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New By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Balms

July 23, 2021

By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Balm Review and Swatches

My latest love is the new By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Balm ($38, available at By Terry). By Terry created six perfect neutrals for lips in a tinted balm formula and every single color is perfect. The team kindly sent 2 and after seeing a few previews online I immediately ordered the other 4. I have all 6 swatched today. I think they’re great everyday kind of colors – basic staples without being boring.

The Hyaluronic Hydra-Balms are creamy and have a moisturizing feel without too much slip. Pigment is pretty good in coverage with medium level opacity. Formula-wise they have hyaluronic acid to add moisture and give the lips a full plump look. She also added a water gloss complex to give it a naturally glossy look. They do have a perfumed powdery rose scent but on me I feel like it fades within a few minutes (or my nose gets used to it).

Lasting power is similar to the Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom or YSL Rouge Volupte Shines. You will need to reapply every few hours but if you add a lipliner underneath lasting power is better.

By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Balm Review and Swatches

I really love the colors she launched. I would love to see her add more shades to the line in the future too though! Maybe some more pink browns or toffee shades!

  • Shade 1 Sexy Nude is a light cool-toned nude, I thought this would be too pale but it’s really pretty on
  • Shade 2 Nudissimo is a light pink with coral tones, this is the only one I felt too pale for my skin tone, but if I layer it with a lip liner or another lipstick it’s perfect
  • Shade 3 Tea Time* is the perfect tan beige
  • Shade 4 Dare to Bare* is a pretty soft berry neutral
  • Shade 5 Secret Kiss is a brown pink (love this one)
  • Shade 6 is a berry red nude

Swatches below:

By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Balm Swatches

Sexy Nude, Nudissimo, Tea Time on the lips also wearing:

By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Balm Sexy Nude, Nudissimo, Tea Time

By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Balm Sexy Nude

By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Balm Nudissimo

By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Balm Tea Time

Dare to Bare, Secret Kiss, Love Affair

By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Balm Dare to Bare, Secret Kiss and Love Affair

By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Balm Dare to Bare

By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Balm Secret Kiss

By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Balm Love Affair

100% love and the formula is comfortable, hydrating, not too heavy or thick. I also think the colors are perfect for everyday. Highly recommend. You can find them online at By Terry.

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Press samples have a * next to them. All other items purchased by me.

 

Bronzer + Blush Lips

Rose Hermes Silky Blush Powder + Rosy Lip Enhancer Review

May 5, 2021

Rose Hermes Rosy Lip Enhancer and Blush Review via The Beauty Look book

The newest additions to the Hermes Beauty lineup are blushes, brushes and lip balms in the new Rose Hermes Collection. The colors are beautiful, understated and elegant. Items are available at Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, Selfridges and Hermes. In today’s review:

Silky Blush Powder

Rose Hermes Silky Blush Powder review via The Beauty Lookbook

The Silky Powder Blush is a soft matte powder formula that has a rose scent. The formula is a silky smooth powder I find has buildable coverage on the face. They are ultra lightweight in texture and adheres well to the skin without looking too powdery. The packaging is beautiful in design and comes with a magnetic snap top and mirror inside.

The powder is heavily fragranced so if you’re sensitive to perfume in makeup this is not the product for you. In terms of texture and coverage these remind me of a more velvety powdery version of the Laura Mercier Blushes for the natural coverage and satin finish.

When I first played around with the formula I was not super impressed, but the first color I tried was Rose Ombre which turns out to be my least favorite color. For my skin tone it looks a little dull and lackluster. I played with each of the shades and love the other shades. There are eight colors total right now, I ordered six of them:

  • 19 Rose Abricot is a light peach
  • 23 Rose Blush is a warm pink
  • 32 Rose Pommette is a medium rose pink
  • 28 Rose Plume is a soft pale pink
  • 45 Rose Ombre is a medium dusty rose
  • 49 Rose Tan is an orangey tan

Rose Hermes Silky Blush Powder swatches via The Beauty Lookbook

Overall I really like these! (All colors shown on the face below.) At $77 each these are quite the splurge and while I really like the elegant and understated look, I do not think I needed all of the colors I hauled. Do I think they’re worth the $77 price tag? Not really, but I am happy with the formula and wear. If I had to pick a couple favorites, I would say I like Rose Tan and Rose Blush the best.

Brushes

Hermes Brushes Cheeks

There are two brushes in the Rose Hermes collection which includes a small angled Travel Brush and an angled flat Blush Brush. The smaller Travel Brush is super soft and smooth and surpassed my expectations in terms of performance. It picks up product nicely and blends perfectly. It is on the small side, I would have liked something a little bigger but the texture and density is on point. For a brush intended for travel I do think having a cap or retractable option is ideal. Something like the Chanel Brush No 111, Brush 103, No 108 or Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush are better buys in my opinion for a travel face brush.

The flat blush brush is just ok. I do not think it’s worth the splurge. It performs well but I think it is pretty average. I think you would be better off buying something like the Chanel Contouring Brush No 109, Laura Mercier Angled Cheek Brush or NARS #21 Contour Brush instead.

Rosy Lip Enhancer

Hermes Rosy Lip Enhancer Review

I’ve saved the best for last which is the Rosy Lip Enhancer. These are tinted lipsticks that have a transparent finish and enhance the natural color of your lips. They’re like a waxier matte version of the Dior Addict Lip Glows. I find the Hermes Rosy Lip Enhancers give me a more natural kind of glow on the lips like the NARS Afterglow Lip Balm in Orgasm, but with a matte finish and different color. Dior Lip Glows tend to bring out a more vibrant flush on my lips.

They seem unscented to me. Lasting power is like a balm but the natural flush stays there for hours without fading on me. They have a lightweight texture to them.

When I swatched these on my hand and lips they looked nearly transparent, but give them a couple minutes on the lips and a lovely flush of color appears.

  • 14 Rose Abricote is a light peach, transforms into a healthy peach with a hint of pink
  • 30 Rose D’Ete is a brighter pink
  • 49 Rose Tan is a deeper dusty mauve rose, on my lips it looks like a healthy rose

Hermes Rosy Lip Enhancer Review and Swatches

All the items on the face, wearing:

Look 1: Rosy Lip Enhancer Rose Abricote
Silky Blush Powder Rose Abricot

Hermes Rosy Lip Enhancer Rose Abricote + Silky Blush Powder Rose Abricot

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Look 2: Rosy Lip Enhancer Rose Abricote
Silky Blush Powder Rose Tan

Hermes Rosy Lip Enhancer Rose Abricote + Silky Blush Powder Rose Tan
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Look 3: Rosy Lip Enhancer Rose D’Ete
Silky Blush Powder Rose Pommette

Hermes Rosy Lip Enhancer Rose D’Ete + Silky Blush Powder Rose Pommette

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Look 4: Rosy Lip Enhancer Rose D’Ete
Silky Blush Powder Rose Blush

Rosy Lip Enhancer Rose D’Ete + Silky Blush Powder Rose Blush

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Look 5: Rosy Lip Enhancer Rose Tan
Silky Blush Powder Rose Plume

Hermes Rosy Lip Enhancer Rose Tan + Silky Blush Powder Rose Plume

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Look 6: Rosy Lip Enhancer Rose Tan
Silky Blush Powder Rose Ombre

Hermes Rosy Lip Enhancer Rose Tan + Silky Blush Powder Rose Ombre

Rose Hermes Silky Blush Powder + Rosy Lip Enhancer Review

If you’ve been holding off on these I hope you found this review and swatches helpful! The Silky Blush Powders are refillable with refills at $48 each. I’m not sure if the Rosy Lip Enhancer will be refillable, I don’t see them on the Hermes website yet.

While I really like the blushes I do think they are extremely overpriced, even for a luxury brand. The lip enhancers are winners for me because of the color on my lips but your mileage may vary as they’re enhancers and I suspect they will look slightly different on everyone.

You can find these at a number of different retailers. You may have to do a bit of shopping around as some shades have sold out quickly. I ordered from a few places including Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and Hermes. Also available at Bloomingdale’s and Selfridges.

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Lips

Spring Neutral Beige Lipstick Edit

April 1, 2021

Beige Lipstick Edit

This roundup is for all of you neutral lip lovers out there! There are a lot of new beige nudes for lips this spring. I have a roundup of eight newer colors swatched side by side and on the lips for you. For these neutrals I will be quite frank that a lot of them look nearly identical on my medium tone skin and pigmented lips. These tones complement my medium tank skin tone in a way that makes them look very similar on the face. However when swatched side by side on the arm you will be able to see the difference in texture, undertone and finish more.

