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The Best of Chanel Spring 2018 Collection

01/08

Chanel Affresco Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Affresco Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Affresco Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Affresco Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Affresco Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Affresco Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Affresco Palette | Look Details

Chanel Affresco Palette | Look Details

Chanel Neapolis: New City Collection is new for spring and features a nine-pan eyeshadow palette along with new lip colors, eyeliners, blush, and polishes (not purchased). I’ve just finished reviewing all of the products I purchased from the collection, so now we can see how everything rated from best to worst!

I was definitely most impressed by the Affresco Eyeshadow Palette, and I thought it was a fun, brighter offering for a season where we typically see more muted and washed out shades for. There were several lovely lip colors but all in the same shades I’ve seen Chanel do quite a few times, so they didn’t make my heart go pitter-patter. I’ve found Mare-Chiaro to work well for brightening up any springy eye look, but I do have a fondness for green eyeliner!

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Chanel Affresco Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette

01/08

Chanel Affresco Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Affresco Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Affresco Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Affresco Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Affresco Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Affresco Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Affresco Palette | Look Details

Chanel Affresco Palette | Look Details

Affresco

Chanel Affresco Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette ($70.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a new, limited edition eyeshadow palette for spring/summer and features nine shades. I was extremely surprised that it actually performed well–Chanel has not typically impressed me with their larger eyeshadow palettes, and then given the brighter hues on this collection’s palette, I was even more wary–and wasn’t as expensive as I would have thought (for Chanel). The majority of the eyeshadows were soft, pigmented (semi-opaque to opaque), blendable, and long-wearing (around eight hours).

Ingredients

Affresco
Affresco
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total

Chanel Spring 2018 Rouge Coco Glosses

01/07

Chanel Sibylla (786) Rouge Coco Gloss

Chanel Sibylla (786) Rouge Coco Gloss

Chanel Sibylla (786) Rouge Coco Gloss

Chanel Sibylla (786) Rouge Coco Gloss

Chanel Sibylla (786) Rouge Coco Gloss

Chanel Sibylla (786) Rouge Coco Gloss

Chanel Sibylla (786) Rouge Coco Gloss

Sibylla (786)

Chanel Sibylla (786) Rouge Coco Gloss ($30.00 for 0.19 oz.) is a medium, pinky coral with subtle pearl and a high-shine finish. It had medium coverage, which did not build up, and a creamier finish that resulted in slight color getting into a few of my deeper lip lines (though it wasn’t noticeable from a normal viewing distance). The gloss had a lightweight feel and was easy to spread across the lips for even application. It had a smooth, gel-like consistency that was comfortable and lightly hydrating over the four hours this lasted for.

Formula Overview

$30.00/0.19 oz. - $157.89 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “intense shine, hydration” with a “gel-like texture” with shades that vary from “sheer to opaque” in coverage. The consistency has a smooth, lightweight texture that can feel more like a gel-like texture with some of the sheerer shades and more like a cream and gel hybrid with more opaque shades. It’s a formula that’s comfortable to wear with light tackiness that lasts anywhere from two to four hours and is hydrating over time.

There was a strong, mirror-like shine across the shades that was very reminiscent of the prior Glossimer formula. There was a faint floral scent, and with some shades, I got a subtle taste of perfume. The doe foot applicator was more unique (at least, to me) with a very curved edge that was great for my bottom lip while flipping it gave me a more paddle-shaped edge that worked better for my top lip.

I would love to see Chanel introduce color descriptions on their retail website, especially for a formula like this where there can be such a huge difference in pigmentation (and finish) from one shade to the next that isn’t obvious from a product photo.

Browse all of our Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss swatches.

