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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