Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009


Chanel Dragon Rouge Allure Laque

Chanel:  Dragon Rouge Allure Laque for the Perfect Red Lip

Chanel Dragon Rouge Allure Laque ($32.00) is one of the most stunning shades of red I’ve ever had the pleasure to wear. I’m absolutely in love with the vibrancy, subtle shimmer, and opacity.  There are eight lovely shades available — you can see a full list here.

The Rouge Allure Laque formula is satiny, smooth, and very pigmented. (Lighter shades seem to go on more semi-opaque, though.) Dragon is inspiring. It’s just that kind of color to me! It wears well, and it leaves behind a very nice stain even as it fades after eating (I managed five hours of amazing wear before eating).

It’s also very easy to apply straight from the tube, despite being such an intense shade. The applicator is doe-footed, but it’s modified – it’s grooved and fits against the lips really well.  The finish is high shine, slightly glossy, and such rich, vibrant color.  Even though $32 is pricey (at least, for most) for a lip product, the fact that this is basically a lipstick and gloss in one, has intense color that requires no work to achieve… I think it’s well worth it.

Love, love, LOVE. I’m definitely going to check out the other shades and see which other ones I have to get!

  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 5/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation: If you’re looking for a way to indulge, Rouge Allure Laques may be a way to go. Chanel lip products rarely disappoint me, but this one not only met my expectations but INSPIRED me!

Availability: Nordstrom

See product photo and swatch


Dragon (left), Ming (right)

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241 thoughts on “Chanel: Dragon Rouge Allure Laque for the Perfect Red Lip Review, Swatches, Photos

  1. Josiane

    Awww 32$? we have to pay 47$ for them in Canada! Ridiculous!

  2. Mary Beth

    Oh no!! I just saw a comment made on KarlaSugar’s blog that Chanel is discontinuing Dragon in the Rouge Allure Laque. Now for the debate….should I stock up now or wait?

  3. Jennifer

    I just heard about the discontinuation! So distressed right now…

  4. beck

    Would you recommend Dragon or Guerlain Garconne for very fair skin with reddish undertones, (MAC NW15 and Laura Mercier Porcelain). Would you say Garconne is more of a blue based red as compared to Dragon?
    I do like the teeth whitening effects due to my coffee habit.
    Thankyou very much for your help, Happy Thanksgiving :o)