Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet La Desiree (327) and Illusion D’Ombre in Fatal (837) Reviews, Photos w/ Swatches

 

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet La Desiree and Illusion D'Ombre Fatal

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet La Desiree and Illusion D’Ombre Fatal

If you followed me on Twitter and Instagram, you must have known by now how I rave about the new Chanel Holiday 2013 Collection.  From the collection, I purchased a lipstick, a long-wear luminous eyeshadow and a powder blush (which will be featured on an upcoming post).

 

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Desiree is described as a burgundy red.  It appears as a medium dark berry red with a matte finish that’s not all flat matte.  It averages 9.5 hours of wear on me.  The formula is superb!  This is one of my fave matte formulas and I abruptly became a fan of the product.  It is non-drying and moderately hydrating for a matte lipstick.  It left a minor stain that lasted for an hour.  It had a little bit of transfer but it is almost “kiss-proof”.

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet La Desiree

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet La Desiree

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet La Desiree

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet La Desiree

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet La Desiree

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet La Desiree

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet La Desiree

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet La Desiree

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet La Desiree

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet La Desiree

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet La Desiree

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet La Desiree

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet La Desiree

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet La Desiree

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet La Desiree

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet La Desiree

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet La Desiree

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet La Desiree

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet La Desiree

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet La Desiree

 

Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in Fatal is described as a silver purple.  It appears on my lids as a shimmering metallic bronze purple with red undertones.  It lasted an average of 10.5 hours on my dry lids.  I love the formulation of the pigment.  This is my first Illusion D’Ombre and I will definitely invest on a variety of colors in the future.  I prefer unique colors and finish for my eyeshadows.  If you are an avid reader, you must have observed that I love wearing duochromes, color-changing and non-dupeable eyeshadows.  I did not notice any fall outs from the shimmer.  It is best applied using a synthetic brush.

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Fatal

Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Fatal

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Fatal

Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Fatal

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Fatal

Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Fatal

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Fatal

Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Fatal

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Fatal

Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Fatal

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Fatal

Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Fatal

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Fatal

Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Fatal

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Fatal

Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Fatal

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Fatal

Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Fatal

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Fatal

Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Fatal

 

 The Bottom Line:

From the Holiday 2013 Collections that just launched, the Chanel ones is something a makeup-lover can not pass.  Everything is well thought of, great to wear during the holidays and just simply complimented each other.  But the drawback of this collection: It’s going to hurt your purse.  The Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Desiree is not your ordinary berry red.  I do own quite a bit of berry reds but it is bolder and deeper, a little lighter than a wine red but deeper than a cranberry red.  Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in Fatal is leaning towards a rustic purple than a reddish purple which is great for a warm-toned girl like me.  I was anxious at first that the red undertones will make my eyes look tired or just cried but thank goodness I was wrong.

 

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Charisma’s Rating:

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Desiree     A+ 

Overall Quality: 9.5/10     Formula: 10/10     Pigmentation: 10/10     Application: 10/10     Longevity: 10/10

Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in Fatal     A

Overall Quality: 9/10     Formula: 9/10     Pigmentation: 10/10     Application: 9/10     Longevity: 10/10

Price: CHANEL ROUGE ALLURE VELVET LIPSTICK $34.00 / 3.5g / 0.12 oz.

CHANEL ILLUSION D’OMBRE EYESHADOW $36.00 / 4 g. / 0.14 oz.

Where to Buy Chanel Holiday 2013 Collection:  Chanel’s WebsiteSaksFifthAvenue, SephoraNieman MarcusNordstrom (These aren’t affiliate links)

I purchased this!

Cruelty-free:   No

Vegan:   No

 

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