Product Review: Chanel Rouge Allure 158 in Virevoltante

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

     Looking at my makeup stash, I see mostly bullets than compacts, pens, or pans. It's because I'm a huge fan of lipsticks. It's my everyday makeup essential. My lipstick collection is not huge compared to other beauty bloggers and the colors are mostly pinks. I feel comfortable wearing lipstick shades from light pinks to dark and bold ones. I have other shades like red, purple, and orange but I use them once in a blue moon. 

     Today, let me share with you a quick review of Chanel Rouge Allure 158 in Virevoltante. This luxurious bullet from La Perle de Chanel collection was a birthday gift from one of my favorite PR firms. I was surprised when they handed me that Iconic black and white paper bag of Chanel and when I looked inside, I saw a bullet of lipstick :) So without further ado, here are the photos, swatches, and my thoughts on one of my expensive lipstick to date- Chanel Rouge Allure 158 in Virevoltante.

Product Review: Chanel Rouge Allure 158 in Virevoltante 
 According to what I've read, this lipstick is a limited edition from La Perle de Chanel collection 
Inspired by the graceful world of ballet, this delicate makeup collection features rosy tones and glimmering metallics in beautiful balance. Taking center stage: a limited-edition five-shade palette featuring romantic lipsticks and glosses to choreograph a colourful lip look.
     This lipstick is under the Rouge Allure line which is described by Chanel as 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.

Product Review: Chanel Rouge Allure 158 in Virevoltante 
     I was so excited to open the tube by the time I received it but I was covering an event that day. I forgot that I have a new bullet of lipstick inside my bag. My excitement turned to dismay when I reached home because this thing happened:

Product Review: Chanel Rouge Allure 158 in Virevoltante 
See the damage above? :(
     Well, my lipstick loving heart became so upset seeing a slight damage to this luxurious lipstick which I describe as a raspberry pink shade with hint of shimmers but when applied on my lips, the shimmers are not noticeable at all. The color also may vary depends on the lighting, sometimes it looks reddish or purplish pink on my pigmented lips. In the swatch below, it looks that there's a combination of red and brown that's why it can also be described as rosy pink.

Product Review: Chanel Rouge Allure 158 in Virevoltante 
swatch in my arm under natural lighting

Product Review: Chanel Rouge Allure 158 in Virevoltante 

size: 3.5g/0.12oz

price: 1,750 php (Around $37.36+)

place bought: Free/ Gift
Available in Chanel Counters at Rustans

instructions for use: Nestled in its sleek black case, ROUGE ALLURE unleashes the full intensity of its colour with one simple click and its ultra-femininity in a single sweep.

ingredients: Pentaerythrityl Adipate/Caprate/Caprylate/Heptanoate, Hydrogenated Isobutene, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Synthetic Wax, Octyledodecanol, Polyglyceryl-10, Decaisostearate, Polyglyceryl-2, Triisostearate, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Hydrogenated Coconut Oil, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylene Carbonate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Alumina, PEG-8, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Talc, Potassium Alum, Tocopherol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Powder, Silica, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Kaolin, Caesalppina Sappan Bark Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Citric Acid, BHT 
[+/-(May Contain) CI 12085 (Red 36), CI 15850 (Red 6), CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake), CI 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), CI 17200 (Red 33 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 45380 (Red 22 Lake), CI 45410 (Red 28 Lake), CI 73360 (Red 30 Lake), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Mica

Product Review: Chanel Rouge Allure 158 in Virevoltante 

What I like:
  • The packaging- luxurious because of the black and gold combination. The bullet also has a unique mechanism where you have to push one end of the tube to unlock it.
  • The scent- there's a subtle floral scent that is not overpowering.
  • The texture is smooth and creamy which makes it easy to apply on my lips.
  • It gives a light feeling on my lips after application. 
  • It's not that moisturizing because I still apply lip balm prior to application of this lipstick but it does not dry my lips after long wear.
  • Lasts 5 to 6 hours on my lips.
  • I don't need a lip liner because it doesn't settle in lip lines and doesn't feather or bleed.
  • Goes medium after one layer on my lips so I only need two swipes for the beautiful color to pop.
  • Great for everyday makeup. I can say that this is my new red lipstick as I feel sexy in it.
  • Batch, manufacturing, and expiration date printed on the box packaging.

What I don't like:
  • The price- yes it's expensive.

Will I repurchase: Yes, if I have extra money to buy another bullet. Other shades are already on my wish list :)

     I give this a 4.75/5 rating. This is my go-to lipstick as of the moment. I wear this almost every day. This shade is wearable and buildable. It can be used for a 'no makeup' by swiping once or twice on the lips and can go boldly after three swipes. Even though this lipstick is creamy and glides smoothly on my lips without tugging upon application, I still apply my favorite lip balm underneath.

     Chanel Rouge Allure 158 in Virevoltante suits my fair skin tone and doesn't make my teeth yellowish. I have yellowish teeth and some pink lippies emphasized the color of my teeth more when I'm wearing them. I highly recommend this shade if you're looking for a wearable day and night lipstick. If you want to Splurge and treat yourself, go for a Chanel lipstick!

What's your favorite Chanel lipstick shade? Share your thoughts below :)

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