Saturday, January 30th, 2010

Chanel Exquise Lipstick
Chanel Exquise Rouge Allure Lipstick

The Spring Season: Chanel Exquise Lipstick

Chanel Exquise Lipstick ($30.00) is a beautiful yellow-based, warmed-up pink with golden shimmer. It’s a semi-opaque lipstick that gives decent coverage, but more pigmented lips may find it isn’t full coverage enough to mask their natural pigmentation. (If you have naturally reder lips, this will only subdue the red to more of a raspberry-ish pink.) What I like about Exquise is how warm it is; it’s not easy to find neutral or warm-toned pink lipsticks, as most are blue-based. Since it is a Rouge Allure Lipstick, it also wears well, keeps lips hydrated, and has a slightly glossy sheen.

Is this the right pink for you? Would you wear it?

The Spring Season is a series of posts featuring my favorite soft beige, coral, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for the first blossom of spring — that runs through March 2010.

See photos and swatches…

Chanel Exquise Lipstick

Chanel Exquise Lipstick

Chanel Exquise Lipstick

Chanel Exquise Lipstick

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11 thoughts on “The Spring Season: Chanel Exquise Lipstick

  1. Avatar of sarath penelope

    very pretty and natural. love that pink color! it is a neutral and warm toned pink that I have always been looking for. christine, how would you compare this lipstick to mac viva glam v? thanks.

  2. amy

    This is a pretty shade and the coverage looks full and opaque. Maybe I will treat myself to a Chanel lipstick one day.

  3. What a gorgeous colour! Ive been looking for something exactly like this but hesitant to splurge on a lipstick that much!

  4. It´s a lovely colour perfect for spring!

  5. Leonie

    It’s very pretty. Another one for my wishlist….

  6. Anitacska

    This is very pretty, but I’ve just counted and I have over 100 lipsticks, so really don’t need it, lol.

  7. Jenny

    Wow that is really pretty pink :) I’ll have to check this out.

  8. Oooh. This is so pretty!

  9. Julie

    Gorgeous! I’d wear it in a hearbeat :)

  10. Andrea

    Much to my dismay this is a limited edition :(