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Swatch Time: Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet No. 2

Dear Roses and Lilies,

As soon as I saw the Collection Numeros Rouges on Chanel's Begian page, I could hardly wait to go down to a store and see the four lipsticks in person. That was last week. I also wanted to wait and see if there would be any reviews and swatches on the internet, particularly on So I waited until yesterday, then decided to order No. 2, as I had read somewhere that the collection would only be available in stores at the end of the month and I did not want to wait, because my birthday is coming up.

To my displeasure, this collection is sold out on the Chanel website, so no ordering for me. As this is in no way a world tragedy, I decided I would get a Rouge Allure Velvet from the permanent display instead. So I invited *wink* my boyfriend to take me to one of the department stores in Gent (Galeria Inno, for who's interested). I looked at a couple of the Rouge Allure Velvets and, just as I opened the drawer to get the one I had decided on, surprise! The red and black boxes of the Rouge Allures from the limited edition collection were right there! (At 34.50 EUR a pop.) That was, for me, the nicest surprise of the day.

It was late in the afternoon when we got home, so excuse the lack of daylight:

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet No. 2

I could not wait to play around with the packaging, then apply the lipstick and see how it feels. Despite the matte finish, the formula is non drying and the lipstick feels more comfortable on my lips than other matte lipsticks. Certainly more comfortable than the Rouge Coco lipsticks.

Here are some pictures of this beauty in daylight:

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet No. 2

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet No. 2

Arm swatch:
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet No. 2 arm swatch

And lip swatch (direct sunlight vs. daylight):

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet No.2 lip swatches

Have you got any of the Rouge Allure lipsticks from this limited edition collection? Which ones did you get?


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