Kate - wow they are ALL beautiful on you. We just need more shades After seeing those pics, I will probably pick up Sensuelle today.
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The infamous white bag!! I hope you get your hands on it :) If so, let me know! Maybe I could call and order one?? I am now obsessed
I tried on the sample of Raffinee today, and it is a little darker on me. Now I'm only left with Fascinate to try. Of the three samples I tried I like Exuberante most, and also I like Distinguee which I bought.
Michelle - I'm so excited for you to get the lip bag!
NOooooooooo!!! Mine too! I'm hoping that it's a horrible rumour. I'm also shocked, because the associates I've spoken to have all said that it's the best selling colour. Seems like a weird place to start cutting...
I've been playing with my RAVs for a couple of days. While they are a wee bit drying on me (the weather has gotten colder here, so that probably has something to do with it), I'm happy to balm my lips and enjoy the divine texture and colour.
I put my review and swatches of the five I tried on here:
I'm not sure which one I want to try next. I'm stopping myself from getting La Somptueuse, because buying all three reds would just be silly... Right???
Great review and they all look gorgeous on you! I agree with you about the dryness, as I have dry lips and being in air-con room makes them worse. Do you find applying lip balm prior to the velvets will make them go on unevenly?
lol! Hope you solve the mystery of the white bag. The more elusive it is, the more we want it. And you don't have to try out the EL moisturizer for me, I got a sample of it too. So sweet of you!
elegant and cheryl - Do you use the Idealist serum daily, day and night? I read somewhere that we can't use serum daily, but I don't know, I've never use any serum before, only tried some samples from chanel which only lasts a week or so.
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*squirms* I'm not so sure about the velvets now, I'm worried that too many will pull too cool on me and I'm definitely a child of the sun. I'll have to swatch in person to make a final decision, though to be honest I hope I only like one or none of them as my card's going to catch on fire when the Spring 2012 collection hits my Nordies I'll be whipping it out so fast. >_>
I can only go by what I've seen on me and in photos, but I think that these shades are generally flattering to a range of skin tones. I suspect that, despite being opaque, they'll look different on different complexions because they generally have both warm and cool notes in them. At least they're permanent, so rather than catching fire, maybe your credit card can just kind of smolder for a while...
Thanks -- I can't wait to get the lip bag this week! Yes, I hope Elegant find the elusive white bag!
Me too, that blasted adorable keychain. It will haunt our dreams! lol
Yep. Evasion is peachy pink and Aventure is a blue pink. Aventure is one of my faves!
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La Ravissante and La Somptueuse are definitely not cool, so maybe you'd like them. La Raffinee, L'Exhuberant and La Fascinante, which are all on the sample card, are really universally flattering imo. So far the only one that pulls too cool on me is La Caline. I suspect La Sensuelle may too, but I haven't seen it irl. I hope you do find at least one shade you like because they're really nice texture-wise!
Agreed! I tried most of them on and the only one that seems cool-toned is La Sensuelle (which should still be good on both warm and cool tones). The colours are mostly deep and deeper shades are universally flattering. I actually wish they had MORE cool shades, lol!
MissQQ - Well, that is interesting about the serums..hmmm I hadn't heard that but would like to know if that is true. I do use the Idealist & the Vissionaire every day. And I too obsessed over your key chain
Monsy - I agree with Winthrop on Aventure :)
Michelle - on our obsessions...plural
Ok, I bought the Holiday lip bag with Spark in it for my DIL for Christmas @ Nordies. The Chanel lady said she would try to see if she can locate the elusive white bag for me, but who knows Should I hold my breath
My Nordies didn't even get the Velvets yet. She said they were a bit ticked by it. So I went to the Saks there & they had them. The lady started telling me all about them I was like yeah I kinda know...& I am wearing Ravissante. So I came home & ordered Sensuelle from chanel.com. It looked like a fuchsia/berry/slight plum based deeper red that would be so pretty lightly blotted or full on.
I just love these velvets big time. We ate dinner & Ravissante was still on my lips perfectly & none of it was on my white coffee cup
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Now all of you have me thinking about this white bag, and I haven't even seen it yet. LOL!
Edit: I saw the pic on the other thread and like the holiday lip bag more. Thankfully for my wallet.
I did cave and order the lip bag and the eye bag. I am going to try to be good and give the eye bag to my mom as part of her Christmas present. (Wonder how long that will last.)
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Who knows what will happen. The lighting was better in Saks than what is was in Macys so I thought Sensuelle looked really pretty both light & darker applications. I figured that for just a little bit more, I might as well buy her the whole kit. That bag has the most adorable little gold snowflake charm with the CC logo in the center of it on the zipper.
You know, I spent almost $200 on Chanel at Macys & got a little tube of soap ...but then at Nordies you could spend half of that & get that gorgeous unique white bag
I didn't know the keychain left a big impression. I just checked my drawer to make sure it is still there! I love it.
elegant - The lip bag is a great gift for your DIL! Yeah we should all get the white bag, and not random tiny samples that we have no use of.
Edited by Miss QQ - 11/6/11 at 9:43pm
Oh, I hope you girls are able to find the white bag!! If I run across any extras, I'll post (I have a very resourceful mua......).......
I ordered L'Elegante from eBay - couldn't resist the color!!
No, my counter doesn't have the velvets yet. I'm hoping I can see them in NYC this week if I can get a few minutes to myself.
HG has it. I have one coming from a very nice MUAer in Singapore but am not sure how soon it'll get here. Possibly this week, but maybe next.
On the already infamous white bag....one of my Nordstroms claims they are having some event in early Dec where they will have it but it will be very limited, and the other is having an event this Fri & Sat but she will need to call me back re whether the gift is "the white bag".