Wearing Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour in 36 La Caline
I’ve only been snowboarding once, and it was a very long time ago. I don’t remember much about that day anymore, but I do recall the cold. I remember that much — the part about freezing my @ass off — and I also remember flying down the mountain and feeling lighter than air, with the wind whipping through my ponytail and my heart pounding in my chest.
I’d do it again if it wasn’t so cold, but what can I say? I was made in the tropics.
Snow wasn’t part of my original programming, but I think I was configured to appreciate featherweight lip products like the new Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colours ($32 each, available in eight shades).
They feel so light on my lips that I’d swear I wasn’t wearing anything at all. Light, just like I felt flying down that mountain all those years ago.
Chanel describes the finish of these Luminous Matte Lip Colours as “velvet matte,” which does have a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? I think they’re mostly matte, with a slight shine to keep lips from looking flat and fake, like the lips on a mannequin.
From the left: 41 L’Exquise, 39 La Somptueuse, 36 La Caline (with a smooshed tip!) and another tube of 36 La Caline (with an unsmooshed tip)
Swatches from the left: 36 La Caline, 39 La Somptueuse and 41 L’Exquise
Wearing 36 La Caline
Wearing 39 La Somptueuse
Unscented, unflavored and non-sticky, too, these airy, creamy lippies are simply a pleasure to wear. And they even last a good amount of time. Wear time appears to vary by color, with the darker shades (about four hours) lasting a little longer than the lighter ones do.
Coco, you’ve done it again. Ladies looking for matte lips with a whisper of shine, try not to miss these Velvet Luminous Mattes.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Chanel counters and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A (an A+ if they weren’t so spendy)
The Velveteen Charmie
Yesterday, when were talking about tattoos and the Velveteen Rabbit, I forgot to mention one of the reasons I love that story so much!
Allow me to introduce you to Charmie.
Say hi, Charmie (she says hi). As you can see by her chipped nose and frayed cheeks, Charmie has been loved for many, many years (decades, in fact).
Do you have any stuffed animals that you’ve kept from childhood? If you do, please tell me about them. What are they like?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,