Chanel Beauty Roundup: 6 Mini-Reviews, Pros, Cons & Swatches

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Chanel Beauty Roundup: 6 Mini-Reviews, Pros, Cons & Swatches - Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in 99 Pirate, Beauté Des Cils Nourishing Mascara Base & Le Volume De Chanel Mascara, Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour Pirate & Ballerina, Rouge Coco Gloss Bourgeousie & Rose Pulpe, Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Tisse Essentiel via @glamorable #chanelbeauty #chanel #chanelmakeup

Chanel Beauty Roundup: 6 Mini-Reviews

With holidays coming up, many of us are looking for gift ideas or just something special to splurge on, and Chanel is definitely one of those luxurious brands that embodies the spirit of timeless beauty and elegance. I was not surprised at all to find out that the items adorned with the iconic double-C logo top the wishlists of women across the world. That is why today I wanted to share quick reviews of six Chanel beauty products I had the pleasure of trying over the past couple of weeks. These universally flattering colors can be worn every single day, work-to-dinner, so if I was making a wishlist, these shades would make the cut.

Chanel Beauty Roundup: 6 Mini-Reviews, Pros, Cons & Swatches - Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in 99 Pirate, Beauté Des Cils Nourishing Mascara Base & Le Volume De Chanel Mascara, Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour Pirate & Ballerina, Rouge Coco Gloss Bourgeousie & Rose Pulpe, Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Tisse Essentiel via @glamorable #chanelbeauty #chanel #chanelmakeup

Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in 99 Pirate

Chanel Beauty Roundup: 6 Mini-Reviews, Pros, Cons & Swatches - Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in 99 Pirate, Beauté Des Cils Nourishing Mascara Base & Le Volume De Chanel Mascara, Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour Pirate & Ballerina, Rouge Coco Gloss Bourgeousie & Rose Pulpe, Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Tisse Essentiel via @glamorable #chanelbeauty #chanel #chanelmakeup

Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in 99 Pirate (closeup)

CHANEL ROUGE ALLURE:

Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in 99 Pirate ($37 for 0.12 oz) – this cool, blue-toned red shade flatters all complexions and makes the teeth appear visually whiter. Normally I prefer warm-toned lipstick, but reds tend to look great on most people, regardless of their undertone. New formula of Rouge Allure lipsticks is less creamy than the one they had before [in my opinion, anyway], but it seems to last longer on the lips. To get the best performance, I use the technique recommended by Chanel beauty experts. First, lightly stain the lips with color, then gently pat them with a clean cotton pad or a paper napkin. Using a matching lip pencil, I outline the lip shape, and fill in the lip surface, creating a base. Then I add a couple more swipes of Rouge Allure, and clean up any smudges with a pointed q-tip. This way, I can easily get 6+ hours of wear after a single application. When the color fades, it fades away evenly, leaving behind a lovely stain on the lips, that actually looks quite youthful.

You will LOVE it if:

  • You are looking for a flattering, timeless red lip color.
  • You prefer lipstick with satin finish.
  • You like lipstick that wears down to a stain.
  • You are a fan of all things Chanel.

You will HATE it if:

  • You are on a budget. Chanel is a luxury brand and their beauty products are priced accordingly.
  • You prefer very buttery, creamy lipstick formula.
  • You prefer unscented makeup.

Chanel Beauty Roundup: 6 Mini-Reviews, Pros, Cons & Swatches - Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in 99 Pirate, Beauté Des Cils Nourishing Mascara Base & Le Volume De Chanel Mascara, Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour Pirate & Ballerina, Rouge Coco Gloss Bourgeousie & Rose Pulpe, Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Tisse Essentiel via @glamorable #chanelbeauty #chanel #chanelmakeup

Chanel Beauté Des Cils Nourishing Mascara Base & Le Volume De Chanel Mascara 

CHANEL MASCARA:

For the boldest look, Chanel experts recommend first priming the lashes with Beauté Des Cils Nourishing Mascara Base ($32 for 0.21 oz). The base helps to separate, elongate, and add volume to the lashes, and also conditions and nourishes the hairs, thanks to Pro-Vitamin B5 and Meadowfoam Oil in the formula. The color is supposed to turns translucent after it dries, but that wasn’t the case for me – the tips still stayed white. Good thing it’s invisible under the mascara.

