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. Too Faced Wet Kisses (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). MAC Red Alert (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Natasha Denona Cyclone (138DC) (PiP, $29.00) is cooler (95% similar). Smashbox Outfoxed (PiP, ) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Coppering (P, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NYX Fireball (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Doce (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Siesta (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Strut 'n Slay (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #3 (PiP, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Accelerate (PiP, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Hector E (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Leila (416) (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Arrow (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop BPM (P, $4.50) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Rose Gold (LE, $12.00) is more muted (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Metal Cupid (PiP, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Faster Pussycat (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Milani Sunsets by the Beach (PiP, $5.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Gingersnap (PiP, $17.00) is more muted (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. 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). Charlotte Tilbury The Queen of Glow #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). LORAC Burgundy (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced I Can't Even (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Soiree (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Deep Plum (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). ColourPop French Toast (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Aphrodite (LE, $6.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). ColourPop Extra Slice (LE, $4.50) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Double Tap (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Credit (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Bordeaux (PiP, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Gemma (106CM) (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Kabuki Doll (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Everyone's Darling (PiP, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Pat McGrath Mink Noir (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Cherry Cola (DC, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Deep Damson (DC, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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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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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