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chanel rouge allure lip powder

Best Lip Powders

Buxom Pillow Pout Creamy Plumping Lip Powder review, lorac pro hi-res lip & cheek powder

 

Ever since trying the Buxom Pillow Pout Lip Powders (originally reviewed HERE) which I love and still use even to these days, I decided to try some other lip powders from other brands just to see and compare if there’s a major difference among them. Lip Powders are fairly new to me. I find these type of lips products to be quite innovative and unique, and I like the semi-matte, soft focus, muted look that they do on my lips, kinda like the blotted type. There’s still not a lot of lipsticks like these nowadays, although I could see them being really popular pretty soon, it’s just a matter of finding the right formula to make them even more comforting and with a beautiful color range to match.

 

Sephora Collection Lip Powder, buxom pillow pout, lorac hi-res lip & cheek review

 

For this review, I’d like to focus more on the mid-range type of lip powders, especially the ones who look exactly similar in terms of packaging and formulation; that would be the lip powders from Sephora, Lorac, and of course, Buxom. Although, I’ll tell you later how these products compare to the newest Liquid Powder from Chanel (seen HERE).

 

Lorac PRO Hi-Res Lip & Cheek Powder

 

Lorac PRO Hi-Res Lip & Cheek Powder (0.03 oz: $19): This looks exactly like the Buxom Pillow Pout Lip Powder as well as the ones from Sephora Collection. Formula-wise, this feels more like the Buxom Pillow Pout which is kinda creamy and this has a really nice very wearable shade range. Also, you can apply this not only on the lips but also on the cheeks. I like this a lot, but it’s a lot more drying than the Buxom ones and it has strong kinda weird vanilla scent.

 

Curated – mauve

Neue – muted raspberry rose

Wallflower – terracotta rose

 

Sephora Collection Lip Powder in rust red, red hot and rethink pink

 

Sephora Collection Lip Powder (0.035 oz: $5): Currently on sale for a very cheap price and I’m not surprised why. Even though this also resembles like the Lorac PRO above as well as the Buxom’s, the shades of this lip powder are just too metallic and they’re hard for me to pull off. This lip powder is also very drying and I don’t seem to like its weird choco scent.

 

Rethink Pink – metallic mauve pink

Rust Red – copper red

Red Hot – metallic bright orange-red

 

buxom pillow pout lip powder in seduce me, cozy up, so spicy, darling dolly

 

Buxom Pillow Pout Creamy Plumping Lip Powder (0.03 oz: $22): The formula of this is a lot better than the Lorac or the Sephora ones because this feels a bit creamier, more hydrating, and it doesn’t have a very strong scent. Also, this comes in several wearable shades and I like its tingly feel once it’s applied on the lips. Reviewed further HERE.

 

Cozy Up – nude mauve

Darling Dolly – mauve pink (swatched HERE)

Seduce Me – wine red

So Spicy – pumpkin spice (seen HERE)

Sephora Collection Lip Powder, lorac hi-res lip & cheek powder swatches

Lorac PRO Hi-Res Lip & Cheek Powder, Sephora Collection Lip Powder, buxom pillow pout lip powder swatches

 

As a summary, these lip powders look exactly the same at least on the outside. They have the same packaging, same sponge tip applicators, same blotted matte finish on the lips, same lightweight feel and almost the same long-wearing property which pretty much lasts for several hours. Yet, they differ in the intensity of their scents and shade range. Lorac and Buxom have really nice shade availability, but Lorac is a lot more drying and has a stronger scent, while Buxom feels comfier and doesn’t have a strong scent. The Sephora ones could have been better but the colors are just way too much.

 

Sephora Collection Lip Powder, buxom pillow pout, lorac hi-res lip & cheek stain review

 

Now, for the more expensive option, Chanel recently released their Rouge Allure Liquid Powders (reviewed HERE) which I think is the best when it comes to liquid lip powders with very good formulation. The Chanel ones come in a powdery cushiony liquid form and not the creamy type like the ones in this review, but it does come with a sponge applicator and the effect is soft-focus with shades that are highly pigmented, long-wearing, comfortable and are very staining. For me, this is a very reliable liquid lip powder.

 

chanel rouge allure liquid powder

 

Have you tried any of these Lip Powders already? If so, what’s your fave?

 

The Lorac PRO Hi-Res Lip & Cheek Powder is currently available at Ulta and Kohl’s

 

The Sephora Collection Lip Powder can be found at Sephora and at JCPenney

 

The Buxom Pillow Pout Creamy Plumping Lip Powder is available at Sephora, Ulta, Macy’s and JCPenney

 

The Chanel Rouge Allure Liquid Powder is currently available at Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, Harrod’s and Chanelbeauty.com

 

 

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Review (New Shades)

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet lipstick in abstrait, no. 5 and unique swatches

Howdy, All! As you guys know, I’m really loving the latest lipstick releases from Chanel this Fall and I highly recommend them. You can see my review of the Chanel Liquid Powder and the Rouge Allure Velvet Extreme HERE and HERE. Now, for my final Chanel lipstick review this season (hopefully, LOL), let’s talk about the Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet ($37) and some of its new shades. This lipstick is what Chanel describes as luminous matte, and it has a lightweight comfortable feel with a very good color payoff. As soon as I found out that Chanel expanded the color range of this reliable lipstick, I got really excited since I’ve been a fan of this particular lip product for a very long time.

