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skyline is definitely a "must" for me. glad to read it isnt streaky. i can't be arsed to put multiple coats on.

does chanel do a pearly beige nail polish? anyone know?

malice doesnt interest me that much. looks like a cross between vamp and the last holiday red "rouge carat".

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The thebeautylookbook.com is a decent site for nail colour comparisons, as she usually rates each Chanel polish against similar colours in Chanel and from other high-end brands, so that you get a sense of the slight differences in shade and finish.

If you search for Chanel vernis beige on that site, you'll get links to this sort of info... to be honest, I just like looking at the pictures of all the products together (thebeautylookbook.com):


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lucy, i'm quite fond of the 'beige petale' (#567), 2 quick coats & a top coat is all you need. it's a vry milky cream.
i sometimes throw on a third coat if i want it to look completely opaque. i personally find it applies vry evenly, haven't had any issues with streaking.

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tigerrouge, you are right - that is a good resource. i'm considering jade rose, even though its slightly pinker than i want it to be.

beige petalle looks to be a similar consistency to ballerina - which i own but executes poorly on me. i'm not keen on creme consistencies.

has anyone else noticed bubbling in chanel nail polish? that happens to me sometimes. is it because of oil on my nails? or is it because my applications are too rushed? or could it be my basecoat (another brand)?

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When the fall collection will be available in Europe?
Last time I was at the counter (UK), they told me "August" but I wonder if it might turn up at the end of July.
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This doesn't seem like a particularly special colour, but it appears the formula made an impression (temptalia.com):

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Chanel Suspicious Le Vernis / Nail Lacquer ($26.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described simply as “fuchsia.” It’s a pinky-red–a little more red than raspberry red to me, though it seemed like it was going to be raspberry-colored based on the bottle. NARS Anardana is warmer, less red. MAC Toco Toucan is pinker. China Glaze Ahoy! is darker, more raspberry. Chanel April is dustier, less red. Butter London Blowing Raspberries is a smidgen darker, pinker. It’s a little summery, even though it’s new for fall.

The formula on this is insanely good! It’s thin without being watery or anything like that; just thin and extremely pigmented. One coat almost produces opaque results, but I did swatches with two coats just to be sure! The coverage is top notch, while it just applies so easily and beautifully–no pooling, bubbling, or streaking. It even has a semi-shiny finish when it dries down, though for anyone who loves a high-shine finish, I’d still opt for a top coat. I typically get a week of wear with Chanel’s formula; no chipping, just minor tip wear. Suspicious is not the most unique shade out of the three shades in the collection, but the quality is impressive.

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has anyone else noticed bubbling in chanel nail polish? that happens to me sometimes. is it because of oil on my nails? or is it because my applications are too rushed? or could it be my basecoat (another brand)?
Do you shake the bottle before using it? I've heard that just rolling the bottle between your hands and not shaking it prevents bubbling.. (at least for me..)

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A new blush for standard daily use is the one thing I "need" to buy at the moment, but sometimes I wonder whether I'd be better off getting the Bourjois dupe of any Chanel shade... (temptalia.com):

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Chanel Rose Initiale Joues Contraste / Blush ($43.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as “peach pink.” It’s a subtly yellow-toned medium pink with subtle peach shimmer that translates into more of a sheen. Tom Ford Frantic is much lighter and warmer–less pink. Bobbi Brown Nude Pink is much more blue-based. MAC Subtle Breeze is a smidgen darker, no shimmer. Chanel Blush Horizon de Chanel is lighter and looks a bit warmer on cheeks. MAC Stunner is much lighter. MAC Mighty Aphrodite is less pink. Chanel Pink Explosion is a little lighter and blue-based.

New and not listed as limited edition (!), Rose Initiale will be a lovely go-to, everyday kind of color on light to medium-dark skin tones, regardless of undertone. It’s not too warm or too cool-toned. On deeper complexions, it may disappear somewhat, but I think it’s going to be a color that’s right on the edge, so if it really appeals to you, still check it out. The pigmentation is true-to-pan, and it’s buildable but blendable, so you can achieve the intensity you desire up to the color in the pan. Because the shimmer is very subtle, it looks and acts as more of a sheen; it doesn’t emphasize pores.

The texture of Chanel’s Joue Contraste formula (including this shade) is soft, silky-smooth, and a wee bit powdery because of just how finely-milled it is. Thankfully, it doesn’t look powdery at all on the skin. It has a very natural consistency and texture once applied. When I wore Rose Initiale, it managed to look good for a solid eight hours. It was starting to fade after nine hours.

