Chanel Audace (20) & Distinction (21) Rouge Allure Gloss Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Chanel Audace (20) Rouge Allure Gloss
Chanel Audace (20) Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Audace (20) Rouge Allure Gloss ($34.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark, warm-toned plum with fine gold shimmer. It had mostly opaque color coverage that went on beautifully–the application was smooth and even, while the glossiness made lips appear plumper. The color lasted well for five and a half hours on me, and it was lightly hydrating over time. The formula is fairly lightweight with a creamy-gel-like feel with some tackiness. Marc Jacobs Beauty Shooting Stars (316) (P, $28.00) is browner, warmer. Maybelline Intoxicating Spice (070) (P, $8.99) is sheerer. MAC Looks Like Sin (LE, $20.00) is sheerer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Distinction (21) Rouge Allure Gloss ($34.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a cool-toned, dark berry-red with a glossy finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff, but unlike Audace, it was difficult to apply evenly as the color tended to streak and settle into lip lines. The settling worsened as the gloss wore away, though it lasted for about five hours. The texture was lightly tacky, and it developed more tackiness after a few hours, but it feels more like a cream-gel hybrid and isn’t too thick on. NARS Shade III (LE, $26.00) is lighter. Dior Intrigue (995) (P, $35.00) is darker, cooler-toned. NARS Sixties Fan (P, $26.00) is sheerer. NARS Quito (P, $26.00) is sheerer. Chanel Tocade (182) (P, $29.50) is sheerer. Maybelline Caviar Couture (050) (P, $8.99) is darker. MAC Lust for Life (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery. Chanel Crushed Cherry (P, $29.50) is redder. NARS Penny Arcade (LE, $26.00) is lighter. MAC Colour Saturation (LE, $20.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Chanel Audace (20) Rouge Allure Gloss
Chanel Audace (20) Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Audace (20) Rouge Allure Gloss
Chanel Audace (20) Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Audace (20) Rouge Allure Gloss
Chanel Audace (20) Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Audace (20) Rouge Allure Gloss
Chanel Audace (20) Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Audace (20) Rouge Allure Gloss
Chanel Audace (20) Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Audace (20) Rouge Allure Gloss
Chanel Audace (20) Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Distinction (21) Rouge Allure Gloss
Chanel Distinction (21) Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Distinction (21) Rouge Allure Gloss
Chanel Distinction (21) Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Distinction (21) Rouge Allure Gloss
Chanel Distinction (21) Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Distinction (21) Rouge Allure Gloss
Chanel Distinction (21) Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Distinction (21) Rouge Allure Gloss
Chanel Distinction (21) Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Distinction (21) Rouge Allure Gloss
Chanel Distinction (21) Rouge Allure Gloss

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Powder
  • Chanel Caresse Blush

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Ooo, girl!! Audace.. Could it? Would it work? My eyes are wide and drooling! (Sensitive lips, remember.. But I think these are safe. Hmmmmmmmmm.. You’re such a tease! 😉

I’m going to cry 🙁 Please recommend a luxurious feeling blue based red that will be like an Oxblood? A Burgundy wine red? I wish they made tiny ones. Possibly on eBay, I just need to know what to look for..

Everything you’re wearing as base, blush etc., included, all looks so perfectly flawless with your coloring! The Audace is my favorite addition to that, but you really look great with the combos you chose! I can’t believe how delightful the Caresse blush is glowing on you! I’m probably confusing things, but I thought you preferred Jersey? How are they different for you? 😀

Yes! I agree, and understand, yet you’re wearing Caresse in this.. It looks just as lovely as the Jersey did and it confused me because it seemed warmer 😀

Audace is gorgeous! My kind of color, with gold shimmer, too! I promised myself I wouldn’t buy any lipsticks or glosses for a while, but this one is tempting me

I was hoping Audace would be more of a pinky-brown, but it pulls more red on the lips than anything else. Still pretty, but not my style.

I just picked up Distinction and while it isn’t the easiest to get good coverage, I haven’t had any trouble with it settling into lip lines–but then I don’t recall ever having that problem. Lucky I guess!

Audace became HG for me the minute I first applied it! It’s amazing for making my blue/green eyes pop and the stain left behind after it wears off is a perfect mlbb! I’ve already ordered a backup!

Audace all the way here …and seems to be the general consensus so far lol. I have a YSL rouge volupte gloss/stain that I adore so I dont feel the need to stray much but its purdy !!

I’m surprised at Distinction’s performance, given that the Glossimer range has a similar shade with much better pigmentation and application. Audace is lovely, though, if a tad too warm for me.

I have Audace and I can’t stop wearing it. I never gloss w/o lipstick so I don’t find Distinction to be the disaster that you portray. Perhaps on bare lips it is…. I don’t know but it works well over lipstick—the way that I prefer to wear my gloss.

Ohmygod. Audace is too too gorgeous. It looks beautiful on you, Christine! Even though I probably have a dozen similar shades in various formulas from a whole range of brands, and also even though I went on a whole makeup binge about a month ago and I’m “not buying any more,” I think I have to go ORDER IT RIGHT NOW. I have a feeling it will be perfect with my Chanel Rose Ecrin blush. It’s almost as though I have no choice.

Audace looks so pretty on you, think I’ll ask for that for Christmas! I’m paler than you are but, usually those kinds of warm colors work well on me. Alas I don’t think Distinction will work. Not a fan of that streakiness and I’m not patient enough to work with a lip color that much to get it even!

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