Monday, December 21st, 2009

Chanel Les Impressions de Chanel Collection
Rouge Allure Lipstick: Insouciante (81), Incognito (82), Impertinente (79), Delicieuse (80)

New Rouge Allures for Spring

Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) has four new shades added to the bunch with Chanel’s Spring Collection.

  • Insouciante (81) is a pinky-beige nude shade with a bright sheen. It’s pigmented, but it’s not ultra pigmented as some of the deeper shades of Rouge Allures are.
  • Incognito (82) is a muted medium pink that goes on semi-opaque with a nice sheen. On lips, it looks like a slightly flushed rosy pink with a glossy sheen and just the tiniest bit of gold shimmer.
  • Impertinente (79) is a reddish-plum that goes on opaque and has a light sheen. On my lips, it seemed to lean a little more reddened plum than plum, as Chanel describes it, but it’s the darkest and deepest shade of the four.
  • Delicieuse (80) is a medium coral-orange that applies semi-opaque and has a soft sheen. I liked how it looked on my lips, which is a little more of a muted coral shade than when I swatched it on my skin. It’s very wearable, perfect for spring, and did I mention, it looks beautiful with Futile? Oh, yeah, it does.

I wouldn’t let the skin swatches fool you, though — even though they seem only semi-opaque, they look nearly opaque on my lips. It seems like your natural lip color ends up blending seamlessly with the lipstick shade, so the color looks very natural, effortless, and beautiful on. Rouge Allures are very smooth, soft, and feel utterly lightweight on lips.  Sometimes they’re insanely pigmented (a la Noirs Obscurs), but often, they’re just good pigmentation; not the ultra bold shades, but color that covers and you know you’re having on but the color looks effortless.

My favorite shade was Delicieuse, but I am a coral fiend, so obviously that makes me a bit biased. Like the new nail lacquers, I don’t think these shades are totally original, but they’re lovely in their own right.  They are incredibly fitting for spring, though.  The quality of the lipsticks is phenomenal but whether they’re worth $30?  That’s more for you to judge!

What do you think?  Worth the splurge?  Meet your expectations?

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  • Product: 28/30
  • Value: 7/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation: For easy-to-wear shades combined with the silky formula of Rouge Allure, Chanel has you covered.

Availability: Nordstrom and Saks

See more photos, swatches, and lip swatches!

Chanel Les Impressions de Chanel Collection
Rouge Allure Lipstick: Insouciante (81), Incognito (82), Impertinente (79), Delicieuse (80)

Chanel Les Impressions de Chanel Collection
Rouge Allure Lipstick: Insouciante (81), Incognito (82), Impertinente (79), Delicieuse (80)

Chanel Les Impressions de Chanel Collection
Rouge Allure Lipstick: Insouciante (81), Incognito (82), Impertinente (79), Delicieuse (80)

Chanel Les Impressions de Chanel Collection
Rouge Allure Lipstick: Insouciante (81), Incognito (82)

Chanel Les Impressions de Chanel Collection
Rouge Allure Lipstick: Impertinente (79), Delicieuse (80)

Chanel Les Impressions de Chanel Collection
Chanel Insouciante Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Les Impressions de Chanel Collection
Chanel Insouciante Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Les Impressions de Chanel Collection
Chanel Incognito Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Les Impressions de Chanel Collection
Chanel Incognito Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Les Impressions de Chanel Collection
Chanel Impertinente Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Les Impressions de Chanel Collection
Chanel Impertinente Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Les Impressions de Chanel Collection
Chanel Delicieuse Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Les Impressions de Chanel Collection
Chanel Delicieuse Rouge Allure Lipstick

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41 thoughts on “Chanel Les Impressions de Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick Swatches, Reviews, Lip Swatches, Photos

  1. Avatar of Jill AnGeLwInGz

    Christine, all those colors look great on you! Between Insouciante and Incognito, what would you recommend more for a medium/light complexion? I don’t want to go too pale or too bright.

