Haul About Red -- A Trip to Chanel

About twice I year I venture to my Neiman Marcus to go the Chanel counter. Usually it's just to see what's new, but this time I had a mission -- red lips. I knew that with the release of the Holiday collection I would not be disappointed. I even ended up with a free bag of samples! Thanks, Chanel!

L-R: Pirate, La Precieuse, Rouge Rubis, Rouge

Rouge Allure Velvet 317 La Precieuse from the Holiday 2013 collection is a red that leans raspberry red. The soft matte finish is not too matte; it still has a creaminess about it. I have already worn this, and it is very long lasting. It does transfer though, so still use caution when you smooch your significant other.When I put this on my lips to wear it, it reminded me so much of Revlon's Cherries in the Snow that I had to swatch them next to each other.

L-R: Revlon Cherries in the Snow, Chanel La Precieuse

L-R: Cherries in the Snow, La Precieuse

As you can see, they are very similar. Cherries in the Snow is a bit darker and has more of a shine because it's a creme finish, but these colors are very close.

From the permanent line, I purchased the Rouge Allure 99 Pirate. Like the Rouge Allure Velvets, the Rouge Allures are intense, long wearing colors. Pirate wears similar to La Precieuse, the main difference besides the color is that it is a creme finish. The color is more of a true red and doesn't lean berry or orange -- exactly what I wanted! Like La Precieuse, Pirate is long lasting but will transfer.

I have such trouble with most reds feathering on me, so I was eager to put the Aqua Crayon Lip Colour Stick 11 Rouge from the permanent line to the test. The color is a true red that will work well underneath all shades of red. Rouge is easy to apply and sets quickly but can still be smudged out, and it's waterproof. The consistency is perfect! It's not so creamy that it doesn't stay put but not so dry that you have to use a lot of pressure to apply. I like to outline my lips then smudge the liner into my lips to fill in a bit. This process is repeated until my lips are lightly filled in and I have the desired color intensity. When I used it under La Precieuse yesterday, it didn't budge. The liner stayed on even after the lipstick had just a hint of fading. All of the lip products are very long wearing.

Me wearing La Precieuse over the Rouge liner.

L-R: Rouge Liner; La Precieuse; Pirate

Also from the Holiday collection, I purchased the Le Vernis Nail Colour 677 Rouge Rubis. Rouge Rubis is a ruby red as the name would suggest and has a beautiful glossy finish. The thin consistency makes it easier to work with, and I didn't use a top coat because it is so glossy on it's own. It did chip on the same day that I applied it, though. This was featured in a Nail of the Day!

I am so excited to try these samples!
L-R: Inimitable Intense Mascara,Sublimage Essential Comfort Cleanser, Le Lift Creme, Hydra Beauty Creme

Have you checked out Chanel's Holiday 2013 collection?
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  1. I love the colors you chose! I definitely need to check out the holiday line. Unfortunately, we do not have stores in my city that carry Chanel. I have to go to Atlanta for that, so I shop online. I do love that Chanel gives such great samples!

    1. Thank you! Chanel lipskicks are among my favorites! xoxo