Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in L'Eclatante 42 | A New Love?

7/20/13

And so my addiction with Chanel continues...
I really, and honestly, can't pass up a Chanel Counter and even more so I can't pass up a product that catches my intrigue. The Velvet Eclatante was one such product, a beautiful yellow-based bright baby pink that caught my attention as I was passing through Geneva. 



Inside, the lipstick comes with instructions on how to properly open and close the Rouge Allure Velvet lipsticks. The infamous perfect "click" of the cap. 

Double Cs in Gold - another classic



Natural light - swatch of Chanel of Rouge Allure Velvet in L'Eclatante 42

I do wish I had taken a lip-swatch to show you the colour on lips! It is quite opaque and smooth, but with one fault: it's application is a little streaky. Also, ensure that your lips are moisturized or else it will catch on any dry areas there may be. 
L'Eclatante is true to her name, a stunningly brilliant colour that's very bold to wear on slightly darker complexions like mine (dark hair, dark eyes, dark brows and light olive skin), that said, it would suit lighter complexions perfectly. The texture is smooth and creamy - matte without being drying. 
The packaging is gorgeous, it's exactly one of those lipsticks you're not ashamed to pull our of your perfectly styled clutch on a night out on the town or a date with your beau. There's one thing I consistently love about Chanel: the packaging, it's the classiest packaging that adorns any make-up item, in my opinion.
I don't regret buying this colour, but would I repurchase it based on this first impression? I'm not so sure. This type of bright pink may be easy to dupe and for approximately 45$CAD a pop, I'm not sure it's worth it. But if you like the texture of the Velvet Allure lipsticks and the packaging of Chanel along with the bright pink colour, then this may be right up your alley for the steamy summer months. 

À Bientôt Mes Amours,
Kisti Belle

2 comments :

  1. Oh my gosh! I need this lipstick in my life, it's absolutely gorgeous. I hate how glossy Chanel lipsticks are so this formula sounds PERFECT xx

    Gemma | ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. I love the Chanel formulas for lippies, one of my favourites!! xo <3

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