Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Payday treat! Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Favourite

Lots of lip posts this week sorry but I've wanted this lipstick for so long!  But I had never seen it in Dubai until last week when I was wandering aimlessly round Sephora and found ONE in stock.  Payday treat sorted.

This is a bright matte coral pink shade.  It has a velvet matte finish and is really comfortable to wear-it doesn't tug at the lips when applying and it's not drying at all.  It also feels really lightweight on the lips.

The packaging, as you would expect from Chanel, is beautiful.  Timeless, classic but modern with its black and gold bullet.  Am more than happy to whip this out on a night out to re-apply!

Am loving this paired with a nude eye and Benefit Coralista on my cheeks! It's really girly and perfect for summer nights drinking cocktails!

One word of warning, I recommend with this type of formula (anything with matte in the name) that you take time to prep your lips beforehand.  My lips have been really dry with going back and forth to the dentist so before I wore this today I scrubbed my lips with the Sara Happ lip scrub and removed it with a flannel for extra exfoliation, then slathered on lip balm.  But when I then applied it, this formula still picked up every little bit of dry skin that even I couldn't see.  I removed it and slathered on some Nivea SOS (the only thing I have found that really sorts out dry lips) and two hours later the lipstick went on perfectly.  As matte formulas are drying and can be clingy, it's definitely worth taking an extra 5 minutes to ensure your lips are super super smooth before puckering up and applying your matte lipsticks.

What's your favourite lipstick at the moment?


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