Aug 17, 2023

CHANEL | Fall-Winter 2023 Équinoxe de Chanel Collection

CHANEL Fall-Winter 2023 Équinoxe de Chanel Reviews, Swatches

This season, Chanel Beauty is offering so many beautiful things, and Équinoxe de Chanel Collection is one of them. This main Fall-Winter makeup collection is inspired by "autumn", Gabrielle Chanel's favorite season. Chanel offers a brand-new eyeshadow formula, 2 limited edition blushes, Rouge Coco Bloom lipsticks, and 2 new nail colors. 

Douceur D'Équinoxe 798 Beige Rosé et Mauve ($65, Chanel)

CHANEL Fall-Winter 2023 Équinoxe de Chanel Reviews, Swatches

This blush is the star piece of the collection, in my opinion. I picked up the mauve shade and it has such a gorgeous nuance to the color. The idea of these blushes is to mix two colors and create a harmonized blush shade, and I think the dusty mauve and beige rose work so beautifully together.

CHANEL Fall-Winter 2023 Équinoxe de Chanel Reviews, Swatches

Very much in tune with the autumnal theme, this blush is embossed with amazing leafy details. The CC logo part is not an overspray but is embedded in the blush so you can enjoy the "harmonizing effect" in the long run.

CHANEL Fall-Winter 2023 Équinoxe de Chanel Reviews, Swatches

This is a soft powder formulation and quite pigmented. There is a slight radiance to the finish but mostly, it is a soft matte finish that gives a great blurring effect to the skin. It is very easy to control the color intensity and works well with most of my blush brushes.

Ombre Première Libre ($40, Chanel)

CHANEL Fall-Winter 2023 Équinoxe de Chanel Reviews, Swatches

Chanel has introduced a new eyeshadow formula in this collection - loose eyeshadow. There are 6 very natural and moody hues available. I picked up 3 of them. The container reminds me of Rouge Allure Laque but only round. The bottom of the bottle is translucent so you can see the color contained in it.

CHANEL Fall-Winter 2023 Équinoxe de Chanel Reviews, Swatches

It comes with a short nubby applicator. Chanel says you can use it to apply the eyeshadow but after trying it more than a few times, I've come to think it is not the most efficient way to apply these eyeshadows. It is also due to my personal preference for applying eyeshadows - I do not enjoy tapping off the excess regardless of the formulations. As a medium that gets the shadow out of the bottle, this works great and I can just use my brushes to transfer the color from the tip to my eyelids. I've seen some reviews complaining about fallout, but I don't think it is an issue with this method at all.

CHANEL Fall-Winter 2023 Équinoxe de Chanel Reviews, Swatches

When I swatched these colors on my arm, they kind of looked like dirt and I did not see the true beauty of these shades. The texture is quite dusty and light and there is plenty of pigment.

CHANEL Fall-Winter 2023 Équinoxe de Chanel Reviews, Swatches

But once you blend them on the skin, the gorgeous colors come to life! They become creamy and adhere to the skin so closely. Once applied properly, there is no fallout and the color lasts for many hours without fading. Quite impressive!

Sycomore (402) is a satin beige with a slightly warm undertone. Bois D'Amarante (412) is a reddish purple with a soft matte finish. Mûrier Noir (414) is a very cool-toned dark mulberry. I love that all these shades have the names of different trees.

Rouge Coco Bloom 154 Kind ($45, Chanel)

CHANEL Fall-Winter 2023 Équinoxe de Chanel Reviews, Swatches

Honestly, Rouge Coco Bloom is not my favorite lipstick formula from Chanel. I don't mind lighter colors in this but brighter colors can be messy and high-maintenance since the base is very emollient and it packs a lot of pigment. 

CHANEL Fall-Winter 2023 Équinoxe de Chanel Reviews, Swatches

154 Kind is a gorgeous deep red with a burnt undertone, which is perfect for the season, but the shade itself doesn't harmonize very well with the other makeup items that I picked up. However, it should look better with the reddish eyeshadow tones offered in this collection.

Le Vernis 165 Bois de Îles ($32, Chanel)

CHANEL Fall-Winter 2023 Équinoxe de Chanel Reviews, Swatches

Bois de Îles is a moody brownish red that is perfect for autumn if not super unique. I love the name of this polish because I happen to know this is the name of the classic Chanel fragrance created in the 1920s. This was reincarnated in 2015 and is available in the Les Exclusifs line. As a Chanel lover, I like seeing little connections like this.

CHANEL Fall-Winter 2023 Équinoxe de Chanel Reviews, Swatches

I still dearly miss the old Le Vernis formula but this isn't half bad. A bit on the thicker side but it applies smoothly with no issue. It is a one-coater for me.

CHANEL Fall-Winter 2023 Équinoxe de Chanel Reviews, Swatches



Here, I have created a moody mauve/purple makeup look with Équinoxe de Chanel Collection:

CHANEL Fall-Winter 2023 Équinoxe de Chanel Reviews, Swatches

Because the new lip color is a bit out of place, I wore Rouge Coco Mademoiselle. This is such a beautiful mauvy nude and I love this classic formula. I don't know why Chanel doesn't promote this lipstick line.

CHANEL Fall-Winter 2023 Équinoxe de Chanel Reviews, Swatches

CHANEL Fall-Winter 2023 Équinoxe de Chanel Reviews, Swatches


Supposedly, it is a very limited collection and in fact, the blushes sold out at Nordstrom online on the same day it launched. They are still available at Chanel and Bloomingdale's as I am writing this post.

I hope you find my reviews and swatches helpful. I personally love this collection. The elegant autumnal theme was very well executed, in my opinion.


*The makeup collection was purchased by me. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for choosing to use them.



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  1. The Shades are perfect vor Fall. Thank you for the Swatches

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    1. Definitely! Love this collection from Chanel!

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