I walked into Boots the other day with the best of intentions. "Just popping in to pick up a lipstick for my Ma (she has worn the same shade ever since I can remember). Put on the blinkers. Look straight ahead. Don't be distracted by the pretty objects..."
"Oh hi, there, Chanel counter. You're looking pretty good today, aren't you?"
And so it began.
It took about 4.76 seconds for my will-power to melt into a puddle, and before I knew it the Rouge Allure Velvet in 307 - L'Impatiente - was being swatched onto my hand, and I was being buttered up by the lovely sales assistant. "You're right, it does look amazing with my skin-tone!"
Lovely Sales Assistant then hits me with the magic words. "It's a limited edition, you know."
This little phrase always seems to tip me over the edge, into the firey pit of consumerism. Because the only thing worse than Buyer's Remorse? Not Buyer's Remorse.
£25 later (but it's ok though, I probably got like a trazillion Boots Points) and I had my new favourite lipstick. I may or may not have applied it before I left the shop.
|Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet - 307 - L'Impatiente|
Now if you've been hanging around for a while, then you'll probably have noticed that when it comes to make-up, I'm a total noob. So I'm not going to try and talk to you about how pigmented it is, or about formula or anything, because I still don't really know what that is. This is a good review if you want to know about that kind of thing. All I will say is:
I really like the colour. It's easy to apply, the packaging is cool and fancy, and it doesn't come off on wine-glasses or mugs nearly as much as my other lipsticks. It also seems to last for quite a long time. It looks a little bit scary and vampy before you apply it, but when on, it perfectly toes the line of making me look quite a lot cooler and edgier than I actually am* without throwing me into goth/vamp/pop-culture-sparkley-vampire territory. For which I am eternally grateful.
Also, I think it jazzes up my hobo-beanie quite nicely.
|This picture makes me quite concerned that my latest cutting-my-own-hair adventure went nowhere near as well as originally thought. Maybe it's a bad angle. Can hair have bad angles?|
If you'd like to buy some of this lipstick (and why wouldn't you, after such a brilliant, professional, well-written review?) then there is still some available here. Go on, and then we can be lip twins!
I hope that you all had ace weekends.
*Quite a feat, considering I'm about as edgy as a PERCT SPHERE