Chanel Rouge Cocos and I aren’t strangers. In fact, Chanel Mademoiselle Rouge Coco is my first luxury lipstick, and it was the first thing I ever blogged about. This spring, Chanel Avant-Première de Chanel comes with 6 Rouge Cocos, and today I’m showing you Le Baiser (54. RRP in Belgium: 31 euros), which is an instant favorite!
(Chanel Le Baiser Rouge Coco on the left, Suspense Rouge Coco Shine in the middle)
The Chanel Rouge Coco range is as classic as lipsticks come. From the packaging to the formula, every part of it is simply timeless. It is not a hybrid, it is not very matte, and it does not have a special mechanism. It is lipstick in a traditional sense, but in a way that’s what makes it special!
Being Chanel, needless to say both the Rouge Coco Shine (on the left) and Rouge Coco (on the right) close with a satisfying click. These formulas share a rosy scent that is different from the perfume-y one of Rouge Allure and Rouge Allure Velvet.
One look at Le Baiser (on the right) should give you a pretty good idea why it is an instant favorite of mine!
See the pretty shimmer?
Chanel Le Baiser Rouge Coco is a bright pink coral with tiny golden shimmer. It has a crème finish, and the shimmer is rather subtle. It becomes a bit more obvious once most of the lipstick has worn off, but it is so fine that you can’t feel it at all! The formula of Le Baiser is creamy and lightweight. It doesn’t feel as non-existent as Rouge Allure, but you definitely can’t feel much either. It glides on easily, and it is opaque with one pass. I have worn it for two full days, and I find the formula rather hydrating.
Left: one pass. Right: built up. I don’t know about you, but I can’t really tell the difference here!
Le Baiser has a normal amount of transfer, but interestingly enough, it is impossible to wear it all off without a meal. Le Baiser just wears and wears! It fades very evenly and leaves a nice stain, so I would definitely grab it without a second thought if I had a dinner date. I reapply after a meal because I get a kick out of using this lipstick, but if you are too lazy to reapply, rest assured your lips will remain beautifully stained for quite some time!
Here are a couple more photos with me wearing one coat of Le Baiser (just so you know, I think it looks brighter and more coral in real life):
I’m wearing Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss on my eyes, Benefit Coralista and Sun Beam on my cheeks.
Bottom line: If you haven’t felt my enthusiasm about Chanel Le Baiser Rouge Coco yet, let me sum it up this way: if you like bright pinks, coral pinks, or feel like finding something new for spring/summer, I would strongly encourage you to take a look at Le Baiser. It packs a lot of pigment in a lightweight, creamy, and moisturizing texture. It wears superbly well and fades evenly. Even if I didn’t have a soft spot for such a shade, the formula is altogether outstanding in my book!
Now the tough question: are you more into classic lipsticks or the newer stuff? My ideal lipstick formula would be creamy (lightweight but it doesn’t have to be weightless. Weightless lipsticks constantly make me wonder if the color is still there at all), reasonably long-wearing, and free of migration as well as uneven fading. I could be happy with some shimmer and shine, but it’s not necessary.
Your turn! What is your ideal lipstick formula like?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx