4.10.2015

Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour 416 Coco


Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour 416 Coco

So I bought a piece from the reformulated Chanel Rouge Coco range, and I went the other way this time : Orange.
I tend to go for a safe pinkish color when it comes to a higher-end lippie purchase, but this spring I am coveting all things coral and orange. Maybe it is the unbelievably long winter that still seems to be ongoing. I never thought I'd be talking about weather so much, but there isn't any sign of green or flowers although we're now well into April. I need some warmth!

Well, Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour Coco is warm, refined, and edgy.
I really like it and even reach for it quite often that I myself am happily surprised.




Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour 416 Coco


Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour 416 Coco
Coco is a reddish orange with sparse shimmer.


Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour 416 Coco swatch
It is probably the warmest lip color that I ever owned. I don't think I'd ever had anything I could call an orange. 
Coco isn't really straight-up but still is an orange. (I'm sorry. This is a big deal for me...)


Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour 416 Coco swatch
The shimmer is almost invisible once applied.


I have tweeted briefly about what I think of this reformulated Rouge Coco line. 
It certainly feels pampering on lips, and the sheer-to-medium color payoff with a slightly glossy finish is the very ideal that I search for in lipsticks. For what it is, it even stays on for quite a bit leaving a nice stain behind (although it might be just this color and the kind of pigment used).
But, I had to wonder how this new Rouge Coco differs from the Rouge Coco Shine range. I own a few Rouge Coco Shine lipsticks, which seem to have about the same finish and the staying power. You wouldn't believe it if I said I even tried to compare the ingredient lists side by side, would you? (Well, I quickly gave up upon spotting a few different types of wax, though.)


All is good because I happen to like the color, Coco
And honestly the lipstick is fine although I feel a bit cheated because Chanel has adjusted the price yet again. (Now we live in a world where a couture lipstick is like $40 after tax.)


Here is an overall look with Chanel Rouge Coco 416 Coco.

Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour 416 Coco FOTD
I am also wearing:
MAC Blush Honey Jasmine.


What can I say? Coco makes me feel different. I still don't think a warm orange-y shade is the most flattering on me, but I do love how I feel a little bit badass whenever I put Coco on my lips. (There are people out there who still look sweet and innocent with an orange lipstick on, of course. So my apologies to them.)


What color are you gravitating towards this spring? Any unusual favorite?






30 comments

  1. Hey Lena, wow I don't think I've seen orange on you! You should do it more often! Coco is definitely one of my personal favorites from the line-up ;)

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement, Sunny! :)
      I just found out Chanel describes Coco as a "peony orange", which totally makes sense.

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  2. I think Coco looks very nice on you!! I think the color appears quite red on you and not very orange.
    I haven't tried any lipsticks from Chanel ( surprise surprise :D ) but I've been intrigued to try this new revamped line.. They seem to get a lot of positive reviews..

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    1. Thanks, Pam. :)
      I think you're right. Coco pulls quite reddish on me plus it has a hint of pink, too. I think it works because it is a complex color.
      I think you'd enjoy this range, but my favorite Chanel range has to be Rouge Allure. Then Chanel lipstick formulation is so random that sometimes I wonder what is the point, you know..? ;0

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  3. Oh, it definitely IS orange! I think of this color as more of a statement lip that is just not of the red or vamp, variety you know? It is a nice color certainly on you. I've never had a Chanel lipstick formula that 100% agreed with my lips, but the new reformulation does have me curious to try it.

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    1. Thank you, Belly! :)
      It is quite refreshing to bring in something that's different from the rest of the stash. Coco fetches a few compliments as well, which is encouraging (yet another growth in my stash size ;$), but I doubt I would buy another distinctively orange shade any time soon.
      To be fair, it is slightly more moisturizing than Rouge Coco Shine, but I can't honestly say it is any near "ultra hydrating". Still decent, though. :)

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  4. You look AMAZING in oranges Lena! Love it on you! I don't know if I'm going to try these new Cocos yet....maybe... :P

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    1. Thank you, Tracy! :)
      I wonder how the new Rouge Coco compares to Burberry Kisses. They both seem to have buildable coverage, etc.

