Aug 11 2015

My Picks: Chanel Fall 2015 Collection Les Automnales


So if you know me, you know it had to happen: the Chanel Fall 2015 Collection Les Automnales. The Fall/Autumn color palette tends to be my favorite and I’m always drawn to the associated beauty collections. If I could have picked up everything from the Chanel collection, trust me, I would have.  But alas, with due consideration to the budget, I narrowed it down to three selections: the Illusion D’ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Rouge Gorge, the Rouge Allure Velvet Intense Long-Wear Lip Colour in La Bouleversante and the Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Alezane.


Chanel Fall 2015 Collection


Chanel Fall 2015 Collection

You may have noticed that Chanel Las Vegas bag tag in the background. I wish I could say it was me who was lucky enough to hit up those fabulous boutiques but a kind family member brought back these goodies for me.

Oh, and just a heads up, but this post was getting too long so I decided to reserve the Illusion D’ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Rouge Gorge for a separate post which will go live tomorrow.

There are four lipsticks included the Chanel Fall collection: a sheer nude Rouge Allure (Pensive), two Rouge Coco Shines (Téméraire and Mélancolie) and a Rouge Allure Velvet. Being a fan of the the formula, I decided to go with the Rouge Allure Velvet Intense Long-Wear Lip Colour in La Bouleversante (51) which is a beautiful medium, sort of cherry red. To me, it’s more of a “Winter” shade than Fall/Autumn, but it’s still gorgeous. And believe it or not, I don’t really have a red like it in my collection at the moment (well, now I do). I believe La Bouleversante will be part of the permanent line.


Chanel Fall 2015 Collection Allure Velvet Lipstick La Bouleversante
Chanel Fall 2015 Collection Allure Velvet La Bouleversante
Chanel Fall 2015 Collection Allure Velvet La Bouleversante Swatch
Chanel Fall 2015 Collection Allure Velvet La Bouleversante on Lips


Chanel says of the formula: Elevating matte to a new elegance, this next-generation, non-drying matte lipstick glides on lips with intensely rich, long-wearing colour and a sumptuously soft, velvet matte finish. And I couldn’t agree more. The Velvets are a one of the best lipstick formulas I’ve ever tried.  Generally, they offer semi-matte finishes without being dry or flat, while feeling incredibly comfortable and lasting well on the lips (about six hours). La Bouleversante is slightly “shinier” that the other Velvets I’ve tried (more of a satin) and leaves behind a cherry red stain that’s so seductive!

Retails for $36.00 USD (, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom).


Next up we have the Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Alezane (260) which is a bronzed rosy brown with gold shimmer. At first glance, when the product is brand new, the golden shimmers aren’t as noticeable. And, in fact, my first swatch of the product did not really capture them (I may re-take/re-post this photo at some point). However, after the first use, they become more apparent (better seen in the comparison swatches below).


Chanel Fall 2015 Collection Blush in Alezane

Chanel Fall 2015 Collection Blush Alezane
Chanel Fall 2015 Collection Blush Alezane Swatch

The texture of Alezane was soft with the pigment building and blending easily and I was surprised by how well the gold glitter/shimmer translated on the skin (especially for someone like me who has larger pores). To me, this kind of shade is the ultimate nude – and more specifically, the ultimate Fall nude. It goes so well with those deep lips! As such, I decided to compare it to two of  my other all-time favorite nudes – which have a similar sheen finish: Benefits Rockateur and MAC’s Warm Soul (the original version which I hear is less peachy than the newer formula).


Chanel Fall 2015 Collection Blush Alezane Swatches


While Rockateur has more rose/pink to it, Alezane and Warm Soul are actually pretty close. So if you were one of those sadden by the color change reflected in the new Warm Soul, Alezane may be an (expensive) alternative.

Retails for $45.00 USD (, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus).

The two items that I wanted but had to skip over were the Rouge Coco Shine in Téméraire and Illusion D’ombre in New Moon. I may consider both when the collection launches here in The Bahamas (which probably won’t be another month or so at least). Don’t forget to look out for the review of Rouge Gorge tomorrow!





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  1. Gorgeous picks, the classic Chanel red lip is always a winner. It’s crazy how similar Warm Soul, Rockateur and Alezane are!!

