|Would buy this product again.||87%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
HG forever and ever and ever. However, I don't know why I forget about her. I do not apply full application. First, a light pk shimmer lippie or gloss, then I apply lightly, blotting with my finger or a brush. Never a tissue, you will take away it's sheen. YSL makes the only lip liner that matches. I apply at the cupid bow and only where needed. My face pops, giving me the most happy look. Pinky, plumy, brightening, subuded....it does it all. I love Vamp and she loves me. Apply Vamp with a light touch and put on a happy face. She never fails me....
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
IMO this product is just OK. The quality of it is pretty good but IMO not worth the money. The color doesn't look the best on me either, I was hoping for a more dark purple-ly color but this is more dark red-berry colored. Not really what I was expecting. So would I buy this again? No. It's just way too expensive for a lipstick that doesn't deliver the results I want.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
A beautiful black wine shade in a very drying formula.
I use Vamp (mine is Rouge Noir, the French version) in the same way as many other MUAers, as a stain. Applied fully, the color is simply de trop and theatrical, suitable for runway, Goths, would-be vampiresses and other assorted dragon ladies.
Taken at full strength, Vamp is a bit toxic.
Since the formula is so drying (and matte), I use it with Nars Damage, a balm with a stain in it. I tend to use Damage first, and I apply Vamp immediately afterwards with my finger, and use Damage's balm-like texture to spread Vamp around and to deepen and redden Damage.
This combination is spectacular and, if you don't mind a dry, matte lip, lasts for hours. Licking your lips allows you to spread the pigment around a bit.
"Rouge Noir" is a bit of a misnomer, but whatever you call it, this dark lipstick is much easier to wear than the latest Chanel "noirs" are. Those were truly noir and not workable; this one is.
For a more dramatic look, I've found that applying Vamp at full strength and then blotting twice gives a sophisticated presentation without looking as if you feel compelled to telegraph your differences on your mouth. Note that in either method of application, Vamp needs to be worn with a red-based blush (I use either Chanel Orchid Rose or Golden Sun).
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
My vamp has been with me for a few years. It is a classic color for Fall/winter tones.. however it looks fantastic with a slightly tanned face too.
This shade looks really dark and applies really dark if you use it straight from the tube (it is a Hydrabase)... however if you use your fingers or a lip brush, you can get a glorious dark stain which stays on for hours. I love using a dark gloss on top of this too and that varies the shade depending on the color of the gloss (even a fuscia gloss looks great over this shade).
The packaging is beautiful as one would expect for Chanel. The price is on par for Chanel products but less than YSL Rouge Volupte... so I don't mind replacing this product every few years.
All in all a wonderful classic dark plummy/red shade.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Warm Hair: Black, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I have had an affair with Chanel lip products for over 20 years and this is my all time favorite purple (plum-wine-red) lipsticks and it has been a staple in my makeup collection for over 10 years and I am caramel color WOC. This lipstick has a satiny smooth feel on the lips, is long lasting and has a wonderful light refreshing rosey smell.
The only con for this lipstick is that it is $28.50 a tube, however, with regular use this lipstick will last a couple of years, so you will get your money's worth and then some. IMO I think every makeup wearer should a tube of this lipstick in their collection -- I am never without it and neither should you and yes, it is that good.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This would have to be my favorite color but not necessarily my favorite finish as I find it a little dry. Having said that, if it wasn't as dry, it probably wouldn't give me the look I love when I just dab on then smear with my finger to give just a little more than a berry stained effect. A balm over the top makes the lips look instantly delicious and adds a healthy freshness to my face giving a sexy but innocent look (if you know what I mean!). Applied in this way the color looks very natural but 100x better on my fair/cool skintone. Applied at full strength it really does look "vampish" and not a look for the day but I guess if you're out on the prowl at night, this might be just what you are looking for!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I'm in love with this lipstick.....I use this lightly as a stain ...and it lasts forever......I'll go to work ...come home 8 hours later and its still going strong .....
