The packaging is typical Chanel class- sleek black tube, heavyweight and sturdy with gold accents. It twists open to reveal a doe foot applicator with a twist in the form of a deeper groove. It's a good twist; it sweeps across the curves of your lips and gets you neat, defined edges with minimum fuss.
Onto the gloop. What lovely gloop. It glides on smoothly and comfortably, moisturising in a creamy rather than balmy way. The colour is opaque but not heavy feeling, and it is not sticky at all. Though it does transfer, it still lasts very well, partly due to its novel formula, which applies glossy and wet but settles to soft creme finish. The only real fault is that over prolonged wear it can bleed, but that's nothing a bit of clear lipliner can't fix.
Imperial is very pretty colour, though a bit tough to describe. It's a sort of rusty red brown. I reckon it would suit pretty much all skin tones, and would make a really gorgeous shade for autumn. Have some swatches!
|Chanel Rouge Allure Lacque- 17 imperial|