I hope you all had a good start in the weekend. Yesterday after work I dropped by my local (read favorite!) Chanel counter at Breuninger, Stuttgart to check out the reformulated Rouge Coco Lipsticks. Rouge Coco line has always been about casual, wearable colors and muted tones. I love them and own many since they go great with eye focused make-up. Although I know some found it a little drying, I really liked the old formulation. I found especially the trade-off between longevity and moisturizing effect quiet well for most of the shades. When this year a relaunch with new formula was announced, I was really curious to find out how these would be like.
Yesterday I picked up some shades and I will be reviewing them soon with a more in depth review of how I find the new formula. For today, I would like to share a first impressions and color range swatches, which I hope will be good for those who are ordering sight unseen or for those of us who are overwhelmed with the color selection and would like to pick a few favorites by seeing all the swatches before trying them on at the counter.
|Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick Relaunch|
In Germany we received 24 colors in total, which I think vary depending on your location. I have noticed some of the testers were placed double at each category and SAs told me that is because some shades are not available here. Throughout this post, I will try to write the missing shades as well.
There are four shades in nudes category, #400 Louise is rather sheer and for just to add a very slight touch of color. #402 Adrienne and #404 Julia are both great nudes for light to mid toned complexions. Julia is a little warmer than Adrienne, which has more rose in it. #406 Antoinette would be great for deeper complexions if you aim for a nude, otherwise it is a nice brown shade.
#408 Jeanne is not available in Germany.
|Swatches of Nudes: Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick Relaunch|
This category has lovely spring shades and they are really very wearable. I have tried #416 Coco which I really liked. It might even be my favorite from the line on me. #410 Catherine is the sheerest of this category. #412 Teheran is a warm pink. #414 Sari Dore is a repromote, it is mid-toned and a little lighter and a little more vivid than #416 Coco, which is mid-toned warm reddish orange. #418 Misia is the one with the most red undertones of oranges.
|Swatches of Oranges: Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick Relaunch|
From six available pinks, in Germany we received four of them. This category has one of my all time favorites, a repromote, #428 Legende. #422 Olga is the sheerest of the pinks. #426 Roussy is the one with the coolest undertones. #424 Edith is a gorgeous mid-toned natural pink which will look gorgeous across the complexions.
As far as I can find out, #420 Vera and #430 Marie are not launched here.
|Swatches of Pinks: Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick Relaunch|
Rosewood is sometimes more flattering than nudes and pinks since natural color of the lips can be close to these. In this category there is a sheer rosewood shade, #432 Cecile. #434 Mademoiselle is a repromote and one of the lines best sellers, as it is a my lips but better shade is a good way. I have tried #438 Suzanne since I own Mademoiselle already and thought a little more berry in there wouldn't hurt. Suzanne turned out to be a very natural looking casual berry shade on me and is one of my favorites from the line.
#436 Maggy is not released in Germany.
|Swatches of Rosewoods: Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick Relaunch|
I think this category is really nicely curated. They have a red for everyone. If you have warmer undertones or would like to catch the orange trend which is still lingering, go for the it-shade #440 Arthur. #444 Gabrielle is a repromote and a great natural red which would look nice on almost everyone. #442 Dimitri is for those of you who like your reds rather cool, myself included. But my favorite from this category happens to be #446 Etienne, a gorgeous berry red, which I think is more unique as well as very wearable.
|Swatches of Reds: Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick Relaunch|
This category has #450 Ina which is a slightly cool pink and #452 Emilienne, a warm plummy pink. There are also two interesting shades, which become wearable with Rouge Coco formula. #454 Jean is a lovely fuchsia, one of my favorites from the line, as well as #456 Erik, which is gorgeous once worn, not overdone but tells that it is a special lipstick, if that makes sense.
#448 Elise is not available in Germany.
|Swatches of Plums: Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick Relaunch|
At the counter there were super cute cards with I love Coco printed on it. Inside one could write the favorite names and kiss it to remember how the shade looked like. Since Breuninger is running a promotion starting from next week, I decided to wait until then to pick up my favorites but here is a sneak peak of some of them which are in my wish list.
|My Picks: Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick Relaunch|
Also check out Mostly Sunny Blog for more swatches. Also you can see repromotes Legende and Mademoiselle on Melanie here as well as a complete list of shades which are released in Germany.
Final thoughts: As a first impression I like how slightly transparent and wearable the new Rouge Coco Lipstick formula is. It feels very hydrating too but not overly shiny. I liked the old formula for its longevity and wondering how this one will turn out to be, which I can only tell after a longer test drive.
Are there any shades which are catching your eye?
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Thank you to lovely sales assistants in Stuttgart Breuninger
Chanel Counter who supported me to take swatches of all shades.