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Chanel Lips

Chanel Rouge Allure Camelia + New Longwear Lip Pencils

February 20, 2020

Chanel Rouge Allure Camelia

Chanel launched new Rouge Allures with the Rouge Allure Camelia Collection ($40 each) earlier this year and also revamped all of their Longwear Lip Pencils ($31 each). I have swatches of all 8 of the lipsticks and 15 of the 19 lip pencils.

Chanel Rouge Allure Camelia and Velvet Review

The Rouge Allures come in two formulas, Regular Luminous Intense and a Velvet Luminous Matte. These are cased in the beautiful click case and the ends are embossed with a gold camellia. Formula-wise these are really excellent. The Rouge Allure Luminous Intense colors are smooth classic lipsticks, have medium but buildable coverage and have a natural looking sheen to them. I cannot detect any scent or taste. Colors are really pretty for a soft pink or bold look.

Chanel Rouge Allure Camelia Luminous Lipsticks

The Regular Rouge Allures in the Camelia packaging:

  • Camelia Blanc 327 is a pale pink that is almost like a clear balm on my lips
  • Camelia Rose 337 is a soft medium girly pink cream
  • Camelia Rouge Metal 607 is a stunning metallic red that isn’t too frosty and has an ultra smooth pearl
  • Camelia Pourpre 637 is my favorite, it’s a wearable deep plum with a very subtle pearl

Chanel Rouge Allure Camelia Luminous Lipsticks

Below wearing:

Chanel Rouge Allure Camelia Luminous Lipstick swatches

The Rouge Allure Velvets are luminous mattes. They have a soft almost airy feel to them. They’re ultra smooth, non drying, almost feel hydrating, with a soft velvet finish. Pigment is full coverage and very opaque – they’re like one-swipe wonders. I would have loved some more neutrals or lighter colors but every single one in this launch has flawless coverage. Since these are dark they leave a stain on the lips and when the color fades you can still see quite a bit of color left on the lips.

  • Camelia Fuchsia 347 is a bright bold pink
  • Camelia Rouge 357 is a bold orange red
  • Camelia Grenat 617 is a matte plum red
  • Camelia Carmin 627 is a perfect bold red

Chanel Rouge Allure Camelia Velvet

Chanel Rouge Allure Camelia Velvet swatches

Chanel Rouge Allure Camelia Velvet lip swatches

Chanel Le Crayon Levres New Formula and Colors

The Le Crayon Levres Longwear Lip Pencils have been revamped into all new colors. To me the new formula is very similar to the original, the main difference is the new ones seem more matte and more long-wearing. In the old original formula Nude 05 was the perfect universal pink brown with shimmer. Unfortunately there’s no dupe in the new line although I do think there are a couple colors that pull similar. I have 15 of the 19 new colors swatched. There is also a clear version which acts like a matte lip primer to extend the wear of lipstick. These also come with a lip brush on one end.

Chanel Le Crayon Levres New Formula and Colors

Neutrals below, the ones closest to my natural lip color is Rose Naturel or Pivone:

Chanel Le Crayon Levres New Formula and Colors swatches neutrals


  • Peachy Nude 154 is a pale milky peach
  • Beige Naturel 156 is a light pink beige
  • Rose Naturel 158 is a medium pink rose peach
  • Nude Brun 162 is a medium brown
  • Pivone 164 is a soft rose
  • Rose VIF 166 is a bright warm pink
  • Swatch comparisons to the original 05 Nude, MAC Whirl, MAC Stripdown and Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk

Deeper and bolder colors:

Chanel Le Crayon Levres New Formula and Colors swatches bolds


  • Rose Caractere 168 is a bright electric fuschia
  • Bois de Rose 172 is a warm pinky rose with some shimmer
  • Blood Orange 176 is a bold bright orange
  • Rouge Cerise 178 is a bright bold red
  • Rose Framboise 182 is a deeper bright fuschia
  • Rouge Intense 184 is a brick red
  • Berry 186 is a hot pink
  • Rose Poudre 196 is a shimmery warm rose pink
  • Rouge Noir 194 is a satiny matte plum brown

Lasting power is very long with these. I find since they’re mattes there is a tiny bit of tugging on bare lips. These are best applied in a feathering motion for me or applied over a balm/lip primer. I’m still playing around with all the colors but really love the way Rose Naturel, Nude Brun and Pivone wear.

