Monday, 19 September 2016

Le Rouge Collection No1: Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet lipstick in 58 Rouge Vie

I don't usually get that excited when beauty brands release new limited edition collections however the latest one from Chanel was such an exception for me that I had to purchase at least one product from it so I bought one of the Rouge Allure Velvet lipsticks. I decided to get the shade 58 Rouge Vie which is a gorgeous wine coloured dark red. This is the perfect shade to transition into autumn and winter but you could easily wear it all year round if dark reds are your thing anyway. At first I was worried that this would look horrible on me and come out as too dark, but luckily I made the right choice as it suits my light-medium warm skin tone really well.

I tested it out yesterday evening for the first time and I have to say that it holds up well (it should really for £26!). I applied it at 6pm, looked at it after 2 hours and it looked the same as I put it on and then I had some tea and biscuits (chocolate digestives of course, my food obsession haha) and surprisingly only a tiny bit came off around the edges. I then last checked it out at about quarter pass 10 before I went to wash my makeup off and that's when the centre of it started to disappear, but then again the majority of the colour was still there, so I was super impressed with that! I took it off with the rest of my makeup after that but knowing that it lasts so long it makes me so happy that I bought it now. It does have a comfortable matte finish which must be why it lasts so long which is great. I honestly do recommend this lipstick if you haven't tried a Chanel lipstick before and you like your reds or dark reds and even if you're not comfortable with dark reds this is a great one to go with as it's not super dark or intimidating to wear at all.

I'll put some swatches of it below

What it looks like on the lips 

I hope you found this review helpful if you're interested in purchasing something from the Le Rouge No1 Collection. If you have something from the range let me know what you got and what you think of the products, I'd love to know.

Thanks for reading

Chantal x


  1. Gorgeous color!! It looks beautiful on your skin tone.


  2. Wow, the colour looks really great on you! Thanks for sharing!

    xxxx from Emily //

    1. Aw thanks so much! I had no idea whether it would suit me when I bought it but I did swatch it and liked the colour, so I'm glad you think it suits me xx


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