You will LOVE it if:

  • You want to amplify the effect of your mascara.
  • You want to protect the lashes from potentially harsh ingredients in the mascara.
  • You have naturally weak and brittle lashes.
  • You are a fan of all things Chanel.

You will HATE it if:

  • You are on a budget. Chanel is a luxury brand and their beauty products are priced accordingly.
  • You have no need for a lash primer.
  • You prefer unscented makeup.

Le Volume De Chanel Mascara ($32 for 0.21 oz) is the first and only Chanel mascara I’ve ever used, so I can’t compare it with the others. However, I do find it slightly more nourishing compared to mascaras from other brands in my collection. Applied over Beauté Des Cils primer, it made my lashes look very fluffy, long, and dark. The effect is quite dramatic, so if you prefer a more natural look, this is probably not the best choice. The formula doesn’t seem to smudge easily on my oily lids, and Chanel also offers a waterproof option for those who want additional longevity.

You will LOVE it if:

  • You like bold, dramatic eyelashes.
  • You are looking to add volume and make the lashes look fuller.
  • You are a fan of all things Chanel.

You will HATE it if:

  • You prefer natural-looking mascaras.
  • You prefer unscented makeup.
  • You are on a budget. Chanel is a luxury brand and their beauty products are priced accordingly.

Chanel Beauty Roundup: 6 Mini-Reviews, Pros, Cons & Swatches - Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in 99 Pirate, Beauté Des Cils Nourishing Mascara Base & Le Volume De Chanel Mascara, Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour Pirate & Ballerina, Rouge Coco Gloss Bourgeousie & Rose Pulpe, Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Tisse Essentiel via @glamorable #chanelbeauty #chanel #chanelmakeup

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour Pirate & Ballerina

Chanel Beauty Roundup: 6 Mini-Reviews, Pros, Cons & Swatches - Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in 99 Pirate, Beauté Des Cils Nourishing Mascara Base & Le Volume De Chanel Mascara, Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour Pirate & Ballerina, Rouge Coco Gloss Bourgeousie & Rose Pulpe, Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Tisse Essentiel via @glamorable #chanelbeauty #chanel #chanelmakeup

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour Pirate (swatch)

Chanel Beauty Roundup: 6 Mini-Reviews, Pros, Cons & Swatches - Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in 99 Pirate, Beauté Des Cils Nourishing Mascara Base & Le Volume De Chanel Mascara, Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour Pirate & Ballerina, Rouge Coco Gloss Bourgeousie & Rose Pulpe, Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Tisse Essentiel via @glamorable #chanelbeauty #chanel #chanelmakeup

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour Ballerina (swatch)

CHANEL NAIL POLISH:

I was always under the impression that Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour ($28 for 0.4 fl oz) has one of the best designer nail polish formulas. So many bloggers that I follow raved about these luxe lacquers, but I never had the guts to pick up a bottle to try. To be honest, I am perfectly happy with what I have and see absolutely no need to splurge in this department, but I couldn’t say no to this opportunity to try a couple best-selling shades – Pirate and Ballerina. I’ll be frank – these are good, but they are no better than the polish from great salon brands you can get at half the cost. But they are Chanel, and if you love the brand and the colors, you likely won’t regret this purchase. In these swatches, I am wearing both Ballerina and Pirate over base coat and no top coat – they are super shiny and glossy on their own like that. Also, I’ve had Ballerina on my nails for the past 7 days I think, and there’s not a single chip on it yet. So yes, these nail polishes are pretty good, but whether to splurge on them or not is up to you. FYI, Chanel nail polish is 5-free [no formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin, and camphor.] It also contains ceramides and special nail-strengthening bioceramics for longer, chip-free wear.

You will LOVE it if:

  • You prefer to use 5-free nail polish.
  • You like to splurge on nail products.
  • You tend to wear your manicure for 5-7 days before re-painting.

You will HATE it if:

  • You only use gel nail polish.
  • You are on a budget. Chanel is a luxury brand and their beauty products are priced accordingly.

