Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in 67 Caprice and 68 Troublant from Les Essentiels de Chanel Fall 2012 ~ Swatches, Photos, Review

I absolutely adore the Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss formula and have reviewed Genie and Emoi in the past. It has excellent coverage, long wearing, a comfortable feel, and sophisticated finish. I find it more like a liquid lipstick than a traditional gloss but even better in my books because I find most liquid lipsticks too thin in consistency. When I first saw the press releases for the Les Essentiels de Chanel collection I knew I needed the new limited edition shades 67 Caprice and 68 Troublant for fall.
CHANEL reveals a next generation lipgloss – with colour so rich and shine so intense, it could only be inspired by the iconic lipstick, ROUGE ALLURE. Bold colour combines with the smoothest, silkiest gel texture for luxurious wear and deeply dramatic effect. Lips feel comfortable – never sticky or tacky – and look luminous, full and sensuous for hours. The double-sided, flocked applicator is beveled to deliver ultra-precise definition.
Caprice is a lovely warm light pink. It is a milky type pink in the sense that it is lighter than naked lips but it didn’t do the yucky settling into my lip lines thing that most milky pink glosses do. I love it! It has a very subtle fine shimmer.
Troublant also has a very fine subtle shimmer. It is more multi-tonal than the shimmer in Caprice and a tad more noticeable on the lips. This is such a sophisticated, yet fun, plum brown shade. It is not so dark or drab that I feel out of place wearing it in the summer. This shade is too beautiful not to use year round. If I could only pick one of the two Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss shades from this collection it would be 68 Troublant.

 The swatches:

And what may be my favourite look… Caprice and Troublant combined:
I ordered these online from Neiman Marcus.
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  • Poppy Buxom
    July 9, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    Thanks for the swatches and the review. I’ve never used Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss before. I ordered Troublant from based on the review on The Beauty Look Book, and now I’m even more excited to get it.

    Sigh. This year, Chanel’s Fall line is dangerously gorgeous!

  • Kate MacDonald
    July 9, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    I don’t know why, but I’ve never purchased one of these glosses either- one of the few Chanel products I haven’t tried.

    Troublant looks perfect. I love those plummy sorts of shades and, yes, I wear them year-round. I have a feeling this collection is going to be expensive for me…

  • lola seicento
    July 9, 2012 at 4:04 PM

    Lovely review, Christa! I ordered Troublant last week, and am still waiting for it (rather impatiently, I must admit). I have long loved this formula, and after I tried my sister’s Troublant I was sold! It is so gorgeous!

  • Cindy (Prime Beauty)
    July 10, 2012 at 3:21 AM

    Caprice is calling me, thanks for the review!

  • Anonymous
    July 10, 2012 at 8:16 AM

    I purchased Troublant which is exactly my lip color. I recommend you try them on before purchasing online like I did.

  • Perilously Pale
    July 10, 2012 at 2:00 PM

    You lucky duck anonymous! I would love to have a natural lip colour like Troublant! Unfortunately trying in person is not an option for me. My closest luxury counters are almost 2 hours away.

  • Martha
    July 13, 2012 at 12:39 AM

    Those both look beautiful!


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