My Perfect Red – Chanel Rouge Allure

So, I am a lover of red lipstick. Who isn’t?! I wanted to write about my favourite red lipstick which I’ve had now for about 4 years – Chanel Rouge Allure in shade 99 – Pirate.

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First of all, we need to talk packaging. How classy is this packaging?! I love how it is solid black and then the bottom of the lipstick is gold with the Chanel logo. It’s also a push up and down lipstick (I’m not sure if there is a proper name for this?!) – you push the gold logo down and the lipstick pops up. I love it! As you can tell, my lipstick is very worn and I really should clean the case…

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The colour itself is just so intense, so bright and just perfect! I remember walking into Chanel in Covent Garden and just telling the lady I wanted the brightest red they had! I always get so many compliments when I wear this lipstick and most people are shocked when I tell them its Chanel, as a lot of non beauty addicts wouldn’t necessarily associate Chanel with makeup.

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It glides on well, is very creamy and doesn’t dry my lips out like other lipsticks can. It isn’t matte but I wouldn’t say it’s awfully shiny/glossy either – if you blot it with some toilet paper it goes pretty much matte!

It has great staying power and lasts a whole night out without needing to be topped up unless I’m eating something really messy (think kebab on the way home – we all do it!). Result.

Excuse the pouting in the following pictures – how else are you meant to show a lip colour?! The bottom picture is the best reflection of the true colour – I need a new camera, I know. Soz guys.

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Face in the pictures above is a very light use of the Bare Minerals foundation from my Ready To Go Palette, with a touch of the bronzer and illuminator – you can read my full review here.

The only negative to this Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick is that I haven’t got a matching lip liner, so I do find that sometimes the colour bleeds into my skin a little around the edges if I’m wearing it for a really long time. But that’s more my fault – I’ve had four years to find a lip liner!

What’s your go-to red lipstick? Let me know in the comments below!

Jodie x


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