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet lipstick review

This lipstick is one of my go-to matte lipsticks ever, and I always keep the Libre shade in my purse, simply because I like that shade a lot. However, with all the new shades added recently in this Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet lipstick line, I feel like I might have another one or two favorites to keep inside my purse. You might be wondering why I like this lipstick a lot. Well, first, it’s matte, and I love mattifying or matte finish lipsticks. Second, this is a very comfortable matte lipstick that doesn’t dry the lips even after hours and hours of wearing it, and though it says it’s luminous, it just has a very subtle luminous effect. It’s not exactly satiny, and it doesn’t move around since it’s not overly creamy, yet it glides on the lips effortlessly. Third, the pigment is superb and it doesn’t transfer much. This lipstick lasts a long time on me even without reapplication. Fourth, there is no strong scent, and lastly, I love its click-case casing that looks classic, timeless, and elegant.

 

Here are three of the new shades added in this classic Chanel matte lipstick line including the limited-edition Chanel No.5 shade.

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet lipstick new shades

 

Abstrait – nude coral-rose, a beautiful complex nude shade that adds a nice flush of color on the lips. My new go-to everyday lip shade for the whole year.

chanel no. 5 lipstick review and swatches

No. 5 – online this gave me the impression that this is meant to be a true red lip color, but in reality, this is actually red and orange-tinged, and it’s a little too bright and too much for me. My skin tone can’t pull off red-orange colors and this shade seems to draw most of the attention to my lips.

 

Unique – wine-red. A pretty dupeable shade, so it’s not really unique, but I love this! Can never have too many burgundies, vamps and any other deep shades this Fall.

 

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet new shades swatches

 

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet swatches

 

I absolutely recommend that you try this Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick, if you haven’t already, and at least take note of the new shades which are timely for this season and even for the whole year round. You will not be disappointed with its color range, pigment, and comfort especially if you’re a matte lover. This is a reliable lipstick to keep forever.

 

The Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet and its new shades are currently available at most Chanel Beauty Counters, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman MarcusBloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Barneys New YorkHarrods and at Chanel.com

 

 

Chanel Rouge Allure Liquid Powder Review

chanel rouge allure liquid powder review and swatches

 

Hello. As promised, I finally tried one of Chanel’s latest lip releases this Fall – the Chanel Rouge Allure Liquid Powder ($30). This unique, squeezable, and powder-like liquid lipstick has a creamy feel upon application and it sets into a soft blurred matte finish. It has a sponge applicator for easy application (kinda like Too Faced’s Melted line of lip products) and it has a very faint floral scent.

 

chanel rouge allure liquid powder review

 

This liquid powder lip color glides effortlessly on the lips and it has a creamy cushiony yet powdery feel. It then sets into a blotted/soft-focus matte that stays on the lips very well without smudging. The pigment is impressive and almost all of the six shades are so pretty. The darkest shade (Avant-Gardiste) lasts six hours on me even after having a meal, and one of the lightest shades (Évocation) though patchy at first is still long-wearing.

 

chanel rouge allure liquid powder in évocation and avant-gardiste

 

 

This liquid powder is great for creating an ombre lip and even though it is mattifying on the lips, it doesn’t make my lips dry at all and it doesn’t emphasize my lips’ fine lines so much. I do feel like there seems to be a slight difference in the formulation for each color as each seems to apply differently on me. For example, the lighter shades kinda pill a bit on me during application, and are also kinda patchy, though they set well on my lips afterward. The darker shades, however, are impressively staining, not patchy and they don’t pill. The application was seamless and super easy.

 

chanel rouge allure liquid powder in évocation and avant-gardiste

 

Évocation – light coral, appears lighter on my pigmented lips

 

Avant-Gardiste – Deep blue-toned red, appears like a soft blurred vampy shade

 

chanel liquid powder swatches

 

I highly recommend this innovative Chanel Rouge Allure Liquid Powder for its pigment, color range, and its soft-matte effect. They feel weightless on the lips and they are long-wearing. If you love the matte texture on your lips but hate the drying feel, then you’ll be happy with this one. For me, this is one of the best liquid lip powders I’ve ever tried so far. Great job Chanel Beauty!

 

chanel rouge allure liquid powder

 

The Chanel Rouge Allure Liquid Powder is currently available at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Harrods, and Macy’s

 

chanel liquid powder

 

 

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