Jan 182013
 

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Spring 2013 includes Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in Attirance ($32/ # 70), a warm peach gold with subtle sparkle. Attirance is an elegant neutral. As with many Chanel colors, it can be worn with a formal suit or jeans. Although it looks a bit orange in the tube, it applies with a light tone and slight sheerness that allows one’s natural pink, red or mauve tones to show through. This has the effect of enhancing, rather than coloring, one’s natural lip color.

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On the left, a swatch of Attirance. On the right is the shimmery mauve Chanel Spring 2013 in Merveille (reviewed here).

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As you can see, Attirance applies as a peach gold wash:

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Here is a look on Liz, who is wearing the blue color from Nars Mad Mad World (new for Spring 2013, review forthcoming) on her lower lashline for a bit of cool contrasting color. She’s also wearing Tom Ford bronzer in Gold  Dust and Guerlain Les Fauves eyeshadow quad.

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Of Chanel’s Spring 2013, Chanel Attriance is a good, safe and pretty neutral that coordinates well with other warm-toned makeup. It’s one of those colors that can be applied throughout the day, to add polish without thinking very hard about whether the color coordinates with the rest of one’s face. Of the two Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss, Merveille is more difficult to duplicate. Nonetheless, no one does sophisticated neutral soft shimmer like Chanel. Overall, I know that I’ll end up using Chanel Attriance to the last drop (just as I used up several Chanel Twinkle Glossimers years ago), because it’s a great shimmery neutral.

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Jan 162013
 

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Chanel Spring 2013 introduces the Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in Merveille ($32 / #69). We’re huge fans of this formula, and Merveille delivered more of the qualities that we adore from this line.

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Chanel Merveille is a complex mauve shimmer formula that seems to glide over lips and leave a smooth, glossy finish. Here is a swatch next to Chanel’s other Extrait de Gloss released with this collection (Attirance/ review to come soon).

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Here is Chanel Merveille on Liz:

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Here is a look on Liz using Chanel Merveille, together with Tom Ford Gold Dust Bronzer.

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I like the way that this blue liner works with the cool tones in Chanel Merveille. Bottom line: We love Chanel Merveille. Merveille certainly plays well with my mauve undertones, and coordinates well with Liz’s lighter warm skin. I believe Chanel Merveille will coordinate beautifully on those with neutral to cool skin tones. Love.

Chanel Merveille is now available at Nordstrom.com.

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Oct 272011
 

Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in Triomphal ($32/ #517) is one of the most dramatic products.  As with the others in the line, Triomphal comes in the elegant, heavy tube.  I have to say, I love this design.

The consistency is a rich glossy lipstick–the product is opaque in one swipe.  Unlike a lipstick, there is a rich glossy finish. Triomphal is a rich red with very tiny fuchsia microsparkles.  It’s the liquid lipstick version of Chanel Rouge Allure Famous (reviewed here).

Here is the rich red Triophal next to the other reds in the Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss line–the deep red Fatale, the softer strawberry Emoi and the rich fire-engine red Exces.

 Triomphal is absolutely gorgeous.  Here is one coat on Liz (no liner or base):

You’ll also see the nude toned Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in Insouciance re-repromoted with Holiday 2011 (reviewed here).

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Sep 152010
 

Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss features Emoi (#58) ($32), a deep cool raspberry red. Like the others in the Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss line, the gloss is packaged in a long tube with a modified doe-foot handle that has a shape intended to fit against the lip.

The gloss applies as a deep cool red, although not as deep as the Extrait de Gloss in Fatale.  Emoi leans more to a cool deep pink, compared to the deep vamp blue-red of Fatale:

Here is the full effect on Liz:

For those who are interested, here are comparison swatches of the three red shades in Chanel’s Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss line:

As an aside, Liz and I get into endless discussions about which pictures and lighting show the colors most accurately–what you see on the site are the ones that we’ve both agreed upon.

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Aug 132010
 

Chanel’s Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss is a new line of high-shine glosses in nine shades.  An overview of the entire line can be found at this link.

This post was edited on 9/15/10 to add Emoi (#58).

Insouciance (#51):

– Soft beige-nude

-Reviewed at this link

Confidence (#55):

-Soft, natural pink that borders on nude

-Reviewed at this link

Imaginaire (#56):

– A sheer pink with a touch of peach

-Reviewed at this link

Insolence (#57):

– A cool candy-pink

– Reviewed at this link

Emoi (#58)

– A cool raspberry red

Reviewed at this link

Excès (#60):

– A medium, glossy red

– Reviewed at this link

Fatale (#61):

– A very deep red

– Reviewed at this link.

– There are three glosses that I decided against purchasing:  Genie (#52) which is a medium peach shade;  Emoi (#58) which is a raspberry red;  and Impertinence (#59), a deep brown.  These are shades that I don’t feel will work well with my coloring although you may find that they are ideal for yours.

Together with three new nail polish colors, the line will release with a series of new Rouge Allure lipstick shades, some of which mirror the names of the new Extrait de Gloss:

  • Confidentielle
  • Insolente
  • Fatale
  • Excessive
  • Emotive

I suspect that the promotional image that we’ve seen is using a combination of the lipstick and gloss–it’s quite opaque here:

These glosses look really wonderful layered with a lipstick–for example, I layered Fatale with a MAC cool red lipstick in my stash and the effect was really stunning.  Even if you do not get the Rouge Allure lipsticks, I encourage you to try the Extrait de Glosses with the lipsticks that you already own.  The shine and slight sheerness adds a really beautiful depth.

Doesn’t this sound like a lovely time for a poll? How do you feel? Vote for as many choices as you wish (up to 9):

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I’m so excited to see which colors you prefer!

Chanel has a website dedicated to the line at this link, together with some look sheets that can be created using Chanel makeup.

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