Let me tell you about Chanel.
For the first day of Lipstick Week (and my 200th post!), I thought I’d tackle one of the brands with my most favoritest lipstick formula, Chanel. When I posted about my Chanel Spring 2013 acquisitions, I got a lot of questions on the lipsticks, and after posting quite a lengthy response to one of the queries, Johna suggested I post it as an actual blog entry. So here it is!
The video is about 7 and a half minutes long, and in a nutshell, I talk about 4 of the 5 Chanel lipstick formulas, namely:
- Rouge Coco — Hydrating Creme Lip Colour
- Rouge Coco Shine — Hydrating Sheer Lipshine
- Rouge Allure Velvet — Luminous Matte Lip Colour
- Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Colour (self-explanatory)
I didn’t talk about the last, Rouge Allure Luminous Satin Colour, because I don’t own any shades from that range. 🙂 You can read all about each the formulas here, although I find their copy so flowery, it’s kind of funny.
I have the Rouge Coco in Perlé, the Rouge Coco Shine in Antigone and Boy, the Rouge Allure Velvet in La Distinguée and La Favorite, and the Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in Captivante and Envoutante. Here are some quick swatches:
If you don’t want to watch the video, my favorite formulas are the Rouge Allure Velvet and the Rouge Coco. I tell you why in the video, though, and you can kind of see them in action!
Each Chanel lipstick is upwards of $30, although they do feel very luxe, with sturdy packaging and silky-smooth application. They also have one of my favorite lipstick smells! (I hate vanilla. MAC and Tom Ford, I’m looking atchu.) I collected these lipsticks in a span of 2.5 years. 🙂
I hope this helped you out, if you were thinking of diving into the world of Chanel! It’s quite intimidating, as the lipsticks are quite expensive, but they’re seriously awesome. The Rouge Allure Velvet, in particular, is A+++. Plus, their colors are most excellent.
Stay tuned tomorrow for the next edition of Lipstick Week! I’m attempting to actually do one everyday, but we’ll see. 🙂
Chanel does not test its products on animals, but their policy is vague in that it doesn’t specify whether or not they test ingredients on animals, or whether or not they hire third-parties to conduct the tests on their behalf. In terms of fashion, they are obviously not cruelty-free.