If you’ve struck off matte lipsticks on your to-buy list because lip gloss is already taking over your makeup stash, Chanel’s new additions to the Rouge Allure range will make you change your mind in a heartbeat. Gone are the days of lip-crusting, seriously drying formula that comes with matte lipsticks—Chanel is taking a new unconventional route with two new lip products that will leave an impressive finish and texture on the lips, while keeping it versatile for any time and occasion.
“I try not to constrain the wearing of colour to notions of ‘day’ or ‘night’; I want women to be free to choose the effect that suits them,” says Lucia Pica, Chanel’s Global Creative Makeup and Colour Designer.
The first of the duo is the Rouge Allure Velvet Extreme, a lipstick so matte that it ‘goes beyond matity’. Just when you thought that matte formulas couldn’t be one-upped, Chanel does that successfully by pairing colour intensity with a nourishing complex of matcha tea, almond oil, and vitamin E. The addition of natural rice and magnesia powders allow for a strong mattifying finish on the lips. The result? Six head-turning colours to match your equally bold eye makeup look, from vivid orange to warm burgundy. Worth mentioning is the amazingly sleek, matte packaging the lipsticks come in—the first that the house has reinvented the Rouge Allure in such a manner.
The next on the list that has blown our minds is the Chanel Rouge Allure Liquid Lip Powder. In case you thought lip powders equate to a mess and questionable finish, this innovative lip colour offers a soft, powdery sensation on the lips for a blurred effect that’s all the rage right now. The powder comes in a squeezable tube with a foam applicator on the tip, designed for easy, on-the-go use. The formula glides on with a creamy texture but dries to a powdery finish that isn’t drying to the lips at all. Thanks to ultra-microionized pigments and light transparent oil, the colour is pigmented enough for you to wear on its own.
Like the Rouge Allure Velvet Extreme, the Rouge Allure Liquid Powder comes in six shades: light pink, beige pink, bright orange, bold red, raspberry and deep burgundy.
Now available at Chanel Fragrance & Beauty Boutiques and departmental store counters nationwide
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