Chanel Soho Story includes Rouge Coco in Stunning ($30), the sweet spot in the collection that will work beautifully for nearly everyone. A crowd-pleasing warm pink nude with the moisturizing Rouge Coco formula–yes, a thousand times yes. This color is a sure thing that you can tuck in your bag and use virtually any time, any where.
As with the other Rouge Coco’s, the lipstick is a heavy, luxurious case that closes with a satisfying “click.”
This color is so universal, I was almost sure that I had something similar already. Not so:
You can see that Rouge Coco in Stunning is more nude than Mademoiselle, and less pink that the Chanel Rouge Allure in both Naive and Troublant. After looking through numerous other options, I found that the closest that I have is MAC’s Sharp Beige (lustre formula), which was a limited edition release with the Catherine Deneuve collection several years ago. Of course, the MAC formula is quite different, and Rouge Coco stunning is a more intense, slightly deeper shade than Sharp Beige. If you look very closely, Sharp Beige tends to be a touch more brown compared to the slightly more mauve Chanel Stunning.
Chanel Rouge Coco is a delightfully easy color to wear, and it integrates seamlessly with the rest of Soho Story. Highly recommended. The secret of this shade is that it makes the wearer look Stunning, by showing off her natural beauty. The color flatters but does not overwhelm, it does not call attention to the lipstick but, instead, to the woman who wears it.