  2. Ehhhh, I’m not that excited for the spring collection. It seems kind of neutral. I like a nice pop of color for spring!

  3. Incognito will be mine!

  4. Eden Landers

    are these available now?

  5. Oh I can’t wait to see these in person! I love coral too so I will def pick up Delicieuse but Impertinente looks interesting too. thanks for the swatches, Christine!

  6. Avatar of Rashmi rashmi

    hello christine
    today i read this interview of urs –
    http://beautifulwithbrains.com/2008/08/14/interview-with-christine-from-temptalia/

    just googled mac mari sheeno
    and see i got this interview of urs
    loveddddd to read this and was feeling as if u r in front of me

    u r the best

  7. Avatar of Kristina Kristina

    Wow, they are all gorgeous. Every last one of them

  8. kristie

    Christine, how does Incognito compare to Comedia? They look kind of similar?

  9. Rae

    Hmm. These look really pretty in the tubes, but I’m just not feeling it! I guess neutral and natural is back in, eh?

  10. Sarah M

    I don’t know if I’m a little disappointed. It might just be me, but the colours swatched look different from the colour in the tube which many times is a good thing because it means they are more wearable but this time around I really love the way the lipsticks look in the tube, especially Insouciante (81). I’d love it to look just like that on my lips. Ahhh… Drama Queen! Lol. Thanks for the review Christine. :-)

  11. Susie

    I have incognito.. I reach for it a lot. Very wearable and elegant.

  12. Michelle

    Thanks so much for posting this, expecially the free upgraded shipping at Saks! I just ordered Impertinete and received free rush delivery! I’ll be able to wear it for Christmas Eve!!!! Thanks again. Oh by the way, they also have some of the collection online at Neiman Marcus too! I ordered one of the new nail lacquers also. The same one that you weren’t able to swatch! I can’t wait to wear it on Christmas Eve also!!

  13. apfelwinter

    Delicieuse seems quite unique! Is there any similar MAC rouge? But I love all of them!

  14. Marcy

    Thanks for the swatches! I really like Delicieuse and Impertinente. Wallet is getting unhappy…

  15. Nicci

    I like Incognito & Delicieuse!

  16. Anitacska

    Meh. The colours are okay, but it’s not worths the splurge.

  17. Avatar of Shontay shontay

    O M G I want all four!!! I especially want Impertinente. Why did I have to start a Chanel obsession?

  18. Ahhhh, I think Delicieuse is the perfect peach I’ve been looking for!

  19. Chris

    Christine, these look perfect on you! You have the perfect pout for swatches, I am a black girl and I don’t have your poutiness. I am jealous.

    I’ll be picking up the first 3 on boxing day!

    btw Merry Christmas, If I don’t log on until then.

  20. Luisafer

    Chanel is great with lipsticks!!! love Incognito and Impertinente!!! the pink shades I wear!!!

  21. Atila

    Is Chanel Impertinente similar to Mac’s Baroque Boudoir Christine?

    • They’re very similar – I’d call them decent dupes; Chanel is a little rosier, Baroque Boudoir a little redder/brick. The texture is a smidgen frostier with the MAC lipstick, and the Chanel lipstick is softer, smoother, and wears better overall.

  22. Aww, I want them all! They all look easily wearable for everyday.

  23. Lorna

    only impertinente looks like it has decent color payoff

  24. amy

    my favourite is incongnito.

  25. natalie

    Wow, Insouciante really seems to be your Exact Perfect Nude. I like it alot. Looks very appealing.

  26. Toni

    Hi Christine! Thanks so much for introducing me to these with your wonderful photos! Ran to Nordy right away to check them out and ended up *loving* Incognito like u love Gems :) Rockin’ it with Colibri because the Glossimers were just too intimidating for me! LOL

  27. Avatar of Kristina krystine

    thanks for the swatches! are there any mac dupes (permanent line or le) close to delicieuse? thanks christine

  28. karen

    is Insouciante part of the permanent range or is it limited edition?