Dec 27, 2012

Chanel Rouge Allure Intense Envoutante (Spring 2013 Makeup Collection): Review, Swatch, FOTD

Chanel Rouge Allure Intense Lipstick Envoutante (available here) - $34

The next generation of Rouge Allure Intense dresses lips with unmistakable attitude.  The formula includes concentrated, ultra-thin pigments to offer radically intense color with full coverage and a satin finish, leaving lips supple and protected with lasting comfort.  Shades featured in the Printemps Precieux de Chanel Collection are Fantasque, Preciesue, and Envoutante.

Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lipstick Indian Beauty Blog Printemps Precieux Spring 2013 Makeup Collection Berry Plum Dark Colour Envoutante 116 Review Swatch FOTD Looks
Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lipstick Indian Beauty Blog Printemps Precieux Spring 2013 Makeup Collection Berry Plum Dark Colour Envoutante 116 Review Swatch FOTD Looks

I have not been terribly enthusiastic about Chanel's recent offerings on the lipstick front, but curiosity wins over levelheadedness every single time.  Chanel Rouge Allure Intense lipstick in Envoutante is just another such case.  Part of the Printemps Precieux de Chanel Spring 2013 Makeup Collection, Envoutante is described as a shimmering violet plum, and that's just what it is.  Scary dark in the tube but sheers out considerably on swatches/lips.  In the store lighting at least, the colour looked like it would be a nice berry/plum shade for my darker skin.

Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lipstick Indian Beauty Blog Printemps Precieux Spring 2013 Makeup Collection Berry Plum Dark Colour Envoutante 116 Review Swatch FOTD Looks

The lipstick has fine silver and violetish shimmer scattered throughout the deep plum base.  Typical of most Chanel lipsticks with shimmers in them, this too is very subdued and almost nonexistent on the lips and swatches.  That to me is a huge plus point, but if you like a fair sprinkling of the shiny things, you might want to swatch in store before buying.

Chanel Rouge Allure Intense Lipstick - Evoutante - Swatch/FOTD

As I mentioned earlier, the color does sheer out quite a bit on application, but the light-weight formula allows the intensity to be beautifully built up to a deeper shade on the lips if you want to.  The shimmer is really not visible unless I go really close and check for it, but it adds a bit of a glossiness to the lips.

Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lipstick Indian Beauty Blog Printemps Precieux Spring 2013 Makeup Collection Berry Plum Dark Colour Envoutante 116 Review Swatch FOTD Looks
Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lipstick Indian Beauty Blog Printemps Precieux Spring 2013 Makeup Collection Berry Plum Dark Colour Envoutante 116 Review Swatch FOTD Looks

On me, I find this a little difficult shade to wear.  Despite being sheerer than what it looks like in the tube, Envoutante is still a darker shade than what I generally wear.  Apart from the comfort factor, though, I also feel such shades do better with a perfect skin/base - something I am yet to learn - and can look a bit aging, otherwise.  This is just my personal opinion based on what it looks like on me.  I have a friend back in India who always wears these darker shades, and they look amazing on her.  She is a tad darker than I am and has beautiful glowing skin (so jealous!), but that just proves my point!  Texture-wise, the Rouge Allure Intense lipsticks range from very to slightly drying on my lips depending on the color.  The darker shades go on beautifully and do last much longer than regular lipsticks (not through meals but don't disappear completely either), and they are much less drying than the lighter shades from this range - again, this is my opinion based on how it works on me (because a lot of people seem to love this formula).  Overall, a nice buy if you like sporting the darker, berry lip trend for the winters.  This also would work nicely sheered out as a stain for the summer/spring season.

MORE FROM THE CHANEL SPRING 2013 MAKEUP COLLECTION
Chanel Le Vernis Nail Polish:  Fracas
Chanel Le Vernis Nail Polish:  Emprise
Poudre Signee de Chanel Illuminating Highlighter Powder
Chanel Le Vernis Nail Polish:  Accessoire
Chanel Joues Contraste Blush:  Frivole

16 comments:

  1. OMG! This lipstick is meant for u Rads! :D You look so pretty and elegant with this on! I wish i could carry such shades so beautifully! <3

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  2. Hmmm..it's a lot more effort than I am used to..but thank you :D

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  3. And i think it suits you perrrrrfectly! You should wear these kind of shades more often. :)

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  4. It's winters now na..so ya am taking baby steps with dark colours now! :D

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  5. The color looks so dark in the tube but definitely good on your lips.. Not at all dark..

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    1. It is definitely sheerer than the scary dark it looks like :D

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  6. No, I think this dark berry shade is just beautiful on you, not aging at all but rather young and fresh. Thanks fir the review, swatch.

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    1. Aww thank you, Shes Chic..guess if I wear it often enough, I will like the color more :D

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  7. It doesn't make u luk aged Rads! very pretty shade :) The color luks scary on d tube thou :P U luk mysterious in the FOTD :D

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    1. Mysterious!!! :D It does look scary in the tube na...won't have bought it if it didn't sheer out on swatches.

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  8. Envoutante looks lovely on you! I didn't buy it, but may have to reconsider.

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    1. Thank you, Ava! Did you pick anything from this collection?

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    2. Yes, I did. I bought the Raffinement eye shadow quad. I like it but I'm a bit disappointed with the lightest color. It doesn't contain enought pigment and can look too frosty if not applied with a light hand. I skipped the highlighter because it looked ashy on me under the store lighting. I have medium complexion with yellow undertones. I really need something more golden. It looks great on you!

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    3. Aww..too bad the highlighter turned out too ashy! I think I fit somewhere neutralish with my skin tone and it looks a bit ashy on me too if I use too much.

      I kept the lightest shade as a brow-bone highlighter..that's the only way it works for me :P The one above the darkest brown shade, isn't it? The SA was telling me you can layer the shades to create different looks and change the intensity, but I think the options do sort of get limited with my darker skin. I still liked the quad, though..

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