Chanel Rouge Allure Camelia and New Lip Liner Review

Overall some solid launches in the lip department from Chanel. I would recommend buying based on color preference. Formula-wise I think they all wear extremely well. For the lipsticks there aren’t many neutrals but the bold colors are classics that I think will flatter a wide range of skin tones.

You can find the new Chanel Rouge Allure Camelia Lipsticks and Longwear Lip Pencils at and all Chanel counters. I will have the La Fleur Et L’Eau Collection reviewed soon!

Chanel lip products provided for review.

Dior Lips

Dior Lip Glow Oil Review

February 4, 2020

Dior Lip Glow Oil Review via The Beauty Look Book

There are quite a few new lip oil launches this spring and I have a Dior Lip Glow Oil review and swatches today. There are eight colors available. Six are available at all Dior counters in Pink, Coral, Raspberry, Cherry, Berry, Rosewood (the non-shimmer ones) like Sephora, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus etc. and then there are two of which have shimmers with tiny glitter flecks in Pearl and Holo Pink that I found online at Sephora. I ordered five of them.

Dior Lip Glow Oils Pink, Pearl, Raspberry, Holo Pink, Rosewood

Dior Lip Glow Oil

The Dior Lip Glow Oils have a wide cushiony applicator. It allows me to coat the entire lip in one swipe which is nice. They have a thick texture that adheres to the lips and while it feels lush and thick, it’s not greasy or too sticky feeling. It’s comfortable and offers instant hydration to the lips. After testing I have mixed feelings about these. While I like them and think they are lovely the colors all look the same on my lips, even the sparkle ones. They have a slight color enhancing finish to them – they do transform the tint on my lips in a subtle way. Raspberry and Rosewood have the deepest tints to a flushed pink on my complexion.

Colors I bought:

  • 001 Pink is a soft pink
  • 003 Pearl is a clear almost white base with loaded glitter
  • 007 Raspberry is a sheer medium bright pink
  • 010 Holo Pink is a clear pink base with glitter suspended
  • 012 Rosewood is a medium rose

Dior Lip Glow Oil Review

Dior Lip Glow Oil Swatches

Dior Lip Glow Oil Review Lip Swatches

001 Pink

Dior Lip Glow Oil 001 Pink

003 Pearl

Dior Lip Glow Oil 003 Pearl

007 Raspberry

Dior Lip Glow Oil 007 Raspberry

010 Holo Pink

Dior Lip Glow Oil 010 Holo Pink

012 Rosewood

Dior Lip Glow Oil 012 Rosewood

The glitter ones have a very subtle glitter effect. I can barely see them in a swatch or on the lips. The shimmers in the Dior Addict Lip Maximizer or holo options for the Dior Addict Lip Glows are a lot more noticeable.

Moisture-wise I don’t think these are the best for a lip treatment. I tried these on numerous occasions and even waited until a super dry lip day to see how these performed. I had dry lips to the point of peeling one morning. Application offered instant relief and moisture as it hugs the lips and acts like a glossy cushion. It stays put for several hours without budging or fading. The main downside for me is the moisture doesn’t stay there. Once it’s off the lips there isn’t any remaining moisture. With other balms, even when they fade or wear off, I feel like lips are left hydrated and feel better. The effect of any hydration seems to only be there when the product is on the lips, once it is off, my lips are left feeling dry again.

I like these as a lush thick gloss with high shine. As a lip oil, it didn’t perform as I had hoped – but that doesn’t make them bad. For moisture I prefer the original stick Dior Addict Lip Glows by far. Even the Addict Lip Maximizers have more lasting hydration on me.

Look wearing 012 Rosewood:

Dior Lip Glow Oil in Rosewood 012

Look wearing same as above for eyes/face, lips are 003 Pearl (which looks pretty much the same):

Dior Lip Glow Oil in 003 Pearl

Dior Lip Glow Oil Review via The Beauty Look Book

If you’re looking for a subtle color-transforming gloss with a lush look and high shine, I’d recommend trying one. I don’t think you need more than one color as they look very similar in my experience. They have a very subtle minty scent but it’s barely noticeable and there’s no tingle or plumping sensation which is a plus for me since my lips are sensitive and often go fully numb with plumpers.

You can find the Dior Addict Lip Glow available at all Dior counters. The shimmer ones appear to be exclusive to Sephora for the moment. I bought all of these from Sephora. Makeup bags shown in most are by The Daily Edited (clear pouch) and Cuyana (mini bright pink bag).


