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Chanel Rouge Coco Camélia Review

1 May

The Chanel Rouge Coco lipsticks were created as easy to wear colours, in a long-lasting creme formula. For me, with dry skin, long-lasting formulas tend to dry out on my lips, or they look cakey straight away. Worn with a small amount of balm, however, this lipstick is a wonderful medium coverage lipstick with a noticeable shimmer (not glitter). I would suggest, however, that it is not the perfect lip stick for my skin type.

Camélia is a member of the ‘pink’ family and the name derives from one of Coco Chanel’s favourite flowers, which often subtly graced her designs. It has a light rose scent. The colour is a medium to full coverage, but adapts to your skin tone; how it looks on my lips will differ greatly to yours. This creates a ‘your lips but better’ look. One layer will seem as though many have been applied; in this sense it is good value.

The packaging it divine, as always with Chanel. As the colour is easy to reapply without a mirror (or just using the reflection in your phone) and so is a great handbag lipstick. It is the perfect accompaniment to Chanel Vitalumiere Foundation: luminous and satin.

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See Also: Chanel Rouge Allure Review


Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick Review

18 Apr

Chanel Rouge Allure lipsticks apply beautifully smoothly. They are wonderfully gentle, highly pigmented and have a shine to them. The lipstick creates a strong colour on the lips with a natural sheen.

Adorable is a rose-pink, which is just slightly darker than my natural lip colour.

Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick 70 Adorable

Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick 70 Adorable

Amusing is a gentle red with copper undertones.

Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick 75 Amusing

Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick 75 Amusing

The lipstick can be layered to create a lighter or darker colour and over a rich lip balm the colour can be reduced to a lovely ‘lipstained’ appearance.

These are not long-lasting lipsticks, about 4 hours is their maximum. If you are willing to reapply between courses at a dinner, or after lunch at work then these lipsticks are perfect. For longevity Bobbi Brown have Metallic Lip Shine Lipsticks, which are also rich colours with a sheen; these last through meals and for about 6 hours.

70 Adorable (below) 75 Amusing (above) Swatches

See Also: Chanel Rouge Coco Review