Sometimes in life it’s nice to splurge. We love to feel good and go the extra mile to make ourselves feel special sometimes. And it’s nothing wrong with that! These days, I feel like you can get pretty much anything from the drugstore. However, it’s still nice to drop by the department stores to treat myself.
Quite some time ago, I wasn’t so big on budgeting and was always treating myself to nice things. And then forgetting about them. Thank goodness I’m now more budget conscious and that I’ve got a ton of good stuff to play with. Like my old pal, Chanel 92 Secrète Rouge Allure Luminous Lip Color. I’ve had her for quite some time and I always enjoy how pretty and luxurious she is.
Secrète is a soft pink with a cool blue undertone and creamy satin finish. Think of it as the sweet, cute girl next door with the killer wardrobe. On the outside, the she looks chic and high class but on the inside she’s just your average everyday pink lipstick.
Which is why I don’t think you necessarily need to shell out 36 bucks to Chanel for it. Unless you’re in the mood to treat yourself. Because the formula isn’t all that special. Sure it’s very smooth, creamy and pigmented. But the color catches on to flakes and it isn’t all that long wearing. On average, Secrète lasts for around 2-4 hours before fading into a patchy stain. Not all that great.
I did find the formula lightly hydrating and very comfortable to wear but drugstore brands have been really stepping up their formulas. So you don’t have to spend big bucks to find the good stuff anymore. Deep down, I’ll always have a thing for Secrète because it’s an all purpose pink that you can wear just about anywhere and it just feels like pure luxury. Come on, it’s Chanel. I totally recommend it if you’re a high end diva who loves Chanel lipsticks and other fancy things. But if you’re a budget beauty I’d say you can skip this opt for something cheaper.