Red lipstick and Chanel are practically synonymous. Owning a red from this iconic fashion house has been on my unofficial beauty bucket list since forever. I’m so excited to have finally tried one and share my review today.
My mom and brother picked out Rouge Rebelle, a vibrant, warm-toned red for my 29th birthday in February. It is part of Chanel’s Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Color line, which boasts having rich, long-lasting color in a comfortable formula. At $38 per tube, this is an expensive lipstick. But, you can’t really expect otherwise when purchasing from Chanel. Still, buying lipstick from a high-end brand is far more accessible than a handbag or shoes–one of the things I love about makeup!
The tube itself is the kind where you press on one end, and the lipstick pops out from the other. It’s a fun mechanism that makes me feel like I’m pulling the lipstick out of a secret compartment. It also gives the product a sleek look, since there is no line breaking up the length of the tube.
On the lips, it feel weightless and hydrating. Although a luminous finish, it doesn’t look too shiny, just enough to impart a flattering sheen. I was surprised by how long this lipstick lasted on my lips, especially because it’s hydrating formula. I wore it during a five-course French dinner at my parent’s house, and it wasn’t until the third course that the lipstick started to fade. Even then, it faded gradually and evenly–in such a way that I didn’t feel the need to reapply.
The long wear time is partly due to the fact that I applied it in three thin layers. After the first layer, I gently blot my lips with a tissue, do the same thing after the second layer, and then just add a bit more lipstick over that for the third. The process of layering and pressing the product into the lips creates a lasting stain. Of course, it helps to have a lipstick like this that offers great coverage and doesn’t bunch up when layering.
So, if you’re looking for a great red to wear on the lips, I can’t help but recommend Chanel. I know that this one won’t be my last.
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