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I'm in love with Chanel lipstick. There, I said it. Although it comes with a somewhat hefty price tag, I don not regret buying my Chanel lipstick. I have it in a dark red, although it doesn't deviate too far from my actual lip colour and it never fails to make me smile, make my face look brighter and my teeth look whiter.
It's really easy to apply, even straight from the 'tube' and it lasts ages - I've known my last 6 hours without needing to be reapplied and I was eating and drinking and talking a lot during those 6 hours. It's a really nice creamy formula too that doesn't dry out your lips or accentuate any chapped areas.
What is, for me, the best selling point of this lipstick is the hard-wearing tube. I'm someone who likes to throw their 'lipstick of the day' into my handbag and know it's going to survive.. The casing is very hardy and pretty impossible to break.
As a student, I rarely have much month left at the end of my money, but occasionally I have a good month and end up having a nice chunk of money left at the end the month. The responsible side of me always wants to put it into savings whilst the girly side of me always wants to run straight to the Chanel counter and buy everything I can get my mitts on. Luckily, my responsible side usually comes through, but there are times that I simply can't resist treating myself to a new little luxury. Some girls prefer to change their eye makeup up everyday, but I've always been a lipstick girl. I have every shade of every colour and have probably tried every brand, but I'll always come back to my Rouge Allure lipsticks by Chanel.
Having formed quite the addiction to the Chanel lipsticks, I treat myself to a new one every couple of months and now have quite the collection so I feel I'm in a good position to give a useful review of one of my favourite products in their lip collection.
The lipstick itself comes packaged in a black and gold cardboard box which is detailed with the brand name and product name, colour and shade. There is also a short description of the product inside printed on the front of the box - "luminous satin lip colour."
As you open the box, you'll notice a shiny gold square with the Chanel logo imprinted into it and as you tip the box upside down, a glossy black cuboid tube will slide out of the box. The gold square on the top is actually the base of the lipstick, but we'll get to that in a bit.
The black tube is very elegant and simple with only one side having any detail, and that is only the brand name printed in white along the bottom edge of the tube. The base of the tube has a small black sticker repeating the information found on the front of the box. There is also a cosmetic marker showing that the lipstick will be good to use for 18 months, but should be discarded after that.
To remove the lipstick, you push down on the gold end of the tube until it pops up around a centimetre out of the casing. Then you'll be able to remove the gold tube of lipstick from the black outer casing. At first you may be surprised at how small the product seems compared the full packaging, but you're getting 3.5g of product which is pretty average for a high end brand. Just like any other lipstick, you simply twist the tube to reveal the bullet of product, which in this case is maybe 1.5 inches long. The lipstick itself also has an imprint of the brand name running along one side of the bullet. This just adds a little extra detail and makes it feel that little bit more luxurious.
These lipsticks come in a range of colours and shades, with over 20 to choose from. The exact number is unknown as they pull colours from the collection and release limited editions ones quite regularly. Whether you like nude pinks, sexy reds or dark purples, there is something there for everyone and every occasion. All of the lipsticks carry the same subtle scent that seems to be typical for Chanel cosmetics. I can't quite put my finger on it, but it's somewhat fruity and floral at the same time and can only be detected when you have your nose right up to the tube. I don't have every lipstick in the collection, but I'll go on to talk about a few of my favourites.
65 Insolente is a vibrant, medium pink with blue undertones. If you look particularly closely you'll notice tiny specks of shimmer which leaves a beautiful sheen on your lips. As with all of the shades in the Rouge Allure collection, Insolente is opaque and only needs one application to get the full colour payoff on your lips.
The formula feels creamy and rich, with absolutely no drying at all and I usually get a good 5 or 6 hours of wear out of this lipstick. Slightly less when I'm eating and drinking without a straw. The blue undertones ensure that the lipstick is flattering on every skin tone and prevents the teeth from looking yellow next to the bright colour. Blue undertones actually give the illusion of whiter teeth, so if you need a bit of help in that department and you like bright colours, this one is for you!
207 Famous is a deep berry red with blue/purple undertones. Again, the undertones are extremely flattering on most skin tones and give the illusion of whiter teeth. This lipstick keeps up with the running trend of creamy formulas in the collection and again, won't dry your lips out. As it's a darker shade you can choose to dab it on for more of a stained effect, or you can just apply it like a regular lipstick for a more stand out look. As with Insolente, there are tiny specks of shimmer in the lipstick that just give the effect of a slight sheen. None of the shimmer is visible on the lips. As Famous is a darker shade, this rarely needs reapplication and actually fades totally evenly despite not wearing lip liner. I usually get 6-7 hours of wear out of this lipstick, especially as my boyfriend refuses to kiss me with red lips so they always last a bit longer!