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  5. Yeah, it's orange, lol. You look hot! It's fun to see you branching out with new colours and more Chanel. ;)

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    1. LOL. Thank you, Liz!
      Yeah, I spent some pretty pennies on Chanel this year. Happy that I am mostly satisfied with my unseen online purchases, too.
      I will do a Chanel collective post soon when I manage to wipe all the dusts and finger prints off the cases. ;p

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  6. OOOOH, that blush goes perfectly with that lipstick! Hurra! And I love that orange on you! You definitely need to keep branching out!

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    1. Hurrah! :D
      Thanks again, Larie. Honey Jasmine is a godsend! Those peachy pink blushes didn't seem right with this particular lipstick, and Honey Jasmine saves the day. ;D

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  7. This color would probably make me look like a clown but you pull if off beautifully Lena! And yes to being a little badass ;p We're supposed to hit the 60's in NYC today! Yay :)

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    1. I doubt that, Rowena. LOL. I do know you enjoy natural looking makeup, though.
      I think it would have looked harsh on me if the coverage was fully opaque. Coco still shows through my natural lip color while maintaining the color intensity.

      Hope you enjoy the weather! I mean, finally! ^-^

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  8. Looks perfect for spring/summer! Maybe the "different" feeling is a good thing coz you look good!! You should start wearing more orange :D

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    1. Thank you! :)
      Now I am experimenting with those "ambiguous" colors that have both warm and cool undertones. They are quite fun.

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  9. I love a good orange and this one looks extra special. I think you're totally pulling it off! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. Thank you, Jen. You seem to pull off both cool and warm shades quite nicely. I feel envious! :)

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  10. This is totally the kind of shades I hoard too much off but I guess I am pretty content with the drugstore offering to buy high end(I remember getting Guerlain sugar kiss then put it back because I didn't feel like it would be 5 times better than those lipstick from loreal...so it felt like I saved 40 bucks and could justify some Japanese hauls).

    Ps. We see crocus here last week already! I actually thought it's getting warm too quickly(Canadian much?)and I kind of wish the leather jacket/boots weather stays longer, cause I don't have any normal shoes!

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    1. I totally get what you mean. I myself never have experienced any high end lipstick that is 5 times better! And since L'Oreal owns everything and Revlon being formidable coming from the deeper roots..I think we are right about that.
      Having said that, I hope my Tatcha Kyoto Red lipstick would be 5 times better since I really paid 5 times more. LOL

      The weather is finally agreeable! I am a winter person and enjoy my boots and coats, but this year I couldn't take this weird weather any longer. ;p

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  11. OMG Lena, orange looks so good on you!!!!!!! I love pinks on you too, since it's a Lena shade, but orange is GORGEOUS! You need to wear more orange :-)

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    1. Haha Lily, so sweet of you. Thanks! :D
      You know I'm overstocked on the pink division, so maybe it is good that I want to venture out a little bit (or, is it a bad thing..? ;o)

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  12. I very much prefer orange when it's sheer! It's lovely on you. :)
    I'm not sure I *need* this new range though.

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    1. Thanks! I agree that the somewhat sheer quality of the formula makes it easier for me to pull.
      I probably have to agree with you there, though. If you don't feel super curious about the reformulation like I did, you are not missing much. ;)

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  13. I think that's awesome you've chosen a shade out of your normal comfort zone! I personally literally almost always avoid orange on my lips, soft corals are the furthest I go, afraid of how it may look on my yellow undertoned skin! However this really is totally flattering on you! I can see this going nicely with a bronzey golden eye! Good to note how the formula of this and the shine are similar! I've been wondering which one to go for but I guess I'll just be looking at shades from both ranges!

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    1. There is no consistency when it comes to Chanel lippies, really. So for me, it always comes down to colors. Colors are what draw me into the brand, not the formula itself. Oh, and of course, the packaging! LOL.
      Their matte seems to be great from what I've just experienced, and I will blog about it soon. :)

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  14. This seriously looks amazing on you, Lena! I don't think I have ever tried this shade of orange but now I want to! You definitely need to wear it more often!

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    1. Thank you, Agata. ;)
      I think the color payoff is definitely playing a big part when it comes to lipsticks. This slight complexity with very sparse shimmer makes the color interesting, too.

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  15. I don't like orange lipstick, but I loved that one! A mix of orange, coral, red..
    I can't define in only one color but is amazing!

    Xoxo

    Hard Sakura

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    1. Exactly! While it looks undoubtedly orange, it has other undertones. I find it very interesting and easier to wear. :)

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