Chanel Rouge Allure Envoûtante + Soft Halloween FOTD

10.27.2014

Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Envoûtante was introduced as a part of the Spring 2013 collection. I thought it was quite a misplacement. To me it is a perfectly autumnal shade, so I bought it this year as soon as the air started feeling cooler.


Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Envoutante
Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense
116 Envoûtante






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.)


Chanel Rouge Allure Envoutante
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 Envoutante swatch

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.



Chanel Envoutante Chanel Rivoli swatch comparison
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.


Chanel Rouge Allure Envoutante swatch
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.


Chanel Rouge Allure Envoutante FOTD
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.


Vassen Rainbow Eyes Purplish Red
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?




50 comments

  1. Really pretty! Love that lipstick! And those lenses are fun! I've never worn coloured contacts before but they look amazing on you!

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    1. I don't wear color contacts that often any more but this was quite fun! And the lipstick is so easy to wear plus the shimmer is tastefully done. :)

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  2. I am surprised that this shade was released foer their spring collection, this shade totally screams fall. I love more sheer lipstick and enjoy my coco shine very much. Will have to check out more from this line.

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    1. The whole collection was muted and kind of dark, so I did think it was a nice break from the usual pastel pinks and peaches. Still, the lipstick felt out of place. I'm just happy that I have it now.
      I should go to a counter and explore some of of Rouge Allure, too. It is so glossy and actually feels better than Coco Shine, too. :)

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  3. Looks like a very pretty color :)

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  4. The shade looks beautiful on you, and that eye make-up is gorgeous! Which eyeshadows did you use?

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    1. Thanks, Monika.
      I used an old LE duo from KANEBO KATE. It is no longer available, but I found this. I think this would be identical since KATE seems to recycle the same colors in different packagings all the time. HTHS! :)

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kanebo-KATE-Dual-Blend-Eyes-8-colors-Makeup-Eyeshadow-Palette-Cosmetic-JAPAN-/161101016797?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item25825e6edd

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  5. I admit, I'm a little bit of a kid, but that click-y thing is totally up my alley! I need to get my hands on one of my these! I have yet to try any CHANEL lipstick, so this will be the first I'm splurging on!

    Stephanie | theFantasia.com

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    1. Plus it is so sleek and chic, isn't it? I dislike big and gaudy lipstick tubes that I often see from luxury brands. Rouge Allure is just perfect!
      Formula wise, I'm not a big fan of Chanel. I still like them and often buy them. Worth a try to say the least. :)

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  6. I love your Halloween look! Those contacts go perfectly with your lipstick. :)

    I'm not sure if I'm gonna dress up for Halloween yet. If I do, I'm probably going to be a cat since I already have the ears. My cat is gonna be a unicorn though! No falsies or contacts for him!

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    1. Thanks, Cathy! :)
      Most likely I won't dress up, and it's probably because I did not grow up celebrating the occasion. I even detest all the gory scary (real life like) halloween makeup looks on the web!! ;o
      Still it is fun to play with makeup outside of my comfort zone. :)
      I think you guys would look so cute! Show us on Instagram for sure. :)

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  7. I do like the click-y mechanism! I like to click click click a few times before I actually use the lipstick. Haha. I love your contacts! Such an interesting mix of purple. They compliment your lips really well. What a pretty Halloween look! :)

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    1. Haha, Jaa! That's so cute! I usually show my tube to the boys and suddenly I am the coolest girl. LOL. GA lipstick tube is popular, too. I know they wish they were carrying something this cool, right? ;D
      And thank you! I was initially worried that the lenses would look too much, but they are quite natural on. I can even wear them without makeup. Quite comfortable, too!

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    2. Do you know if they happen to make them for those with astigmatism? :)

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    3. I don't think this model comes in toric lenses. PinkyParadise, Eyecandys, and Honeycolor carry some, though. :)

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  8. Gorgeous shade! It really suits you porcelain skin :)

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  9. Love love the sheerness to this shade! It's a tad crazy in the tube but the color on you is stunning and very wearable! Love the purplish contacts, they definitely give you that slightly vampire seductress type look! (if that was what you were going for)

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    1. Oooh, I like that, vampire seductress! LOL. Thanks, Sharlynn! :)
      Yes, Envoûtante would be the easiest vampy shade that I own for the moment. ;)

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  10. Lovely color!! it is a very nice alternative for dark-matte vampy lips!
    I haven't tried any lip product from chanel ( yes, true! ) and actually wanting to start with the new Rouge allure one click lip gloss.. I just need more time to decide which color. ^^
    the pink circle lenses are nice,Lena.. I is soft enough and not too much for daily use i think..

