Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense
In my book, Chanel Rouge Allure tube is the best.
The click-y mechanism is a bit gimmicky but in the coolest way if you ask me. It makes me feel I'm carrying a device not a lipstick. (Well, excuse me. It IS a device.)
Envoûtante (meaning "mesmerizing") is a smoky purple/berry with visible silver shimmer.
It is actually a classic shade reincarnated in the Rouge Allure formula. How do I know? Because I had this color in the discontinued Hydra Base and used it up. That was so long ago, and yes, I could finish a lipstick. (I did think it was Rivoli before. Now I remember it was Envoûtante.)
Oh, how I loved it! Back then I'd put on some powder foundation, mascara, and Envoûtante only, and I still felt dangerous and mysterious!
Chanel Rouge Allure formula really varies depending on the shades, and this particular color is on the sheer and glossy side. I would say it is even sheerer than some of the Rouge Coco Shine I own.
So Envoûtante in Rouge Allure is quite different from what I remembered. The color is spot on, but how it appears on lips is almost completely different. Well, reincarnations are like that, I guess.
Now it is enchanting rather than mesmerizing, and much easier to wear for sure. I'm starting to understand the inclusion in a spring collection.
From the bullet, Envoûtante reminds me much of the Chanel Rouge Coco Rivoli, but turns out they are two different animals.
The difference in texture and opacity aside, Envoûtante is more of a purple where Rivoli (see it here) is a red.
The color shows up a bit redder on my lips, though.
It feels thin and balmy on lips, but the color shows up clearly and is builable.
It is not the most moisturizing formula but not as drying as some Chanel lipsticks I've tried before.
(In fact, I'm willing to grab a few more if someone can guarantee all Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense are like this, but that's not the case, is it?)
Chanel Rouge Allure Envoûtante still has this smoky and dark quality. I would call it a softcore vamp. Maybe it is the purple undertones or the shimmer?
Anyway, this made me want to do a halloween look with Envoûtante. Nothing too dramatic, you know me.
I was recently sent a pair of Vassen Rainbow Eyes in Purplish Red from PinkyParadise, which seemed to be nicely corresponding to this soft vampy lip color.
I wanted to keep the focus on the eyes and the lips only, so no blush was used here.
Instead, I carefully put on two thin layers of base then highlighted my face like mad.
It may seem simpler, but honestly is so much more work. Back to blushes.
For eyeshadows, I used a light brown and a glittery pale gold to bring out the berry colors.
Despite of the "unnatural" colors, Vassen Rainbow Eyes Purplish Red still manages to look mellow and nice on.
It is halloween after all. At least my eyes get dressed up.
If you want to have fun with color contacts, my advice is to go for designs that mimic human eyes with different colors meshed in together.
This one is about 14.5 mm in diameter, so I wanted to amp up the eye makeup without going too smoky - partial falsies on the outer corners.
Hope you enjoyed this look.
What is your favorite vampy lipstick that you can put on anytime without having to think too much?
Do you plan to incorporate color contacts and falsies in your halloween look?