Hi Darlings, today’s post is going to be the review and swatch of the Chanel Rouge Allure Liquid Powder in the shade 956 Invincible.
This lipstick was part of a gift from the brand when I was working at Douglas because we sold a certain number of their new perfume, still I thought it would be fun to review it because the formula is very interesting.
It comes in nine shades and you can get it from nordstrom.com or everywhere that sells Chanel for 31,80$
On the website, the shade is described as classic red.
The packaging is very pretty, it is a squeezy tube with black and gold details but the tube itself is in a plasticky rubber material which is not the fanciest.
The applicator is a soft sponge and you have to squeeze the lipstick through.
It smells like lipstick but it’s nothing overpowering or annoying.
The formula is very creamy and quite sheer but buildable. If you layer it too much it gets patchy and it settles into fine lines, it’s nothing terribly noticeable from the distance but up close it is. I definitely like it better more sheer.
It is a very interesting formula, it feels like a mousse, it’s completely matt and looks like velvet. On the lips is matt but it’s definitely slippery like a regular lipstick.
Once it dries, it gets a powdery feel that so drying and uncomfortable. I don’t know if it’s because I’m not used to matte lipsticks anymore or what but it feels very drying.
I actually like the applicator, it’s very precise because it’s quite firm. You just have to be careful and not squeeze out too much.
Here you can see it more sheer (the top two) and layered (bottom two):
It doesn’t last as long as a matt lipstick and it’s not transfer-proof, on me, it lasts around 4 hours.
- Colour: 10/10
- Longevity: 7/10
- Packaging: 8/10
- Pigmentation: 6/10
- Formula: 6/10
This lipstick doesn’t work me, the colour is gorgeous and the packaging is nice, even if it looks a bit cheap but the formula is too dry and patchy which makes it so uncomfortable to wear. It looks pretty when you put a very sheer layer on but honestly, it’s not worth it for the price.
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