This is the last part of the Chanel Spring 2014 reviews and this time we’re talking lips. It was the second thing that grabbed my attention (the blushes were the first thing) as I loved the bright colours. Thank you Chanel for choosing brights instead of the pastels for your Spring collection. It makes it so much better for us medium/darker toned people. I’m showing you three products today and they are pretty much an instant hit!
I’ll start with my absolute favourite: Melodieuse. It’s the type of shade that I’d buy over and over again and I just can’t help myself. It comes in the Rouge Allure formula that I know and love. Not all Rouge Allure lipsticks are the same in finish and feel; some are a bit more shimmery of pearly. The creamy ones are my personal favourite though.
left to right: melodieuse, la diva, sonate
Melodieuse 136 is a medium pinked up coral. It has a shiny creamy finish. In all honesty: this is a coral that is not super unique. You can find it in so many brands. And here comes the shocking part: I don’t really have that many dupes! Anyway, if you are a big fan of this shade and you know you’ll wear this pretty much any time I’d suggest to invest in a good formula lipstick. And that’s pretty much what Melodieuse gives. It’s smooth, hydrating and pigmented. Did I also mention the yummy glossiness of the lipstick? It’s what sets it apart from most dupes I know. Bottom line: if you love this shade, go get it because it’s amazing!
Next we have La Diva and this is the big hit of all the shades. It’s very in right now and it’s absolutely hot! It comes with in the Rouge Allure Velvet finish which makes it very modern. Does it scare you? Don’t worry because it might turn out a lot more wearable than you’d think. La Diva is one of those shades that might look different of everyone.
La Diva 44 is a bright medium blue toned pink. The finish is something between a matte and a velvet. I found the first layer semi-sheer. It lets your own skin tone peek through which is good if you are more warm-toned. On me the blue pink warms a bit up but it’s still very bright and cool-toned. La Diva is a bit of a diva because she wants a perfect canvas. Chapped lips are a big no-no so you need to hydrate your pucker before you apply La Diva. When I took these pictures I was having the flu and the driest lips ever. As you can see it’s not a good combo. But now they’re healed it’s no problem at all. Big love for La Diva, it’s an unapologetic pink and it’s fun and flirty!
Last we have Sonate. This is a Glossimer and it is such a perfect pair with Melodieuse. I don’t have a lot of experience with Glossimers but I find them perfect to layer over lipsticks. They add so much more shine and depth. Glossimers are slightly tacky which helps with the wear-time. I also really love how they feel on the lips. Even when my lips are horribly dry it feels comfortable and hydrating.
Sonate 178 is pretty much the gloss equivalent of Melodieuse. It’s a pink with some coral and it does not contain any shimmer. It has this juicy jelly-like finish. The best part though: it’s quite pigmented! It leaves a good amount of colour on the lips and even for someone who prefers full-on pigment this is great! Like I already said: you can top it over another lip colour to give some shine and a nice hint of pink. And it’s great for both Spring/Sumer. I think I might have found my new favourite lipgloss colour ;).
Stay tuned for even more Chanel!