Aug 122010
 

Chanel’s Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss has several pinks, and includes Imaginaire (#56).  Imaginaire is a medium pink with a touch of peach.  The peach in this color is not strong enough to be coral, but is just strong enough from making Imaginaire a single-note pink.  Incidentally, the line includes #52 Genie if you are in the market for a true peach in the Extrait de Gloss line (I did not pick up Genie during my recent travels, but did swatch the shade at the store).

Here, you can see that this has a more gold/peach touch, particularly when compared with the cool pink Insolence.  Those who love Chanel’s Rouge Allure lipstick named Imagination will want to note that the color of these two Chanel lip products is decidely different:

Like the other Extrait de Glosses, Imaginaire delivers a semi-opaque color with a high-gloss shine.  I found Imaginaire to a bit sheerer than the other Extrait de Gloss shades.  You can see that the gloss showed quite a bit of Liz’s natural pink lip color.  Compare this color on Liz’s lips with the arm swatch, above, to see how the color changed when sheered out on application:

All of this series is taken without adding any primer, color or lipstick.  You should note that Chanel is releasing several new Rouge Allure lipstick shades with this collection, including a pink-peach one called Confidentielle.  It’s beautiful–I actually had it in my hand to purchase, but had to run to try to wrestle three boarding passes out of an airline that had cancelled one of our flights. I suspect that the combination of Confidentielle (as the base) and Imaginaire would give you a color of Imaginaire out of the tube on those with pigmented lips.

Although Imaginaire is one of the sheerer from this line, it still delivers more color than several of the Chanel Glossimers:

The Extrait de Gloss Imaginaire delivers on the shine and looks medium pink directly on the lips:

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  5 Responses to “Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in Imaginaire”

  1. This is a truly beautiful colour on you. And I like how you compared the three similar shades together. The last picture of you is very girl next door. so young and fresh! you have flawless skin.

  2. First off, thank you Amy and thank you Liz for such a comprehensive look at the latest offering from Chanel. Looking at promo pictures is one thing; looking at real life pictures is quite another. Between the two of you, your descriptions and photos accurately and beautifully illustrate just how the new Extrait will work in the real world :-). I also appreciate you doing this as a collection rather than just one color at a time with other unrelated posts in between. The way you’re presenting this is giving us a wonderful overview.

  3. I thought for sure I had a Glossimer called Imaginaire also, I will have to go digging. Can’t wait for the new Rouge Allure lipsticks!

    • Cindy–ah! I think you are correct–but if I recall correctly its more of a berry? I’ll have to go searching too.. thanks so much for your comment and support!

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