Since many of you have lighter, darker, cooler, or warmer skin tones – I hope the added descriptions and side by side swatches will help you! While they’re the same color family, there are differences in texture, coverage, undertone, finish. I’m one who is always a sucker for a good neutral beige lip but I do not think you need all of these.

Best Spring Neutral Beige Lipsticks

Best Beige Neutral Lipsticks for Spring

Swatches in different lighting:

Best Beige Neutral Lipsticks for Spring swatches

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine 123 Nude Transparent

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in Nude Transparent ($38, at Sephora)

Coverage: medium but buildalble
Color: sheer golden beige with a hint of shimmer
Finish/texture: high shine, glossy + smooth, balm-like

In all the photos I am wearing the same color except for the lips:

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine 123 Nude Transparent

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine 123 Nude Transparent swatch

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Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom in 110 Chance

Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom ($40, available at Chanel.com)

Coverage: full coverage
Color: peachy beige, pulls very warm on me (if you’re fair/lighter this will also look warm)
Finish/texture: glossy and hydrating

Other shades of this formula swatched here.

Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom in Chance

Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom in Chance

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NARS Soft Matte Tinted Lip Balm Intimate

NARS Soft Matte Tinted Lip Balm in Intimate ($28, at Sephora)

Coverage: sheer-medium
Color: soft diffused matte neutral-cool beige
Finish/texture: weightless airbrushed smooth matte

More shades of the Soft Matte Tinted Lip Balm swatched in this post here.

NARS Soft Matte Tinted Lip Balm Intimate

NARS Soft Matte Tinted Lip Balm Intimate look

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Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick in 100 Nude Look

Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick in Nude Look ($38, at Sephora, Nordstom, Dior)

Coverage: full
Color: dusty pink nude
Finish/texture: matte finish, smooth texture

Also has a matching Lip Liner version (swatched here)

Dior Nude Look Lipstick Matte

Dior Nude Look Lipstick Matte look

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Hermes Satin Lipstick in 17 Beige Ebloui

Hermes Satin Lipstick in Beige Ebloui ($72, ordered mine from Nordstrom)

Coverage: medium to full
Color: soft beige cream
Finish/texture: creamy, classic

My other Hermes lipsticks swatched here: Hermes Lipstick Haul

Hermes Satin Lipstick in 17 Beige Ebloui

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Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick in Nude Romance

Charlotte Tilbury Nude Romance ($37, exclusive to Charlotte Tilbury)

Coverage: full
Color: peachy nude with brown tones
Finish/texture: opaque, creamy, rich

Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick in Nude Romance

Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick in Nude Romance look

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MAC Powder Kiss in Teddy 2.0

MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick in Teddy 2.0 ($17)

Coverage: medium to full
Color: soft matte neutral beige
Finish/texture: soft powdery matte, smooth with a diffused look

This one can be on the drying side for my lips, if you prep with the MAC Prep and Prime lip first it does help.

MAC Powder Kiss in Teddy 2.0

MAC Powder Kiss in Teddy 2.0 look

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Sisley Le Phyto-Rouge Lipstick in Beige Manhattan

Sisley Le Phyto-Rouge Lipstick in 15 Beige Manhattan* ($60, at Nordstrom and Sisley)

Coverage: full
Color: neutral cooler toned beige, almost looks pink-rose on my lips/skintone
Finish/texture: creamy comfortable, hydrating

Sisley Le Phyto Rouge Beige Manhattan Lipstick

Sisley Le Phyto Rouge Beige Manhattan Lipstick

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If you had any of these on your wishlist I hope this roundup helps with you your purchasing decisions! I asked Andrew if he could tell the difference between any of these and he said they all look the same too color-wise. In person he could tell the difference in finish as in shiny versus not shiny, lol. He agreed the difference is more noticeable when you swatch them on the arms side by side.

Do you like to wear beige neutrals? What’s your favorite lipstick formula? Let me know if you want another roundup like this but with a different color family like pink nude, rose, mauve, red etc.

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Chanel Lips

Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom Review + Swatches

March 28, 2021

Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom Hydrating Lipstick

Chanel launched a new lipstick formula called the Rouge Coco Bloom and I have swatches of almost all of the colors today! This is a glossy hydrating plumping lipstick with lots of shine and color. If you love the Rouge Coco Flash formula but want more coverage and pigment you will love these! They’re currently available now at Chanel.com.

