Most beauty bloggers have certain cosmetic products that they are addicted to and might even collect. I, too, have a small but growing addiction, namely the Rouge Allure lipstick line by Chanel! Probably, my favorite high-end product that I am more than willing to pay every cent for! As of now I own six of these babies and I would like to highlight them one by one!
Chanel is a French high fashion brand that has made its mark on the fashion world, but the House of Chanel is just as well known for its luxurious make-up products! The ones that always catch my eyes are the lipsticks, especially Rouge Allure. There is one simple reason for this: the packaging. I've yet to come across a lipstick that has such a simple but extremely sleek and classy container! Its tube is a shiny black color and at the bottom you will find Chanel's logo in gold. At first the tube may look slick and like it won't open, but here comes the fun part: it has a clicking-system. You need to push on the logo, you'll hear a click, and it will pop out! Allowing you to take out the lipstick from the container. How amazing is that?
The first Rouge Allure I am showing you is one that I bought a long time ago! It's number 14 and is called "Passion". An intense red color that works perfectly with my warm skin undertones because this red lipstick has cold undertones, according to the make-up artist at Douglas. I should thank him really. Not only was he right, but this is when my addiction started.
The lipstick has a satin-like texture so it feels really smooth on your lips and it gives off lots of shine! The color is applied easily onto your lips, but because it's such a strong and bright color one should apply it with good care! You wouldn't want it to look silly, of course! Or you could use a matching lip liner, but I'm not a big fan of those. The lipstick stays on for many hours, but it won't survive a delicious dinner. The latter being a pity, but it's the only negative I can think of. To make up for it, I usually apply a lip primer first! This often ensures it will survive that dinner!
|A swatch of "Passion" in day light!|
Of course, I have to add all items together in a picture! The lipstick as it is, on my lips - though it looks a bit pinkish there because of the light, it is obviously not - and a full face picture of me wearing "Passion"! I'm not wearing any foundation, btw, because I have noticed that my rosacea has worsened.. so I try to let my face breathe as much as possible.
You can buy these lovelies at a beauty department store (such as Ici Paris or Parfuma) for 28,80 euros or you can have a look at Chanel's site for more information and other colors. Well, that's it for now! Another Rouge Allure will be coming soon! What do you think of "Passion"?