($34.00 for 0.05 oz.) is an aqua blue with a subtle, warmer green tint to it and a frosted sheen. It had semi-sheer color coverage in one pass, and it was buildable to semi-opaque coverage with three layers (it didn’t seem to build to fully opaque color for me). It is somewhat blendable on the lid, as I could get the edges, but I couldn’t seem to blend it for an even layer of color. When I wore it, the color started creasing after six hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick — Vera, Roussy, Legende

Chanel Vera (420) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “light pink.” It’s a light-medium pink with warm undertones and fine, gold shimmer. It had semi-sheer color payoff that covered the lips fairly evenly. On me, the color only wore for two hours, and it was neither hydrating nor drying. MAC I’m In (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer. Marc Jacobs Beauty Have We Met? (108) (P, $30.00) is darker. Chanel Cecile (432) (P, $36.00) is less shimmery. Chanel Olga (422) (P, $36.00) is slightly lighter. Guerlain Rosy Silk (LE, $37.00) is less glossy. Maybelline Blushing Bud (705) (P, $7.49) is darker, warmer, less shimmery. Tom Ford Beauty Ian (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery. Tom Ford Beauty Addison (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Too Faced Shimmering Marshmallow Bunny (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery. MAC Dream Daze (LE, $22.00) is warmer, less shimmery. Estee Lauder Impulsive (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker. Tom Ford Beauty Summer Fling (04) (LE, $50.00) is darker. Revlon Pink Lemonade (P, $7.49) is similar. MAC Shy Shine (P, $16.00) is warmer. MAC Giddy (P, $16.00) is brighter. Guerlain Gabrielle (P, $51.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Roussy (426) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “soft raspberry pink.” It’s a brightened, medium pink with very subtle warm undertones and a lightly luminous finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that went on smoothly and evenly for the most part. It lasted for four hours on me and was lightly hydrating. MAC I’m Game (LE, $20.00) is darker. Chanel Edith (424) (P, $36.00) is cooler-toned, lighter. Urban Decay Sheer Ladyflower (P, $20.00) is darker. MAC Phosphorescent (LE, $17.00) is brighter. Givenchy Rose Boudoir (204) (P, $36.00) is slightly darker, more opaque. Bite Beauty Damask (LE, $28.00) is cooler-toned. Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso (07) (P, $50.00) is warmer. YSL Caress Pink (9) (P, $34.00) is cooler-toned, lighter. MAC Love Beam (LE, $20.00) is darker. Givenchy Rose Taffetas (201) (P, $36.00) is a touch lighter. Guerlain Georgia (P, $51.00) is slightly warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Legende (428) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as an “intense satin pink.” It’s a medium, muted pink-coral with warm, rosy red tones and lighter pinkish-white shimmer that gives it a more frosted finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that went on evenly and smoothly. The color wore well for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Too Faced Metallic Tu-tu (P, $21.00) is lighter. Chanel Marie (430) (P, $36.00) is slightly pinker, less glossy. Chanel Desinvolte (97) (P, $35.00) is sheerer, less shimmery. Too Faced Shimmering Spice Spice Baby (LE, $22.00) is slightly warmer. Estee Lauder Rebellious Rose (P, $30.00) is less shimmery. MAC Morning Rose (LE, $16.00) is lighter. MAC Grande Dame (P, $22.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

By Terry Hyaluronic Sheer Nude Hydra-Balm
By Terry Hyaluronic Sheer Nude Hydra-Balm

By Terry Hyaluronic Sheer Nude Hydra-Balm ($36.00 for 0.10 oz.) is supposed to hydrate, “fill in wrinkles and fine lines,” while also smoothing and “boost[ing] volume.” It is a tinted lip balm, in simpler terms, with semi-sheer color coverage, glossy finish, and designed to keep your lips looking and feeling better. Overall, the formula is moderately hydrating and comfortable to wear with a creamy consistency that has enough slip that it doesn’t cling, but it doesn’t glide right off the lips either. I didn’t notice an increase in volume, and it didn’t seem like it helped to fill in lines, but the hydration did linger beyond the initial application. The formula is rose-scented and a slight, almost perfume-y taste. They’re also shorter-wearing, which isn’t a real surprise, but you’ll likely need to reapply throughout the day to maintain the color.

