I just purchased this in violet sapphire. I knew I wanted to try the lipstick, but wasn't sure which color until the saleswoman put it on her hand. I was surprised to see that "violet Sapphire" was nothing like the sparkly brown color is looked like in the bottle. The sparkle is warm, but the base is almost purplish, and the yellow and purple sort of cancel out and make a beautiful glossy neutral rose tone. I am very pleased with the color. As for permanence, the lipstick does last several hours and through eating, though greasy and oily foods will remove it sooner. It doesn't last quite as long as Cover Girl Outlast, but it also is much less drying, smells better, and comes in more beautiful colors (in my opinion).
Update 4/30/2013 - This is still my favorite, and despite the high cost, I bought another one! I hope they don't discontinue my shade.
This gloss is fantastic! I was introduced to it during a wedding and fell in love with the formula because it lasted through lunch, pictures, the wedding, 2 hours of post-wedding drinking & karaoke. It seriously lasts all day; I put some on around 1 pm yesterday, went shopping, ate dinner, went out for drinks and woke up this morning with some color still left on my lips!
The trick is to let it sit for about a minute before you add the clear gloss (and only use a LITTLE bit of the gloss-the reviewer who said it ran down her chin obviously overdid it with the gloss)
I have three shades of Double Intensite: Rose Quartz (medium pink); Rose Pearl (darker pink with gold sparkle) and Violet Sapphire (which is actually a cooler red-berry with gold sparkle-no real violet to it at all) continued >>
I have this gloss in crystal rose. I believe it was a limited edition color. I hate this so much. It is a typical long wearing formula. The color on one end, the gloss on the other. In the tube it is a beautiful peach with gold flecks. On your lips it is clear. It has no color at all. That isn't even the worst part. The gloss seems to drip down your mouth. I've worn this twice and both times my chin is covered in the clear gloss. I've been wearing gloss for many years and never had this problem. Do not waste your money on this particular color.
I've gone through several shades of the Rouge Double Intensite lipsticks, and they uniformly last for hours, gleefully ignoring drinks and meals. (Sadly, I don't know how they'd last under an hour-long kiss-fest.) You do need to re-apply lip gloss occasionally, but you don't have to use the one on the other end of the Double Intensite tube. You can use any old lip gloss - even blistick! The saddest thing about these lippies is that Chanel discontinues the colors pretty quickly, and the most popular ones seem to get sold out and never replenished in the stores, but that's OK because there's always one of the new shades that will please.
Hm. I bought this quite some time ago in Rosestone (yes, Chanel also has a more traditional lipstick in the same shade). I'd seen it in Allure Magazine or somewhere and got hooked. (In fact, this started me on a huge Chanel kick which was followed by a huge Dior kick - don't tell hubby how much these cost!!).
These don't do well on my lips. Sorry. I had put them into a sort of secondary makeup location and then pulled out Rosestone (not sure whether I have another or not; I know I bought Mandarine Coral and returned it because it was so pale). I wore it out to dinner. It looked okay.
What bothers me is that in the morning, my lips totally peeled. It was really a LOT of peeling. I mean the whole skin of my lips came off, as if they'd been sunburned. It was yucko (though not painful and apparently my lips have enough layers that I could spare one).
Now this peeling cannot be good. So I think this product is, in effect, toxic to me!!
I actually like the L'Oreal two-step long-wearing lippie better. I suppose it's possible that they're all made by the same factory in Germany and are really the same thing - wouldn't surprise me.
Just recently added rose garnet to my collection. I had been looking for a color to replace my beloved, but discontinued amethyst. This is perfect. It is a little more of a nude for me than amethyst, but I actually like it better. So, if you, like me were searching to replace your amethyst, give this one a try!
Okay, I know the price of these is INSANE, however, unlike most drugstore versions of these in similar formulas, none, even Maybelline SuperStays, feel as smooth and non-drying as these. These are superfine, highly pigmented, nonsticky and the colors are soooo flattering. If the d/s brands could get the colors right, I would never have found these, however, in my search for the perfect daytime red (Ruby Lite) and the perfect not-really-there YLBB rosy flush (Rose Garnet- LE Fall 2007) I dropped a wad of cash and no, I am not sorry. These are fantastic. Also, I have no idea why these are categorized as lip glosses, because Chanel considers them to be lipsticks (as do I) and they are opaque, long-lasting lipcolor. I apply these from the wand and have no issues w/ texture, as they go on smooth and wonderful. I LOVE! (MMM-NC35 or Chanel TI in Shell)
I really love this product. So expensive, but when it's this good it's worth it. I have two colors, coral manderine, which is gorgeous, slight shimmer to it, a beautiful peach-coral color, and the gloss it comes with on the other end is great, and you can use other glosses over it too. The other color I have is rose quartz a neutral rose-pink. Very pretty, but I like coral-manderine better. These long-wearing lipsticks do not dry out your lips, and they last long on the lips as well. This is the best formula I tried so far! I had Mac's long wearing lipstick, the original and the newer light version, and they both dried out my lips something fierce, no matter how often I applied the top coats, (I had two). My lips looked wrinkle with those, but not with these Chanel ones. In this case you get what you pay for. I will repurchase the coral one, but not the rose one I don't think. I hope they come out with more colors, because what the have now are to blue-toned and dark for me. But ladies check these out, especially if you have a job where you can't keep reappling your lipstick!
I really like this longwear lip formula. It is not drying and lasts and lasts. And it doesn't irritate my lips as some of the other longwear formula lip colors do. I bought it in Rose Pearl, one of the shades released with Chanel's 2006 Holiday collection. And this color is gorgeous - a pinky coral shade with frost. And that is my only complaint about this particular shade; I wish it were more of a cream than a frost as the shimmer seems to accentuate any lines on my lips. However, if I apply it very sheerly, then it doesn't settle into lines as much and looks pretty close to perfect. The frost does make it a festive shade and it will look great for parties and nights out, but for everyday I have to tone it down. I'm going to check out other shades in this to find the creamy ones. This is a stellar product, but does come at a steep price. $30 at Nordstrom.
This is one of the best long lasting lipstick/gloss combinations. I had a Chanel makeover and the artist put the base on with a brush (really works best this way to make it even) and then she waited a couple of minutes and used the gloss. It stayed on for hours and hours! The color options are great, too...lots of beautiful hot pinks, deep red and coral. UPDATE: You DON'T have to use the clear gloss that comes in the tube with this lip color. I use tons of other glosses (from different brands - sparkly to deeply pigmented) and get a million different looks. UPDATE 2: I have received several emails about this, so am adding this information. The "other" glosses that work are the kind that are similar in texture to the clear gloss that comes with the color - thin, shiny and in containers with a brush or sponge tip (Chanel Glossimers work great and Kevyn Aucoin, Dior, Armani and YSL all have these types). You can't use pot glosses, waxy tubes or chapstick types - those will cake, flake and/or take off the color. You need a top coat, not a lip balm for this option to work right.