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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

 

 

Dior. Rouge Dior Ultra Rouge Lipstick Review & Swatches

Dior Rouge Dior Ultra Rouge Lipstick review and swatches

 

Hello Lovelies! Needing another lipstick to love? Well, I’ve got good news. One of the lip colors I’ve been rocking lately (apart from Chanel) is the one from Dior, the newest Rouge Dior Ultra Rouge Lipstick ($37). I didn’t quite know what to expect from this lipstick at the beginning and I thought this would probably be just a hyped lipstick from Dior, but boy I was wrong. This lipstick is so surprisingly impressive that it’s almost life-changing, LOL. But yeah you got the picture, right? There is a lot to love about this newness from Dior Beauty.

 

Dior Rouge Dior Ultra Rouge Lipstick

 

The Rouge Dior Ultra Rouge Lipstick is intensely pigmented and is incredibly long-wearing with a beautiful red casing that will make you swoon. It isn’t like most Dior lipsticks, even though it sort of resembles the look or shape of the Dior Addict Lacquer Stick (seen HERE) or even the Dior Lip Glow (HERE). This said lipstick has a semi-matte finish which is kinda similar to the Tom Ford Satin Matte Lip Color (reviewed HERE) and this has a slight floral scent that is distinctive of most Dior lipsticks. For me, this has to be one of the most long-wearing lipsticks I’ve ever tried and it lives up to Dior’s description of being ultra-pigmented, comfortable, hydrating and lasting for up to 12 hours. I love how this lipstick feels so light on my lips and it is truly non-drying. It does transfer but the color stays on and there are several shades to choose from, including some different variations of reds, which is awesome because I’m not the type that can pull off the perfect true red since my lips have some pigments. With this newest Rouge Dior Ultra Rouge lipstick, I was able to find several perfect red lip colors that matched with my skin tone and some other shades that look good on me in this gloomy season.

 

Dior Rouge Dior Ultra Rouge Lipstick

 

Dior Rouge Dior Ultra Rouge Lipstick in ultra appeal, ultra spice, ultra crave swatch

 

Ultra Appeal – rosewood

 

Ultra Crave – terracotta

 

Ultra Spice – spice red

 

Ultra Shock – burgundy red

 

Rouge Dior Ultra Rouge Lipstick swatches

Finding the perfect shade from this latest Dior lipstick line is incredibly difficult, not because there is not one single shade to like, it’s because there are so many beautiful colors to choose from that it’ll put you in a confused state, LOL. I, for one, had to take my time to carefully decide which shades I want, because I knew for sure that I won’t be leaving the store with just one lip color.

 

Dior Rouge Dior Ultra Rouge Lipstick

 

I highly recommend this Dior Rouge Dior Ultra Rouge Lipstick and it is currently available at Sephora, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, JCPenneyDillard’s, and Harrods 

 

 

Dior Rouge Dior Ultra Rouge Lipstick

 

 

Dior Rouge Dior Liquid Matte Finish Review + Swatches

Hey there again lipsticks lovers! Here’s another exciting new release from Dior, the Rouge Dior Liquid (0.20 oz for $35) that comes in three different finishes; Matte, Satin, & Metallic. Each three effects carry such beautiful array of shades that are simply hard to resist.

 

Dior Rouge Dior Liquid Matte Finish review

 

The Rouge Dior Liquid Lipsticks are meant to be well-pigmented, good coverage lipsticks that promise comfort and lasting longevity. I’ve been waiting for these liquid lipsticks for some time. It’s like “finally, now there’s a liquid version of Dior’s well-performing Rouge Dior Lipstick!”. Since I’m a fan of the mattes of Rouge Dior, I thought it would be interesting to see how their Rouge Dior Liquid in Matte Finish would fare.

