Chanel Lipstick

Holiday 2010: Chanel Rouge Coco in Patchouli

October 18, 2010

The two Rouge Coco lipsticks from Chanel Holiday 2010 were some of the best of the collection, in my view.  Chanel Rouge Coco Patchouli ($30 / #107) is a soft, glowy bronzy-brown color that is a beautiful near-neutral color.

I must admit that as we began this century, the notion of wearing any color resembling ’90’s brown on my lips was not very appealing.  The wonderful thing about Chanel Patchouli is that the color has enough copper-gold metal glow to set it apart from the dark, heavy shades that now look so dated.  As a person with pale, warm skin, Patchouli is one of the few shades in this category that I can comfortably wear.  Here is Patchouli swatched next to Pleasing Glossimer, which would make a wonderful pairing:

On lips, you can see that the color is soft, warm and glowing.  Not at all harsh.  This is without any liner or gloss:

This applies nearly opaque in a single coat.  If you like warmer lip colors, Chanel Patchouli is highly recommended.

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  • Julie October 18, 2010 at 8:05 am

    *Sigh*, I also had to skip on this as well! No matter how many times I swiped, it didn’t even show up on my lips (which are of medium pigmentation). Sadly, both lipsticks were a disappointment for me but not because of the actual colors themselves. I purchased Pleasing as well which is gorgeous. Thanks for the posts Amy =).

  • Martha October 18, 2010 at 10:52 am

    That is surprisingly lovely! I was thinking it would be too brown on my fair complexion as well. Thanks for the great swatches.

  • Michelle @LipstickRules October 18, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    I’ve put one of these on hold at my local counter. You’re ‘enabling’ me in a big way when it comes to anything Chanel! I love love your blog!

  • yvette October 19, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Liz has such gorgeous lips. This is really pretty.

  • Tabby October 25, 2010 at 10:57 am

    I LOVE this…and went to try it on today, but it’s just a bit too shimmery on in person. That said, the color is gorgeous. Can you recommend a similar color with less shimmer?

    • Amy October 25, 2010 at 11:09 am

      That’s a good question, Tabby–maybe one of my readers can suggest?