A red lip is undoubtedly a classic, and recently I’ve been noticing Chanel embracing the red lip more than ever before. Intorducing the Collection Libre 2017 collection and these, the NUMÉROS ROUGES which I’ll be talking about today.
”I want to have the red lipstick that CHANEL has chosen for me”
The iconic red lipstick is tailor-made with a unique undertone for each woman in the latest COLLECTION LIBRE. Offered in a choice of four reds numbered 1, 2, 3, and 4 respectively it is a return to the classic territory of CHANEL. Gabrielle Chanel was never without her own red lipstick; it was seen as very much part of her personal signature. And it is the notion of the iconic, personal signature that Lucia Pica seeks to impart and provide for each woman through the CHANEL red lipstick, making it an indispensable “red for life” or “rouge pour la vie.”
Can you believe this amazingly gorgeous red packaging for their iconic Rouge Allure lipsticks? GAH. The Numeros Rouges wants to embody the perfect red lipstick and takes 4 forms of which I have 3 – N°1, N°2, N°3. Before I get more in depth into the shades, I’d like to mention that Rouge Allure lipsticks are like an ultimate favourite of mine. I think if you were to get any high end lipstick, the CHANEL Rouge Allure lipsticks are an absolute must have. Imagine popping that Chanel gold button on the top to reveal a most supple formula that you could most definitely wear everyday. Can you imagine my favourite formula is now encased for a limited time only in this beautiful red lacquer? So so so so beautiful!
Let’s talk colors. The first shade is N°1. N°1 is the warmest and brightest red of the lot and has the most energy compared to the others. I see for sure some orange tones in it. If you want a living and breathing red, this is the red for you.
N°2 is a slightly more muted version of N°1 but it’s still on the warmer side. This happens to be my favourite red out of the lot. I feel like it’s the best of both worlds.
Last of all is N°3. N°3 is noticeably dimmer and cooler than the other two shades. It’s the mysterious one of the lot and would look nice at a night event.
Overall, all are such beautiful reds. If I were to pick one, I’d pick N°2 for the best of both worlds :) What’s your favourite red lipstick?