There’s something so classic and gorgeous about a statement red lip. There are so many different shades of red that it can be really hard to find ones that suit your skin tone and bring out your smile. Red is a colour that screams confidence – not really a colour you opt for if you’re going for the subtle makeup look! It’s important to get it right so you feel the confidence that the colour is meant to give you.
Everyone has their own preference when it comes to red but I love blue based reds because they make your teeth look brighter and whiter. Some of my favourites are Mac Russian Red and NARS Cruella – although both of these are matte formulas and so they both can be quite drying. But – when I found the Chanel Rouge Allure Satin Lipcolour in Pirate, I found the perfect blue based red with great lasting power, and no dry feeling on the lips at all. As the name suggests, it is a satin finish which means there is a slight sheen, but nothing a tissue and setting powder can’t blot out.
It’s a gorgeous colour which I can see flattering every skin tone so I had to share it – a real gem in the lipstick world. The packaging is also gorgeous of course. It’s the kind you keep in your bag and take out when you want to feel extra glamorous – there’s a clicking mechanism which unlocks the lipstick bullet so you can take it out of the tube. The stick itself is printed with the word Chanel, and it smells… well, like expensive lipstick. That’s the best way I can describe the scent! All in all, yes, it is a pricey one being £26, but it is nice. And for a classic red, you can safely say it’s an investment.
What’s your favourite classic red lipstick?