Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Matte in 45 L’Adoree Review

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Matte in 45 L'Adoree Review

Have you ever bought a lipstick, got it home and thought, ‘what was I thinking?!’

Well that’s exactly the way I felt about the Chanel Rouge Allure Matte Velvet lipstick in 45 L’Adoree.

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Matte in 45 L'Adoree Review

To be fair, it was entirely my own fault.  I happened upon the counter and asked for a deep berry lip that would stay in place and I wouldn’t have to worry about it migrating across my face throughout the day.

Essentially, thats what I got.

The Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Matte lipsticks are long wearing and apply beautifully without dragging the lips a lot.  When I apply L’Adoree, it hangs around on my lips looking pretty flawless for hours and it doesn’t bleed or transfer easily which I love.  It is definitely a lipstick that I’ would be confident wearing out, especially for drinks, because it doesn’t move around easily.

However herein the problem lies; I don’t wear it out.

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Matte in 45 L'Adoree Review

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Matte in 45 L'Adoree Review

I’ve tried wearing this lipstick with a few different makeup, hair and clothing looks but have resigned myself to the face that L’Adoree just doesn’t suit me.

In the bullet, this lipstick is the most beautiful semi matte, mauve shade with plenty of blue and grey undertones.  On me, it doesn’t look the way that it does in the bullet or in the swatch, it shows up looking far too grey toned, a little gothic but more verging on dead.  It’s such a shame as when I bought it, I was hoping that it would be the shade that I had been looking for for so long but unfortunately not. 

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Matte in 45 L'Adoree Review

The saving grace for this lipstick is that the formula is fantastic and the packaging, as you would expect from Chanel, is stunning.  It comes in the black casing with the click up gold lipstick bullet holder.  So beautiful!

At £26, this certainly wasn’t a cheap lipstick and I’m gutted that the colour doesn’t suit me.  If you know of any websites or groups where I could sell on this gently used makeup item, then do let me know.  Its all sanitised and ready to go to a new home where someone could love it more than I do!


What are your favourite lipstick colours?  Can you recommend somewhere to sell on gently used makeup?


  1. Kacie Morgan
    February 18, 2016 / 6:55 pm

    This shade really suits you and I bet it stays put for ages!

  2. Emma White
    February 18, 2016 / 6:59 pm

    oh its certainly a daring colour but I think probably too dark for me although it doesnt look dark on you

  3. Elise Olsen
    February 18, 2016 / 7:03 pm

    This is incredibly gorgeous, it suits you really well! xxKinkx

  4. Scarlett
    February 18, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    Hi! My flatmate bought me this lipstick as a gift last year and I LOVED it – and snapped the stick the next week. I can't afford to replace it brand new and I was gutted, and I'd totally buy it off you! Drop me an email if you want to pass it on….

  5. Zoe Lester
    February 18, 2016 / 9:20 pm

    Your make-up is so pretty, I tend not to wear make-up so don't know of anywhere to sell them but I hope you find.

  6. Kitty Kaos
    February 18, 2016 / 9:44 pm

    I actually really like it on you!!!it is such a pretty colour but it is super frustrating when you want a colour and get a different one XMiss Kitty Kaos – Adventures Of A Riot Grrrl

  7. We're going on an adventure
    February 18, 2016 / 10:03 pm

    Do you know, I think it looks great on you! Perhaps not what you were aiming for in terms of a deep berry but I think it's a really nice shade.

  8. The London Mum
    February 18, 2016 / 10:22 pm

    I'm really surprised you don't like it. I think it looks great on you.

  9. the house that never rests
    February 18, 2016 / 11:27 pm

    Your make-up is so pretty. Such a pretty colour and really suits you x

  10. Papatia Feauxzar
    February 19, 2016 / 3:09 am

    It really looks good on you. I also like the pine cones :), xx

  11. ana de jesus
    February 19, 2016 / 7:44 am

    I love this colour on you its a gorgeous natural look so surprised you don't like it!

  12. Rhian Westbury
    February 19, 2016 / 9:12 am

    From the photos I think it suits you but it's normally how you feel with a lipstick. I can generally get away with more gothy colours like this due to my lighter skin tone so I might have to check this out! x

  13. Mammaful Zo
    February 19, 2016 / 10:50 am

    I think it looks great on you!! Definitely keep it 🙂 If you have trouble with lip colours not transferring on your lips the way they look in the bullet, keep your eyes peeled on my blog tomorrow, I have just the post for you darling 🙂 But I think it looks incredible darling, love you and miss you lots!!! xxx Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

  14. Stella Olojola
    February 19, 2016 / 12:01 pm

    I like the colour on you. What don't you like it?

  15. Anca
    February 19, 2016 / 1:54 pm

    I don't agree with you, I think the colour looks great on you. Maybe you need a little more time to get used to this colour. xx

  16. Hannah Dainty
    February 19, 2016 / 6:11 pm

    That lipstick colour is gorgeous! It really suits you too, I absolutely love a good lipstick

  17. Charli Bruce
    February 19, 2016 / 7:46 pm

    I am loving this colour and I am loving it on you, I think it's more about the outfit that you wear with it if I'm honest as in the first photo it is *slightly* gothy but still really nice and the second its fabulous! I've had that with a lot of lipsticks I own, although it's about how comfortable you feel wearing them and if you don't feel great in it then it isn't worth keeping it xxCharli | Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger at CHARLI B

  18. Anonymous
    February 20, 2016 / 3:21 am

    I guess it looks well on you. It matches with your skin color but might affect depending on your outfit as well.

  19. Rebecca Smith
    February 20, 2016 / 9:07 pm

    I actually think it looks great on you! I have had that experience with a lipstick though x

  20. beautyqueenuk
    February 21, 2016 / 4:03 pm

    I didnt think I would like this shade but it has surprised me and I absolutely love it x

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