Chanel Rouge Allure Ink 154 Experimente and 150 Luxuriant review.

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink 154 Experimente and 150 Luxuriant.

As you can imagine, I have a overabundance of lipsticks in my collection.  My favorite formulas are satin and comfortable mattes–especially the liquid lipstick variety.  However, as we have come to expect, the matte liquid lipstick range is not the most obliging formulation for mature lips.  I have had the fortune of trying some really good brands, but Chanel Rouge Allure Inks ($37 USD/ 6mL.) in 154 Experiemente and 150 Luxuriant take the cake.  The creamy formula, gradual dry time, comfortable wear and elegant packaging is my idea of the perfect lipstick–or very close to it.  I hope you enjoy.

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink.

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink 154 Experimente and 150 Luxuriant.

Packaging:

  • As the photo above shows, both applicators are identical; the concave design is wonderful for hugging the lips to achieve unbelievable color adhesion.  The slightly angled curved tip is ideal for outlining the lip line, to achieve a fuller looking lip.  Unlike some independent liquid lipstick companies, whose applicators can demonstrate slight variations, Chanel’s applicator is the epitome of rigorous quality control and refinement.  The acutely cut fibers pick-up a substantial amount of pigment to last for one application.  IMHO, everything from the frosted glass tube, to the secure click closure, to the golden double “C” top is an example of well thought-out packaging design.
Chanel Rouge Allure Ink

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink 154 Experimente and 150 Luxuriant heavy swatch freshly applied.

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink 154 Experimente and 150 Luxuriant swatch after 20 minutes.

Formula:

  • As mentioned in my previous review of 140 Amoureux (reviewed here), the formula is superbly creamy and glossy on initial application.  Some my argue, the consistency has a bit too much slip, but speaking from a purely mature perspective, I truly appreciate the supple nature of this formula.
  • Unlike regular mainstream matte liquid lipsticks, Chanel Rouge Allure Inks do not dry immediately and do not feel uncomfortable throughout the day.  The dry down time is roughly twenty (20) minutes, giving the wearer enough time to manipulate the shape and color.  At this point, I did not experience transfer; I was able to kiss my children without leaving an imprint on their cheeks and drink without seeing lipstick marks on the rim of the glass.
  • The creamy nature of Chanel Rouge Allure Inks melds easily with any lipliner to alter the overall color should the mood strike.  This chameleon-like quality makes this formula so versatile. Not only can one add a liner to change the color/tone, but the lipsticks themselves blend beautifully with each other to create a new shade.
  • Another alluring quality of this formula has to do with the level in which the color can layer on itself.  Whenever, I feel the need for more moisture throughout the day, an additional layer provides hydration and revitalizes the color.  Unlike, traditional matte liquid lipsticks, the outcome is not caky or unbearable, rather smooth, comfortable, non-feathering and vibrant.
Chanel Rouge Allure Ink.

Chanel 154 Experimente Rouge Allure Ink.

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink 150 Luxuriant.

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink 150 Luxuriant.

 Chanel Rouge Allure Ink

Wearing Chanel Rouge Allure Ink 150 Luxuriant with Chanel Lip Definer 96 on the outer edges of the lips.

Application and Wear:

  • For the above looks, I lined the perimeter of the lips with Chanel Lip Definer in 96 Acajou. For these looks I was not intending to alter the color (I wanted to show true color representation), rather I wanted to even out my asymmetrical upper lip.  Should I have wanted a deeper hue, all I had to do was fill-in the entire lip area with the liner prior to lipstick application.
  • My preferred method of application is to lightly line my enter lip with liner prior to lipstick.  This not only gives me an adequate blueprint for color placement, but the liner acts as an absorbent base, initiating the lipstick’s mattifying properties.  This technique also makes this formula last so much longer.
  • Both colors applied evenly on initial application.  To achieve rich color payoff, two layers are required; waiting a minute between layers gives optimal results.  Admittedly, 150 Luxuriant is my favorite of these two colors.  154 Experimente is undoubtably lovely, but presently, I prefer the brightening effect of 150 Luxuriant against my complexion.
  • In all honesty, both colors wear longer than 140 Amoureux, however, this is not unheard of when it comes to darker shades.  In my experience, these colors stain the lips slightly and wipe off using a bit more effort than 140 Amoureux.  This is not to imply a makeup remover is needed (thank goodness), rather to highlight their resilient quality.
  • The colors last a solid four (4) hours (this will vary based on individual skin chemistry) before a slight drying sensation is felt.  At this point, an additional layer is added simply to combat dryness and to refresh the overall vibrancy of the color.
Chanel Rouge Allure Ink ingredient list

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink 154 Experimente and 150 Luxuriant ingredient lists.