Chanel Beauty Roundup: 6 Mini-Reviews, Pros, Cons & Swatches - Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in 99 Pirate, Beauté Des Cils Nourishing Mascara Base & Le Volume De Chanel Mascara, Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour Pirate & Ballerina, Rouge Coco Gloss Bourgeousie & Rose Pulpe, Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Tisse Essentiel via @glamorable #chanelbeauty #chanel #chanelmakeup

Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss Bourgeousie & Rose Pulpe

Chanel Beauty Roundup: 6 Mini-Reviews, Pros, Cons & Swatches - Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in 99 Pirate, Beauté Des Cils Nourishing Mascara Base & Le Volume De Chanel Mascara, Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour Pirate & Ballerina, Rouge Coco Gloss Bourgeousie & Rose Pulpe, Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Tisse Essentiel via @glamorable #chanelbeauty #chanel #chanelmakeup

Swatches L to R: Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss Bourgeousie, Rose Pulpe, Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in 99 Pirate

CHANEL ROUGE COCO LIP GLOSS:

I’m not a lip gloss person, so Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss ($30) is not a product I would ever even consider trying, but I’m glad I did. Something about it is different and more sophisticated than the greasy look most other glosses give my lips [it’s just not what I’m going for.] The formula is enriched with Coconut Oil, Peptides, Vitamin E, and an exclusive Hydraboost Complex, so it doesn’t just feel hydrating, it actually does hydrate the lips throughout the day. Both of the shades I received – Bourgeousie and Rose Pulpe – contain shimmer, which helps mask the lip lines. In the end, I am still not a lip gloss person, but I will gladly wear these, because they just don’t look or feel like your typical lip gloss.

You will LOVE it if:

  • You can’t stand sticky lip gloss.
  • You like long-wearing lip gloss.
  • You like a lip gloss that doubles as a lip balm.

You will HATE it if:

  • You are just not a lip gloss person. [although I’m not one either and I love these]
  • You prefer unscented makeup.
  • You are on a budget. Chanel is a luxury brand and their beauty products are priced accordingly.

Chanel Beauty Roundup: 6 Mini-Reviews, Pros, Cons & Swatches - Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in 99 Pirate, Beauté Des Cils Nourishing Mascara Base & Le Volume De Chanel Mascara, Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour Pirate & Ballerina, Rouge Coco Gloss Bourgeousie & Rose Pulpe, Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Tisse Essentiel via @glamorable #chanelbeauty #chanel #chanelmakeup

Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Tisse Essentiel

Chanel Beauty Roundup: 6 Mini-Reviews, Pros, Cons & Swatches - Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in 99 Pirate, Beauté Des Cils Nourishing Mascara Base & Le Volume De Chanel Mascara, Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour Pirate & Ballerina, Rouge Coco Gloss Bourgeousie & Rose Pulpe, Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Tisse Essentiel via @glamorable #chanelbeauty #chanel #chanelmakeup

Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Tisse Essentiel (closeup) – look at that baked texture!

Chanel Beauty Roundup: 6 Mini-Reviews, Pros, Cons & Swatches - Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in 99 Pirate, Beauté Des Cils Nourishing Mascara Base & Le Volume De Chanel Mascara, Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour Pirate & Ballerina, Rouge Coco Gloss Bourgeousie & Rose Pulpe, Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Tisse Essentiel via @glamorable #chanelbeauty #chanel #chanelmakeup

Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Tisse Essentiel

Chanel Beauty Roundup: 6 Mini-Reviews, Pros, Cons & Swatches - Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in 99 Pirate, Beauté Des Cils Nourishing Mascara Base & Le Volume De Chanel Mascara, Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour Pirate & Ballerina, Rouge Coco Gloss Bourgeousie & Rose Pulpe, Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Tisse Essentiel via @glamorable #chanelbeauty #chanel #chanelmakeup

Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Tisse Essentiel (swatches) – these do not swatch well, but look very nice on the lids.

