Chanel Inflexible & Continuous Rouge Allure Laques Reviews & Swatches

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Chanel Inflexible (60) Rouge Allure Laque (2020)
Chanel Inflexible (60) Rouge Allure Laque (2020)
Chanel Inflexible (60) Rouge Allure Laque (2020)
Chanel Inflexible (60) Rouge Allure Laque (2020)
Chanel Inflexible (60) Rouge Allure Laque (2020)
Chanel Inflexible (60) Rouge Allure Laque (2020)
Chanel Inflexible (60) Rouge Allure Laque (2020)
Chanel Inflexible (60) Rouge Allure Laque (2020)
Chanel Inflexible (60) Rouge Allure Laque (2020)
Chanel Inflexible (60) Rouge Allure Laque (2020)
Chanel Inflexible (60) Rouge Allure Laque (2020)
Chanel Inflexible (60) Rouge Allure Laque (2020)
Chanel Inflexible (60) Rouge Allure Laque (2020)
Chanel Inflexible (60) Rouge Allure Laque (2020)
Chanel Inflexible (60) Rouge Allure Laque (2020)
Chanel Inflexible (60) Rouge Allure Laque (2020)
Chanel Inflexible (60) Rouge Allure Laque (2020)
Chanel Inflexible (60) Rouge Allure Laque (2020)
Chanel Inflexible (60) Rouge Allure Laque (2020)
Chanel Inflexible (60) Rouge Allure Laque (2020)
Chanel Inflexible (60) Rouge Allure Laque (2020)

Inflexible (60)

Chanel Inflexible (60) Rouge Allure Laque (2020) ($40.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a light-medium copper with moderate, warm undertones and a fine, pearlescent sheen. It had sheer color coverage, which was buildable to medium coverage with a second layer. Though it’s not disclosed as such (at least, not that I could find), I wouldn’t be surprised if this was intentionally sheerer–as a top coat–but it was definitely a far cry from “ultra-intense colour.”

The texture was lightweight, more like a liquid-like balm than particularly watery as it had more slip to it, and within 30 seconds, it developed into a lightweight, slightly thicker (but not actually thick) consistency that had light tackiness to it. As it wore, the tackiness lessened and felt lighter-wear overall compared to other formulas that start more fluid and develop thicker/tackier textures. It lasted for four hours, though, which was clearly shy of the 12-hours promised. The upside was that it was very comfortable and hydrating to wear.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$40.00/0.18 oz. - $222.22 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "ultra-intense colour with longwearing satin shine in one swipe" that lasts up to "12 hours" and is comfortable for up to "8 hours." The majority of shades I tested had more medium to semi-opaque coverage in one layer, which could be built up by applying a second layer.

The consistency felt more emollient and like a liquid lip balm initially, and within 30 seconds, it transformed to something slightly thicker, denser, and tackier, which helped to keep the product in place better. I also felt like over time, the color seemed to look more even and was less likely to sit in my lip lines, but this could take an hour or longer to be visible.

It was felt rather lightweight and had more of that "satin shine" the brand claimed after an hour or two of wear, and it felt significantly less tacky. There are other formulas on the market that have a similar start and finish in feel (going from something thinner to something thicker and tackier), but the tackiness wearing down faster with Chanel's formula ended up reducing longevity significantly.

The color lasted between five and seven hours with deeper, more pigmented and brighter shades lasting longer than lighter ones. They did not survive that well through a meal, and for something that is marketed as lasting up to 12 hours, I'd expect better survivability. They were very comfortable and hydrating to wear, though, and they left my lips in better condition after wearing different shades over a few days. They had a floral scent but didn't yield a noticeable taste for me.

And no, these are nothing like the previously-released Rouge Allure Laque formula. The older formula has more like a literal liquid lipstick, so it was creamier, thicker, and the formula didn't change or set after a minute or so; at most, it wore down to a more satin to semi-matte finish after a few hours of wear (as any glossier lipstick might). While they share the same name, they're really different types of formulas.

Browse all of our Chanel Rouge Allure Laque (2020) swatches.

Ingredients

ISODODECANE | DIMETHICONE | DIISOSTEARYL MALATE | BIS-HYDROXYPROPYL DIMETHICONE/SMDI COPOLYMER | TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE | SYNTHETIC WAX | ETHYLENE/PROPYLENE COPOLYMER | 1,2-HEXANEDIOL | DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE | PROPYLENE CARBONATE | PARFUM (FRAGRANCE) | TALC | POTASSIUM ALUM | TOCOPHERYL ACETATE | KAOLIN | CAESALPINIA SAPPAN BARK EXTRACT | [+ / - (MAY CONTAIN) | CI 12085 (RED 36) | CI 15850 (RED 6) | CI 15850 (RED 7 LAKE) | CI 15985 (YELLOW 6 LAKE) | CI 17200 (RED 33 LAKE) | CI 19140 (YELLOW 5 LAKE) | CI 42090 (BLUE 1 LAKE) | CI 45380 (RED 22 LAKE) | CI 45410 (RED 28 LAKE) | CI 73360 (RED 30 LAKE) | CI 77163 (BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE) | CI 77491, | CI 77492, | CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES) | CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET) | CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE) | MICA] | IL46A-II