Have you tried these yet? I ordered a few of the new spring items and the Rosewood Dior Addict Lip Glow. Review coming soon!


Lips Victoria Beckham Beauty

Victoria Beckham Beauty Haul

December 10, 2019

Victoria Beckham Beauty Review

I have a Victoria Beckham Beauty haul to share today! Everything looked so beautiful in a polished yet effortless kind of way and I was really curious to see what they looked like in person. This is the first time I’ve tried anything from a Victoria Beckham Beauty line. Past launches with Estee Lauder always sold out so fast, I felt like I blinked and everything was gone. Her current collection can be found on her website Victoria Beckham Beauty and also at Violet Grey.

I ordered directly from her website and everything arrived relatively fast for standard shipping. Products came in a white drawstring bag and everything was well packed/protected. I have on item in the haul that I’m not reviewing yet which is her Cell Rejuvenating Moisturizer because I need more time to test. First impressions are positive from me but more on this later.

Lip Definer

Victoria Beckham Beauty Lip Definer

Her Lip Definers were the products that interested me the most. I ordered Shades 01, 02, 03 and 04. They’re smooth full coverage lip pencils in shades designed to enhance the natural lip color. They’re described as waterproof and I found them very opaque and long-wearing. Colors I bought and some lip pairings I’ve tried:

When I used these pencils alone to line and fill the lips the result was too opaque, dark and rich for my skin tone. But this is the case with most lip pencils. The best way to wear these is as a lip pencil to outline and define the outer edges of the lip and pair with a lipstick or gloss. I am still experimenting with the combinations but overall I think the colors are really beautiful and easy to wear.

Victoria Beckham Beauty Lip Definer

Victoria Beckham Beauty Lip Definer

Comparison swatches to MAC Lip Pencils in Whirl, Stripdown, Boldy Bare, Dervish, Chanel Lip Definer in Nude, Pat McGrath Permagel Lip Pencil in Contour, Done Undone, Suburbia, Bare Rose, Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk and Marc Jacobs Poutliner in Primrose

Neutral Lip Liner Swatches

Bitten Lip Tint

Victoria Beckham Beauty Bitten Lip Stain

I have mixed feelings about the Bitten Lip Tint. It has a berry tint that looks beautiful on the lips but being a stain that is semi sheer – one coat was a bit streaky. Two coats evens out better. It’s non drying and has a very slight sheen to it. Once on the lips it stains the lips purple. As it faded it left an unflattering purply brown look on my lips but it did last a very very long time. It’s a gel tint with a sponge tip applicator – however there is no room inside for any air flow in or out of the tube so when I put the sponge back into the tube to close it, the air from the inside popped the top insert out. It was easy to push back in so its not a deal breaker.

Victoria Beckham Beauty Bitten Lip Stain

Satin Kajal Liner

Victoria Beckham Satin Kajal Liner

The Satin Kajal Liners come in 3 colors and I tried Bronze which is more of a golden brass shimmer rather than a bronze to me and Black which is a true black. They’re ultra soft and pigmented. There’s a sponge tip on one end to smoke out the color. When applied along the top lashes it blended beautifully and it stayed put all day. However I tried it on the bottom of the eyes and it smudged on me. I think they’re nice to try but if you absolutely need something long wearing I think the Sisley Phyto Khol Eyeliners are far superior.

Victoria Beckham Satin Kajal Liner + Lid Luster Mink swatches

Lid Luster

Victoria Beckham Lid Luster Mink

The concept of the Lid Lusters appealed to me but only one of the colors looked like something I could see myself wearing. They’re pressed pigments with lots of sparkle and pearl and they blend beautifully! Mink is a sparkling ultra shimmery deep silver taupe with brown tones. It applied a lot cooler-toned than I anticipated but is still really lovely. I think the formula is better than Hourglass Scattered Light Eyeshadows and those are among my favorites. I do wish they had more colors to pick from. Hopefully they will expand the line. They glide on so easily and I had no fall out issues with the sparkles.

Natasha Denona Biba Palette Eyeshadows + Victoria Beckham Lid Luster in Mink + Satin Kajal in Black

Victoria Beckham Lid Luster Mink

Swatch comparisons to Hourglass Scattered Light Shadows (review here and here), Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Stick in Intense Moonlight, By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Bronze Moon (review here)

Taupe Shimmer Eyeshadow Swatches

Look wearing Lid Luster in Mink and Lip Liner 03:

Victoria Beckham Beauty Review

Overall thoughts are that I think she has a beautiful beauty line to start. I would have loved to see some coordinating lip sheers or lipsticks to go with the lip pencils with the initial launch. I think the Lid Luster formula is really phenomenal and I hope she expands the color range!

