Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Rouge Cocos: Chintz, Rose Dentelle, Chalys

Rouge Coco is Sweet on Summer, Still

With Chanel’s fall collection, we’ll see an introduction of three new and permanent additions to the Rouge Coco ($30.00) line-up: Chintz (peach rose), Rose Dentelle (rose pink), and Chalys (luminous coral). These three shades pair well with the darker, smokier Enigma eyeshadow quad, but they’re also ridiculously perfect for summer. Considering these launch in July (officially! word on the counter is it’s already popping up at some locations), that’s a very, very good thing.

  • Chintz is a peach nude with a subtle hint of rose. It has a barely there shimmer-frost finish with semi-opaque color. I can see this being a great shade to pair with dark smoky eyes or a stronger cheek.
  • Rose Dentelle is a soft neutral rose with a part glossy, part frosty finish. It has light shimmer of iridescent lilac and pink that flash when the light hits your lips just right. Like Chintz, it gives nearly opaque coverage but not quite. Chintz and Rose Dentelle look very, very similar when swatched on skin, but they look more distinct on lips.
  • Chalys is a darkened coral with a stronger orange tone. It has the same half-glossy, half-shimmery finish that most Rouge Cocos have. I found Chalys to be more opaque than the other two, which was nice.

Admittedly, I am a huge fan of summery shades–I’m always drawn to them.  These shades feel very summer to me, though they’ll certainly pair well with fall’s more dramatic eyes and cheeks and be a nice reprieve from the darker, vampier lip trend we always see pop up in the season.

I like the Rouge Coco formula a lot–it feels incredibly lightweight on lips without being drying.  They’re not the most moisturizing lipsticks, but they’ve never deprived my lips of their natural moisture, either.  Each shade applied smoothly, evenly, and didn’t require a lot of product to get a good amount of color coverage.  I also find these shades to be practical and wearable, but they’re not boring either.

Which of the new Rouge Cocos is your favorite?

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  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: For a lightweight lipstick that still packs a good punch of color, Rouge Coco makes a good choice. If you’re jonesing for new-for-fall products but still want summer wearability, these shades are right on the money. You could probably opt for Chintz or Rose Dentelle rather than both, but if you’re a fan of lighter lip shades, you may find it hard to resist getting both!


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Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Rouge Cocos: Chintz, Rose Dentelle, Chalys

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Rouge Cocos: Chintz, Rose Dentelle, Chalys

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Rouge Cocos: Chintz, Rose Dentelle, Chalys

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Chintz Rouge Coco Lipstick

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Chintz Rouge Coco Lipstick

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Rose Dentelle Rouge Coco Lipstick

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Rose Dentelle Rouge Coco Lipstick

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Chalys Rouge Coco Lipstick

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Chalys Rouge Coco Lipstick

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75 thoughts on “Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches (Chintz, Rose Dentelle, Chalys)

  1. Jennifer

    I like these, very pretty :)

  2. Julie

    Oooo Rose Dentelle. I’ve been looking for a nice rose color and this could be it!

  3. aquarianrabbit

    Rose Dentelle looks lovely! Thanks for the swatches. =)

  4. Andrea

    I actually really like all of them! Although I would pick between Rose Dentelle and Chintz, as I don’t think it’d be worth getting both. So pretty!

  5. I love the first two! So pretty.

  6. Dawn

    Liking Rose Dentelle, but not liking the price

  7. Karen

    Haha the chintz and rose look almost exactly the same!! :) I’ll get one not both for sure!

  8. Rawrzellers

    Aw, the second one looked like a really cute color but it turned out too dull D: Oh well.

  9. shontay

    Chalys is mine! Mine, I tell you!

  10. Suzanna

    Chintz is gorgeous on you!

    I have not liked the Rouge Coco formula. I am a huge fan of Rouge d’Armani and I found that Rouge Coco was a big disappointment comparatively.

    Rouge Coco, which I have in Lune Rousse, slides away from the center of my lips and leaves “liner” around the edges of my lips, making it appear as if if I used lipliner. I also have difficulty applying it to the corners of my lips. All in all, I find it difficult to apply with the darker shades being the most difficult to work with. I ran right back to Armani and picked up two more of those shades and I am using the Rouge Coco as a base underneath them.

    Will not repurchase, but YMMV.

  11. Abril

    OMG! Those are my kind of colours! I adore them! :)

  12. Jane

    Chintz looks ridiculously lovely. I adore the Rouge Coco lipsticks. I think this may be a must have!

  13. nicci

    thanks Christine! Rose Dentelle & Chintz looks so similar…hopefully one will work for me :-)

  14. Diana Lau

    gorgeous! now i have to go buy my first chanel lipstick!

  15. Diana

    I like all three and although the first two are very subtle they brighten you up.

  16. Janeth

    I think chalys looks like chanel libertine rouge allure.

  17. Reese

    These look lovely! I’m between Chintz and the Rose one. Which do you think might be better for a cool complexion? Thanks!

  18. Stacey

    Thanks for the swatches! Absolutely loving Chanel’s fall collection. I didn’t know where to place this question, but since it is Chanel-related, I was wondering if you have had a chance to take a look at the new Chanel Quatuor Boutons de Chanel quad (Nordstrom exclusive). I’ve heard mixed reviews about the quality and pigmentation of the shadows, so I’m on the fence about whether or not I should pre-order one or not. Anyways love your blog, keep up the amazing work =)

    • I haven’t seen it yet, but I mean to stop by Nordstrom’s next week for a few things, so I will try to see if it’s out there to at least look at!

  19. Victoria

    Wow very pretty, I am sure to check these out. Thanks for the post.

