Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss One Click Collection Swatches, All Glosses, Nail Polishes #635 Expression, #639 Exception and new Rouge Allure Lipstick Shades, Review & FOTD

I must have forgotten how it feels like. Now I remember, having a cold is not fun. Nothing serious really but my sore throat and constant head ache prevents me from doing anything other than activities which require no brain, like shopping online, ugh, very dangerous!

Chanel recently released a capsule collection around their new Glosses, Rouge Allure Gloss. These now open in a similar fashion to their signature Rouge Allure Lipsticks. You have to click on the top side and voila, the golden part comes up so you can take the brush out of the tube. Tube is black and opaque similar to Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss. In this collection there are 3 new nail polishes, 10 Rouge Allure Glosses and 3 new Rouge Allure Lipsticks and one lipliner besides some re-promote products, shall we take a look?

My Picks from Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss One Click Collection featuring Rouge Allure Gloss #16 in Extase 

I would like to start with the nail polishes. The collection has three new nail polishes:

  • #633 Intention
  • #635 Expression
  • #639 Exception

Unfortunately Chanel decided not to bring one of them to Europe. The reason they stated was that the yellow undertones in #633 Intention (I found a nice swatch of it here) was not flattering for European skin tones. I will try to ignore their main streaming approach. I want to believe that they had hard time selling their stock of Beige and they want to prevent it from happening again. 

As #633 Intention stays to be another Chanel nail polish yet to be hunted (in case you see it, please contact me!), meanwhile I would like to show you the other two that I purchased.

Chanel Le Vernis #635 in Expression is a lovely blue based red cream. Just that I was thinking I don't wear reds anymore, I put on Expression to take photos and I didn't want to take it out. I loved the balance in there: not too bright (Rouge Rubis) nor too muted (Cinema), not too cool nor too warm. I am not going to go into a comparison effort here since it may take weeks. When I see Chanel reds coming, I sigh and remember my post 50 Shades of Red ;-) 

Consistency of Expression is great, I applied two coats for the photo below.

Swatch: Chanel Le Vernis #625 Expression

Chanel Le Vernis #639 Exception is a deep plummy/brownish red. I believe this tone flatters cooler and lighter complexions. Since I am tanned at the moment, I didn't like it on me and so rather a miss for me. I will try it again after my tan fades. The very interesting news though is that the below photos are taken with just one coat. Yes, this is a one coater!

Swatch: Chanel Le Vernis #629 Exception

There are in total ten new Rouge Allure Gloss shades. We received nine of them in Germany. I decided to swatch them for you. Thank you very much for lovely SA in Stuttgart Breuninger for helping me out with the swatches. If you ever come to Stuttgart Germany, you should definitely drop by Breuninger and chat with Chanel stuff there. 

Here is a list of the colors released here:

  • #12 Exotique is a mid-toned orange beige. On my lips it looked very natural, not too orange. I might go back for this one if I learn to get along with the package (read on for my thoughts on that one).
  • #13 Affriolant is a mid-toned bright warm pink. I tried this one and #16 Extase, to compare. They are very similar but Affriolant would flatter warmer skin tones as well as those of you who usually opt for brighter lip shades.
  • #15 Sensible is a light milky cool pink, I haven't tried it but if you like cooler paler pinks, this is your shade.
  • #16 Extase is a mid-toned cool pink with a touch of mauve undertone. This is definitely my shade from the nine here, hence my pick. You can see my FOTD at the end of this post.
  • #17 Supreme: A lovely fuchsia which is not too bright. I was thinking about buying it until I put it on at the counter, came home and realized it would be hard for me to wear with stronger eye looks. Nevertheless this shade is lovely.
  • #18 Seduction: A cooler red for those of you who like blue-based reds.
  • #19 Pirate: The signature red of Chanel, now in their new gloss formula. I own that one in Rouge Allure form, I rarely wear it so I haven't tried it.
  • #20 Audace (limited edition): I was very intrigued by this plummy brown. After trying it out two times and make sure I am not missing it (it is limited edition), I safely skipped it. SA told me that it is a best seller at the moment, but again similar to Exception on my nails, this one was too brown for my face. 
  • #21 Distinction is a deep plum, which you might want to check out for this season. It is not too purple so easier to wear for warmer complexions.

Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss One Click Tubes
Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss One Click Swatches

Before I go into how I feel about the new Rouge Allure Gloss formula and packaging I would like to show you the swatches of the three new Rouge Allures and similar shades from the permanent line. Three new shades are:

  • #149 Elegante: A deep plum, it is deeper and a tad cooler than Envoutante.

  • #148 Foudroyante: A mid toned to deep rosy brown. It is a bit lighter and has more rose in it once compared to Farouche.
  • #146 Craquante (limited edition): A light cool pin, it would be flattering on lighter complexions. It is cooler and lighter than Seduisante.

Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss One Click Collection, Swatches & Comparison of new Rouge Allure Lipsticks.