By Terry Bare Balm (1) Hyaluronic Sheer Nude Hydra-Balm ($36.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a very light, pale pinkish-white with light shine and cool undertones. It had semi-sheer color coverage that applied somewhat evenly. Though the formula is supposed to help fill in fine lines, it seemed weakest in that aspect, and the very light color of this shade settled into lip lines as it wore. On me, this shade lasted for two and a half hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

By Terry Innocent Kiss (2) Hyaluronic Sheer Nude Hydra-Balm ($36.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a soft, peach with a hint of pink and lighter beige shimmer. It had semi-sheer color payoff with noticeable translucency, so if your natural lip colors are darker, you may find this looks a bit different. It applied evenly and smoothly, and it wore well for three hours with very minor settling into lip lines. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

By Terry Nude Pulp (3) Hyaluronic Sheer Nude Hydra-Balm ($36.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, light-medium pink with warm undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. This shade yielded semi-sheer color coverage that was very even and smooth–it looked like a stain but still had the balm-like shine. It lasted for two hours on me, which was the major downside, but the slightly thinner consistency (compared to other shades) kept it from having color that settled into lip lines. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

By Terry Sheer Glow (4) Hyaluronic Sheer Nude Hydra-Balm ($36.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a peachy-orange with warm, yellow undertones and a very fine dusting of gold pearl. It had sheer color coverage–the least pigmented of the five–with a glossy finish and comfortable, hydrating wear. On me, it lasted for two hours and tended to sit in lines. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

By Terry Flush Contour (5) Hyaluronic Sheer Nude Hydra-Balm ($36.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with warm, copper-red undertones and a light shine. It had semi-sheer pigmentation that went on fairly evenly and smoothly. The formula was comfortable to wear, moderately hydrating, while the color wore for three hours. See comparison swatches/ compare dupes side-by-side.

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Monday, May 11th, 2015

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick — Catherine, Teheran, Sari Dore

Chanel Catherine (410) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “pink peach.” It’s a light-medium, softened peach with a hint of pink and a very fine, pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage, but the texture had enough slip in it that it didn’t apply as evenly as desired. On me, the color lasted for three hours but some color pulled into lip lines after two hours of wear. It was neither hydrating nor drying on me. There was a surprising number of dupes for this one. MAC Soft Talkin’ (LE, $20.00) is darker. MAC Real Redhead (LE, $16.00) is slightly pinker. MAC French Twist (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Chanel Adrienne (402) (P, $36.00) is slightly warmer. Colour Pop Button (P, $5.00) is more matte, more opaque. Bite Beauty Leche (P, $24.00) is more opaque. Chanel Volage (227) (LE, $34.00) is lighter. Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect (P, $32.00) is more opaque. NARS Raquel (P, $32.00) is slightly brighter, more opaque. Chanel Cheri (61) (P, $34.00) is pinker. Estee Lauder Insatiable Ivory (P, $30.00) is warmer. Chanel Charmeuse (142) (LE, $34.00) is lighter. NARS Descanso (LE, $25.00) is darker, less glossy. Marc Jacobs Beauty Dizzy Spell (104) (P, $30.00) is similar. Givenchy Beige Plume (102) (P, $36.00) is pinker. MAC Reel Sexy (LE, $16.00) is warmer, brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Teheran (412) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “pink coral.” It’s a rich, brightened, medium coral-orange with warm undertones and lighter, frosted pink shimmer. It was one of the more shimmery shades that I have seen in the line-up! It had mostly opaque pigmentation, which applied smoothly and evenly. The color stayed on for four and a half hours, and it was very lightly hydrating. The shimmer is what makes it more unique. Gucci Beauty Fever (P, $39.00) is lighter, less shimmery. Bite Beauty Cin Cin (P, $24.00) has no shimmer. MAC Dreaming Dahlia (LE, $16.00) is sheerer, less shimmery. Givenchy Mandarine Bolero (304) (P, $36.00) is darker, no shimmer. Chanel Etonnante (131) (P, $34.00) is more matte. Marc Jacobs Beauty Understudy (114) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery. Guerlain Gipsy (P, $51.00) is darker, brighter. Chanel Teheran (DC, $34.00) is very similar in color, but the new formula has a glossier finish. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Sari Dore (414) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “satin apricot.” It’s a very slightly muted, medium orange with subtl,e reddish tones and a healthy dose of fine shimmer. It had fairly opaque color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly. This lipstick wore for four hours on me, and it was lightly hydrating. Chanel Misia (418) (P, $36.00) has a stronger red tone and is a bit darker, but it’s not that different. Guerlain Peach Satin (540) (LE, $37.00) is lighter. Givenchy Corail Signature (317) (P, $36.00) is brighter. MAC Sweet Grenadine (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery. Chanel Sari d’Eau (P, $35.00) is more shimmery. Chanel Sari Dore (DC, $34.00) seemed to have a stronger pink tint to it. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Catherine (410)

