I am having a love affair of late. A love affair that gets my heart beating and my stomach flipping, and it feels so good. Of course, being a product obsessed beauty and now turned fashion blogger, it’s with Chanel. Classic, stylish and sophisticated, I am falling for black, glossy cased lipsticks and smooth black lambskin bags. It’s irresistible, it’s elegant and it’s so beautiful, that all I want to see is little double C’s adorning everything. One can dream. The Chanel make up range has featured in my beauty collection since I was old enough to start earning my own money. I remember spending £80 of my hard earned wages on some Chanel ‘essentials’ when I was around 17 and I felt like a princess. Over the years, I have dipped in and out of the Chanel brand, favouring face products to lip products, but recently I decided to delve into the Chanel Rouge Coco lipsticks. Welcome to the collection Coco and Mademoiselle.
The Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick range was reformulated last summer and brought 29 shades to the brand with each lipstick named after a special person in Coco Chanel’s life. From friends, artists to lovers, there are some fabulous shade names such as Arthur, Adrienne and Gabrielle who have inspired the woman who has gone on to inspire a huge amount of people. Rouge Coco has been split into five shade ranges which I think are so beautiful. Lovers are reflected by dramatic reds, Best Friends are celebrated by romantic pinks, Muses are inspired by bright corals, Family are brought together by classic nude shades whilst Artists are honoured by deep plums. I’ve chosen two colours, one coral and one pink with the classic shade names Coco, and Mademoiselle.
The packaging of both lipsticks are everything that you would expect from Chanel. Black, glossy cases with gold detailing and the famous double C’s on the lid of the case. The bullet of the lipstick is housed within the gold casing, found under the lid and when twisted up, Chanel is found embossed on the bullet. They really are beautiful lipsticks, for just packaging alone. The formulation of the Rouge Coco is like that of the Rouge Coco Shines, a semi opaque colour with a light shine, but not as sheer. Wear time is lower than average due to the shine formulation, but around 3 hours of wear is still quite good. As I always say, with a lipstick this pretty, who cares how many times you have to reapply. Hydration is top of the list on these balm like lipsticks and they are pretty intuitive in terms of being a highly pigmented colour that doesn’t need a mirror to be able to apply. Genius
The shade Coco is part of the bright coral family, and is described as a peony orange and the warm undertones make Coco a really special shade. It does contain a really faint shimmer and has a gorgeous gloss finish. Mademoiselle on the other hand is described as a warm pink rosewood and is a lot more muted when compared to Coco. Mademoiselle is quite a flat nude shade, but has a semi opaque coverage and shine finish.
The two shades that I have, have ignited my love for Chanel lip products so you’re probably going to find me in the House of Fraser beauty hall, hanging around the Chanel counter.
*Contains PR Samples