La Bouleversante (51)

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet

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Chanel La Bouleversante (51) Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel La Bouleversante (51) Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel La Bouleversante (51) Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel La Bouleversante (51) Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel La Bouleversante (51) Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel La Bouleversante (51) Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel La Bouleversante (51) Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel La Bouleversante (51) Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel La Bouleversante (51) Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel La Bouleversante (51) Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel La Bouleversante (51) Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel La Bouleversante (51) Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel La Bouleversante (51) Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel La Bouleversante (51) Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel La Bouleversante (51) Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel La Bouleversante (51) Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel La Bouleversante (51) Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel La Bouleversante (51) Rouge Allure Velvet

Chanel La Bouleversante (51) is a slightly warm-toned, medium-dark red with a satin finish. It is a discontinued lipstick that retails for $45.00 and contains 0.12 oz.

Editor's Review

Chanel La Bouleversante (51) Rouge Allure Velvet ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a very smooth, thin consistency. The finish had a fair amount of shine--more than "velvet matte" would have as defined by most would be my guess! Though it's not touted as hydrating, it is supposed to be "non-drying" and long-wearing, but my experience with it was that it was somewhat drying over the five hours it lasted. Something about the consistency made it seem like it didn't really adhere to my lips that well. Dior Diva (LE, $40.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Brave Red (LE, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Steam Heat (LE, $19.00) is more pigmented, better quality (95% similar). NARS Jungle Red (DC, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Flamenco (DC, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Candied Maple (LE, $24.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Nutcracker Rouge (LE, $19.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Chanel Ultrarose (257) (LE, $45.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Carmine Rouge (LE, $30.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Reddy to Go (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Mysterious Red (P, $27.00) is more pigmented, less glossy (90% similar). Illamasqua Maneater (P, $24.00) is brighter, more pigmented, less glossy (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.

Claims / Ingredients

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.

2 Written Reviews

By Anastasia 9 years ago.

I really LOVE this lipstick, it suits my lips and skincolor great! This one is very easy to apply, pretty bright, and give my lips great matte effect with very little and delicate shimmer. This one may dry a little. On me the lipstick lasts around 4-5 hours with coffeebreak.

Tags: highly-pigmented, creamy, easy-to-apply, drying, long-wearing, great-value

By Nicole 9 years ago.

La Bouleversante (51) is a beautiful shade and I purchased it with the fall 2015 collection. I hoped it would work. Unfortunately, for the cost, I think it needs too much help. The formula is not matte if you are looking. it needs 2 coats to not be patchy. It does have a shine. it only wears about 4 hours on me without a liner and it also feathers a little which is not a huge problem normally for myself. So, The thing I found unique about this shade was the light red color which made it nice for day time wear. Well, given it's issues, it needs a lip liner. I tried a clear one ( Urban Decay Ozone) and it did not help the patchiness. A red liner changes the shade. So, I'm returning it.

Tags: sheer, smooth, thin, easy-to-apply, uneven, drying, too-little-product, travel-friendly
Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry - Skin Tone: Light Medium - Undertone: Yellow