You can find her current collection can be found on her website Victoria Beckham Beauty and also at Violet Grey. Have you tried anything yet? What did you think?


Lips Sephora

Luxury Lips With Givenchy Le Rouge

November 6, 2019

Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick

I’ve been testing out some luxury lipsticks from Givenchy in the Le Rouge Classic formula alongside their new Le Rouge Deep Velvet and Le Rouge Night Noir options. Given that the Classic is such an iconic formula I cannot believe it has taken me so long to try them out. I’ve teamed up with Givenchy Beauty to give all three formulas a test. You can find them at Sephora ($38 each for 3.4 g/0.12 oz). They’re also available at a discounted price during the Sephora Holiday Bonus Event (now through 11/11) if you’re a beauty insider!

Each lipstick formula has a special case that coordinates with the formula finish. The Classic has a black leather casing, Deep Velvet has a deep red plush velvet case and Night Noir has a fun sparkling glittery black case.

Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick

Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick review Sephora


Le Rouge Classic

Givenchy Le Rouge Classic

The Le Rouge Classic is my personal favorite of the three. It’s your classic luxury lipstick with a semi-matte soft satiny finish. Pigment is phenomenal and offers smooth full coverage with a single swipe but isn’t heavy. It feels comfortable and hydrating on the lips (it contains hyaluronic acid for moisture). Lasting power is excellent and stays put for hours without creasing or budging. I was sent three colors to test: 103 Brun Createur is a warm rose pink, 304 Mandarin Bolero is a bright coral cream, 333 L’Interdit is a classic deep red.

Givenchy Le Rouge Classic swatches


Le Rouge Deep Velvet

Givenchy Le Rouge Deep Velvet

The Le Rouge Deep Velvet is a modern matte with a lightweight velvety soft texture. It has a very smooth matte finish and is super comfortable on the lips. It doesn’t feel dry or thick. This is now ranked in my top 3 favorite matte lipstick finishes. I put three colors to the test in 10 Beige Nu which is a cool toned pink nude, 33 Orange Sable is a hot bright coral, 42 Violet Velours is a perfect soft plum. With this formula you also get full smooth coverage with one layer – it’s a one-swipe wonder!

Givenchy Le Rouge Deep Velvet


Le Rouge Night Noir

Givenchy Le Rouge Night Noir

Last but not least is the Le Rouge Night Noir which comes in six color options. These are sparkly deep colors you can wear alone or on top of lipstick. It will deepen any lipstick you layer it on top of. There are tiny flecks of micro sparkle in these but there is no gritty texture. They’re 100% smooth and glide onto the lips with a shiny finish. 01 Night in Light is a deep black berry with glitter. 05 Night in Red is a deep reddish glitter with slight plum tones. I think Night in Red is going to be fun for holiday – especially if you want to wear a color that isn’t neutral but isn’t too bright.

Givenchy Le Rouge Night Noir


A closer look at my favorites from each formula: Le Rouge Classic in N103 Brun Createur, Le Rouge Deep Velvet in N10 Beige Nu and Le Rouge Night Noir in N2 Night in Red.

Givenchy Le Rouge

Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick Review

Givenchy Le Rouge Luxury Lips

Out of the three I think the Classic formula is my favorite and if you’re looking to gift one to a friend this is the one to go with! You can find all three formulas out now at Sephora. Have you tried this lipstick formula yet? I’m still new to the line – any other favorites you think I should try out?

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Chanel Lips

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Fusion, Rouge Allure Ink + Le Rouge Duo Lip Haul

October 16, 2019

Chanel Lip Haul

I have a new Chanel lip haul with a look at some of the newRouge Allure Ink Fusion colors, a new Rouge Allure Ink shade and additions to the Le Rouge Duo Ultra Tenue Gloss formula. I ordered everything sight unseen as the colors are currently only available at (coming to counters soon). I’m 100% thrilled with every single item and think there are some great additions for fall.

