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Chanel Pirate 2

Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense in Pirate ($34) is a cool deep jewel red in a luxurious formula. The entire line has been swatched here and several shades have been reviewed on Cafe Makeup. Unlike some of the warmer reds, such as Chanel Rouge Allure in Incandescente, Pirate has a slight blue undertone.

Chanel Pirate 1

Chanel Rouge Allure in Pirate has a slight shimmer in the tube that does not seem to become visible on the lips. As with the other Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense shades, Pirate is intensely pigmented. You do not need more than one (or at most two) swipes to get full coverage. If you’d like less coverage, I suggest lightly dabbing it over a lip that is already prepped with a balm, and then spread the formula to even out the color.

On Liz, who is warm toned:

Chanel Pirate 3As you can see, those with warmer tones can wear cool toned shades. However, such colors tend to be more dramatic on those with a touch of warmth. Cooler tones also tend to have a subtle teeth-whitening illusion.

Swatches of Chanel Pirate, together with Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Palpitante and Extatique.

Chanel Extatique3

I’m so pleased that this gorgeous line has such a dramatic, amazing red with a blue base. Love it.

Other reviews:

  • Beauty Swatch is here.
  • Caroline de Maigret is here.
  • Hudabeauty is here.


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  5 Responses to “Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense in Pirate Review and Swatches”

  1. Ooh this looks a lot like my Rouge Allure Rouge Byzantin from 2011! Would be great because I love that color and it was LE……

  2. This is beautiful–perfect for the holidays! And it really does make Liz’s teeth look super white! (though I’m sure they’re already very white to begin with!)

  3. Thanks for posting this! Since I read it, I have been thinking about Pirate and how I should get to a counter to try it out when it occurred to me that I was given the little four-pack sample of Pirate, Palpitante, Passion and Incandescante. So thanks for the reminder!

  4. Thank you for this. 🙂
    It looks gorgeous on Liz, and I can’t wait to try it.

  5. I just got pirate…… it…Thanks Amy for the review. I need to collect few more shades..sigh!

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