Thursday, December 7, 2017

Christian Louboutin Velvet Matte Lipstick in "Very Prive": Review and Swatches

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Christian Louboutin Velvet Matte Lipstick in "Very Prive": Review and Swatches
As you may have noticed, I've been slowly making my way through the Christian Louboutin lipstick repertoire recently. I've so far tried a shade from both the Silky Satin collection and the Sheer Voile collection and today, I will be reviewing a shade from the third and final Velvet Matte collection. To see some swatches and read my review of "Very Prive", click......
Christian Louboutin Velvet Matte Lipstick in "Very Prive": Review and Swatches
Christian Louboutin | Velvet Matte Lipstick in "Very Prive"
Packaging:
With a matte gold body, the Christian Louboutin Velvet Matte Lipstick is luxurious weighted for a very expensive feel. The shiny gold cap is carved with Art Deco-inspired patterns and its underside is painted a bold red to pay tribute to the iconic Louboutin red sole. Like all the other Christian Louboutin lipsticks, the Velvet Matte packaging has a little hoop on its cap so if you want to, the lipstick can be worn as a necklace with the included gold silk ribbon.
Christian Louboutin Velvet Matte Lipstick in "Very Prive": Review and Swatches
Christian Louboutin | Velvet Matte Lipstick in "Very Prive"
Christian Louboutin Velvet Matte Lipstick in "Very Prive": Review and Swatches
Christian Louboutin | Velvet Matte Lipstick in "Very Prive"
Formulation:
In contrast to the Christian Louboutin Silky Satin and Sheer Voile lipsticks, the Velvet Matte formulation promises a "soft touch finish" with a "full coverage in one stroke". I have here the shade "Very Prive", a dark wine red with a warm, plummy undertone. Although very pigmented, the color is slightly patchy, which really isn't unexpected as dark wine reds tend to be a little problematic.
Christian Louboutin Velvet Matte Lipstick in "Very Prive": Review and Swatches
Christian Louboutin | Velvet Matte Lipstick in "Very Prive"
With a thicker application, a mostly even and opaque coverage can be obtained but this is definitely a shade I would recommend pairing with a lip liner. Additionally, the color is really not that matte. Although not as shiny as the Silky Satin formulation, this Velvet Matte has a noticeable sheen. The formulation is very moisturizing and comfortable on the lips and wears fairly well for up to five so hours with minimal eating.
Christian Louboutin Velvet Matte Lipstick in "Very Prive": Review and Swatches
Christian Louboutin | Velvet Matte Lipstick in "Very Prive"
Overall, this is a beautiful vampy red lipstick. Although creamy and pigmented, the formulation is slightly patchy. If this were an average, $30 department store lipstick, I'd say that it's not bad but given that it's from Christian Louboutin and costs a hefty $120, I would expect a better coverage. With that said, the packaging is stunning as always. So if you really like the color and don't mind pairing it with a lip liner, then it's worth checking out in person!

Availability:
Christian Louboutin Beauty is available in Canada online at Christian Louboutin, in stores and online at Holt Renfrew and Nordstrom.
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