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This is one of the chicest lipsticks ever.
Plummy wine red - doesn't go pink though. I've found this is quite a bit sheerer (if you don't press too hard during application) than it appears. It's going to take me a while to use this full strength, probably more in winter than in summer, LOL!!
Instant tooth whitener. I use this with a VERY minimal eye and face - your lips to the "talking", that's for sure. It's daring without being goth, which surprised me - I didn't expect this to be at all versatile, but it is. I think this lipcolor is MUCH more flattering than the illusive "perfect red lipstick" many of us, myself included, are still looking for.
I like this with a black top, great jeans, and heels - the taller the better - just a bit of sheer bronzer, two coats of mascara, and you've got appeal like no other.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Vampy dark red/purple. Wear this a lot by itself and also layer with other lipsticks to spice things up. Feel very cabaret singer/sophisticated with it. Has a lovely scent.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I think this should be in every womans collection. It's not for everyday but when you really want to feel like a vampy bad girl rock this. There is no comparision in any other brand for this plummy red lipstick. The formula is unbeatable and so unique. There are no weird graying undertones to this lippie. I highly recommend this in spite of the steep price. It's unbeatable. From the fairest to the darkest complexions its amazing on everyone.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Great red lipstick for olive skintones and probably the most beautiful shade of red on the market. This is a staple in my makeup bag. I've probably been through 6 tubes in the past couple of years. The smell is wonderful (kind of like rose water) and it goes on smooth. The only issue I have is that it isn't very hydrating so my lips can get really dry.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Scary at first - it took me about three days to use this full strength. At first I used it only as a stain. Now It's my signature colour. Instant teeth-whitener!
You want to wear this over a balm as it can be drying.
The price is insane, it's Chanel, what do you expect, but the colour is unmatched - that I've seen. I tried everything at the drugstore to see if I could match it - no go. I tried Lancome's - no go. This is a classic. Oddly though, when I asked for Vamp, they said they'd changed the colour to "Rouge Noir" which is the same.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Who hasn't at one time tried this cult favorite?!? Vamp has been in my makeup bag for years after a SA introduced me to it. The color is deep and dramatic. When layered with a gloss like MAC's clear Lipglass, the lips have a dripping wet look. You might be mistaken for a vampire. LOL
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
Gorgeous, amazing, classic, sexy and VERY vamp! I fell in love with this lipcolor for the first time when I stole it from my boyfriend's older sister when I was 17...I would never steal someone's lipstick anymore and a bit horrified at the thought that I did. But there was something about it that made me HAVE to have it even then. Looking back, I was much too young for such a sophisticated color, but since I looked more like a little fairy goth back then it fit. Nowadays however, this color on me is a very classic and refined way to be sexy. Screams confidence. I agree with other reviewers that on a day to day basis this color works better as a stain with or without gloss on top. But when you are feeling fierce, this is the most amazing lip color to reflect that.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This is my favourite lipstick shade in the whole world... I sport a more natural look it''s a couple years so I rarely wear it anymore. Reading the other reviews here, I think I'm going to give it a whirl as a stain. Often copied, never duplicated. It's quite spendy however I've had my tube for 6 years now and it is still as fresh as the day I dropped $32CAN for it. I would definitely repurchase if I used it up/lost it.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Classic Chanel color that is just right for this Fall (2008). It is a very dark red/brown/black? lipstick. Used straight, it is a real statement. Sophisticated, worldly, etc. I also like to use it as a stain with lipgloss on top for a more wearable version. . Hydrabase is a full pigment lipstick with excellent wearability. A must to try at least once in your life. Makes my teeth look whiter.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
This is the lipstick for the sophisticated, fearless Woman I'd like to be, not the shy girl I am, and as such it takes a lot for me to wear it straight from the tube or even applied with a lipbrush. A lot of courage, and a lot of time-- this demands ultra-precision lipliner and a patient, steady hand. But when I have the balls for it, it does look fantastic, very flapper-y on me, very vintage but not in a dated way. I'm still getting use out of it, though; for the day-to-day, I can put a sheer layer on and it is a gorgeous berry that isn't too cool-toned, just enough brown to keep it from turning fuschia, a problem that I -always- seem to have with berry lipsticks. And when I do that, it's the most beautiful just-bitten color, and even better with Clinique Black Honey lipgloss over it. And even when it's sheered out, it LASTS. Lasts better than any other lipstick I have. It's a bit drying, but I find that balm under lipsticks seriously undercuts their lasting power so I just exfoliate well and grin and bear it. Vamp gets a five for both the fantasy factor and the daily wear factor.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Chanel Rouge Hydrabase creme lipstick in 18 vamp is my "sexy" lipstick, first I got the lipliner and when I got home and tried DH said it looked so "hot" that I ran to Macy's and also got the lipstick. Will repurchase.
