Chanel Les Impressions de Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick Swatches, Reviews, Lip Swatches, Photos

Chanel Les Impressions de Chanel Collection
Rouge Allure Lipstick: Insouciante (81), Incognito (82), Impertinente (79), Delicieuse (80)

New Rouge Allures for Spring

Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) has four new shades added to the bunch with Chanel’s Spring Collection.

  • Insouciante (81) is a pinky-beige nude shade with a bright sheen. It’s pigmented, but it’s not ultra pigmented as some of the deeper shades of Rouge Allures are.
  • Incognito (82) is a muted medium pink that goes on semi-opaque with a nice sheen. On lips, it looks like a slightly flushed rosy pink with a glossy sheen and just the tiniest bit of gold shimmer.
  • Impertinente (79) is a reddish-plum that goes on opaque and has a light sheen. On my lips, it seemed to lean a little more reddened plum than plum, as Chanel describes it, but it’s the darkest and deepest shade of the four.
  • Delicieuse (80) is a medium coral-orange that applies semi-opaque and has a soft sheen. I liked how it looked on my lips, which is a little more of a muted coral shade than when I swatched it on my skin. It’s very wearable, perfect for spring, and did I mention, it looks beautiful with Futile? Oh, yeah, it does.

I wouldn’t let the skin swatches fool you, though — even though they seem only semi-opaque, they look nearly opaque on my lips. It seems like your natural lip color ends up blending seamlessly with the lipstick shade, so the color looks very natural, effortless, and beautiful on. Rouge Allures are very smooth, soft, and feel utterly lightweight on lips.  Sometimes they’re insanely pigmented (a la Noirs Obscurs), but often, they’re just good pigmentation; not the ultra bold shades, but color that covers and you know you’re having on but the color looks effortless.

My favorite shade was Delicieuse, but I am a coral fiend, so obviously that makes me a bit biased. Like the new nail lacquers, I don’t think these shades are totally original, but they’re lovely in their own right.  They are incredibly fitting for spring, though.  The quality of the lipsticks is phenomenal but whether they’re worth $30?  That’s more for you to judge!

What do you think?  Worth the splurge?  Meet your expectations?

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  • Product: 28/30
  • Value: 7/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation: For easy-to-wear shades combined with the silky formula of Rouge Allure, Chanel has you covered.

Availability: Nordstrom and Saks

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Chanel Les Impressions de Chanel Collection
Rouge Allure Lipstick: Insouciante (81), Incognito (82), Impertinente (79), Delicieuse (80)

Chanel Les Impressions de Chanel Collection
Rouge Allure Lipstick: Insouciante (81), Incognito (82), Impertinente (79), Delicieuse (80)

Chanel Les Impressions de Chanel Collection
Rouge Allure Lipstick: Insouciante (81), Incognito (82), Impertinente (79), Delicieuse (80)

Chanel Les Impressions de Chanel Collection
Rouge Allure Lipstick: Insouciante (81), Incognito (82)

Chanel Les Impressions de Chanel Collection
Rouge Allure Lipstick: Impertinente (79), Delicieuse (80)

Chanel Les Impressions de Chanel Collection
Chanel Insouciante Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Les Impressions de Chanel Collection
Chanel Insouciante Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Les Impressions de Chanel Collection
Chanel Incognito Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Les Impressions de Chanel Collection
Chanel Incognito Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Les Impressions de Chanel Collection
Chanel Impertinente Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Les Impressions de Chanel Collection
Chanel Impertinente Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Les Impressions de Chanel Collection
Chanel Delicieuse Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Les Impressions de Chanel Collection
Chanel Delicieuse Rouge Allure Lipstick

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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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Christine, all those colors look great on you! Between Insouciante and Incognito, what would you recommend more for a medium/light complexion? I don’t want to go too pale or too bright.

I don’t know if I’m a little disappointed. It might just be me, but the colours swatched look different from the colour in the tube which many times is a good thing because it means they are more wearable but this time around I really love the way the lipsticks look in the tube, especially Insouciante (81). I’d love it to look just like that on my lips. Ahhh… Drama Queen! Lol. Thanks for the review Christine. 🙂

Thanks so much for posting this, expecially the free upgraded shipping at Saks! I just ordered Impertinete and received free rush delivery! I’ll be able to wear it for Christmas Eve!!!! Thanks again. Oh by the way, they also have some of the collection online at Neiman Marcus too! I ordered one of the new nail lacquers also. The same one that you weren’t able to swatch! I can’t wait to wear it on Christmas Eve also!!

Christine, these look perfect on you! You have the perfect pout for swatches, I am a black girl and I don’t have your poutiness. I am jealous.

I’ll be picking up the first 3 on boxing day!

btw Merry Christmas, If I don’t log on until then.

They’re very similar – I’d call them decent dupes; Chanel is a little rosier, Baroque Boudoir a little redder/brick. The texture is a smidgen frostier with the MAC lipstick, and the Chanel lipstick is softer, smoother, and wears better overall.

Hi Christine! Thanks so much for introducing me to these with your wonderful photos! Ran to Nordy right away to check them out and ended up *loving* Incognito like u love Gems 🙂 Rockin’ it with Colibri because the Glossimers were just too intimidating for me! LOL

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