Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss - Merveille (Printemps Precieux de Chanel Spring 2013 Makeup Collection)

Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss Merveille (available here) - $32

Bold colour combines with the smoothest, silkiest gel texture for luxurious wear and deeply dramatic effect. Lips feel comfortable—never sticky or tacky—and look luminous, full and sensuous for hours. The double-sided, flocked applicator is beveled to deliver ultra-precise definition.  Shades featured in the Printemps Precieux de Chanel Collection are Merveille and Attirance.

Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Lipgloss Merveille 69 Indian Beauty Blog Review Swatch FOTD Printemps Precieux Spring 2013 Makeup Collection
Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Lipgloss Merveille 69 Indian Beauty Blog Review Swatch FOTD Printemps Precieux Spring 2013 Makeup Collection

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 Allure Extrait de Lipgloss Merveille 69 Indian Beauty Blog Review Swatch FOTD Printemps Precieux Spring 2013 Makeup Collection

Chanel Rouge Extrait de Gloss - Merveille - Swatch/FOTD

On 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.

Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Lipgloss Merveille 69 Indian Beauty Blog Review Swatch FOTD Printemps Precieux Spring 2013 Makeup Collection
Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Lipgloss Merveille 69 Indian Beauty Blog Review Swatch FOTD Printemps Precieux Spring 2013 Makeup Collection

I don't find this a very unique shade - Attirance might have been a better choice in that regard - but this is definitely a good choice if you like subtle mauve-pink shades.  The lipgloss itself is nondrying and does stay around much longer than regular lipglosses.  I prefer using this over a darker base - either a lipliner or a lipstick - to avoid looking too washed out.

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