Chanel Rouge Allure (Luminous Intense Lip Colour) 99 Pirate is one of several lipsticks repromoted in the Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss Collection. Chanel Pirate lipstick had originally been released 2 years ago when the Rouge Allure lipsticks had been sort of reformulated. I had bought it together with Coromandel, Enjouee and Seduisante; but had already let go of all of them last year. Chanel Pirate is one of 6 repromoted Rouge Allure lipsticks in this collection, and I believe is not a Limited Edition. I hope! 😉
If you had seen my ShopaHAULic Saturday Chanel makeup haul which I’ve posted (here) two weeks ago, then you know that I’ve bought quite a lot from this collection as well as from the Chanel Holiday 2014 Collection Plumes Precieuses de Chanel. Craquante (reviewed here) was the only newly released Rouge Allure lipstick I’ve bought from the collection because I didn’t see the other two new ones that time.
Last Saturday, I went back to Chanel in Makati because I really wanted to test Camelia de Plumes Highlighting Powder (reviewed here). Unfortunately, they still didn’t have a tester for it, so I just bought it without testing first. I ended up buying a lot of other stuff too, including Chanel Pirate Rouge Allure lipstick.
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 describes Rouge Allure Lipsticks:
The next generation of ROUGE ALLURE dresses lips with unmistakable attitude. A new formula with concentrated, ultra-thin pigments offers radically intense, long-wearing colour with full coverage and a satin finish. Leaves lips supple and protected with lasting comfort.
Chanel classifies Rouge Allure Pirate lipstick as a true red. In the tube, it is a medium-dark red with blue undertones. I have forgotten how much I loved its color when I first bought it in 2012, it is such a beauty! Well, I loved looking at it in the bullet because that time I wasn’t really keen on wearing red lipsticks. Yet! Different story nowadays, though. 🙂
Chanel Pirate lipstick is a gorgeous cool-toned, blue red that is quite pigmented. Being a Rouge Allure (Luminous Intense) lipstick, it lives up to my expectation of having an intense pigmentation and delivers full coverage in 1-2 swipes.
In the arm swatch below, I kind of messed up the swatch in the left because my Pirate lipstick almost fell out from my hand. 😉 But you can still notice how pigmented it is. There is also a bit of shine that is so pretty not just on the arm swatch but also on the lips.
Applying a lip balm before putting on Chanel Pirate lipstick is not really necessary (I still do it though, but just out of habit) because Pirate is not drying, although it’s not so much hydrating as well (maybe just a tad). It feels creamy and glides smoothly, applies evenly, and feels kind of satin-y soft on my lips.
In the below swatch, I topped Chanel Pirate lipstick with Pirate Rouge Allure Gloss (reviewed here), and the result is just divine. I will use this combination when I go out this weekend. I’ll maybe pair them with Chanel Le Vernis Pirate for my nails. Chanel Pirate all the way! Red is my new black! 😀
On my lips, Chanel Rouge Allure in Pirate is a very pretty cool-toned red with a gorgeous shine and luminosity as promised by the brand. Topped with Chanel Pirate Rouge Allure Gloss (photo below), it is even more beautiful!
It lasts only about 4-5 hours on my lips but leaves a little bit of stain. After eating and drinking, reapplication will be necessary if you’re not happy with the stain.
Lip swatches of Chanel Rouge Allure Pirate lipstick:
Although Chanel Pirate lipstick is already gorgeous on its own (photo above), I still prefer topping it with the Chanel Pirate gloss. They just go really well together. Of course they should, that’s why they’re named the same! lol
Color and texture comparisons from L-R: Chanel Rouge Allure in Pirate, MAC Matte lipstick in Salon Rouge, Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet La Flamboyante (reviewed here) and MAC La Vie En Rouge Matte lipstick (reviewed here).
I bought Chanel Pirate Rouge Allure lipstick for Php1,650 from Chanel in Rustans Makati and I really love it! Regretting very much why I gave away my first Pirate lipstick. 🙂 It’s also available in Saks, Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus for $35.
Chanel Rouge Allure Pirate is THE ultimate red lipstick. Rouge indeed!
Do you like the Chanel Rouge Allure formula? Have you tried Chanel Pirate Rouge Allure lipstick? Is it also the best red lipstick for you?