I was looking out for a true, gorgeous red which was wearable enough for the day. The ultimate lipstick….Chanel Rouge Allure can’t be too far off. So I had a photo of a red I liked that a model was wearing in a magazine. I approach the Chanel counter.
“Hi, I’m looking for a red like this.”
“It’s not one of our reds…is it?”
“No, I don’t think so but I am just looking for a red like it.”
“But its not one of ours.”
“I know but I am just looking for one like it (read: I could have went to any counter but I came to yours, now just help me!)
“Do you know which Chanel shade it is?”
“It isn’t Chanel?”
“Oh then we won’t have it”
“I know, I am just looking for a similar red.”
“Right, do you know what the shade is called?”
The coversation went on like this until I decided to ignore her altogether and just look through the lipsticks.
I chose Enthusiast in Rouge Allure, which is also part of the London Madness collection (it is a re-promote, not a LE).
Its a super bright, hot coral red. The orange tone in it is very strong.
It’s quite sheer on and as you’d expect with a Rouge Allure the texture is just gorgeous – pigmented yet not heavy, glossy and moisturizing. It is ORANGE based, completely, which I quite like as it makes it less vampy than a blue based red:
Werable for the day? Yeah why not, but with any red, it should always be strategically worn. Eyes nice and clean, right?
Love this lipstick!