Sunday, October 17th, 2010

Chanel Patchouli Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Patchouli Rouge Coco Lipstick

Chanel Holiday 2010: Patchouli

Chanel Patchouli Rouge Coco Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a new and limited edition shade from the brand’s holiday collection.  Patchouli is a light semi-sheer coral with peach and gold shimmer–it’s also a little glossier than the average Rouge Coco and feels more moisturizing.  It seems to apply less evenly than some of the other shades in the range, but it makes for a really nice everyday color that pops on its own but still plays well with others.

Rouge Coco is a slightly drier formula, because most of the shades are frost finishes, but I don’t find it drying–it’s just not moisturizing.  It has a light vanilla-rose scent that’s rather faint but still detectable.  It doesn’t seem to linger, though.  On average, Rouge Cocos last four hours on me.

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  • Product: 27/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: For those with warmer skin tones, I think this will be incredibly flattering.  It may be a bit orange-y on those with very cool toned skin, though.


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Chanel Patchouli Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Patchouli Rouge Coco Lipstick

Chanel Patchouli Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Patchouli Rouge Coco Lipstick

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Patchouli? How much is it?

Chanel, $30.

Is it limited edition?


Any dupes?

It swatches similarly to Chanel's La Pausa, but it's not a dupe--La Pausa is much more orange. It's closer to Ruban Rose, which is just a touch more orange but pretty close.

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17 thoughts on “Chanel Patchouli Rouge Coco Lipstick (Holiday 2010) Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. I tried out this lipstick over the weekend and I was so disappointed with it and Magnolia. This didn’t even show up on my lips no matter how many times I swiped it. I did end up buying 3 Glossimers from this collection though =D.

  2. Arantzazu

    I like this colour =)
    But, Christine, don’t you find the Rouge Coco lipsticks a bit dry?
    I have Mademoiselle and I love the colour, but I find it a bit dry… Don’t know if it’s just mine or all the collection is similar…

  3. baby in a corner

    i was disappointed with the rouge coco formula overall because its touted as moisturising but its not really. I do love the colour range – especially byzantin which i bought a couple of weeks ago. Its a perfect winter shade!

  4. Joyce B

    What exactly is a frost finish? Doesn’t it make the l/s look whiter and shimmery? This one does on you, but I have 3 other Rouge Coco lippies and they don’t look frosty at all. The Chanel MUA told me that this was Chanel’s matte line. Have I got the idea of a frost finish wrong?

  5. This is very pretty, but I’m sure I have tis colour already – I just don’t know where…

  6. Taba

    I went to try this on yesterday after seeing how amazing it looked on you in a previous look you did. Sadly, it wasn’t as nice on me, but many lipcolors end up looking too orange and fake on me. But thank you for posting this.

  7. aradhana

    so pretty on you…another perfect shade. :)

    on me i imagine it would look a bit similar to thrills?!

  8. Nicole

    I’m surprised. This photographs really pretty! I saw it in person, but they didn’t have the testers yet so I couldn’t swatch it. I thought it looked a little boring in the tube.

  9. This looks so nice on you!

  10. Michelle

    I ended up with Magnolia from the Chanel holiday collection (It is a gorgeous shade of pink). This is such a pretty color, just too warm for my skintone. Loving all of your Chanel posts!!

  11. nicci

    this topped w/Pleasing from the collection looks really pretty!

  12. Yumi

    Oh this looks absolutely beautiful! Must…resist…

  13. hiya

    You know I’m not really a fan of Chanel lipsticks..they are too dry and maybe I haven’t tried all their formulas, but yeah..

  14. ellie

    It’s similar to mac thrills lipstick but a little lighter only.