Swatchtime: Chanel Velvet Matte La Raffinee


Good Morning ladies!! 

I haven't done a swatchtime in a while! Since yesterday was Christmas I wanted to post a Christmas-related post :) So this is a late Sunday Swatchtime! 
I've been lemming over getting a Chanel Velvet Matte Lipstick ever since they came out, so when I went to the Chanel counter in November I fell inlove with #34 La Raffinée. But unfortunately, it was sold out at the time! I gave the SA my number, she's been my Chanel SA for about a year now here in Montreal but I never got a phone call. After my last presentation for my class in december, I moseyed to my Chanel counter and asked to see if they finally had my colour in stock and I was in luck! Bought it on the spot while waiting for a friend to meet me :)
Here are the swatches:

Without Flash

With Flash

Both of the last two images are with Flash.

Next time I'll try to take a picture of my bare lips so that its easier to see the colour difference.
This colour is so beautiful, a natural and bright fuchsia at the same time. Perfect for day or night in my opinion. 
The velvet finish make it looks like "second skin" on my lips-as if it's almost my natural lipcolour, safe to say the pigmentation is wonderful! The wear lasts for a really good amount-as long as you dont eat-I'd say atleast 5 hours. Packaging is gorgeous, demure Chanel Allure packaging in black with the pop of gold at the bottom and the full gold lipstick shaft. 
This line of lipsticks is amazing, I love the velvet finish its quickly becoming a favourite. I'll have to snag a couple more when I get the cash. These guys run for 46$ CAN each- a super steep price. 

Have you ladies gotten any favourite lipsticks lately?

À Bientôt Mes Amours,
Kisti Belle


  1. This is such a lovely shade. I only have two dark Rouge Allure Velvets, I think I need to try a bright one :).

    1. I love this shade, it's very appropriate for work, nice events or every day wear! Thanks for stopping by ;)