As much as I would have loved to buy the entire collection, I've been attempting to exercise some restraint with my purchases. I chose the two items that I knew I had to have: the Rouge Allures in Hyde Park and Kensington.
The packaging is gorgeous, and looks a lot like my beloved Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss, with a sleek black tube topped with the iconic Chanel logo in gold.
Aside from being gorgeous, the packaging is also quite clever. To remove the lipstick from the tube you press down on the gold Chanel logo on top and it springs up so you can pull out the lipstick.
|Chanel Rouge Allure in Kensington|
Kensington is a bright blue-based pink. It's mostly opaque, but it's definitely not the most pigmented. It has a lovely sheen to it and applies smoothly. It also feels quite moisturizing for such an opaque lipstick. It makes my lips look so soft and lush. Definitely a winner in my book!
|Wearing Chanel Rouge Allure in Kensington|
|Guerlain Champs-Elysées, NARS Schiap, Chanel Kensington, Covergirl Temptress, NARS Mexican Rose|
|Chanel Rouge Allure in Hyde Park|
Hyde Park is a bright coral pink with the same opaque glossy finish as Kensington. Like Kensington, it also glides on beautifully. I was most excited about this shade, as I love pinky corals for spring and summer. I can already tell I'll be wearing this a lot in the warmer months.
|Wearing Chanel Rouge Allure in Hyde Park|
|MAC Party Parrot, Chanel Hyde Park, MAC Viva Glam Nicki, Beauté Flouron|
Have you purchased anything from Chanel's Knightsbridge collection? I've never been to London, so I can't say for sure if these are reminiscent of it, but they're definitely gorgeous colors for spring and summer. If London is half as wonderful as these lipsticks, I definitely need to plan a trip there!