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Chanel Rouge Coco Shine


Chanel Rouge Coco Shine

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine

Coco Chanel revolutionized the way women dressed by designing looks that were elegant, yet surprisingly comfortable. Her vision: simple, uncomplicated silhouettes in modern fabrics to lend a new ease and modernity to a woman’s wardrobe.

Today, CHANEL carries on that vision with new ROUGE COCO SHINE Hydrating Sheer Lipshine, the exciting next chapter in the evolution of the iconic modern crème lip colour. Lips are effortlessly dressed in the most elegant shades, with the most comfortable wear.

Fresh, sheer and luminous, ROUGE COCO SHINE provides beautiful, lasting moisturizing shine in a water-light texture. The formula glides on for easy application, and a unique HYDRATENDRE complex hydrates and softens lips, giving them a healthier and fuller appearance.

The emblematic black metal case of ROUGE COCO has been specially refined. In its new interpretation, the ROUGE COCO SHINE packaging reflects the graceful codes of the iconic brand with a slimmer case and a new interior design to protect the innovative formula.

ROUGE COCO SHINE is available in a complete range of shades, from delicate beiges to dazzling berries, with hints of shimmer to enhance a glossy finish.  Each of the 18 shades is linked to the world of Coco Chanel. . . each a source of inspiration or influence that profoundly impacted her life.

Rouge Coco Shine ($32.00)

  • Chance Powder pink
  • Romance Bright pink
  • Aventure Shimmering pink
  • Evasion Sheer rose
  • Boy Natural rose
  • Liberte Sheer apricot
  • Sari d’Eau Coral shimmer
  • Rebelle Orange red
  • Monte-Carlo Pink red
  • Fetiche Rose
  • Elise Berry rose
  • Unique Sparkling plum
  • Bonheur Berry plum
  • Canotier Pearlized nude beige
  • Biarritz Coppered beige
  • Deauville Delicate nude brown
  • Beli-Ami Plum brown
  • Cavaliere Shimmering brown

availability: April 2011; April 4th and 5th @ facebook.com/chanel through their virtual pop-up store

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What’s your favorite nail polish finish?


  • Cream/Creme
    61%, 2,506 Votes
  • Duochrome/Holographic
    15%, 629 Votes
  • Shimmer
    10%, 411 Votes
  • Glitter
    5%, 216 Votes
  • Metallic
    4%, 165 Votes
  • Sheer
    3%, 124 Votes
  • Other- I'll tell you in the comments!
    1%, 35 Votes

Total Voters: 4,086

Feel free to elaborate on your answer in the comment section! 🙂

Thanks to CeeBee for today’s poll!

Guerlain Rouge Automatique Swatches, Photos, Review (Champs Elysees 165)

Guerlain Champs-Elysees (165) Rouge Automatique Lipstick
Guerlain Champs-Elysees (165) Rouge Automatique Lipstick

Guerlain Rouge Automatique

Guerlain Champs-Elysees (165) Rouge Automatique Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a raspberry pink-red with a naturally semi-glossy finish and soft fuchsia micro-shimmer. Rouge Automatique is a new lipstick range slated for an April release with 25 shades (all permanent), and each shade is named after various Guerlain creations and places.

I wanted to try a deeper/darker shade first to test out the wear (and also to get started off on the right foot–with a more decadent color). I put Champs-Elysees through an all-day test that included drinking Starbucks and an Italian dinner of calamari fritti and fettuccine alfredo (oil + cream = known enemies of long-wearing lip color). It held up spectacularly! By the time I got home from dinner, I had been wearing it for six hours and didn’t feel the need to reapply. Some of the glossiness wore off, but there was still some reflective sheen, and the color was semi-opaque around the inner area of the lower lip, but overall, it looked remarkably well.

