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Chanel Rouge Allure - Just a little bit of luxury!
Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick
Member Name: QueenM
Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick
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!