Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Fascinante


Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Fascinante ($30) is a blue-toned red with berry undertone - a shade of red that I think looks the best on me. I like it, but as I've said on my Youtube video, La Fascinante is the kind of red that you wear on an everyday basis. Something you wear if you want to be a little more put together while running an errand or while shopping. The color, while beautiful, is -  let's face it - nothing really special.

Honestly, there must be some drugstore dupes for this out there somewhere..

The Rouge Velvet line is described as "the next-generation, non-drying matte lipstick glides on lips with intensely rich color and a sumptuously soft, velvet matte finish." I've said my piece with this certain line when I reviewed the shade La Favorite, and as I've said, it's one of my favorite matte lipstick formulas.

It applies a bit glossy for the first couple of minutes, then it sinks in your lips and dries down to a very matte finish. Don't expect this to cushion your lips because no, it won't. It's very drying. Like, I'm-so-parched-my-throat-is-dry dry. I do really like that, though!

Oh, and something you might want to know, La Fascinante feathers a bit! Better to wear a lip liner under it to prevent this.

What's your favorite red lipstick shade? :)

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9 comments:

  1. This red is really beautiful on you! My favorite and most worn at the moment is Rihanna Viva Glam 1. :-)

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  2. It looks like such a sophisticated, grown-up red. I like it on you. Personally, I don't think I'd buy a red lipstick from Chanel. Feeling ko kasi, I wouldn't get enough wear out of it because I get so self-conscious with dark lipsticks. ("Do I have some on my teeth? Is the color bleeding out? Does it make my mouth look big?" See, self-conscious...) Can I ask where you bought yours? I'm canvassing kasi. :)

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    1. Haha that was my dilemma, too! I was going to buy either a nude or this, I chose this in the end because Chanel + red = classic haha!

      I bought mine in Duty Free Fiesta Mall! :) Didn't realized the price went up na pala to $35?? It's $30 pa there! :)

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  3. I have yet to own my first Chanel lipstick. Iniisip ko pa kung anong shade. I'm thinking of your other one, La Favorite, or La Caline. Pero I'm deliberately not visiting Rustans lately. I want to join your makeup ban til the end of the year. I shopped a lot this past few months.

    Add "deep" to your description of ideal red, that's my kind of red naman! "Deep blue-toned red with berry undertone" e.g. Inglot 412

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    1. Rae! I think you'll like La Sensuelle or La Somptueuse, but the former over the latter. Looks nice! I kind of wish I bought those two instead haha

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    2. Hahaha, sige, sa 2015. Cross fingers. Kaya natin to.

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  4. It's a beautiful colour and even though it's nothing amazing, the packaging makes it that little bit more special <3 xx

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  5. The bold red color suits you perfectly c:
    Myself am loving a darker red color!
    Xx

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