November 8, 2013

Chanel La Precieuse Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

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.

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

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  • Nadia

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

  • 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.

  • Jules

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