Thursday, April 08, 2010

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick (Vendome 25 and Talisman 27)













A few weeks ago I had an email conversation about red lipsticks with Trish from Scent Hive. I just started testing several of the new Chanel Rouge Coco lipsticks and was all about Vendome (#25) that day. Trish recommended Talisman (#27) as a wearable but strong warm red. I already bought Talisman but had yet to even take a photo, not to mention actually wear it. Trish was right. The next day I took the comparison photos you see here and started wearing Talisman, which is a great everyday red, less dramatic and a bit more sheer than Vendome.

I find both lipsticks to be equally moisturizing, though they don't have the hydra-plumping effect that some new lipsticks offer. They leave quite a it of pigment behind even after a drink or a snack, and as you can see in the photos below, they survive roughhousing with a 14 lbs cat. By the time I took the last couple of pictures we were playing for 15 or twenty minutes and quite a bit of the lipstick was transferred to Tulip's paws and chin (I cleaned him up later), but there was no smudging on my hand.





Chanel Rouge Coco lipsticks ($30 each ) are available from most decent department stores and chanel.com. I bought mine from Saks and Neiman Marcus.

All photos are mine.

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for the helpful review and swatches. The colors are Chanel are beautiful. I'm definitely going to check these out once I get a chance.

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  2. I'm so glad you like Talisman, Gaia. I have found it to be very wearable for all the reasons you mentioned, and I love the Rouge Coco formula! (Great swatches, BTW).

    Fun for me to breakout of my natural m/u lines every once in a while! And these are addicting :-)

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  3. It is always so shocking how colors and opacity change in the light.

    And PS: I need cats! I curse the fact I am marrying a man who is severely allergic. One day a week helping to care for/cuddle the cats at our local shelter isn't enough kittiness in my life. Keep posting the pics with them - it makes me so happy and warm and fuzzy inside!!

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  4. I'm loving these new Coco lipsticks - bought Perle and the much-discussed Mademoiselle a couple of weeks ago, and they're both wonderful. I do find the Allures a bit more moisturising, but then the Cocos last longer. Vendome looks tempting, and I've been eyeing Rouge Noir yesterday, but I have more than enough dramatic reds already...:)

    BTW, a non-Chanel related comment: just wanted to thank you for your review of Kanebo's The Lipstick. I checked them out and bought the bright red one 09 Tsuyabeni. Sadly, none of the other colours seem to work for me, but this red is absolutely amazing - I've never seen such a vibrant shade before, and on the lips it feels more like moisturising treatment. A truly wonderful product:)

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  5. Tulip is beautyful and reminds me my cat who died 3 weeks ago and I still miss him every second of the day.

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  6. I adore your kitty (and your site)!!! Keep posting your fab kitty model :)

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  7. I have Chanel color 70.
    I really feel a lit bit dry but really stay for a long time.
    Anyway like your blog a lot.

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  8. I have and love Vendome, I shall have to give Talisman a look too.

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