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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Chanel Continuous (61) Rouge Allure Laque (2020)
Chanel Continuous (61) Rouge Allure Laque (2020)
Chanel Continuous (61) Rouge Allure Laque (2020)
Chanel Continuous (61) Rouge Allure Laque (2020)
Chanel Continuous (61) Rouge Allure Laque (2020)
Chanel Continuous (61) Rouge Allure Laque (2020)
Chanel Continuous (61) Rouge Allure Laque (2020)
Chanel Continuous (61) Rouge Allure Laque (2020)
Chanel Continuous (61) Rouge Allure Laque (2020)
Chanel Continuous (61) Rouge Allure Laque (2020)
Chanel Continuous (61) Rouge Allure Laque (2020)
Chanel Continuous (61) Rouge Allure Laque (2020)
Chanel Continuous (61) Rouge Allure Laque (2020)
Chanel Continuous (61) Rouge Allure Laque (2020)
Chanel Continuous (61) Rouge Allure Laque (2020)
Chanel Continuous (61) Rouge Allure Laque (2020)
Chanel Continuous (61) Rouge Allure Laque (2020)
Chanel Continuous (61) Rouge Allure Laque (2020)
Chanel Continuous (61) Rouge Allure Laque (2020)
Chanel Continuous (61) Rouge Allure Laque (2020)
Chanel Continuous (61) Rouge Allure Laque (2020)

Continuous (61)

Chanel Continuous (61) Rouge Allure Laque (2020) ($40.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a light-medium, pinkish-coral with moderate, warm undertones paired with a soft sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage in a single layer, which applied fairly evenly and only settled into my lip lines noticeably in the close-up photos but not in person. I also felt like the color evened out within a half hour of wear, almost as it developed that slightly tackier feel and some of the slip disappeared.

The texture was thinner, more emollient, and spreadable initially, and then it quickly transitioned into something slightly more substantial with moderate tackiness. It stayed on well for five hours and felt moisturizing over time, but it wasn’t the type of formula that lasted well through a meal, so it wasn’t a surprise that it came nowhere near the 12-hour wear time claimed.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$40.00/0.18 oz. - $222.22 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "ultra-intense colour with longwearing satin shine in one swipe" that lasts up to "12 hours" and is comfortable for up to "8 hours." The majority of shades I tested had more medium to semi-opaque coverage in one layer, which could be built up by applying a second layer.

The consistency felt more emollient and like a liquid lip balm initially, and within 30 seconds, it transformed to something slightly thicker, denser, and tackier, which helped to keep the product in place better. I also felt like over time, the color seemed to look more even and was less likely to sit in my lip lines, but this could take an hour or longer to be visible.

It was felt rather lightweight and had more of that "satin shine" the brand claimed after an hour or two of wear, and it felt significantly less tacky. There are other formulas on the market that have a similar start and finish in feel (going from something thinner to something thicker and tackier), but the tackiness wearing down faster with Chanel's formula ended up reducing longevity significantly.

The color lasted between five and seven hours with deeper, more pigmented and brighter shades lasting longer than lighter ones. They did not survive that well through a meal, and for something that is marketed as lasting up to 12 hours, I'd expect better survivability. They were very comfortable and hydrating to wear, though, and they left my lips in better condition after wearing different shades over a few days. They had a floral scent but didn't yield a noticeable taste for me.

And no, these are nothing like the previously-released Rouge Allure Laque formula. The older formula has more like a literal liquid lipstick, so it was creamier, thicker, and the formula didn't change or set after a minute or so; at most, it wore down to a more satin to semi-matte finish after a few hours of wear (as any glossier lipstick might). While they share the same name, they're really different types of formulas.

Browse all of our Chanel Rouge Allure Laque (2020) swatches.

Ingredients

ISODODECANE | DIMETHICONE | DIISOSTEARYL MALATE | BIS-HYDROXYPROPYL DIMETHICONE/SMDI COPOLYMER | TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE | SYNTHETIC WAX | ETHYLENE/PROPYLENE COPOLYMER | 1,2-HEXANEDIOL | DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE | PROPYLENE CARBONATE | PARFUM (FRAGRANCE) | TALC | POTASSIUM ALUM | TOCOPHERYL ACETATE | KAOLIN | CAESALPINIA SAPPAN BARK EXTRACT | [+ / - (MAY CONTAIN) | CI 12085 (RED 36) | CI 15850 (RED 6) | CI 15850 (RED 7 LAKE) | CI 15985 (YELLOW 6 LAKE) | CI 17200 (RED 33 LAKE) | CI 19140 (YELLOW 5 LAKE) | CI 42090 (BLUE 1 LAKE) | CI 45380 (RED 22 LAKE) | CI 45410 (RED 28 LAKE) | CI 73360 (RED 30 LAKE) | CI 77163 (BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE) | CI 77491, | CI 77492, | CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES) | CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET) | CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE) | MICA] | IL46A-II

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

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Pretty looking shades, but not $38 worth pretty. Inflexible would make for a fairly cool looking topper over a dry-down liquid matte lipstick, though!

I like really sheer and I actually kinda want Inflexible after this review whereas at first I was meh
I get the grade for not being what it is but like…maybe there’s a market for the negatives, me

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