Jun 022012

Chanel has recently released two new Rouge Coco formula lipsticks in Avant Garde and Culte ($32) each, together with a re-release of Chanel Rouge Coco in Magnolia (previously reviewed here). Both are pretty neutrals with a very vague touch of coolness that gives them a pretty edge. This formula combines opacity with a moisturizing quality.

Chanel Rouge Coco in Avant Garde is a soft shimmery nude.

Close up:

Here is the soft Avant Garde shade on Megan:

Chanel Rouge Coco Culte is a medium to deep rose neutral with a touch of cool lavender:

Close up:

On Megan:

Here are some swatches and comparisons:

  • Chanel Rogue Coco Avant Garde
  • Chanel Rouge Coco Cult
  • Chanel Rouge Coco Plumentis
  • Chanel Rouge Coco Etole
  • Chanel Rouge Coco Baroque
  • Burberry Lip Mist in Nude Peach

Overall, I find that slight touch of coolness makes these new Rouge Coco’s a little more modern and unique. I love this formula. Overall, another successful release in this line.

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Feb 262010

Chanel Rouge Coco lipstick in Mademoiselle #5 ($30) is a medium, gently shimmery pink that is going to work for almost any occasion.   Coco Chanel was frequently called “Mademoiselle.”  The word, which in French denotes “Miss” (an unmarried woman), was appropriate for Coco who remained single throughout her life.  According to her, “I never wanted to weigh more heavily on a man than a bird.”  Mademoiselle is appropriately numbered “Number Five”— linking Coco Chanel’s name with the number of her iconic perfume.

Mademoiselle’s pleasant pink tone has enough opacity and life to provide an appropriate emphasis on the lips without overwhelming.  It’s for those quieter times when one wants to look polished, but perhaps not want to make an overwhelming lip statement.  Like many of the Rouge Coco shades, it has the very easy, lightweight and moisturizing formula.

This shade is so universal, I’m sure that it’s going to wear easily with almost everything.

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