Jul 122011

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.

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Jul 112011

Chanel Joues Contraste in Rose Tourbillon ($43 at Nordstrom Anniversary 2011/ # 67) is a candy pink confection of a blush.  If you love fresh pinks, it is very difficult to resist.  This is a fantastic color, has a refined texture, and there is a beautiful glowing and natural quality when applied.

This cool pink is a gorgeous color when worn.  Although there are some sparkles in the pan, the look when applied is very natural and glowy.  That famous Joues Contraste texture works the magic with this amazingly versatile color.  As with any color this strong, you will want to focus the color on a portion of the cheek.  If you place in the upper cheek, the contour, or brush it back near the hairline, you will get a pretty, flushed and lovely glow.

Some comparisons–here, you can see it is cooler than the limited edition Chanel Joues Contraste Pink Explosion (reviewed here, no longer available).  However, Rose Tourbillon is more pigmented than Pink Explosion–that is, this swatch has several layers of Pink Explosion built up compared to 1-2 layers of Rose Tourbillon.   Next is Chanel Joues Contraste Turbulent (reviewed here, no longer available).  At the end, I swatched Chanel Joues Contraste in Rose Petale (reviewed here) so you would have a comparison to a warmer, peachy-pink blush.


Liz did a look using Rose Turbulent applied lightly over foundation (no bronzer).

Here, Liz is wearing the Chanel Topkaki eyeshadow palette (reviewed here) and Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick in Joyeuse (reviewed here.  We’ll do a more detailed post breaking down her application after we finish Le Blanc de Chanel.


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