Chanel Le Rouge Duo Ultra Tenue Lipsticks are not new, but they might just be one of my greatest makeup discoveries ever. These lipsticks are the longest wearing lipsticks that I have ever experienced. They stay looking beautiful all day, and the best part is, they continue to feel comfortable to wear, too.
I was so skeptical when I heard all the hype around these lipsticks over the years, but I have to say, they exceed the hype, in my opinion, and I wish I would have tried them much sooner. They really are that good.
I’ve turned countless friends on to these fabulous lipsticks, so now, let me show you my ever growing collection of them with swatches to help you pick your best shade.
I’ve collected ten shades thus far, mostly in the nude shade category. I definitely plan to continue adding shades to my collection, such as more shades of the reds, and coral.
UPDATE: I’ve added two more shades and added photo and swatches below.
An Amazing Formula
These lipsticks consist of a long wear liquid lipstick on one end, that you apply with a doe foot applicator. The other side contains a clear gloss that acts as a sealer, which makes the lipstick stay on all day. It gives it a glossy finish that sets down to a more satin finish and makes the formula budge proof and very comfortable to wear all day.
You don’t have to worry about any weird surprises happening when you wear these lipsticks. They don’t bleed through any lip lines, especially if you use one of the Chanel lip liners, (reviewed here) because those are extremely budge proof, as well. These Lipsticks will also never end up on your teeth or on your cup, either. You literally can just put it on, let it set, and forget about it for the day. It sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it?
It definitely is true in my experience.
How to Apply
First you apply any lip liner, if you want, you don’t need to use a lip liner if you don’t want to with these.
Then apply the liquid lipstick and wait about a minute until the formula becomes tacky when you touch your lips together. This is when you know it’s ready to apply the gloss layer.
Next, simply apply a thin layer of the clear gloss all over your lips and you are good to go. You can even apply another layer of the clear gloss anytime throughout the day if you want to refresh it, but I actually never need to apply more. These lipsticks stay on through meals like pizza, burgers, and after wearing a mask all day.
The Lipstick Shades in My Collection
Chanel Le Rouge Duo Ultra Tenue Duo Lipstick shades I have:
- Merry Rose– neutral pinky beige
- Chic Beige– peachy pink beige
- Darling Pink– a light neutral pink
- Light Rose– a warm toned pink nude
- Endless Pink– a warm pink nude, very similar to Light Rose with a hint more pink
- Intense Nude– a medium neutral pinky nude
- Tender Beige– a medium neutral nude with brown undertone
- Light Mauve– a cool toned mauve pink
- Soft Rose– a darker rose with a hint of plum
- Strawberry Red– a bright strawberry red
Chanel has a wide range of 27 colors with something for everyone. You can even layer the colors before adding the gloss to make your own shades. I love to wear many of the colors m, like Light Mauve and Intense Nude with Merry Rose in the center.
UPDATE: I’ve recently added two more shades in:
- Soft Coral– a medium pinky coral
- Burning Red– a warm rusty red
I absolutely love these lipsticks and can’t recommend them enough. I wear these all the time now. Any time I am leaving the house and want my lipstick to stay while I’m running errands, shopping, etc., I always reach for one of these because I know it will last, and look good all day.
They are phenomenal in formula and staying power and are completely worth the price. I think if you give them a try, you will love them, too.
Chanel Le Rouge Duo Ultra Tenue Lipsticks are permanent and retail for $40. They are available at Chanel.com (use code: INTHEBAG for free next day delivery) and Chanel boutiques and counters, Nordstrom, Macy’s, and everywhere Chanel make up is sold.
Intense Nude and Endless Pink have been discontinued but the rest of the shades are available everywhere.