Ingredients

8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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Chanel Entusiasta & Eterea Rouge Allure Inks

01/07

Chanel Entusiasta (164) Rouge Allure Ink Liquid Lip Colour

Chanel Entusiasta (164) Rouge Allure Ink Liquid Lip Colour

Chanel Entusiasta (164) Rouge Allure Ink Liquid Lip Colour

Chanel Entusiasta (164) Rouge Allure Ink Liquid Lip Colour

Chanel Entusiasta (164) Rouge Allure Ink Liquid Lip Colour

Chanel Entusiasta (164) Rouge Allure Ink Liquid Lip Colour

Chanel Entusiasta (164) Rouge Allure Ink Liquid Lip Colour

Entusiasta (164)

Chanel Entusiasta (164) Rouge Allure Ink Liquid Lip Colour ($37.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a bright, medium red with warm, orange undertones and a soft sheen. It’s a liquid lipstick, which went on with a thin, watery consistency that developed into a lightly tacky, more gel-like finish (but still thin and not truly gel-like, as it lacked the plushness of a gel). It had good pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly accross the lips and didn’t settle heavily into my lip lines. It was comfortable to wear during the seven and a half hours it lasted for.

Ingredients

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Eterea (166)

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Chanel L’Aristrocatica & L’Indomabile Rouge Allure Velvets

01/07

Chanel L'Aristrocatica (65) Rouge Allure Velvet

Chanel L'Aristrocatica (65) Rouge Allure Velvet

Chanel L'Aristrocatica (65) Rouge Allure Velvet

Chanel L'Aristrocatica (65) Rouge Allure Velvet

Chanel L'Aristrocatica (65) Rouge Allure Velvet

Chanel L'Aristrocatica (65) Rouge Allure Velvet

Chanel L'Aristrocatica (65) Rouge Allure Velvet

L'Aristrocatica (65)

Chanel L’Aristrocatica (65) Rouge Allure Velvet ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium coral with warm, orange undertones and a satin finish. It was shinier than most of the Rouge Allure Velvets I’ve tried, and it was a lot less pigmented and did not apply evenly. There was subtle streakiness along the edges of my lips, but the product also pulled into my lip lines from the get-go. The consistency was smooth and velvety, which made it comfortable to apply and to wear, but it just did not appear that flattering on. On me, it lasted for four hours and was lightly hydrating on.

Formula Overview

$37.00/0.12 oz. - $308.33 Per Ounce

The Rouge Allure Velvet formula is supposed to be a "non-drying matte lipstick" with "intensely rich, long-wearing colour" and has a "velvet matte finish." Over time, I felt like the formula has improved and is actually non-drying (the original launch did not wear well on me) to lightly drying (seen more in shades that have lasted six to eight hours). The pigmentation varies from shade to shade but is usually semi-opaque to opaque with a semi-matte to satin finish. The texture had a velvety, glide-on feel that doesn't feel particularly creamy or wet, yet the lipstick is comfortable to wear over the four to six hours it typically lasts for. Like most Chanel lip products, they have a rosy scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet swatches.

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Chanel Verderame Ombre Premiere

01/05

Chanel Verderame (824) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

Chanel Verderame (824) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

Chanel Verderame (824) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

Chanel Verderame (824) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

Chanel Verderame (824) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

Verderame (824)

Chanel Verderame (824) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a blackened teal with subtle, warmer green undertones and a fine, pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation in a single layer, though it wasn’t fully opaque. It could be built up as long as I waited for the initial layer to dry down fully. The cream eyeshadow had a smooth, almost sponge-like consistency that felt wet to the touch but set fast enough not to settle into lines or gather in my creases. The deeper color made it less easy to use as a sheer wash of color, as the base tended to look patchy when I sheered it out. On me, it lasted well for 14 hours before creasing faintly.

Formula Overview

$36.00/0.14 oz. - $257.14 Per Ounce

Chanel describes the formula as a “smooth-textured cream shadow [that] glides on effortlessly” and is “long-wearing.” Overall, the consistency has moderate slip–emollient but not greasy or overly wet in feel–and feels more like a traditional cream eyeshadow than Chanel’s Illusion d’Ombres. They go on as a thin layer but have fairly good pigmentation. The formula dried down quite quickly leaving little time for blending or diffusing edges, even when working one eye at a time, which was where I struggled. I think some of them tended to work better as lid colors and using something else for a more diffused/blended out crease color. They did, however, wear impeccably for as long as fourteen hours on me–no creasing, fading, or flaking.

Browse all of our Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients