Sep 3, 2012

Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lipstick - Pimpante: Review, Swatch, FOTD

Chanel released the new (reformulated?) Rouge Allure Luminous Intense lipsticks recently, and since I did love the original Rouge Allure formula I took a risk and bought a couple of these newer lipsticks to try out.  So far, it's been a mixed bag - the formula features a satin texture and fabulous pigmentation, but the texture is quite similar to the Rouge Allure Velvets and not the ideal for my lips.  The shade I am reviewing today is Pimpante (that's French for perky, or so Google tells me).  Chanel describes the shade as a "soft peach," and it's just that.  It's a warm, light peach that would look lovely on lighter skin tones.  Read on for photos and swatches.

Chanel Makeup Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Peach Lipstick Pimpante Indian Beauty Blog Reviews Swatches Darker Skin Makeup Looks FOTD Ingredients
Chanel Makeup Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Peach Lipstick Pimpante Indian Beauty Blog Reviews Swatches Darker Skin Makeup Looks FOTD Ingredients
Chanel Makeup Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Peach Lipstick Pimpante Indian Beauty Blog Reviews Swatches Darker Skin Makeup Looks FOTD Ingredients
As with all the Rouge Allure Intense lipsticks I have tried so far, there is very fine shimmer scattered throughout the lipstick - visible only on really close close-up photos...
Chanel Makeup Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Peach Lipstick Pimpante Indian Beauty Blog Reviews Swatches Darker Skin Makeup Looks FOTD Ingredients
On swatches, the color shows as a soft, light peach (with maybe a hint of orange to it) - and that shimmer I mentioned earlier..no sign of that anywhere.
The color translates to a soft, light peach on my lips, and while I have applied this with a lip brush to get a relatively sheerer application, the lipstick is opaque enough to cover up the uneven pigmentation on my lips.  I find it a better option to pair lighter shades like this with darker/stronger eye makeup to avoid looking too washed out.

Chanel Rouge Allure Intense lipstick in Pimpante is definitely a color I don't own, and despite looking too light for my darker skin tone, it does manage to work for me (if I pair it with the right eye makeup and outfit).  However, depending on how dry my lips are, the finish can look downright patchy - for someone with lips as dry as mine, I guess Rouge Coco Shines are a better pick in terms of finish.  Lasting power on the Rouge Allure Intense lipsticks is about 3 hours, and I haven't had much luck with anything surviving a meal.  You would love these, though, if you are a fan of the Rouge Allure Velvets and/or have reasonably normal lips :)

Chanel Rouge Allure Intense Lipstick Pimpante - Ingredients

Chanel Makeup Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Peach Lipstick Pimpante Indian Beauty Blog Reviews Swatches Darker Skin Makeup Looks FOTD Ingredients

On a side note:  It's the time of the year when a lot of holiday/fall collections roll out, and with Fashion's Night Out just a few days away, there is a lot of Chanel that's going to be featured here.  I will try to fit in other brands when/if I can, but I do have time limitations and can only do so much - so Chanel overdose ahead; you have been warned :P

Also Read: 
Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense:  Enjouee
Chanel Ruoge Allure Luminous Intense Lipsticks - Swatches
Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense:  Secrete
Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense:  Gracile

5 comments:

  1. Chanel overdose !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. droooooooool..thats a very very pretty shade on a very very pretty lady..it looks so natural on u..:)..awesome photography as usual Rads..:)

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  3. pretty color.
    xoxo


    http://makeupbynora.blogspot.com/

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  4. This kind of light peach looks absolutely AMAZING on you, Rads!!! :D

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  5. Shade is really pretty and looks beautiful on you Rads :)

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