Chanel Empire Rouge Allure Laque Review, Photos, Swatches

Chanel Empire Rouge Allure Laque
Chanel Empire Rouge Allure Laque

Chanel Holiday 2011: Empire Rouge Allure Laque

Chanel Empire Rouge Allure Laque ($32.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a pop of bright, summery watermelon pink with yellow undertones and gold shimmer. I don’t think of this shade at all when I think about holiday; it reads summery to me, though I wouldn’t let that stop me from wearing it in December. It’s mostly opaque, though there is a slight translucence that allows some of the natural lip color peek through.Β Initially, I was worried it might compare toΒ Chanel Phoenix, but it’s not even in the same realm; Phoenix is a vibrant, deep pink with a hint of coral.Β MAC Speed DialΒ is lighter and a little cool-toned.Β Guerlain GemmaΒ is fairly similar but a touch lighter and has more of a golden sheen than shimmer.

The Rouge Allure Laque formula is best described as liquid lipstick, because it feels more like a liquid lipstick than it does a gloss; it’s thin but pigmented. It glides on with enough slip that it doesn’t feather or bleed. I wore this by itself, and it wore for five hours before starting to fade.

 

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Chanel Empire Rouge Allure Laque
Chanel Empire Rouge Allure Laque

Chanel Empire Rouge Allure Laque
Chanel Empire Rouge Allure Laque

Chanel Empire Rouge Allure Laque
Chanel Empire Rouge Allure Laque

Chanel Empire Rouge Allure Laque
Chanel Empire Rouge Allure Laque

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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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With your coloring, Empire is a clear winner. It looks lovely on you.

Although Chanel’s promo pictures indicated a red and gold holiday look, I was very pleased to see that warm pinks strewn with golden micro shimmer were being offered as well. Red and light, sparkling gold is a classic combination for the holidays, but for those of us who can no longer rock a deep red lip, a warm gilded pink works as well.

Beautiful! Are all of Chanel’s products rose scented except for glossimers? Are the eyeshadows and blushes also scented? I love the last reviews you did on these products but worry about the scent.

This is such a beautiful color! Christine what do u use to keep ur lips so smooth? There’s never a dry patch on ur lips. Every lip product looks amazing on u!! Please let me know, I’m dying to know!

I just use Jack Black Lip Balm πŸ™‚ I usually exfoliate based on lip swatching alone (just the removal process), but if I want a separate exfoliator, Sara Happ’s Lip Scrub!

I don’t know if it’s my screen or something (I’m in my programming class right now at school, shh), but something about this color seems off to me!

Aw, now I have to get this one. XD;

Any idea if you’d review the Rouge Allure Gloss from this collection Christine? Or any other item from Dior Holiday Collection?

Thank you! =)

Super pretty! I’m not usually much of a lipstick gal, liquid or otherwise. I like the slight sheerness of this. I may have to spring for this one!

I really love what Chanel has come up with this Fall & Winter!! Beige Pale and all the sparkles in it would look beautiful with this. I love the Rouge Allure Lipsticks & Glossimers, but never tried the Rouge Allure Laque (Gloss) b4. This color makes me feel another trip to Nordy’s is in order!! Very Pretty Christine!!

Well this is more wearable then the (fabulous) reds! At least at work/office πŸ˜‰ I did not make it to al Allure Laque until now because the colour that tempted me is really not wearable but on the red carpet (I am not very often on a red carpet πŸ˜‰ so I have been waiting for some office-friendly colours.
Thank you for sharing – once again.

the color is more like ming, but more pigmented.. i love the chanel rouge allure laques, ming is my to go nude. so very likely gonna get this one after trying it on…

I actually bought it and I loved it so so much. But today as I was running up the stairs, it fell out of my pocket and broke πŸ™ I’m thinking of getting a new one, but it was so expensive already.

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