Chanel First Light is a moderately warm-toned, medium-dark orange with a semi-matte finish. It is a discontinued lipstick that retails for $45.00 and contains 0.12 oz.
Chanel First Light Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium orange-red with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good color coverage in a single layer, though it was just shy of being opaque as there was a veil of translucency still. The texture was smooth, velvety without being wet or slippery, and it glided on without tugging on the lips. It was thinner but did not feel clingy, though there was a bit of color that sat in my lip lines that was less noticeable from a normal viewing distance due to the brighter color and greater coverage level. This shade lasted well for five hours and was non-drying.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Highly concentrated pigments create an even, long-lasting result, while soft-focus microspheres combine with ultra-fine pearly particles for a luminous-matte finish. A blend of shea butter and a jojoba oil derivative instantly leaves lips feeling moisturized.