Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches (Chintz, Rose Dentelle, Chalys)

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.ย  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.ย  They’re not the most moisturizing lipsticks, but they’ve never deprived my lips of their natural moisture, either.ย  Each shade applied smoothly, evenly, and didn’t require a lot of product to get a good amount of color coverage.ย  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!

AVAILABILITY: July 2010

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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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 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!

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.

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!

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.

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.

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Chintz for sure. But these would looke super dull on me. I am just too pale to pull off a colour like that. ๐Ÿ™
To be honest, these days, I don’t really know WHAT look I actually could pull off! I look dull and plain with everything.

sigh.
That too shall pass. I hope! ๐Ÿ™‚

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.

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.

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!

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.

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

Thanks! I read somewhere that it’s not good, but my lipstick is totally ok, so I wasn’t sure what to think (well that, and I panic quickly XD).

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 ยฃ21.50!) but I bought the Korres after seeing your post and now think they might be similar, which explains why I love the Chanel!

I’d say Natural Pink is a little sheerer and less pink, but they are kind of in the same family ๐Ÿ˜›

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. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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!

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?

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? = )

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…

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

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