This post finalizes the Chanel Fall 2012 roundup for me. The last two items are Chanel's newest shades in the Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss formula: Caprice #67 a delicate soft pink shimmer and Troublant #68 a gorgeous plum brown pink shimmer ($32 each). The Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss formula was introduced in August of 2010. I often refer back to Cafe Makeup's summary report and Karla Sugar's swatch lineup for reference on colors, reviews and comparisons. (I highly recommend you read their reviews on the formula, lasting power, texture etc. they are both extremely helpful!)
The formula of the Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss was designed to be a pigmented ultra-shiny but long-lasting type of gloss. They indeed are glossy without being too sticky. The formula is thick enough and has a rich shine that lasts quite long on the lips without bleeding. It's one of the few gloss formulas that doesn't require a lipliner to help the color stay within the lip lines. Past releases have brought a diverse range of pinks and reds and corals. The colors released this season are on the more natural subdued side.
Caprice #67 is a soft light pink shimmer. It goes on fairly light on my lips. It's still visible but very soft. Troublant #68 is a soft brown plum pink shimmer. The color is fairly natural on my lips but very pretty and easy to wear. If I had to pick one, it would definitely be Troublant.
More close up photos and swatches:
I found both to be good go-with-anything type of colors. They are on the more natural side for my skintone right now. I think fairer ladies will find these show up better on them. Troublant is a must-have for me. I'm not so sure about Caprice mainly because it is just so natural looking on me.
Now that I've had a chance to play for a few weeks, my top picks:
- Frenzy Le Vernis
- Vertigo Le Vernis
- Troublant Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss
- Complice Eye Shadow
- Rose Initiale Blush and the Fall Highlighter are tied
By now I hope everyone has had a chance to go to the Chanel counter to play with the fall colors. What did everyone come home with? Or order? I'd love to hear your thoughts.