Wednesday, November 13, 2013
CHANEL Rouge Allure Lip Color in Radieuse review + swatches
There's something magical about pale pink; the airy kiss of color offers up the impression of blooming rosebuds and their delicate petals. I must admit I'm quite partial to the hue, as I wore pale pink lipstick to my wedding. It's delicate, feminine, and allows my natural features to shine.
As you might imagine, I'm always on the lookout for new shades within this rosy slice of the color wheel. When I saw CHANEL Rouge Allure Lip Color in Radieuse in the CHANEL Nuit Infinie collection (Holiday 2013), I knew it would find its way into my collection!
When it comes to lighter lip colors, finding the right shade can take a bit of finesse. Slight variations in undertone and transparency can make a world of difference! My skin currently runs on the cooler end of the East Asian spectrum, so I find that neutral to slightly cool colors are most flattering on me.
CHANEL Rouge Allure Lip Color in Radieuse is quite light on me and tones down my lips considerably! The finish is satin. The formula is relatively comfortable; it's not quite creamy, but not too drying either. I find that Radieuse's undertones work well with my 'winter' complexion (dark hair, light skin, cool tones). It may be a challenging shade, however, for those with a warmer complexion!
CHANEL Rouge Allure Lip Color in Radieuse is a pale to light rosy pink with neutral to cool undertones. Pale pinks can be nuanced, so I've drawn up comparison swatches below. MAC Sunny Seoul lipstick (reviewed here) is considerably brighter and more saturated in color. Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Pout is a cool bubblegum pink; you can see that Chanel Radieuse is more neutral and natural. Bobbi Brown Pale Mauve is quite similar when swatched, but a bit darker when worn. It's also the slightest bit warmer and more mauve. I've also swatched CHANEL Rouge Allure in Indécise (reviewed here), another light shade from the Chanel Nuit Infinie collection. You can see the stark contrast between these two shades. Chanel Indécise is so much warmer!
I love the pale-petaled pink of CHANEL Rouge Allure Lip Color in Radieuse! This lovely light color looks oh-so-chic when paired with eyes lined with the deep black of the winter sky. It's a favorite-worthy shade that should carry me well through the winter months!
Thanks for reading! Have you tried CHANEL Radieuse or anything else from the CHANEL Nuit Infinie collection? What are your favorite pale pink lipsticks? What CHANEL shades should I try next?
P.S. Be sure to check out my review of CHANEL Rouge Allure in Indécise, also from the Chanel Holiday 2013 collection!