Perhaps as a counterpoint to the brooding tone of CHANEL’s iconic Rouge Noir shade, there are also several new and more lighthearted lip options that have been released with the Rouge Noir Absolument Collection for Holiday 2015, and not surprisingly, I am in love with them all.
Also reviewed from this collection:
- Le Vernis Rouge Noir & Le Top Coat Lamé Rouge Noir
- Rouge Noir: Illusion d’Ombre, Le Crayon Khôl & Le Volume de CHANEL
- Étincelle Glossimer
- Coups de Minuit Joues Contraste Lumière
CHANEL | 347 La Merveilleuse, 237 Vaporeuse, & 477 Rose de Lune
CHANEL | 477 Rose de Lune, 347 La Merveilleuse & 237 Vaporeuse
CHANEL | 477 Rose de Lune, 347 La Merveilleuse & 237 Vaporeuse swatches
477 Rose de Lune, Limited Edition (CAN $34.00) | An icy pink shade with cooler undertones and filled with a soft and almost iridescent silvery shimmer. CHANEL Glossimers are amongst my favourite lip glosses, primarily because they’re not sticky and always leave lips feeling well hydrated. That being said, there is something magical about Rose de Lune, with its multi-dimensional shimmer that elevates it from being a typical pink gloss to something almost ethereal. Totally backup-worthy.
CHANEL | 477 Rose de Lune Glossimer
CHANEL | 477 Rose de Lune Glossimer swatch
237 Vaporeuse Rouge Allure, Limited Edition (CAN $42.00) | A soft nude-pink shade in CHANEL’s relaunched Rouge Allure formula, with a smooth glide upon application and subtle shine at the finish, lightly scented with the brand’s signature rose fragrance (which definitely dissipates quickly after application). As my lips are quite heavily lined, I was pleased to see that Vaporeuse doesn’t seem to settle or emphasize said lines, and while the shade itself is quite subtle, it’s also perfect for balancing a stronger and/or smokey eye. Lasting power is on the light side (approx. 2-3 hours), although it leaves a nicely moisturized feel to lips once the colour has faded. Layered with Rose de Lune on top creates a lush look and can boost wear time slightly.
CHANEL | 237 Vaporeuse Rouge Allure swatch
347 La Merveilleuse Rouge Allure Velvet, Limited Edition (CAN $42.00) | A luxurious magenta/berry shade in a highly pigmented formula with a matte/satin finish. With its effortless glide along the lips, this lush hue benefits from a liner if you want a precise look, but I love the more approachable tone of applying it directly from the bullet. Fragranced with the CHANEL’s classic rose scent that becomes undetectable (to my nose) once applied, this is a far cry from other matte lipsticks that can be somewhat drying, leaving a fully hydrated feel to lips throughout the wearing and after. Longevity is impressive, lasting easily 8+ hours, even with drinking and eating thrown in the mix.
CHANEL | 347 La Merveilleuse Rouge Allure Velvet swatch
I have been impressed with every single piece of CHANEL’s Rouge Absolument Collection for Holiday 2015 (left to go: my review of the eyeshadow quad, coming soon), and that’s something that doesn’t happen often. Of the three lip products shown here, my hands-down favourite is Rose de Lune and I definitely intend to stock up as this has now become my go-to lipgloss (I have literally been stopped by total strangers asking me what shade I’m wearing when I have this on). What’s lovely about La Merveilleuse and Vaporeuse, are that they’re both shades that will transition well for Spring & Summer, but also totally on point right now. To repeat: a highly impressive collection and well worth checking out … before they’re all gone.
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