Chanel La Diva Rouge Allure Velvet #44-My Pink Obsession Continues

The hubby was in LA this past weekend working(I know I should have gone too), so the kind man stopped in at Macy’s to feed my pink lipstick obsession. Chanel Spring 2014 isn’t here yet in Canada(at least in my part), which I get WHY, because spring is just a dream at this time of year. But it still kind of bothers me that we have to wait another month for spring 2014 beauty compared to the USA. Like it doesn’t snow in the States too? Unless you’re living down, down south, NOBODY above the 35th parallel North is experiencing spring right now. Whatever. I just wish cosmetics companies didn’t feel the need to jump the gun on seasons so much. Just for once I’d love to be lemming for spring beauty WHEN IT’S ACTUALLY SPRING, YA’ KNOW?

I’m not a huge Chanel makeup fan to be honest, but I do have a soft spot for their lipsticks. And blushes of course-but you probably guessed that one, right?

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Chanel La Diva Rouge Allure Velvet #44

Chanel La Diva Rouge Allure Velvet #44 is a cool-toned fuchsia pink. I thought my Shiseido Perfect Rouge Lipstick Rs448 Sensation was pink. Chanel La Diva is even PINKER.

Here they are swatched next to each other for comparison:

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Shiseido Perfect Rouge Lipstick Rs448 Sensation
Chanel La Diva Rouge Allure Velvet #44

The Shiseido one is more yellow toned, and more moisturizing obviously. Chanel La Diva is more blue-based and cooler, and it’s matte. But not a complete matte, more of a satin matte at first. It becomes more matte as it wears.

I have one other Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet and I do like this formula, however I do find lips have to be exfoliated before application, otherwise the lipstick will catch on any extra lip skin. It’s a matte lipstick and they need some prepping. Most mattes do.

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Chanel La Diva Rouge Allure Velvet #44

PINK. SO PINK. But I love it. Like THAT’S a surprise!

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Chanel La Diva Rouge Allure Velvet #44

And because somebody will always ask me what mascara I’m wearing, it’s the Sephora Upside Down Mascara I reviewed a couple of days ago. Nice from far away, hey?

Chanel La Diva Rouge Allure Velvet #44 lasts a good 5 hours on my lips before fading and it fades ever so gently. It’s pretty comfortable the whole time too. I do like to prep my lips with a lip balm before hand just to give them some moisture before hand.

I’m just going to warn you all right now that this pink thing I’ve got a hankering for probably won’t be ending anytime soon. Sorry! In other news, I’m getting my hair cut and coloured next week. It’s so LONG again and I’ve been far too lazy to blow dry it straight. When I exercise every day, it’s such a chore to style hair! Kind of glad I have curly hair to be honest, as I can skip that step if I want to. Although, I do think I look younger with straighter hair. BUT I was thinking of adding another colour into the pink hair mix! What should I add? Purple? Teal? Navy? I don’t know! Let me know what you think!

So, yay or nay to pink matte lips? What’s your favourite matte lipstick formula? To be honest, I’d have to say MAC believe it or not. I really love MAC’s matte lipsticks, especially when they’re Viva Glam. So comfy.

  • Hey Tracy, EEE I LOVE this on you! It’s so frickking amazing! I wonder how it’ll look on me (this is not a pink that I am familiar with), but man this is practically made for you! So what do you plan to do to your hair this time?

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Thanks Sunny! So Sweet! xo
      I’m not sure WHAT to do. I’ll get Marky to pick I think. That’s what I did last time haha!

  • Lily

    You are the only person I know who could rock pink lipsticks like that. So GORGEOUS!! Surprise us with your hair. I’m sure you’ll rock it too!!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Awww thanks Love! xo

  • Shu Ting

    Helloo Tracy! Happy new year to you! Wow this pink is really great with your hair! Both kind of bring out your eyes colour (or you say, make them ‘pop’?). 🙂

    I love a shocking pink shade as well! Right now I’m into Sleekmakeup’s Pink Freeze, and it’s matte! I am loving matte lippies atm! 😀 😀

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Hey Ting! Happy New Year to you and the family!! Thanks! Pink is so much fun right?

  • emlangille

    I love this lipstick! I need it! I often find bright pinks are too yellow-based, this one seems perfect! Also I love the pink in your hair, I wish I could do that and still be employed haha

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Thanks! :D:D this isn’t so yellow so it’s easier you are right! LOL it’s so wrong that still happens. Makes me angry. 🙁

  • Yes! Color! Teal! That would be AWESOME. Purple’s good too, haha. I love your hair, Tracy!