197 Enivree is a wearable rose pink with a slight hint of peachy tones in it. This would be suitable for both day and night, work or play. On the lips, it looks slightly more pink than in the tube, so that is something to consider. The creamy formula and easy to wear colour makes this a firm favourite amongst my friends and I. We don't have to worry about the funny looks we may get from wearing bright, daring colours when we wear this, but we can still enjoy the creamy texture and the shine it gives our lips. As it is more peach toned instead of blue toned, this is slightly less flattering so you may want to test this one out before purchasing just in case you aren't keen on the colouring with your skin tone. I can't give a great representation of how much wear I get out of this shade as it is one of those "my lips but better" shades that is essentially the same as my own lips and I usually wear it during the day for work/lunch type affairs, but even still, I'll give it a good 4-6 hour window.
Although these lipsticks do give a great wear time, they are also very easy to remove. Some cheaper brands seem to be waxy and just spread across your face as you try to wash them off but Rouge Allure lipsticks will wash off easily without leaving any unwanted staining behind.
As I mentioned before, these lipsticks contain 3.5g of product. They can be found at any Chanel cosmetics counter and can also be purchased online. I usually buy mine from Boots as I work relatively nearby, but Debenhams, House of Fraser, Harvey Nichols and the likes all carry the brand in store and online.
These lipsticks are currently selling for £24 in Boots which seems excessive, but for the quality and the colour range, you certainly get what you pay for. Chanel lipsticks are the most luxurious on the market in my opinion, and totally worth the high price tag when you want to give yourself a little treat, just don't run out and buy the whole collection unless you want the bank manager chasing you down the road!
- elegant packaging
- large choice of colours
- creamy formula, non-drying
- great wear time
- price tag
If you hadn't guessed by now, I'd 100% recommend these lipsticks to anyone looking for a bit of a treat for their lips and their makeup bags.
Thanks for reading!
My mum is the kind of person who likes to spend a lot of cash on big brand name make-up items. I, on the other hand, usually go for the cheapest and most basic option but this causes my mum to think I'm missing out on something. It was this idea that prompted her to buy me one of these Chanel Rouge Allure Lipsticks as a gift.
I have never used any Chanel make up items before this and my opinion of the brand was that it is aimed at older, richer ladies than myself. When I first opened my gift I wasn't really sure what this was. It looked like a lipstick but the label read "Rouge Allure". My bad French meant I kind of wondered initially if it was a stick of blusher.
The lipstick comes in a very nice case. It's made of hard black laquered plastic fashioned into a square casing. At one end is the product label. At the other end is a shiny gold square marked with the classic Chanel logo of intertwined 'C's'. To access the lipstick you need to press the gold sqaure in and it then pops out as if it's mechanical. It's almost like one of those Chinese puzzle boxes! The lipstick then slides out easily. The actual lipstick bit that you hold to apply is a lot smaller than the outer protective case. To extend the lipstick from the case you need to twist the gold square at the bottom. When the lipstick is extended you can see it is stamped with the brand name - this looks terribly posh!
I have the shade number 38 and is marked underneath with the term 'Luminous'. It's a very subtle beige pink colour that is almost coloured like sunburned skin. It does have a very pretty luminous glow to it that makes my lips look slightly moist and kissable. The shimmer to the lipstick is a blend of bronze and silver.
I quite like the texture of the lipstick. When I first had a good look at the lipstick prior to applying it I noticed that there was a lot of strange waxy bubbles on the shaft of the lipstick. I did not really like the appearance of the lipstick when I extended it and was concerned it might be oily. However, after applying the lipstick I realised it was of a good consistency. I can apply the lipstick straight onto dry lips and it feels reasonably okay. It's not sticky or too dry. My lips feel protected by it. It's also fairly easy to apply this way and putting it on dry means you get the most out of this particular shade. I can also apply lip balm first but this shade is quite sheer and the lip balm seems to water down the colour. This particular shade is also useful for toning down other shades of lipstick - you can apply it over the top of or underneath another colour to achieve an interesting effect.
The lipstick stays put on my lips for hours after application. It does come off a little bit when I drink or eat, for instance, but not as much as other lipsticks I've used. With this shade I tend to just leave behind a little bit of shimmer anyway, rather than a great bit lip mark of colour.
