I wish these Chanel Rouge Allure Inks came with a calligraphy pen…because once upon a time (seventh grade), I took a calligraphy class, and I kicked B+ butt in it!
Don’t mess with my swash capital letters, homie!
These two $37 shades are from the fall Chanel Travel Diary collection. Lost is a pink beige that also lives in the permanent collection, and Highway is an LE mid-toned coral. Both of them are two of the quieter, mellower lip colors in the collection (if you want bright, go with Daylight).
The Rouge Allure Inks are Chanel’s line of matte liquid lipsticks, and girl, they are cute — like, collectible cute! They come in fancy little frosted glass tubes, so they look like sample bottles of colorful Chanel perfume.
They’re unflavored and unscented, which is unusual for Chanel, and feel like a whisper across my lips… They’re also luxuriously lightweight and silky, with a thin, liquid-like consistency, as opposed to a mousse-like feel, which is popular in liquid lipstick land nowadays. If you’re a fan of thin liquid lippies like the NARS Powermatte Pigments, you’ll probably like how light they feel.
If you like sheer shades, you’re also in luck, because these are sheer. Shockingly sheer to me, especially compared to other liquid lipsticks.
When I wear Pinkish beige Lost, I can still see the freckle on my bottom lip peeking through, and same goes for coral Highway, which has a little more kick. That one’s maybe a pinky fingernail tip away from medium coverage.