Red Lips Day 6: Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in Dragon

Posted by Lipglossiping On December - 23 - 2010

Sometimes, only good can come from being very bad.

£24 bad to be precise… but we’ll keep that between us ok?

The lovely Jessica from OutInAPout made me buy this.  I’d also like to blame her for the other shade I picked up aswell but I think that might be pushing my luck a bit.

I look quite washed out in the picture below as it was taken before bed and most of my makeup had long since faded… I had just re-applied the lipstick to take a piccie before heading off to wash my face!

The most Christmassy red on the planet.  Possibly.  On me, it wears like a real jewel-toned red… ruby-esque but without the pink undertones.  Not hugely blue either, which surprised me.

Dragon is stark against my pale skin, it’s not a shade that I’ll be able to wear without drawing attention to my lips which means that they need to be in tip top condition to get away with it!  Despite the liquid lipstick formula of the Chanel Rouge Allure Laques, I don’t find this to be too drying… at least not compared to the high street versions I’ve tried in the past.

It transfers like a bitch mind… I’ve stained about 7 cups already today.  Whatever, I’m not washing up.

Wear is great, mostly thanks to it’s incredible pigmentation rather than formula as it does fade a little faster in the centre for me.  It’s not the most high maintenance lipstick I’ve ever worn… but it’s not effortless either.  Through a work day, I’d need 2 touch ups… that’s not really bad for a red is it?

Application however, was incredibly foolproof.  A few strokes of lipliner for insurance and I was able to apply straight from the wand – marvellously easy!

I love both of the ones that I picked up and want to try more of the Rouge Allure Laque range now… any other recs for me ladies?


15 Responses to “Red Lips Day 6: Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in Dragon”

  1. Laura says:

    Oh my word, that is STUNNING! Very envious, I just don’t have enough of a cupids bow to pull off a bright red, it looks gorgeous on you x

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  2. Such a perfect shade! I have it too and I love it! It’s one of my favorite red shades (out of 3) :)

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  3. patuxxa says:

    That is quite simply my most favorite red in the whole world. It gives my “glossy magazine lips” as I call them. :-)

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  4. Maca says:

    Wow, that looks beautiful. Dragon looks stunning on everyone!
    I’d love to see MAC Red on you, the perfect bright blue red with no hints of yucky orange anywhere near it.

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  5. Sydney says:

    This is definitely my favourite of the lot!
    What a fantastic way to bring the site back, on the most beautiful of reds.
    It looks so great on you, that it might even look half decent on me
    *Jots down name of item and puts on ‘MUST BUY’ list*

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  6. lucie.lovely.cupcake says:

    It’s absolutely gorgeous! x

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  7. Carli says:

    OMG…..yummo! I think I need to go Google this right now……I think I can rightly blame this purchase on you.

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  8. Cristina says:

    I’m so jealous. I cannot pull off a Red lip to safe my life. Just beautiful and I absolutely love this shade of Red.

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  9. Jen says:

    This red is AMAZING on you!

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  10. Jools says:

    WOW stunning I think I neeeeed that :0)

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  11. jenn says:

    Omg! This is such a gorgeous color

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  12. Amy P says:

    I’m a pale, green-eyed, cool-toned brunette as well, and the shades that look best on me are Dragon, Phoenix, and Santal — all gorgeous! Dynastie is very pretty too, but doesn’t WOW me like my top 3.

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  13. Mikaela says:

    I have this and it’s pure love! I am pale like you so I am trying to get used to wearing a strong lip.. but i love the red-lip look so I really need to just use it! will pair it up tomorrow with laid back/simple clothes for it not to be too fancy :) what is the other shade u got?

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  14. Tina says:

    Hot red!!! Suits u 1000%!!! 😉

    I’ve been meaning to try this one out, since it looks amazing on everyone I ‘ve seen it on (maybe even better on u)! 😉
    Maybe at some point…!

    xxx

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  15. Haha! I just found this post- don’t know how I missed it! Glad you liked the Dragon, I’m happy to take the “blame” for this one! The only thing I didn’t love about this was the fact that it bleeds horribly on me- even with a liner, we’re talking 10-15 minutes. I thought I’d mention this for anyone else who is prone to this issue: go out and get the e.l.f. liplock pencil.

    It’s a clear “un-liner” that you put around the outside of your lips instead of on them like a normal liner. There are several brands that make these, but they usually cost 10 times what the e.l.f. one does, and I was amazed at the results. There’s a review w/ comparison pics on my blog if anyone is interested, but suffice it to say: $3 well spent!

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