Monday, January 16th, 2012

Chanel Kensington Rouge Allure Lipstick
Chanel Kensington Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Kensington Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Kensington Rouge Allure Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “bold and brilliant fuchsia.” The color is inspired by “one of London’s most posh shopping districts.” It is a vibrant pink with blue undertones. The coverage is mostly opaque, and the finish has a lovely natural shine but still looks creamy and lush on the lips. This is a lipstick that really looks beautiful when worn; it just has that really cushiony look, where lips look like pouty pillows.

It’s not a particularly unique color–there are numerous bright pink hues to choose from–but the comfortable wear, five-hour wear, and how it keeps lips moisturized during wear, make it a good pink to choose. MAC Pink Pigeon is brighter, more magenta. MAC Love Forever is more blue-based, so it appears almost purplish in comparison. NARS Schiap is brighter, slightly darker. Milani Rose Hip is brighter. It has a similar look to MAC Florida.

The Glossover

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product

Kensington

A
Not every lipstick looks as good as this one does, just in terms of texture, because this shade looks like its melted against the lips; as if your natural lip color is really this pink and vibrant. The comfortable formula is a major bonus to the excellent consistency and texture.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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Chanel Kensington Rouge Allure Lipstick
Chanel Kensington Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Kensington Rouge Allure Lipstick
Chanel Kensington Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Kensington Rouge Allure Lipstick
Chanel Kensington Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Kensington Rouge Allure Lipstick
Chanel Kensington Rouge Allure Lipstick

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Chanel, $32.00.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

MAC Pink Pigeon is brighter, more magenta. MAC Love Forever is more blue-based, so it appears almost purplish in comparison. NARS Schiap is brighter, slightly darker. Milani Rose Hip is brighter. It has a similar look to MAC Florida.

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53 thoughts on “Chanel Kensington Rouge Allure Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Ooh, I love this! Such a gorgeous colour x

  2. Sarah R

    Gorgeous! I may have to get this one.

  3. Annalogik

    That is indeed a beautiful shade of pink!! And it also looks like it feels very confortable on the lips :)

  4. Inge

    Purchasing….I love it

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Laia Laia

    OH.MY.GOD. I want this one badly!!! Does it look nice on warmer skin tones as well?

  6. WOW … just WOWWWW it is on you Christine :D …. I hope it suits me :( :( … i will def. be trying it in store :D :D

    you are looking stunningly adorableeee in this :D

  7. Yazmin

    Do you think it will suit someone with a NC 42 skintone? If you do, i might have to get it :)

  8. Oooo I love this! It’s such a Parisian colour.

  9. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Daniela Daniela

    How does it compare to MAC’s Lickable? :)

  10. I love how the color looks on your lips. It’s exactly the color I wanted to have last summer :)

  11. Pink Pigeon looks drier than this definitely, but very similar.

  12. Jill

    I love it! Such a pretty, girly pink!

  13. Casey

    Gorgeous color! Will this ever come to Nordstrom?

  14. This one is definitely a wow on you Christine! I’ve got to try it out now! Thanks for the recommendation :)

  15. Violet

    Oh wow. Want. :/

  16. Raj

    This is a great review! I usually shy away from lipsticks that cost so much but your review and recommendation made me want to give it a shot. Not sure if the colour will work on my skin tone but I will take it for a test drive!

  17. Kristina

    wow.amazing color!!!
    i want this lipstick soooo much))
    thank you!=)

  18. Hilary♥

    OMG I need this ♥

  19. Chanel did it again, gorgeous color!

  20. This is such a beautiful color! I’ve been looking for a Chanel color to fall in love with.

  21. This is so pretty and the formula sounds amazing! I really want to try RAs sometime!

  22. sophie

    Oh gosh, this is beautiful!

  23. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Michelle Michelle

    That is such a fresh pink on you! Would this color bring out yellowness in teeth? Mine look okay with a cool-toned red-berry lip color, but I don’t wear light lip colors now.

  24. ana

    Does anyone have a code for free shipping for chanel?

  25. GAIL

    I got this and use it quite often and i neeeed a backup..lol

  26. Kris

    when will it be out at the counter?

  27. Kris

    Oh dear! I made a call to my nearest Chanel counter and to my horror, this range WILL not be in my country (Singapore)!! Oh God someone must help! I need a Custom Purchase!

  28. Andrea

    Kind of similar to the neon pink in the new Bobbi Brown collection?

  29. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Genevieve MakeupMaven22

    GORGEOUS!!! This will be mine :)

  30. tanya

    Wow, this looks like a really special lipstick.

  31. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Diana Diana

    OMG this looks AMAZING on you! This color is just GORGEOUS!! Chanel has some beautiful lipsticks for sure! Thanks Christine!

  32. I love this one too!!
    Christine can u please tell us what products u used for your eye makeup?

  33. Nancy

    Beautiful!!

  34. Rowan

    How is thi compared to Mac Costa Chic?

  35. Julissa

    At first it was for sale at Harrods in London, do you know if it is not for sale there anymore? tks

  36. Allyson

    Is this similar to Chanel’s LE Super?

  37. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of jackie Jackie

    dear lord, i wish i had that kinda money – i’d be all over this and hyde park

  38. nikki

    that color is gorgeous on you!!! so tempted to buy one now. btw, what are you wearing on your eyes? very pretty