Here is my review and swatches of the Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour in shade 34 - La Raffinee.
Packaging of Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet lipsticksThese come in the Chanel black external box.
Formula, pigmentation and staying power of Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip ColoursThe ingredients contain shea butter and jojoba, and no parabens.
Staying power? Nowhere near Rouge Double Intensite, which is immovable. This transfers a little and doesn't stay on as much as Lancome Rouge In Love, though it stays on far better than Guerlain Rouge G or the Urban Decay Revolution lipsticks, leaving behind some stain after snacks and drinks - I get around four to five hours' wear from this lipstick.
These are $35, but, in the Persian Gulf, they are cheaper at 136 Riyals than the Urban Decay Revolution Lipsticks by almost 20 Riyals, despite the $22 price tag for Urban Decay in the US. Weird.
Swatches of Rouge Allure Velvet lipstick in La RaffineeLa Raffinee - the sophisticated or refined - is a beautiful dusty pinky-mauve. Here it is in natural light.
The Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet lipstick in La Raffinee, though very similar, does not last as long as Rouge Double Intensite in Rose Garnet, but I love this lipstick for itself - a very pretty dusty rose lip colour with a beautiful, creamy texture, and don't regret buying it one bit!