Chanel Roman (208) & Recit (212) Rouge Coco Stylos Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Chanel Roman (208) Rouge Coco Stylo
Chanel Roman (208) Rouge Coco Stylo

Chanel Roman (208) Rouge Coco Stylo ($37.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark, raspberry pink with cool, blue undertones and very fine fuchsia shimmer dusted throughout (it’s not very prevalent). The consistency is lightweight, balm-like, soft and creamy, so it melts as it glides on effortlessly. The texture is thinner than you’d expect, so I didn’t have any issues with it feathering or looking streaky applied. This shade wore for four and a half hours and left behind a moderate stain. It was hydrating both during and after it wore away. Bite Beauty #004 (LE, $36.00) is brighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Dangerous Beauty (P, $54.00) is more muted, warmer (95% similar). Estee Lauder Confident (P, $32.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). MAC Flowerscope (LE, $19.50) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Colour Pop What If (P, $7.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Hot Rose (P, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Radish (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Palomino (DC, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Claretcast (DC, $21.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Kingston (DC, $36.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain #78 (P, $33.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alex (P, $36.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Too Faced Melted Berry (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Bite Beauty Supreme (DC, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Seduce Me (128) (DC, $30.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Aubergine (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Popsicle (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Jelly Bean (DC, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Exotica (P, $54.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop I Heart This (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Recit (212) Rouge Coco Stylo ($37.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, reddish plum with a fine dusting of gold micro-shimmer paired with subtle, cool undertones. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a lightweight, emollient consistency that was easy to apply and comfortable tow ear. This shade lasted for four hours on me, while the formula was hydrating. Urban Decay Sheer Shame (DC, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Intriguing (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Pat McGrath Ultra Vixen (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Guerlain #65 (P, $33.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Hibiscus (P, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Berry Naughty (DC, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). Clinique Love Pop (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Cabaret (146) (DC, $30.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Didier (LE, $36.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Promenade (LE, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar). Shiseido Rouge Rum Punch (RD504) (DC, $28.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bruised Plum (P, $54.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo ($37.00 for 0.07 oz.) is supposed to offer the “intensity of a lipstick” with the “shine of a lipgloss” and “comfort of a lip balm.” The consistency of this formula is incredibly soft and melts against the lips, so it is easy to over-apply (and subsequently, easy to run through the product!) with a butteriness that you typically find in more emollient lip balms. In general, color coverage is semi-opaque to opaque, with wear coming in at three to five hours, depending on the shade. The formula is comfortable to wear and very hydrating both during and after wear. The downside is that these types of twist-up lipsticks (in the slim casing) tend to contain noticeably less than a standard bullet lipstick (0.10 to 0.12 oz. usually!) and the more pliant formula makes it easy to reapply and run it back and forth more than necessary (for the coverage). There’s a light rose scent to the formula, subtler than the Rouge Allure lipsticks, though.

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Chanel Roman (208) Rouge Coco Stylo
Chanel Roman (208) Rouge Coco Stylo

Chanel Roman (208) Rouge Coco Stylo
Chanel Roman (208) Rouge Coco Stylo

Chanel Roman (208) Rouge Coco Stylo
Chanel Roman (208) Rouge Coco Stylo

Chanel Roman (208) Rouge Coco Stylo
Chanel Roman (208) Rouge Coco Stylo

Chanel Roman (208) Rouge Coco Stylo
Chanel Roman (208) Rouge Coco Stylo

Chanel Roman (208) Rouge Coco Stylo
Chanel Roman (208) Rouge Coco Stylo

Chanel Recit (212) Rouge Coco Stylo
Chanel Recit (212) Rouge Coco Stylo

Chanel Recit (212) Rouge Coco Stylo
Chanel Recit (212) Rouge Coco Stylo

Chanel Recit (212) Rouge Coco Stylo
Chanel Recit (212) Rouge Coco Stylo

Chanel Recit (212) Rouge Coco Stylo
Chanel Recit (212) Rouge Coco Stylo

Chanel Recit (212) Rouge Coco Stylo
Chanel Recit (212) Rouge Coco Stylo

Chanel Recit (212) Rouge Coco Stylo
Chanel Recit (212) Rouge Coco Stylo

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Product Availability

Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo $37.00/0.07 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tom Ford Traceless Stick Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes
  • ColourPop Glo Up Super Shock Cheek
On eyes:
  • ColourPop Kae Pop Eyeshadow Set

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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Could you feel the glitter pieces in Recit at all? Looking at the closeup photo, I can see what looks like actual individual sparkles, so I was wondering if there’s any gritty feel to it on the lips.

I like Recit out of these two the best. But, I think for the Chanel price tag, I need a unique shade. I ordered the coral one you recommended yesterday. So, I’ll use that one to gauge if they are “worth it” 🙂

Oh, I really love both of these shades! But Roman just looks so fresh and “springy”, that I may go for one of its dupes, because application issues with my over-applying this type of formula. My bad.?
Recit reminds me so much of my various red-plums and the like, as in MAC Heaux or Bite Kir Royale. Not true dupes, but I have got to leave that color family alone until I make a significant dent in the above mentioned!

I’m slow clapping for these two. Kinda want them both but it’s so expensive for the amount of product and I have 8k other lipsticks to buy! *facepalm*

I love both of these. Since I don’t have a dupe for Recit, it’s going on my wish list 🙂 I like this kind of formula for warm-weather wear.

So appreciate your review as I’ve held off purchasing waitinf solely for your thoughts on this release. And I’m excited to order as they sound lovely. Appreciate the notes on careful application of not over applying due to formula consistency and as always wonderful review – both colors look beautiful on you!

Love these colors. If I hadn’t read your review, I would not have looked twice at 212, the second color, based on the color in the tube. Lipstick wear time doesn’t matter for me because I’m unable to get any lip product to last.

Ooohhhh…prety!!! But i have one question regarding these stylos. Do u think that these are prone to melting if kept at normal room temperature?? Will these stay on and behave better if kept in fridge???

I agree– that Kingston is a dupe for Roman. I swatches them side by side at the Chanel counter. It reminds me of TF Infamy as well. After purchasing Kingston (and loving it), I find myself gravitating to all shades similar to it!!

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