Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Satin Lipcolor in Joyeuse ($32 #87) is part of Le Blanc de Chanel collection that was originally sold exclusively in Asia. Currentlly, it is part of the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. This collection seems to brighten, and it is populated with lovely, luminous color.
Like the other lipsticks in Chanel’s Rouge Allure line, Joyeux is very moisturizing and luxurious. The texture is slightly more sheer. Also, Liz and I both felt as though there was a slight gel feel to the lipstick, unlike the more creamy texture of the Rouge Allure lipsticks in Chanel’s line. A single swipe of Joyeuse gave me a sheer wash of cool pink. After several swipes, one can build up the color to opacity. On Liz:
Here are some comparisons. I used several swipes of Joyeuse next to a single swipe of Chanel Rouge Allure Super (reviewed here, limited edition and no longer available). Chanel Rouge Coco in Magnolia is also compared (reviewed here).
Chanel Rouge Allure Joyeuse fits in beautifully with the theme of Le Blanc de Chanel, as well as the Chanel Rose Tourbillon blush. As a sheerer color, Joyeuse provides an unusual dimension to the Rouge Allure line. I do not know many lipsticks with the texture of Joyeuse, the touch of gel gives it a luminosity that is lovely and interesting. It really does add a brightening, pretty effect to lips.