Chanel Allure lipstick Sasha Wilkins

After years of only wearing one lip colour (Bobbi Brown’s Uber Nude), two years ago I found a coral lipstick discarded by my mama, and had a revelation: orange and coral lipsticks look great on pale blondes. I can’t wear true reds, or any red that has a blue tone in it, because it clashes horribly with both my rosacea and with my underlying skin tone.

So after months of allegiance to MAC’s Neon Orange, (still my signature colour) I branched out to slightly more pink-prange colours. This CHANEL lipstick from their Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour collection is the perfect shade to wear in the sun with a slight tan. It doesn’t look too done for lazy summer days, but adds a welcome burst of colour to a slightly under made up face.

It also works very nicely if you have gone heavy on the eye makeup, as it doesn’t fight for attention. There’s a lovely velvet-y texture to it too, as you may have guessed from the name. It isn’t the longest lasting of lipsticks, which was a surprise, as matt colours tend to stick like glue, but that’s no bad thing as it keeps lips nicely moisturised.

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour 43 La Favourite £25.

Style notes: I’m wearing an ancient white Lewin’s shirt which I liberated from my mother, Tom’s Sunglasses, a Wedgwood blue cameo pendant, and (out of sight) GAP Boyfriend distressed cut off shorts. 

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That’s a gorgeous colour on you – and a fantastic photo!

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@That’s Not My Age: Thank you very much! LLGxx

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That colour looks gorgeous on you!

Lucy x

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@Lucy: Thank you! LLGxx

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Wow, what an incredibly beautiful photo of you, stunning!

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@Karyn: Thank you! LLGxx

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beautiful.
Colour and you.

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@sadie: Thank you! LLGxx

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Try the Chanel Rouge Allure in GABRIELLE– it’s a red, but it’s got some gold in it and I swear it’s the most universally flattering red I have ever seen. Proof: I first saw an Asian girl wearing it and actually went up to her to inquire what it was. My complexion is the opposite of Asian (a genetically blessed Irish concoction of pale-pink and freckles, jealous?), but every time I wear it (I’m not exaggerating: EVERY time) people compliment me on how “well” I look.

It’s the greatest lipstick ever.

You look beautiful in that pic.

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@annemarie: oh hello you! I am SO checking this out; it sounds wonderful. I adore Chanel lipsticks. They all seem to look wonderful on. And thank you. The poer of a good selfie, with the sun in the right place! LLGxx

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You should try Pai Skincare for your Rosacea. Their products have transformed by skin! You look lovely as well. x

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I bought that shade today in Neiman Marcus. The charming sales guy says that shade is rushing out the door and it was the last one. Your cosmetic tips are spot on, thank you!

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