Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Chanel Insolente Rouge Allure Lipstick
Chanel Insolente Rouge Allure Lipstick

Bright Pink That’s Wearable

Chanel Insolente (65) Rouge Allure Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is brightened medium pink with subtle blue undertones. It has next to in noticeable shimmer but has a soft sheen. Like other Rouge Allures, it has opaque color, feels comfortable on the lips, and wears well. I typically get five to six hours of wear with brighter/deeper shades like this one. I wouldn’t describe the formula as overly creamy or moisturizing, but they never dry out my lips and always apply evenly and smoothly.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Insolente is a happy medium of brightness in a pink. It’s not neon, and it’s not the most traffic-stopping pink ever made, but it’s also a whole lot more wearable, too.


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Chanel Insolente Rouge Allure Lipstick
Chanel Insolente Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Insolente Rouge Allure Lipstick
Chanel Insolente Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Insolente Rouge Allure Lipstick
Chanel Insolente Rouge Allure Lipstick

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Insolente? How much is it?

Chanel, $30.

Is it limited edition?


Any dupes?

You would think with The Summer Season under our belt, there would be plenty of dupes to choose from. The closest was Dolce & Gabbana Splendid, which isn't quite as blue-based. Illamasqua's Frenzy is a little deeper and glossier. MAC's Impassioned is a little more vibrant and almost a little coral-y in contrast, so you may also want to check out Lustering, which might not be opaque or bright enough but seems closer in color. (And no, Insolente does not compare to Super--from summer--as Super has strong blue undertones.)

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61 thoughts on “Chanel Insolente (65) Rouge Allure Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Vanessa

    I’m a sucker for these colors. Looks great!

  2. CeeBee

    Looks luscious, perhaps a little bit too cool for me… I think for bright pinks Giulette will always have my heart, though the Rouge Allure formula is pretty awesome as well.

  3. moon

    Is this color similar as Chanel Allure lipstick Imagination?

  4. virginiaisforluvrs

    Pretty! How does this compare to Genial?

  5. Milessa

    Gorgeous color!

  6. Anna

    wowwwwwww…….I love all the pink shades……I wanna buy them all!
    …..this week end is gonna be time for some chanel lipstick shopping!

  7. Fey

    Wow. That is sooo cute. Like, a Barbie pink. I’d totally wear that.

  8. sofia

    it looks so cute on u!!! lovely colour!!

  9. Alexis

    Pretty color but sadly, this formula dries my lips. I’m a Rouge Coco kind of girl.

  10. Gina

    Looks great with the touch of pink on your cheeks! Just wondering if you prefer Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick or Guerlain Rouge G Lipsticks? You seem to like them both so I was just wondering which one is better? Also which one wears the longest and tends not to sink into lip lines? Thank you for your opinions!

    • Rouge Gs — but it could just be personal preference – more of my favorites are in that range :) They wear about the same, but I like the slight glossiness of Rouge Gs.

  11. omg this just totally made me feel better im so guilt tripping my mom into buying me this since im in bed rest for two more days

  12. Gosh, this is such a cute lippie!

  13. Shi

    I’m such a sucker for these Barbie-type blue pinks. Any dupes come to mind?

  14. It’s gorgeous, love it! How similar is it to Genial? (Or am I thinking of the wrong shade? Sorry it’s late here.)

  15. Amanda

    Do you know, is this similar to Super?

  16. Kristen

    Hey Christine…

    Is there a MAC dupe (Girl about town seems too intense and bright compared to this), or some dupe for this color? I absolutely love this pink!!


  17. Roberta

    I love this color, its bold without being too overwhelming, but what are you wearing on you cheeks?

  18. Nancy

    I love this color. I got it and the matching Nail polish.

  19. That is a really pretty color.

  20. Eileen

    Very pretty shade, I prefer this colour to the pale nudish pinks.

  21. Nanda Chaves

    It reminded me of CHATTERBOX – MAC.
    SO cute!!!

  22. Kai

    Do you know if it is anything like MAC Speed Dial?

  23. cloudburst

    I like it!

  24. ellie

    Thanks Christine for the swatches. I’ve been looking for a real lip swatch of this lipstick. It’s such a lovely bright pink color and i’m glad it’s not limited edition because i missed SUPER!
    Anyway, i have impassioned already. You’ve mentioned it could be similar do you think i don’t need to get this anymore? How does this compare to estee lauder’s brilliant pink?

  25. Dariyah

    I buy this month ago, and i’m absolutely in love with this colour! Passion pinky, with silky texture! Amazing! My favotite for this autumn!

  26. Fiona

    Bit too bright for me, I’ve never really liked pink. How do the Chanel Rouge Allures compare with the Guerlain Rouge Gs? From what I can tell you like the Rouge Gs better, any reason why?

  27. I got this lipstick and I love it! I always get compliments when I´m wearing it. And the matching nailpolish :)

  28. M

    I tried it a while back and it pulled really cool on me. :( To make things worse, that day I had on smokey grey eyeshadow and dark eyeliner. I must have been quite a sight as people were staring at me, LOL.

    I still love my Giulette (bought after your gorgeous looking post). Wanna try try MUFE’s Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick in #37, but before that, I need your opinion. Are Giulette and #37 similar? They look almost the same in your previous posts.

    • The gray might have accentuated the blue undertones, too! :)

      Is Giulette darker on you than me? Because I put the photos side-by-side, and Giulette is lighter, much pinker, while #37 is brighter and more coral.

      • M

        I’m NC30, so I think Giulette looks a bit lighter on me. So I guess #37 would be brighter, too? I’m mulling between Toxic Tale and #37 (the second wave of Venomous Villains is hitting the stores where I live on Fri, the first wave is totally sold out! There were queues outside the stores for the first wave!).

  29. I did not like the colour that much in the tube, but when I saw the swatch on your arm and your lips, I changed my mind. Very pretty indeed. I would pay the bucks to have it.

  30. Ashley D.

    The perfect bright pink!

  31. Lisa

    It looks a bit similar to your post on victorias secret ‘Be Mine’ (http://www.temptalia.com/the-summer-season-vs-makeup-be-mine-lipstick) would you say that it is in person?

  32. Alison

    You can really tell when a lipstick has a good texture just by looking at your photos…

  33. Christy

    I bought this over the weekend with Rouge Allure Extrait De Gloss Insolence. I love them!

  34. ChiPui

    I want to have iitt!

  35. Peach

    I bought this lipstick because of your review
    it doesn’t look like bright pink on my lip
    it looks more like a red-pink :(
    I’m quite disappointed
    I thought they use this shade on Fendi-spring 2011 runway show, may be I was wrong

  36. Honey

    I bought this RA Insolente at the same time as when I bought RA Confidentielle and Extrait de Gloss Insolence. They are the perfect mix. None of them is similar to each other. Insolente is my pick me up color. it brightens my face and I always get a lot of compliments when I’m wearing this.

    Thanks Christine for sharing.

  37. SarahV

    I just bought this one for spring, and I love it on me! It’s bright, but not overwhelming. So flattering.

  38. amber888777

    i can find this lip stick online is it still available and is it a permanent 
    lip stick ????????