Chanel Merveille Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss
Chanel Merveille Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss ($32.00 for 0.28 fl. oz.) is described as a “lilac rosewood.” It is a reddened plum with soft pink shimmer. Bobbi Brown Naked Plum is very similar, but it is a sheerer formula, so it looks lighter applied. MAC Lap of Luxury is a touchd arker and has less shimmer.
The Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss (whew! that’s a mouthful) is supposed to be a color-rich, non-sticky, and high-shine. Merveille applies easily with opaque color–and lots of shimmer. The size of the shimmer is fine but noticeable, so it reflects and catches the light well, giving lips a very sparkling look. It’s incredibly comfortable to wear–very hydrating–and lasts for five hours. The tapered doe-foot applicator tapers on both ends, and it actually fits the natural curve of the lip well for application. The consistency isn’t too thick or too thin, and it never gets tacky.