Lip Service: Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet

Chanel has released it’s newest line of lip luxury: Rouge Allure Velvet. There are eight shades, from light nude pink to dark plum brown. The colors are not universally flattering, but there’s some color in the selection that flatters some shade… there’s something for everybody.

I found that all of the red shades (pink/red, plum/red, brown/red) worked best for me, as well as a Rosewood color called La Raffine. Those are coming directly from Chanel. So when they get here, I’ll swatch them. But I did manage to get the fuchsia color from my local Chanel counter, called L’Exuberante:

The colors swatch strong. The formula really grabs the lips. Despite the silken feel of these lipsticks, I do not recommend putting them on completely dry lips. I found that my lipstick skipped a bit when I did that. So I took it off, moisturized my lips, and reapplied:
 I was worried that this color would look too much like NARS Carthage. But it turns out, this shade is much deeper and more of a distinct fuchsia. So far, I really like it. I’m (im)patiently waiting for the others to arrive. When they do, I’ll put them to the test. Ciao for now!