Saturday, September 26th, 2009

I did this look last night before we went out for my (early) birthday dinner at my favorite restaurant! I knew I wanted to take Chanel’s Dragon out for a night on the town, so it was all about the lips for this look πŸ˜‰

I hope your Saturday has been wonderful so far! I’m feeling a bit under the weather, so I’ve been laying down for most of mine, but I figured I should at least get up and post this for you all!

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Soft Ochre paint pot (neutral beige base), Retrospeck eyeshadow (dirty champagne), Wedge eyeshadow (cool-toned medium brown), Swiss Chocolate eyeshadow (reddish brown), Blanc Type eyeshadow (whitish neutral), Feline kohl power (black liner), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Enough Said blush (bronzy)
  • Lips: Chanel Dragon Rouge Allure Laque (red)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 226 (fluffy crease brush), 219 (pointed crease brush), 214 (smudge brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Feline = Smolder; Enough Said = bronzer

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Soft Ochre paint pot all over the lid as the base with the 249. With the 239, apply Retrospeck eyeshadow on the lower lid. Darken crease with Wedge eyeshadow using the 226, then deepen with Swiss Chocolate eyeshadow with the 219. Sweep Blanc Type eyeshadow underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Fline kohl power on lower lash line, and apply Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Enough Said blush using the 129. Apply Chanel Rouge Allure laquie to lips for color and shine.

Check out more photos!

After six hours of wear, including a delicious dinner and lots of water-drinking, the color HOLDS on like nobody’s business! The biggest difference is just the glossiness and some of the shimmer have gone away, but the color itself is still very vibrant, so wearable, and STILL no bleeding.

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132 thoughts on “Look – Red Lips with Chanel Dragon

  1. WOW! I love that lipstick color. And I am trying to learn how to create a soft eye like that so this post is just in time for me. Monday I am going to try out a dark lip and a light eye so thanks!

  2. Jessica

    Pretty πŸ˜€

  3. WOW! You look so sassy and plain old awesome with that lip.

  4. Wilcoa

    Absolutely gorgeous, I love this look! Perfect for the holidays coming up in a couple months as well! The lip color is to die for. I remember seeing your previous post about the lip look and thought it was really nice, but put together with the eye its stunning! Must get my hands on this lippie! Whats the base like though? It looks like a true red, so no yellow?

    • Thanks, Wilcoa!

      If I had to say anything about the undertone/base, I’d say it leans warmer, maybe yellow/orange, but it’s SO hard to tell because it shows up quite neutral. I definitely think it’s not blue-based, though. It wears like a true red on me!

  5. claudia

    Christine, I have to admit, although a bit too bright for my personal taste (im more fond of wine-red lipsticks) this Chanel Dragon is really, really pretty !!! i guess its on my wish-list now !!!

  6. Melissa

    That look is beautiful. I was on the fence with having so many reds but, Im not anymore. Off to to order it in Dragon. Thank you for posting the whole look. Its terrific on you!

  7. amy

    i love the nude eye with bold red lips. I cant wait to pick up Feline on Monday!

  8. Rosie

    I love it! The red really suits you.

  9. Fairy

    Looks great on you! I had to return mine b/c although its a true red it was too orangey on me.

  10. You looked gorgeous last night and Happy Early Birthday! :) That red is just stunning. I think I might get it today… and get well soon!

  11. This is beautiful! Although when is this coming out? If it already has my Chanel counter is lame and doesnt have it… :( The woman there didnt even know what the Jade nailpolish was.

  12. Wow – this is GORGEOUS! I think I may have just found my perfect red!

  13. Christy

    Happy Birthday! Hope you had lots of fun =)

    Very pretty look! I just dont know if I could do that strong of a red.

  14. Julia

    all that needs to be said.

    well, thats a lie.
    this lipstick would look fantastic with some major pinup eyeliner.

  15. Raven

    Happy HAPPY Birthday Christine!! This look is w/ out a doubt YOUR look!! I want YOUR lips for MY B-day!!

  16. alyssamae.

    gorgeous look! and i love the red lipstick! its the perfect red!

  17. Raven

    You Have leopard eyes!! They are so unusual!! SOOOOOO……. beautiful!!

  18. Doreen

    Wow, you look gorgeous! At first, I thought that Dragon would be too bright, but now I can see that its actually pretty wearable. The soft eye looks great with the lips, and it seems that the Lustre Retrospeck doesnt look too bad. Did you experience any fallout?

    Happy Birthday, Christine, and I hope you feel better soon!

  19. Ann

    Happy early birthday, Christine! You look stunning, have a blast πŸ˜€
    btw, this is one of my favorite looks, you did a great job!

  20. Ellery

    Christine, I was just curious as to how you take such amazing pictures of your makeup.
    I was hoping you could maybe do a post on the type of lighting and camera you use, everything like that.
    Whenever I try to take quality pictures of my makeup they just come out dark and not as vibrant as my makeup is in the mirror.
    And I love you in red lips.

