February 6, 2013

Chanel La Favorite Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

Chanel La Favorite Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour Spring 2013

Seeking a coral lipstick for Spring? Look no further! Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Lip Colour in La Favorite is your girl!

I can’t really do bright shades of coral like this (it kinda leans toward orange) but I surely love the color. As Spring and Summer approach I’m all about peaches, corals, tangerines! La Favorite fits right in with those warm burst of color.

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Color ($32) is a coral-orange shade with a rather soft sheen to it, interesting considering that the finish should be matte but leans towards semi-matte.

The color coverage is incredible and a single swipe produces medium to full pigmentation in a non-drying formula that glides onto lips beautifully. Typically, matte formulas are very dry for me and tug as I apply. This had no such issues, the texture is buttery smooth and soft on my lips.

Chanel La Favorite Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour Swatches

(La Favorite swatched first on left hand side)

Chanel La Favorite Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour

Interestingly enough the lipstick has an incredible wear within the first two hours but it begins to dry up on my lips after hour three and four. A little lip balm prior to application or gloss on top does keep things fresh however, without, I find that it goes quite dry on me. Outside of this minor quirk it’s one of the most pleasant matte lipsticks I’ve had the pleasure of using.

La Favorite is a gorgeous corally orange very fitting with Spring looks. The color is vibrant, saturated, and true the tube.

If you’re shopping corals at the moment you might wish to check this one out. It’s available with the Chanel Spring 2013 Makeup Collection which is available now on counter as well as at Chanel.com

Chanel La Favorite Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour FOTD

Any coral lipstick recs for me?

Do share!

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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  • Chris El

    I think this looks gorgeous on you! It really brightens up your face. 🙂

  • Leigh

    Actually I think, at least in photo, that this color looks lovely on you! now on me I don’t know (I’m an ex goth so bright pastel colors tend not to look so great on me and I have inhierited the ruddy cheeks of my English/Scots-Ire side of the family) 🙂

  • JCauth

    It looks beautiful on you, and if I were to spend $32 for a lipstick I may pick this one !:)

  • K.B.

    That color is gorgeous on you! I don’t have any recommendations for you as I prefer MLBB and pinky-neutral shades (I do love the Fresh Sugar Coral, though), but what are the other two lipstick shades? Or are you going to review those separately?

  • Kadie Lee

    I think it actually really flatters your skin! It may just be out of your comfort zone, but I think you can totally rock it!

  • blueraccoon

    It really does look lovely on you. What is the second color in those swatches?

  • Lauren

    Looks really pretty but I feel like seasonally, I’d wait a while before I wear something like this…

  • Drunk’n’Gorgeous

    That looks lovely on you muse! So tempted to brave the snooty Sales Asssistants at Chanel counters for this.

  • Jen_M_sunshine

    This looks awesome on you! You can, and should, rock this all spring!

  • Quinctia

    I don’t really do coral (it looks weird if it’s not opaque enough to block out my pigmented lips), but I did pick up one of the new Covergirl…er…their version of the chubby lip pencil in the coral shade, and I liked it fairly well. It leaned more towards translucent, and very faaar away from a cream, so it worked well on me.

    At Chanel prices, I wouldn’t put up with a drying lipstick. …at that price point, I don’t think I could be convinced of picking anything that wasn’t a Guerlain Rouge Automatique, though! 😀

    • the Muse

      mm was a little iffy on the CG pencils when I reviewed ’em, creamy and a little dry for me le sigh 🙁

  • SJ

    “Chanel La Favorite Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour” oh gosh what a mouthful….

  • Stacey

    I seriously love it… And I think you look stunning, Muse!
    Ahhhh now comes the challenge to find that color in a more affordable brand… T_T

    • the Muse

      aw thanks stacey <3! you're too kind! If anything pops to mind for a dupe will post it back!

  • Iris

    This colour look great on you.

    I’m a bit afraid to wear coral but this colour is very wearable. I’ll be checking it out.

  • Goldilokks

    I was so excited about La Favorite…and then so disappointed. It’s a stellar color and really brightens up my face. But, it’s incredibly drying, settles into lines, fades fast, doesn’t seem to play well with balm/gloss under or over and I had to slather on balm all night just to undo the horrible way my lips felt. Ugh. So not worth it. I’ve been wearing Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick in Rose (pink/coral) instead. It’s slightly pinker but it’s still super bright and I swear it’s such a close dupe (on my lips at least). Returned La Favorite. So sad! It was the best Spring opaque lip color so far. Too bad about the wear.

    • the Muse

      oh no so sorry to hear it goldilokks! 🙁 le sigh a little gloss on top def helps!

  • Nadya Sadri

    Hola Bella Muse

    Browse browse click click! You are really one good reference Muse!
    Ooohhh!This colour is so pretty on you!

    Was searching for swatches of the Chanel Rouge Velvet lippies as I just bought one a few minutes ago . I bought La Favourite yaaaay I was swatching a few shades and wiped them off my hand.. they really dont come off that easy.. cant wait to tryyyy on my lips.

    excited excited excited