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MUG SHOT: The allure of Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet (Rose Cache, Rose Exuberant, Pirate + Top Coat Velvet)

September 19, 2011 by pam

Next month, Chanel will be launching a new range of sexy matte lipsticks called Rouge Allure Velvet.


But that’s not why I’m up at 3 in the morning, unable to sleep because I am to excited for you to see these.


And by these I mean a big dose of Chanel love.


Thanks to the awesome awesome Daphne of Rustan’s, I can now show you the shades from the Rouge Allure Velvet collection.


There are three colors and a special top coat.


A matte top coat.


The three colors are Rose Cache, Rose Exuberant and Pirate.


A beige, a pink and a red.


Pretty, pretty, pretty.


This is Rose Cache.


Chanel describes this as a “rose beige.”


Yup, pretty accurate.


Rose Cache is way more pink in the bottle than on my nails.


My skin tone brings out the beige and not the pink in this shade.


This is another shade with Chanel’s secret shimmer.


The formula was nice and smooth. I used two coats.


This is Rose Cache with flash.


This is Beaute Des Ongles Top Coat Velvet. It can turn any polish matte – but you already know that.


This is Rose Cache with Top Coat Velvet.


I love that this top coat gives my polish a velvety feel.


It’s not chalky at all.


I saw Sophy Robson post a mannequin nails photo using this polish.


I wish this shade was as pretty on me too.


This is Rose Exuberant.


Chanel describes it as “intense pink.”


And yes, that’s accurate too.


Now that is a serious pink.


I love how bright this pink is.


It’s such a happy color.


I have a lot of pink Chanels but I still really love this one.


It’s so pretty.


Again, lovely formula.


I used two coats.


And I love Rose Exuberant matte too.


Crazy pretty.


And it felt so smooth I couldn’t stop touching it.


Love love love.


There’s no other word for this.




And finally, Pirate.


Chanel describes this as “deep red.”


Pirate is a deep red.


A deep red jelly.


And because it’s a jelly, I used three coats.


I love this too.


I love how glossy this color is.


It’s sexy.


Matte Pirate is sexy too.


Really sexy.


I love how Peter Philips rereleased this old shade but updated the look with the matte top coat.


Love love love.


I love how vibrant this red is.


In fact, I loved this so much that I kept it on after swatching.


And yes, I couldn’t stop touching my nails.


Chanel fever once again. And I don’t think it will ever go away.

This won’t be the last time you will be seeing these shades. I have plenty of plans to play with them. I will post comparison swatches soon. I also can’t wait to see how other Chanel shades look with Top Coat Velvet.

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet will be available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source in October.


  1. rins says:

    Love the Pirate!

  2. ledz says:

    kinda glad that am not into any of these three haha. hindi na sila nakabudget! ;p

  3. Eugenia says:

    Once more, my dear friend, we are on the same wavelength; I picked up these beauties over a week ago, and have been having so much fun playing with them! I was just putting the finishing touches on my post about these as well!!! I love how they all look on you, but Pirate is my fave on you – can’t decide if I like it better as is or mattified! You make everything look amazing!

    • pam says:

      Haha! Eugenia! I love that we are on different parts of the planet but we are in the same polish time zone! I can’t wait to see these on your nails!

      Pirate is craaaazy!

  4. Kristi says:

    Just wanted to say that I started following your blog about a month ago and it’s my new favorite. I get so excited when I see there’s a new post from you:)
    Also, I had to have Peridot after I saw your post (it was a bit of a splurge but my husband got it for me for our anniversary) and it is absolutely a-may-zing! I’ve had it on for 6 days now without a chip but I have some growth so I’m actually thinking about taking it off and just re-applying… it’s so gorgeous.
    Now, after seeing these colors with the matte topcoat I think I need to get me some of that.
    I’m curious what Peridot would look like mattified…

    • pam says:

      Hey Kristi! So happy you’ve been enjoying the blog! If it were up to me, I’d do nothing but blog all the time! Haha!

      I’m so glad you got Peridot — your husband is so sweet! What an awesome anniversary gift! :)

      And I will post photos of matte Peridot very soon! :)

  5. sol says:

    super broke na ako hahaha!!!!

  6. Cheanne says:

    I so love your collection…..and envious too sa dami and super gaganda……Keep posting girl and spread the love…..

  7. Cathy says:

    Pam! Your hands look so glamorous with Pirate on! Loooove it! Instant bling :) Btw, not related to the post, but have you completed your a-england collection? They’re having their free shipping shiz worldwide again! Although I don’t know till when. Gah so tempted!

    • pam says:

      Thanks :) I super love Pirate too!!

      And yes, I have all shades from a-england. I just need the base and top coat :) You should grab the chance! Adina is so great for offering free shipping again. She rocks – and so does her polish :)

  8. Nina says:

    Aaaaahhhh!! Where did you get these!?! I’m in US, and we don’t even have these yet. *tears* I must have them! They look awesome, especially Pirate. Since discovering your blog, you have brought out the Chanel nail polish junkie in me, out. Thank you, thank you! Now, tell me, where, when and how can I get my hands on these pretties?

    • pam says:

      If these still aren’t out in Chanel counters near you, the wait will be over soon.. They’re supposed to be out this month :)

      And I’m so happy I brought out the Chanel nail polish junkie in you – I love Chanel!

  9. Cass says:

    If you’ve tried Essie Matte About You (just a matte top coat), would you say Chanel’s is better?

    • pam says:

      I think Matte About You’s finish is chalky while Chanel’s is satiny… I’ll do comparison swatches soon, I just need to let my nails grow a bit :D I cut them super short

  10. cheryl says:

    hi pam, love the beige! na-excite naman ako reading this..thanks as always for sharing…you inspire me!

  11. Gel says:

    Hi! Is this available locally? My sister’s been bugging me to buy one for her. She declared that it will be my Christmas gift to her. Help.

  12. hashava says:

    I love the velvet top coat! what’s the price range though? hmm lovely nails :)

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