Chanel Rose Moiré: Farouche Rouge Allure & Controversy Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss

Chanel Rouge Allure Moiré collection

After seeing the two Le Vernis and Rouge Allures in the Chanel Rose Moiré Collection, today I’m showing you the last two items I have: Farouche Rouge Allure and Controversy Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss!

Chanel Farouche Rouge Allure

Farouche (122. Just in case you’re curious, it means “fierce” in French) is a rich brick brown. It has a lightly frosty finish as well as some more visible yet very fine shimmer.

The texture of Farouche is pretty soft, and it is opaque with one pass. It holds up to drinks, and will leave a light and even stain after a meal (though it might be time to reapply anyways). It doesn’t smudge at all even with food, which is always a bonus point in my book!

Chanel Farouche (122) Rouge Allure swatch

This is how Farouche looks on me:

Chanel Farouche FOTD

Chanel Farouche (122) Rouge Allure FOTD

Chanel Controversy Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss (72. RRP in Belgium: 32 euros) is a vampy cherry with fine silver shimmer. It has a high-shine, glazed finish.

Chanel Controversy  (72) Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss

The packaging is sleek and hefty. I also like the soft and flexible applicator.

See the shimmer?

Chanel Controversy Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss closeup

The consistency of Controversy is slightly thick. Chanel doesn’t skimp on pigment when it comes to Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss, and Controversy is no exception. Perhaps it is because it is a darker shade, but it takes a little work for Controversy to look even on the lips. I usually have enough product for both lips when I pull the applicator of a Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss out, but with Controversy I need to re-dip and move the gloss around a little. Rubbing the lips together certainly helps as well.

Here is how Controversy swatches:

Chanel Controversy (72) Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss swatch

Controversy stays on my lips for about 4.5 hours with drinks and a snack, which is pretty long for a gloss. It fades evenly, but here’s the catch: it bleeds a little around the lip lines. It’s not very obvious, as the gloss has worn off and looks less intense by the time it happens. Still. If you want it to look perfect for longer, I would suggest lining your lips with a lip pencil first.

Here is how Controversy looks on me:

Chanel Controversy (72) Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss FOTD

Chanel Controversy FOTD

I’m digging the glazed finish!

Did you see anything you might want to try here?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

Mostly Sunny disclosure

  • Chris El

    Wow vampy! That gloss has caught my eye.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Chris, you should check it out to see how it works on you! I bet it’s gorgeous!

  • Kate Driveller

    Controversy looks beautiful for autumn but that is too much shimmer for me :( Excellent, thorough reviews, Sunny!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Kate! I don’t mind the shimmer in Controversy because it’s very fine!

  • Diana

    Controversy is pretty awesome!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I agree: it’s so glazed!

  • beauties

    I love them both :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I bet Farouche will look much better on you!

  • Isabelle

    Soooo sophisticated!!! Right up my alley :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Aww thanks, Isabelle!

  • Memoiselle

    Hey Sunny,
    I think you look really good in bold color lipstick. i like controversy on you. It looks glam!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Aww thanks, Meryl!!! I’ll make sure I try more of those!

  • Kiss & Make-up

    I love a dark lip on you, Sunny! I think the gloss really works for you. You have the perfect skin tone and hair color to pull it off. Plus, you kept the rest of your make-up simple, I bet that helps too :-)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Melissa! I think it’d be a bit “editorial” if I did a dark eye look with Controversy, but I bet you can pull that off!

  • Icaria

    Oh Sunny you look so glam with a dark lip!!! Gorgeous! Farouche looks good too but I’m not sure about the shimmer factor since matte has pretty much taken over recently. :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Helene! I don’t mind some shimmer, but I’d probably go for a matte with a sheen on most days!

  • Sara_BeauTime

    I love Contraversary, it looks stunning on you. Both might be too warm on me, gotta try these before splurging. Thanks so much for the review.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Sara, you should definitely try Controversy!

  • Bella

    Way too 90’s for me, I’m afraid…brings back deja vu and not in a good way :). You do look very glam sporting it though!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Bella, I agree the slightly frosty finish is not very modern. Maybe it’s coming back? 😉

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    Ok, so I like both and wasn’t expecting to like ANYTHING from this collection. DANG IT SUNNY. :D:D Your face makes me want to buy everything!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      LOL thanks, Tracy! I am pretty sure Farouche will look better on you to be honest!

  • Larie


    Please wear that more often. It’s smashing!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Whoaa thanks, Larie! I’ll definitely pay more attention to vampy shades this autumn/winter!

  • Redhotjillypeppers

    Controversy looks great !

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Jill, I agree! It reminds me of ripe cherries :)

  • LifeOfBun

    Omg controversy looks SO vampy on you Sunny! 😮

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Amouchka! I like the glazed finish. Don’t think I own many lip products like that!

  • Rainy Days & Lattes

    I love that this gloss sitting on a lacey vampy thing 😀 It’s very GORGEOUS. I want to buy it now!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha thanks, Jen! Just line your lips a bit so it won’t feather!

  • Kristen / Glambunctious

    I quite like you in vampy lip shades! You look quite farouche! :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      LOL thanks, Kristen! I should branch out into vampy lip shades this year!

  • Liz

    I’m kind of in love with both. Just enough drama for fall but not too much, ya know?

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Liz, that’s true! I don’t think any of these is over-the-top!

  • Lily

    I love Controversy on you. It’s darker but not too vampy, making you look sophisticated and posh!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Lily! It’s got to be a stunner at a dinner party :)

  • Catherine

    I don’t love dark lips usually, so I’m not totally in love with these colors. But you pull them off nonetheless!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Aww thanks, Catherine! I am not (yet) big on vampy, but I think Controversy isn’t really all the way there anyways!

  • BeautyLoves

    Couldn’t pull that off, I’m afraid. I’m more of a coral/pink kind of girl :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Stamatia, I understand! I wouldn’t wear these on a daily basis, but once in a while it’s glam!

  • Krystle Kouture

    I love how vampy lips look on others but I don’t like it on me. I stick with pinks/nudes.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Krystle, I understand! I like nudes on others but on myself most of the time I’m a bit uneasy LOL

  • robin valentine

    i have the second color too, it looks amazing on you 😮

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Robin! Controversy is so season-appropriate 😉