Chanel’s Rouge Coco. There’s been much hype about the release of this new line of Chanel lipsticks, and I finally had a chance to try it over the weekend. This is touted as both a moisturizing and long-wear lippie (yeah, and I believe in unicorns, too) so I was skeptical. But the colors looked really rich and gorgeous, so had to give it a try.
It does go on lighter (and dryer) than some lipsticks and glosses, so at first I was afraid it would be drying on my lips. But it did seem to soften them and I didn’t get that dried out feeling that most long-wear lip colors usually generate. “Long-wearing” is a relative term; this won’t wear as long as those stain type lip colors, but it does wear much longer than glosses or most moisturizing lipsticks that I’ve tried. I tend to reapply lipstick or gloss every couple of hours just to keep my lips from feeling dry, but don’t have that urge as often with this product.
The colors seem to be fairly saturated, so those who prefer sheer or barely-there lips may find this too strong a look. As Dear Cherie has recommended, I stick with the “satin” finish (no frost, no matte) although the Rouge Coco line also has colors with these finishes if you prefer. The color I chose (La Pausa) is a nice natural-tending-toward-coral color. I may have to go back and try one of their reds; they look luscious!
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