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Changing It Up: Autumn Lips with Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet L'Exquise

By bailaoragaditana · November 9, 2012 · 0 Comments ·

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in L'Exquise


Rouge Allure Velvet in L'Exquise on lips

So, as promised, I'm trying to change up my everyday makeup routine just a little, a different lip color, or a new eyeliner, or something, just because I miss my makeup as a playful, artistic, expressive medium rather than as just an unchanging, utilitarian part of my grooming and presentation. Today, since it's all gray and gloomy here in England (and threatening to rain, blegh), I went for some appropriately subdued autumnal lips. This is Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in L'Exquise, which was released last year, I believe, and is a sort of red-berry brown with a matte velvet texture. Perfect for November, right?

From my daily beauty products, I'm wearing all the usuals (Desert Rose blush), but have swapped the BB cream for Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturizer in Alabaster, and have dipped my Teddy eye pencil into Bobbi Brown Longwear Gel Eyeliner in Chocolate Shimmer Ink to make the lower waterline even bolder. (I learned this trick ages ago from Sophia over at The Makeup Blogette, but only recently started using it regularly again. Don't know why I ever stopped! It makes for precision application and I don't have to wash my brushes afterwards!)

Closeup of the eyes (including mascara smudge on the upper lashline, oops!):

I seriously love the new Buxom Lash Waterproof, by the way - I've long loved regular old Buxom Lash for the amazing defining brush, but it was just getting too smudgy at the end of a day (or worse, the end of a dance class). And I really liked Clinique Lash Power's results, but absolutely hated getting it off - "splashes off easily with warm water" my foot! More like ten minutes of scrubbing at my eyes and desperately trying to pick black bits out of my eyebrows afterwards! Buxom Lash Waterproof, thankfully, comes off with my usual eye-makeup remover and no need for rubbing. 

That's all for now - I think I'll aim to change up my eyes a little bit next time, what do you think? Maybe some wacky liner... Anyway, thanks for reading, and have a great weekend!

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Bobbi Brown

- BBU and Artist Lip palettes (anyone?)


- Rouge G L'Extrait gloss in Avarice & Luxure

Urban Decay

- Naked Foundation in 0.5

- Lip Junkie gloss in Naked2 and Strip

- Urban Lashes in Hot Number, Black Velvet, and Sly

- Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush

- Eyeshadows in Vanilla, Suspect, Kush, Busted, Cobra, Blackout, and Secret Service


- Larger Than Life eye pencils in Rue de Rivoli and Via Appia



Bobbi Brown foundations - Alabaster

Bobbi Brown concealer - Porcelain

MAC - NW15/NC15/Light depending on product

MUFE Hi-Def Foundation - 110 Pink Porcelain

MUFE Velvet Mat+ Foundation - No. 15 Alabaster

Hourglass Immaculate - Porcelain

Chanel Mat Lumière - Rose Clair


All of the makeup I feature here is stuff I have bought myself or played with, or that has been given to me by friends and family as gifts (perhaps occasionally stuff that belongs to my friends, as well). I'm not a professional makeup artist, I've never worked for any companies that sell makeup, I have no connections to cosmetic companies, other than the standard relationship between junkie and dealer, and all opinions expressed in my posts are my own. Should a company, someday in the future, want to give me money or products, I'll be the first to say so, in nice big bold letters. I'll also let you know if I win products, as from the Sugar giveaways. Otherwise, you can safely assume it's all the result of my incurable addiction to beauty products.