9 / 9
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour
Feedback: “Lipstick is a commitment. It’s sold to us as this chic, sexy shortcut to looking pulled together and insouciant. In reality, it’s fiddly to apply and you spend your day either sneakily trying to check for smears in any reflective surface or nipping to the loo to reapply so frequently people begin to suspect you have issues. And while anything long-wear promises to fix this problem, it’s often at the expense of any moisture your lips have left.
“To give Chanel credit where it’s due, this lipstick glides on like a dream. It felt creamy and the slightly thicker texture made it easy to colour within the (lip) lines. The colour lasted well, without transferring onto my numerous cups of coffee. After eating, it simply looked muted as it faded away in a uniform manner, avoiding an unintentional lip ombré look. However, I found that the colour range could have been more inclusive. I found L’Amoureuse was too dark for me, and the shade range comprised of only orange-reds or pinks, (I usually prefer nudes or blue-toned reds). I also found that immediately after application, my lips began to feel dry. The second time I tried it when I simply patted it on for a subtle wash of colour, my lips didn’t feel as dehydrated. For the price though, I’d personally want something matte, long-wear and moisturising - but hey, I guess two out of the three isn’t bad.”