Chanel No. 02 is a slightly cool-toned, medium-dark red with a satin finish. It is a limited edition lipstick that retails for $40.00 and contains 0.12 oz.
Chanel No. 02 Rouge Allure Velvet ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium red with neutral undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly across the lips, but it did require a second layer for full coverage. The lipstick was lightly creamy without being thick or overly emollient, so it applied without tugging but sat nicely on the lips and didn't feather over time. This shade stayed on well for six hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Elevating matte to a new elegance, this next-generation, non-drying matte lipstick glides on lips with intensely rich colour and a sumptuously soft, velvet matte finish.