Chanel Gardenia Rouge Coco Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

Chanel Gardenia Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Gardenia Rouge Coco Lipstick

Chanel Summer 2011: Gardenia

Chanel Gardenia Rouge Coco Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark rose pink with subtle golden micro-shimmer and shine. The color applies semi-opaque–almost covering my lip freckle but not entirely–and deposits color evenly. Like many other Rouge Cocos, the finish is shimmery and borders on frosty.

It looks like it is slightly less pink than Camelia (part of the permanent range of Rouge Cocos), but I don’t own it, so I couldn’t compare.  For a more affordable comparison, you might try MAC Ramblin’ Rose, which may be noticeably rosier, though.

my thoughts on the formula: 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. I like the formula overall, and the shade range tends to be very wearable with a wide variety of colors from pinks to browns to reds.

P.S. – I already reviewed Sari Dore previously.

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Chanel Gardenia Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Gardenia Rouge Coco Lipstick

Chanel Gardenia Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Gardenia Rouge Coco Lipstick

Chanel Gardenia Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Gardenia Rouge Coco Lipstick

Chanel Gardenia Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Sari Dore (Left) / Gardenia (Right) Rouge Coco Lipstick

Chanel Gardenia Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Gardenia Rouge Coco Lipstick

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Chanel Gardenia $34.00/0.12 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I don’t know, a lot of Chanel shades seem to be every day shade, but when you put them on they ALWAYS look amazing. I’ve never found one that didn’t suit me. Their formula is outstanding.

THIS SUCKSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!doesn’t look AT ALL to the colour of the promo photo…pff…why chanel did that???it’s sooo misleading…:(( i want the lip colour of the promo poster!

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