Arr, me hearties! If ye be part of me crew for long enough, ye’ll know that I’m no fan of lip glosses. Nasty, sticky, goopy things! But bless yer landlubber hearts, I’ve found one that I am happy to brandish around like my cutlass right here. Careful, don’t want to poke your eye out!
The gloss in question is one that has been around a while, but one which I’ve only now grown to enjoy tremendously. So much, it’s found permanent residence in my daily bag!
It’s the Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss and the shade I have is Pirate, which explains the slight descent into insanity up there! LOL! 😀 Now I might be late to the party, but I’m sure there are those among you who already use this and love or hate it so it’ll be interesting to hear your thoughts!
The Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss is a pigmented lip gloss that wears like a lipstick because the coverage is stunning. To me, it feels pretty much just like a liquid lipstick, except that it’s got lovely lacquered gloss and shine to it. Not flat or matte. Those are the Allure Inks that I’ll tell you about another day. This is the lovely, more vibrant counterpoint that I prefer.
I must say that part of my enchantment with the product lies with the packaging. The Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss comes in a sleek long tube, as you see in the picture above. There is no discernible way to get the product out of the tube is there? At least, no conventional way!
But if you’re familiar with the Rouge Allure line of lipsticks, you’d know what to expect.
Depress the gold bit at the top, and the wand pops up! You then pull the wand out of the tube. Naturally, this can have its pitfalls. If you aren’t careful, you could risk popping it open while it’s inside your bag. However, the formula is fairly thick, and thus far, I haven’t experienced any mishaps *touchwood*!
The shade I have is 19 Pirate, which as you guessed it, is a red. But this is a beautiful red that isn’t too bright and is one that I am quite convinced that most people of any skin tone will be able to pull off.
You get a sponge-tipped applicator, which picks up quite a good amount of product, and which applies it evenly to your lips. The tip is a little tapered, so you can even out the edge of your lips. Always a bit of a tricky thing with bright lipsticks!
But what I really like about this lipgloss, is really the texture. It is thick and very pigmented, yet it does not feel heavy when you wear it on lips. Although it’s a lip gloss, it wears more like a lipstick, that has a lovely shine and yet isn’t goopy. The best part is that, unlike many lipglosses that have the lifespan of a mayfly on lips, the colour just sticks and stays on and on and on!
I often wear this one as my lipstick for the simple reason because it performs like one. I don’t have to worry about eating or drinking, because even if I do (and it will smear your coffee cup) the colour remains on my lips, so I don’t actually need to touch up until I wipe everything off and start again.
I’m not sure if it’s to do with the shade Pirate, which is a beautiful, rich shade of red.
This is just one swipe of the Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss in Pirate straight from the tube. I think you can appreciate how pigmented the colour is, and how the texture looks a little thick. Rest assured, it isn’t goopy. Goop is the reason I don’t wear many lipglosses.
And here’s how it looks when I wear it.
It’s an easy colour that I can wear for any occasion. The shade of red isn’t so bright to contrast too much against my skintone, as there is some depth to the colour that grounds it. This is a shade that I’m quite convinced will look as amazing on light skintones as it will on deeper skintones. The texture too isn’t so glossy that will make it look frivolous in a formal setting. It just imparts the right amount of shine to give lips dimension and attention. I feel it’s important as the texture is so pigmented as to be full coverage on your lips.
Here’s the other thing I like – it’s not drying. While I wouldn’t call these Chanel Rouge Allure Glosses moisturising, they do not dry out my lips at all while I’m wearing it, and if anything, it keeps them plumped up. My only real grouse would be with the price (But it’s Chanel – it’s to be expected) but everything else gets the thumbs up for me!
IN A NUTSHELL
The Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss is an intense coloured, full coverage, pigmented lip gloss that applies like a lipstick. The texture is a little thick, but it spreads easily on lips and does not dry out the lips at all. The intensity of colour is stunning, as is the shine which imparts a gloss to the lips without making it look goopy or garish. This wears like a lipstick and feels very comfortable on. Oh, and the packaging can’t be beat! I love them!
PROS: Sleek packaging, Very pigmented lip colour, Not goopy nor sticky for a lip gloss, Easy to apply, Gives a nice shine to lips without making it look too glossy, Long lasting, Not drying
CONS: Nothing other than it being a little pricey
WHO WILL LIKE THIS: Anyone who likes pigmented lip colours, Anyone who does not like goopy lipglosses
PRICE: RM115 | US$37
Have you tried the Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss? Do you still wear gloss?
I haven’t worn lip gloss in a while, until I came across this one I found in my drawer. I think I bought it quite a while ago. Oops! LOL! Do I want more? Hell yeah! Should I? Well, if I’m to be logical no LOL! 😀 But tell me what colour you have anyway 😀