The lipstick has no fragrance as far as I can tell. It is marked on the label as staying fresh for 18 months after first opening. It contains softeneing shea butter.
I had to search online to find out the pricetag of this product and was rather shocked when I discovered they retail at around £24. Although the product is quite good I really don't think it exceeds in quality those cheapest lipsticks on the market. The case is very cute and well designed - it's a lipstick whose case will never come to bits in your handbag. However, I don't think the case alone can be worth paying the extra pounds! I really think at the end of the day you are paying for the Chanel brand name stamp and nothing more. Chanel certainly overpraise their product in the description on their website.
If you are the type of person who gets kudos from using and flashing brand name products then this lipstick will be right up your street. I personally, whilst I appreciated my mum's kind gift, would not opt to pay this much for a lipstick that performs just as well as ones I've used from Collection 2000 or Rimmel!
You can purchase Chanel products from department stores and pharmacy stores like Boots.
I'm the kind of girl who likes to treat herself. I find nothing wrong with buying myself a little treat every now and again, but now that I've started a new job, these treats are becoming a little more expensive and happening a little more often. My most recent pre-work treat was something I'd been lusting after for hell of a long time. Something I'd only ever dreamed of having. I've never been someone to spend ridiculous amounts of money on makeup, but this time was a little different. I felt like I deserved a treat and a little splurge so I popped along to my local Boots and left vey happy, clutching a Chanel bag in hand. Inside sat my dream product, Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick in 65 Insolente.
Choosing the product was easy, I spend a lot of my free time browsing makeup blogs and looking at swatches so I tend to know exactly what I want when I go to buy something. The rouge allure line contains 32 shades so there is definitely something for everyone, but my review will be based on 65 Insolente.
The lipstick comes packaged in a beautiful black and gold cardboard box. This was then wrapped up in tissue paper (which was of course sprayed with Chanel perfume before wrapping) and popped into a small Chanel bag. You expect nothing but class from Chanel, especially for the price you pay and the packaging really does emulate that. You'll find the typical information on the box, brand name/logo, product name, shade, ingredients etc and will also be told that this product should be discarded 18 months after opening. This is because it's a cream product and can (and will!) produce a lot of bacteria and go off after that length of time. The box feels quite heavy considering it only contains a lipstick, although I'd much rather it felt heavy and of good quality than cheap and crappy!
When you open the box you'll find a palm sized tube of lipstick, unlike any typical lipstick bullet. This is more of a rounded cuboid than a bullet, and instead of the lid popping off in the middle, you push the gold Chanel logo on the top and it will pop out (think of it like those kitchen cupboards that open when you push them a little). The tube itself is black in colour and simply has "CHANEL" printed in white at the bottom of the tube. The shade is also printed on the underside. Once you pop the lipstick out of it's tube, you'll realise that all the weight is actually in the lid, seems a little silly to me, but what can I do about it? The lipstick tube itself is again gold and twists up to reveal the beautiful pink shade inside. The actual lipstick is also printed with "CHANEL" across the front of it.
As I mentioned before Insolente is a pink shade, although not one for the faint hearted. This is one of the brightest, hottest pinks that the Rouge Allure line offers, and it just screams my name! Bright lips are always very popular in summer, and with this being a hot pink I feel like I'll be bang on trend. If you've ever seen MAC Girl About Town lipstick (I've reviewed it), then this is a lighter, brighter version of that. I'll definitely be swapping between the two depending on the season. Don't be scared about looking tacky with a bright pink lipstick though, anyone can pull it off and look classy as they do it as long as they keep everything else very clean and simple. No one wants to look like a clown, do they?
The formula of this lipstick is one of the best I've used. Creamy and smooth without being too soft or sheer. The pigment is fantastic and I don't find myself having to layer up to get the colour payoff I expect, like I do with some other brands. This isn't a glossy lipstick at all, but will definitely leave a shine on your lips and won't need a gloss on top.
The lipstick has a very subtle scent and can only be detected if you stick the lipstick right up to your nose (to it, not up it). It's a very pleasant scent, a good mix between fruits and florals, but nothing too offensive for anyone.
The Chanel assistant was adamant that to get the best use out of the lipstick, I should buy the lipliner too, but she was working commission so I wasn't going to let her push things on me that I hadn't originally wanted to buy. I've had no problems with the staying power of this lipstick at all. I find that it last all throughout a 6 hour shift at work with no smudging or bleeding and only needs reapplied during a 9 hour shift because I stuff myself with food at my lunch break!
