Monday, September 30, 2013

Chanel Rouge Allure Indécise


Indécise is a new Rouge Allure that was introduced with this fall's Rouge Moire collection and is also featured as part of the holiday collection, Nuit Infinie de Chanel. This was actually a happy accident of a purchase that I had not planned in advance. As I was browsing the holiday display I saw this and thought it might be a color I could get a lot of use out of, as I've been moving toward using nudes and lighter lipsticks more often. 



Indécise is a light pearly, warm pink-beige that is pale enough to be considered a nude but also dark enough that it doesn't wash me out completely. I was worried that it might come across as frosty, in an old-fashioned sort of way, but actually the shimmer is refined and not overly reflective. It did seem to darken slightly on the lips as time went on. It seemed to be fairly long lasting, which is a nice characteristic of the Rouge Allure formula.

Overall this shade is a winner for me and I can see reaching for it when wearing more colorful eye looks because it is so neutral and understated. Below is a comparison with all of the light and light-to-midtone Chanel lipsticks I have on hand. Have you ever noticed that some of Chanel's lipsticks that look muddy or brown-toned in the tube end up looking brighter and more flattering once applied? For example, Superstition looks dull and concealer-like in the tube, but then it magically brightens up on the skin!
Left to right:  #59 Nude, #04 Cashmere, #38 Superstition, #62 Ardent, #79 Plumetis, #107 Patchouli, #125 Indécise



Swatches are in order by formula (Rouge Cocos followed by Rouge Allures) and then item number.
  1. Rouge Coco #04 Cashmere 
  2. Rouge Coco #38 Superstition 
  3. Rouge Coco #79 Plumetis 
  4. Rouge Coco #107 Patchouli 
  5. Rouge Allure #59 Nude 
  6. Rouge Allure #62 Ardent 
  7. Rouge Allure #125 Indécise


 
Wearing Rouge Allure Indécise with edges defined slightly with Bobbi Brown's Ballet Pink lip pencil. 


Chanel Rouge Allure Indécise - shown in sunlight

For more thoughts on this shade and another view of it applied, visit Beautezine.



14 comments:

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    1. Thank you :) I was surprised that I like this one as much as I do!

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  2. Wow... such a pretty shade and those pictures are sure an eye candy.

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    1. Hi Eesha, Thank you! I think this shade will get a lot of use - it is so wearable and will complement most any eye look :)

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  3. Beautiful shade and it looks wonderful on you!

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    1. Thank you! I think it's a great everyday shade :)

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  4. That looks beautiful on you, I saw we had the Rouge Moire collection out here the other day but didn't pay it any attention so I'll be going back to the counter to grab this shade now :)
    xx

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    1. Hi Clare, Thank you! :) I looked at the collection briefly but didn't pick up anything else. I am still thinking about the two polishes though. I may have to go back and get those! xx

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  5. Hi Shannon,

    What a beautiful collection of CHANEL nudes and light pinks! CHANEL Indecise seems to have that chameleon like character you mentioned --- it looks peachy in the swatch but transforms into a beautiful pink on your lips :)

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    1. Hi Dovey, Thank you! :) While pulling these out I came to the realization that I have WAY too many lipsticks. About two years ago my collection exploded with many new purchases and now I see that I can never use these all up before they spoil! So I need to be more careful and really start using up what I have! Couldn't pass this one up though! :)

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  6. You look amazing in this shade! (As usual!)

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    1. Hi Liz, Thank you friend! I'm hoping to get a lot of use out of this shade! :)

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  7. That shade looks gorgeous on you! I was in Nordy's yesterday and swatched it on my hand and it is really beautiful. I have overlooked this one before but after seeing it again, I definitely need it....LOL. I am a South Florida resident too! Hello Neighbor! :)

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    1. Hi Bridget, Thank you!! :) It is the type of color that doesn't really stand out when you're at the counter but I like it because it is neutral without being too brown-toned. Hope you are enjoying the weather here in S. Fla. - it's finally beginning to feel a little bit like fall :)

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