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Chanel So Close (380) Joues Contraste Blush

01/08

Chanel So Close (380) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel So Close (380) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel So Close (380) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel So Close (380) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel So Close (380) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel So Close (380) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel So Close (380) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel So Close (380) Joues Contraste Blush

So Close (380)

Chanel So Close (380) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a bright (nearly neon!) orange with warm, reddish undertones and a natural finish. It seemed more matte in the pan, but the more I diffused and blended out the powder on the skin, the more natural the finish seemed to appear–not quite matte, not quite satin. The consistency was soft, lightly dusty in the pan but did not look dry or powdery on the skin.

I actually found that it looked less orange and more pink-coral when worn at semi-sheer to medium coverage, so keep that in mind if you’re really on the hunt for something more orange applied. I had no trouble blending out the powder, and I felt like it wasn’t too difficult to use a lighter hand or less-dense brush to get more buildable application but would not describe it as buildable to begin with (which is how Chanel’s blushes are marketed). This shade wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading.

Ingredients

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Chanel No. 04 Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour

01/08

Chanel No. 04 Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour

Chanel No. 04 Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour

Chanel No. 04 Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour

Chanel No. 04 Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour

Chanel No. 04 Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour

Chanel No. 04 Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour

Chanel No. 04 Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour

Chanel No. 04 Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour

No. 04

Chanel No. 04 Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium orange-red with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that applied smoothly across the lips. The texture was incredibly lightweight with a touch of slip but adhered well to the lips for long-wear. There was the slightest amount of product in my deeper lip lines, but the shine and vibrancy of the color made it difficult to detect at a normal viewing distance (just in the close-up photos). It wore well for five hours and was hydrating over time.

Ingredients

No. 04
No. 04
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

Chanel Trait de Caractere Eyeshadow Palette

01/06

Chanel Trait de Caractere Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Trait de Caractere Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Trait de Caractere Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Trait de Caractere Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Trait de Caractere Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Trait de Caractere Eyeshadow Palette

Trait de Caractere

Chanel Trait de Caractere Eyeshadow Palette ($70.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a smoky, earthy set of shades housed in a black compact. I wanted to like it, as it was a more unusual set of shades for the holiday season, but the formula is just so powdery, prone to sheering out, and short-wearing that it left me incredibly disappointed. More often than not, Chanel’s 5-pan palettes are unimpressive, and it always makes me wonder why they didn’t just make a quad instead, where the formula is stronger.

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Chanel No. 01, No. 02, No. 03 Rouge Allure Luminous & Velvet Lip Colours

01/06

Chanel No. 01 Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour

Chanel No. 01 Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour

Chanel No. 01 Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour

Chanel No. 01 Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour

Chanel No. 01 Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour

Chanel No. 01 Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour

No. 01

Chanel No. 01 Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium pink-red with cool undertones and a satin sheen. It had good color payoff in a single layer, though you can see my lip freckle peeking through indicating it was not full coverage (as described). The texture was smooth with slight slip but not enough to feel slippery or enable the color to move around on the lips. It wore well for five and a half hours and was lightly hydrating over time.

No. 01
No. 01
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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Limited Edition
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Chanel Silver Screen Ombre Premiere

01/06

Chanel Silver Screen (822) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

Chanel Silver Screen (822) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

Chanel Silver Screen (822) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

Chanel Silver Screen (822) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

Chanel Silver Screen (822) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

Chanel Silver Screen (822) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

Silver Screen (822)

Chanel Silver Screen (822) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a smoldering, medium-dark taupe with subtle, warm olive undertones and a sparkling finish. It had semi-opaque coverage in a single layer, which was buildable to full coverage by applying a second layer on top. The consistency was smooth, thin, and workable along the edges as a standalone eyeshadow. It wasn’t my favorite sheered out as the darker color did not appear as even when sheered out drastically. It lasted without creasing for 14 hours but had slight fallout after 10 hours of wear.

Chanel’s holiday collection will be available October 16th online and November 2017 at counters.

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

Chanel Romance Rouge Coco Gloss

01/08

Chanel Romance (784) Rouge Coco Gloss

Chanel Romance (784) Rouge Coco Gloss

Chanel Romance (784) Rouge Coco Gloss

Chanel Romance (784) Rouge Coco Gloss

Chanel Romance (784) Rouge Coco Gloss

Chanel Romance (784) Rouge Coco Gloss

Chanel Romance (784) Rouge Coco Gloss

Chanel Romance (784) Rouge Coco Gloss

Romance (784)

Chanel Romance (784) Rouge Coco Gloss ($30.00 for 0.19 oz.) is a medium red with neutral-to-cool undertones and a jelly-like finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that covered the lips fairly evenly, though it seemed like some color gathered in my lip lines but the mirror-like shine made that fade into the background to my eye. The gloss was smooth, non-tacky, and almost gel-like as it felt plusher and very comfortable on the lips. The color stayed on well for four and a half hours and was moisturizing over time.

Chanel’s holiday collection will be available October 16th online and November 2017 at counters.

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.

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