Although I’m not much of a lipgloss person most of the time, I’ve been seeing gorgeous swatches of Chanel’s new, limited edition lip gloss – the Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in Troublant (68). It was Becca’s swatches (and her report of a 5-hour wear time) at The Beauty Sample that finally convinced me I had to give it a try! This is actually my first Chanel item; although I own several items from brands with comparable price points (mostly Guerlain and some Burberry), nothing from Chanel seemed worth the price to me until now.
The packaging is lovely and simple; a rectangular black tube, with a gold lid and the Chanel double-C logo on top. It’s a little bit more bulky than I would prefer, but I do like the shape. The wand (seen above), is a flattened doe-foot applicator; the side view (seen above) is narrow, and the front view is wider.
The gloss has a medium-strong scent. Scents generally don’t bother me, but it’s something to be aware of it you are scent-sensitive.
On me, Chanel Troublant is definitely a my-lips-but-better shade. It is a soft, rosy pinky-brown with a subtle microshimmer. It’s actually so close to my natural lip shade that it’s a bit difficult to see; however, it does subtly enhance my natural lip color.
Overall, I am really enjoying this gloss. It is comfortable, non-sticky, and a really lovely color.