Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Chanel Rouge Byzantin Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Byzance: Rouge Byzantin Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Rouge Byzantin Rouge Allure Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as “an iridescent ruby red with a hint of sapphire, for a rich, jewel-toned lip look.” On me, it’s a rich, pinked red with ruby micro-shimmer. It delivers nearly opaque color and even coverage. There is subtle iridescent sheen–looks almost fuchsia to me–that pops at a distance. It’s a very holiday-esque red to me. It’s bright and joyous, but the depth of the color gives it a luxurious richness.

Rouge Allure is a lovely formula–rich in color, moisturizing, and longer-wearing. I typically get five to six hours of wear, but with an intense shade of red like this, it tends to wear just past six. The color didn’t bleed or fade unevenly, either, which is excellent when you wear a high maintenance color like red.

It’s pinker and bluer than Chanel Lover, and similar but deeper than Dior Technicolor Red. You can see side-by-side comparisons here.

The Glossover


Rouge Byzantin

Blue-based reds are best on cooler skin tones, but the underlying pinkness to this red will make it wearable on warmer skin tones as well.











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Chanel Rouge Byzantin Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Rouge Byzantin Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Rouge Byzantin Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Rouge Byzantin Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Rouge Byzantin Rouge Allure Lipstick

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Where can I purchase Rouge Byzantin? How much is it?

Chanel, $32.

Is it limited edition?


Any dupes?

It's pinker and bluer than Chanel Lover, similar but deeper than Dior Technicolor Red. You can see side-by-side comparisons here.

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66 thoughts on “Chanel Rouge Byzantin Rouge Allure Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Your skin look amazing in the photos. What foundation/concealer/powder are you wearing?

  2. Looks beautiful on you! Love it!

  3. Charlotte

    Unbearably gorgeous!

  4. Sigh. This is so beautiful… Wish we got this collection up here.

  5. Sandhya

    Wow, I LOVE this color on you!

  6. Carolina

    My God this looks flawless! Your lips are amazing. I need to buy me a lip scrub. :)

  7. Shilpa

    wow, u look beautiful! i die for metallic red lippies

  8. For some reason, I am thinking of this as a “gypsy” red. It’s so vibrant!

  9. This looks AMAZING!

  10. Anya

    i love this on you, but i don’t think it’ll look quite that way on me.

  11. Luka

    If you had to pick between this and Chanel Dragon which would you select?

  12. That’s a lovely color. Plus ,it looks great on you! =D

  13. Do you know when this will be available in Germany? The colour is gorgeous!

  14. Iciar

    Super pretty!

  15. Gabby T

    This color is gorgeous! I’m pretty fair (NW15) with red hair and blue eyes and I have been trying to find the perfect blue-based red for AGES. Closes I’ve come is MAC’s Russian Red and Ruby Woo but they are so drying (especially Ruby Woo as I know you have noted a bunch). So This one may be my Holy Grail! Since it’s limited addition I wonder how much time I have to snatch this up….thank you SO much Christine as always!!!!

    • Fey

      Ooooh, Gabby! Me too! I bet this would look gorgeous on you, especially with your red hair.

    • Amy P

      I just got mine in the mail yesterday — I’m a MUFE HD 110 (according to Christine’s chart that’s NW10 or NW15) with blue-green eyes — and Byzantin looks amazing on! It’s hard to explain, but it just seems “right” with my coloring. It’s completely unlike any red I own (and I have way too many) — but the finish of reminds me a bit of a cool-toned version of Kat Von D’s Adora. It’s completely gorgeous and would probably look stunning on you :)

  16. Cherry

    Looks beautiful on you!

  17. What a gorgeous lip color! It makes your teeth look so white!

  18. Annika

    This color is so pretty on you. It really makes both your eyes and skin glow extra much.

  19. baby in a corner

    How does this compare to the chanel rouge coco in byzantin that was released a while back? I already have that!

    BTW – I have lingerie de peau and love it!

  20. Kat

    this looks absolutely gorgeous on you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU LOOK BEAUTIFUL :)

  21. RedWeatherTigerD

    That color looks AMAZING on you! Chanel should pay you big money for making this look so good!

  22. This looks amazing on you Christine, but I am sure I would look clownish. Gorgeous color either way.

  23. Sophie W.

    AMAZING. I’ve never been this stunned by a lipstick! Its incrediable!

  24. AnGeLwInGz

    I consider Rouge Allure to be the best Chanel lipstick formula. That color looks so gorgeous on you!

  25. Mandi

    Christine you are glowing in this picture and the last few reviews. Your skin looks amazing. Can you please do a post on your full skincare regimen Day & Night. I know you use the Renee Rouleau skincare and would love to hear everything you have been doing. You really look stunning. :)

    • I rotate in a new product in every 2-3 weeks (so I don’t change it all at once). I’m not currently testing anything by Renee Rouleau. The reason I do not talk about what products I’m testing is because I don’t commit to reviewing any of them – so I don’t want to get anyone’s hopes up and disappoint them if I do not review. Sorry!

  26. Oooh, I like this one…

  27. ahj

    How does this compare to the legendary Queen’s Sin in terms of color? They look so similar, and I never got the MAC lipstick (and am still kicking myself.)

  28. This is a gorgeous colour on you, Christine. :)

  29. kasiaj85

    NEED to buy this lippie!! amazing! I’m a sucker for such colors!

  30. Noah

    This lipstick makes ur skin look amazing ! Beautiful party shade!

  31. I’m sooo tempted by this, but I’m kind of afraid of reds. It looks fabluous on you and you’re warm toned so maybe. I like the the iridescent sheen to it.

  32. This looks a lot like mac utter fun! I may have to pick it up! :)

  33. Vanessa Riese

    This lipstick makes your eyes so bright and makes your face glow! thanks, i will get it!

  34. Trish

    Dear sweet Jesus I need this in my stash like NOW!

  35. Diana

    My goodness that GORGEOUS!!!! I might have to pick that up just to have in my stash. Its really beautiful!

    • Sarah

      I have never owned a Chanel lipstick, mainly because it’s $32! But things may have to change….this is GORGEOUS, and you look gorgeous in it! :)

  36. I think this has to be the prettiest Chanel lipstick I’ve seen! x

  37. Z

    Is this similar to MAC Port Red?

  38. Its one THE BEST CHANEL i have seen 😀 its looking so pretty on you or should i say its YOU who is making the color pretty 😀
    you rock every shade honey and this one is not an exception
    Perfect Hot Look 😀 😀

  39. Andrea

    Christine, do you know what the number of thsi shade is please? They’re displayed by number rather than name. Thanks x

  40. This is amazingly beautiful.

  41. artemis

    looks so pretty on you 😀

  42. brighton

    beautiful color! Can you maybe do a post on your favorite balms/ lip treatments. your lips are so smooth and not dried out at all, even though you are constantly putting on and trying out different lip products!

  43. Ohhhh so pretty! I ♥ the name, too.

  44. OMG! You look beautiful with the brown eyes and this lipstick! GORGEOUS!

    I mean YOU :-)