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Monday, May 11th, 2015

Becca Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Souffles
Becca Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Souffles

Here are the other half of the new Becca Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Souffles ($24.00 for 0.08 oz.), which is a lip gloss described as having a “double dose of pigment and shimmer” that is also hydrating with shine that lasts for hours. I reviewed the first half here, if you missed it! To recap, the texture of the gloss is unusual: it felt smooth, but it almost felt dry, clung to the lips, and got very tacky after fifteen minutes of wear. The way the gloss is in the tube is that there are two distinct shades, and they aren’t mixed, so you have to mix them as you apply, which doesn’t always work well. I also had issues where the gloss would leak out about one or two clicks’ worth of product, even after I used all that I had initially clicked out. The pigmentation tended to semi-sheer to semi-opaque, which sometimes applied quite unevenly.

Becca Papaya/Topaz Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Souffle ($24.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a medium-dark orange with warm, red undertones and fine gold shimmer. The gloss was semi-opaque and went on fairly evenly, though it wasn’t always consistently even–sometimes it didn’t mix as well as other times. It lasted for four and a half hours and was a little drying. MAC Laundry List (LE, $15.00) is less shimmery. Revlon HD Citrine (550) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery. NARS Wonder (P, $26.00) is less shimmery. MAC Riviera Life (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery. MAC Eclectic Edge (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery. Guerlain Tangerine Vlam (P, $30.00) is similar. Burberry Coral (P, $29.00) is pinker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Becca Raspberry/Opal Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Souffle ($24.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark pink-berry with very fine champagne shimmer. It had semi-opaque color coverage, and it didn’t look streaky on, but there was some settling into lip lines after two hours of wear. The gloss stayed on well for four hours in total, but it was a lightly drying. It was a harder-to-dupe shade, so I wish it was more hydrating and easier to wear. NARS Shade III (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery. MAC Seeking Adoration (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery. NARS Sixties Fan (P, $26.00) is brighter, less shimmery. MAC Fashion Perk (P, $22.00) is brighter, less shimmery. Marc Jacobs Beauty Studded Kiss (310) (DC, $28.00) is darker. MAC Real Posh (LE, $15.00) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Becca Watermelon/Opal Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Souffle ($24.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a coral-orange with warm undertones and a dusting of fine, gold shimmer. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation that went on fairly evenly and smoothly. It pulls into lip lines slightly, but it didn’t worsen much over the four hours it lasted. This one was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Barbecue (LE, $15.00) is less shimmery, brighter. Maybelline Glistening Coral (525) (P, $8.99) is lighter, less shimmery. Revlon HD Sunstone (565) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery. Gucci Beauty Crushed Coral (P, $32.00) is less shimmery. MAC Teen Dream (LE, $20.00) is lighter. Dior Paradise (732) (P, $29.50) is more shimmery. Guerlain Candy Stripe (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, slightly pinker. Burberry Brick Red (P, $29.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Monday, May 11th, 2015

ColourPop Avalon Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Avalon Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Avalon Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “true golden bronze with a pink duochrome finish.” It’s a medium-dark copper with warm, orange-red undertones and a frosted sheen that shifts from gold to pink subtly. Becca Blushed Copper (LE, $38.00) is a powder, redder. LORAC Unapologetic (LE) is a powder, less shimmery. Becca Papaya/Topaz (P, $27.00) is less shimmery. MAC Magnetic Appeal (LE, $30.00) is a powder. Too Faced Sun Bunny #1 (P) is a powder. Disney by Sephora Golden Sands (LE, $55.00) is yellower, powder. MAC Worldly Wealth (LE, $21.00) is similar. MAC Glorify (LE, $30.00) is slightly darker. Estee Lauder Topaz Chameleon (LE, $42.00) is less red-toned. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

This shade was richly pigmented and could easily be worn as a blush or bronzer, not just as a highlighter. If you apply it with a feathery or duo-fiber brush and a moderate hand, you can get subtle color out of it with a stronger sheen. It had a pearly sheen when blended out on the cheeks and only looks really metallic if left at full coverage; the more it gets buffed and blended, it becomes more luminous. It didn’t emphasize pores (it’s not going to camouflage them, though!), and the consistency was lightly creamy, smooth, and blendable. The color wore well for nine hours on me before fading.

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