Chanel Rouge Coco in Camelia #10 ($30) is a light, carefree pink. This is the color that I can keep in my everyday bag so that I can re-apply it without thinking about what I might be wearing on any particular day. In other words, it’s an easy color that goes with almost anything. It is lightly pigmented– it takes more coats to get an opaque color compared to others in the line. There is a very pleasant shimmer, not quite as much as a gloss, but more than most lipsticks. If find this shimmer much less obvious–and more pleasant–than many in the Aqualumiere line.
The camellia was Coco Chanel’s favorite flower. It shows up in a number of her designs–in the soft pattern in the lining of some of her jackets, on jewelry, scarves and almost anywhere else imaginable.