When Chanel decided to re-formulate their Rouge Coco lipstick line, i was intrigued. The reason for this was, i loved the Rouge Coco formula anyway. Highly pigmented with real staying power. What wasn’t to love!
All products do need to be updated though, even if it’s only new colours and Chanel have made some marked improvements.
The new rouge!
The original formula could be quite drying on the lips and this is where Chanel have made some changes, along with updated colours and with some shades, not so frosty finishes. The new formula now contains mimosa, Jojoba and sunflower plant butters to give ultra hydration and a lip plumping effect.
Having tried out 5 samples of the new formula shades, i have now purchased two; 424 Edith. (one i haven’t previously tried out) this was my wonderful nan’s name; and 402 Adrienne, a lovely rosy beige nude shade. I also bought one of the four limited edition lip pencils as well; 93 Beige Innocent.
Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick, 424 Edith.
A lovely medium rosy pink shade, slightly blueish tone. I seem to gravitate towards these colours often and having my nan’s name, that sealed it further. This applies lovely and with great pigmentation, not unlike the original formula at all in that respect. The difference is that it does have quite a bit more slip. This shade in particular, does feel a little sticky on the lips. I also noticed that it transferred very easily to the cup of tea i was drinking while wearing it, although it is still very long wearing, (four hours, roughly).
So what’s good about it? It is a beautiful, very wearable colour for most people and i like the feeling the plant butters leaves on the lips. It is still a long wearing lipstick compared to many out there and i’m not disappointed that i bought it. I will probably buy more now that the formula is similar to Rouge Allure because i own a lot more of those shades.
I have shown comparisons below.
Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick, 402 Adrienne.
I have already reviewed this one but would like to extend it by saying that this one seems to be super creamy compared to Edith and is not sticky on my lips. I guess the colours added must effect the formula slightly with each lipstick. I noticed this when i tried out Emilienne from the shade card. It was very pigmented but quite drying after a few hours wear. although this did offer the longest wear of them all.
Adrienne is a lovely rosy beige shade that wears well on my lips and doesn’t wash me out. It has proven to be one of the most popular shades so far in this collection and is going to be great for an everyday natural look or with a deep, smokey eye. It is a very versatile shade, a ‘must have’ for fair to medium toned skin.
Comparisons are below.
Lip Defining Pencil, 93 Beige Innocent.
A rosy beige pencil with a creamy formula. You can apply this one all over the lip or just line the lip. It’s super creamy and doesn’t drag at all. Stays put once set, as usual. This shade works perfectly with Adrienne; however, you can’t go wrong with a natural pencil because it will work with every colour. All four lip pencils are limited edition.
I have swatched some comparisons with other natural shades below.
I do see a marked improvement in the lipstick formula. It does give a buttery smooth texture to the lips while still remaining highly pigmented. There is a very good colour spectrum in 5 base shades from oranges to purples and nudes. Gone are the frosty finishes which have become quite dated, to be replaced with very strong vibrant colours.
I personally haven’t noticed any lip plumping; however, they are very impressive and yes, still the best out there, ha! ha! You knew i was going to say that! Have you tried out the new formula Chanel Rouge Coco Lipsticks yet? Take care and i will see you all soon. 😉