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Fusion + New Shades of Rouge Allure Ink

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Fusion

I’ve never really been a fan of liquid lipsticks or the Chanel Rouge Allure Ink formula. I found the original formula looked great in hand swatches with so many gorgeous colors. On my lips the colors didn’t show up well and I found the finish too thin/streaky. I was willing to take some extra effort to make some of the colors work. The deeper/bold colors performed better but the neutrals were too sheer for me. The new Rouge Allure Ink Fusion is much MUCH better in terms of color payoff and pigment. It has similar packaging in the tube but the applicator is beveled. The new Rouge Allure Ink Fusion is more of a fluid liquid that dries to a matte finish. It’s lightweight and has a similar feel/effect to the NARS Powermatte Pigments, only the Chanel does not dry down or shrink like the NARS does.

I ordered four Rouge Allure Ink Fusion shades to try them out. Swatches are tricky with liquid lips for me since the dry down often darkens the color and they always look SO different on my lips compared to others who have lighter pigment in lips or a cooler complexion. The olive in my skin also makes them look completely different than what I’ve seen online for lighter skin girls so please take note your mileage may vary. Formula is lightweight, has no scent, dries down to a soft matte finish without making the lips look like they’ve shriveled.

802 Beige Naturel is a pale beige cream, on me this turned more neutral/peach and while on others I’ve seen it swatched on, it looks more yellow-beige. 804 Mauvy Nude is a cool toned mauve rose, also darkens on my lips but perfect for fall! 806 Pink Brown is more of a deeper brown-rose on me than a pink brown, also lovely for fall. 814 Coral Peach is a bright vibrant coral.

There are also some new additions to the regular Rouge Allure Ink lineup. There are some mattes and also new metallic finishes. I bought 216 Legerete which is the most beautiful rose pink color. The formula is still the same as the Rouge Allure Ink, slightly streaky but I can make it work. The color is beautiful!

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Fusion vs Rouge Allure Ink applicator:

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Fusion vs Rouge Allure Ink

Swatches below:

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Fusion swatches

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Fusion lip swatches

Some comparison swatches, I didn’t find dupes but thought this lineup might help you compare and contrast how light/deep the colors are. The Rouge Allure Ink Fusion has a similar fluid texture and dry town to the NARS Powermatte. By comparison the newer Cle de Peau Radiant Liquid Rouge Mattes have a more whipped matte finish.

Chanel swatches

Three of the colors in full face looks, Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Fusion 802 Beige Naturel, for skintone reference I’m wearing Chanel Ultra Le Teint Velvet in B50:

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Fusion Beige Naturel

804 Mauvy Nude:

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Fusion Mauvy Nude 804

Pink Brown 806

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Fusion Pink Brown

Le Rouge Duo Ultra Tenue – New Shades

Chanel Neutrals Le Rouge Duo Ultra Tenue and Rouge Coco Gloss

Chanel also added some new colors of the Le Rouge Duo Ultra Tenue Gloss which I just rediscovered. They changed the packaging and formula a little while ago but I think it’s pretty much the same as the original. I picked 2 of the new colors in Intense Nude 152 which a gorgeous soft cool pink and Intense Caramel 154 which is a medium neutral beige. There is a liquid lipstick side that you apply all over the lips and then top with the gloss top coat. These are super long lasting and I think I need to check out more colors soon.

Since I’m a huge fan of neutrals I added other shades from my collection above and swatched below for reference. I have two other Le Rouge Duo Ultra Tenue colors in Merry Rose and Warm Beige alongside Rouge Coco Gloss neutrals in Caresse (discontinued), Caramel and Noce Moscata:

Chanel Neutral Gloss Swatches

The new Le Rouge Duo Ultra Tenue Gloss in Intense Nude and Intense Caramel on the lips:

Chanel Le Rouge Duo Ultra Gloss Intense Nude and Intense Caramel

Full face look wearing Intense Nude:

Chanel Le Rouge Duo Tenue Ultra Gloss Intense Nude

Overall some solid wins and a successful haul. I wish Chanel would reformulate all the Rouge Allure Inks into the Rouge Allure Ink Fusion formula – I think it’s SO good!. Based on the color selection I think I would have also loved a plum color but for now am happy with the colors I bought. I may splurge on one more down the line once they hit counters and I can see them in person.

You can find the new Chanel lip launches available now at – I suspect they will be at counters soon in the US. Have you tried any of the new shades yet? What did you think?