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Gorgeous and luxurious long-lasting dark purplish reddish berry lipstick. I use this as a lip stain by applying it with my fingers- the result is a berry stain like just-bitten berries. However, if you apply it like a regular lipstick, then it is very very dark. The color can be described as somewhat along the lines of...
- berry / raspberry (a moderate to dark or deep "purplish red") / cranberry (a deep to vivid "purplish red") / cherry (a moderate or strong red to "purplish red"),
- plum ([mw] a dark reddish purple; a dark purple to deep reddish purple),
- wine (the colour of red wine, which is wine having a red color derived from skins of dark-colored grapes; the colour of red wine; [mw] red wine = a wine with a predominantly red color derived during fermentation from the natural pigment in the skins of dark-colored grapes) / bordeaux ([mw] 1. white or red wine of the Bordeaux region of France 2. claret; a dark red to purple; any of several red or white wines produced around Bordeaux, France or wines resembling them) / claret ([mw] 1. a red Bordeaux wine, 2. a "dark purplish red") / merlot ([mw] a dry red wine made from a widely grown grape originally used in the Bordeaux region of France for blending, also : the grape itself; dry red wine made from a grape grown widely in Bordeaux and California) / dubonnet ((trademark) a sweet aromatic French wine (red or white) used chiefly as an aperitif),
- burgundy ([mw] a reddish-purple color; a "dark purplish-red" to blackish-red color; a dark greyish or blackish red to "dark purplish red" or reddish brown),
- magenta ([mw] a deep "purplish red"; a "dark purple-red" color; a moderate to vivid "purplish red"; reddish purple),
- ruby (a dark or deep red to deep "purplish red"),
- fuchsia ([mw] a vivid reddish purple; a "dark purplish-red" color; a strong, vivid "purplish red"),
- maroon ([mw] a dark red; a "dark purplish-red" to dark brownish-red color; a dark reddish brown to "dark purplish red"; brownish crimson),
... all of which are basically variations of a cross between or a mixture/combination of the colors of purple and red.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
Oh my...this color is just amazing, I don't even have anything else near it. The closest thing I have is MAC's Media, and even that just doesn't compare. Vamp is the same sort of reddish purple, but deeper and richer. I also like the look of it on my lips better, not too matte or shiny - very satin. I can't really say if it's closer to red or purple, every time I put it on I think something different! Definitely need a liner for this one though...I didn't quite have the right color at first so I tried it with a reverse lip liner (Cargo's) I decided a color this special deserves it's own perfectly matched liner so I bought the Vamp liner as well, albeit cheaper on Ebay. I also love the consistency of the lipstick itself as well (this is my first and only Chanel lipstick) It did fade a bit through dinner, but at least it faded evenly, and I still had a slight stain on my lips. Not drying at all. I also love the case - very classic, chic and glamourous (of course, it's Chanel!) While applying it I feel like I should be touching up while looking into an antique ornate silver compact! (which funny enough, I started browsing for on Ebay as well!) All this praise aside, it is expensive - $25 for lipstick isn't cheap. It is one I am glad to have in my collection though - it isn't the kind of thing I'll wear everyday, so it should last me a while. This one is special.