Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Chanel Rouge Allure in Rouge Ingénue from Fall 2016 Le Rouge Collection N°1

Do you remember when I showed you this coming attraction photo I took in the Neiman Marcus Café of the fall Chanel lipstick lineup before it was released? It emphasized red, the theme of Le Rouge Collection N°1 for Fall 2016 - with one exception. Look at that nude lipstick, Rouge Ingénue ($37), that snuck in there (second from left). It looked a bit out of place. It's a Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour (#168), and I'm wearing it as I write.

This next-generation Rouge Allure dresses lips with unmistakable attitude. A new formula with concentrated, ultra-thin pigments offers radically intense, long-wearing color with full coverage and a satin finish. It leaves the lips supple and protected with lasting comfort.

I knew I wouldn't be purchasing Chanel's intense red lipsticks, and I really didn't expect to purchase Rouge Ingénue either. However, as I played with the collection with Nicki Hashemi at Neiman Marcus, I swatched Rouge Ingénue. Suddenly I was looking at a nude with a touch of peach that looked like it belonged on my face. I was stunned. I'm not a big fan of nude lipsticks (although I decided recently to become more open-minded and try a few new ones). They often wash out my coloring - or at least add nothing flattering to it.

I zoomed outside this morning and took a picture of it before the clouds move in for the day. I believe you can see the pretty peach tone in the lipstick bullet (I hate that term!). It applied exactly as it looks in the photo. I hope you can see in my swatch photo below that the peach is a distinguishing characteristic.

Chanel calls it a dusty beige. I wouldn't. I see nothing dusty about this pretty color. Does that term "dusty" imply muted, heathery, or even dirty to you? The satin finish has a slight sheen to it. I prefer more shine, but I can always add some with a nude gloss.

I'm sure you Chanel fans know that Rouge Allure feels great on the lips. It's creamy and lasts a moderate amount of time (there are few truly long-lasting lipsticks on me).

If you want to stray from fall's red pack, try out Rouge Ingénue. It is a perfect lipstick to offset your very fancy eyes pained in Candeur et Expérience.

Le Rouge Collection N°1 has arrived at Chanel counters. For those of you who don't have easy access to one, please call Nicky Hashemi at (202) 966-9700. Use my name. Ask for the Chanel counter. If you want to order online, just hop over to this Chanel link.

Photos by Best Things in Beauty


Eileen said...

That is a beautiful peachy nude. As for "dusty", I don't get that at all. Dusty usually denotes a color that has been muted with a bit of greige. Perhaps the person writing the copy was in a creative slump? LOL But, however you choose to describe it, Ingénue is a lovely color that is perfectly on trend without going to the extreme.

There has been such a proliferation of beautfiul nudes that it makes finding one that is flattering rather than ghostly a fairly easy task. Cosmetic designers have finally embraced the fact that nude is really just about mimicking a natural tone that appears in a woman's complexion and that means there is a need for different undertones and different levels of intensity. Add to that a woman's preference in texture and finish, and you definitely don't have a one-size-fits-all situation. Today's nudes are a far cry from what I wore decades ago.

Tatiana said...

Nude for me is more of a light mauve tone. Beiges and peaches just look my lips are gone. I bought Rouge Allure Tentation from the fall collection. It's the perfect, neutral, classic red for me.

Anonymous said...

A few years ago I discovered Chanel 88 Evanescente in the RA formula. That to my mind was a pink brown shade which has been the only nude I have been able to wear. That got discontinued as these things happen and I replaced it with Captivante which is more in my mid tone comfort zone. The formula has lovely subtle shimmer in it which just gives that extra dimension. Enjoy.

Nan P said...

Tatiana - light mauve is the nude shade that works best for me as well because it's closer to my natural lip color. If you've never tried it, Surratt has a really good one called Hevyn. I like TF Pink Dusk as well, but it's a more opaque formula. I'd love to hear what your favorites are. Frances - have you tried Mademoiselle in Chanel Rouge Coco? It's a brown toned mid pink that you might enjoy in addition to Captivante

Anonymous said...

Hi Nan,
I might get Mademoiselle next as I have just finished Rouge Coco Suzanne which I thoroughly enjoyed and was debating on Maggy or Antoinette as well. Glossimer Blizzard is a lovely pink brown and I have gone through a few tubes of that.