I wonder why it took me this long to discover the Chanel matte lipsticks - the Rouge Allure Velvets (3.5g). I am in love with the formula - it's neither drying on the lips and produces this awesome finish that is satiny matte. This means that the lips look dimensional and not flat like most other mattes. The shade I have here today is called La Desiree in #327 which is part of the holiday collection. It should still be available at counters, unless Spring 2014 has officially taken over.
Chanel La Desiree is this gorgeously deep rich berry shade, ideal for the vampy lip. I have only started to venture into the dark berry lips and I'm building a substantial collection of fabulous dark shades to match dreary grey weather.
On the bullet, the shade looks kind of unwearable and scary. But when swatched, the shade is just swoonfully berry and so diva.
Did you just die? Because I did when I first swatched it.
I was missing my lip brush today, but as you can see this is a colour that definitely looks better with precise application and a matching lip liner.
I experienced little bleeding and feathering. What I like most about the formula is that it's not drying, even a few hours of wear. The shade stays put too, and produces a slight staining of the lips after eating and drinking. Plus, it does not accentuate the yellowness to the teeth like some reds do.
Coupled with matte skin and smokey neutral eyeshadows (using the a couple of the matte shades from the Laura Mercier Artist's Palette once again), La Desiree gives that instant glamour effect. Definitely a must-have for lazy girls like me who needs an instant perk-me-up within 10 minutes flat. It's so lovely that I'm contemplating a backup. Really.
I'm a bit of a blogging kick lately (clearly). I hope to keep this momentum going because I'm loving this feeling of testing new and old products once again. I will be doing more posts on the Chanel Holiday 2013 items coming soon.
Thanks for reading and hope you're having a good mid-week!