Chanel Rouge Allure Coromandel Lipstick #98 - Review and Swatches

Chanel Rouge Coromandel Swatches - Chanel Rouge Allure Review

Luxurious and sleek packaging from Chanel with the classic black and gold
The ultra fine golden sparkle running through the Chanel Coromandel lipstick are more visible here

My sister was kind enough to gift me the Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick in Coromandel (#98) for my birthday, as she knows I am a red kind of gal and yet I wouldn’t splurge on such a luxury lippy on my own.  I first stumbled upon this color as I was reading the November issue of Allure, in which Lauren Conrad is featured on the cover wearing this exact shade.  I just remember it looked so beautiful on her, and brightened up her whole complexion (Lauren Conrad also has a killer smile, which I bet helped too)! My sister purchased this lipstick from the Chanel counter at Macy’s for $34 USD.  These Chanel Rouge Allure lipsticks are a new formula with “concentrated, ultra-thin pigments” which offer intense color with full coverage and a satin finish while also being comfortable on the lips.  The color is a red leaning orange (think a poppy red leaning redder), and has ultra fine golden sparkle running through it - this gives a nice dimension to the color and makes it more interesting without looking frosty.  This shade would look great on any yellow toned complexions and really just about anyone, so I encourage you to just try it on yourself! This lipstick is extremely pigmented and I enjoy the formula - keep reading below for more detailed thoughts on the Coromandel lipstick.

I included a look I created wearing and showcasing this lipstick, inspired by a pin up glam look.  The Coromandel color has a nice vintage and glamorous feel but is still a modern shade in its brightness and sparkle.  A simple cat eye with a bright red lip are a match made in makeup heaven.

The infamous Chanel logo on the bottom of the lipstick (I am wearing Romantique Shellac on my nails)
Packaging is interesting - one has to press the golden bottom part to pop the lipstick bullet out
Pros: Chanel Rouge Allure Coromandel has high and intense pigmentation (one coat is plenty) but it is still easy to clean up since it  doesn’t stain immediately (having just bought the OCC Lip Tars, this is now a feature I cherish!).  Coromandel Glides on smoothly during application - Rouge Allure lipsticks are hydrating and very lightweight on the lips, this is one of the most comfortable lipsticks to wear.  I chose Coromandel because I found it modern and unique due to to its lovely color and golden sheen.  Overall, the Chanel Rouge Allure has a velvety to a soft shine finish, has no scent, and can be worn as a stain as well - Coromandel is a beautifully versatile color perfect for all occasions.
Cons: The price is high for one lipstick, but you really are paying for a great quality, luxurious packaging and the brand name.  A Chanel lipstick would be a lovely gift for a loved one (speaking from experience here!) as it is a high end, classical makeup product.  I expected the lasting power of the Rouge Allure to be longer, but the lipstick wears similarly to other lip products (if eating or drinking there is some transfer although not excessively). I did notice that the lipstick can get damaged because of the way it is packaged, specifically the popping mechanism - I have to unwind the lipstick all the way down before putting the cap on, otherwise the lipstick will get stuck in the cap.  Lastly, if you are comfortable with the Chanel price tag, it’s definitely worth investing in Chanel Rouge Allure Coromandel.
Makeup look using the Chanel Coromandel lipstick - Urban Decay Naked 2 palette and Meet Matte Palette on eyes, Mica Cosmetics Gel Liner, L’Oreal False Fiber Mascara and Wet n Wild Berry Shimmer blush on cheeks
Lauren Conrad lipstick - the lovely Lauren Conrad sporting this fresh Chanel Coromandel #98 (Photo Credit: Allure Magazine)
Sister, keep them coming, loved this one!

Stay Pretty, Mackenzie M. 
  • Pauline Reyes

    Stunning! You look absolutely great wearing the lippy :)
    ~Pauline @Kallony

  • Naomii @ Glitterbomb Makeup

    Beautiful shade :) It looks gorge on you


  • Beauty on a College budget

    That is so expensive for a lipstick but it’s such a lovely color! I would save on just to splurge on this! It’s going on my list. It’s so pretty! It looks great on you!

  • Sophia Meola; ❤

    This shade is absolutely beautiful! I love Chanel lipsticks

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog


  • Sammie Foster

    We all need a little channel in our lives :) your look beautiful x

  • Arielle

    This shade looks perfect on you! I can see a bit of an orange to it.

  • Jessica

    Oh my lanta would you look at that red! I’m a red kind of gal, too and now I seriously want this shade! It’s stunning!

    - Jess
    The Mod Mermaid

  • Sandy @ absolute beaut

    Wow this is stunning! Looks gorgeous with your skin tone and hair. I love the packaging of the Rouge Allures too they’re so fancy!


  • Lisa

    Mackenzie, I’m going to be sending MY sister over to this post, STAT! :) Dayummmmm, that looks pretty on youj.

    The color just POPS, and worn with your dark hair and white blouse, it’s smashing. Just smashing.

    Happy Birthday, darlin’! It’s your color!

  • Carly Slym

    This is beautiful! x

  • Shell Senseless

    An absolutely beautiful shade :)

  • Linh

    Great review! That shade looks beautiful on you! I will definitely look into that lipstick. =)

  • Coco

    It’s so beautiful! I wasn’t convinced until I saw the pictures of it on <3 love it