This lipstick contains only 3.5g of product and cost me £22.98, but I really do think it was worth every penny. The staying power, formula and colour is absolutely perfect and every girl gets a little kick out of having something a little more luxurious around.
I purchased mine from Boots, but you'll be able to find the Rouge Allure line at any Chanel counter and they can also be found online to purchase there.
I highly recommend this lipstick, it isn't something I'd buy regularly or try to collect the whole line of, but for a little pick me up splurge, I'm very happy! I will however remove 1 star for the price, it isn't exactly in everyone's budget! But go on, treat yourself!
Though i'm not exactly minted, I always use premium beauty products because they last so long (due to the quality of pigments etc) and this is no exception.
Beautiful. You can't help but feel proud whipping this out in the ladies room. Has the unique tube where you push up the bottom and the lipstick sort of slides out, rather than pulling apart like a normal lippy. Its the James Bond gadget of the lippy world.
I went to the chanel counter and they matched my red to my skin and hair colour. This is worth doing as its the perfect shade, it doesn't POP against my skin like some reds I've used, even though its very vivid red.
You know to expect quality from Chanel. The pigment quality is so good in this that you really only need to apply a tiny bit and it lasts.
Ladies, I would reccomend this. You get to feel like your treating yourself, and though its expensive its also economical because it lasts!
Before we start let me just tell you that I am a bit of a makeup fanatic. Im one of those people who will not even go out and get the milk unless ive got my face on. My favourite job ever was when I was in uni and worked on a makeup and perfume counter. Didn't earn much though, because I would spend all my wages on the products!!!
A few months ago I Treated myself to a chanel rouge allure lipstick and it is so gorgeous that I just wanted to share my experience .
The packaging is sleek and black. I think it oozes sophistication and class. It has a gold base with the cc logo which you click and pull in order for the lipstick to come out. I always feel really special and proud when I pull this out of my bag when im on a night out with girlfriends as I think it shows ive gone that extra mile with my makeup products. The best bit for me was that on the bottom of the actual lipstick chanel was etched in to the lipstick itself. I thought it that presentation wise this just went that little bit further and made me feel I had purchased a classy item.
There are about 50 different shades in the rouge allure lipsticks, which I feel will cater for everyones tastes. from subtle to sublime!! . Because I am very dark I like to use a very bright lipstick and therefore chose no 3 which is called provocative. (oh I say!!) I would describe the colour as a hot pink. It is great for a night out as it is very striking. I have sometimes worn it in the daytime too and I think it just glam's up any outfit. The texture on my lips was very glossy and as for staying power I would give it about an 8 out of ten. you may need to reapply a couple of times through out the day as it is a bit lame when it comes to staying on after drinks.
There is no smell what so ever with this lipstick. I find the smell on some lipsticks far too strong so the fact that this had no scent at all was an added bonus to me. It also doesn't taste at all so when you lick your lips your not left with a mouth full of perfume.
I paid about 18 pounds for this lipstick. Which may seem like quite a lot but it is definitely the nicest lipstick I have ever owned. It is bright, vibrant and glossy and makes me feel good. and I just feel like its a little treat to me for a change instead of spending it as I always do on the kids. It states on the lipstick that it can be used for up to 18 months after opening so if you are buying it just to use for special occasions then you should bear this in mind.
If you have a large budget I would recommend that you start using this lipstick everyday and try loads of the colours because they are glossy and more intense than any other lippy ive used. If however you like me on a tighter budget I would say go on just buy one and you will love it. It is a great way of boosting your self esteem and making you feel worth it. If however you cannot justify forking out that much money for a lippie put it on your Christmas list you will not be disappointed!!
This is my absolute favourite lipstick to ever grace the shelves of a beauty department for it's depth of colour, moisturising properties, longevity and packaging. It even smells better than my other lippies!
The Rouge Allure range gives a good strong colour which stays on. The lipsticks concentrate on being shiny rather then having a shimmer which means you see a real depth of colour which is solid without being flat. This is acheived through intense moisturising agents so the product conditions the lips rather than coating them with a greasy layer which can cause them to dry out.
The housing itself is very clever with a spring concealed within the outer sleeve meaning you pop the actual stick in and out of place, it is all do-able with just one hand and feels very glamorous!
Of course it is priced within a higher bracket than many other brands and, for this reason, I tend to only purchase it in the more classic colours. I would suggest to anybody wanting a red lipstick that Passion (number 14) is the exact shade of pillar-box red that goes with anything and instantly transforms any outfit or make up look to a 1940s vixen!
