Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss in 19 Pirate (Colour and Shine Lipgloss in One Click) is one of the new glosses released as part of the Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss Collection. There are rumors that the new Rouge Allure Gloss line will be replacing Chanel Extrait de Gloss but I’m not sure if this is true. If it is, then I have no qualms because these new Rouge Allure glosses are more pigmented and less sticky than the Extrait de Gloss line.
The Rouge Allure Glosses also seem to be more hydrating or moisturizing, even compared to the regular Chanel Glossimers. Although, this might be because these new Rouge Allure glosses do not contain any shimmers as compared to most EdG and Glossimers. Based on my experience, lip products containing shimmers are more likely to be drying on my lips. I still love shimmery makeup, but I much prefer my lipstick or lipgloss to be moisturizing.
EDIT: The new Rouge Allure Glosses do have shimmers in them, but they are not really noticeable once applied on the lips, and are not drying, too!
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.
The Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss Collection had only recently been made available in Manila, along with the Chanel Holiday 2014 Collection Plumes Precieuses de Chanel. I was like a girl walking in Fairyland for the very first time, smiling from ear to ear and eyes twinkling with delight when I first saw the new collections. 😀
Chanel describes it:
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.
Rouge Allure Gloss in 19 Pirate is described as a true red. It is a classic Chanel red. Pirate is very pigmented for a gloss, it is even more pigmented than Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss in Exotique (reviewed here). Compared to the Dior Addict Fluid Sticks I’ve tried, Rieuse (reviewed here) and Aventure (reviewed here), which are both already very pigmented, Pirate is even more so.
The texture is very creamy and glossy, and it applies evenly and smoothly. It does bleed a bit, so applying a lip liner underneath is recommended. Even though the finish is that of a lipgloss, it is not sticky. Well, it may be a bit more tacky than Chanel Exotique, but still not as bad as regular lipglosses. As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t like sticky lipglosses because when some of my hair gets to my face, especially on a windy day, they stick to my lips if I’m wearing a sticky lipgloss. 🙁 Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss Pirate feels very light on the lips, like I’m just wearing a liquid lipstick, but the finish is shiny and glossy!
Chanel Pirate, not having any shimmers, is very moisturizing on my lips. Since it’s still a lipgloss, it only lasts about 3-4 hours on me, and leaves just a tiny bit of stain. After eating and drinking, reapplication is needed. Pirate does transfer, so be careful what you use to wipe or dab your lips with. 😉
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, though, I used Chanel Pirate gloss alone to capture its true color. It is an almost dark, cool-toned red on my lips that kind of makes me look older and more sophisticated, but still sexy, I hope! LOL
Color and texture comparisons from L-R: Chanel Glossimer Sonate, Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss Pirate, Chanel Extrait de Gloss Reflexion and Dior Addict Fluid Stick Aventure. (Photo above)
The Limited Edition shades 20 and 21 are not available here in Manila, but here are pictures and swatches of shades 11 to 19:
Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss from L-R: 11 Sensuel, 12 Exotique, 13 Affriolant, 14 Innocent and 15 Sensible. (Photo above)
Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss from L-R: 16 Extase, 17 Supreme, 18 Seduction and 19 Pirate. (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.
Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss in Pirate is so seductively sexy and this would be a really good color when going out on romantic dates. I don’t think I could use it during daytime because it’s just too loud for me. Have you tried these new glosses from Chanel too? How do you like them? What’s your favorite? Is it Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss in Pirate?