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Maybe it’s just me but buying makeup is a visceral experience – my head has very little to do with the choices I make. So when I made the call to my local Chanel counter not once but twice to check on the arrival of the much anticipated Chanel Rouge Velvet lipsticks, I had more than the usual number of butterflies in my stomach.
The day I got the call from my SA that the entire range of lipsticks and four polishes were set aside for me I was elated.
At the counter, I immediately bee lined for #32, 34 and 37 (based on my pre-launch research these were the shades I had my sights on). They were just as beautiful as I expected.
But when I swatched #36 I realized I would have missed out on one of the most beautiful neutral rose lipsticks in my collection! It just goes to show that even the most carefully crafted makeup lists are subject to change.
Wearing the Rouge Velvet lipsticks has been both strikingly confusing and pleasantly contagious. Why? Because they are not like any matte lipstick I’ve ever worn (which usually dry out my lips and don’t apply smoothly) and I feel the need to pick up a few more…and I have a strong suspicion you will too!
Rouge Velvet lipsticks are: Smooth • Creamy • Hydrating • Moisturizing • Well pigmented
They are not: Drying • Scented • Gummy (some mattes leave a weird gummy film) • Limited edition (hooray!)
It was a pleasant surprise to learn the Rouge Velvet lipsticks are part of Chanels permanent range. Having said that, I’m hoping they’ll release more shades soon. The selection is small in size – eight shades in total - and I’d like to see more variety in the color range.
The wait, was well worth it!
Availability: Chanel counters, chanel.com
I’ll more than likely pick up #34 La Raffinee (a blue based rose-pink) and #40 La Sensuelle (a red with violet undertones) and await a few new shades in the near future. Have you been as anxious for these to hit counter as me? What shade(s) did you pick up?
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This has been some week!
Hurricane Irene was on everyone’s minds and with good reason. While her fury wasn’t as great as many anticipated, she did do irreversible damage to some. My thoughts, prayers and heart are with those that are in the thick of it, have experienced loss and are figuring out their next steps.
In the world of all things beautiful, it was business as usual – you really can’t keep a good beauty maven down – and so many of my favorite blogging buddies and new loves put their blogging pedal to the metal.
Get Lippie was invited to the press launch for the new Tom Ford collection. I was beside myself when I saw her behind-the-scene pix of what we can expect in the next couple of months. Be prepared to drool a little.
The Rouge Allure Velvets are coming! And thanks to Notes From My Beauty Life, we now have a couple of pix and lip swatches to get all warm and fuzzy over – #34 has a special place in my heart…just sayin’.
I haven’t shopped Shiseido in ages and Best Things in Beauty has given me about a dozen good reasons to give them a serious drive-by. The Shimmering Cream Eye Colors she features look scrumptious (and the promo image is a stunner).
If you like highlighters as much as I do, then you’ll definitely want to peek at the Beauty Look Book. Sabrina does a wonderful comparison of top highlighters for fall 2011. I’m missing one it seems…
Blue eyeshadow is no longer the makeup faux pas of years past. No, no. See what I mean in my Beauty Black Book review of Chanel Les 4 Ombres quad in Lagons – you’ll see blue in a whole new light…really!
My thirst for beautiful decor was quenched after taking a pleasant glance at the subtly eclectic office glam photos Everything Fabulous took of the who what wear fashion offices. Makes me want to redecorate all over again!
Have a beauty-filled week!
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