The Summer Season: Chanel Phoenix Rouge Allure Laque

Chanel Phoenix Rouge Allure Laque
Chanel Phoenix Rouge Allure Lacque

The Summer Season: Chanel Phoenix Rouge Allure Laque

Chanel Phoenix (#78) Rouge Allure Laque
icon ($32.00) is a brightened, dark pink with a glossy sheen and very subtle pink shimmer. I love Rouge Allure Laques (I don’t think I’ve kept that a secret!), and Phoenix is gorgeous. It’s this beautiful strawberry-esque pink that’s bold and bright without being electric. I love the full-color coverage, too–totally and utterly opaque on my lips (see, covers my freckle!). Love, love the feel of it as well. It applies evenly and smoothly with ease in what is, essentially, a liquid lipstick formula.  On my lips, I get about three to four hours on average, with the gloss fading around hour two or three and the color lingering for a solid four to five hours. (The deeper Rouge Allure Laques have more lingering colors than the lighter shades, like Ming and Santal.) I hope Chanel is listening, ’cause I want MORE Rouge Allure Laques this year! Another eight? Yes, please!

Is this the right bright pink lipstick for you? Would you wear it?

The Summer Season is a series of posts featuring bright, vibrant shades of coral, orange, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for a summer of fun — that runs through July 2010.

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Chanel Phoenix Rouge Allure Laque

Chanel Phoenix Rouge Allure Laque

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I got my hands on pret-a-papier Saturday at the pro store. I am in love with it. It has some losers like Archetype and Garb, but overall it’s love. Can’t wait to read your review Christine.

I don’t think it’s possible for anyone to understand how much I want Pheonix and Dragon lol. So expensive!
That color suits you very well.

While it wouldn’t work for me, that color looks absolutely GORGEOUS on you, Christine. I’d stock up on a truckload and freeze it for preservation. Take one out for each spring thaw. 😎 It looks so beautiful with your skin tone.

Absolutely stunning. Can you think of any less expensive dupes (like from MAC)? I’ve been looking for a color like this for months… but $32 dollars… don’t think I could shake the guilt!

Oh Christine! this looks amazing…the last time I lemmed a lippie this bad was with the Dragon laque post! Thanks for the review and the new lemming lmao 😀

Mandarin is pretty close to coral…but it’s more orange than my favorite corals! If only they’d release a TRUE red-pink-peach type coral.

This color looks SO different on me! Phoenix pulls MUCH more pink when I wear it, but maybe that’s because I’m not as warm as you are.

It doesn’t matter, I still love it! I’ll second the cry for more Rouge Allure Laques! <3 <3 <3

is this a new shade, or from the original ones? it’s very pretty in any case…i just might have to make a wee trip to the shops to swatch…

I have Ming already but I have been ohing and ahing owing Phoenix and Santal for months, so I think I will probably pickup Phoenix at the Chanel event this week at The Bay.

I have this one and I like it! But I don’t know why it looks darker and slightly cooler on my NC30 skin. 🙁

Chanel should seriously consider releasing a bright coral-pink Rouge Allure Laque ( their version of Guerlain’s Giulette). I would bulldoze my way to the Chanel counter to get that one, lol.

I like it that you include a full face swatch. It complements thepost perfectly because I sometimes find it hard to tell what skin color the lip product would suit when the focus is only on the lips. I really want this color!!!

Hi!!! what a gorgeous colour… cn you tell me the name of the eyeliner you’re wearing in this photo?? thanks a lot

Do you know how this would compare in color to macs Speak Louder creme sheen? Phoenix is so pretty, I’m trying to find a comparable mac pink but they all seem to be either nore cool toned or super neon (impassioned/fusion pink)

hey christine,
how would this compare with MAC Dare to wear Gimme that! because I feel madly in love with Gimme That! and now i need something to replace it.

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