Chanel Caractere Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Caractere Rouge Coco Lipstick ($32.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “rose brown.” It is a rosy plum with subtle gold micro-shimmer. There’s a soft, muted quality to the overall color. MAC Offshoot is pinker, redder. MAC Oh Oh Oh is redder and has more obvious gold shimmer. MAC Sophisto is sheerer but similar in color. Clarins Blackberry is a bit darker, less pink. Chanel Stunt is a touch less pink and lighter.
It has full color coverage, and the finish is just barely frosted–a little sheen, a hint of shimmer. The texture is creamy without being thick or slippery–there’s enough give so it slides and doesn’t pull or tug at lips. Rouge Coco isn’t the most hydrating formula I’ve tried, but this particular shade was moderately moisturizing–not drying at all but it felt like I needed hydration shortly after this wore off. Caractere wore for four and a half hours. Chanel’s lipstick is perfume-scented (maybe rose?) but I didn’t detect any taste.