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

IfMakeupCouldTalk.com is not affiliated with any brands mentioned, all products were purchased by me. *Compensation is not given for any reviews. *All opinions are my own and based on my experiences. *All photos are property of IfMakeupCouldtTalk.com unless otherwise noted. *IfMakeupCouldTalk.com photos and/or written content cannot be copied and/or used for any other social media and/or publications.*

Colourpop Button and BFF2 Lippie Pencils.

Colourpop Button and BFF2

Lately, I have had an insatiable urge to wear neutral lip colors.  My basic summer goal is to find the perfect nude lip color without looking like I stepped out of the morgue or haphazardly smeared concealer on my lips.  Colourpop Button and BFF2 Lippie Pencils ($5 USD/1 g) have proven their worth as stand alone lip shades, as well as, successfully transforming some unbecoming lipsticks into budding gems.  If you are someone who loves brown based lip colors, then these pencils are for you.  I hope you enjoy.

Colourpop Button and BFF2 Lippie Pencils.

Colourpop Button and BFF2 Lippie Pencils.

Colourpop Button.

Colourpop Button Lippie Pencil.

Colourpop BFF2

Colourpop BFF2 Lippie Pencil.

Colourpop Button and BFF2 Lippie Pencils.

Colourpop Button and BFF2 Lippie Pencils swatches.

 

Colourpop Button Lippie Pencil:

Colourpop Button Lippie Pencil.

Colourpop Button Lippie Pencil.

Colourpop Button Lippie Pencil topped with Chanel Rouge Coco Shine 67 Deauville.

Colourpop Button Lippie Pencil topped with Chanel Rouge Coco Shine 67 Deauville.

  • Colourpop Button is a gorgeous terra-cotta brown color.  The pink recognition strip at the base of the lipliner is completely inaccurate.  Depending on the lighting conditions, Button shifts from a deep orangey-brown hue to a deep chocolate-brown–no pink detected on my part.
  • Without question this shade is for warmer and deeper skins.  The intense brown color can look too stark on paler/pink based complexions.  My olive complexion pairs well with Button as a stand alone color.  However, I rather pair Button with a creamy pink shade such as, Jouer Melon Lip Creme (seen here) or with my newly acquired love–Chanel Rouge Coco Shine 67 Deauville (as seen above).
  • Button glides on the lips like butter without patchiness or emphasizing fine lines.  When worn as a solo shade, Button lasts well for four hours, with dryness taking its toll around the three-hour mark. Needless to say, these results will vary depending on one’s skin type and tolerance level.
  • For those looking to explore the 90’s lip trend, Button is definitely the perfect contender–think of the female cast members of Friends circa 1995.

 

Colourpop BFF2 Lippie Pencil:

Colourpop BFF2 Lippie Pencil.

Colourpop BFF2 Lippie Pencil.

Colourpop BFF2 Lippie Pencil with Jouer Creme Brûlée.

Colourpop BFF2 Lippie Pencil with Jouer Creme Brûlée.

  • Colourpop BFF2 will truly become your BFF.  This color has a more modern feel compared to Button; the delicate caramel brown shade has a touch of coolness that makes it more flattering on paler complexions.  Previously, I have used Brink Lippie Pencil (reviewed here) to alter most of my lighter lipsticks, but I’m readily reaching for BFF2 as my new go-to lipliner shade.
  • Oddly enough, BFF2 is creamy, but not as creamy as my other Lippie Pencils.  The formula seems to apply easily and settle beautifully when I have a light covering of foundation on my lips. However, when reapplying on a bare canvas, I encounter slight resistance.  Regardless of this superficiality, I adore this color to pieces–for the price and color payoff, who wouldn’t????
  • BFF2 is the perfect companion to Jouer Creme Brûlée Lip Creme (reviewed here). The subtle warmth provided by this lippie pencil transforms Creme Brûlée’s chalky appearance into a wearable nude lip color for olive/medium/golden and darker skins.
  • Frankly speaking, I love to wear BFF2 on its own when I’m in a hurry or if my eye look is a bit more elaborate than usual.  The lasting power and feel is the same as Button, with my preference leaning more toward BFF2.  The lighter tinge of brown provides a creamy veil of opaque coverage without looking dated.
  • I’m kicking myself for not getting multiple backups of this shade.  In my defense, color selection/purchases would be greatly improved if Colourpop implemented proper arm and lip swatches for ALL of their lip products.
Colourpop Button Lippie Pencil after three uses.

Colourpop Button Lippie Pencil after three uses.

  • FYI, my last two batches of Lippie Pencils have suffered from an annoying defect.  I’m finding after the first few uses, the whole inner bullet is separating/sliding out from the outer casing. The bullet does not shoot out of the case as soon as you open the pencil, but it does loosens with minimal effort.
  • I have a like/hate relationship with this situation.  When my pencil is dull, having the bullet extend outwardly provides me with just the right amount of product without the need for a sharpener. However, if I press too firmly a big chunk of color breaks-off and I’m left with the casing’s jagged edges.  Taking into consideration the price, I’m not overly bothered by this nuisance, but if these lipliners were more than five dollars, I would be none too pleased.  Now that you are aware of this flaw, take your temperament and needs into consideration before ordering these pencils.
Colourpop Button and BFF2 Ingredient List here and here.

 

**Colourpop Lippie Pencils are vegan, made in the USA, and paraben-free.  Find them exclusively at www.colourpop.com.**

 

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

Makeup would tell you Colourpop Button and BFF2 Lippie Pencils have become a staple in my daily routine.  The warm coloring, opaque coverage, smooth texture, affordable pricing, and amount given is outstanding.  With eighty shades to choose from, which color(s) do you find most appealing?  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

*IfMakeupCouldTalk.com is not affiliated with any brands mentioned, all products were purchased by me. *Compensation is not given for any reviews. *All opinions are my own and based on my experiences. *All photos are property of IfMakeupCouldtTalk.com unless otherwise noted. *IfMakeupCouldTalk.com photos and/or written content cannot be copied and/or used for any other social media and/or publications.*