Gradient Lips Tutorial with Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet 42 L’eclatane Spring 2013

March 20, 2013

I’ve been really liking this lip look lately – application is relatively more complex than just smearing a layer of lip color on, but the end result is simply effortless sexy with a touch of innocence. If you think the look of perfectly defined lips is too serious and grown-up, then this tutorial might help you to achieve a baby-like sexy pout which has been dominating in the Japanese and Korean beauty magazines.


The main product featured in this post is the Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet 42 L’eclatante from the Spring 2013 Collection. I actually have purchased quite a lot of products from this collection and loving them all! Since there have already been tons of reviews available on the internet, I thought I’ll share my takes on how I wear them in my tutorial/fotd posts. The color of this lipstick is absolutely to-die for – you know you are wearing a beautiful lip color when there are girls on the street stopping you and asking for the shade number! It can look quite bright if applied directly from the tubes, and I normally like to apply it with either my fingers or a lip brush to tone down the color, and finish with some lip balm/gloss otherwise it can make my lips look flakey and dry.

Chanel-Rouge-Allure-Velvet-42-L'eclatante.jpgTutorial with Chanel Allure Velvet L’eclatante

1. Prep the lips with exfoliation first as it helps to remove the dead skin, moisturize, and improve blood circulation to make the lips appear more plumped.

2. Conceal the lip lines using a concealer – the key is to completely blur out the lip lines.

3. Use a very pale pink lip pencil (or a lipstick), go over the lip lines that was concealed in the previous step, all the way towards the middle of the lips.

4. Use a bright pink lipstick (about 3-4 shades brighter than the lip pencil), apply the color from the centre of lips outward  but do not go over the lip lines. The key is to use your finger or a lip brush to blend out the harsh edge for a gradient effect.

5. Apply a sheer pink lip gloss over the lips with more at the center.


Finished look with the beautiful Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet 42 L’eclatante

Before and After

Products Used:

1. Sarah Happ Lip Scrub in Blood Orange Flavour – my HG lip exfoliator

2. Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage with Becca Concealer Brush

3. Sportsgirl Lip Pencil

4. Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet 42 L’eclatante (LE) from the 2013 Spring Collection

5. Lancome Juicy Tubes in Marshmallow with Becca Lip Brush

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

jeslynj March 20, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Great tutorial! I learn so much from you.


elaine March 20, 2013 at 4:27 pm

I love lip gradients and yours looks so perfect! The pink is such a playful cute pink!


Polished Pinay March 21, 2013 at 2:16 am

Oh wonderful tutorial! Maybe the same look can be achieved by eating a lollipop? Hahaha


Claire March 21, 2013 at 6:39 pm

So gorgeous, I love how natural it looks too 🙂


Dejhana March 22, 2013 at 1:01 am

Fantastic tutorial. I can’t wait to try this in more muted tones for an everyday look!


Yi March 22, 2013 at 4:58 pm

Really like your style.And your lips look sexy!


Chel March 24, 2013 at 1:07 am

This is nice!

Now I regret passing up on L’ Eclatante!


faye lu March 27, 2013 at 7:05 am

LOVE THIS ‘ombre’ lip look – very on trend at the moment x


kasie March 29, 2013 at 12:12 am

Love this combo color. Do you know of any other lip pencil color similiar to the Sportsgirl lip pencil? I can’t find that brand in my area.


Reika March 31, 2013 at 12:51 am

Hi Kaise I think Mac lip pencil in life’s a breeze (le though)is very similar to the sports girl’s one.


Emma April 3, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Ive always wanted to try a lip scrub as my lips are so prone to dryness and flaking unless they are covered in product 24/7! Thank you for introducing me to SH’s line, after seeing this post I went onto BeautyBay and ordered her lip scrub in “Red Velvet” I cannot wait for it to arrive!! 🙂


annie April 7, 2013 at 11:51 am

Wow!!! That’s a pro result!!! You are amazing!!!!! 😀


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