Described as a lilac rosewood, Merveille is one of the two Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss released as part of the Printemps Precieux de Chanel Spring 2013 makeup collection. The formula is very typical of the Rouge Extrait line - a thicker lipgloss with an almost colour payoff and a longer-lasting formula than regular lipglosses. Merveille has very fine shimmer mixed in which adds to the shine factor (no shimmery glittery effect here - just an enhanced gloss). The double-sided flocked applicator does make it a breeze to apply, though I just prefer using a lip brush to apply this to keep it cleaner.
Chanel Rouge Extrait de Gloss - Merveille - Swatch/FOTDOn me, I get more of the lilac-mauve shade than the rosewood. I took a whole lot of photos because this seems different from a couple of swatches I have seen online, but it is how it looks on me and in the photos! Anyway, moving on, the shimmer and the lilac base make this a slightly milky looking gloss on my lips. It is quite opaque for a lipgloss and does quite well on its own, but I think I would prefer this on a darker base - like the Chanel Rouge Allure in Envoutante. Here's a look at the swatch and how it looks on me.
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