Saturday, August 7th, 2010

Chanel Imperial (73) Rouge Allure Laque
Chanel Imperial (73) Rouge Allure Lacque

The Sultry Season: Chanel Imperial (73) Rouge Allure Laque

Chanel Imperial (73) Rouge Allure Laque ($32.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a rich shade of rusted red with just a touch of berry.  Rusted berry sounds weird, but perhaps that’s a more apt description than rusted red!  It has subtle pink and gold micro-shimmer.  It’s completely opaque, and it makes lips look lush — it has the color payoff of a lipstick with the shine of a gloss.  Rouge Allure Laques are one of my favorite products, and I’m reminded of that every time I put one on.   I get around four to five hours of wear with shade in particular–plus a residual stain.

Is this the right berry for you? Would you wear it?

The Sultry Season is a series of posts featuring deep, rich shades of brown, berry, plum, and wine lipsticks and lipglosses — just right for autumn — that runs through October 2010.

See photos and swatches…

Chanel Imperial (73) Rouge Allure Laque

Chanel Imperial (73) Rouge Allure Laque

Chanel Imperial (73) Rouge Allure Laque

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41 thoughts on “Chanel Imperial (73) Rouge Allure Laque Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Wi

    This color is so good on your lip.

  2. maryelle

    i forgot how amazing the rouge allure laques are! it’s like a two-in-one product of lipstick and lip gloss, so for that reason, i think it is worth the price. the ysl rouge voluptes used to be my HG lipstick, but i think this takes the trophy of being my HG lipstick.
    btw i think it looks amazing on you! the color is not too bold, not to boring, just perfect!

  3. neli

    Imperial look so perfect on you :)

  4. baby in a corner

    I might check out these rouge allure lippies tomorrow, I think i might buy one new lipstick. If not this then perhaps Dior serum de rouge or guerlain rouge g. Although the boy is coming with me and I dunno how long he will want to walk around make up counters! He starts looking bored and i can’t enjoy my make up perusal! Although in fairness I can amuse myself for hours swatching!

  5. Welgunde

    Do they dry your lips?

  6. Kajsa

    That color fits you really good!

  7. hiromi

    it is INSANE how EVERY lip colour suits you christine! brb, jealous forever.

  8. Claudia

    Not a shade I’d chose, but looking at the photos it’s stunning !

  9. Wow! I really love this one, i think is my right color for a nice dinner

  10. Amber

    omg I have this shade – it was my first RA Lacque purchase! I love that it’s dramatic but doesn’t overwhelm my face or my super-fair skin.

  11. Pam

    i like this colour.. looks gorgeous on you…

  12. Allie

    I’m partial to shade #74 Dynastie– but LOVE the RA Laques as well. Thanks for swatching this colour as I’m hoping to purchase more soon :)

  13. verybecca

    I just bought and returned this last week after lemming it for months. The color is so rich and interesting, but the formula dried out my lips and also bled within an hour. I was so sad.

  14. Any time Chanel makes a color like this…I’m in love. It reminds me of the lipstick colors my grandma would wear. So I instantly find it classy and gorgeous.

  15. Pang

    So tempted to go to the store and get one…I don’t have any lip shade in that color.

  16. karen

    I love this color!

  17. anna

    whoa, your eyes look good in this picture!

  18. Kathy

    This is so pretty! I really need to try some of these Chanel lippies. Most of the colors I’ve seen have been nothing short of gorgeous.

    Also, this particular shade looks fantastic on you!

  19. This is a very nice color on you and very nice color over all. Loving the sultry season.

  20. Yayoi

    This color is absolutely gorgeous, and it looks amazing on you! Is there a MAC equivalent of this shade that you can recommend?

  21. Cathy

    What an amazing color!! It looks fab on you,Christine.

  22. Nina K.

    woah, another great color! not too red, not too brown, not too cool, not too warm …georgeous!

    i should avoid visiting your hp here :-)

  23. shavonne

    Gorgeous! I love it

  24. Sarah

    This is the best lipstick on you hands down

  25. Stephanie

    *Drools over colour* Oh my god, gorgeous. You and the lipstick, of course. *Dies at price* Any comparable colours of the MAC (or otherwise)variety?