I picked up #16 Extase to try the new formula out. Here are my thoughts:


I find the formula to be a cross between regular Chanel glosses and Rouge Allure Extraits. It has the pigmentation of Extraits but look of a gloss if that makes sense. 

Some of the shades have some micro-shimmer in them but all in all they are glossy but not metallic nor shimmery. If you like wet lip looks you might like the formula.

These didn't stay long on me, max. three hours. If you eat or drink something, you have to reapply.


Although I like the idea of clickable gloss packing and love the package of Rouge Allure Lipsticks, I don't find this very practical once used. The reason is that you have to live with the amount which comes on the applicator, you can't get rid off the access by rubbing it to the neck of the tube because this neck doesn't exist anymore. If you are done i one swipe, great. If you want a little bit more for here and there, you end up getting too much product. 

I also don't see a particular advantage of a clickable package. For the lipsticks, it is great because it doesn't open in your purse but Extrait Glosses had a twist tube, which had no disadvantages.

Thumbs down for the packaging in my opinion.


Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss One Click costs exactly the same as Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss, around 33 € in Germany. Be aware though, you are getting 6 g (0.20 OZ) of product instead of 8 g (0.28 OZ).  

Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss One Click #16 Extase

Here is me wearing Rouge Allure Gloss One Click #16 Extase. I am not a gloss girl and given the less product for same money and a tricky to use packaging, I believe I got all what I wanted from the collection at the moment. I just have to hunt Le Vernis #633 Intention down. Below I combined Extase with MAC Fun Ending Blush on the cheeks. I will post about the eye makeup this week ;-)

FOTD: Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss One Click #16 Extase

Final thoughts: Although I like the shades, Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss One Clicks are rather a miss for me since they have less product for same money and the packaging is really not practical to use and prone to waste of product. The nail polishes and Rouge Allure Lipsticks from the collection are worth to check out, they are permanent though so take your time.

Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss One Click Collection is started launching in Europe. It will be available in the States in October.

I would be very interested in your thoughts on this, do you like the new packaging? Do you see an advantage of clickable tube? 



  1. Schöner Bericht, danke für die Swatches! Mich interessieren die Glosse 16, 18, 20 und 21 sehr. In meinen Presseinfos steht nichts davon, dass die 20 limitiert ist aber vielleicht haben sie es nur vergessen? Naja, wir werden sehen. Ich bin gespannt auf die Glosse , ich habe bereits zwei der alten Allure glosse und mag sie sehr.
    Liebe Grüße!

    1. Liebe Melanie, Ich kann mir alle diese Farbe bei dir sehr gut vorstellen. Ich habe bei Counter nachgefragt, sie hatten eine art von Karton wo die Farbe gelistet sind, da stand "limitiert" für #20. Ich weiss nicht natürlich ob es so stimmt. Die Farbe ist aber eher für Herbst, daher vielleicht schon. Ich mag die alter Allure Extraits auch gerne. Ich glaube sie bleiben im Sortiment oder?

  2. Thank you Sara for your thorough review and beautiful photos as always. I'm sorry to trouble you but Would you be able to post a list of the ingredients for the Chanel gloss in # 16 Extase. It is my favourite shade. Thank you very much. Vielen Dank. Anne

    1. Hi Anne,
      it is written very small, I doubt photography would help. For your reference, the main ingredients are: Polybutene, Bis-Behenyl/Isostearyl/Phytosteryl Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Pentaerytrityl Adipate/Caprate/Caprylate/Heptaneote, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene
      There may be some typos ;-) If you are looking for a certain ingredient, I can check it out for you.I don't see any paragons but there is perfume listed.

    2. Hi Sara, many thanks. Yes, I was particularly interested in parabens and triethanolamine.
      Thanks again. Anne

  3. Thank you very much for the review and the photos. Your color description is always very correct.

    To my eye, Exeption looks very close to Accessoire. Could you, perhaps, compare the two of them?


    1. Hi Dot,
      I didn't have time to do that but then when I was at the counter I checked both for you. I see that Accessoire is much deeper than Exception. Exception is really a brownish red, I wouldn't classify it as vamp, it is more of a classical color. Exception is lie a lighter version of Imperial if you have that one, they are closer.

    2. Thank you very much! That really was helpful! :-)

  4. Hey! Love your blog! I was wondering how you knew when a product (lets say Chanel) is permanent?

    1. Hi, I ask it at the counter. They usually have a card that describes the products and it is written on it if it is limited or permanent. Hope that helps.

  5. Are your eyes Charlotte Tilbury Uptown Girl? :)

    1. No I have YSL #11 Ballet Russes on my eyes, just posted about it today.

  6. Thank you so much for this review, Sara! I love the Rouge Extrait glosses so was eagerly anticipating these. Your review was very helpful and now my excitement for this is quite tempered now, which is a good thing! Extase looks really pretty on you, though. I think I might have to pick up Expression nail polish...I'm such a sucker for Chanel reds!

