Happy Almost Weekend Everybody. My love for Chanel lipsticks goes on because you can never have too much Chanel makeup (lol). This time, let’s talk about another one of their latest Fall releases, the Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Extreme ($37). If you’re familiar with the Rouge Allure Velvet lipsticks, which is Chanel’s line of luminous matte lip color, well, this newest Rouge Allure Velvet Extreme truly takes the extreme form of that.
This lipstick has the same shape and form of the Rouge Allure Velvet, including its click-release type of casing, but it sports a sleek matte black appearance. The formula is definitely way more mattifying than the Rouge Allure Velvet and it has a slight powdery feel due to its Rice powder ingredient. That powdery texture kinda reminds me a bit of the other Chanel lip product released this Fall, the Chanel Rouge Allure Liquid Powder (reviewed HERE). At first swipe, this Velvet Extreme feels a bit drying but it does glide easily on the lips. I thought this lipstick would dry my lips after a few hours of wear, but I was surprised to see that this actually didn’t. It does kinda emphasize the lips’ fine lines, but not so much so since it melts and sets on the lips once it gets in contact with normal body warmth and temperature. I actually like the way it looks on my lips.
Modern – nude-beige
Éternel – nude-mauve, very similar to Modern above, but this pulls on as more mauve, a perfect nude if you have pigmented lips.
Extreme – wine-red
Lasting power is impressive. The Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet already stays on my lips for hours and hours without reapplication, but this particular Rouge Allure Velvet Extreme stays on even longer. The colors from this newest Chanel lipstick line are just beautiful, even though there aren’t many, yet you could still definitely find a few shades for each season. I do believe that this lipstick is definitely meant for Fall and Winter. The pigment is just intense while being matte, and its antioxidant formulation is meant to withstand the outside elements. Now, that’s my kind of lip color!
The Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Extreme is currently available at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Harrods and in most Chanel beauty counters everywhere or at Chanel.com