Chanel La Precieuse Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick Review & Swatches

Chanel La Precieuse

Chanel La Precieuse Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick ($43) is a traditional matte red lipstick for the Holidays that launched with the Chanel Nuit Infinie de Chanel Holiday 2013 Collection. It’s a pretty vivid shade and very similar to MAC Ruby Woo in color and texture but with a lighter feel.

Let’s take a look!

Chanel La Precieuse Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick is a vivid blue based red lipstick with a matte finish. I tend to lean towards more warmer reds for myself but I admit I really like this shade even if I can’t wear it. A single pass leaves behind full opaque coverage and the wear is very strong at around six hours before it fades a bit and leaves a pleasant staining effect behind. For a matte it has a surprisingly creamy texture that feels weightless on lips with a pleasant velvety texture and finish.

Chanel La Precieuse Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick

Chanel La Precieuse Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick Swatches

I do experience some dryness over time with Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick though so around hour four I kinda start feeling like my lips are drying up and in need of some gloss or lip balm. The shade, although bold, didn’t migrate or feather for me which is a plus because bright reds like this end up everywhere for me…my cheeks, my forehead, my upper lips…seriously, red likes to take a road trip around my face. But thankfully I experience none of that with this!

Chanel La Precieuse Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick FOTD

Chanel La Precieuse Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick is a more traditional red for a classic Holiday look! You should like it if you wear blue based reds well.

It’s available now at your favorite Chanel counters or online at Nordstrom.com.

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  • 11/8/13 19:35 Nadia:

    You look stunning with blue based reds! This might be my favorite shade from chanel’s holiday collection.

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    • 11/11/13 15:34 the Muse:

      aw thanks nadia :D

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  • 11/9/13 15:31 Joanna M:

    I am a huge fan of matte lipsticks / products. I must say that these shade is exceptionally gorgeous and looks great on you. I don’t think I would purchase for that price though unless it was given as a gift or unless I really need it :) Thanks for the review.

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    • 11/11/13 15:25 the Muse:

      aw thanks Joanna :) <3! You’re too kind! my pleasure!

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  • 11/10/13 0:56 Jules:

    Gee, I know you said you prefer warm red, but I think you look lovely in this color.

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    • 11/11/13 12:28 the Muse:

      aw thanks jules!

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