Chanel Rouge Coco Étole ($32 #80) is a medium warm red with a strong hint of copper and a touch of plum. This shade fits well thematically with the other items in Chanel’s Illusion D’Ombre collection and very vaguely reminded me of the soft red used on the runway (in the soon-to-be released Rouge Allure Velvet collection later this year) (yes, I know the colors aren’t the same, but there’s a plum-red tone that I think is consistent).
You can see the deep tones evoked by Rouge Coco Étole will coordinate nicely with the Chanel Glossimer in Braise (reviewed here) and the lip pencil in Rose Cuivre (reviewed with Etole here at The Beauty Look Book, soon to be reviewed here).
Here is a lip swatch on Liz (no liner, applied directly on lips):
This is a pretty, medium toned color that is going to look lovely when the fall weather arrives. Do we love, or do we love it not? I love the little glow that this formula gives. I think that the light, reflective texture of this lipstick pushes this somewhat safe and classic color into a youthful interpretation. Medium rose tones can work on lips of all ages.