Happy mid-week everyone. Today, I would like to share my thoughts and swatches of five gorgeous Chanel Rouge Allure Lipsticks with you. I purchased them quite a while ago but I didn’t have time to take lip swatches of them and so, this post took an awfully long time to see the light.
Nonetheless, I hope you will enjoy all the pictures in this post.
Late last year, Chanel reformulated their Rouge Allure lipstick range and relaunched them as Luminous Intense Lip Colour with a wide array of hues from beiges to reds to plums.
Each Chanel Rouge Allure retails at S$46 for 3.5g of product, made in France.
“A black lacquered case that hides a sensual lipstick dressed in gold. Ultra-feminine and almost provocative with its little click, this new beauty expression is a trigger of seduction.
ROUGE ALLURE reveals intense color in just one click. The wonderfully luminous and satiny makeup result offers maximum color with the very first stroke. The new supple, ultra-fine and ultra-gliding second-skin texture becomes one with the lips to fully reveal its color.”
This is the lightest shade I picked from the set. In recent years, I find it increasingly difficult to wear nude shades so I basically gave all the beiges a miss except this one. Unless I have very bold, deep smokey eyes on, I avoid having nude lips because I feel so “dead”.
If I only look at the above picture and not the rest below, I still find it acceptable but once I don on a brighter, more vibrant shade – this nude beige needs to step aside.
Nonetheless, I find Évanescente a very beautiful, sparkling nude beige – a timeless number for a pair of classic smokey eyes on an evening out. Imagine a long, flowy black satin dress and a bright red clutch to go along with the look.
One of my favourites is this modern and glamorous pop of fuchsia. This shade is not as bold as some of the bright popular pinks from other brands. I find this shade wearable and pretty understated but strong enough to leave an impression.
And personally, I find this shade of pink flatters my skin tone very well. It sort of brightens up my complexion and make me look “alive”, don’t you think?
Next, we have a crisp, sharp and glistening orange-red. I have done a look featuring this lip colour together with its matching nail colour here. I love having Coromandel on my tips because it brightens up my hands and fingers beautifully.
On the lips, this shade of hue depends greatly on rest of the makeup I have on face because it can look nice and bright but also pretty dull at the same time. I guess the orange undertone is the tricky part.
Another one of my favourite shades from the set. This shade comes with a matching nail colour too – swatches here. I love both although I have not tried wearing them together. They are both individually stunning on their own and I can see myself pairing them together with a classic winged eyeliner.
Pirate bears a pretty strong blue undertone so I suggest you try this shade on personally before committing.
This shade is a very sexy, grown-up kind of red I feel. And I will wear it with very minimum makeup for a date night, probably with a little black dress.
109 ROUGE NOIR
Last but not least, we have the deepest shade of the lot – Rouge Noir. Again, this shade comes with a matching nail colour which for some reason, I have not featured on this blog before.
Anyway, I had the hardest time deciding on this shade. Part of me would like to explore wearing such a deep, vampy shade but I know – for sure, I will not wear it out on its own. Unless it’s Halloween or some themed event. However, with deep shades like this, there’s always a room for toning it down.
Picture below shows the toned down version of Rouge Noir and this is exactly how I wear it all the time.
I start off by applying Rouge Noir with a lip brush. The colour is intense but I blot it with tissue once. After blotting, I go in with another layer and blot again. I love how it looks and I am glad I purchased it.
These new Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colours are silky in texture, smooth and glides perfectly onto the lips. They are intense in colour and applies evenly. Each of these shades provide a luminous finish, as if my lips are naturally hydrated.
They don’t dry out my lips and my lips still feel comfortable after the entire day.
I wouldn’t say they are long-lasting but the darker hues do leave a mild stain behind. They are lightweight and yes, I love the formula. And of course the packaging.
Swatches of all five shades above, under natural day light – without flash.
Overall, I am very impressed with all of them in terms of quality and colour payoff. Of course, I like Exaltée, Pirate and Rouge Noir most – but they are still many colours I have not tried.
I am very happy with the colours I have picked. Each adds a different “flavor” and changes a look tremendously. Which colour interests you the most from this set? Do you think you will pick up Rouge Noir? I am thinking of 102 Palpitante – a gorgeous raspberry red reviewed by Café Makeup.
Do you have a favourite Chanel Rouge Allure lip colour to recommend?
Thank you for looking.