Just a little more than one more week to our trip and believe me we haven't booked any hotels yet. I hope it won't end up being unaffordable. There are so many things to get done before flying away, I am hyperventilating just by the thought of it.
But still I have many pretties to share with you in the upcoming days. I have gone to the counter to swatch and play with the relaunched Chanel Rouge Coco lipsticks (you can see swatches of all shades here). I then picked up some favorites and I knew I had to get #416 Coco because it looked like it might be special to my collection. Then I was contemplaiting to get Erik because I can't resist anything purple but ended up finding it a little wintery. So instead I opted for #454 Jean. They also gave me a mini Arthur, so here are my thoughts and comparisons of these two shades as well as a more detailed look in the formula.
|Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour #416 Coco & #454 Jean (and #440 Arthur as mini)|
Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour #416 Coco is a mid-toned coral which is more orange than pink but there is definitely some pink in there to make it work for my natural undertones. Like all the other new shades, this also has a certain transparency which makes it more wearable if you think you can't pull off a color. It is also very hydrating and has moderate lasting power on me.
|Swatch: Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour #416 Coco|
I was hoping that it would be close to one of my all time favorite coral lipsticks, Tom Ford Lip Color Shine #05 Sweet Spot. Actually it is quiet close but warmer than that one so a little trickier for me to pull off if I don't pair it with warm blush and eye shadow. I also compared #440 Arthur for you, which is more of a red coral than #446 Coco, which comes close to Chanel Rouge Allure #133 Conquise. I prefer the lasting power and formula of Rouge Allures but new Rouge Coco might be good for a casual swipe and go day. Other colors I pulled out of my stash are Guerlain Rouge Automatique #171 Attrape-Coeur and Chanel Rouge Allure #136 Melodieuse which is cooler than both Coco and Arthur. I am not surprised since I always gravitate towards pinkier shades. So Chanel Rouge Coco #416 Coco is indeed a unique shade in my stash.
|Swatch Comparison: Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour #416 Coco and #440 Arthur|
Here is the FOTD from orange blush post (!) earlier this week. I am also wearing By Terry Smoky Nudes Palette on the eyes (reviewed here). The more I wear the eye palette, more my excitement started to die unfortunately. I will try to summarize my thoughts when I review Color Design in a few days. All in all Rouge Coco #416 Coco is a little warmer than I hoped it would be. It seems the most orange I can go is Tom Ford Sweet Spot without supporting it with eyes and cheeks. Coco certainly needs a warmed up complexion to work on me.
|FOTD: Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour #416 Coco|
Then I wanted Erik and ended up with Jean, so is a woman's life, love and be loved *grins*. Anyhow, Jean winked at me and I couldn't say no. Came home to just find out that he is nothing special *sigh* but I come to that later on. Chanel Rouge Coco #454 Jean is a mid-toned fuchsia. This one is also semi-sheer, which makes it wearable. It also has moderate longevity on me, 4-5 hours if I can hang on there and not eat. Coffee is fine though.
|Swatch: Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour #454 Jean|
Remember the berries post from last week? Jean would be the perfect candidate for Tom Ford #29 Lip Color Jack and Bobbi Brown Sheer Lip Color #22 Berry. They are both very close, Tom Ford Jack is the most vibrant out of three, Bobbi Brown Berry is so much love and not so sheer. And check that out, Chanel Rouge Coco #454 Jean is more sheer than Bobbi Brown sheer, go figure. Anyhow, it is just a tad warmer as well so I am guessing if you have a warmer complexion, you can pull off Jean better than Jack or Berry or go for something even warmer, like Sisley Phyto-Lip Twist #5 Berry.
|Swatch Comparison: Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour #454 Jean|
Jean is definitely an easy to pull of kinda shade and I am loving it with minimal blush and natural eyes or cooler eyes alike. I love fuchsia for this time of the year and later in summer as well so it will get some use, that said, it is nothing new to my collection.
|FOTD: Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour #454 Jean|
A few thoughts about the formula. I find them more hydrating then the older formula but longevity is a little less. I think the semi-sheer light weight formula is lovely. If you want to invest in one of these, I highly recommend you to go for one with more vibrant colors. What makes Rouge Coco interesting is the transparency on the lips and therefore colors I usually can't pull off easily come out more natural. They are especially recommended if you have pigmented lips like mine and everything ends up looking neon on you. Then you shall not fear to wear any of those, no matter how crazy they look in the tube.
Final thoughts: From the colors I have chosen, I found #416 Coco to be a little warm for my complexion but it looks fine with an orange blush. #454 Jean is lovely but not all that unique.
Chanel Rouge Cocos have 3.5 g/0.12 OZ of product and are priced around 33€. They are available now at your counter.
Disclaimer: The products in this post were purchased by me