 

**Chanel Rouge Allure Inks are sold at Nordstrom, Saks, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, chanel.com, etc..**

THE VERDICT:  If Makeup Could Talk what would it say?

Makeup would reiterate my previous assessment–Chanel Rouge Allure Inks are fabulous.  The incredibly creamy application, gradual dry-time, quality packaging, comfortable wear, versatile formula and vibrant pigment is heavenly for my maturing lips.  My only grievance is with the limited color selection–eight (8) colors in all.  I really wish the brand would expand the range to include more browny nudes and plums in the line.  However, should this day ever come, my wallet will weep uncontrollably–tears of joy of course.  🙂  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

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Chanel Lip Definer 05 Mordore Nude and Rouge Allure Ink 140 Amoureux review and swatches.

Chanel 140 Amoureux

Chanel Lip Definer 05 Mordore Nude and Rouge Allure Ink 140 Amoureux.

It has been some time since I invested in a designer lip liner.  As many of you know, I am quite content with Colourpop’s Lippie Pencils.  The affordability and creamy application has kept my wandering eye under strict control.  However, even my level-headed sensibilities were immediately compromised when faced with a newly remodeled Chanel counter.  The freshly revealed testers, immaculate displays, contemporary design and those dastardly double C’s, beckoned me to purchase, Chanel Lip Definer 05 Mordore Nude ($31 USD/ 1.2 g) and Rouge Allure Ink 140 Amoureux ($37 USD/ 6 mL).  This delicious couple is one of the most successful impulse purchases in a long while.  If you are a bride-to-be, young lady attending a formal event, or generally want to look all out fabulous, then this combo is for you.  I hope you enjoy!

Chanel matte lip

Chanel Lip Definer 05 Mordore Nude and Rouge Allure Ink 140 Amoureux swatches.

Chanel Lip Definer 05 Mordore Nude:

Chanel 05 Nude

Chanel Lip Definer 05 Mordore Nude.

Chanel 05 Mordore Nude Lip Definer.

Chanel Lip Definer 05 Mordore Nude.

  • Chanel 05 Mordore Nude is not your typical nude shade.  This color contains ultra fine bronze shimmer that gives the color a slight metallic feel.  Normally, I would associate this type of color as a throwback to the 80’s, but surprisingly 05 Mordore Nude looks very modern and polished.  On my lips, the color translates to a rich bronzy mauve brown.  The texture is very smooth, but the application is not as creamy as expected.  With that being said, the formula applies easier on bare lips as opposed to when a residual layer of foundation or lip balm is on the lips.
  • The adhesion properties of Chanel’s Lip Definer formula is amazing.  This is the type of lip liner that bonds to the skin securely when given the chance to set.  Within a minute, the color becomes non-transferable and does not thicken or settle in lip lines over time.
  • If you are a minimalist, a layer of 05 Mordore Nude topped with some gloss or lip balm would work beautifully for any occasion or makeup look.
  • The neutral deeper tone works well with lighter and darker lipsticks alike.  In fact, when lipstick color fades, 05 Mordore Nude seems to linger strongly leaving lips feeling hydrated and smooth.  Truthfully speaking, a single application will last the entire day.   The old adage of, “you get what you pay for” is certainly befitting in this case.  
Chanel 05 Nude Lip Definer.

Chanel Lip Definer 05 Mordore Nude.

  • Chanel Lip Definers have a double-ended design with metal caps.  The traditional pencil type liner has a structured ridged cap, while the lip brush end has a smooth tapered cap.  This slight differentiation makes uncapping the correct side so much easier on busy mornings.
Chanel 05 Nude Lip Definer.

Chanel 05 Nude Lip Definer brush tip.

