Chanel’s Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in Confidence (#55) is a nice, everyday neutral that one can carry in their bag with the assurance that the color is going to work with almost everything else you might wear.
A very work-friendly color, this is a shade that one can reapply before going out to a lunch or into a meeting, without concern that the color will come across as over-the-top. Like Chanel’s Rose Petale blush, this color will never look out of place. Truly, you can be confident in Confidence.
You can see the applicator again in the above picture. Although I initially reacted quite strongly against it, it is growing on me. Using it flat-side against the lip, the application is quite easy. Still, I wish it felt a bit sturdier. I like the overall dimension of the tube. There is something elegant about pulling out this rather large gloss in public. It’s so distinctively… Chanel.
Confidence seems to me to be a lighter, slightly sheerer and glossier version of Chanel’s Rouge Allure Laque in Ming–both are beautiful, medium pink neutrals:
Here is the swatch on bare lips without any base, lipstick or liner:
Are you still undecided about this line? If you don’t already own Ming, and are looking for a good, glossy shade, I recommend Confidence. Although it is not one of the more dramatic or exciting colors (I do love Fatale!), it’s quite versatile and likely a color that I’ll use up completely: