Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Chanel Rouge Allure Laque - Empire, love at first swatch

What better way to start the new year than to treat oneself to a rather beautiful lip product from Chanel!  After seeing photos of the Les Scintillances de Chanel Holiday 2011 collection, we already picked up a Le Vernis Nail Colour in Rouge Carat and I had my eye on the highlighting powder.  This went out the window when I walked by the Chanel counter in Debenhams and caught sight of what I thought was a nail polish and stopped in my tracks.  I thought it was the most beautiful colour and when I opened it and saw it was a lip colour, I gave it a little swatch on the back of my hairy hand and I was sold.  No thinking about it at all.  No will I or won't I?  I handed my €32 over for this tube of absolute beauty and spent an hour researching the rest of the colours I want.  I present to you, Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in the shade Empire.

The packaging is gorgeous, black, shiny and sleek.  Described as pink rose, Empire isn't your typical Christmas colour.  This is one of those shades that I can wear every day to work and not feel self conscious.  It's peachy pink with fine gold shimmer running through it.  The applicator tip is shaped differently to any other I've ever seen, having a curve in the tip to help apply the lip lacquer smoothly and evenly, with or without a mirror.

Much more pigmented and thicker in consistency than a lip gloss, the Rouge Allure Laque gang are essentially liquid lipsticks, but alas, they're being discontinued so stock up soon if you want to try them.  Thick and creamy, rich and glossy, this is everything I want and love in a lip product folks.  There's no stickiness and it hydrates my lips beautifully.  Looking at the photos below, it reminds me of Nars Orgasm, but in lip lacquer form.

I have fallen in love folks and of course it had to be with something that's being discontinued!  I will get my hands on Dragon though before it goes forever.  Until then, I am absolutely delighted to be starting 2012, hopefully a great year, with Empire.

Have you tried any of the Rouge Laques?


  1. What an absolutely gorgeous lip gloss! It looks fab, even though it's for every day wear :). It also really suits you! :D It's a shame it's being discontinued! =(
    Great post!!
    Bex xXx

  2. GOD Karen, you are such an enabler! Like I need any more lip products... *rushes to Chanel counter*

  3. I LOVE these and am thoroughly depressed that Chanel are discontinuing them. This one is beaut, very like Orgasm actually!


  4. Bex - fanks a mill! I forgot to wear it today, totally gonna tomorrow and enjoy it before it's discontinued!

    Simone G - You think this is bad? Just wait until you're home and we all go shopping!!

    Sarah - I cant believe I never tried these yokemebobs before, v sad, must save my shillings and get one or two more... (any excuse like)

  5. This looks gorgeous, really suits your skin colour xx

  6. I got the Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in phoenix for Christmas and I'm in love with it, they are expensive but everybody need a bit of Chanel in their lives :-)

  7. Really love the color! So pretty


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