Chanel Le Rouge Collection, Caught in Action

I hope you are having a wonderful week. Today I had a half day so I thought I can share another collection with you which I am wearing very often at the moment, again a little later than expected. I got these more than a month ago but the products are still around in case you missed them. I would like to also hear what you picked up and what you are loving from Chanel Fall 2016 Collection Le Rouge No 1

When I heard about the name of the collection, I knew I had to get every single eye item because I love reddish hues on the eyes. I was not sure about the blush, although I almost always get the cheek color, this time it was very pigmented. Pigmented blushes make me look like a clown and in a bad way and I couldn't find the reason up to date why I can't pull off a blush look. I got the nail colors as well but still experimenting with these. The jelly one needs twice the time for drying, so not a fan. The classical cream red shade Le Vernis #528 Rouge Puissant is a lovely red for fall, very much enjoying it. I also picked up one of the new Rouge Allure Ink shades, #150 Luxuriant. All of my thoughts and an FOTD is after the jump.



My Picks from Chanel Le Rouge Collection


This is the first collection that was designed by Chanel's new Creative Designer Lucia Pica and it is a take on of one of Chanel's so called pillar color, red. I remember going crazy over Rouge Noir Collection some seasons ago so I was also waiting for that one with much excitement. All in all, when I first swatched the pieces after I returned from holiday, most of the items I ordered sight unseen left me cold. Some weeks later though I can tell you that I wore them more often than I anticipated. 



My Picks from Chanel Le Rouge Collection


Swatch-wise most of the products are terrible. Sorry, there is no other way to put it into better words. The quad Les 4 Ombres #268 Candor Et Experience swatches very sheer and the shades are very close to one another other than the interesting red in the mix. Illusion D'Ombre #132 Rouge Contraste crumbles when you touch it with finger and although it is dark, doesn't give enough pigment. Illusion D'Ombre #128 Rouge Brúle was the only item along with Stylo Jeux Waterproof #928 Eros which performed as expected from Chanel Make-up, smooth, pigmented and easy to work with.


Swatch: Chanel Les 4 Ombres #268 Candeur Et Expérience, Stylo Yeux #928 Eros, Illusion D'Ombre #132, #128

Once applied, Chanel Les 4 Ombres #268 Candor Et Experience ends up to really flatter green eyes so in case you swatched and skipped, I recommend you to give it a try at the counter if possible. This quad is a very unique one in my collection of hundred of quads. The combination of taupe/brownish shades with such an earthy red is new to me and I enjoy it immensely at the moment. 

Stylo Jeux Waterproof #928 Eros is also a very unique shade but over the eyes it doesn't look so well on me. I need a bit more definition there so I ended up using it over black and I like it like that. I should have probably purchased the second Stylo as well.

Illusion D'Ombre #132 Rouge Contraste swatches terribly but applies even worse. I have each and every single Illusion D'ombre released to date and without doubt I can tell that this one is not au par with the quality of the others. Maybe I got a bad one? Is yours better? It is dry, doesn't glide, patchy once applied, everything you wouldn't wish to have.

Illusion D'Ombre #128 Rouge Brúle on the other hand is exactly the opposite, applies like a dream. I am personally not very fond of the orange hues in this one but I can see that one flattering the blue eyes girls. I use this as a base to the quad, like in the look I have for you below.



FOTD with Chanel Le Rouge Collection

Since I didn't get the blush, I completed this look with Tom Ford Cheek Color in Ravish which I am loving for this season. On the lips I have Rouge Allure Ink #150 Luxuriant.  I am hoping to review these soon but very shortly, the formula impressed me so much with #150 Luxuriant, it doesn't dry but it is so long lasting. It also doesn't emphasize dry patches on the lips. Big love. Then I got a second shade, #140 Amoureux and it is so meh unfortunately. 

Below you can also see my new Dior Earrings. Ultradior, which I love love right now, a gift from hubby. Would you like a review of these? It feels so wrong to gush about something Dior in a Chanel review, but oh well.



FOTD with Chanel Le Rouge Collection


As I have mentioned, I am still experimenting with the nail shades. I first thought the jelly one would be a topper for the other but it didn't bring anything new and ended up taking forever to dry. How do you wear these? Alone? 





My Picks from Chanel Le Rouge Collection



Final thoughts: Loving the quad although it swatches bad. From Illusion D'ombres, the only one which was worth it was #128 Rouge Brúle. Another item I am loving is Rouge Allure Ink #150 Luxuriant, very impressive long lasting formula on that one, thumbs up. 



