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Chanel Allegorie Glossimer Lipgloss

Chanel Allegorie Glossimer Lipgloss
Chanel Allegorie Glossimer Lipgloss

Chanel Allegorie Glossimer Lipgloss ($29.50 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is described as a “sheer shimmering pink.” It’s new and limited edition from Chanel’s holiday collection, which will debut this October. It’s a pale, light-medium pink with subtle yellow undertones and a dusting of warm white shimmer. If you have more pigmented lips, this will lighten it, as there is some color in it, it’s just a light one at that–you can see how it softens and covers up my lip freckle somewhat. Because it’s pale and sheer, it’s more dupeable than not. Here are a few I came up with: NARS International Velvet is less warm-toned, Chanel Caprice is more opaque, MAC Fresh Air is pinker, and Bobbi Brown Pastel has pink shimmer.

What makes Glossimers popular are their non-sticky, thin consistency combined with high gloss finish and sparkling shimmer. They also tend to wear a little longer than the average gloss.  Allegorie wore for four hours, which is about average across all gloss, though a little better than average for such a sheer color.    The shimmer isn’t too dense, so it doesn’t look frosted or metallic on, but it does catch the light nicely and have a very Glossimer-like feel and look. I liked that it while it was sheer, it wasn’t completely colorless.   It was comfortable on, both hydrating and non-sticky.  It could have applied just slightly more evenly.

Allegorie
Allegorie
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
94%
Total

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Chanel Apparence Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Apparence Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Apparence Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Apparence Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a new and limited edition “gold bronze” releasing just in time for the holidays. It’s a shimmering, pale bronze with a subtle golden warmth. The finish is strongly metallic with a fair bit of sparkle. Bobbi Brown Bronze is similar, slightly darker, and has chunky sparkle. Urban Decay Maui Wowie is a smidgen darker and has glitter. Giorgio Armani #18 is yellower.

Illusion d’Ombre is a long-wearing eyeshadow with a gel texture and can be worn as an eyeshadow or as an eyeliner.  It feels spongy; you can see in my pot that it’s pulled away from the sides, but a simple push of the product with a spatula spread it back into place.  Upon touch, it hadn’t dried out or anything, either (in case you were curious!).  When applied, it has a slight translucent quality to the overall color, which actually makes it look nice as a wash, but it’s not fully opaque.  It also appears lighter on than it does in the pot, which is a result of the high sheen finish.

When I took it for a test-drive, it lasted for a full eight hours without creasing or fading, and perhaps, more importantly, I didn’t experience any fall out. There’s a sparkle to it that’s not obvious but noticeable, on top of the metallic finish. I think so long as you weren’t looking for fully opaque color, you’ll like this. I can see a lot of Chanel fans more than happy with this shade release.

Apparence
Apparence
9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
96%
Total

Chanel Holiday 2012 Makeup Collection – Eclats du Soir de Chanel


Chanel Holiday 2012 Makeup Collection – Eclats du Soir de Chanel

Intrigued by the alchemy of precious metals, Peter Philips, Creative Director of Chanel Makeup, debuts a resplendent Holiday 2012 Collection, ÉCLATS DU SOIR DE CHANEL. Gold and bronze shade harmonies dust eyes with festive
shimmer, while soft beige, pinks and deep reds set face, lips and nails aglow.

Regard Signe de Chanel / Quadra Eyeshadow ($65.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Harmonie du Soir  Bronze gold, taupe, violet-plum, pink

Ombre Contraste Duo / Eyeshadow Duo ($42.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Nuit-Claire Rosy beige, deep black

Illusion d’Ombre / Long-Wear Luminous Eyeshadow ($36.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Apparence Gold bronze

Joues Contraste / Powder Blush ($43.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Star Dust Shimmering soft pink

Poudre Universelle Libre / Natural Finish Loose Powder ($52.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Reverie Rosy golden beige

Levres Scintillantes / glossimer ($29.50)

  • Allegorie Sheer shimmering pink (Limited Edition)
  • Mystery Fresh rosewood
  • Intrigue Red-brown

Rouge Allure Velvet / Luminous Matte Lip Colour ($32.50) (Limited Edition)

  • L’Impatiente Deep red-black

Le Vernis / Nail Colour ($26.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Malice Deep red-black

Availability: October 2012 at chanel.com, Nordstrom, other department and specialty stores

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Chanel Les Twin-Sets de Chanel for Fashion’s Night Out


Chanel Les Twin-Sets de Chanel for Fashion’s Night Out

Luxury and festivity come together for the new edition of Fashion’s Night Out. For one exceptional evening, exclusive get-togethers and creations are showcased in a jubilant atmosphere in CHANEL boutiques. Peter Philips, Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup, celebrates fashion in colours with a collection of matching duos. For the lips: ROUGE ALLURE VELVET ($32.50), the luminous velvety lip colour sets a modern, elegant style. For the nails: LE VERNIS ($26.00) complements the lip range by taking on bursting shades. Three unique harmonies for three attitudes to be worn like a twin-set: stylish and resolutely feminine.

