Today, I bought my first red lipstick. I figured such an important milestone (I'm allowed to be superficial on this blog!) deserved Chanel. I had intended to get the Rouge Allure Laque (Chanel's liquid lipstick) in Dragon - a shocking but somehow also deep and sensual red. However, on my lips it was just too shocking. Gorgeous for formal events, yes, but not suitable for everyday wear. I was searching for a red that I could wear even with casual clothes (a la Mary-Kate Olsen), so I continued looking around the Chanel counter.
This is what I ended up getting - and I couldn't be happier:
Chanel Rouge Allure #14 Passion
Some people say this is a blue-based red, some say it's a yellow-based red. In my opinion it's more yellow-based, making it suit my warm skin tone. However, it's only ever so slightly yellow-based (mainly neutral), so it would definitely suit both warm and cool skin tones. The finish is satin.
Chanel Precision Lip Definer #24 Rouge
What do you think? Do I suit red lipstick or do I look completely ridiculous!
I must say, the lasting power of this lipstick and lip liner is phenomenal. I couldn't remove the lip liner swatch from my hand, even with the most rigorous scrubbing with a tissue (the lipstick came off), and after eating and drinking, I'm left with a sexy 'bitten' stain, with absolutely no bleeding or any colour outside my lip line. It also feels extremely lightweight on the lips, almost as though I don't have anything on them. Win!