Did you pick up anything from this collection? Any more recommendations?















Disclaimer: The products in this post were purchased by me. 
I am not paid for this review. All opinions are honest and my own.

13 comments

  1. Interesting beauty products! I like fall collection by Chanel in this year.

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  2. So nice to see this collection. Overall nearly all of the eye products were just too warm for me. I kept thinking of you because I knew you could wear them superbly and most certainly you do. I love the red color in the quad but I just could not justify getting a palette for one color. Lisa Eldridge did a red eye look with a cream shadow which I purchased and that works well for me paired with the Eros eye liner which I adore. I can use it on the lower lash line and it is brightening but on the upper lid I use a black liner on the lash line to avoid the rabbit look. Am curious about the new Chanel Hyperblack. Do you have that one in your waiting to be swatched stash? I did get the JC blush from this collection and am loving it. Pretty much opposite to you, my face eats blush-- so it's the more and the brighter to avoid looking pale. No such thing as too clown -ie a face. And it is great classic red fall color so I am loving it a lot.

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  3. The collection is meritorious and I wavered about the quad for a long time, but i have many similar eye colors and Mac Saffron witch is similar to the brown red. I like the blush, Eros stylo and Rouge Brúle . Both jelly nail polishes Rouge Radical and Sunrise Trip stain my gel overlay, so I use them before my next appointment.

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  4. I bought Candeur et Expérience, Rouge Brûlée, and Agapé when the collection launched here in August. With my coloring, the collection of eye products suits me to a T and has been one of my vey favorites. I didn't bother with the lipsticks or the blush, though. Red blush invariably looks terrible on me and I wasn't impressed with the lip offerings this time around. Fortunately, I already have a number of beautiful options in my stash that complete the rich autumn look that, for me, is all about the eyes.

    On a side note, when I saw some sneak-peeks of Chanel's Coco Code (spring 2017), I saw the quad repromoted. Its deep, warm browns don't seem very spring-like to me, but, hey, what do I know! LOL Here in Southern California spring is bright, sunny, warm, and colorful--essentially just a cooler version of our summer. Consequently, I think most of us will be ready for something lighter and fresher; less sultry.

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  5. Lol - I got exactly the same two Inks as you (but only yesterday as they released separately from Les Rouges over here). The palette is one of my all time favourites from Chanel. Hated both Illusions. The two stylos and the matte lipsticks are to die for though! Susan, London

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  6. The blush makes me feel like Snow White. It's the only piece I ended up buying. :D

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  7. Hello Susan, I though you liked Rouge Brûlée. Why do you hate it?

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  8. This collection complements my colors perfectly. I bought blush, palette, Rouge Brûlée, both the eyepencils, a backup of Eros, the glossy nail polish, lip liner Seduction, 2 matte lipsticks: Rouge Vie and Rouge Charnel. I love so much this collection. The only one that makes me feel beautiful, it suits me perfectly. I also love the one from Victoria Beckham, that one makes me feel glamorous :) Is Eros similar to the Suqqu liner ex 01 burgundy?

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  9. Hi Sara! Nice to see you posting again.:) I felt kind of meh about this collection. The quad is nice, but given that I own so many neutral palettes and the fact that it's permanent, I decided to pass. I also gave the blush a pass...the SA brushed the lightest layer on to my cheeks and I basically looked like I had rosacea. I picked up the nail gloss, the two stylo yeux pencils and the Rouge Brûlée IdO, which is a pretty small haul for me for a Chanel collection! I'm feeling pretty meh about Chanel's holiday collection too, but we'll see what happens when I see it in person.

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  10. Definitely my kind of colors in this collection! <2

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  11. I got the nail polish and the gloss, and am still figuring out what the gloss is for, lol

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  12. I missed you ,your blog , everything actually! And here I am commenting again to your posts :)
    I was really attracted to this collection ! I had a huge dilemma: Should I get this palette or the Suqqu EX32 Regazome which had similar color combination? Then I was left with no dilemma since the Suqqu was sold out the moment it launched at Selfridges so I had no choice but to find comfort in the Chanel one.How I wish I could get the Suqqu too! I picked the quad,blush rouge profond, rouge Brulle Ido, and Eros stylo yeux . Oh and the nail gloss!

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  13. Hi Sara, missed your blog so much! It's strange because the quad swatched beautifully for me.... hmmm. It wears beautifully on you though, so glad it does!!!

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