  • La Provocante & Provocation Unique autumn plum harmony
  • L’Infidele & Infidele Intense pink with a burst of energy
  • La Delicate & Delicatesse Refined expression of beige to play on the natural side of sophistication

Availability: Chanel.com, Chanel Boutiques on September 6th

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Chanel Bleu Illusion de Chanel Collection for Fall 2012


This September: Chanel Bleu Illusion de Chanel Collection

Peter Philips, Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup, borrows the intangible hues of summer blue. Like a cloud-strewn sky, eyes take up shimmering reflections that change with the light. The juvenile grace of an almost nude face showcases eyes with marine depths, mellowed by the radiance of blue tones.

On eyelids, ILLUSION D’OMBRE takes on a scintillating and satiny effect that makes eye makeup glow with each bat of the lashes. Two airy shades of grey blue, one pale, DESTINATION, and the other more intense, APPARITION, adapt to all faces. Eyeshadows are applied according to inspiration: in sheer washes or deep colour blocks, in monochrome or gradations. Mascara-laden lashes accentuate the graphic tracing of the eye contour with a sophisticated note. LE CRAYON YEUX BLEU AÉRIEN borders the eyelids with an intense stroke, like a horizon line over the ocean.
For the final step of this chromatic journey, LE VERNIS SKY LINE sweeps nails with a delicate shade of pearly blue that captures and softens the light in its pearly reflections.

Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow ($36.00)

  • Apparition Intense grey-blue
  • Destination Silver-blue

Le Crayon Yeux Precision Eye Definer ($29.00)

  • Bleu Aerien Intense, luminous blue

Le Vernis Nail Colour ($30.00)

  • Sky Line Pale, pearlescent, nearly metallic blue

Availability: Now @ Chanel; September 2012 for Chanel department stores and boutiques

Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour Relaunches


Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour Relaunches

An alluring statement of elegance, the iconic lipstick ROUGE ALLURE dresses lips with unmistakable attitude. A true symbol of authentic luxury, its sleek signature black column opens with a click…now to reveal a dramatic new formulation for colour that’s radically intense.

New ROUGE ALLURE Luminous Intense Lip Colour represents the next generation of this classic lipstick. Its stunning colour is the result of a concentration of ultra-thin pigments, specially designed to magnify shade intensity. Lighter hues have a unique presence, revealing nuances and depth. Darker tones heighten the drama, with audacity and pure elegance for an ultra-feminine effect. Colour brilliance is only part of the story of new ROUGE ALLURE Luminous Intense Lip Colour. Special hydrating agents and antioxidants, rich in green tea and sappan wood, leave lips supple and protected for lasting comfort, while tea butter ensures colour endures for the ultimate wear.

A range of sixteen seductively intense shades, from a delicate beige to a black-red. $34.00.

Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour ($32.50)

  • Seduisante Soft pink
  • Secrete Blue soft pink
  • Exaltee Intense fuchsia
  • Extatique Blue intense pink
  • Incandescente Fire red
  • Coromandel Orange-red
  • Pirate Blue-red
  • Palpitante Raspberry red
  • Passion Blue intense red
  • Inimitable Intense pearly red
  • Enjouee Pink coral
  • Excentrique Intense apricot
  • Gracile Pink-beige
  • Pimpante Soft peach
  • Determinee Violine brown
  • Rouge Noir Black Red

Le Crayon Levres Precision Lip Definer ($29.00)

  • Fuchsia Intense pink
  • Rouge Profond Red
  • Orange Intense Intense coral

Aqua Crayon Lip Colour Stick ($26.00)

  • Brown Copper Brown copper (Limited Edition)
  • Rosewood Pink brown (Limited Edition)

Le Vernis Nail Colour ($26.00)

  • Coromandel Orange-red
  • Beige Beige

Availability: Now @ Nordstrom

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