I’m on a nice luxurious lipstick kick lately. I’ve been thinking of adding Chanel lippies to my lipstick collection the moment I tried Chanel Dragon. I’m not a total fan of reds, but Dragon is just pure awesomeness! Rouge Allure Velvet is Chanel’s take on matte lippies.
I prefer matte lippies that can stand the test of eating and drinking as I am quite lazy to retouch. Heehee.
La Malicieuse is a coral red in velvety matte finish. It’s nearly translucent, I must say. The formula is lightweight, a bit creamy and hydrating during the time of wear. A bit unforgiving on the lips.
Pigmentation is somewhat semi-opaque. Ohhh, this is rather disappointing. I had hoped La Malicieuse would look the way on lips as it did in the tube but nope. The finish looks somewhere between a matte and a satin to me. :/ Not a formula I reach for either! But I do have to note that it is not terribly drying on me. And I love the name, very cheeky lol.
You have to push the bottom of the tube to open it. :)
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in #46 La Malicieuse
Some people love the formula, so it could just be me!
I don’t generally like to fuss with lip liner — trying to get the right color to go with your lips or the color of the lipstick seems too much of a hassle. I love Urban Decay eyeliners so I thought it would be a safe bet to try their lip liners.
Ozone is clear, not thick or sticky in texture, and can be used outside the lip line and to fill (works best for both). It prevents feathering into the fine lines and creases around the mouth. Thus, a fantastic base for lipstick. Only con is frequent sharpening. Daily use might last you a month.
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Lip Pencil in Ozone
Ozone is a nice lip liner to have, especially for those not big on lip liners.
So I got this set when Urban Decay was on 10% off. I really love eyeliner sets. It’s a great way to own a variety of shades without having to commit to full-sized ones. Especially if you aren’t sure if the product will work for you.
Travel-sized eye pencils are about 0.03 oz while the full-sized ones are 0.04 oz.
Perversion - matte blackest carbon black
I reviewed Perversion before, to see the full post click here. It’s one of my favorite black eye pencils. It used to be my number 1, but I gotta admit, Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes in #OL took its place just recently. My oily lids got *oilier* apparently lol. Aqua Eyes is recommended for those with watery eyes (MEEE!).
Demolition - matte deepest darkest brown
Dark brown pencil with no shimmer, no red tones, and pretty opaque after a single line. Buildable. Great alternative to black eyeliners. When I find super black (think Perversion) to be too dark for *everyday* I use Demolition.
LSD - navy blue shimmer w/ bright blue microsparkle
Fun color to begin with. A bit sheer than some of UD’s liners but two passes does the trick. Pigmentation is somewhat lacking but buildable. Reminds me of MAC Petrol Blue but that one is bluer.
Vice - pearly red eggplant shimmer
Dark plum/reddish purple shimmer. Better color payoff but not great. Buildable. MAC Designer Purple is similar but less red toned.
*Perversion, Demolition, LSD, Vice
Urban Decay Habitual 24/7 Travel Pencil Set
UD liners lasts up to 8 hours on me. For matte shades, that happens. But for shimmer shades, closest is 6 hours. Not bad though. It usually depends on how watery my eyes get. Perversion and Demolition apply like a dream while LSD and Vice (both shimmer shades) are not horrible but certainly not great unlike the other two. Will try other shades next time. Chaos, Abyss, and Whiskey!
The cream blush series from Chanel made up my most favorite blush this year. Purchased this shade early this year and I haven’t touched any other thing I have from NARS or Bobbi Brown. It is so easy to use, wears great, and looks so natural. Also its really blendable. It’s one of the best new products released this year for sure.
Intonation is described as "warm rose", it is peachy coral with warm undertones in satin to matte finish. It lasts up to 9 hours on me. I have oily skin and this cream blush holds up wonderfully.
The easiest way to apply cream blushes without having to use your fingers is using a stippling brush. I like using MAC 188 in particular.
Chanel Notes de Printemps Collection for Spring 2014: Chanel Le Blush Creme de Chanel in #69 Intonation
Rich in color payoff, soft blendable texture and long wear. How can you go wrong? Yes it’s expensive but I splurge on Chanel because the quality is THERE.