Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in Ming is a neutral pink with fine shimmer. I think it's more pink than it shows in the swatch below and I will update with a more colour accurate photograph. The formula is like a liquid lipstick and I find it doesn't give me completely opaque coverage. I prefer to use the lip pencil as a base to neutralize my natural lip colour or to replace colour when I have accidentally blotted out my natural lip colour when applying foundation (is it only me this happens to?). Ming has a shaped doe foot applicator and this is my minor gripe about this lipstick. The edges of the applicator are really sharp and it can feel a little uncomfortable as there doesn't seem to be sufficient padding over the plastic. I'm not sure if it's just this one or if all of the Allure Laques are the same.
|Top - Subculture, Bottom - Ming|
MAC Subculture lip pencil is a beige pink. It's leans a bit more brown than Ming but I do find they work well together, the combination of the two colours produces a slightly more peachy pink. I don't have many lip pencils but I do really like this one and find it really versatile. It's not a creamy lip pencil as you can see from the lip swatch but it's not drying or uncomfortable and lasts well on the lips.
SUBCULTURE + MING
I really like this lip combination, it's simple and works with a variety of other makeup looks. The only downside is it seems a little unforgiving of lip imperfections so if you have dry lips this is something to be aware of. The colour actually reminds me a little of MAC Viva Glam V lipstick, maybe with a little less shimmer? Randomly, Viva Glam V was one of the first lipsticks I ever finished.
What lip combination are you currently favouring? Are you a devotee of lip pencils?