A glimpse at the lips: Chanel's Rouge Allure in Palpitante (102)

Your heart will break should you walk away from Chanel's counter empty-handed. Stop. Turn back. Check your pockets. Then reconsider that red lipstick you were mulling over.

Should I?  Should I not?

I say "do it."

And I did.

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I'm typically a coral, pink or berry hued lipstick kind of gal, but I felt like going bolder with my latest purchase. Palpitante lured me in with its blue undertones -- making it not quite red or berry pink.  It was a true Goldilocks moment.

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I swiped Palpitante on my lips directly from the tube and didn't use a liner; colour bleed was a non-issue, so don't feel like you have to purchase a companion liner in order to keep things "in line".

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Not ready for such a powerful colour?  Reduce its potency by pursing your lips around a tissue like your grandmother used to -- thus creating more of a stain.

Glossy or stained, it's up to you.

In terms of wear time Palpitante kept beating for a little over five hours.  Before applying Palpitante, I skipped exfoliating them, but I made sure I put on my cherry chapstick to create a smoother base.

The Bagful breakdown:

Total amount for Chanel's Palpitante:

  • $50.00 AUS / $34.00 USD

Value for money spent (performance and quality):

  • 9 out of 10 bags — moisturising, glossy and smooth.

Likelihood to purchase again:

  • 15 additional shades are calling my name.  Specifically Exaltee and Seduisante.

"Nestled in its sleek black case, ROUGE ALLURE reveals its full colour intensity and feminity in one simple click."  -- Chanel

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