There are 20 shades available in the US. I have 19 of them swatched today. I wasn’t able to get all of them lip swatched but can do in a separate part 2 post if you are interested. The formula of these lipsticks is beautiful! There is a noticeable plumping effect on my lips without the tingle. They have a creamy smooth texture that glides on the flawlessly with full coverage. They’re comfortable with a moisturizing feel. Scent-wise there is a very subtle almost skincare-like scent to them, it’s not noticeable to me unless I put the tube right on my nose and on the lips I don’t notice it at all.

Colors swatched below in numerical order by their names. They’re mostly creams with a few that have a shimmer. The only one I don’t have is 112 Opportunity (it was back ordered in the initial launch but is not available to order at Chanel.com):

Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom Hydrating Lipstick

Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom Hydrating Lipstick swatches

110 Chance – creamy beige
114 Glow – medium brown with a hint of plum
116 Dream – soft warm pink
118 Radiant – mauve with hint of plum

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Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom

Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom swatches

120 Freshness – medium plum
122 Zenith – soft coral
124 Merveille – pink coral
126 Season – hot pink
128 Magic – warm coral red

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Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom

Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom lipstick swatches

130 Blossom – bright coral
132 Vivacity – coral with hint of red
134 Sunlight – orange
136 Destiny – bright bold pink
138 Vitalite – blue based pink red

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Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom

Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom swatches

140 Alive – bold classic red with a subtle shimmer
142 Burst – deep bright rose pink, has a subtle shimmer
144 Unexpected – deeper red
146 Blast – plum berry
148 Surprise – deeper plum brown

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Some of the shades swatched on bare lips below. They’re full coverage with one-swipe and I love them! There are only a small handful of neutrals in this launch. I feel like most of the colors pull bold pink and red. My top three so far are Chance, Dream and Zenith. For skintone reference I wear Chanel B40 in the foundations, wearing:

Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom Hydrating Lipstick Chance 110

Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom Hydrating Lipstick Glow 114

Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom Hydrating Lipstick Dream 116

Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom Hydrating Lipstick 118 Radiant

Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom Hydrating Lipstick 120 Freshness

Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom Hydrating Lipstick 122 Zenith

Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom Hydrating Lipstick Merveille

Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom Hydrating Lipstick 126 Season

Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom Hydrating Lipstick

Bottom line love. The formula is excellent – everything I want in a lipstick! Glossy, good coverage, hydrating, not heavy, doesn’t slide off the lips and flattering.

You can find these at Chanel.com now. Have you tried these yet? What did you think?

Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom provided for review.

 

Lips Pat McGrath Labs

Pat McGrath Labs LiquiLUST Review

March 24, 2021

Pat McGrath LiquiLUST Legendary Matte Lipstick

I have a look at some new liquid lipstick colors today with swatches of the Pat McGrath Labs LiquiLUST Legendary Wear Matte Lipsticks. She launched 2 shades in Divine Nude and Divine Rose earlier this year (review + swatches here) and just added 6 more colors to the formula lineup. Available online at Pat McGrath and Sephora.

These are long-wear liquid lipsticks with a matte finish. Once they dry they have a matte budge-proof finish. They stayed put on the lips. Being a matte finish they do have that dry matte lip look but they did not feel drying on the lips. I like the color range and if you’re looking for a matte liquid lip I think these are worth checking out! I am not the biggest fan of matte lips since I’m more of a glossy lipstick person. I prefer the look of her MatteRevolution Lipsticks on my lips but those aren’t transfer or budge proof like these LiquiLUST.

All the colors applied smoothly with full coverage. Since I have a darker lip than the lightest shade I did have to swipe a few times to get an even layer. These come with a pointed sponge tip applicator.

Pat McGrath LiquiLUST Liquid Lipstick

Pat McGrath LiquiLUST Legendary Matte Lipstick

New colors include:

  • Nude Cabaret – soft peachy pink nude
  • Spellbound – warm brown
  • Wild Orchid – purple plum orchid
  • Pink Desire – bold warm pink
  • Elson 4 – perfect bold red
  • Flesh 3 – deeper red brown

Swatches:

Pat McGrath LiquiLUST Legendary Matte Lipstick swatches

Swatch comparisons:

Liquid Lipstick swatches MAC, NARS, Fenty, Pat McGrath

On bare lips:

Pat McGrath LiquiLUST Nude Cabaret

Pat McGrath LiquiLUST Divine Nude

Pat McGrath LiquiLUST Spellbound

Pat McGrath LiquiLUST Wild Orchid

Pat McGrath LiquiLUST Pink Desire

Pat McGrath LiquiLUST Elson 4

Pat McGrath LiquiLUST Flesh 3

New colors side by side (Divine Nude and Divine Rose reviewed here):

Pat McGrath LiquiLUST review and swatches

Pat McGrath LiquiLUST review and swatches

You can find all the colors of the LiquiLUST available online at Pat McGrath and Sephora. If you’re shopping more than one color Pat McGrath has bundles available on her website including the Everything Kit, LiquiLUST Duo and LiquiLUST Trio. Bottom line a solid formula, beautiful colors and long lasting power.

