Friday, January 1st, 2010

The Spring Season: Chanel Ming Rouge Allure Laque

Chanel Ming Rouge Allure Laque ($32.00) is a soft, slightly milky neutral (maybe even a little yellow-toned) pink with subtle pink and light gold shimmer with a glossy shen. Rouge Allure Laques are kind of like liquid lipstick, but they still have a glossy sheen — I always think of them as a two-in-one product: lipstick and lipgloss. Ming is one of the softer shades of the formula available, and I get about four hours of wear out of this shade in particular. The gloss fades a little faster–about two hours or so–but the color itself hangs around longer. I love the doe-foot applicator with it, though, because it has this curve that just fits the curve of lips, which isn’t typical of doe-foot applicators.

Is this soft pink the one 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…


Dragon (left), Ming (right)

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78 thoughts on “The Spring Season: Chanel Ming Rouge Allure Laque

  1. Oooh, a new ‘season’ series! Me like! (Cause peaches and pinks are my thing.) Can’t wait for more. :)

  2. Wow… Ming is just gorgeous! I am so excited for The Spring Season series. I looooove pinks and corals!

  3. Jinny

    OK this will be the best series ever …. at least for me. All I wear is pink lips.
    I absolutely love Ming … I wear it often. I have black hair and nw15 skin so dragon was too much for me Ming on the other hand… PERFECTION

  4. amy

    I bought Ming a few months ago and I love it. I plan on picking up a few more Chanel Rouge Allure Laques.

  5. the name is so chinese for this range, dragon & ming..

    the dragon shade look rather fiery, on the other end the ming is creamy with shimmer.. i would consider taking the ming home!

  6. Carolyn

    Yay! I’m so excited for this Spring Season series! :) I’m not into red lips, so Scarlet Season wasn’t so much for me, but this is right up my alley!

  7. Teresa

    Stunning! My kind of lip colour :) Out of my price range for a lippie though :( In that case, I hope this is a perm product(?) *crosses fingers*

  8. gorgeous! Am I wrong in thinking that Chanel had not yet released a milky looking lippy until now? I just know I’ve seen a ton of the Chanel looks you’ve shown, and not one of the lippies have been like this one…..

  9. It’s a beautiful spring color. I like it, but I dunno how much is it going to resist on the lips. I see your upper lip….the color is not so attached to the lips…seems like it will fade fast

  10. Lorna

    i have been wanting to try the chanel rouge allure laques and i think this is just the color for me to try.

  11. Nicci

    I wanted to like this one but it washed me out for some reason, Santal worked better for me :)

  12. Chelsea

    is there a mac dupe for ming? the color is gorgeous but $32 is a little much.

  13. Sarah M

    Such a pretty pink colour… perfect for spring!

  14. pia

    I’ve never found a nude that would make me stop my search for a HG lipstick. This Ming might be it,but I can’t make up my mind. Could you possibly post the full face while wearing this color on your lips? Thanks so much!

  15. Taj

    Thanks for your swatch and review on the laque. I am totally in love with the texture and colour payoff. Def wear Ming this spring !

  16. Chiara

    Hi Christine, I would ask you which is your MAC skintone, I recently discovered I’m nc25/30, I ever thought to be warm %-)
    Many pinks don’t work on me, but ming is great for a day look. I own santal, too, and I love both my laques

  17. Amy

    I love Ming! I keep it in my bag every day–it’s a nice, go-to neutral. No problem with spillage either with the Chanel packaging. Wonderful shade.

  18. Andrea

    I love Ming!!!

  19. i love this color! i’m already on my second tube of this stuff :) thanks for turning me on to it, Christine!

  20. Han

    Omg, can’t wait for next posts

  21. MC

    I’m SUPER EXCITED for “The Spring Season”.

    I can always use some advice on pinks/corals/everyday type colors.

  22. EMily

    love them both thanks

  23. Liz

    I love these season series. I got some great ideas from the scarlet season.

  24. Avatar of sarath penelope

    ming is so soft and pretty but dragon takes the cake, the most beautiful and flattering red lipstick/gloss in the market.

  25. Jenn

    Yay! I think I’m going to like this series!

  26. Roxanne

    You and your Rouge Allure Laques! :) Still yearning for Dragon myself!! (My birthday’s in 6 months… *gnnn*)

  27. Avatar of Tamitra Tami

    I love this color, especially layered with Arlequin Glossimer on top! Thanks for turning me on to Chanel lippies Christine:)

  28. Liz V.

    This is very similar to Napoleon Perdis Sydney Patrol gloss and it’s not as expensive as this ($20).

  29. Steph

    I love ming! I have phoenix and dragon as well. I actually like to mix ming and phoenix, for some reason it really works for me. Thanks for the new series!

  30. Avatar of Shefali Shefali

    Hi Christine! Since you’ve been raving about Dragon, I FINALLY went and tried it on a couple of days ago. I’m in love. It’s gorgeous, but I just can’t afford to buy it right now. I also tried another one of the Rouge Allure Laques and loved it just as much. They truly have an amazing formula unlike none other I’ve tried, and I’ve tried ALOT. They are an amazing hybrid of gloss and lipstick. Thanks for reviewing them!

    • Hey Shefali! Happy new year :)

      I’m really happy to hear you like the Rouge Allure Laques! It’s such a relief to know I’m not alone, haha. Hope you’ll be able to get them soon :)

  31. Such a lovely shade. This is on my wishlist, hopefully I’ll get it soon :)

  32. Kim

    I agree Maggie! I love pinks and peaches! I love each season and when they come but this color for spring is fabulous :-D

  33. Sylvie

    this color reminds me of MAC’s nude rose lipstick from dsquared. How do they compare?

  34. Luisafer

    sorry, but don’t like that pink at all, sorry…