I wouldn’t typically advise you to go out and buy a beige lipstick but I wouldn’t stop you if Chanel Rouge Allure in Precieuse caught your eye and your fancy.
Released with the Chanel Spring 2013 Collection this rather drying shade of beige wouldn’t be something I’d normally navigate to but I admit, I kinda love it.
La Favorite, Captivante, Precieuse
I admit, at a glance, I’d probably walk pass Precieuse. It’s just not a shade I’d typically give a second glance to. It’s an odd color as it feels like a no nonsense beige but it has elements of peach and rose that make it all the more wearable. If you’re lighter of skin tone with less pigment in your lips you’ll LOVE it. Don’t get me wrong, I have pigmented lips and wore it equally nicely but I think it’ll really shine on lips that are paler.
In the tube it looks very beige to me but on lips it goes nude peach. It mutes lips out to a perfect natural finish which in turn would make a great base for a clearer gloss. So basically if you love that nude, natural no lipstick lip look this is a shade that can perfect that look for you.
Of course, the Rouge Allure formula ruins the shade slightly for me. Rouge Allure is sometimes a complete hit for me or a terrible miss. In this case, the formula proves rather drying and looks drying. I do think Precieuse is COMPLETELY worth a pick up even if you spice it up with clear or gold shimmery gloss on top to deal with that dryness however, on its own the semi-matte finish does accentuate flakes if you have them and will prove an uncomfortably moist-less wearing lipstick.
But in the end maybe Precieuse is worth it. When I come across a shade of nude that I can actually wear without looking like living dead girl, I’d say its a keeper.
Available now at Chanel.com or Chanel counters.
Anyone own this?