Chanel Rouge Brûlé & Rouge Contraste Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Chanel Rouge Rouge Brûlé (128) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Rouge Rouge Brûlé (128) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Rouge Rouge Brûlé (128) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow ($34.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark copper with warm, brown undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation in a single pass, which could be blended out to semi-sheer coverage fairly readily, though sheer coverage was more challenging as it tended to look more uneven at that coverage level. The texture was emollient and felt wet to the touch, but it wasn’t watery or too thin on the skin, and it dried down within 10-15 seconds. It wore well for ten hours without creasing or fading on me. Smashbox Outfoxed (PiP, ) is more muted (95% similar). Natasha Denona Cyclone (138DC) (PiP, $29.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Coppering (P, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NYX Fireball (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Wet Kisses (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). MAC Red Alert (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Doce (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Melt Cosmetics Crush (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Rust (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Rose Gold (LE, $12.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Gingersnap (PiP, $17.00) is more muted (90% similar). Huda Beauty Gemstone #6 (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Arrow (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Sydney Grace Lost Princess (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Pitter Patter (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Accelerate (PiP, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Fenty Beauty Foxy (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Imagine (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Strut 'n Slay (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). Milani Sunsets by the Beach (PiP, $5.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Rouge Rouge Brûlé (128) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow ($34.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a dark burgundy with warm, brown undertones and a semi-matte finish. The texture was spongy, lightly emollient, and smooth in the pot. It packed quite a punch of pigment in one pass, so it worked well as an eyeliner or as an eyeshadow, but it wasn’t as easy to blend and diffuse along the edges. It looked a bit patchy where I tried to blend it, particularly into the crease area, so it does take some work to blend the color out. Once on, the eyeshadow wore for nine hours before creasing faintly. LORAC Burgundy (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Cocoa What Fun (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Charming (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals Stiletto (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced I Can't Even (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Natasha Denona Gemma (106CM) (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Soiree (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Bordeaux (PiP, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Deep Plum (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop French Toast (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Aphrodite (LE, $6.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Extra Slice (LE, $4.50) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Raffinement #4 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Double Tap (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Kabuki Doll (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Deep Damson (DC, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Everyone's Darling (PiP, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Cherry Cola (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M608 Red Brown (DC, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop Maintenance (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Chanel Rouge Rouge Brûlé (128) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Rouge Rouge Brûlé (128) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Rouge Rouge Brûlé (128) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Rouge Rouge Brûlé (128) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Rouge Rouge Brûlé (128) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Rouge Rouge Brûlé (128) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Rouge Rouge Brûlé (128) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Rouge Rouge Brûlé (128) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Rouge Rouge Brûlé (128) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Rouge Rouge Brûlé (128) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Rouge Rouge Brûlé (128) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Rouge Rouge Brûlé (128) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Rouge Rouge Contraste (132) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Rouge Rouge Contraste (132) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Rouge Rouge Contraste (132) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Rouge Rouge Contraste (132) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Rouge Rouge Contraste (132) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Rouge Rouge Contraste (132) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Rouge Rouge Contraste (132) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Rouge Rouge Contraste (132) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Rouge Rouge Contraste (132) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Rouge Rouge Contraste (132) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Rouge Rouge Contraste (132) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Rouge Rouge Contraste (132) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

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Chanel Illusion d'Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow $32.00/0.14 OZ.
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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I am loving this collection, but no surprise, it is easily dupeable in my stash. Still, the posts give me inspiration for Fall looks combining products I already own. Might have to grab a few of the lippies though.. especially the nude and those red mattes (vie and audace)

I have to be so careful with red-toned browns and coppery shades. I like the look of Rouge Contraste in the little jar but it might be too warm for me once applied. I was surprised to see I have one of the dupes for it in a TF palette because (not surprisingly) it’s a shade I don’t use from that palette. I’ve also got a dupe for the more orange one but, again, it’s a colour that’s untouched in its palette.

I think for Rouge Brulee in particular, the redder tone made it a little less dupable than more molten/orange-y coppers!

Rouge Brulé is gorgeous!!! Buuut, if I search my stash, I will definitely find a dupe with all the coppery shades I’ve got! The deeper shade really does looks like both my MAC Deep Damson as well as one of my old L’Oreal Infallible e/s’s, Smoldering Plum? Idk? I can’t remember the name! ?

That would work, I think! I have a retractable eye pencil from Nyx , that used with Deep Damson, may do the trick. It’s in the shade Deep Purple. Although I may check and see if Sephora retractable’s have an inky purple or plum, instead.

Oh, good, I have a good enough dupe for Brulé! If not I would have been very, very tempted by it. I like coppery tones, they seem to bring out the green in my eyes a bit.

Rouge Brule has me all confused. I love the color and think it will make my eyes be “POW! Green” but could also make me look like “oh bless your heart, are you sick?” It’s a fine line with my coloring.

What kind of brush would be best if I wanted to use Contraste as a liner? Is it creamy enough to use “as is,” or would I need to use a wet brush?

I like the really thin, horizontal brush kind! Alternatively, a thin, firm, slightly tapered liner brush also works well.

I like to get the Brûlée and the stylo yeux EROS but can these both work well on Asian skin NC20 from MAC? And can I use a MAC eye primer underneath?

The Brûlée is to die for color:) is it ok to use MAC eye primer underneath that? And do you think the “brûlée” shade and stylo yeux EROS compliments brown eyes girls?

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