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A surprisingly disappointing eyeshadow from Chanel (temptalia.com):

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Chanel Infini Ombre Essentielle / Soft Touch Eyeshadow ($28.50 for 0.05 oz.) is described as “silver.” It’s a light silver with a frosted, metallic finish. Guerlain Les Aquas is similar but more metallic, slightly darker. MAC Misty is very similar. MAC Filament is a bit darker. Bobbi Brown Tinsel is similar in color but chunkier in texture.

The color payoff was disappointing, and I absolutely had to use it wet in order to get a somewhat smooth finish. I tried to apply it to the lid, and it was sheer and patchy, despite trying to pack on the color. It feels so soft to the touch, but it just doesn’t come together for me. I still attempted to wear it, even if it did look awful from the get-go, and it was slightly creased after eight hours when worn alone or over a primer. When I wore it over a primer, the pigmentation was better, but it still wasn’t great. The texture, for as soft as it is, doesn’t seem to hold together, which is what causes sheerer color payoff and patchy application.

I was excited for my order to arrive, but this is a far cry from the excellence that was Complice. It’s surprising to see a silver shade like Infini fall so flat, because I feel like there are so many silver eyeshadows on the market and plenty of them have rich pigmentation. The metallic nature of silvers also means they often go on smoothly, too.

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After my Rouge Coco Shine fiasco, I'll be sticking to 'proper' lipsticks from now on (same source):

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Chanel Caractere Rouge Coco Lipstick ($32.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “rose brown.” It is a rosy plum with subtle gold micro-shimmer. There’s a soft, muted quality to the overall color. MAC Offshoot is pinker, redder. MAC Oh Oh Oh is redder and has more obvious gold shimmer. MAC Sophisto is sheerer but similar in color. Clarins Blackberry is a bit darker, less pink. Chanel Stunt is a touch less pink and lighter.

It has full color coverage, and the finish is just barely frosted–a little sheen, a hint of shimmer. The texture is creamy without being thick or slippery–there’s enough give so it slides and doesn’t pull or tug at lips. Rouge Coco isn’t the most hydrating formula I’ve tried, but this particular shade was moderately moisturizing–not drying at all but it felt like I needed hydration shortly after this wore off. Caractere wore for four and a half hours. Chanel’s lipstick is perfume-scented (maybe rose?) but I didn’t detect any taste.

Caractere is such a beautiful color for fall! It's dark and sultry without being vampy. It doesn't dominate a look, but it certainly helps to add definition. The formula had great color coverage and wore well.

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^ I want that lipstick and Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in Troublant so bad.


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We last heard about this collection in January, when it was available in Asia, but now it's come to Nordstrom's, which is no use to me, I've never set foot within a thousand miles of one, but there you go (temptalia.com):

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Chanel Fleur de Lotus Collection

Illusion d’Ombre Riviere Eyeshadow ($36.00) (Limited Edition)
  • Riviere - Pale green
Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Palette ($58.00) (Limited Edition)
  • Rives - Copper, white, brown, brown-plum
Aqualumiere Gloss ($27.00) (Limited Edition)
  • Alize - Beige gold
  • Roselin - Soft pink
Joues Contraste Blush ($43.00) (Limited Edition)
  • Fleur de Lotus - Coral-pink
Stylo Yeux / Waterproof Eyeliner ($30.00) (Limited Edition)
  • Beige Claire - Beige nude

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Another bad eyeshadow, it seems (temptalia.com):

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Chanel Furtif Ombre Essentielle / Soft Touch Eyeshadow ($28.50 for 0.05 oz.) is described as “silver-grey.” It has a light-medium gray base with a silverish shimmer-sheen; it almost looks a little brown-toned. Guerlain Les Gris is similar, perhaps more metallic. Giorgio Armani #22 is more metallic. Tarina Tarantion Mr. Silver is lighter. MAC Electra has more of a satin finish but is similar in color.

I wish I could say Furtif was better than Infini, but it’s only marginally so and infinitely worse compared to Complice. It’s noticeably sheer swatched, and it acts the same way when applied to the lid, with or without a base, wet or dry. It adheres better than Infini, and it doesn’t make the lid look dry almost by clumping up in places, but you have to pack on the color, and if you blend it, it easily fades to oblivion. It wears for about six and a half hours, and after seven hours, there’s noticeable fading.

There’s one more shade for fall, Eclaire, which I’m in the process of testing, so it is with fingers crossed that it fairs better than the last two!

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Can anyone suggest a lipstick shade in the Rouge Coco collection, that is a similar shade to Burberry Lip Cover in 04 Rosewood? I really like the shade but I prefer Chanel lipsticks than Burberry.


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I hope they will release again Aqualumiere Glosses anytime soon, they were my favourite before discontinued.

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