LiquiLUST provided for review.

 

Chanel Lips

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Le Lion de Chanel

January 28, 2021

Rouge Allure Velvet Le Lion de Chanel review

Chanel launched a collection of lipsticks called Rouge Allure Velvet Le Lion de Chanel ($42 each at Chanel.com). These have the classic Rouge Allure lipstick click magnetic packaging in a black and gold case with the tops embossed in a lion motif design. Luminous matte with a soft diffused look on the lips. Comfortable and weightless without feeling dry.

The formula is one of the smoothest softest mattes I’ve ever tried. Coverage is flawless and soft like velvet! Lasting power is very good and non-drying. I don’t detect a heavy scent although they are very softly fragranced with a super soft clean powder floral that I find pleasant and soothing. Color-wise they all run bold and dark on my complexion. Even the lightest color 227 pulls darker on my skin tone (Chanel B40).

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Le Lion de Chanel

There are eight shades of Rouge Allure Velvet Le Lion de Chanel available individually ($42 each) and online at Chanel.com there is a Trio Set available in a box with shades 257, 277 and 58 ($126).

227 Beige Rugissant – warm beige
237 Beige Ardent – pink brown
247 Rouge Impulsif – bright coral
257 Rouge Triomphal – bold red pink
267 Rouge Audacieux – deeper red
277 Rouge Fauve – warm red
57 Rouge Feu – bold orange
58 Rouge Vie – diffused rosewood

Rouge Allure Velvet Le Lion de Chanel lipstick review

Lip swatches below, also wearing in each look:

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet 227 Beige Rugissant

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet 237 Beige Ardent

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet 247 Rouge Impulsif

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet 257 Rouge Triomphal

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet 267 Rouge Audacieux

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet 277 Rouge Fauve

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet 57 Rouge Feu and 58 Rouge Vie

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Le Lion de Chanel review Sabrina

Overall I think the formula is a solid A+ for all the shades. Color range is bolder and more dramatic than I am used to wearing but still classic and chic. I hope they continue making more shades in this formula because it feels so smooth and luxurious!

You can find the Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Le Lion de Chanel Lip Colors available now at Chanel.com. Have you tried these yet? What did you think? If not what is your favorite Chanel lipstick formula?

Rouge Allure Velvet Le Lion de Chanel Lip Colors provided for review.

Chanel Lips

Chanel Rouge Allure Laque Review + Swatches

December 21, 2020

Chanel Rouge Allure Laque Review | The Beauty Lookbook

Happy Monday! I have a look at the new Chanel Rouge Allure Laque ($40 each, 20 shades) today! These are Chanel’s new satin liquid lipstick with a lightweight feel and shiny finish. Coverage is natural looking with medium pigment but they can be layered for full coverage. Texture is light and smooth with a weightless almost airy feel to them. They’re comfortable on the lips with medium lasting power. These come with a beveled sponge tip applicator for an easy line and fill kind of swipe. Available now at Chanel.com.

In terms of similar coverage and feel these remind of the NARS Velvet Lip Glides (which I think are being phased out). Soft almost whipped texture, good coverage, weightless, nice satiny finish with a soft shine. Downside is they are not budge-proof and they do transfer if you touch your lips to a cup or mask (or anything else). I haven’t had a chance to give all 20 shades a full day wear test, although for the handful I have worn, I’ve been able to get very good lasting power. They have stayed fresh looking around 4-5 hours before I took them off for a snack. I do think some of the darker and bolder ones can get even better wear time, but the neutrals I tried wear very nicely on my lips.

Chanel Rouge Allure Laque Review | The Beauty Lookbook

The Chanel Rouge Allure Laques aren’t scented although there is a soft scent that is hard to describe. It’s exactly what I’d think a lip gloss would smell like – once on the lips I don’t detect the scent very much. Colors and swatches of all 20 shades below.