    And your husband is such a nice guy, hahaha. So well trained! And such good taste 😉

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      :D:D Thank my friend! xoxoxo I still don’t know what I want to do. SO HARD.

      :D:D trained is right!

  • Emma Bovary

    I can’t wait to try this on when it launches in Australia (will probably get here by 2016, hah) I actually only have two Chanel lip products (Troublant and Boy RCR) but this matte formula sounds pretty forgiving.

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Thanks Emma! 😀 I only have a few Chanel things as well. The brand is just so hit or miss tbh.

  • I love how this looks on you! Maybe I should go take a look at the Spring collection eh eh? 😛

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      LOL hahaha but you hate pinks I thought hahaha!

  • YAY to pink matte lips, especially on you! Seriously, this looks crazy good on you. Your hubs did good!

  • Looks like it was made for you, Tracy!! Gosh darn it, so beautiful. I probably wouldnt buy it cos it may look garish against my yellowy Asian skintone so Ill live vicariously (in pink lipstick land) through you 🙂

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Thanks Shari!! hahaha I bet there’s a pink that’s made for you though! I know there is!

  • Oh, so gorgeous on you!
    The new Chanel collection hadn’t really spoken to me before I saw this. 🙂

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Thanks Lena!!
      Yeah, only this lipstick spoke to me actually. It’s kind of a boring collection to be honest!

  • Liz

    It’s like it was made for you! <3 I fell for pink all of a sudden, too. I have a similar Shiseido lipstick but a darker one that suits me better. Please Instagram your hair as soon as you get it done!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Thanks! Pink IS fun. Glad you are loving it too! And I will! xo

  • Gaelle

    This shade is beautiful on you, and I like that pink obsession you’ve got going on. Some teal hair would be amazing!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Thanks Gaelle! xo I’m leaning towards teal too…. 😀

  • I knew you would like it even before I read the post because, holy mackerel, that is YOUR PINK, Tracy!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      LOL a haha thanks Laura! Love ya! xo

  • rachlovespenguins

    Purple hair! Or maybe navy! Lol I’m no help am I? I’ve always wanted to put navy blue in my red hair but have never been gutsy enough to do it. But then again I’m totally lazy with upkeep, so maybe that’s for the best.
    You said you liked MAC’s Viva Glam mattes the best. What are the main differences between those and this then? More comfy? I’m pretty new to matte lipstick territory. Enlighten me please! 🙂

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      I think you should do it! I see you love nay like I do haha. I don’t know ANYBODY who had a love for it like I do!

  • This pink looks so gorgeous on you, is in my wish list, but I doubt it’d look as good on me 🙂

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Thanks so much! I bet it would!

  • Add some purple to your pink hair! So much fun – I’m living vicariously through you – and YES I love that lipstick on you too! I love a great pink lip 🙂

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Noted! 🙂 I know you do my friend! I think you rock pink like NOBODY’S business!

  • Ahhhh–STOP IT, Tracy. Too. Much. Gorgeousness!!! 😀 I swear no one can rock a pink lip like you can, especially with your pink hair. It’s just bloody amazing!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      LOL hahaha thanks Becca! xoxoxo

  • You look amazing!! What a fab colour — and your hubby buying you makeup is amazing. Can he talk to mine? 😉

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Thanks my friend!! LOL hahaha give me his # !

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    You know, that’s GREAT idea! I’ll have to see if I can find that shade!

  • JAYSUSSSSS! This is glorious on you!!! Absolutely glorious! This lippie screams fun and frivolity! I too wish cosmetics companies would chill on the seasonal releases. Like how about Spring products coming out in April, or at least late March? Fall colors releasing in September? I want it to be the season I’m supposed to be enjoying when the colors are released! Although it’s going to be 60F degrees here today so I’m certainly not complaining about that! But still. It’s JANUARY. I want at least another month or so of wintery looks!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      HAHAHAAHAHAHA thanks babe! xo
      RIGHT? I don’t get it. I don’t feel like spring YET. WHY must they torture us!

  • Toya

    Whoa, teal!? YES! That would look BADASS with the pink, Tracy! I wish I could have hot pink in my hair so much!!!

    And loving this lipstick! I am not a huge Chanel fan either, but I would like to try a lipstick or two at some point. This one is fabulous!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Thanks! They didn’t have teal when I went to buy the dye, 🙁 but purple and indigo is ok! Hopefully next time I can get teal!

  • That pink is gorg!

    • TracyBeautyReflections


  • Oh Boy!!! This looks totally stunning on you!! 😀 I have one as well but I don’t know if I will be able to pull this one off as perfectly as you did 😀

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Thank you! I think you will for sure! xo