Thursday, October 1st, 2009


Chanel Dynastie Rouge Allure Laque

Chanel Dynastie Rouge Allure Laque ($32.00) is the third to be featured in our seven days of Chanel Rouge Allure Laque feature.

Dynastie is a beautiful shade of fiery coral. It’s not too red or orange–it’s a good mix of bold and bright without being over the top. It has an orange-coral base with a softer peachy-coral shimmer and glossy sheen. It feels like silk on the lips; weightless and just a smidgen creamy when you apply it, and then just long-lasting color for hours.

It’s opaque in just one layer (I only need to use whatever is on the applicator; no double-dipping required!) and easy to apply with precision. Being able to apply it with ease and not having to worry about it bleeding or dragging on my lips is such a relief. It just makes this a no-brainer for me. This shade is deep enough for the fall/winter, but it’s still appropriate for a lovely summer coral, too!

Since I don’t want to just re-write what I say about the formula (since it is the same–if there are any variations, you can be sure I’ll call them out), here’s a quick bullet-point summary.

Pros

  • Satiny, creamy lip color that hydrates
  • Opaque color in one layer–very pigmented
  • Lasts for hours and even through eating/drinking
  • Glossy sheen
  • Looks like a lipstick AND a gloss
  • Easy to travel with
  • Sleek packaging

Cons

  • Pricey at $32 each

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

Recommendation: If you love coral lips and want color that lasts for hours and looks gorgeous, try Dynastie!

Availability: Nordstrom

See more swatches


Coromandel (#72), Imperial (#73), Dynastie (#74), Dragon (#75)

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41 thoughts on “Chanel Dynastie Rouge Allure Laque Review, Photos, Swatches, Lip Swatches

  1. Avatar of Amandine Hinahon

    I really like how it looks because its not too bright…
    I might try to go and see if i can get my hands on one around here

  2. Bridgette

    I have to have this color. It looks so pretty. And btw Christine you put dynastie twice under the swatches you made for all the colors.

  3. I have to get my hands on Dynastie! That color is made for me!

  4. Alexis

    I tried this one along with Imperial and Imperial won! I still have to try Dragon. I’m wearing Imperial right now and I love having color on my lips again – thanks!

  5. Wilcoa

    I love this color, all of those colors are so gorgeous! I checked the Chanel counter yesterday but sadly they didn’t have them in :( *waits*

  6. liz

    wow it pulls so much more orange on you than me!

    either way its beautiful :-)

  7. I LOVE the Rouge Allure Laques – dense, creamy and dramatic, they truly give you the lip of the season (the red and the pinky-nude one are my faves!) It’s great to see the colors actually on someone’s lips.

  8. Avatar of Rebecca Rebecca

    I bought #72 and #75 this week after your Dragon blog from last week. Love them!! Ive always wanted to be a red-lip-girl….

  9. Wow, this is just beautiful!

  10. Jennifer

    I should be getting Phoenix in the mail tomorrow! I CANT WAIT!

    This color is purty too! Im sensing the whole collection is a must if one could afford it. Imperial is on my mind now lol

  11. Avatar of Shontay shontay

    I am buying every single one of these in the weeks to come. I love chanel and these are fab.

  12. cyn

    OMG~ SOOO PRETTY! I WANT THEM ALL!

  13. amy

    I love this colour and it is my favourite Rouge Allure Laque I have seen so far. I like that it is coral without being too pink or too orange. This going on my wish list of spurge items!

  14. Ashley

    So pretty..
    I think I will just have to splurge on this.
    Especially if it’s long lasting.
    I bought a cheap lip stick from Maybelline that I actually liked (first venture into lipstick, not going to splurge!), and it just wasn’t the coral I wanted.

    Would this colour work well on lighter skin? Or with slightly yellow undertones?

    How would you rate it in terms of how well it lasts while going things like drinking and eating? And does fade quicker when applied over lip balm?

    • Yes, I think it would work just fine on you, Ashley! I have yellow undertones :)

      For me, they last quite well through eating/drinking. I’d say it may fade just a little quicker, but not if you only use a thin layer of balm. They’re not drying at all, so I’d recommend putting a balm on 20-30 minutes prior, blotting (kiss the back of your hand!), then apply.

  15. Avatar of Sonya Sonya

    And worth every penny! I NEED Dragon!

  16. Lorna

    nice color but that that dragon red had me at first swipe

  17. Michelle

    I have four of the line so far…just picked up Dragon at Nordstrom Trend Show on the 19th Dynastie was my first I purchased, in Spain of all places! Love them all!

  18. Avatar of raloves Ra UK

    I think this colour looks quite similar to Mac Temper Tantra. What do you think Christine?