Chanel Fall 2011 features two Rouge Double Intensite Ultra Wear Lip Colour — Rose Quartz (#04) and Rose Morganite (#30) ($34 each). Technically, Rose Quartz has been part of the Chanel line for quite some time, and Rose Morganite is newly introduced with the Illusion D’Ombre collection.
The Chanel Rouge Double Intensite glosses are dual-ended–one with an intense color, and the other with a clear gloss. It is intended to be a long-wearing formula, and all of the shades that I’ve experienced are quite opaque.
The first layer goes on very opaque with one layer. In about a minute, the color dries down to a matte look. At this point, depending on your individuality and climate, your lips can look a bit dry but with full color. Although you could wear the color as a matte opaque, I absolutely add the gloss to add life and shine. This avoids the ‘too dry’ look. My personal experience is that the gloss also contributes to the wear time.
There is a scent to this gloss that reminds me of a soft, luxurious vanilla-coconut. I find it comforting.
Rose Morganite is the type of color I love-it’s an intense, deep and flattering plum-rose. It gives a quiet emphasis. On Liz:
Rose Quartz is the lighter one. This has been part of my beauty stash for some time. It’s a very flattering pink:
On Liz, you can the color is opaque and the color is a soft light-to-medium pink:
These certainly last longer than a typical gloss on me. I’ve read reports that they last through an entire meal on some.
My experience is that these do last much longer than any gloss or a sheer lipstick–I’ll get a few hours of wear from them. Today, I actually scrubbed Rose Morganite with Lush’s Ocean Salt and it didn’t remove the color (an oil cleanser did). True story. I get hours of wear even though I’m usually sipping water throughout. I didn’t expect to love these–using two products seems a little fussy–but I do. If you want long-lasting, flattering color these are well worth a look.