I’m almost embarrassed to be this predictable about a Chanel product, but I promise you, these are truly something else. The Chanel Rouge Allure Lip Inks are really the creme de la creme of matte lip creations. My expectation of one of the world’s most expensive make-up ranges is that it will perform better than anyone else – that’s not universally true of Chanel make-up, but in this case, they’ve moved the matte genre into another place entirely. I don’t like mattes, they don’t suit my lips and I find them almost without exception, far too drying. However, we’re in another territory here – silky slip on the lips, no dryness and a softening ability that doesn’t exacerbate lines.
There are 8 shades – they’re mostly vibrant, red or coral based tones with a couple of neutrals, but it’s the feel of them that puts them on another level. I wore a red all of yesterday (needed a top up after a couple of hours despite the 6 hour wear claim) and did not have even a moment of dryness. The formula is built on jojoba oil, sweet almond oil and Vitamin E with an antioxidant complex so while the appearance is matte, the texture feels almost glossy. The finish isn’t a harsh matte – it’s smooth. Basically, it’s the matte for non-matte wearers.
Shades from bottom to top are: Vivant, Libere, Experimente.
Shades from bottom to top: Luxuriant, Seduisant, Amoureux.
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Shades are Choquant and Creatif.
The Chanel Rouge Allure Lip Ink collection launches on 7th October for £26 each.
*bag gifted (years ago), bracelet my own.
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