Chanel Rouge Corail is a moderately warm-toned, very dark coral with a cream finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $37.00 and contains 0.04 oz.
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Chanel Rouge Corail Le Rouge Crayon de Couleurs ($37.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a bright, medium coral-red with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had rich color payoff--was one of the most pigmented shades in the line-up--paired with a creamy, smooth, and soft texture that melted on the lips. The formula was very moisturizing but still long-wearing (five hours). There was a slight, reddish stain that it left behind as well.
The formula is supposed to have "rich colour in a single stroke" with a "satiny" finish. The lipstick pencil twists-up (no sharpening required), and the consistency is incredibly creamy, soft, and smooth. The coverage varied from mostly opaque to opaque, depending on the shade, and the wear time ranged between three to five hours with some shades (like the reds and fuchsias) leaving a stain behind. It was a very hydrating and comfortable formula to wear, but they're so soft that I felt like it was easy to over-apply the product when there isn't much product in each tube (0.04 oz. compared to a standard Chanel lipstick, which is 0.12 oz.). Twist-up pencils usually contain less product than a twist-up tube of lipstick, but I wish these had a little more (like 0.08 oz.) or else not quite as pricey. I didn't notice any scent or taste.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
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An easy-to-apply lipstick that delivers lasting, full-coverage colour and satiny shine in a smooth, comfortable texture. The twist-up retractable crayon offers convenient, on-the-go shading and impeccable touch-ups.