Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss 18 Seduction (Colour and Shine Lipgloss in One Click)

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Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss 18 Seduction

Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss in 18 Seduction (Colour and Shine Lipgloss in One Click) is one of the new lip glosses released as part of the Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss Collection. The new Chanel Rouge Allure glosses are more pigmented and less sticky than the Extrait de Gloss line, which is rumored to be discontinued soon and being replaced by the new Rouge Allure Gloss Collection. The good news is that these new glosses are Permanent! 😉

The Rouge Allure Glosses also seem to be more hydrating or moisturizing, even compared to the regular Chanel Glossimers. I believe that this might be because the shimmers in these new Rouge Allure glosses are not as drying compared to most Extrait de Glosses and Glossimers. Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss in Seduction, as with all the new Rouge Allure glosses I’ve tried, is not drying on my lips. 🙂

Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss 18 Seduction

ROUGE ALLURE GLOSS COLLECTION
Colour and Shine Lipgloss in One Click

The colour intensity of a lipstick. The lacquered shine of a lipgloss. In one seductive click, ROUGE ALLURE GLOSS delivers dramatic, long-wearing coverage with hydrating comfort. Add to the allure with complementary shades of ROUGE ALLURE Luminous Intense Lip Colour and LE VERNIS Nail Colour.

Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss 18 Seduction

Chanel describes Rouge Allure Gloss:

An exceptional gloss to wear like a lipstick. The first gloss that combines lacquered shine with the bold style of an intense colour. A click and a black case that are now part of the ROUGE ALLURE legend. A gloss for women who love lipstick. A lipstick for women who love gloss.

• A high concentration of finely ground pigments for exceptional radiance, intensity and purity.

• The combination of a film-forming polymer and glass microbeads creates a mirror effect and optimises shine with a lacquered effect.

• Two polymers join forces to maintain shine and hold for hours on end.

• A unique blend of active ingredients composed of sappan wood, matcha green tea butter and a Vitamin E derivative known for its ability to moisturise and protect the lips.

Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss 18 Seduction

Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss Seduction is classified as a strawberry red. It has gold micro shimmers that look almost purple in some lightings. The shimmers are not very much noticeable in the arm swatch nor when applied on the lips. In the arm swatch, Seduction is a medium blue-based pinkish red that is really opaque. It is a little bit less pigmented than Chanel Pirate Rouge Allure Gloss (reviewed here), but definitely more pigmented than Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss 16 Extase (reviewed here).

Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss 18 Seduction Swatch

Even with the micro shimmers, the texture of Chanel Seduction is very creamy and glossy, and it applies smoothly and imparts color evenly across the lips. It does not settle into lip lines, so applying a lip liner or lipstick underneath is not really necessary. Exfoliating the lips would be recommended, though, if just a little amount will be applied.

Even though the finish is that of a lipgloss, it is still not tacky or sticky on the lips. Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss Seduction feels very light on the lips, like wearing just a liquid lipstick, but the finish is really shiny and glossy.

Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss 18 Seduction Swatch

Chanel Seduction lipgloss is very moisturizing on my lips even though it has micro shimmers. Since it’s still a lipgloss, it only lasts about 3-4 hours on me, and leaves little or no stain at all. After eating and drinking, reapplication is definitely a must.

Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss 18 Seduction Swatch

Chanel recommends to pair it with a tone-matching line of Le Crayon Levres for a lacquered result or with a matching Rouge Allure or Rouge Allure Velvet for an intense lacquered result (vinyl effect) as it adds colour intensity and extends hold.

For this post, I used Chanel Seduction lipgloss alone to capture its true color. It is a gorgeous strawberry red that is just a little bit cool-toned. It will look good whether lightly applied over a matching lipstick like MAC Lustering lipstick (reviewed here) or simply on its own.

I believe that Chanel Rouge Allure Palpitante (raspberry red) will also be a good match, but I don’t have it so I can’t really swatch to verify.

Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss 18 Seduction Swatch

Color and texture comparisons from L-R: Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss Seduction, Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss Pirate (reviewed here), Dior Addict Fluid Stick Aventure (reviewed here) and Chanel Extrait de Gloss Reflexion. (Photo above)

I love the one click packaging as much as I love the case of Extrait de Gloss, they are both classy and elegant, but the new Rouge Allure Gloss is a little bit lighter so it’s a plus for me – I hate carrying heavy stuff in my bag. 😉 It also has the same doe-foot applicator which dispenses the right amount of gloss enough for one application.

I bought my Chanel Seduction Rouge Allure Gloss from Chanel in Rustans Makati for Php 1,750. It is also available for $34 at both Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus.

Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss 18 Seduction

Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss in Seduction is a lovely red lipgloss that can be worn during the day. Pair it with a matching nail polish like Chanel Le Vernis in Expression (reviewed here), and it’s pure sophistication using just 2 products.

I love how it can be worn sheer if I want glossy lips with a bit of color by applying just a little amount (use the gloss on one side of the doe-foot applicator only). If I want a full coverage, opaque finish then I can just apply the product from both sides of the applicator.

What lipglosses are in your makeup collection? Do you have the new Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss in Seduction as well or are you still thinking about getting it?

Alyssa Melanie

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