Feb 262010
 

Chanel Rouge Coco lipstick in Vendome #25 ($30) is a pink-red with a very light touch of brown.  It has high pigmentation and very nice kick because of the red tones.

There are colors within the Rouge Coco line that are more brown, and another that is brick.  Vendome is strong enough to give me a good flattering color for my skin tone.  By the way, I wear the shade intensity 1.0 in Chanel foundations, and am slightly warm-toned.

Vendome is named after the historic Place Vendome in Paris.  As you can see, it’s roughly a rectangle with cut corners that give it a hexagonal shape:

The Ritz Paris hotel borders the Place Vendome on one side, and during World War II, Coco Chanel lived in an apartment at that hotel.  This gave her a beautiful view of the Place Vendome.  A back door of the Ritz opens onto the Rue Cambon, where Chanel’s clothing boutique is (and was then) located.  The hexagon shape of the Place Vendome has been echoed on the top stopper of Chanel No. 5 perfume bottle, various Chanel watches and other pieces of jewelry.


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Feb 192010
 

Chanel’s new Rouge Coco lipstick line includes Rivoli ($30), which I ordered sight unseen from Bergdorf’s.  I have a special affinity for the Rue de Rivoli in Paris, and so I knew I had to have it based on the name alone.

The color is a deep burgundy with the faintest hint of a cool blue-brown.  Honestly, I could not have asked for a more suitable color for my skintone.  I’m completely in love with berry tones.

This review must be short, because Rivoli arrived less than an hour ago.  I did the best I could with the lighting that I have (it’s getting dark here). So far, the lipstick is very lightweight and moisturizing.  It is a little more sheer than some, as easy to apply as a gloss or balm.  I’m very pleased, and I cannot wait to see more colors in the Rouge Coco line.

P.S.:  I had read that Chanel spent particular attention to the “click” that is made when the lipstick cap is closed.  I can report that the click is, indeed, really nice.  There’s a sort of slow-down as the cap gets to closure, then a medium-loud, deep toned and crisp “click” as it closes.  As someone concerned about loose caps that lead to damage to expensive purses, I really appreciate this feature.

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