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29-06-2011
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A blusher and another Rouge Coco (same source):

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Chanel Rose Ecrin Joues Contraste ($43.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a neutral pink with a satin sheen. It’s neither warm nor cool, but if I had to say it leaned one way or the other, I would say it leans slightly yellow. Rose Ecrin is a subtle blusher as the color blends out to a semi-sheer dusting of rosy pink with a hint of beige once applied. It is a buildable color, but the color itself is muted so it will never be too much.

Joues Contraste contains a very finely milled powder that feels like silk to the touch and blends easily on the skin. It never looks powdery or heavy, and it always looks natural once applied. My only complaint is that it tends to fade after six to eight hours, rather than lasting a full eight to ten hours.

This will be best on light to medium skin tones, because of its softness, the color may be lost on deeper skin tones. It makes a great everyday blush and works well with the darker eyes and lips of fall.
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Chanel Plumetis Rouge Coco Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft pinked apricot that applies semi-sheer. It ends up looking rather peach on my lips, and it tends to mute my natural lip color and add warmth. It’s a softer version of Chanel Liberte. Rouge Cocos are described as hydrating, though I find them only somewhat moisturizing overall.

Plumetis only lasted two and half hours on me before fading, and it is a little drying, as compared to the creamier Rouge Cocos (like Etole). I felt like the texture of this wasn’t as smooth as it should be–there was this unevenness that ended up translating onto my lips. When applied, it seemed to accentuate every imperfection and gather in places. For me, this was a real miss.

The uneven application alone makes this a less-than-impressive offering from Chanel. It wears far below average (2.5 hours vs. 4 hours), and it's not moisturizing (when it should be).
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That blush is so pretty, I need it! Its not too pink.

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I can never see too many swatches of that blush

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She's certainly more impressed than I am with Graphite, which looks supremely generic to me (temptalia.co.uk):

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Chanel Graphite Le Vernis ($25.00 for 0.4 fl. oz.) is described as a “metallic silver,” and I imagine the inspiration came from graphite itself. A quick Google image search will turn up several results and this certainly resembles graphite–even in the finish. It truly gleams in the sunlight.

Against my warmer skin tone (with yellower undertones), the gold flecks of glitter seem to stand out and the result is the polish looking warmer rather than cool, which is actually is. I can see this leaning more on the silver side against cooler complexions. It’s a silvery-pewter with multi-colored glitter and shimmer that gives it a really gritty appearance, even though it doesn’t feel gritty (it’s not perfectly smooth, like a cream polish either). It has a very foil-like finish with a metallic sheen.

I used two coats, but when I started cropping the photographs, I could tell I didn’t wait long enough for each coat to dry–there is a little pulling of the glitter, which resulted in slight unevenness. Graphite is mostly opaque in two coats, and the formula was easy to work with as it flowed evenly. In the past, Chanel polishes have tended to last about a week on my nails with some minor tip wear (with a base/top coat).

This is a limited edition shade, and I couldn’t find a dupe from past reviews–there are pure silver foils but nothing as multi-faceted as Graphite.
Sometimes you wonder how brands can even come up with a shade that is remotely unique, but Chanel manages to whip up something that just might be that.
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it looks nice, but i find that polishes that are that glittery are a nuisance to take off. peridot looks more like a "must buy" for me.

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I simply must own Prelude.



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^Best shots yet of what seems like a superb product.

I got an email earlier today stating that the Byzance collection was now on sale at chanel.com (source for info):

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Beloved by Mademoiselle Chanel, the opulence of Byzantine art served as muse for this quartet of creamy powder eyeshadows. Copper, taupe, gold and bronze, touched with shimmer and light, create mesmerizing effects. Limited Edition.

Joues Contraste Or

The bestselling, ultra-wearable powder blush introduces a sheer, lightly shimmering shade of gold to bring a subtle new luminosity to the face. Limited Edition.

Joues Contraste Rouge

The bestselling, ultra-wearable powder blush highlights cheeks with a subtle new shade of red, accentuated with traces of gold and pearlized shimmer. Limited Edition.

Rouge Allure Rouge Byzantin

The lipstick icon – renowned for its lustrous colour, sensational comfort and fabulous wear – debuts Rouge Byzantin, an iridescent ruby red with a hint of sapphire, for a rich, jewel-toned lip look. Limited Edition.




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Thanks tigerrouge for posting all the temptalia reviews.

I've gone off the new nail polishes. They seem a bit tacky sorry.

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I purchased the palette and the lipstick! My last splurge for this month. I've wanted those two items since I saw the reviews.
Hope they have fast shipping.

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I wish I could order online, but they don't ship to DK I'm getting the quad and the pink blush when it hits the counters.

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It's probably more wearable than the other two shades in this collection, but I wouldn't say it's a must-have (temptalia.com):

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Chanel Quartz Le Vernis ($25.00 for 0.4 fl. oz.) is described as a “silver beige.” This is shade that is difficult to describe. In natural light, it tends to look like a champagne beige with threads of silver shimmer. In brighter and more direct light, it looks like a beige-taupe with multi-colored shimmer and a metallic, silver, shimmer.

I used two coats, and it seemed a touch sheer but manageable. For me, the formula didn’t apply quite as evenly as I would have liked, but it wasn’t particularly troublesome. In the past, Chanel polishes have tended to last about a week on my nails with some minor tip wear (with a base/top coat).

It reminded me of Illamasqua Bacterium, which is a yellower brown.

For something that's work-safe but still has some oomph, Quartz is a nice shade. It is that mix of beige, taupe, champagne, and then all that multi-colored shimmer, which makes it more interesting than a beige cream.
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^It's pretty, but not very unique...it's my favourite of the three, but nothing I would buy.

Yay, my mother-in-law gave me a gift certificate to a department store that carries Chanel...am so gonna save it until September, then I can get the blush and the quad the same day.

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Thanks for the pictures everyone, I LOVE the eyeshadow and I think the lipstick will be very nice too, but Im a bit undecided about the rest.

Apparently the Byzance collection is only available in Sydney

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^ Don't like that nail polish either. I'll just slurge on the eyeshadows

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Behind The Veil Backstage At Chanel Couture

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In case it wasn’t clear from the glistening black backdrop and the neon-lit replica of the Place Vendôme that set the stage for last night’s Chanel Couture presentation, a dramatic, evening-inspired theme helped guide the beauty look created by the house’s creative director of makeup, Peter Philips. “Karl mentioned the masculine/feminine silhouette, the fact that we were going to do a show at night—and the flashlight shoes,” Philips elaborated, pointing out the boot tips that glowed with violet light. “That’s where the veil/burglar idea came from.” He meant the lace overlays that coiffing star Sam McKnight placed across models’ eyes and secured in a pinned-down mass of coiled strands behind each ear.

Covered as they were, Philips’ still focused on lids seen through the latticework of the makeshift masks. After creating a base with Chanel Vitalumière Aqua foundation, Philips added a velvety peach cheek using Chanel’s new Joues Contraste blush in Rose Ecrin. Then he broke out his big launch for fall, the delectably textured Illusion d’Ombre eye shadow in Mirifique, “a pitch black with starlight sparkles,” he described of the precise color that he took across lids and underneath the lower lash line in a large elongated shape, “for eyes that see in the dark.” Finishing touches came in the form of Chanel Le Vernis in Blue Satin, a timeless dark navy lacquer, and a slick of Rouge Allure Velvet in La Furtive, a creamy shade of sandy pink—”perfect for stealing kisses,” Philips joked.
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