7 April 2015

Chanel lipsticks, worth the splurge?

A picture of Chanel Rouge Allure Lipsticks
Chanel is a brand I am always lusting after. There's something about Chanel that shouts luxury and chic, with packaging that tops the lot as truly timeless and classic whilst still being sophisticated. I don't own many Chanel products, a brand I indulge in very rarely as a treat buy, but the products I do have are products I absolutely adore. 

A picture of Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour in 43 La Favorite and Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Satin Lip Colour in 93 ExalteeA picture of Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour in 43 La Favorite and Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Satin Lip Colour in 93 Exaltee

Chanel lipsticks are very pricey, costing £26 each they are by far the most expensive lipsticks in my beauty stash. I own two Chanel lipsticks - one with a matte finish and one with a satin finish. The packaging for Chanel lipsticks is absolutely divine. Sleek black outer casing with white detail for the Chanel logo, with gold inner casing. Whereas most lipsticks are a simply lift-the-lid-off packaging, Chanel lipstick packaging is more sophisticated; you push the gold top down, which lifts the inner gold casing up slightly with enough room to pull the lipstick out. To close, you simply push it back in where it will lightly click back into place. The upside to packaging like this is there is little to no chance of the outer casing coming off in your handbag and your lipstick getting ruined!

The Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour range has a very beautiful formula. Unlike many matte finish lipsticks in my collection, it's much lighter to wear, almost creamy to apply, with a velvety soft formula that doesn't feel drying or tight throughout the day. The matte finish is soft and flattering, the right side of matte without looking dry or chalky as some matte finish lipsticks can. I have a lovely coral shade, 43 La Favorite, which I recently featured in my post 'Spring Ready Lips'. The colour pay-off is perfect; opaque colour in one application that lasts well throughout the day. 

The Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Satin Lip Colour range is just as lovely; lightweight with a buttery soft formula that glides on to provide opaque colour with a beautiful satin finish that adds just the right touch of shine to leave lips looking fuller. The colour pay-off and longevity is just as good as the Rouge Allure Velvet range, although I do prefer to wear a lip liner with this one to ensure it lasts the day. I have a super pretty pink, 93 Exaltee, a perfect shade for spring and summer that goes really well with a neutral eye and bronzed look. 

£26 is not cheap for a lipstick, but the price really does show with everything from the packaging and formula to colour pay-off and longevity. Although I'm not likely to go out and splurge on a Chanel lipstick every pay day, I would definitely consider adding more Chanel lipsticks to my collection as a treat buy. If you're looking to splurge on a premium lipstick, or simply want to treat yourself to something more luxurious than the usual high-end brands, Chanel is the brand to go for.

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  1. They do look gorgeous, i always get put off by the price for lipsticks as i don't wear them as much as i should x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

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    1. If you're not a big lipstick fan then £26 would be a lot to spend! But they do make a lovely treat lipstick xo

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  2. I really do want some of these and I am currently saving up the Boots points for them :)
    I love the packaging...

    Pams Stuff and Things

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    1. A great way to spend your Boots points :) xo

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  3. Chanel lipsticks always look so tempting, but until now I didn't know if they were actually worth it. Thankyou :)

    Hana x
    http://rimmelsmudge.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. You're welcome Hana, I hope my review was helpful for you :) xo

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  4. I'd prefer YSL Rouge Lipstick if I wanna treat my self with fancy lipstick :p

    Chanel is my favorite fashion brand, but for some reasons, the beauty line doesn't attract me. Weird, huh? However, I have my eyes on its compact powder. My favorite blogger said it's really good. I'm gonna give it a try when I'm a millionaire someday. AMEN to that! LOL :D

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    1. I'm not the biggest YSL fan, I have to admit. I like the packaging for their lipsticks but whenever I have swatched them, the formula just isn't my favourite! xo

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  5. I'm really glad to hear that the price does show, as I can't imagine anything more heart breaking than getting a Chanel lipstick home and realising it's average. These are definitely an item I'd love in my collection, but it would definitely have to be a very special gift.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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    1. I think sometimes that's the better way to go with premium beauty, as a gift or special treat! :) xo

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  6. I adore Chanel lipsticks :) They're actually my favourite, as they are so classy looking and they feel out of this world on the lips too

    ❤ The Jewel Beauty Blog ❤ | Easter OTTD & TAG |

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    1. Everything about them is perfect, isn't it? :) xo

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  7. I definitely want to try a Chanel lipstick, I've had my eye on Mademoiselle for ages x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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    1. I seriously think they're worth the splurge, even if it's just one special lipstick! Let me know if you add Mademoiselle to your beauty stash :) xo

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  8. I knew when it came to makeup for my wedding recently it just had to be Chanel for the lips! I bought a Coco Rouge Shine and I adore everything about it, I'm so glad I made the splurge xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

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    1. Ah I'm so glad you found the perfect lipstick for your wedding day :) Which shade did you go for? xo

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  9. oh, these are stunning. it's good to know that they're worth it.

    brooke | brooke elise beauty

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    1. They really are beautiful, aren't they? xo

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