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Dupes for Chanel Rouge Allure 168 and 169 (Rouge Ingénue and Rouge Tentation) - Nadine Blewett

Last week Monday, I posted a review of two Chanel Rouge Allure lipsticks; Rouge Ingénue and Rouge Tentation.  Once I was looking through the photos for the post one final time I realised I owned drugstore dupes for both lipsticks so I thought I would compare the Chanel lipsticks to products which are a fraction of the price.

Dupes for Chanel Rouge Allure 168 and 169 (Rouge Ingénue and Rouge Tentation) - Nadine Blewett

Chanel Rouge Allure – 168 (Rouge Ingénue) vs Maybelline ColorSensational – 725 (Tantalizing Taupe)

These are both lipsticks I have got an incredible amount of use out of. They are the perfect nudes for my skin-tone since they aren’t too cool-toned and they don’t have too much brown in.

Dupes for Chanel Rouge Allure 168 and 169 (Rouge Ingénue and Rouge Tentation) - Nadine Blewett

If you look at them swatched side by side they don’t look like a perfect colour match. The Chanel lipstick seems warmer and darker, however, once you scroll down to see what they look like on the lips, they are far more similar.

 

The comparison:

  Chanel Rouge Allure – 168 (Rouge Ingénue) Maybelline ColorSensational -725 (Tantalizing Taupe)
Consistency Incredibly creamy Incredibly creamy
Packaging Gorgeous – Very sleek Wonderful for drugstore packaging – Very sleek
Quantity 3.5 g 4 g
Price High-end price tag – (610 ZAR) Drugstore – (115 ZAR)
Finish Slight shine of a creamy lipstick Slight shine of a creamy lipstick
Staying Power Not too long – 2 to 3 hours Far longer – ± 5 hours
Application Glides on smoothly Glides on smoothly but not as smoothly as the Chanel lipstick
Drying/Non-Drying Moisturising Moisturising
Smell Classic Chanel lipstick smell – Faint scent of roses – Not overpowering Scent of shea butter which reminds me of my childhood – Not overpowering

 

Verdict – Chanel Rouge Allure – 168 (Rouge Ingénue) vs Maybelline – 725 (Tantalizing Taupe)

For the simple reason that I completely forgot I even owned the Maybelline lipstick since buying the Chanel I must choose the Chanel lipstick. I think they are both brilliant lipsticks though and there’s no major reason to splurge on the Chanel lipstick instead of the Maybelline.

(Full review of Maybelline Tantalizing Taupe)

Dupes for Chanel Rouge Allure 168 and 169 (Rouge Ingénue and Rouge Tentation) - Nadine Blewett

Chanel Rouge Allure – 169 (Rouge Tentation) vs Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss – 01

 Here we have the battle of the classic reds. I want to say that I own far too many red lipsticks but can that ever be true?

Dupes for Chanel Rouge Allure 168 and 169 (Rouge Ingénue and Rouge Tentation) - Nadine Blewett

As with their nude counterparts, these two colours differ when swatched on the arm. Chanel Rouge Tentation looks deeper whereas Rimmel Lasting finish 01 looks to be a brighter red.

Again, on the lips the colours look nearly identical.

The comparison:

  Chanel Rouge Allure – 168 (Rouge Ingénue) Maybelline ColorSensational -725 (Tantalizing Taupe)
Consistency Incredibly creamy Incredibly creamy
Packaging Gorgeous – Very sleek Wonderful for drugstore packaging – Very sleek
Quantity 3.5 g 4 g
Price High-end price tag – (610 ZAR) Drugstore – (90 ZAR)
Finish Slight shine of a creamy lipstick Slight shine of a creamy lipstick
Staying Power ± 6 hours  ± 6 hours
Application Glides on smoothly Glides on smoothly but not as smoothly as the Chanel lipstick
Drying/Non-Drying Moisturising Moisturising
Smell Classic Chanel lipstick smell – Faint scent of roses – Not overpowering Scent reminiscent of vanilla although difficult to describe – Not overpowering once on

 

Verdict – Chanel Rouge Allure – 169 (Rouge Tentation) vs Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss – 01

As much as I enjoy the luxury of a Chanel lipstick I would say rather save your money on this one. Chanel lipsticks will always be my holy grail lipsticks but the Rimmel lipstick rivals it far too well for me to suggest you pay the luxury price tag. Rimmel lipsticks are brilliant.

(Full review of Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss – 01)

Dupes for Chanel Rouge Allure 168 and 169 (Rouge Ingénue and Rouge Tentation) - Nadine Blewett

 Do you know of any dupes for high-end lipsticks?

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