    1. Hi Carolyn, if you like glosses, I would still recommend checking them down, wince the formula is good. I was just a little disappointed by the packaging and the fact that that packaging now includes less product and apparently more expensive so we have to pay the same for less. Both of the nail polishes are great I think, especially if you like reds.

  7. That gloss looks great on you! And Exception looks like a nail colour I'd wear :-)

    1. Hi Lily, thanks, I hope you like Exception too, it is a one coater!

  8. Ugh! I hate it when brands say they dont sell a certain colour because it doesn't suit a region's supposed skin tone.
    If Intension makes it to TW, I'll let you know, but I haven't heard when these will launch yet.

    Thanks and big love for the great swatches! Great colour and wonderful patent shine. Extase looks very pretty on you!
    I wasn't all that impressed when I first saw sneak peeks of the one click packaging, and now that you've talked about the lack of control on the amount, I don't think I'll be running to the counters to try them out. Maybe only going to look at the LE items.

    1. I can't agree more. But I think they are more main stream driven, that by numbers. They blandly check how much of which product is sold and not care about the others. For example it is very hard to be WOC in Germany if you like make-up. I haven't seen any dark foundations around. That said very light foundations are also very few. I believe to bring these would cost more so they choose to ignore the exceptions.

  9. I really like the ligthness of Extase on you.
    But I can't get over Chanel's reasoning not bringing out Intention nailpolish: because all Europeans are cool-toned Scandi-people without any variety going on??? I think its basically a trick to make it more 'eligible' (sorry, too much George Clooney talk lately) and get the action/commotion going on on Ebay again

    1. You are right, there is certainly an artificially induced exclusivity going on, I was just talking about it in the context of Chanel's new nail polish Sweet Star. More funny to me is that the exclusivity of the items differ in each country, like in France, Sweet Star is being sold online for weeks now, in Germany there were only around 150 polishes for the whole country. I can't understand why. Evilbay is awful!

  10. allure gloss is in my wish-list
    you look very pretty

  11. Thanks for the swatches! Extase looks sooooo pretty!

    1. Thanks very much, it would look juicy on you ;-)

  12. Der Nagellack 633 wird bei uns, Amerika, UK usw usw NIE verkauft! Der war nur in Russland zu FNO für einen Abend.

    Die Glosse sehen toll aus aber die Verpackung finde ich auch voll doof.
    Hast dir sehr schöne Sachen gekauft!
    Liebe Grüße

    1. Liebe Karo, vielen Dank für die Infos. Ich hatte Hoffnung vielleicht in Asia wird es im Sortiment? Das ist ja sehr doof das man hinterher laufen muss, hmf :-(

  13. Thanks for those gloss swatches- I love each and every shade! I've been totally mesmerized by the click packaging, but thanks for the tip that it isn't exactly that practical!


    1. Hi Jen,
      the packaging is chic for sure, but I found it hard to use. Maybe you find it more practical, you have to try ;-)

  14. If this collection will be released here in Italy, I'll certainly pick gloss 21 and 149 Elegant.
    Thanks to your rewiews, Sara, because few days ago I received my Armani 624 Crimson Velvet, a very original nail lacquer...
    I love colours like red cardinal, burgundy, purple and this fall I'm very lucky!!!
    Extase looks well on you, but I'm not sure on me...

    1. Hi Megaste,
      I am sure you will get the collection too. Both of the items you like are permanent so you will have enough time to try them out and decide too. Elegante is very pretty and is intriguing me
      :-) Love Crimson Velvet, glad that the swatches were helpful!

  15. Habe nun seit heute 20 und 21 und mag sie bisher sehr. Ich finde die Verpackung irgendwie ganz witzig und die Farben sind super für den Herbst

    1. Hi Melanie,
      du hast sehr schöne Farbe, ich freue mich schon auf deine Bericht!

  16. Ah I thought that the Chanel glosses looked so nice but you have made such a good point about the packaging! I do like that shade on you though a lot!

    Stacey | Expat Make-Up Addict xx

    1. Hi Stacey, I thought the same, I was like, click click, give me one!
      Then I came home and wanted to apply, ugh, was not that practical as I thought. Thanks

  17. I think my first comment was eaten :) At any rate I was moaning as I have a cold as well (still showing no signs of going) and it was a shame about the packaging of the glosses but that I was sure I'll end up getting one, and since that I have indeed picked one up! I'm not wowed really and glad I just picked up the one x

    1. Hi Clare,
      sometimes Blogger plays bad tricks on us ;-)
      I hope you get well soon!
      which one have you picked up? Apart from packaging, hope you are liking it.

  18. Dear Sara,
    Thank you for that post. I absolutely love those nail polishes!!! Are they a LE or do I have time to buy them?
    I hope you are feeling better and that you finish your project at work.
    Many greetings
    Xxx Stephanie


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