  20. Rachel

    I’m feeling the Rose Dentelle, which is the one I assumed I would like the most. :)

  21. sillylilacs

    Nice! Though I can’t seem to pick between Chalys or Rose Dentelle if I am going to the counters this weekend…=(

  22. makeupmagik

    I like Chalys!

  23. FlyingBuffalo

    Oooh, Chintz is lovely!

  24. Sabrina

    Hi Christine, I need your help! Most of my lipsticks are mac but I’m interested in trying higher end brands, and I want to invest my money in a good choice. What brand/formula would you say is the most moisturizing? Which is the most pigmented? Since ideally I’m looking for a lipstick that is both very moisturizing and very pigmented, which would you say embodies both qualities the best? TIA – you are always so helpful and kind to take the time to respond!!

    • I would say Chanel Rouge Allures are quite good for moisturizing with good pigmentation, but Guerlain Rouge Gs are the best on both–though very pricey.

      A high-end, but not designer, would be Laura Mercier’s Creme Lip Colour.

  25. Brooke T

    im in love. if only i could afford theseeee!!

  26. Kathryn

    Are your lipsticks sweating? It looks to me like there are beads of oil on them. What does that mean and how does it happen?

    • They are! Lipsticks can do that when there are changes in temperature. These literally arrived about 5 minutes before I snapped photos! It’s totally not harmful, doesn’t damage the lipsticks, etc.

  27. Ms. Jimmi

    They look so tempting! I must try them. Rose Dentelle looks lovely and would suit me!

  28. Charlotte

    i think rose dentelle is a wee bit pinkier than chintz!

  29. Suzi

    Hi Christine, any chance you’d do a swatch comparison with Darling Rouge Allure? It looks like Darling could be pretty similar to Rose Dentelle!

    Gorgeous swatches, by the way, and thanks :)

  30. I LOVE the Chanel Rouge Coco lipsticks, and these new colours look like must-haves for winter. Why oh why is Chanel always just so good??

  31. karen

    I like Chalys.

  32. t_zwiggy

    I think I might need all of these, and I’m not a lipstick person at all!

  33. Hilana

    Chintz for sure. But these would looke super dull on me. I am just too pale to pull off a colour like that. :(
    To be honest, these days, I don’t really know WHAT look I actually could pull off! I look dull and plain with everything.

    That too shall pass. I hope! :)

  34. Michou

    At first I was going to state that they’re TOO subtle, but Chintz just gives such a lovely, perfecting look to the lip. I’m VERY tempted to pick that up in the near future.

  35. Lilian

    oh boy…they all look so gorgeous I want them all :)

  36. Josephina

    Очень красивые цвета !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  37. Shintz and Dentelle look amazing!

  38. I want Chalys, it’s gorgeous!

  39. Chalys really make your eyes pop!

  40. SHERRY

    Christine- can you tell me what store has these already? I called a few Nordstoms and they say they wont have these until Mid July. I would love to get a couple of the lippies and the eyeshadows.

    • It seems to totally depends — I don’t think it’s in-store near me. I know mine puts it out whenever they receive stock in, and they usually don’t know for sure when they’ll get it.

  41. Kat

    WOW, the first two looks with the light pink lipsticks, can I just say how freaking lovely you look? I am going to have to try it myself!

  42. Janet

    I like… all of them. lol

  43. I saw them at the counter earlier this week, in canada :)

  44. Mel

    I have to be honest, aside from Chalys the color payoff is disappointing for $30.

  45. Kara

    Hi Girl,
    Chintz looks especially great on you! Thanks for the revies. I am looking forward to the Glossimers as the Cocos are a bit too pigmented and a tad too frosty for me.

  46. *Carin*

    I have one question regarding the sweating of the lipsticks? Is it dangerous? Does it mean the lipstick it ruined? Because I just bought the new Chanel Darling lipstick and it has the little “sweat” beads on and now I’m worried that I’m stuck with a ruined product :S

  47. Charlotte

    How do you think Rose Dentelle compares to Korres lipstick in Natural Pink (it was part of the spring season)? I’m seriously lemming the Chanel (even at £21.50!) but I bought the Korres after seeing your post and now think they might be similar, which explains why I love the Chanel!

  48. Mo

    Hi Christine,

    What would you recommend,, Chanel Rouge Coco or Dolce and Gabbana Cream Lipsticks? I’m in Italy now and planning to get one of the 2. :-) thanks!

    • Ooh, that’s tough. For more wearable color, Rouge Coco… for something with more pop, Dolce & Gabbana. I’d also say Dolce & Gabbana knowing the distribution is a lot more limited than Chanel!

  49. Kat

    Hi! I just purchased mademoiselle and muse recently! I love mademoiselle but I found muse to be a little darker than it looked when i tried it in the chanel counter. I wonder which would look better on my tan asian skin, chintz or rose dentelle?

  50. Julie

    Hi Christine! I was staring at Rose Dentelle for little while trying to figure out where I had seen this color before. It looks very similar to the Rouge Allure in Incognito! I compared both swatches side by side and it seems that Rose Dentelle is just a smidgen paler. What do you think? = )

  51. Mara

    I’m really in love with Chintz! <3 I just wish I was Rouge Allure since I really prefer that formula over the Rouge Coco one. Hmm, gotta do some thinking before my next shopping trip…

  52. Heather

    You are making me wan to spend $30 on a lipstick!!!!

  53. IGN

    sorry but whay paying so much for lipsticks that almost don´t appear in your lips =p? that´s senseless to me =p!! that´s why i always prefer dark colors,they worth what i pay for them X3 hehehehe

  54. Lindy

    Chalys looks amazing on your complexion!