Chanel Caprice #67 and Troublant #68 Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss – Fall 2012

July 4, 2012

This post finalizes the Chanel Fall 2012 roundup for me. The last two items are Chanel’s newest shades in the Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss formula: Caprice #67 a delicate soft pink shimmer and Troublant #68 a gorgeous plum brown pink shimmer ($32 each). The Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss formula was introduced in August of 2010. I often refer back to Cafe Makeup’s summary report and Karla Sugar’s swatch lineup for reference on colors, reviews and comparisons. (I highly recommend you read their reviews on the formula, lasting power, texture etc. they are both extremely helpful!)

The formula of the Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss was designed to be a pigmented ultra-shiny but long-lasting type of gloss. They indeed are glossy without being too sticky. The formula is thick enough and has a rich shine that lasts quite long on the lips without bleeding. It’s one of the few gloss formulas that doesn’t require a lipliner to help the color stay within the lip lines. Past releases have brought a diverse range of pinks and reds and corals. The colors released this season are on the more natural subdued side.

Caprice #67 is a soft light pink shimmer. It goes on fairly light on my lips. It’s still visible but very soft. Troublant #68 is a soft brown plum pink shimmer. The color is fairly natural on my lips but very pretty and easy to wear. If I had to pick one, it would definitely be Troublant.

More close up photos and swatches:

I found both to be good go-with-anything type of colors. They are on the more natural side for my skintone right now. I think fairer ladies will find these show up better on them. Troublant is a must-have for me. I’m not so sure about Caprice mainly because it is just so natural looking on me.
Now that I’ve had a chance to play for a few weeks, my top picks:
  • Frenzy Le Vernis
  • Vertigo Le Vernis
  • Troublant Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss
  • Complice Eye Shadow
  • Rose Initiale Blush and the Fall Highlighter are tied
By now I hope everyone has had a chance to go to the Chanel counter to
play with the fall colors. What did everyone come home with? Or order?
I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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  • Lovely glosses!!!




  • They are both beautiful, love the colours and the shimmer! β™₯

  • Donna

    I grabbed the Frenzy Le Vernis and Rose Initiale Blush based on your reviews. Love both! Glad to see they made your "best of" list, too!

  • thank you for the swatches! caprice looks very pretty (tempted). I think I will get quite a few products, this fall collection is right up my alley. I don't know what I will get though, I have to swatch everything in person first <3

  • All the nail colors!

  • I'm not sure colors could be more perfectly wearable! These seem perfect for transitioning to fall (which I hope is far away)!

  • Your blogs always make my night! Thanks so much. One day I will speak enough English to write a couture blog like yours

  • Anonymous

    I purchased TROUBLANT Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss. It is the same color as my lips so I was a little disappointed.

  • Eileen

    Chanel's fall palette was perfect for my coloring. I bought Troublant, Caractère, Parfait, Rose Initiale, Lumière D'Artifices Beiges, Complice, Furtif, and Noir Intense (not a "must" but I needed a new black liner). Autumn and winter palettes always suit me better. Chanel's Les Éclats Du Soir is stunning.

  • Ashley

    Troublant is beautiful. I ordered Rose Initiale, Frenzy, and Vertigo!

  • I am sure both are beautiful, but if I have to choose only one Caprice would be my choice!

  • I love the shades..so nice..:)

  • Cheryl

    I purchased both Caprice and Troublant and love them. I really like the Extrait de Gloss formula and how long it lasts on my lips. I also bought Rose Initiale blush (beautiful) and Suspicious nail enamel (haven't tried yet). These are beautiful colors on my pale pink toned skin.

  • Hi Sabrina! Nice review as always. I haven't been to the store personally, but I think definitely I will get Frenzy polish, Rose Initiale blush and one of the RA Extrait de Gloss. Would you say that Caprice would be a more opaque/pigmented version of the Sweet Beige Glossimer? Thanks for your input.

  • Thank you for all the swatches and reviews! I have my eye on Troublant, Rose Initiale, and Caractere, but haven't had a chance to pick them up yet πŸ™‚

  • I swear you do the most gorgeous swatches EVER. I try, but to no avail. Anyway, I got Troublant today—sOOOOOOO happy!

  • I always look forward to your Chanel reviews. Thanks for taking the time to do it so well. I'm actually happy with this collection. So far, I have purchased the nail polishes, but I plan on getting Troublant. I've been a little disappointed in the Coco Rouge Shine options the last few times….on to the Rouge Allure Glosses.