Where has the week gone?? Ever since I started my job, I feel like I’m constantly on the go, and I never get a chance to get anything done properly… my to do list is ever-growing, and I’m flying off to Italy next weekend!! But before that, I’ve got a couple of deadlines to meet, and my son’s 3rd birthday party to plan… I hope I get some time to arrange some interesting content for you while I’m away, so definitely stay tuned for that! In the meantime, I’d like to show you some new Chanel Rouge Double Intensite that are being launched with the Holiday 2015 Rouge Noir Absolument Collection!
This year’s holiday collection from Chanel seems to be going around with different names, and I’ve seen in the US the lip colors are being released as a separate “Lip Collection” and there are different shade offerings across different markets. There are a couple of Rouge Allure and Rouge Allure Velvet lipsticks, and Levres Scintillanates from the main collection. Alongside those, Chanel will be releasing 2 new shades of the Rouge Double Intensite, and repromoting 2 others for the occasion. Unfortunately availability of the shades vary, and I can only report on the 4 shades that we will be seeing here in Asia.
Chanel Rouge Double Intensite is not a new product in the market, but embarrassingly this is my first time trying them out. These sleek tubes contain 2 different products on each end, featuring a long-lasting liquid lip colour on the left, and a clear shiny gloss top coat on the right. The liquid lip colour comes with a sponge doe-foot applicator, whilst the gloss is accompanied by a rounded brush. Both applicators perform their jobs perfectly, picking up the right amount of product to coat my lips entirely, and hugging the edges and curvatures of my lips precisely.
The 4 shades that I have here are (from left to right) – Pink Twist (repromote), Light Rose (repromote), Plum Desire (new), and Shocking Pink (new).
And this is how they look on my lips (please pardon my slightly dry lips!). All shown here is 1 coat of the lip color (no re-dipping) without the clear glossy top coat.
As you can see, the finishes vary between the shades.
Here are some full makeup looks to give you an idea of how these Rouge Double Intensite look in context:
The most impressive thing about these Chanel Rouge Double Intensite is their wear time… they take about a minute (maybe less) to dry, and once they set, they are completely immoveable! I can chomp down a burger, plaster my lips all over my coffee mug, plant wet kisses all over my little boy’s chubby cheeks all day long, and the lip colour would not budge! So if you want to party without a care in the world, hang around the mistletoe hoping to catch some smooches, and throw yourself at someone when the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, this is the lip formula to wear!!
The clear glossy top coat is not as enduring, and to be honest, it does not make my lips feel more or less hydrated, but what is magical about it is it does not budge the lip colour at all! I’m sure you’re all curious about the comfort level of these Rouge Double Intensite, and to be honest these are not the most moisturising liquid lip colours I’ve tried, but neither are they the most drying. Contrast that with the longest and most impressive wear time, I think these are clear winners for important occasions! You do need a good waterproof makeup remover to get these off at the end of the day though, so keep that in mind.
Have you tried any Chanel Rouge Double Intensite before? Which pieces are you eyeing from their holiday offerings?
This post featured products that were kindly provided for my consideration. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.