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!
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!
This is how Farouche looks on me:
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.
The packaging is sleek and hefty. I also like the soft and flexible applicator.
See the shimmer?
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:
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:
I’m digging the glazed finish!
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Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx