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Can there be a dupe for Chanel?

I really don't know. I mean if you have used Chanel before and are a brand snob die-hard fan, then psychologically you might not want to find a dupe for it, as you can obviously afford it and are happy with the quality.

I have used Chanel products before and although I am fond of them as a collective item, I really don't find the selection of shades and colour pay-off to be something to die for. The shade selection is usually safe, dare I say boring, the prices atrocious, with cheap dupes for them easily available in drug stores.

Of course I will still indulge in an occasional purchase as I like collecting them but I have a high-end dupe for you today, not in terms of shade but in terms of consistency and texture this time.

It's a Blusher in 09 by Stargazer. Yes the cheap and chirpy cosmetic line you'll always pass by in New Look. The packaging is so Chanel-esque eh?



The blusher itself is a medium toned pink with a hint of mauve shot through it (think MAC Dollymix?). It's got slight shimmer in the pan but translates pure matte on to the skin. I can compare this to MAC's Sheertone Shimmer textures quite a bit.

The finish that this gives is airbrushed and the product melts into the skin, simply leaving evenly pigmented cheeks. That is quite a lot to offer from something that's a fraction of the price of its high-end counterparts.

Chanel blushers usually tend to lack pigmentation and need scraping off the top layer to get some colour pay-off. This on the other hand is decently pigmented and much easier to use.



It's quickly become a favourite and for the £3.50, it would be rude to find any faults with it now wouldn't it?

They come in a total of 12 shades and can be purchased at Newlook or www.stargazer-products.com.

The Student's Guide To Nail Polish said...

OK, I'm a little confused here. You say it's a dupe of Chanel (but not the colour, the application/texture) and then say the two are different? Surely it's not a dupe in application if it applies much better than the Chanel, as you say.

'Chanel blushers usually tend to lack pigmentation and need scraping off the top layer to get some colour pay-off. This on the other hand is decently pigmented and much easier to use.'

Are you saying that the Chanel feels 'airbrushed and the product melts into the skin, simply leaving evenly pigmented cheeks.' as does this product? And that's how they're dupes? I'm so confused, lol.

Get Gawjus! said...

lol apologies for the confusion! I mean it's a Chanel dupe in the sense that it gives an airbrushed finished on applicaton. That's what Chanels most popular for in my opinion and this is what Stargazers blush mimics best. :)

Get Gawjus! said...

Also, I could have compared the blush to any other high-end brands however it resembled the most to a Chanel one I currently have hence the title. Hope it helps!

fluff and fripperies said...

Interesting...will pay closer attention to the Stargazer stand next time I'm in New Look!

Jenn said...

WOw this is gorgeous!!

Ellie said...

I agree, Chanel products are possibly overrated and I only buy them as a valuable, for lack of a better word. I've never tried Stargazer as I hardly ever shop in New Look, but this blush actually looks so cute.

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Emma said...

Oh I'm so happy there are bloggers out there who aren't blinded by the glamour of the "high end" brands. I've never been as impressed by them as the pricetag would have me believe and there are so many bloggers who seem to keep giving fantastic reviews to IMO average products (possibly to keep the PR fellows happy? I wonder why.......)

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