Chanel La Secrete (61) is a moderately warm-toned, medium-dark pink with a satin finish. It is a limited edition lipstick that retails for $45.00 and contains 0.12 oz.
Chanel La Secrete (61) Rouge Allure Velvet ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation, but it was not fully opaque and could have applied more evenly.
The Rouge Velvet formula is supposed to be "non-drying" with "intensely rich, long-wearing colour" paired with a "soft, velvet matte finish." The latter should be code for "not really matte," as they have a more satin-to-matte finish that gets less satin and more matte after one to two hours of wear. The consistency was incredibly smooth and velvety, so it glided on easily and never tugged, but there was some slip to it that seemed to interfere with the application--some color gathered in lines, not totally even, and it had shorter-wear than most of the Rouge Allure Velvets do for me at a mere three and a half hours. The formula was, though, 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.