It does not have any of the usual hallmarks of a long-wearing lip color–it’s not clingy, drying, or matte. Instead, it is creamy (but thin, not thick at all), and feels a bit like lip balm when initially applied. It’s moisturizing, too, which is something one wouldn’t expect from a long-wearing lip color. It is amazing how lip color technology has improved so much in the past few years that clingy, drying, and painful-to-wear long-wearing products are being phased out. Deeper/richer shades like Champs-Elysees last six to eight hours, while lighter shades last four to five hours.

Rouge Automatique is really comfortable to wear, and the color range is definitely reminiscent (will be reviewing more shades soon) of the higher priced Rouge G line-up. The Rouge Gs wear a touch better and are slightly more moisturizing than the four shades I’ve tried from the Rouge Automatique line, but the formulas are certainly similar. Guerlain lipsticks are violet-scented but I found the scent rather subtle with these.

To open Rouge Automatique, one slides down a square pull, and the lid pulls down and the lipstick pushes out. I beat up mine quite a bit, probably sliding it down fifty times or more, to test the durability of the mechanism. It didn’t show any signs of catching or wear. It’s solid enough that it shouldn’t slide down on its own–it requires enough pressure and push from a third party that I wouldn’t expect it to open up in your bag. The slider also needs to pushed own about a quarter of the way before the lid pulls downwards enough to reveal the lipstick, and it’s quite difficult to exert enough pressure to push the lid (without pushing the slider) to open the lipstick.

If you’ve had issues with lipstick caps coming off and exposing tubes in your bag, these might remedy that problem! After opening and closing the tube so often, I feel good saying that I also don’t see the lipstick catching on the lid accidentally or smooshing on the lid if you closed it too quickly. I did this many, many times and the lipstick stayed in perfect condition.

The only downsides to the packaging are the lack of the product name (just number) on the tube itself and lack of heft. It is lighter than the KissKiss Lipsticks (by about 5-7 grams), and the tube feels like plastic (and sounds like it). I tried to catch a magnet on the Rouge Automatique casing, but I had no luck–but I was able to feel the magnetic pull when I slid it against both the KissKiss and Rouge G lipstick cases.

It launches later this April at select Saks, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Bergdorf Goodman stores.

Guerlain Rouge Automatique Lip Color Champs-Elysees
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #074

Welcome to Free For Haul Fridays!

A play on Oh No They Didn’t’s “Free For All Fridays,” every Friday is Free For Haul Fridays! Friday is a day for fun — whether you’re already off enjoying your weekend or if you just need a way to get through til the end of the work day, FFH is here for you!

Share your latest beauty hauls! Once you’ve done that… say anything you’d like. Tell us about the greatest thing that happened to you this week, why your pet is the cutest, what you’re doing this weekend… whatever!

First, I’ll share mine!

Haul:  Philosophy shower gels–they had one of those 10, 15, 30, 40% off coupons and I managed to snag a 40% off so I couldn’t resist!

Weekend plans:  I really want to clean and re-organize the office.  Oh, and go out to celebrate graduating from the MBA program! 🙂

One product you recommend to everyone:  Jack Black Lip Balm! I think I have 10+ brand new ones here, just so I will never run low.

Keep adding your pet photos to the Temptalia Pets flickr group! 🙂

This week’s Mellan photo…


Mellan with his girlfriend Luna… they were getting Starbucks!

Temptalia… the Magazine!


Temptalia… the Magazine!

Launching in June, we’re bringing you exclusive content, editorials, and in-depth testing by our expert panels.  We’ll showcase how the newest products can work for you by using a variety of models representing the full spectrum of skin tones.  Expect tips and tricks by highly talented artists and industry professionals–that will work for you, even if you won’t be walking the red carpet any time soon!

Get all the details!

Sometimes!  If I’m having an ugly day, sometimes makeup will help me feel better about myself, but the important piece of is that you work on feeling confident everyday, all the time, just because you’re you.  We look for flattering hair cuts and slimming jeans, so why not concealer that hides our tiredness or blush that adds a glow?

— Christine

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