Hey Dolls :)
I have always tended to stay away from matte lipsticks - for someone with oily skin, my lips are quite dry and flaky meaning matte formulas have always scared me a little. After telling anyone who will listen about my love for Chanel's Rouge Allure lipsticks, I was quite excited to hear about their new release - the Rouge Allure Velvet.
(Sorry about the brush marks, I couldn't wait to take photographs!)
Chanel describe the rouge allure velvet lipsticks as a luminous matte finish. I wasn't too sure what too expect when I went to swatch them at the Chanel counter, however they are really smooth, pigmented and surprisingly light on the lips. I think Chanel got it right with the name - they feel extrememly velvety. As they are silicone based, the formula feels really moisturising on my lips - as long as I've applied a little lip balm it doesn't settle into the lines or exaggerate any dry areas and the colour lasts for hours!
There are eight shades in the range, all of which are quite bold colours - I chose a beautiful bright pink called L'Exuberante. In the summer, counters are full of really pretty but sheer formulas such as the YSL Volupte Sheer Candies and the Rouge Coco Shines, making the Rouge Allure Velvet's an amazing step into autumn/winter make up.
Have you had a look at the rouge allure velvets? What are your other matte lipstick recommendations?
Lots of Love