It’s matte but not as you know it.
Matte lipsticks often still cut a bad rap because of their sometimes-tendency to dry out your pout, or even leave a telltale ring of colour around the edges.
It’s for this precise reason that Lucia Pica, CHANEL Global Creative Makeup and Colour Designer, lent her master skills in maquillage to create a new lip collection of CHANEL Rouge Allure (on-counter October 1). And, boy are we jumping that she did?
Based on the tactile feel and texture of matte, but not in a “dry type of way—think of the most luxurious cashmere,” Pica reveals the concept has been taken one step further with the line-up featuring new Liquid Powders, six chic shades that create an almost blurred effect.
Keep scrolling to see the collection in action.
CHANEL Australia makeup artist Victoria Baron, who created these looks [pictured], intentionally created a stark contrast between this rich rouge pout and barely there base. “The lips are the focus, so by holding back in certain areas of the face, what you’re doing is highlighting another,” she explains.
IN THE NUDE
Baron dusted a soft highlighting powder along the temples and the T-zone to add dimension and boost glow. Using the tip of the sponge applicator of CHANEL’s new Rouge Allure Liquid Powder as the guide for the lip line, Baron says to apply it to the edges first, then the centre of your pout. Once dry, pop on another coat to achieve this flawless, opaque finish.
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