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