Chanel Flamboyante Rouge Allure Lipstick
Chanel Spring 2011: Flamboyante
Chanel Flamboyante (84) Rouge Allure Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a coral-tinged muted pinky-red with subtle white micro-shimmer and a slightly glossy finish. It’s nearly opaque, and it doesn’t require a lot of layering to achieve rich color. It is slightly darker and more opaque than MAC Viva Glam Cyndi. Oddly enough, it swatches and looks more pink-red in the tube, but it seems to pull a touch coral when I wear it.
Rouge Allures have a slight rose scent, but I’ve found that the scent is usually subtle though occasionally a tube will have a more concentrated rose scent. (I’m not personally bothered by the scent, but those with more sensitive noses may want to check it out in person.) I get between four to six hours of wear, as Rouge Allures tend to wear longer than average on me.
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- Product: 28/30
- Value: 8/10
- Ease of Use: 4/5
- Packaging: 4/5
FINAL THOUGHTS: It is a pretty shade of coral-red with a little pinkness to it that will flatter both cool and warmer skin tones, because it doesn’t pull too orange. With a more hydrating formula, this will also work better on those with drier lips, too.
WHERE TO BUY: Nordstrom