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I wear make up on a daily basis but usually stuck to the cheaper and more affordable brands. I have always heard the glowing reviews about Chanel make up and have wanted to try it but did not because of the expensive price. Chanel is even more expensive than mac, and mac is only just in my budget. This was the first thing I ever bought from Chanel. I bought this after seeing a celebrity in a magazine in the advertisement for this lip stick wearing it. She looked great so I decided this was going to be my first Chanel purchase.
I really like the packaging of this lip stick. The classic and stylish looking black outside packaging and gold inside. The well known Chanel logo is on the end of the lipstick. The bright and vibrant colour of this lip stick is very pigmented and high quality which I love. This lip stick is not matte, it is rich and smooth and velvety on my lips. You can definitely see a shine on my lips when I wear this lip stick. This lipstick is very very red in colour. This particular lipstick reminds me of one by YSL in terms of how long lasting they are on the lips. Because this lip stick is so pigmented you can tell it is definitely a lip sticks had not a balm but it does not feel like it on your lips. It feels more like a balm as it is light and smooth. I wish they had more wearable colours in this range though, most of them are pretty dark. I would have bought more if they were more natural colours.
I love Chanel products although I mainly use Chanel Coco Mademoiselle perfume. Chanel make up products have been hailed as a top of the notch products and I always wanted to try out their make up products; the only problem is, of course, they are very expensive and I don't really have money to splash around. However, I was accompanying my aunt with her shopping for beauty products and she saw me looking at Chanel lipsticks. As a treat, she bought me the above Chanel lip stick for helping her out with her shopping. I must say that's a very nice treat.
My first expression of this Chanel Rouge Coco Hydrating Crème Lip Colour is its sleek and luxurious look of the product. As shown in the picture, the lip stick comes in a sleek black tube with Chanel logo on top of the lip. The colour I bought is Paradis, which is a warm coral colour and looks very lovely on the lips. My aunt paid £24.00 for this, and she herself bought one. Personally, this is the most expensive lip stick I have ever used. Since it's Chanel and it's so expensive, I have high hopes for this product. I have to say I wasn't wrong but I wasn't quite right either.
When I tried this lip stick on at the beauty counter, I love the look and feel of this on my lips. It does hold the candle to its declaration as the 'Hydrating Crème' lip colour. The lips do feel moisturised and hydrated. Since I tend to have dry lips, I always have to wear either a lip balm or a lip stick; otherwise I risk having cracked lips that would occasionally bleed. This Chanel lip stick helps with this problem by keeping my lips moisturised for long. As an added bonus, the lipstick is very fragrant: it is scented with the smell of mild spring blossoms and a touch of fresh water. It is quite hard to describe but I absolutely love the scent of this lip stick.
However, the drawback of this Hydrating Crème lip colour is that it doesn't really keep my lips hydrated for 8 hours as it says on the package. Provided that I do eat and drink within that 8 hour time frame, but the lip colour would start to wear off within 1-2 hours even without eating or drinking. So if I'm wearing this throughout the day, I would need to touch up a few times.
Overall, this Chanel Rouge Hydrating Crème lip colour is one of the products I would be willing to try again despite its extortionist price. The lip colour is not long-wearing but I have yet to find one lip stick that stays on for more than 3 hours without making my lips feel like glue. Also, this Chanel lip colour is scented wonderfully. I would put this on my list of things to buy at the airport.
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