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    1. Thanks, Pam!
      As much as I adore dark matte vamps, I just can't pull it off easily. Plus they are quite high maintenance. Envoûtante is easy to reapply and leaves an even stain. So easy to wear. :)
      It is hard to believe you never tried Chanel lippies! ;D Maybe it is time!

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  11. I love that the lipstick actually looks more pigmented on you than swatched. Love that colored contacts too! Ever since I did LASIK about 10 years back, my eyes are quite dry, so can't wear contacts without tearing up like crazy. Guess I have to stick to my natural eye color. LOL!

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    1. It may be quite sheer but the pigment looks very pure and intense, which justifies the product name.
      I don't explore color contacts any more but still own a few pairs that are not brown. I have no issue yet but try to wear them with caution. You might want to try weekly ones if you're really curious. They are supposedly much better. :)

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  12. Wow those half falsies look super natural, great job on the eyes! The swatch of this lipstick didn't look appealing to me at first due to the glitter but it looks amazing on you!

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    1. Thank you! I am quite clumsy with falsies (and lazy to go through an extra step!) but this was easy enough with great effect.
      The shimmer in the lipstick is quite tastefully done, imho. It appears more of sheen on the lips and it makes the lips look plump, too. :)

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  13. I've never tried color contacts! These look surprisingly natural on you--I don't think I would have noticed if you hadn't pointed them out. And I agree that Envoutante is soft enough that it would suit spring as well as fall looks. Purple seems to have that quality in general. :)

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    1. Most color contacts are designed with dark eyes in mind, but I've seen some interesting and beautiful effects on lighter eyes, too. After trying many different ones (and looking like a puppy or an alien sometimes), I've learned to choose the ones that would look natural on me. ;)
      And I'm agreeing with you about Envoûtante. It is a versatile color on top of being beautiful. I'd wear it often all year round, to think about it.

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  14. Ooo the perfect lip color for Fall!


    xo - Sheila
    www.sheislovelyblog.com

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  15. Pretty, it's such a great autumnal shade and it compliments your skin tone beautifully!

    xx Alyson
    The Beauty Vanity

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  16. What a gorgeous look! Loving the sheer plummy lips and soft smokey eyes :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. Thank you, Jen.
      The color is really soft and wearable. :)

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  17. pretty color - i like the slight shimmer. it does look more red on your lips, but i like it.

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    1. The shimmer has quite a plumping effect. It is quite sheer so my natural lip color shows through a bit, with which I'm quite happy. :)

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  18. Love this on you!

    I was thinking of picking up a Chanel lipstick that I had been eyeing all season, but I seriously can't get with Chanel's lip formula. I'm looking at Guerlain for the holidays and then I think it's time to zip up the wallet, lol.

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    1. Thanks, Liz! :)

      I like Chanel lippies but I have to make an effort to forgive their not-so-perfect formulas. On the other hand, I totally approve Guerlain lipstick formulas but can't do the packagings. Weird, right? ;D
      I'm thinking I'd start looking at the holiday things from mid November otherwise I'd totally go broke. ;o

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  19. Love this wearable Halloween look! It's definitely got the Halloween vibe without any overt craziness. I'd love this for a posh spooky party :)

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie. :)
      I really like the sound of "a posh spooky party". Someone has to host a right one first but I'd love to go! :)

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  20. Wow, what a cool look! I don't dress up for Halloween, but I'd definitely be tempted to put in some fun contacts if I did!

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    1. Thanks, Jenn. :)
      I don't dress up, either. I am not into those realistic gory makeup or anything, but I enjoy changing things up a bit like this. You should give it a try! :)

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  21. A gorgeous look, Lena! I love how cool those contacts are! And that lip color is very striking.

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    1. Thanks, Larie! I'm glad the contacts turned out to be quite flattering. I haven't really explored any new design, so it was fun! :)

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  22. The color looks more deepand intense on your lips, lovely lipstick!
    xx

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    1. The pigmentation is quite clear but it still shows a bit of my natural lip color, too. Love it. :)

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  23. 'Softcore vamp', haha what a great term! It's definitely a wearable vampy shade and the fact it's Chanel always adds an added dimension of sophistication. Those coloured contacts look so cool on you too, great for Halloween!

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    1. Thanks! I swear I wasn't thinking anything else, though. LOL
      I'm glad I'm not the only one Chanel colors rather special. Which is why I keep getting sucked into buying them and suffer their not-so-perfect formulations occasionally. ;-/

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  24. beautiful colour! i love chanel too! the click-y device is amazing! i agree! :)

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