11.16.2011

Chanel Rouge Allure Laque No 77 Santal


Chanel Rouge Allure Laque is a full-coverage lipgloss - simply put: it packs a lot of color that you can completely skip the lipstick.  It has a hydrating non-sticky formula and feels silky. That being said, it still lasts for a decent amount of time and my lips don't flake at any given point. I reapply after eating or after about 3 hours of wear. Not bad at all.

The only thing I'm not a fan of is that it has a tendency to settle into lines. Not a deal breaker but I wish it didn't do that.


The tube is smaller compared to other brands but the wear time is longer so it's not unreasonable to purchase. I like bringing this around in my purse because of the size. It dispenses enough to cover your entire lip at one go (sometimes even a little bit more). The tip of the applicator is curve-shaped so that it hugs your lip while you distribute the product.


Like all my other Chanel cosmetics, this has a subtle scent which, to me, is floral. Hardly noticeable and fades after 10 minutes.

Santal looks bold when swatched on my arm but on the lip, its a peachy-pink color that's great if you're going for an overall natural look or if you need something to go with a smoky eye.


Rouge Allure Laque feels so luxurious that once you feel it on your lips, it'll make you sigh. I am a big fan of Chanel's makeup because everything I have has worked beautifully. In fact, this brand was what made me believe in the quality of high-end stuff.

What's your favorite high-end product?


P.S. Sorry for the lack of posts this month - I've been extremely busy with:

1. Work - I moved to a new department a few months back and now that I have several ongoing projects, it's quite overwhelming.
2. Makeup Classes - 1 week to go and I can call myself a pro ;)
3. The Wedding - why do things go wrong at the last minute? Anyway, it's going to happen very soon!

But I'll update this blog as much as I can. Everything should be back to normal by January, when things have settled.

16 comments:

  1. That colour's not really my thing (if it comes it red I am SO THERE), but the product itself just looks SO LUSH. It's true when I think about luxury makeup, chanel is what I am usually thinking of.. :)

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  2. @Omega - they have a bold red color... definitely check it out! Its shinier and so sultry! :)

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  3. All the other reviews I have seen on this product were deep reds, I was so not interested!!! You have definitely changed my mind!

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  4. I'm a new follower and I love your reviews :) Just wanted to ask where you're taking Makeup classes to go pro? I've recently become interested and am looking for options. hihi Thanks!

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  5. @Denise where are you located? i'm taking my classes at MUFE but MUD is pretty good too. i'd recommend both schools, depending on schedule & budget.

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  6. @Stepford Witch I'm from Makati :) So far, I have MUFE, CAS and MUD on my list. MUFE is my top pick, but I don't think they have class schedules that are for weekends only :( (I work from Monday to Friday; 8-5) I'm looking to take longer and more detailed Basic Make up classes, btw. I've already taken a 9-hour makeup class from Shu Uemura. What class are you currently taking at MUFE? Thanks, I really appreciate your response!

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  7. i love the color payoff and the fact that it's peachy pink! hey, goodluck on your new work(load), makeup class and of course, your wedding preps! hugs!

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  8. @Denise actually among the 3 schools you mentioned, MUFE has the best sched. CAS is 3x/week and MUD is full time. MUFE has weekday and weekend options for the basic class (module 1)- best you call them to check when those are but usually, it's held saturday afternoons. i took module 5 - bridal for pros.

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  9. @beautylilsecrets thanks, dear! :) alam mo na... LOL! oh when are you free to shawarma? let's coordinate w/ kari na rin.

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  10. prettyyyyyy. I want to own a Chanel lipcolor one of these days. I'm torn between picking a special shade that I'll only wear so many times (like a red) or an everyday shade. *_*

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  11. @Stepford Witch The MUFE class is under Macquillage Professionnel, right? I get confused with the two. I called them recently and it looks like their classes for the remainder of the year are on weekdays. I'll try again next year :) CAS has a weekend sched for their basic makeup class, 8-5 on Saturdays. Thanks! Looking forward to your next blog post. Good luck with all your activities! :D

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  12. @Kari I suggest going for an everyday color so that you get your money's worth. Their Rouge Allure line is absolutely great - it still stays after eating & is super hydrating... I posted about it here.

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  13. I do believe you just made my knees give out! I love my RAL in Dragon but now I think I need that nude!!!!!!

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  14. @LauraJean396 It really is a lovely color! Preppyboy prefers this on me compared to any red color ;)

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  15. Hi,
    Just watching this review i realised the Lip Extreme from NYX are very similar to this one,in texture and pay-off color.You should try them ;)

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