Tuesday, September 3, 2013


It's almost been a year since my trip to Paris and seeing as I'm going again this November, I've been thinking about what lipstick to buy this time. Before that however, I thought I should show you the one I bought last year, Chanel Rouge Allure in Pirate

Top: MAC Russian Red, Bottom: Pirate

Other Products Used:

Monu Illuminating Primer
Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in 100 Ivory
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Sin
Revlon Matte Eyeshadow in Rich Sable
Essence Liquid Ink Waterproof Eyeliner
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
No7 Perfect Loose Powder in Translucent

I can't believe I've waited this long to tell you about Pirate. I knew I wanted to buy a Chanel lipstick before we went to Paris last year as I had never tried one before and what better place to pick up my first one. It took me a while to finally decide the formula and shade that I wanted and in the end I chose a lipstick from the Rouge Allure formula as it was described as "Luminous, full colour, longwearing lipstick" which is exactly the kind of lipstick I like to wear, especially when it comes to reds. 

This shade is more blue/pink in tone than MAC's Russian Red which I have compared it to above as it's the closest shade I had to it in my collection. It applies very smoothly and has a beautiful satin finish with a rich colour. It's fragrance free so it won't annoy those you you with sensitive noses. As you would expect with anything Chanel, the packaging is so beautifully sleek, to open it you push down the gold Chanel symbol at the top and the lipstick pops out which I thought was a nice touch and a little different to other high end lipstick packaging. 

I don't have a bad word to say about this, it lasts really well, even longer with lip liner and along with Russian Red is my go to lipstick for glamorous red lips. I've been trying to save it for "special occasions" but I think now that we're coming into Autumn again I'm going to try and wear it more often, there's no point in saving something so gorgeous only for special occasions.

These cost around €30.50 and they are worth every cent. 

Are there any products you're looking forward to using more in Autumn?

Emma x


  1. Oh my God. I thought I didn't need another red lipstick until I saw this! Beautiful as always x

    1. Haha! Thanks Dee, it feels like I say that every time I see a review of a red lipstick! :O

  2. How exciting it is to read you are going back to Paris in November! The lipstick looks beautiful on you. I would love to own some red Chanel lipstick. It would take me a while to decide on the color. I want something that makes my teeth white! :-) I also would like to try the Rimmel foundation, too. Your face looks beautiful and flawless, I do like you in the red lipstick. Let's see, I would have to say I would want to wear my Aromatics Elixir for fall since I think it is a heavier perfume and also darker lipstick. Thank you Emma for giving us your review, I will come back to it later for reference because I am serious that I want to buy some Chanel lipstick, too! Take care ♥

    1. I forgot to tell you when I was emailing you Cindy! I'm so excited to go back, I would be happy to just walk around the streets all day! I'm excited to wear darker lipstick too, I don't think you could go wrong with a Chanel lipstick!:)

  3. I was in Paris last October and am still using up some of my skincare..wish I could return for the pharmacies alone! I have always been a bit terrified of Russian Red but I'm drawn to Pirate having seen it in so many of your outfit posts...I also just copy your entire lipstick collection because our colouring is so similar that you have my favourite swatches on the internet. Just how do you apply your lipstick so neat? your edges are perfection. A Chanel lipstick is currently what I'm saving for on my Boots Advantage points...pirate could be the one! or maybe gabrielle in the rouge coco line

    1. I am so excited to get more French skincare, I'm saving up for that alone! I was actually going to get Gabrielle! So funny! I still might get it eventually, but I think Pirate would be beautiful on you too! I don't really know how I get my edges so straight, I apply it from the bullet with no lip liner most of the time but if I want real precision I use a tiny lip brush ( I have a real techniques detailer brush I like to use) and that really helps!

  4. Stunning on you! Flawless makeup as well - your brows are perfection. I love how put together and glamorous you look :) I rarely wear reds as I find them a bit too 'statement' for me, but I can definitely see their appeal when modelled by others :)

    1. Thank you! I tend to go for reds when I have very little time to do my make up for work because it means I can just wear mascara and the red lipstick makes it seem like I've spent more time on it than I actually have! You look so great in peachy pink colours!

  5. That colour looks absolutely stunning on you - and your make-up is so flawless! Jealous!

    Eve & Faye x

  6. I have this shade of nail polish I must have this lipstick too! Color is beautiful.

  7. Anything called 'Pirate' is sure to be a winner! Also, I love your eyebrows. xx

  8. Anything called 'Pirate' is sure to be a winner! Also, I love your eyebrows. xx


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