One of my latest lipsticks is the Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in 45 L'Adoree (P1,650). It's my first Chanel anything ever so at first I was eyeing one of its classic reds - it can be a nice signature color for years to come. But then I saw this dark purple bullet at the counter. I decided then and there that I'd much rather invest in a unique color, and a limited edition one at that! I have maybe over 200 lipsticks currently and I do not want to personally purchase anything that looks like something I already have.
(And besides, MAC Russian Red is already a winner. I can't possibly need another red lippie.)
Chanel L'Adoree is part of the brand's Spring 2014 collection. I believe it's a limited edition shade, the only one out of the new lip products I believe! I knew I had to have it because it was dark, dramatic, and not easy to dupe. It's a creamy plum purple that is surprisingly quite wearable!
It's a muted shade so it's far from garish once worn. You won't look like a cartoon or something straight out of a goth romance novel (I'm sorry if that was what you were looking for, goth lips are awesome too!), because this is such a sophisticated shade. I'd stick my neck out and even say it's timeless, in its own way.
I love this look <3
The finish is creamy, but with a generous shine. It glides on like butter although it takes a couple of layers to make it look opaque. No matter. It stays on for about 3-4 hours, average for a lipstick.
Perhaps the only thing I don't like about this is the formula. It's very drying! My lips rarely ever chap, but with this on for two straight days I went out, my lips started to peel. :/ I wasn't expecting that at all, considering this is Chanel, but I suppose our lips simply react differently to different products.
I just take care to use my most moisturizing lip balm before I wear this lipstick. It's a straightforward solution but yeah, this might not be a good formula for dry lips.
The packaging is of course, perfect. The bullet is so sleek and handsome, chic and not screaming "I'm a designer something". The tube opens but pushing the bottom to disengage the spring. Simple but it makes the lipstick feel special!
Overall, I love the Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in 45 L'Adoree Lipstick. Lip-drying hassle aside, this is an excellent color that comes in elegant packaging. Well, it's Chanel! Try this lippie if you're looking for something luxe and fairly unique. :)
Thoughts? What was your first Chanel product?