Chanel Rouge Allure 136 Melodieuse

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I caved in, oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.

The moment I saw Shari’s swatches of the lipsticks from Chanel Notes de Printemps Collection, I had a feeling it will only be moments before I make the purchase. A few more enablers here and there, some pros and cons written down at the back of some paper, and here I am, with the Rouge Allure Melodieuse in my hands.

Can anyone blame me? First of all, it’s a coral. Remember my love for corals awhile back?

Anyhow, a little bit of information on moi regarding Chanel, the Rouge Allure lipstick line is one of my favorites from Chanel. (That, and a few others.) Pigmentation-wise, I have no objections. The packaging? Total luxury.

The Collection:

Chanel Melodieuse

Notes de Printemps

Spring makeup strikes a colorful chord with light, joyful notes by CHANEL. At its heart, the collection, a chorus of fresh, luminous reds, sets the season’s tone for cheeks, lips and fingertips.

The Promise:

The next generation of ROUGE ALLURE dresses lips with unmistakable attitude. The formula includes concentrated, ultra-thin pigments to offer radically intense color with full coverage and a satin finish, leaving lips supple and protected with lasting comfort.

The Review:

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Melodieuse is described as a bright coral red. On the tube, maybe. I can clearly see the red undertone under direct sunlight but really, it translates to more of a pinky coral on the lips. One swipe offers medium coverage that’s buildable. I get a fuller (is there such a thing?) pinky-coral shade — and sometimes, there are days when I see the red undertone — easily with two swipes of this. Application is easy-breezy due to the creaminess of the lipstick.Β It wears for a full 4 hours with no feathering before I had to reapply. Although it applies lightly and comfortably, it was neither drying nor hydrating on me, something I can solve with a dab of lip balm before slicking this on. Also, it has a light perfume-y scent that’s very particular to Chanel lipsticks.

Chanel Melodieuse swatch

Can you see the red undertone?

In all honesty, I was a bit disappointed with Melodieuse. Well, just a tiny, wee “bit”. I’m still mildly in with love it though. I just had higher expectations when I came across the words “bright coral red” and judging from some arm swatches I’ve seen across the web, it gets the description brightΒ across. And I was ever so hopeful when other photos show hints of red peeking through.

This retails for $35, available in all Chanel counters and Php 1,650 in Rustan’s Beauty Source here in the Philippines. But… I bought mine from an online seller, @Klangsboutique for Php 1500 only.name sign

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21 thoughts on “Chanel Rouge Allure 136 Melodieuse

  1. I wanted to get this, but after trying it in store a few days ago, I decided to pass. For some reasons it applies very patchy on my lips and the color is borderline neon pink with my completion. I really wanted to like it though, it looked so pretty in the tube and on the review photos I saw online.

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  2. Oh you! I was just checking out Chanel lipsticks. But of course, I checked the matte line. If ever I will proceed with buying, it is going to be my first product from them πŸ˜› Thinking of getting L’Exuberante, La Caline, or La Sensuelle. I can’t decide.

    Too bad you didn’t like this. If that photo is accurate, I don’t see too much red. May it’s a red coral, than a coral red.

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  3. Hey Nikki, I’m sorry to hear this isn’t bright enough for you! On me it’s really pretty bright and definitely on the more intense side! Perhaps your skin tone/natural lip color play a role here?

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  4. Konting push pa from you guys and I will be purchasing my first ever Chanel product really soon. Haha. I’m still contemplating though. Should I get lipstick first or blush or eye shadow or whaaaaat lol

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    • I wasn’t going to get anything except the cream blush pero si Shari kasi haha πŸ˜›

      What kind of product are you usually drawn to buying? Lipstick, blush or eyeshadow?

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      • You guyssssss… we should really go swatching galore sometime! Hihi. Glad to be an enabler(????) I really feel bad I enable such shopping habits… LOL!

        V, I think you have to try lipstick for your first Chanel experience. Pero ang fave product ko talaga from Chanel is the cream blush πŸ™‚ I now have an idea for an entry! Thanks to you guys :* :*

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  5. I initially wanted Melodieuse too pero when I tried it on, it looked super bright and nope.. no hint of red! More pinky coral siya. I did like Triomphe a lot, though. DID YOU GET A CREAM BLUSH!? Ahhhh!

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