Chanel No. 03 is a very cool-toned, medium-dark red with a satin finish. It is a limited edition lipstick that retails for $45.00 and contains 0.12 oz.
Chanel No. 03 Rouge Allure Velvet ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark, slightly muted red with cool, pink undertones and a soft sheen. It had semi-opaque coverage--plenty of pigmentation that it covered the lips with even coverage but my lip freckle was still visible. The consistency was smooth, velvety, and comfortable to apply and to wear as the lipstick glided on but didn't move around over time. The lipstick wore 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.
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.