  21. Elle

    You look so pretty here, Christine. Im picking up Dragon this weekend (and maybe a few other colors)! Happy early birthday, as well! :)

  22. Rae

    Oh my goodness!! So, so gorgeous. I cant believe it lasts for that long!!

    Happy early birthday mdear — hope you feel better after a good nights rest :)

  23. Gorgeous, as always. That red looks like the perfect red shade of all time.

  24. Ashley

    thats a perfect red :-)

    happy early birthday, christine!

  25. Helena

    Happy birthday, dear Christine!
    Okay, now I need Retrospeck–and, if I ever become rich, Dragon…
    It seems like Retrospeck is a bit similar to a color I adore, Femme Fi. Am I crazy?? ha ha ha

  26. alex

    i went to bloomingdales and i got it!!

    i love it…last soo long!

  27. pam

    Wow, you look so beautiful. Could you please tell me what foundation in what shade did you use in this look? thank you

  28. DevilishDoll

    That color looks gorgeous on you! Happy early birthday, and I hope you feel better soon.

  29. apfelwinter

    Wow, you should wear this look all time, its fabulous.

  30. Tracy

    you pull off red lips really really well!! i wish i could do the same :( but they always tend to bleed on me even if i wore lip liner beneath. sigh.

  31. Bettina

    simple but effective..amzing as always Christine and happy early birthday!

  32. BB

    Very pretty, youwzaaa…happy bday to U, too :). Hey Christine, what camera r u using? Its really sharp picture.

  33. jess

    I HAVE to get this lipstick. It is a moral imperative.

  34. Victoria

    I wish I could wear red lips like you….you look stunning! One of my first thoughts where….has she lost some weight? You look thinner than normal in these photos…… Not that I think you need to!

  35. hollie

    I NEED that lipstick in my life! NOW!

  36. pia

    Happy Birthday, Christine! Hope you feel better, soon! Dragon is fantastic! You look awesome, too!

  37. Melanie

    Wow! That is truly a beautiful red lipstick

  38. Andrea

    Unbelievable how well the colour lasted!!! Gotta check these out :)

  39. Jennifer

    Had another dream about this lipstick last night. This time I was looking at it at a grocery store. lol And it came with a nail polish and more colors. lol

    I can’t wait to get phoenix in the mail! I have too many reds and am trying to build my pink collection.

  40. happybadfish

    I can’t believe how well the color held up! You look great.

  41. Cozy

    This look is soo adorable on you!! :)

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  43. Bobbiedoll03

    O my! This lipstick is gorgeous!

  44. Maryam

    I told my mum to look at the first post on Chanel Dragon and the moment she laid eyes on the colour, her eyes became like saucers! It’s a show – stoppah!

  45. Nicci

    Happy Birthday! you look very pretty the lipstick is great.

  46. Samantha

    Happy Birthday!!

    WOW i really love this look because of the neutral eye and the bold, red lips. I’ve always wanted to try red lips but not sure if it’s the thing for me. I’m still amazed at how perfect you make red lipstick go on! The lines around your mouth are so crisp! Whats your secret??

  47. Terry

    I love this look! I’m so lusting over Chanel laque in Dragon!!!

  48. Mica

    Wow! Beautiful color and if it really lasts that long, it would be my dream red lipstick! And I have a drawer full of them..

  49. Michelle

    WOW, thats all I’m gonna say… just WOW!

  50. I love the look! I like how your eyes are balanced, but not forgotten. :o)

  51. That red looks sooooo amazing on you. It was just made for you. Oh, I loooooove it!!!!!

  52. Lana

    What a beautiful look, and happy early birthay! :) I love that red.

  53. Luisafer

    OMG you look great!!!
    great idea!!! natural and easy eyes with that beatiful red!!! LOVE the look!!!
    have to try it…

  54. Luisafer

    By the way… hope you had fun at your almost birthday dinner!!!

    and Happy Almost Birthday!!! :-)

  55. Rebecca

    You look amazing! I love this look SOO much. This is exactly my type of eye/lip combo.

  56. You look FABULOUS! I adore the whole look.

  57. happyhippo

    this lipstick is made for you! In fact this is my favorite of your looks so far! Have a good b-day.

    love your blog.

  58. Mary007

    You look incredibly beautiful!! I totally love the look!! Question: What was your foundation routine? What foundation did you use for this look and Im curious about the shade?? Thanks so much!!

  59. Hattie

    Wow that red is absolutely outstanding, and I love what you’ve done with your eyes!

  60. Lilacs

    You look absolutely beautiful! Your birthday look may very well be my holiday look! =)

  61. murt

    Wow – fantastic look – you look amazing! I have similar colouring to you, so I’m definitely going to get Chanel Dragon ASAP!

  62. Jennifer

    Christine, this red lip looks absolutely fantastic on you! I’ve been looking for a good red but so far have been stumped–the color ends up looking pinkish/cherry instead of a true red. I’m hoping that my search ends here! :) Did you really not use any sort of lipliner or a lip primer to keep it from bleeding and just put it straight onto your lips???

  63. OMG I need this for my wedding!