There’s nothing better than a classic red Chanel lipstick, especially during the festive season. Just like the 2.1 handbag, a red Chanel lipstick defines a look that is timeless and suits all skin tones.
Chanel have entered the liquid lipstick game by launching their very first Lip Ink, the Rouge Allure Ink Matte Liquid Lip Colours fronted by actress Kristen Stewart who is the face of this campaign. The 8 new shades of red have been designed by Chanel’s new Creative Director Lucia Pica who pays homage to the colour red by reinterpreting it in an avant-garde territory devoted to the beauty of the lips.
If you were not aware that red couldn’t possibly be turned into 8 different shades, you clearly don’t know anything about red lipsticks. They vary from light red, pinky tones, blue tones, bright classics and dark berry colours.
The ultra-fine ink is composed of raw materials selected for their extreme thinness and melt-away quality. A combination of polymers, wax and vegetal oils make help to make the lip ink glide over the lips, adapting perfectly to every curve. The emollient agent and jojoba oil protects the lips and the antioxidant complex composed of sappan wood, green tea, sweet almond oil and a Vitamin E derivative keeps lips hydrated against environmental stress and the cold, so you don’t need to apply a lip balm first.
As you can see above, the packaging is your classic Chanel – it’s a compact and the elegant matte-glass bottle with it’s black lid look great in your handbag. The flocked applicator makes them super easy to apply and the creamy texture glides straight on to lips like second skin. Once applied, you have to wait for it to dry until you see the final effect which is a gorgeous velvety matte effect. These Lip Inks are so hydrating they smooth the lips out making them look fuller and softer. The texture is weightless and they are really long lasting. I wore mine when I went out for dinner and it was still on hours after. Despite the pigment being intense, I would still recommend applying two coats. If you love Chanel, you will love these new lipsticks. They’re super cute and also make great little gifts too.
Available from Chanel and Department Stores