Oct 152013

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Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet La Précieuse ($34) is a new Chanel velvet formula lipstick that applies as a rich strawberry red. A beautiful color to wear with grays and other rich fall colors, this is a pretty color that doesn’t seem to have a twin in my current collection.

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As the name implies, Chanel’s Velvet formula is not a true matte, but still preserves some luster when applied. The formula feels like the typical Chanel Rouge Allure formulation–on Liz and I, it feels very moisturizing.

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Here are some comparison swatches with Chanel La Précieuse compared with Chanel Rouge Coco Gabrielle, Chanel Rouge Allure Palpitante (reviewed here), Chanel Rouge Allure Flamboyante (reviewed here), and Chanel Rouge Allure Incandescente (reviewed here).

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Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet La Précieuse is a beautiful, rich color in a lovely satin-velvet formula.  It’s newly released as part of Chanel’s Holiday Collection, and is definitely appropriate for either day wear or for evening. Lovely.

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Sep 062012

Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lipstick in Incandescente ($34 /#97) is a very warm red. The color is extremely striking. I must emphasize that this is a gorgeous striking color.


Those with warm skin tones may find that this leans too warm–I’ve heard some online refer to this as “going orange” elsewhere.  It isn’t orange, but Incandescente isn’t a true neutral red either. Adding some silvers or grays to the eye area will relieve some of the warmth if you love the shade but think you are too warm to pull it off. Another option is to touch-blot it on for a warm red stained look.

This is going to be truly incredible and dramatic on those with cool skin tones, or if you have with cool tones in your hair.    This shade is so strong, I highly recommend that you try it before you commit unless you are comfortable wearing similar shades.

As with the other colors, Chanel Incandescente has a gorgeous, moisturizing texture. Whether this one is for you depends on whether this color fits within your lipstick wardrobe.

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