Lips Tom Ford Beauty

Tom Ford Gloss Luxe Review

September 25, 2019

Tom Ford Gloss Luxe Review

Tom Ford Beauty revamped all of the lip glosses into a new formula called Gloss Luxe ($55 each for 5.5 ml/0.19 fl oz). These have new packaging and a completely different formula from the original lip glosses. The Gloss Luxe has a sheer finish, ultra glossy shine and a moisturizing feel. It’s not sticky but does have a slight tacky feeling to it since it is a gloss but it feels smooth and lush.

There are 20 available right now, I bought 6 and have a review + swatches today. I’ve been such a long-time fan of Tom Ford lip products but with these I have mixed feelings. They are high-shine and hydrating, they have a nice luxurious feel. However I found some of them settled into my lip lines and started to separate after a few minutes. With the lighter neutral colors I didn’t find them to be color-saturated as they described. The colors can be intensified if you layer more on the lips but with each progressive layer the formula starts to get a little too thick and goopy with the feeling like they will slide off.

They are scented with a soft vanilla cake like scent that I find really pleasant. Lasting power is average for a hydrating gloss. They won’t last all day but at the same time they don’t disappear quickly.

For the tubes you have a sponge tip applicator similar to the Lip Lacquer Luxe where the sponge is a little bigger than the opening. There is a little bit of tugging when you take it out of the tube but the gap isn’t as tight as it is with the Lip Lacquer Luxe.

Tom Ford Gloss Luxe applicator

Tom Ford Gloss Luxe Review

Colors I picked:

  • Aura is a pale light nude pink, this one settled into my fine lip lines within a minute, not a good look!
  • Impulse is a sheer pale pearly pink, also settled into my lip lines within a few minutes but it isn’t as bad as Aura
  • Frantic is a sheer shimmery medium light pink with gold pearl
  • Ravish is a shimmery medium peach
  • Wicked is a sheer cool pink without shimmer
  • L’Amour is a bright sheer pink

Tom Ford Gloss Luxe Aura, Impulse, Frantic, Ravish, Wicked, L'Amour

I think the brighter and deeper colors are the best options. Overall pigment didn’t translate from my arm swatches to my lips. They’re sheer so it gives the lips a hint of color. Close ups and lip swatches below with three I have full face makeup looks for you. I do think if you have lighter lips versus my pigmented lips the colors will show up better on you.


Tom Ford Gloss Luxe Aura

Tom Ford Gloss Luxe Aura


Tom Ford Gloss Luxe Impulse

Tom Ford Gloss Luxe Impulse swatch


Tom Ford Gloss Luxe Frantic

Tom Ford Gloss Luxe Frantic swatch


Tom Ford Gloss Luxe Ravish

Tom Ford GLOSS LUXE Ravish

Tom Ford Gloss Luxe Ravish Makeup Look

Also wearing Natasha Denona Foundation X+ in 42WY, Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Powder in Medium, Anastasia Brow Wiz in Caramel, Tom Ford Acqua Metal Shadow in Violet Argente and Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Palette in The Dolce Vita, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer in Luminous Bronze Light


Tom Ford Lip Gloss Wicked

Tom Ford Lip Gloss Wicked

Tom Ford Lip Gloss Wicked

Wearing same makeup breakdown as above, only difference is blush is Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Euphoric Fusion.


Tom Ford Gloss Luxe L'Amour

Tom Ford Gloss Luxe L'Amour

Tom Ford Gloss Luxe L'Amour

All of them side by side:

Tom Ford Gloss Luxe swatches

I really wanted to love them but I can’t help but feel there are better options out there. For me I felt the sheerness of the colors didn’t make them all worth the price tag. I do think there are some great colors to choose from and they have a hydrating luxurious feel. They’re not bad, but I prefer the Chanel Rouge Coco Glosses, Pat McGrath LUST Gloss, By Terry Lip Experts and the new Cle de Peau Radiant Liquid Rouge Shines are amazing (I’ll review my picks soon). My favorites of the ones I tried were Ravish and L’Amour which I think are worth the splurge. I wish the other ones had better color payoff because they’re just so pretty in the tube and swatched on my hand!

You can find the Tom Ford Gloss Luxe out at all counters now. I bought mine from Nordstrom. Have you tried these yet? What did you think?


