Sunday, August 22, 2010

Dusty Pinks and Deep Browns with Chanel Confidentielle, Confidence & Rose Confidentiel

Lately, I have been forgoing bright and summery fushcias and corals and have instead been drawn to dusty pinks, chocolate browns, and grey-beige ("greige") nails lately. I guess this means I'm ready for fall! In my part of the world the weather is hot and steamy, with temperatures in the mid-to-upper 90's, so I am doing a little wishful thinking for cooler weather!

I picked up a couple of items from Chanel's most recent releases in the Rouge Allure range: Lip Colour in #66 Confidentielle and Extrait De Gloss in #55 Confidence. I don't have the Rouge Coco in Rose Dentelle, but have looked at it a few times in the store and was debating whether or not to purchase it. I think Confidentielle may be similar enough that I don't need both. It's a very pretty and wearable rosy-pink with a touch of shimmer. Confidence lip gloss is a great match but also looks lovely on its own, and I really like the texture and design of the sponge applicator.

I also got the nail colour #491 Rose Confidentiel, which could be described as a brownish-rose. It is an attractive color, but not what I would call a groundbreaking shade, and I recently read one woman's opinion that it looks like an old-fashioned shade and something her "grandmother might have worn" (no offense to lovely and stylish grandmothers of the world!). But I do think it all depends on your personal style--if worn with the right outfit I think this could look modern enough. I like to pair shades like this with outfits of ivory, beiges, taupes, deep chocolatey-browns, burgundys, plums, or greys. Every once in a while, after all of the edgy, trendy or glittery colors (which I love!), it can be refreshing to return to something a little more subdued, romantic and classicly pretty like Rose Confidentiel.

Rouge Allure Lip Gloss: Confidence

Below is the lipstick with a little bit of the gloss top:

Left to Right: Chanel Imperial,  Sephora by OPI Studs & Stilettos and Dating the Drummer, Essie Double Dip, Sally Hansen Haute Chocolate, Sephora by OPI Do I Know You?

Left to Right: Sephora by OPI Do I Know You?, Chanel Rose Confidentiel, Zoya Mia, OPI Dulce de Leche 

Note: I think Rose Confidentiel looks slightly darker in person than in the photos


  1. Beautiful! Thank you for the gorgeous pictures! :)

  2. Ok I love this pink. I really like subtle colors on my nails and this is totally what I've been looking for!

  3. Amy - thank you! :) I really love these colors for fall!

  4. Sarah - It's a nice shade to have and if you like subtle you should be pleased with this one. :)

  5. I bought the nail polish without knowing there is also a lipstick and a gloss to it! I must get them, too!

    Like the subtle rose for the office, of course with matching lipstick.

  6. Andreea - when I saw these three I had to have them! The lipstick & gloss are brighter than the nail polish, but very pretty :)


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