    Toni x

    1. I know. I was really surprised at the similarities as well. The Chanel probably has the most shimmer though. 🙂

  2. Kimmy, you always have a good taste when it comes to picking makeup such as this one.
    I’m not always wearing red lipsticks but when I see your post with you wearing it, can’t help but to admire how that bright color compliments your lips. Love it!
    Btw, all of your featured products in this post is love love, but that lipstick seems to be my fave 🙂

    Jhem |

    1. Aww. Thank you sweetie, that was such a lovely comment and so much appreciated. I understand if it’s out of your comfort zone, but you could totally rock a bright red lip!

  3. Eeek!! I want to go out and buy all of these!!! How beautiful are they! That lippie looks amazing on you!! I don’t own a single Chanel product…Im going to have to buy something, you’ve totally tempted me!! Xo

    1. Hehe. Sorry to enable (or maybe #sorrynotsorry) Lol. I didn’t own much Chanel (besides mascara) until last year and even now my “collection” isn’t that extensive. They definitely make some nice, luxe products but I haven’t taken the plunge with any of Chanels powdered shadows.

  4. I’m actually surprised by how much of a colour similarity there is between the Chanel Alezane and Warm soul, I absolutely (religiously) use up MAC Warm soul, so I’d love to try out this version in the Chanel as Chanel blushes are TOOO DIE FOR <3

    Serene | I Am Serene L

    1. They are my kind of nudes, that’s for sure. I can never have enough! Definitely try the Chanel. xo

  5. I must be in the minority but I find Alezane to be pretty similar with many others in the market and it doesn’t standout however La Bouleversante is a gorgeous red and looks amazing on your lips.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    1. Thank you, Shireen. I’ve been rocking red more and more lately, it seems. Alezane is probably not the most unique shade out there but I love these types of browny rose nudes so I can never have enough, hehe.

  6. Everything looks absolutely gorgeous – beautiful colours! 🙂

    Layla xx

    1. Thanks, Layla! A lovely collection, I think. 🙂

  7. That lipstick looks gorgeous! Love that shade of red! Also that blush is so pretty!! 🙂 xo

      • Kimmy on August 13, 2015 at 10:00 am
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      Aren’t they? I’m in love. BTW that Covergirl mascara you featured is definitely on my list. So excited to shop in the U.S. and finally see what’s happening at the drugstore. 🙂

    • Ela on August 11, 2015 at 12:43 pm
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    Gorgeous picks. Such a lovely lipstick!

      • Kimmy on August 13, 2015 at 10:01 am
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      Thank you, Ela. I agree, it is a lovely lipstick. Are you a fan of Chanel?

  8. That red lip is stunning! Love the look of the blush! xx


    1. Thank’s sweetie. The blush is definitely my favorite.

  9. I’m yet to treat myself to Chanel make but they look so luxurious! I love that red lip shade on you and the formula sounds amazing too x

    Beauty with charm | Zoeva Giveaway

    1. For a luxury lip, I can’t recommend the Rouge Allure Velvet formula enough. It’s fantastic!

  10. The lipstick looks stunning and the formula sounds dreamy! The three blushes look almost identical on the picture 🙂 x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    1. Hehe. They are pretty close but in person, the Benefit one definitely has more rose to it. 🙂

  11. Great overview! I love Fall collections.
    The Aleane blush is beautiful – I love nude blushes – they go with everything. I have the original MAC Warm Soul – I didn’t know there were subtle differences between the old and new – interesting. Hmm I still want Benefit Rockateur though – it’s different enough from MAC Warm Soul to warrant both, right? 😉

      • Kimmy on August 17, 2015 at 11:52 am
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      Of course! Definitely different enough to warrant both. Rockateur is a stunning shade. One of my all time favorites. (Sorry, don’t mean to enable). 🙂

  12. Alezane is gorgeous! I can’t believe we’re talking about fall already…

    1. I know, it’s insane. I’m taking a step back tomorrow though with a focus on Summer. Lol.

  13. They all look so luxurious! That lipstick looks amazing creamy and so beautiful on your lips! I’ve never splurge on Chanel before. Not sure why, just haven’t. But those lipsticks….might have to splurge on those one day!

    Katie //

      • Kimmy on August 17, 2015 at 10:56 am
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      I can definitely recommend the Rouge Allure Velvet lipsticks – they are amazing. A splurge, yes, but divine! 🙂

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