I know this an interruption from the week of reviews I had planned but I received a call from one of my favorite people - my Chanel counter manager go-to gal, Margaret - to let me know that finally the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine collection came in. As you know this replaces the Aqualumiere lipstick formula.
|(Love the pic of Vanessa Paradis)|
I apologize now because I couldn't get the best shots (with my Droid phone) of my arm swatches. I thought I'd go straight to the shades I think would look great on NC40-42 skin tones.
The packaging looks like a taller and thinner version of the Rouge Coco lipstick.
Liberte (Sheer Apricot)
Rebelle (Orange Red)
Sari D'Eau (Coral Shimmer)
I will be returning for Rebelle - I tried to take a pic of it on me but unfortunately it didn't come out very well. Once I pick it up I will post of picture of it!
Some other pics:
Monte Carlo (Pink Red)
Bel-Ami (Plum Brown)
Bonheur (Berry Plum)
Biarritz (Coppered Beige)
My initial thoughts: It's definitely sheer. The swatches I captured on my arm were about a good 3-4 swipes on my arm. On my lips I had to apply from the tube on my bottom and top lip then I blended both lips together. It has a light rose scent, which I expected from Chanel lipsticks. It has lots of slip and felt very comfortable. I couldn't accurately judge how long the color lasts but I will say I kept in on my lips for a good hour and a half easily but my night time cup of tea swiped it off my lips. It did leave a nice shimmery plum stain on my lips.
My final assessment: I will return for Rebelle and Bonheur. However, I still need to test out Biarritz (copper beige).
I was really excited to swatch Boy, that was released early on a limited basis, but it was a bit too light for me to take a picture. I'll have to try it on next time.
I am not saying that these colors won't work for complexions lighter than mine, I'm sure they'll look fabulous - if anything it may be a brighter for lighter skin tones. I picked these based around my complexion and a step below, hence the NC 40 reference.
This was taken at my local Nordstrom, SF
Retail price $32 USD
This collection is permanent so I'm not worried about waiting till next pay day to pick one up.
Here's a list of the colors: