Late last year Chanel extended their shade range of Rouge Allure Inks while releasing a brand new matte version. The Rouge Allure Ink Fusions (SGD52 each).
Rouge Allure Inks have been a staple in my lipstick collection. Ultra light on the lips with impressive wear these have come to be my go-to for night outs and events. See original review here.
The new Rouge Allure Ink Fusions come in 12 shades.
I was gifted some by the Chanel PR team but later added more to the collection since I loved them so much. Shockingly I’m obsessed with the deeper tones, something I never usually go for!
Top to bottom we have,
204 Metallic Bronze (Rouge Allure Ink) – A metallic bronze
208 Metallic Red (Rouge Allure Ink) – A metallic true red
224 Harmonie (Rouge Allure Ink) – A neutral rose brown
804 Mauvy Nude – A medium rosewood
806 Pink Brown – A rosy nude
812 Rose-Rouge – A vibrant hot pink
816 Fresh Red – A bright poppy red
818 True Red – A true red
822 Deep Pink – A deep rich pink
824 Berry – A medium toned berry
826 Pourpre – A berry with heavy purple tones
828 Rouge Noir – A deep burgundy red
The shades i’m missing are Beige Naturel, Vibrant Pink & Coral Peach.
Chanel describes this formula as ‘A new generation liquid lip colour that immediately fuses with the lips to leave it’s imprint and make a bold impression. A second skin coating with intense, ultra matte colour that stays in tact all day for a weightless sensation of comfort’.
In my experience I found these to be truly weightless, pigmented (but thin) and ultra long wearing. I find these don’t accentuate lip lines (like cheap liquid lipsticks do) and have a subtle softness to them. They truly do look elegant on the lips.
Between the original Rouge Allure Inks and the Rouge Allure Ink Fusions, I find both have their merits though I do like the Fusion formula better for the reds especially as they doesn’t wear off easily. It’s thinner consistency makes it super lightweight, dries down completely matte with no tacky feeling and lasts longer with minimal need for touch ups.
The wand of the new Fusion formula is a tapered doe foot as opposed to the flocked paddle type wand of the Rouge Allure Inks. It makes for easier application and gives more control for applying the runnier formula of the Rouge Allure Ink Fusions. I like that there’s plenty of play time to lay down the application too. Liquid lipstick can be tricky when the formula is thinner and takes time to apply carefully with neat edges!
The lipsticks have a slight floral scent. Something to keep in mind if you prefer minimally scented or unscented lip products.
So far my favourites are Mauvy Nude, Pink Brown, True Red (which I practically reach for every time I do a red lip) & Berry which was one of my faves for fall.
The deeper shades Rose Rouge, Berry & Pourpre seemed to swatch slightly runnier and needed a little layering to even out the application. However they apply a lot more evenly on the lips and a little smoothing out gives you good coverage free of streaks. This formula also can be layered a little and never feels heavy.
The only shade with tricky application is Rouge Noir. I found this really needed patience and a lip liner to help it go on streak free. I wish the formula was a bit more workable since the colour was just stunning, it’s probably the only vampy shade i’d ever consider wearing.
On to some more swatches,
These are absolutely lovely and I can’t get enough.
Within the extended shade range of the Rouge Allure Inks, Harmonie is now my new love, they feel soft and cushiony on the lips and definitely something to look into if you prefer a less matte feel on the lips.
Have you tried these yet? If not, which shades are you keen on trying?