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  1. MUG SHOT: Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet vs. Other Chanels

    October 8, 2011 by pam

    My absence from this blog can be explained by two things – one, I am drowning in deadlines and two, my nails are growing at a snail’s pace. Remember how I nubbinized them after my trip to Singapore?

    But the break from swatching needs to end. And today, although my nails haven’t grown to my desired length, I spent a good couple of hours swatching. (The YSL swatches will follow soon, I promise, just let me grow my nails a little longer.)

    I have great news for Chanel-loving polish fans in the Philippines – the Rouge Allure Velvet collection is now available in Rustan’s.

    You’ve seen my swatches of Rose Cache, Rose Exuberant, Pirate and Chanel’s Top Coat Velvet. And now, to celebrate their release, let me post some comparison swatches.

    Let’s start with Rose Cache, the pretty rose beige with Chanel’s secret shimmer.

    I’d like to think that my Chanel collection is pretty extensive but I don’t have anything that looks similar to Rose Cache.

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    Even bottle pics are enough to tell you that.

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    Ming is more pink.

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    Rose Confidentiel is darker.

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    Jade Rose is more yellow.

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    Peche Nacree is more peach.

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    And it’s not just bottle pics – they look really different on the nails too.

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    So yup, no dupes.

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    And now, Rose Exuberant.

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    I have a number of Chanel pinks in my collection.

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    And out of all of them, Pulsion is the one that is most similar to Rose Exuberant.

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    Rose Insolent is lighter. Splendeur is much darker. (And I love it, I think it’s sexy.)

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    On the nails, Pulsion is still the most similar to Rose Exuberant.

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    Both are gorgeous, vibrant, creamy pinks that can work as one-coaters.

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    But there is a slight difference – Pulsion is a little lighter and brighter than Rose Exuberant. I can’t decide which one I like more. They’re both super pretty.

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    I love how awesome my pink Chanels look when mattified with Chanel’s Top Coat Velvet.

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    And finally, Chanel Pirate.

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    I already knew I didn’t have a Chanel dupe in my collection – none of my other red Chanels have Pirate’s crazy gorgeous jelly finish.

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    But I still brought them out anyway.

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    I love Chanel’s reds.

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    They are sexy sexy sexy.

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    I couldn’t get enough of them.

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    Enthusiast is too orange to be a Pirate dupe. Fire is brighter. Rouge Fatale is darker.

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    Dragon looks similar in photos but it has too much brown in it to be a dupe for Pirate.

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    And Dragon has a cream finish while Pirate is a crazy squishy jelly. I love it. I love them both.

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    All these Chanel reds look fantastic with Chanel’s matte top coat too.

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    Love.

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    Now I’m excited to do comparison swatches of Chanel’s Top Coat Velvet and other matte top coats.

    Chanel’s Rouge Allure Velvet Collection is now available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source.


  2. 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.

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    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.

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

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

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    There are three colors and a special top coat.

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    A matte top coat.

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

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    A beige, a pink and a red.

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    Pretty, pretty, pretty.

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    This is Rose Cache.

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    Chanel describes this as a “rose beige.”

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    Yup, pretty accurate.

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

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

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    This is another shade with Chanel’s secret shimmer.

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

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    This is Rose Cache with flash.

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

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    This is Rose Cache with Top Coat Velvet.

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

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    It’s not chalky at all.

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

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    I wish this shade was as pretty on me too.

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    This is Rose Exuberant.

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    Chanel describes it as “intense pink.”

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    And yes, that’s accurate too.

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    Now that is a serious pink.

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    I love how bright this pink is.

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    It’s such a happy color.

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

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    It’s so pretty.

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    Again, lovely formula.

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    I used two coats.

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    And I love Rose Exuberant matte too.

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    Crazy pretty.

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

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    Love love love.

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    There’s no other word for this.

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    Love.

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    And finally, Pirate.

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    Chanel describes this as “deep red.”

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    Pirate is a deep red.

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    A deep red jelly.

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

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    I love this too.

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    I love how glossy this color is.

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    It’s sexy.

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    Matte Pirate is sexy too.

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    Really sexy.

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

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    Love love love.

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    I love how vibrant this red is.

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

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

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    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.