Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Review: Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick In Shade 20 'Rose Comete'

You know when you have a serious spending problem when you open up an old bag that you haven't used in a while and an unopened Chanel lipstick falls out! I vaguely remember purchasing this, and although the box is slightly worn the fact that i've never opened it means it's practically brand new to me! 

I've always been a fan of Chanel perfume and glosses, and I love how luxurious and sophisticated the products are, and this lipstick is no exception. This shade is one of 34 in the 'rouge coco' range, which are described as "hydrating creme lip colours".


The tube is the traditional glossy black and gold, with the iconic Chanel C's stamped on the lid. The tube itself looks so gorgeous that when I finally run out of the shade I may decide to keep it for decoration!

This shade was swatched quite heavily, and when applied it's actually really sheer. It's seriously creamy and glides on with ease. The colour is gorgeous for the summer and looks great with posy pink cheeks (Dandelion by Benefit is perfect!) for a natural day look, but the shine adds a little extra! The bullet is not initially fragranced, but there isn't a 'chemical-ly' scent that you tend to get with inexpensive lipsticks. What can I say, it's just great quality. But is it worth the £24 price tag? I don't think it's any better than MAC lipsticks, and they are at least £10 cheaper. I think Chanel lipsticks are amazing if you want to seriously spoil yourself (Or if you just want people to look twice when they see you whip out something with the iconic C's on it) but £24 is extremely expensive for what it is. For economic reasons, MAC lipsticks are the better choice.

Overall, a great product but definitely not great enough for me to part with that amount of money on a regular basis. Perhaps for christmas? :)

You can purchase Rouge Coco lipsticks for £24 from your local Chanel counter, and click here to visit the Chanel website to view other shades in the range.


  1. The shade is lovely! It'd suit so many different looks! Natural, smokey eyes, the lot! xo