  • Generally speaking, I’m not the biggest fan of brush tips on lip liners; the bristles are too flaccid and pointed for my liking.
Chanel Lip Definer.

Chanel Lip Definer 05 Mordore Nude sharpener.

  • As with most higher-end lip liners, Chanel does provide a separate sharpener in the package for convenience.  This sharpener works well and its compact nature easily nestles in the smallest of makeup bags.  Admittedly for the price, a capped sharpener would have been a more ideal option.
Chanel ingredient list

Chanel Lip Definer 05 Mordore Nude ingredient list.

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink 140 Amoureux:

Chanel 140 Amoureux

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink 140 Amoureux.

Chanel 140 Amoureux

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink 140 Amoureux freshly applied on bare lips.

  • Chanel 140 Amoureux is the lightest of the eight colors offered in the brand’s new matte liquid lipstick range.  Right off the bat, I will declare I ♥ this lipstick.  This is not your typical matte liquid lipstick; this offering is silky smooth, hydrating, lightweight, layers incredibly well, and non-feathering.  On my slightly mature lips, these characteristics have become essential, especially this time of year.
  • Amoureux is a delicate warm beige pink.  Against my olive complexion, the color is a bit too pale for my liking, but I can see those with lighter skin tones and less dominant features sporting this shade without any issue.  Since my lips are slightly asymmetrical, I prefer to even out the shape and deepen the color with 05 Mordore Nude prior to filling in with 140 Amoureux.
  • As noted in the photo above, the initial finish is not completely matte, more along the lines of a glossy/satin texture.  Within an hour, the glossiness dissipates and a matte appearance develops.  When worn on its own the color lasted well for 4-5 hours, dependent on eating, drinking and speaking.  I did experience slight color transfer, but not as severe as a traditional tube lipstick or gloss.
  • When paired with Chanel’s Lip Definer, the color affixed itself with the liner instantly and took on a more durable quality.  In my experience, Amoureux’s glossiness vanished when I vigorously rubbed my lips together to meld the lipstick with the liner.  However, when Amoureux was reapplied throughout the day (over the Lip Definer), the color instantly mattified without any coaxing in less than a minute.
  • The heavily silicone based formula seems to get absorbed quickly into the liner.  After the four-hour mark, my lips never felt dry, but I still had an inexplicable urge to reapply.  Perhaps, the formula’s soothing, silk-like feel made the whole experience more pleasurable; the color settled without caking, feathering or looking shabby.
Chanel 140 Amoureux.

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink 140 Amoureux.

Chanel 140 Amoureux ingredient list.

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink 140 Amoureux ingredient list.

  • The transparent frosted glass case is a wonderful departure from the line’s typical opaque black glass design.  Being able to see the progression of use makes repurchasing so much more predictable.
  • The applicator is not gimmicky, rather a well constructed concave doe foot head with precisely cut fibers–simple and effective.
  • To my senses, when 140 Amoureux is on bare lips, there is a very faint floral fragrance.  When worn over 05 Mordore Nude Lip Definer, the scent is hardly noticeable.
  • The ingredients do boast some natural offerings amongst a sea of artificial components (e.g. Jojoba oil, Jojoba Esters, Sweet Almond oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Powder, and Caesalpinia Sappan Bark Extract–used instead of Carmine, but Carmine is still listed as an ingredient).  
Chanel

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink 140 Amoureux and 05 Nude Lip Definer.

 

**Chanel Lip Definer 05 Mordore Nude and Rouge Allure Ink 140 Amoureux are available at SaksFifthAvenue.com, and anywhere Chanel cosmetics are sold–which is practically every department store imaginable.**

THE VERDICT:  If Makeup Could Talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Chanel Lip Definer 05 Mordore Nude and Rouge Allure Ink 140 Amoureux are stellar formulations and worth every single hard-earned penny.  Colourpop’s Lippie Pencils are creamy and smooth but, the lasting power of Chanel’s formula is undeniably in a higher league. Rest assured, more colors will be coming my way soon enough.  On my hit list: Lip Definer 96 Acajou and Rouge Allure Ink 154 Experimente.  Hopefully, the hubby is reading and gets the not-so-subtle hint.  🙂   Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

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