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.