60 Inflexible, 61 Continuous, 62 Still, 63 Ultimate, 64 Exigence

Chanel Rouge Allure Laque 60 Inflexible, 61 Continuous, 62 Still, 63 Ultimate, 64 Exigence

Chanel Rouge Allure Laque 60 Inflexible, 61 Continuous, 62 Still, 63 Ultimate, 64 Exigence swatches

60 Inflexible – medium shimmering beige gold
61 Continuous – medium peachy apricot
62 Still – soft beige pink
63 Ultimate – soft muted mauve rose
64 Exigence – pretty rose pink

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65 Imperturbable, 66 Permanent, 67 Steady, 68 Unlimited, 69 Remanence

Chanel Rouge Allure Laque 65 Imperturbable, 66 Permanent, 67 Steady, 68 Unlimited, 69 Remanence

Chanel Rouge Allure Laque 65 Imperturbable, 66 Permanent, 67 Steady, 68 Unlimited, 69 Remanence swatches

65 Imperturbable – coral pink
66 Permanent – medium-deep rose with a hint of plum tones
67 Steady – bright coral
68 Unlimited – bold orange
69 Remanence – bold hot pink

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70 Immobile, 71 Mythe, 72 Iconique, 73 Invincible, 74 Experimente

Chanel Rouge Allure Laque 70 Immobile, 71 Mythe, 72 Iconique, 73 Invincible, 74 Experimente

Chanel Rouge Allure Laque 70 Immobile, 71 Mythe, 72 Iconique, 73 Invincible, 74 Experimente

70 Immobile – bright red with pink
71 Mythe – shimmery bold warm red
72 Iconique – muted red with a hint of shimmer
73 Invincible – bold orange red
74 Experimente – plum red

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75 Fidelite, 78 Tenacious, 79 Eternite, 80 Timeless, 81 Obstination

Chanel Rouge Allure Laque 75 Fidelite, 78 Tenacious, 79 Eternite, 80 Timeless, 81 Obstination

Chanel Rouge Allure Laque 75 Fidelite, 78 Tenacious, 79 Eternite, 80 Timeless, 81 Obstination

75 Fidelite – brown plum cream
78 Tenacious – plum with a hint of berry
79 Eternite – deeper plum
80 Timeless – reddish plum
81 Obstination – blackened plum

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I wasn’t able to get all 20 lip swatched but here are a few for you. I will try to have the rest of them swatched on the face/lips by the end of the week in a second part. I just got a much-needed hair cut and my stylist added toner to help blend out the remaining highlights and it looks so dark now! Also wearing:

Chanel Rouge Allure Laque 60 Inflexible

Chanel Rouge Allure Laque 61 Continous

Chanel Rouge Allure Laque 62 Still

Chanel Rouge Allure Laque 63 Ultimate

Chanel Rouge Allure Laque 64 Exigence

Chanel Rouge Allure Laque 65 Imperturbable

Chanel Rouge Allure Laque 66 Permanent

Bottom line, I love what I’ve tried so far. If you loved the Rouge Allure Ink I think you’ll definitely love the Rouge Allure Laque. I feel like I am the only beauty lover that did not like the Rouge Allure Inks in the neutral colors. They barely showed up on my lips and did not last long at all, although the bolder/deeper shades performed well. I think these Rouge Allure Laques are a better version of the Rouge Allure Ink with better coverage (although still medium/natural), better lasting power, and a better glossy finish.

By comparison I think the Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Fusion (reviewed here) has the best pigment/coverage and lasting power for a weightless liquid lipstick, although the colors are matte and pull darker while the Rouge Allure Laques are more glossy/translucent.

The Chanel Le Rouge Duo Ultra Tenue (swatches here) has the longest wear for a liquid lipstick in the Chanel line, although the concept is different with the full coverage matte base for color and glossy top coat.

If you liked the NARS Velvet Lip Glides you will also love the Chanel Rouge Allure Laques. I know some of you loved them (just like me) while others did not like it because the lasting power wasn’t long enough.

I hope you find these swatches helpful! I have more saved on my Instagram Reels @beautylookbook if you’re looking for swatches in different lighting.

 

I hope you found this Chanel Rouge Allure Laque review helpful! You can find the Chanel Rouge Allure Laque available now at Chanel.com. Currently available in 20 shades. Also available in a Rouge Allure Laque Trio Set (with 64 Exigence, 73 Invincible and 80 Timeless).

10 shades provided by Chanel for review, 10 purchased by me.

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