In Search of a Pale Peachy Pink that Won’t Wash You Out? Try Chanel Fantasque Rouge Allure!

Chanel Fantasque FOTD

When I first saw Chanel Fantasque Rouge Allure (fun fact if you are also a bit obsessed with languages: fantasque means capricious in French, though I can see it’s quite natural to want to associate it with fantastic instead), I didn’t want to get my hopes up. In my experience similar shades could only mean two things: they either barely show up, or they wash me out. It was a happy moment when I realized Fantasque (112, limited edition. RRP in Belgium: 32 euros) is in a different league!

Chanel Fantasque Rouge Automatique

Chanel Fantasque Rouge Allure has the same sleek click-to-open packaging as the rest of the Chanel Rouge Allures and Rouge Allure Velvets.

Chanel Fantasque

Fantasque is a pale peachy pink with a golden shine and a small dose of fine golden shimmer. There is quite a bit of blue in it that I can see, which is what I normally avoid. However, Fantasque seems to have struck a balance, and it is amazingly easy to wear on my fair-to-medium warm-toned skin! When I wipe it off with a tissue, I can see there is actually a brown undertone. This is probably why Fantasque sits well on warmer skin!

Here is how it swatches: one swipe/built up.

Chanel Fantasque Rouge Allure swatch

I also compared Fantasque with two other lipsticks that I thought would be somehow similar. From left to right you can see Guerlain Gabrielle Rouge G, Chanel Fantasque Rouge Allure, and Dior Incognito Addict Extreme:

Guerlain Gabrielle Rouge G, Chanel Fantasque Rouge Allure, Dior Incognito Addict Extreme comparison

The formula of Fantasque is consistent with the other Chanel Rouge Allures I have tried. Despite the fact that it is extremely lightweight and swatches sheer with one swipe, two layers will get you pretty opaque coverage with such a light shade. It is comfortable to wear and non-drying. I can get 4-4.5 hours of wear with it.

See Fantasque in action!

Chanel Fantasque Rouge Allure FOTD

Even with minimal makeup all over my face, it doesn’t seem to wash me out. I bet it’ll look great with something heavier as well!

Chanel Fantasque review

Bottom line: If you have a similar skin tone and find such shades wash you out easily, check out Chanel Fantasque Rouge Allure. It doesn’t look remotely brown on, but there is actually a brown undertone in there that makes it sit well on warmer skin. Again this shade is a crowd-pleaser that can’t go wrong wherever you wear it. I a personally quite unexpectedly in love!

Do you normally reach for something like Fantasque? Do you get washed-out easily as well? If you do, what are some nude/pale pink shades that you can pull off? The ones I can think of are all swatched here!

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

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  • http://beautiesatwork.wordpress.com/ beauties

    I always have trouble finding the right shade of pink :)

    • Sunny

      Yeah for me nude/pale pinks are challenging. I usually stay away from them, but amazingly I can pull Fantasque off just fine!

  • http://www.beauty-reflections.com Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    Looks gorgeous on you Sunny! It’s a really pretty nude on you!

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much Tracy! It’s one of the rare ones that don’t wash me out easily!

  • http://aucupariabrumalis.wordpress.com Claire

    Sunny, that last picture is tdf! So pretty, I really like the angle of this one. I also like this colour and I had to tell myself that I don’t need it, lol. It is this kind of a vintage pink, that makes me feel classy and modern at once, kinda dreamy as well :D I am still considering this shade but oh well, I definitely don’t need more, maybe I have to purge something first :P

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks Claire! Fantasque is something I wouldn’t reach out for when I see it like that, but very surprisingly there is some brown in it and that makes it easy to wear for my skin tone!

  • http://www.bellachique.be/ Teri

    It looks really pink when compared to the two other shades you swatched. I like it! It’s definitely one of the paler, cooler toned shades on you but you seem to get away with it :)

    • Sunny

      Haha thanks Teri! I was surprised how easy it is for me to get away with Fantasque too. With Incognito and Gabrielle I have to plot a bit more carefully ;)

  • http://theconvenientbeauty.blogspot.com JoanneP

    Exactly what I’m looking for!! Put it on my to-try list. What is your skin tone Sunny? I do hope it’d look as good on me as on you.

    • Sunny

      Hey Joanne, I am NC25-30. My undertone is rather warm and there is a bit of olive in it (or so I think). I hope Fantasque will sit well on your skin tone!

  • http://www.myfashiontrendencies.com Chris El

    I can’t get enough of peachy-pinks, but I have a feeling this wouldn’t show up on my skin tone. It looks fabulous on you though!

    • Sunny

      Hey Chris, I think this might look lighter on you. Still, it might be worth checking out!

  • http://www.cuteandmundane.com/ Dovey

    Oh my gosh, AMAZING! I love light pinks and Fantasque looks beautiful :-)

    • Sunny

      Hey Dovey, Fantasque is indeed very much your thing!

  • http://mylucitedreams.com Taylor

    This has my name written all over it! Love love love! Your necklace is lovely by the way

    • Sunny

      Haha YES it does! Thanks! That’s something I received for my birthday almost two years ago. While I change my earrings all the time, I tend to stick to my necklaces ;)

  • Libby

    I’ve been searching for a peachy-pink color for AGES. Oh my! I…I must go find a counter soon. My Chanel package finally arrived though and I am in love with Captivante and La Favorite. The latter is so amazing at brightening up my entire face (and I find that I’ve been wearing it for no apparent reason in my apartment as well xD) Thanks for the reviews and recs, Sunny!

    This looks very flattering and lovely on you, I’m not sure it’ll be as nice on me! Btw, I love your shirt :)

    • Sunny

      Hey Libby, I’m glad to hear you like Captivante and La Favorite!!! I do wear lipsticks around the apartment too in the name of testing LOL

      You should try Fantasque on. I can see this is a shade that will look different on different people, but if our skin tones are similar it might look great on you too!

  • http://www.lipstickrules.com Michelle (LipstickRules)

    I love this! Chanel has yet to fail me ;-)

    • Sunny

      It’s such an easygoing everyday shade!

  • http://bronzerbunny.com Joyce (bronzerbunny)

    i love this shade on you, and I think i’ll put it in my list! i’m always looking for a baby pink like this that looks natural :)

    • Sunny

      You should try it, Joyce! It’s not a very blue-based one, so I think it fits the profile!