Chanel Rouge Coco Etole: Review and Swatches

Chanel Rouge Coco Etole: Review and Swatches

Chanel Rouge Coco Étole ($32 #80) is a medium warm red with a strong hint of copper and a touch of plum. This shade fits well thematically with the other items in Chanel’s Illusion D’Ombre collection and very vaguely reminded me of the soft red used on the...
Chanel Rouge Coco Plumentis – Review and Swatches

Chanel Rouge Coco Plumentis – Review and Swatches

Chanel Rouge Coco Plumentis ($32 #79) is a soft nude with tones of pink, peach and a hint of mauve that reminds me of the U.S. version of Joues Contraste Orchid Rose blush (reviewed here).   It’s a soft, neutral color that will work with a wide variety of skin...
Chanel Pampille Glossimer: Review and Swatches

Chanel Pampille Glossimer: Review and Swatches

Chanel Glossimer in Pampille ($28.50 #156) (Levres Scintillantes Pampille) is a sheer soft, softly glimmered pink.  The word “pampille” translates to “tassel,” which brings to mind a little flourish or extra.  If you are in need of a Glossimer, Pampille is this...
Chanel Braise Glossimer: Review and Swatches

Chanel Braise Glossimer: Review and Swatches

Chanel Glossimer in Braise ($28.50 #158) (Levres Scintillantes Braise) is a color enigma.  The word “braise” translates to “ember,” evoking a glowing orange-red tone if read literally.  In the tube, Braise appears to have a warm burgundy glow-I...
Chanel Illusion D’Ombre:  Update and Application Tips

Chanel Illusion D’Ombre: Update and Application Tips

After playing with the new Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Eyeshadows, I now have some thoughts to share. Wear time: I experienced very good wear time.  My personal assessment is that these last as well as a powder eyeshadow on my lids, or better.  I have normal skin on...
Chanel Le Vernis Graphite: Review and Swatches

Chanel Le Vernis Graphite: Review and Swatches

Chanel Le Vernis in Graphite ($25 #529) is a rich metallic gray with a slight hint of gold.  This warmth seems to give a slight hint of green in warm light.  There is a rich metal/glass sparkle effect that gives Graphite depth and life. The formula is the familiar...
Chanel Le Vernis Quartz Review and Swatches

Chanel Le Vernis Quartz Review and Swatches

Chanel Le Vernis in Quartz ($25 #525) is a  soft mink brown with a touch of champagne.  This is one of those extremely easy colors to wear on days when you have no idea what to wear.  The slight silver sparkle gives this warm color a cool, neutral edge.  At the same...
Chanel Le Vernis Peridot Review and Swatches

Chanel Le Vernis Peridot Review and Swatches

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Color in Peridot ($25 #531) has the life of the jewel after which it named.  A release for Fall 2011, this color is designed to add an intense flash of shifting color to your deep-toned winter wardrobe.  As a lover of deep, matte wools as the...