L'Impatiente was indeed gorgeous, vampy and deep which is all I am about lately, but I hesitated wondering if I really could pull it off because of its matte formulation (Rouge Allure Velvet).
Then the lady showed me Rivoli.
I have heard other bloggers talking about this, but I was shocked to see the actual color.
I swear this is the identical color of the Chanel lipstick I bought from a duty free a long ago although Rivoli was only introduced in 2009.
(I cannot even remember the name since it has been almost a decade. It was the discontinued Hydra Base and I used it up. Yes, back then it was no problem for me. ;p)
Long story short, I paid for Rivoli without having to think twice and came home with it.
Chanel Rouge Coco Rivoli (21)
Rouge Coco is categorized as "Hydrating Creme Lip Color" according to Chanel.
It has the usual Chanel lipstick smell and the color goes on with light to medium intensity leaving a slight sheen.
It feels very thin and light on lips but not too slippery as Rouge Coco Shine.
Rivoli is a deep berry red with a tiny bit of cool brown undertone (so it doesn't quite go over to the burgundy realm).
I guess it is too cheery and bright to be a vamp but it is deep enough and unique, not something you can ignore.
swatch on my arm
Most of all, I am so happy that I found the long-lost favorite color of mine, and I think I like how Rouge Coco feels on my lips better than the old Hydra Base. (They are not that different, honestly.)
This lip color feels comfortable and it doesn't make my lips look worse on those "bad lips days", which would be the usual issue I have with darker lip colors.
It lasts on me for about two to three hours but the color fades away very naturally.
Rivoli is not very fussy! ;)
Here is how Rouge Coco Rivoli looks on me.
Makeup products used for this look
Paul & Joe Light Cream Foundation in Alabaster
NARS single eyeshadow in Lhasa
L'Oreal Smoldering Eyeliner in Black
Cargo Triple Action Mascara
Chanel Rouge Coco Rivoli
Revlon matte blush in Blushing Berry
Lately I can't seem to get enough of deep dark lip colors.
How about you? What is your favorite lip color for fall?
Thanks for looking. :)