Matte liquid lipsticks have been all the range and are something I personally love and wear on a regular basis. I love the pigmentation and the longevity of matte liquid lipsticks, and being a lover of Chanel I just had to try out a couple of their Rouge Allure Ink Matte Liquid Lip Colours. I believe these have been around since October and they have eight shades in the range. Not an awful lot, but they range from nude-y pinks to their signature reds.
Amoureux was a shade I had heard a lot about, so of course that was high on my to-buy list. It’s a pretty rosy pink, but of course I couldn’t leave without a red, so I picked Choquant which is more of a raspberry shade. I bought these at the airport on my last trip because let’s face it, splashing out £28 on a lipstick you’re not sure you’re going to like is a lot, so getting a cheeky discount always takes the edge off a bit.
The packaging is beautiful! The product is housed in a gorgeous blurred glass that allows you to see the shade, and the lid is just typical Chanel perfection, black and gold. I also like that the packaging is small. Most liquid lipsticks are quite long or chunky, so this is a nice change to what I currently have in my collection.
When it comes to the formula, I must say that these aren’t my favourite liquid lipsticks out there. They’re definitely not as matte as I hoped they would be. They actually leave a bit of a sheen which I’m not a big fan of. Maybe if they weren’t marketed as matte liquid lipsticks I would feel differently about them, but I don’t feel like they fit the description. They have a velvety feel which I quite like, some of my other liquid lipsticks also have the same texture, but these are very liquidy. I feel like with the lighter shade I have to put on two layers otherwise I won’t get great colour payoff. I also find that they’re not as easy to apply as other liquid lipsticks. Something about the doe foot applicator doesn’t quite work for me. Another downside was the longevity. They did not last well on me at all! They faded evenly and left a gorgeous stain, but I would expect a matte liquid lipstick to last through a meal, or through a cup of coffee, and these did not. They also transfer very easily, so it’s not one to wear on this upcoming Valentine’s day if you’re planning on getting your smooch on haha.
L: Choquant R: Amoureux
I must say that they’re the most comfortable liquid lipsticks I have ever tried. I wore the shade Choquant the other day and completely forgot I had it on! Of course the downside was that I kept touching my lips (weird habit I have when I’m not doing much) and when I looked in the mirror I had lipstick smeared all over my face.
If definitely has its pros and cons, it’s comfortable but not long wearing, so I guess it’s down to personally preference. I adore Chanel as a brand and their lip products are some of my all time favourites, but I don’t think I’ll be purchasing more from this range.
Have you tried these? What are your thoughts?
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