Monday, October 14th, 2013

Chanel Ambigue (124) Rouge Allure Lipstick
Chanel Ambigue (124) Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Ambigue (124) Rouge Allure Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft, muted plum with subtly warm-toned, brown undertones. It has a soft, frosted finish that is somewhere between satin and frost. The color coverage was mostly opaque, though the color did not entirely cover my lip freckle. Ambigue lasted well for four hours, and it was neither hydrating nor drying on me (though it should have been hydrating). Urban Decay Strip (P, $22.00) is rosier. Revlon Pink Truffle (P, $7.49) is pinker. MAC Viva Glam VI (P, $15.00) is similar–more frosted. MAC One of a Kind (LE, $15.00) is similar. Giorgio Armani #526 (P, $32.00) is darker. Benefit I Think I Love You (P, $18.00) is darker and more frosted. See comparison swatches.

Equivoque (126) Rouge Allure Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium pink with soft, warm undertones and lightly frosted finish. It had semi-sheer color coverage; for a Rouge Allure, it seemed rather under-pigmented. It wore for three hours, and it was a little drying on me. Givenchy Rose d’Exception (206) (LE, $36.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Fiend (P, $22.00) is pinker. Urban Decay Rush (P, $22.00) is also pinker. Revlon Pink Truffle (P, $7.49) is darker. NARS Tolede (P, $26.00) is warmer. Make Up For Ever #4 (P, $19.00) is also warmer, darker. See comparison swatches.

With the newer shades of Rouge Allures, which are designed to have a more luminous (read: frosted) finish, I noticed they do not look as smooth on the lips as other Rouge Allure shades I’ve worn.  I don’t think the thinner consistency of the Rouge Allure formula works as well with the frost finish, because it doesn’t apply as smoothly.

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LE
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Ambigue (124)

B+

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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Equivoque (126)

C+

Product

7/10

Pigmentation

7/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

7.5/10

Application

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Chanel Ambigue (124) Rouge Allure Lipstick
Chanel Ambigue (124) Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Ambigue (124) Rouge Allure Lipstick
Chanel Ambigue (124) Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Ambigue (124) Rouge Allure Lipstick
Chanel Ambigue (124) Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Ambigue (124) Rouge Allure Lipstick
Chanel Ambigue (124) Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Ambigue (124) Rouge Allure Lipstick
Chanel Ambigue (124) Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Ambigue (124) Rouge Allure Lipstick
Chanel Ambigue (124) Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Equivoque (126) Rouge Allure Lipstick
Chanel Equivoque (126) Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Equivoque (126) Rouge Allure Lipstick
Chanel Equivoque (126) Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Equivoque (126) Rouge Allure Lipstick
Chanel Equivoque (126) Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Equivoque (126) Rouge Allure Lipstick
Chanel Equivoque (126) Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Equivoque (126) Rouge Allure Lipstick
Chanel Equivoque (126) Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Equivoque (126) Rouge Allure Lipstick
Chanel Equivoque (126) Rouge Allure Lipstick

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24 thoughts on “Chanel Ambigue (124) & Equivoque (126) Rouge Allure Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. Although I don’t buy Chanel, for a variety of reasons, I do like the looks of the finish on these. I actually *like* some shimmer in my lipsticks, though I don’t generally want full-on cheesy ’60s “frost.”
    How does everyone else feel about this – do you like a shimmer in your lip color products?

    • I love all textures/finishes ;) I’m probably least keen on totally matte myself.

      • Matte is my least favorite lipstick texture, too. I can do matte eyeshadows, but I could never figure out how to do matte lips without them feeling really dry.

        • Yeah, I’m with you! I don’t love that drier feeling. I like satins, almost mattes, just not totally matte!

          • Satins are fine, especially in reds. Usually, though, I prefer a bit of shimmer, and I really like the moisture a good, not-too-oily-or-sticky gloss imparts.
            If I knew a way to get that “velvet” look on lips without them feeling dry, I’d be willing to at least try it, but so far, I haven’t found a product, or combination of products, that will do that for me.

    • I’m with you. I’m liking a bit of frost these days. I would still consider matte my all time favourite, but the frost finishes definitely look more sophisticated then they used to. Know what I mean?

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Irene Irene

      I have thin lips that tend to get very dry and frost finishes almost always look terrible on me (like MAC’s), but I love matte red lipsticks!

  2. Do these come as part of a LE collection?

  3. Love Equivoque as a shade! Too bad it’s drying.

  4. I really like both of these shades! They seem great for everyday or minimal makeup days.

  5. Rhis is a nice natural fall shade. I like it!

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Michelle michelle

    I have 3 of these- but they are SUPER dry. I have to wear balm underneath. I do like the way they look on.

  7. I have to say that these are one of the most beautiful nude lip colors I have seen in past few dasy.. such a gorgeous fiinish.. love Chanel packaging!!

  8. Love the colors (they look great on you) but wish these were a bit more hydrating.

  9. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Daisies daisies

    Beautiful colors for fall, I’m loving 126. Christine, what foundation are you wearing? Your complexion looks gorgeous!

  10. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of divinem1 (Melissa) divinem1 (Melissa)

    One of a Kind is a much better match for my highly pigmented, purple lips. Thank you for reminding me I have that gorgeous shade. No. 124 would look awful on me. I need a more berry lean to complement my nature lip tone.