Chanel Lips Nail Polish

Top 10 Chanel Le Vernis Nail Shades + Lip Colors to Match

August 19, 2019

Best Chanel Nail Polishes Top 10 via The Beauty Look Book

I’ve been a long time fan of the Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colors through numerous reformulations and used to collect all the new colors religiously! They revamped the formula back in 2016 and while I was really sad so many great shades were discontinued I was really happy to find the formula was improved. I’ve reviewed many new colors / formula over the past few years. You can see the original posts here and here. A number of you have asked for an updated Chanel polish roundup so I have one today with my Top 10! Colors that you can still find today although a few of these are limited-edition. I’ve also included a fun twist and added my favorite matching Chanel lips to go with each of the 10 colors. I don’t always match nails and lips, but sometimes I think it’s fun to have coordinating colors!

I really love the formula of Chanel Le Vernis. They’re always smooth and glossy on my tips and toes and last a long time on my hands. I do think proper application is key – I recommend pairing it with a good base and top coat. If you’re finding it chips or you get tip wear I suspect it’s either the application or the top coat you’re using. As much as I love fast drying top coats, many of them shrink when drying and slowly pulls back the color underneath. Not all top coats are compatible with all nail polish formulas. This leads to early tip wear and chipping in my experience. I love the Chanel Le Gel Top Coat, but also find that the Essie Speed Setter or Smith and Cult Top Coat work well.

My top 10 favorite colors right now, all nail polish swatches have 2 coats:

Le Vernis in Organdi 504 + Rouge Coco Flash in Boy 54 (lip swatches here) + Le Rouge Double in Merry Rose

Chanel Le Vernis Organdi

Chanel Le Vernis Organdi and Rouge Coco Flash in Boy

Le Vernis in Bleached Mauve 646 + Rouge Coco Gloss in Caramel 716* (lip swatches here)

Chanel Le Vernis Bleached Mauve

Chanel Le Vernis Bleached Mauve Rouge Coco Gloss Caramel

Le Vernis Perle de Corail 695* + Rouge Coco Glosses in Subtil 744 and Physical 166*

Chanel Le Vernis Perle de Corail

Chanel Le Vernis Perle de Corail + Rouge Coco Gloss Subtil and Physical

Le Vernis in Joyau 699* + Rouge Coco Gloss in Tendresse 172 (lip swatches here)

Chanel Le Vernis Joyau and Rouge Coco Gloss Tendresse

Chanel Le Vernis Joyau and Rouge Coco Gloss Tendresse

Le Vernis in Camelia 506* + Rouge Allure Ink in Euphorie 170*

Chanel Le Vernis Camelia Rouge Allure Ink Euphorie

Chanel Le Vernis Camelia Rouge Allure Ink Euphorie swatches

Le Vernis in Coralium 564 + Rouge Coco Gloss True 782

Chanel Le Vernis Coralium and Rouge Coco Gloss True

Chanel Le Vernis Coralium and Rouge Coco Gloss True swatches

Le Vernis in Jaspe 693* + Rouge Allure Ink in Cornaline 198* (lip swatches here)

Chanel Le Vernis Jaspe and Rouge Allure Ink Cornaline

Chanel Le Vernis Jaspe and Rouge Allure Ink Cornaline

Le Vernis in Gitane 510* + Rouge Coco Gloss in Bitter Orange 752* (lip swatches here)

Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss Bitter Orange and Le Vernis Gitane

Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss Bitter Orange and Le Vernis Gitane

Le Vernis in Vamp 18 + Rouge Coco Blush in Burning Berry 420* (lip swatches here)

Chanel Le Vernis Vamp and Rouge Coco Blush in Burning Berry

Chanel Le Vernis Vamp and Rouge Coco Blush in Burning Berry

Le Vernis in Rouge Noir 18 + Rouge Coco Flash in Noir Moderne 102 or Temper 104

Chanel Le Vernis in Rouge Noir and Rouge Coco Flash Noir Moderne

Chanel Le Vernis in Rouge Noir and Rouge Coco Flash Noir Moderne

P.S. I am still really obsessed with their La Creme Main and La Creme Main Texture Riche. They just launched a new Le Lift La Creme Main which is more expensive than the other two formulas but has the Le Lift skincare ingredients to smooth the skin. If you follow me on Instagram you may have caught my sneak preview on stories over the weekend. I ordered it the day it launched and will have a review soon, but first impressions are that I really like it.

Also for those who’ve been asking and emailing me – nails are DIY, I do them on my own. How I keep them manicured in this post here. Will try to do an updated one soon as a few of my old staples have been discontinued.

You can find all the colors available now at Also available at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s and all Chanel counters.

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