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Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss Review, Photos, Swatches (Part 2)

Chanel Extrait de Gloss

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Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss ($32.00 for 0.28 fl. oz.) is the brand’s latest gloss with nine shades (all are permanent except Confidence). I reviewed Fatale, Impertinence, Insolence, and Insouciance earlier.

It has a new wedge-shaped applicator–almost like someone took a nibble out of a doe-foot gloss on both sides. I found the applicator rather springy, and though application was easy for me, I do prefer the Rouge Allure Laque applicator, which has one side that’s rather curved, almost designed to fit your lip into that curve. The opening of the gloss itself seems to make it so not much product gets on each swipe, so you may find yourself going back for a second helping to get a more opaque look.

It’s not a sticky or tacky gloss, but I wouldn’t describe it as non-sticky; there’s a little tack to it. The texture of the gloss is on the thicker side, very jelly-like, which is fitting, since it is a gel-based formula. It is smooth, and it applies evenly without settling into lip lines. They do have a lovely glossy finish, though, and they feel like a gloss–they are not a liquid lipstick like the Rouge Allure Laques. There’s an incredibly faint floral scent, but I can barely detect it long enough to accurately describe it, so it’s certainly nothing heavy. I found myself getting about three to four hours of wear with these, even the lighter shades, and it made it so-so through a full venti cup of coffee. I wouldn’t call it a long-wearing gloss, though. It wears well, but it doesn’t go on for hours. The Extrait de Glosses last a little longer than the average gloss (three to four hours for me) but not much longer.

  • Genie is a semi-sheer peach with an underlying pinky tone. Very slight and subtle white micro-shimmer sprinkled through. Oh, and don’t let the initial orangeness of the color scare you, because it translates into something sheerer.
  • Confidence is a semi-opaque, pretty-in-pink rose with lots of white and pink micro-shimmer–it has a rather frosty finish in comparison to the other shades. MAC Wonderstruck Lustreglass is the closest dupe, though it’s sheerer and the shimmer is larger.
  • Imaginaire is a semi-sheer, pale milky pink with soft white-pink micro-shimmer. It’s a more pigmented, more sophisticated version of MAC’s Baby Sparks.
  • Emoi is a semi-sheer, pink-red with soft pink and gold micro-shimmer. It’s almost red, but the sheerest makes it look pinker when worn. It does read rather neutral, though. I’d compare this to MAC’s Venetian Lustreglass.
  • Exces is a semi-opaque cherry red. It does have a tendency to settle into lip lines, though. This is a shade that doesn’t seem to have any micro-shimmer, it’s just a glossy cream kind of finish. Like Emoi, it is rather neutral, but if pressed, I would say it leans orange-red rather than blue. It’s a sheerer, glossier, non-sticky version of Russian Red–oh and not as blue-based.

All in all, they’re a nice gloss. Not exactly groundbreaking, but for those looking for a little more color than the Glossimers and Aqualumieres have to offer, Extrait de Gloss fills that void. These also remind me of Guerlain’s Kiss Kiss Gloss Serum–which also debuted this fall.

My favorite part about the gloss is actually the packaging, which is sleek, long, and hefty. Not heavy as in you’ll break your back, but it’s weighty; and there’s something about a little bit of heft that makes it feel like you’re holding onto something of quality.

Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss Review, Photos, Swatches (Part 2)


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Genie (52), Confidence (55), Imaginaire (56), Emoi (58), Exces (60)

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Genie (52), Confidence (55), Imaginaire (56)

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Imaginaire (56), Emoi (58), Exces (60)

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Eleonora Avatar

I have Excés and it doesn’t settle into lines on me, but maybe I’m just lucky I don’t know. The color is amazing and the brush is genius!
I bought it along with a Dior lipstick. I wear it alone or on top of said lipstick (it’s Rouge Dior “Zinnia Red”) and it’s gorgeous.

M. Avatar

That packeging looks so classy. Usealy lipgloss packaging looks so cheap. The colours look so great! Confidence, Emoi and Exces are pretty. I don’t own any Chanel make-up (or any Chanel product really) yet, this might (might..) become my first Chanel purchase.

