I recently shared my excitement with the Chanel Fall 2013 Creme Blushes and am completing my assessment of the collection by sharing the two lip colors I was compelled to procure. My video above contains all the pontificating necessary for two shades of lipstick, so I will keep this post succinct and image heavy ; )
1. Chanel Rouge Coco in Icone, a sophisticated golden beige. Not having been a fan of this particular formula in the past, I was surprised at how opaque, hydrating and comfortable this shade is. It feels "very late 1960's Catherine Deneuve" and, despite the obscene amount of nude lipsticks in my possession, I do not have anything exactly like this. I get a respectable 4-6 hours of wear time from Icone...it fades evenly and looks stunning by itself or under something glossy.
2. Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Secret, a translucent peachy pink with a slight shimmer. This lipstick/lipbalm hybrid is extremely easy to apply, gliding on with a sort of "joie de vivre" that brightens the face effortlessly. I was pleased with the fact that this shade is more pigmented than other Rouge Coco Shines I've swatched...it is sheer with one swipe but builds up to semi-opaque with three swipes. I picked one up for my mom as well and we are both loving applying this liberally without a mirror!
Kindly scroll on for product images, ingredients, swatches and pictures of the lip color on my face...
|Above: Rouge Coco retails for $34.|
|Above: The ingredients.|
|Above: Rouge Coco comes in a square, glossy black case.|
|Above: The golden beige glory of Icone.|
|Above: Swatches of Icone in direct sunlight...the lower swatch is one swipe and the upper swatch is two swipes.|
|Above: Swatches of Icone in the shade.|
|Above: Chanel Rouge Coco Shine retails for $34.|
|Above: The ingredients.|
|Above: Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Secret resplendent in its peachy pink dreaminess.|
|Above: Swatches of Secret in direct sunlight...the lower swatch is one swipe and the upper swatch is two swipes.|
|Above: Swatches of Secret in the shade.|
The following three images depict Icone and Secret on the face both alone and mixed together in various lighting...
|Above: Icone alone on the lips in window-filtered sunshine (taken indoors).|
|Above: Secret alone on the lips in natural outdoor, rather overcast lighting.|
|Above: A mixture of Icone and Secret in direct outdoor sunlight.|
Bottom Line: Icone and Secret are welcome additions to my lipstick collection. Golden beige Icone is immensely opaque and subtly sophisticated and I love the sultry yet demure energy it conveys. As I said in my video review, it is a wonderful "grown up nude." Secret's peachy pink sheen certainly is not groundbreaking or cutting edge, but the joy and ease with which one can apply and enjoy this shade are undeniable. It is a perfect option for a quick swath of protective color that can be applied without the constraints of a mirror. Both shades are delightful and I am happy I bought them...highly recommended!
Did YOU try any lip color from the Chanel Fall 2013 Collection? Thoughts?!
--The Beauty Professor