Chanel Imperial (73) Rouge Allure Laque Review, Photos, Swatches

Chanel Imperial (73) Rouge Allure Laque
Chanel Imperial (73) Rouge Allure Lacque

The Sultry Season: Chanel Imperial (73) Rouge Allure Laque

Chanel Imperial (73) Rouge Allure Laque ($32.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a rich shade of rusted red with just a touch of berry.  Rusted berry sounds weird, but perhaps that’s a more apt description than rusted red!  It has subtle pink and gold micro-shimmer.  It’s completely opaque, and it makes lips look lush — it has the color payoff of a lipstick with the shine of a gloss.  Rouge Allure Laques are one of my favorite products, and I’m reminded of that every time I put one on.   I get around four to five hours of wear with shade in particular–plus a residual stain.

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

The Sultry Season is a series of posts featuring deep, rich shades of brown, berry, plum, and wine lipsticks and lipglosses — just right for autumn — that runs through October 2010.

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Chanel Imperial (73) Rouge Allure Laque

Chanel Imperial (73) Rouge Allure Laque

Chanel Imperial (73) Rouge Allure Laque

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About the 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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i forgot how amazing the rouge allure laques are! it’s like a two-in-one product of lipstick and lip gloss, so for that reason, i think it is worth the price. the ysl rouge voluptes used to be my HG lipstick, but i think this takes the trophy of being my HG lipstick.
btw i think it looks amazing on you! the color is not too bold, not to boring, just perfect!

I might check out these rouge allure lippies tomorrow, I think i might buy one new lipstick. If not this then perhaps Dior serum de rouge or guerlain rouge g. Although the boy is coming with me and I dunno how long he will want to walk around make up counters! He starts looking bored and i can’t enjoy my make up perusal! Although in fairness I can amuse myself for hours swatching!

omg I have this shade – it was my first RA Lacque purchase! I love that it’s dramatic but doesn’t overwhelm my face or my super-fair skin.

I’m partial to shade #74 Dynastie– but LOVE the RA Laques as well. Thanks for swatching this colour as I’m hoping to purchase more soon 🙂

I just bought and returned this last week after lemming it for months. The color is so rich and interesting, but the formula dried out my lips and also bled within an hour. I was so sad.

Any time Chanel makes a color like this…I’m in love. It reminds me of the lipstick colors my grandma would wear. So I instantly find it classy and gorgeous.

This is so pretty! I really need to try some of these Chanel lippies. Most of the colors I’ve seen have been nothing short of gorgeous.

Also, this particular shade looks fantastic on you!

woah, another great color! not too red, not too brown, not too cool, not too warm …georgeous!

i should avoid visiting your hp here 🙂

*Drools over colour* Oh my god, gorgeous. You and the lipstick, of course. *Dies at price* Any comparable colours of the MAC (or otherwise)variety?

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