CHANEL LES 4 OMBRES:

I had my reservations about Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Tisse Essentiel ($61.00 for 0.07 oz), because in the past I tried some Chanel quads at the counter and didn’t like any of them. The eyeshadows inside this quad are baked, so they are very lightweight, powdery, and easy to pick up with a brush. They also did not want to swatch on my arm, like, at all. This formula works well for slowly building up intensity, because each layer can be blended to perfection in just a few strokes. I also highly recommend using a primer underneath. None of these four colors creased on me, but they did fade away after a while, since the formula is so lightweight. So, after testing it for a bit, I came to realize that this palette is meant for makeup beginners. You will always get beautiful results, and it’s hard to mess up, considering how easy these are to blend. Tisse Essentiel will not give you the Instagram baddie look, but it will make you look like you know what you’re doing with your life. I will have to show you a makeup look with this palette some day, because the swatches don’t do it justice.

You will LOVE it if:

  • You are a makeup beginner.
  • You don’t have the time to blend for days.
  • You have light or medium skin tone.
  • You don’t already own a million neutral palettes.

You will HATE it if:

  • You have deep skin tone. I’m afraid these colors won’t show up that well.
  • You prefer bold, ultra-pigmented eyeshadows.
  • You are on a budget. Chanel is a luxury brand and their beauty products are priced accordingly.

BOTTOM LINE:

I hope you enjoyed this quick overview of six Chanel beauty products! As always, even though the blog post turned out to be super long, I tried to be brief and share all pros and cons that I could think of to help you decide if these products are right for you. Chanel items can be a splurge, but if it’s something you will end up using a lot, then it’s totally worth it!

Have you tried Chanel makeup before? Which of these products would you love to find in your stocking this year? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    The red lipstick and nail polish are gorgeous shades. Unfortunately for me, the scent of Chanel makeup has kept me away though their makeup is stunning.

    • It is very strong in some products, indeed.

  • I’m not a gloss person either but the matte finish of Bourgeousie is something I can get behind.

    • That lipstick color is gorgeous indeed.

  • BeautyJudy

    I’m a fan of Chanel’s glosses! That red lipstick is perfection 😍

  • What classic shades! The red is right up my alley!

    • It would look so pretty on you, Miranda!

  • When I first started blogging, I bought a lot of Chanel but it’s too expensive for me now since I’m on a fixed income. I did love the mascara and the the lipsticks though.

    • Their makeup sure is pricey. It’s a big splurge for me too, so I only ever bought a few pieces. I returned 2 of their older eyeshadow palettes though because they were just bad. I like this baked formula a lot better.

  • Kristi Vasquez

    Definitely a pricey brand. I steer clear of it due to history of the creator though. Are there other luxury brands you would recommend instead?

    • Hi Kristi! Among luxury brands I also like Cle de Peau, Hourglass Cosmetics, and Armani. Have you tried either of those?

  • marciaf

    With Chanel eyeshadows they try to appeal to an older crowd who wouldn’t use their shadows intensely like most of us would. Every once in a while though they come out with a palette I can’t resist. I love some of their mascaras.

    • That makes sense. The eyeshadows don’t feel low quality, it’s like they are made sheer by design. They layer really well though.

  • Pretty sure the red lipstick looks so fab on you

  • Ehmkay Nails

    I have a few Chanel polishes. Always a fun splurge!

    • Yes! I read about them on so many nail blogs!!

  • I love how you have the pros and cons of each item! It is so nice!

  • polarbelle

    As always they have some beautiful colors!

  • I just used up a sample of Le Volume de Chanel. I liked it… not my favourite mascara, but definitely among the better ones I’ve tried.

    • I know what you mean by that, I feel like it’s a bit too wet and needs to be used a few times before it gets better.

  • I love luxurious brand makeup! You can really feel the quality difference and Chanel is a head above the rest.

    • I agree, some brands charge extra for sub-par products, but with Chanel you know you’re getting high end makeup.

  • I love the look of the eyeshadow palette. Those puffy little shadows are beautiful!

    • Those puffy pans are super cute up close 🙂

  • All of these are nopes from me, because yes, I’m on a budget! But they look lovely!

    • It’s always so easy to say nope to products that are not in your budget, especially now that there are so many alternatives on the market.

  • Nik

    I’ve always loved the packaging but it’s definitely not in my price range at the moment.

    • It’s definitely a splurge, but there are plenty of alternatives on the market 🙂

  • I love their lippies!