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. Natasha Denona Cyclone (138DC) (DC, $29.00) is cooler (95% similar). Smashbox Outfoxed (PiP, ) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Coppering (P, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Wet Kisses (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Pat McGrath Starlit Copper (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). NYX Fireball (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). MAC Red Alert (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). KVD Beauty Doce (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Bad Habit Solar (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Terra Moons Spiked (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Arriba (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop DJ (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Gingersnap (PiP, $17.00) is more muted (90% similar). ColourPop Louie (PiP, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sydney Grace Loose Change (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Coloured Raine Vintage (DC, $6.99) is darker (90% similar). ColourPop Pitter Patter (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Star Ruby (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Bling (PiP, $4.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Huda Beauty Gemstone #6 (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (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. Charlotte Tilbury The Queen of Glow #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Too Faced I Can't Even (LE, $16.00) 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). LORAC Burgundy (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). ColourPop Extra Slice (LE, $4.50) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Double Tap (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Bordeaux (PiP, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Credit (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Soiree (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Natasha Denona Gemma (106CM) (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Deep Plum (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Aphrodite (LE, $6.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). ColourPop Throw Shade (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop French Toast (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Deep Damson (DC, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Everyone's Darling (PiP, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Kabuki Doll (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Cherry Cola (DC, $6.00) is lighter (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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Mariella Avatar

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.

BonnieBBon Avatar

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.

Angel Avatar

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?

barbie lee Avatar

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?

barbie lee Avatar

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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