AnGeLwInGz Avatar

The Imaginaire glossimer is plum with rainbow glitter. Wonder why they used the same name? I think I like this version better though. They all look wearable.

Michelle Avatar

These have become my favorite glosses by Chanel. I have Confidence and I ordered Imaginaire last week. The texture is amazing and I really like the applicator. I have become a total Chanel cosmetic junkie! I love my Glossimers, but I think these have one me over even more!!

Jennifer Avatar

I love Emoi and Confidence, but I don’t know. I’m not really into lipgloss or sheer stuff for the price…

Actually I’m more of a Dior fan. I always try to love Chanel cosmetics. And yes they are nice, but they always fall flat for me. I’ve tried blush, foundation, lipsticks (Rouge Coco, Rouge Allure etc), Eyeshadow, Glossmiers…I’m just never blown away like I am with Dior’s similar stuff. Hmmm….

nicci Avatar

same here! I tried to get into Dior but haven’t found anything yet that has caught my attention enough or made me want to purchase again and again. I don’t have that issue w/Chanel.

Eileen Avatar

Although these “extraits” are more opaque than Glossimers, they still let a bit of the natural lip color come through to create colors that are uniquely you. I was really surprised to see how light Confidence and Imaginaire looked on you, but then my lips are naturally darker and much rosier than yours. On my lips, Confidence takes on a deeper, slightly cooler tone and becomes the proverbially MLBB color. Imaginaire retains its warm, pink character but is a medium pink on me rather than the pale color that it is on you. Both colors have a subtle glow that I’d describe as a very soft pearl. If just adds a bit of depth to the colors rather than any blatant iridescence or sparkle. Although I like lipstick, my day-to-day reality is that I’m more of a gloss gal. These provide a bit more coverage and wear a bit longer than a regular gloss; yet they have that ultra smooth, balm like feel on the lips to which I’m completely addicted. I also found the formula to be moisturizing and as the gloss wore off, my lips continued to feel soft and smooth. The only thing I don’t care for is the new applicator. It seems to be a polarizing feature that people either love or hate.

Gavi Avatar

Hey there Christine! Looking gorgeous, as usual! How close a dupe is Mac Wonderstruck to Confidence? And I don’t own and lustreglasses, so how do they apply? Are the sticky? (Not that I mind, as it increases wear time) And are they sheer? Thanks so much for all the work you do. It really helps all us addicts out!

Erika Avatar

Love, love, love Exces! It’s the perfect red!
On a side note, what eyeliner are your wearing in the swatches? It’s lovely, and really makes your brown eyes pop!

Roma Avatar

So I have Genie, Confidence, and Imaginaire. Love these glosses but hate ONE THING, and that is the testers at the Chanel counter are all GLASS tubes. The ones sold to customers are pitch black. I hate not being able to see the product in the tube. 🙁 chanel made a huge mistake when they did that. Thankfully my mom is a makeup artist for Chanel and I did get Imaginaire in the tester tube, I just wish the others came that way as well. Does anyone else agree? :-/

Eleonora Avatar

I actually LOVE the black tubes. I think they’re really classy and chic.
Chanel makes all the glosses in clear tubes but these are in a different formulation so I don’t mind having a black tube 😉

Eleonora Avatar

I wore Excés yesterday with a very soft eye make-up (by very I mean I only used MAC paint-pot in Bare Study over the lid and a very light touch of Black Tied ES along the upper lashline) and I loved it!
I also had frankly Scarlet on my cheeks.

my funny valentine Avatar

My favourites are Confidence and Impertinence. I’ve been obsessed with finding a flattering non sparkly brown lipgloss/glossy lipstick lately.. they’re harder to find than you would expect!

Impertinence is perfect but I do find the price a little hard to swallow cos it’s around $55 in Australia

rena Avatar

Hi Christine,
You look gorg in genie! I have Genie as well but I am not sure which blush should I wear it with, I only have NARS Orgasm but it looks too pink paired with the Genie gloss, any advice?

Rena Avatar

Hi Christine, plum as in mauve?
I am Asian, yellow skintone probably NC30… I am thinking of Chanel Espielge blush but am trying to find a similar tone for a cheaper price.
Not many brands do peachy orangey blush, I was checking your dupe list but the MAC one is a seasonal range? Please help! x

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