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