Rouge Allure Velvet is the latest range of lipsticks from Chanel. Described as luminous matte lip colour enriched mother of pearl particles, they impart a matte finish but the colour does not appear flat.
Ravissante means charming and delightful, and I think the colour certainly reflects it. In my opinion, La Ravissante #32 is the prettiest shade of the range - a pink/peach with micro shimmer (the kind of colour I gravitate towards). It is also one of the easier colours to wear from a range dominated by a bright pink, strong reds and browns.
Although Chanel claims it is as moisturising as a satin lipstick, after a few hours, they still feel a bit dry on the lips to me. Therefore lip prep is vital before applying the lipstick. But I have to say it is more moisturising compared to MAC and NARS matte lipsticks. Staying power is strong as it is a matte lipstick.
You can see from this photo that the lipstick is matte but has a little bit of light reflecting properties.
I have been wearing Ravissante from the sample card and therefore cannot comment on whether it is okay to apply this lipstick straight from the bullet or whether a lipbrush is required. I suspect it is fine with the lighter colours but a lipbrush will be required for the darker shades. Ravissante is quite opaque when applied.
This swatch shows the lipstick a bit shinier than it actually is. I think it was the way the sunlight caught the lipstick.
Ravissante is my pick for the Rouge Allure Velvet. I have also bought La Fascinate but it's more of a evening only colour for me. Will be reviewing it soon.