Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Chanel Rouge Allure #217 - Radieuse

You know it's got to be a pretty amazing product if it drags me out of blog-retirement because I just HAVE to share it.

Chanel's Rouge Allure lipstick in #217 Radieuse is just that.

Chanel Radieuse 217 Rouge Allure

This was released over the Christmas/holiday period as part of a limited edition collection - Nuit De Infinie. I can't see this online anymore, but if you are quick you may still be able to pick this up on a counter. 

Chanel Radieuse 217 in tube

 Radieuse is a pale-medium slightly cool toned pink lipstick. Usually this is something I would steer clear of, because they rarely suit my warm skin tone but this one doesn't lean so cool that it becomes unwearable for me. It is actually incredibly brightening to both face and teeth - believe me I need all the help I can get to brighten my dull, morning sickness ravaged skin!

This lipstick has been promoted to the ranks of  'Handbag Lipstick' and comes along with me everywhere I go - I've worn little else in the past few weeks, except the odd red over Christmas.
It is so incredibly flattering and versatile - it looks amazing as an evening look teamed with a sultry smoky eye and equally as gorgeous with a subtle every day make up look.

On my lips and against my NC25 skintone, you can see Radieuse appears as a slightly cool toned pale pink. I've seen paler girls wear it and it appears to be a more medium pink, but still equally as pretty.

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The Rouge Allure line of lipsticks are housed in one of my favourite tubes - a sleek, very Bond-esque tube that feels almost gently spring loaded and closes with a satisfactory click.
Chanel, Rouge Allure, Lipstick, Radieuse

The formula is described as a 'luminous intense lip colour' - there are absolutely minute particles of shimmer/glitter that translate on the lip as a radiant creamy satin finish. Don't let it put you off - this isn't a shimmery or frosty lipstick.
Radieuse feels comfortable and moisturising on the lips and lasts fairly well - although I am forever drinking/eating so I am not the best judge of that! 


  1. Hello :)
    I didn't pay this attention when the collection came out as thought it would just be too bubblegum pink on me but it looks great on you, I'll have to pop by the counter and see if they have any left! x

  2. You of all people can really rock this pink - on me I would look as if I was trying a bit too hard! Happy New Year and I am happy you have come out of retirement :)


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