I have this lipstick on now, so i'll try to give you an effective and honest review.
I think the most honest thing i can say about this lipstick is that it makes you feel fabulous which is why i'm sitting here at 2am wearing it!
I love the packaging, its gorgeous, and it comes in a little black lid and the bottom gold metal tube clicks into the top like a biro and makes you feel very glamourous...
But in a serious sense, i like this lipstick because its matte without being matte. i'm a big 40s fan, and i like a classic look and i dont like glittery or slimey or high gloss or thin lipsticks, i like a good solid slick of colour and this is what rouge allure is. if youre looking for something lighter then i'd recommend chanels hydrabase or aqualumiere, but if you like a good old fashioned lippie then this is great. i wear brilliant- a true red colour. I'm not 100% on the colour if i'm honest and would certainly never slick it on from the tube because its so thick, but because it is thick, you can get a varying effect with it- mixed with a balm of gloss in the day, or with a brush and lipliner for evening. i do get quite a lot of wear out of this lippie.
As for its lasting powers, i certainly get more out of this than i would other lipsticks, mainly because of its consistency. if youre somebody who wants a long lasting lippie- that more importantly wears off evenly, this is good.
What i don't like about other lipsticks is that sometimes the edge stays on, whilst the centre of your lips are lipstick free, and if you wear a darker colour this looks ludicrous. but this tends to wear off evenly. although its matte, it has a slight warm shimmer to it (if that makes sense) and has a tiny sprinking of gold in it, without making you look like Brian Connolly from the sweet or Marc bolan.
I like it lots and if the lipstick is the focus of your make up, id say the £19.50 is worth it, especially when you could pay £9 for a mid price lipstick, and dislike it and buy another. if you love premium cosmetics and they make you feel good, its a false economy to buy silly cheap brands you won't wear. ive had this lippie for a year now. its still going strong!
For those of you who are tiring of reading my reviews of beauty products, I can only apologise. I have begun a couple of film reviews but I'm currently lacking the inspiration to finish them off. Rest assured though, there's a few DVDs in the pipeline in need of reviewing.
In the meanwhile, I've turned to my bottomless make up bag for inspiration and have come up with a charming little Chanel Allure lipstick to share with you all. It's another product in my vast make up collection that cost me nowt. And for those of you who don't live in the North of England, that means zero, zilch, nada! I'd definitely recommend keeping an eye on the Chanel website for occasions when they offer free samples. This lipstick was sent as a freebie but is a very generous size and comes in the same packaging as the full-size version, just on a smaller scale.
Chanel has plenty of blurb on this Allure Rouge lipstick. Most of it is a tad over-hyped and verging on nonsensical but it does give a good idea of what to expect from this lipstick as the website describes 'The wonderfully luminous and satiny make up result offers maximum colour 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 colour...' From this point on, Chanel gets a little silly describing it as 'the essential ally of your allure' and so forth. So if you're looking for the low-down in layman's terms, I've done my best to recreate the Chanel Allure experience.
The Allure lipstick I have is in the shade Libertine which is a very nice peachy pink colour with enough red in it to stop you looking washed out and pale when wearing it. There's also an ever so subtle gold shimmer to it which gives it an almost glossy look on your lips. I'm sure I don't have to educate any of you as to how to apply your lipstick and this one is no different in that respect to the thousands of others that are on the market. But as soon as the lipstick touches your lips, you'll notice a difference between the Chanel range and a large percentage of the inferior products that are available. The lipstick glides onto my lips smoothly and I can actually feel it on my lips. It doesn't feel sticky or tacky but instead my lips feel moisturised and soft, just as I'd expect from an intensive lip balm.
The colour on my lips is identical to the lipstick in the tube so you don't have to worry about the lipstick looking different when worn to how it does in the packaging. It doesn't bleed out of the line of my lips, and I'm not one to bother with a separate lip liner so that's a bonus for me. The lipstick is flavourless but it does have a slight aroma to it. It's not easy to describe but if you've ever used premium branded lipsticks before, then it's an aroma you'll be familiar with. Call me crazy but I swear I can smell the quality in designer cosmetics!
So this is another in my long list of tried and liked cosmetics. But unfortunately, it also joins the ranks of 'great freebie, not sure it's worth buying myself.' The price, incidentally, is £19.50 which is a lot of money to spend on a lipstick if you ask me. If you're dripping in diamonds and can afford it then go for it. If not, you may as well stick to something cheap and cheerful and then you won't feel like you've lost a limb when you lose it.
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