Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lip Colour why you so beautiful but so very dry? I hate mattes but now I tried you and I’m a believer I can do matte…but why you so dry?
Chanel has introduced a selection of limited edition Rouge Allure Velvet Lipsticks with a matte finish and an intensely pigmented formula.
Props Chanel, this formula hits pigment out of the ball park. You have to love a lipstick that delivers rich, saturated color in a single glide. The formula is lightweight, velvety smooth, and glides on lips like butter. The light texture is virtually weightless on lips and wears so very comfortable. I think the glide is simply incredible as these truly are an outstanding formula in the fact that they apply so flawlessly and smooth. The wear time is worthy of a rave as well as you can get at least five hours in and even after fading you’ll find the shades leave pigment behind that stains lips.
The matte formula promises a moisturizing finish but around the first hour of wear I start feeling the formula drying up on my lips. On top of this you really want to have a smooth working surface during application because they will accentuate dry, flaky skin. If you’re prone to drier lips this will probably aggravate the issue and make things even worst as the formula just has a knack of sucking the moisture right out of lips.
Swatches from left to right, top to bottom:La Sensuelle, La Ravissante, La Caline, and La Somtueuse
Of course, a little gloss on type does aid the dry issue but defeats the purpose of a matte finish lipstick. Overall, I’d say that Rouge Allure Velvet is a beautiful matte formula but it does fall victim to the typical issues with such a formula…dryness. You might overlook the drying formula for the long wear and incredibly light formula that’s a pure joy to apply but if your lips are already dry do be aware going into a purchase as these won’t do them any favors.
Rouge Allure Velvet is available for a limited time from Chanel.