Holiday 2011 Makeup Review: Chanel Rouge Allure in 197 Enivrée, Rouge Allure Laque in 707 Empire & Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in 517 Triomphal

by PJ on Monday, December 5, 2011

in -Chanel, 2011 Holiday, makeup, makeup - lip color, makeup - lip gloss

Chanel Rouge Allure 197 Enivree Rouge Allure Laque 707 Empire Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss 517 Triomphal Holiday 2011 Makeup 1


Chanel‘s limited-edition makeup collection for holiday 2011, Les Scintillances de Chanel, features items for eyes, lips, face, and nails, and the emphasis of the collection seems to be on lip colors, with new items from Rouge Allure, Rouge Allure Laque, Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss, and Lip Scintillantes. Today I am highlighting some of these new lip products.


Chanel Rouge Allure 197 Enivree Holiday 2011 Makeup 2


Rouge Allure (Luminous Satin Lip Colour) in 197 Enivrée is a moderately pigmented medium-to-warm pink with fine multi-hued shimmer. It imparts a satiny sheen on the lips and the shimmery particles create a delicate veil of pearlescence, which doesn’t look flat or frosty. I generally go for lip colors that are slightly more cool-toned than Enivrée, but I do like it and I think it should be a wearable shade for most people. (The lasting power of the color is satisfactory. However, it is not one of the most hydrating lipsticks that I have tried.)


Chanel Rouge Allure Laque 707 Empire Holiday 2011 Makeup 3


Rouge Allure Laque (Luminous Satin Lip Lacquer) in 707 Empire is a cool-toned raspberry pink. It is between moderately and well pigmented, and it has a satiny finish with a hint of very fine multi-hued shimmer and a soft lacquered sheen. I would describe Rouge Allure Laque as a liquid lipstick with a soufflé-cream consistency. It glides easily and doesn’t feel drying on the lips, and the color and the finish last well. In terms of color, Empire is my favorite among the three. I also like its softly glistening shimmer.


Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss 517 Triomphal Holiday 2011 Makeup 4


Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss (Pure Shine Intense Colour Long Wear Lip Gloss) in 517 Triomphal is a well-pigmented cool-toned red with a touch of (predominantly red-toned) shimmer. Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss is essentially a hybrid product that combines the rich pigment from a lipstick and a glassy finish from a lip gloss. One layer of it is enough to create rich color and a reflective lacquered shine on the lips, and a second layer slightly intensifies the already-intense color and creates a very glassy shine.

Both the color and the finish last very well. (Sometimes, with pigmented lip glosses, the pigment can gradually settle into lip lines, resulting in an unflattering look, but this is not the case with Triomphal.)

Personally I tend to go for softer colors and I prefer the colors of Enivrée and Empire, but I love the long-lasting glassy finish of Triomphal and I like the fact that the red has a subtle berry tone and doesn’t look too warm.)

I also like the sleek packaging of the Rouge Allure range. The streamlined look of Rouge Allure and the weightiness of Rouge Allure Laque and Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss particularly appeal to me.

(The products featured in this article are provided by Chanel.)


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Ebontien Tuesday, December 6, 2011

I’ve been meaning to try the two Chanel glosses and have been curious about one aspect. I don’t know if you’ve tried Dior’s old Creme de Gloss line, but if you have, how would these two Chanel ones compare to it? Since Creme de Gloss is showing signs of slowly being discontinued, I want to start early in finding its replacement.


PJ Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Hi Ebontien,

I didn’t really try Dior’s Crème de Gloss before, but I managed to do some testing at the counter today. I think Crème de Gloss is much more similar to Chanel’s Rouge Allure Laque than to Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss.

(When I tried Triomphal, it was as if I had put on a pigmented lipstick and then layered a very glossy lip gloss on top of it. Relatively, Empire is more of a very creamy/liquidy lipstick with a lacquered sheen.)

Between Crème de Gloss and Rouge Allure Laque, I would say that Crème de Gloss is slightly more pigmented and slightly glossier.

Hope it helps, and thank you for stopping by again! :)


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