Dior Rouge Dior Liquid Matte Finish

These liquid lipsticks retained the same typical Dior scent/flavor of lipsticks, which is powdery-floral. In other words, it’s pretty much the same scent as the Rouge Dior Lipsticks (reviewed HERE). They come in a nice sleek black tube that kinda resembles the Nars Powermatte Lipsticks, but still has the Dior style and initials on the cap. The brush applicator is very interesting, it’s sort of hollow like a reservoir for the product that will be applied on the lips. With that being said, I usually use up to two swipes to get a full coverage on my lips. That’s because these lipsticks are creamy but not extremely so. If you’re familiar with Bareminerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lip Color (reviewed HERE) and Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet (also reviewed HERE), then the Rouge Dior Liquid is not that different from those them. They’re what I call a “comfortable matte” kind of lipsticks. They all start as creamy, and maybe even powdery as in the case of Burberry, then they have a matte finish once they set, but they never get too dry and they feel lightweight. They may still transfer but not so much, and they don’t bleed. Their effects are beautiful because it’ll look like you always have fresh matte lipsticks on. The Rouge Dior Liquid is probably the one that doesn’t transfer the most.

 

rouge dior liquid swatches

 

These are the kind of lipsticks that are worth having as one of your ride or die type of lipsticks. They’re non-drying but their effect is matte, they’re well-pigmented but they’re wearable, they transfer but only very slightly. I find that once these Rouge Dior Liquids settled on the lips, which didn’t take much time, you would have to really press it firmly against a glass or the back of your hands to actually see the smudge or transfer, which makes these lipsticks very reliable.

rouge dior liquid

As for these lipsticks to be long wearing, it actually depends on each and every shade. For the lighter shades, I get a good 7 & 1/2 hours of wear with some stains still on my lips, despite eating and snacking. For the darker colors, these are pretty much beyond 7 hours for sure, because they stain the lips very well.

 

Here are some of the mattes I picked:

Dior Rouge Dior Liquid Matte Finish 625 mysterious matte, 828 dressed to matte

Dior Rouge Dior Liquid Matte Finish

 

424 Hypnotic MatteDark Pink. I don’t know if it’s my pigmented lips or that this lipstick’s shade was wrongly described, but I wouldn’t call this a dark pink. This is like nude to warm beige with a hint of pink. This is my fave shade for my light-medium complexion because it doesn’t make me look too washed-out, because of the pink in it.

 

574 Lively MatteDusty Pink. I would call this a mauvy pink. Although a little bit more pinkish for my taste, this shade really brightens the face and very spot on for the summer. Also a great pink color for fair to light skin tones.

 

614 Jungle MatteLight Brown. True to its description, I love that this gives enough warmth on my lips. A bit close to my lips’ natural shade, but still very wearable and great for a daytime look. Perhaps the similar shade for this would be Tarte Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in Bestie.

 

625 Mysterious MatteBrownish Pink. Beeyoutiful! Sexy and Perfect. This shade is definitely mysteriously gorgeous. Just like or similar to the Nars Audacious Lipstick in Mona (Emma Stone’s lip color when she won the Oscar’s, reviewed and swatched HERE), this shade is stunning and it really looks great if you have a light-medium to deep complexion. Love the perfect blend of terracotta and pink.

 

828 Dressed To MatteReddish Brown. If 625 Mysterious Matte is beautiful, this shade is taking it up to another level. A perfect red wine color that will truly elevate your look. I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to buy this or not, but thank goodness I did.

 

Bottom line, the Rouge Dior Liquid Matte Finish Lipsticks are definitely worth a try and to have. If you love matte finish or matte liquid lipsticks but hate the drying effect, then these are definitely for you. Also, these come in different shades and finishes that will for sure suit to your liking. So, which is which?

 

Dior Rouge Dior Liquid Matte Finish

 

GTG! will be rewatching GoT season 7 Finale for the hundredth time! LOL!

 

The Rouge Dior Liquid Lipsticks are available at Sephora, Dillard’s, Nordstrom, & Saks Fifth Avenue

dior rouge dior liquid dressed to matte, hypnotic matte

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