They are sooo close to each other and can be considered as dupes of the other. They differ slightly in shade as Mehr leans to a neutral pink with a litttttle hint of mauve while La Raffinee is more Mauve-y pink. Also Mehr tugs a bit when applied because of its matte consistency while La Raffinee applies smoothly because of its velvety finish. Don’t be fooled though, as La Raffinee is more drying than Mehr (I can’t fathom why). I suggest applying lip balm underneath.
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet #34 La Raffinee:
Swatch (top -Mehr, bottom – La Raffinee):
Where to buy:
MAC Mehr – Available in all MAC stores nationwide
Chanel La Raffinee – Rustan’s Department Store
MAC Mehr – P1,000
Chanel La Raffinee – P1,700