CHANEL Allure Rouge 44 Velvet La Diva: Review, Swatch, FOTD

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I will pretend that you know me well enough. I will pretend that you understand my lipstick obsession. Well hello there, I know you’re new to this blog.

But to my long-time friends and readers who know me from the bottom of my hypothalamus, no pretensions! You know I love me some good lippy every time, any time. On that note, pass no judgement because I added another bright pink lipstick to my arsenal.

While doing my last hurrah makeup-shopping for 2013 (weekend after Christmas), I can’t help but be mesmerized with Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet 44 La Diva, one of the five lipsticks included in Notes de Printemps Spring 2014 Collection. But I’m always mesmerized like a kid inside a candy store so what else is new. Exactly my thoughts.

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Notes de Printemps Spring 2014 Collection Chanel allure rouge 44 velvet la diva review swatch

44 La Diva ($34, 0.12 oz) is part of the Rouge Allure Velvet line which boasts of intensely-pigmented, non-drying, and long-wearing lipsticks with luminous velvet matte finish. La Diva is bright fuchsia or cool-toned pink that may not appeal to Neutral Nancy. But for Vivacious Vivian? you bet she’s twerking.

Let’s cut to the chase. While I adore its superb color payoff and commendable 5-hour wear time, it’s disappointingly drying. I didn’t like that it accentuated my horrendous lip lines. But for all its worth, there has to be a quick solution— exfoliate lips and wear lip balm underneath.  No matte, no glory. Charge it to experience.

 Oh well, here’s the demi-diva rocking La Diva loca.

Do you like matte lipsticks? What’s your go-to?




  1. January 20, 2014 / 8:18 am

    Wow! That's such a shockingly bright shade and very beautiful. It looks stunning on you!

  2. January 20, 2014 / 12:08 pm

    I thought red was a bold lip, but that pink is the definition of bold lippie!

  3. January 20, 2014 / 1:50 pm

    That shade is beautiful on you! You might think it accentuates the lip lines, but most people will never be at a distance where they can see them up close, so it might not be quite as bad as you think ๐Ÿ™‚

    • January 21, 2014 / 2:26 am

      True that Anastasia. Only hub comes to my lips close, lol!

  4. January 20, 2014 / 2:07 pm

    This is such a NEON shade for Chanel! I must say… I'm proud of them =) You look awesome in it!

    • January 21, 2014 / 2:27 am

      Thanks Brooke. Yeah Chanel nailed it in the neon department with La Diva.

  5. January 20, 2014 / 3:26 pm

    You lool AMAZING in that lip color! Great tip about exfoliating and using balm under. Thanks for this review. My wallet is crying because there's a Chanel counter about 5 to 10 minutes away from work and I get to leave for lunch…

    • January 21, 2014 / 2:27 am

      Hahaha. Can't wait to see your Chanel haul. Thanks Judy!

  6. January 20, 2014 / 3:56 pm

    If one isn't all up in your grille, one doesn't notice the lip lines, just the fact that that colour is absolutely stunning on you. Apply a little balm under it and wear it, anyway. ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. January 20, 2014 / 4:35 pm

    That's a super bright and pretty pink! Thanks for the swatches!

  8. January 20, 2014 / 7:50 pm

    Wow. This looks gorgeous on you. What a bummer that it's so drying!

  9. January 20, 2014 / 9:53 pm

    OMG I LOVE this color!

    • January 21, 2014 / 2:30 am

      Thanks much. I'm not surprised, you are the queen of bold lips!

  10. January 20, 2014 / 11:24 pm

    Wow that's a bright pink, it looks beautiful on you!

  11. January 21, 2014 / 1:46 am

    Oh my gosh…I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this color! I am so sad that it made your lips dry though…I see what you mean. But man, it's a gorgeous color.

    • January 21, 2014 / 2:31 am

      Beauty in color, Beast in drying. Best of both worlds, haha!

  12. January 21, 2014 / 3:20 am

    Is this shade pink? I can't tell….I got blinded right off the bat! You wear it really well, my dear!!!!

  13. January 21, 2014 / 3:23 am

    That color sure looks amazing on you girl! I can never be bold enough to rock it on my lips ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. January 21, 2014 / 6:34 pm

    OMG, girl, I LOVE your lipstick obsession. You have some great taste in lip colors!

  15. February 17, 2014 / 3:17 pm

    Looking in google for Chanel la diva and found your blog! Iโ€™ve being loving reading your reviews!! <3

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