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Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Extreme Review

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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.


chanel matte lipstick rouge allure velvet extreme


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.


chanel rouge allure velvet extreme swatches


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


chanel rouge allure velvet extreme in eternel, modern and extreme lipstick swatch

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!


chanel rouge allure velvet extreme lipstick


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 rouge allure velvet extreme review and swatches



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


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YSL Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain Review + Swatches

YSL Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain 5 rosewood gang 8 black red code


Why Hello There! Want something exciting? Me, I’m excited for all the Fall makeup launches that’s been popping up lately. There’s definitely gonna be a lot of beautiful stuff to look forward to, and one of them is the latest lip launch from Yves Saint Laurent Beauty. While I know each of us has been all fired up with Rihanna’s Fenty makeup release (will be reviewed here soon), you may have overlooked that YSL also released their own version of matte liquid lip stains. They’re called the Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stains (0.20 oz for $36). They’re not exactly matte liquid lipsticks, but they’re pretty much what a matte liquid lipstick should be, and what I’ve always wanted and has been waiting for from YSL to release.


YSL Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain review



If you’re a YSL lipstick/beauty fan, myself included, then let us all rejoice. We all know that YSL makes such good quality lipsticks with high impact pigments and irresistible colors, so the Tatouage Couture Matte Lip Stain is definitely great news. These have the same flavor/scent that comes with YSL lipsticks and the consistency is not creamy but more gel-like. The brush applicator is completely unique because it’s shaped like a spatula with a YSL insignia on both sides and it allows you to apply the lip stain precisely on your lip lines-similar to a lip liner. The packaging looks cute, sleek, and easy to keep in your purse or makeup pouch. I love the frosted glass tube and shiny top which is a bit similar to Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Matte Liquid Lip Color (reviewed HERE).


YSL Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain swatches


When it comes to their lasting power, these YSL Tatouage Matte Lip Stains will take about 4-5 minutes to set on your lips, and will also require 2-3 swipes to get a full coverage on the lips (at least on mine). Although, if you just want a light to moderate coverage or even an ombre effect, one swipe will just do. Once these lip stains set, they’re set for a long haul. In fact, after 4-5 minutes of application, these lip stains start to have a matte effect with almost zero transfer. Beyond that, I haven’t noticed any transfer at all, no feathering, and no smudging. These Tatouage Lip Stains are definitely kiss-proof like a lip tattoo.


YSL Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain


These Lip Stains are kinda like Armani’s Lip Magnets (reviewed HERE), Lancome Matte Shakers (seen HERE), and Dior’s Lip Tattoos (HERE). They’re all intensely-pigmented comfortable lip stains that last for a long time while feeling weightless. Some may be a bit more drying than the others, like Dior’s Lip Tattoo which is a tad bit drying, while Armani has the perfect blend of high-impact colors+lightweight feel+no dryness on the lips while remaining smudge-proof. The YSL Tatouage is closer to Armani’s Lip Magnet in terms of formulation and property. Love the array of shades too.


YSL Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain swatches


5 Rosewood Gang –  Deep Mauve Pink. The perfect mauve rose shade that will work on any skin tone. The formula of this seems to set a bit quicker than the others and it’s intensely staining. One of my most favorite shade in this line of lip stains.


8 Black Red CodeDeep Burgundy. Another favorite shade of mine. This shade is so ready for Fall with its reddish-black tone. It’s a wonderful wine shade that commands attention and complements the lips wherever you go.


16 Nude EmblemTerra Cotta Pink. Something about this shade that makes it currently sold out in Sephora. It seems very popular among others, and some have compared it to the famous Armani Lip Magnet in #507 (seen HERE), but for me, I think this shade is a lot closer to #506 or a blend of #505 and #506. Oh well, I thought this shade would be some sort of a medium warm nude pink or something like that, but I find this shade to be a terra cotta coral. It’s unique and entirely different.


23 Singular TaupeDeep Nude. From the moment I saw this shade, I knew this was gonna be the perfect nude shade for my light-medium skin tone. Indeed it is, and I love that it gives a nice natural pout for an everyday lipstick look. The #7 Nu Interdit shade is a lighter version of this, which is great for fair to light skin tone.

YSL Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain swatch

Another nice shade I saw, though I think would look too light for me was #11 Rose Illicit, which a rosy nude shade. Oh my, the truth is, there’s a lot of beautiful shades from this release, it’s hard to choose just one, but the price can be a guilt factor. On the other hand, these are really long lasting lip stains that could last either from 4-6 hours for light or nude shades, or 6-8 hours and beyond for darker shades. Also, these are high-quality, transfer-proof, matte-effect liquid lip stains that will surely give Dior’s Lip Tattoo, the popular Armani Lip Magnet, and even Lancome Matte Shaker a run for their money.


YSL Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain 16 nude emblem 23 singular taupe


Have you had these yet?


YSL Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain swatches


The YSL Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain is available at Sephora, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Barney NY, & Bloomingdales 


Ciao for now!


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