Chanel Chéri Rouge Coco & Chanel Conquise Rouge Allure

Chanel Cheri Rouge Coco, Conquise Rouge Allure

Give me a coral and I’ll smile for you. Well actually, give me some Chanel I’ll smile for you, too! I have definitely underestimated Chanel Collection Variation when I thought it has real potential, because everything I have tried so far is nothing short of exhilarating! Let’s take a closer look at *Chanel Chéri Rouge Coco and *Chanel Conquise Rouge Allure today.

Chanel Cheri Rouge Coco closeup

Upon closer examination, Chanel Chéri Rouge Coco (61) is actually a coral-peach with a satin sheen. I have called it understated, and it is. However, even on my skin tone, it is not exactly a very nude nude (can I get a hallelujah?).

Chanel Cheri Rouge Coco closeup

One thing I have noticed with Chanel Chéri Rouge Coco is that if my lips are not as even as they can be to start with, a bit of the color tends to sink into lip lines. However, it is nothing I can’t fix with a quick swipe of a finger! Being a lighter color, Chéri wears for about 3 hours with some snacks and drinks. It doesn’t really stain, either. Like most Rouge Cocos I have tried, It is comfortable and hydrating to wear.

Here is how Chéri swatches:

Chanel Cheri Rouge Coco swatch

A closer look of the shade on my lips:

Chanel Cheri Rouge Coco lip swatch

A couple of face shots so you get a better idea how it looks:

Chanel Cheri Rouge Coco FOTD

Chanel Cheri Rouge Coco (61) FOTD

For me, Chanel Chéri Rouge Coco is one of those shades that I can just slick on. As you can see, even when paired with minimal makeup elsewhere, it totally works! It can definitely work with bolder eye looks as well. If you tend to like “MLBB” or everyday shades, you probably can’t go wrong with Chéri!

Chanel Conquise Rouge Allure (144)

Chanel Conquise Rouge Allure (144) is a very tangerine-leaning coral with golden shimmer. Allow me to remind you that this beauty is limited edition, so you have to make up your mind fast!

Chanel Conquise Rouge Allure closeup

What I like about the shimmer in this one is it is visible, but not over the top. Conquise glides on easily, leaving behind a lightweight layer of even color. It is somehow hydrating, and the lasting power is impressive! I basically went through a whole day reapplying only once. It survives drinks and even a big meal with an even stain.

Here is how Conquise swatches:

Chanel Conquise Rouge Allure swatch

Conquise on my lips:

Chanel Conquise Rouge Allure lip swatch

The “big picture:”

Chanel Conquise Rouge Allure FOTD

Chanel Conquise Rouge Allure (144) FOTD

I usually have a bigger soft spot for pink-leaning corals, but Conquise made me realize a good dose of tangerine in a coral is really beautiful as well! With all the corals I own, I can’t say I have one that is even remotely similar! If you are not sure about orange or tangerine shades, give Conquise a chance. It might change your mind!

Just in case you are curious, In both looks I’m wearing Chanel Apparence Illusion d’Ombre (limited edition from holiday 2012) all over my lid, with some Bobbi Brown Sable on the outer third and contour area. I have Dior Corail Bagatelle DiorBlush on my cheeks.

Bottom line: Personal preference aside, I have to say both Chanel Chéri Rouge Coco and Chanel Conquise Rouge Allure have wonderful formulas. They are most definitely worth looking into if the shades speak to you!

Would you be checking either Chéri or Conquise out?

  • Dovey

    Hi Sunny,

    I love the looks of both Cheri and Conquise on you! I still have my eye on CHANEL Cheri, since I’m hoping for a warmer shade for the upcoming seasons. I tend to be wary of how corals turn a bit orange on me … so I’m hoping to get a good swatch session in whenever CHANEL Variation comes out!

    Also — any thoughts on how Cheri compares to last year’s Rouge Coco in Liaison?

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Dovey! I have the same problem with corals! I’m not sure if it’s the yellow or olive in my skin, though the results aren’t exactly unflattering most of the time anyways.

      Sorry but I don’t own Liaison! From what I can see though, Liaison seems to be much brighter!

  • Chris El

    Call me crazy but I just may need another pale peachy-pink. Cheri is calling my name!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Chris, nope it’s not crazy! I mean, have you seen the amount of corals I own? LOL

  • Bella

    Pretty pretty! Not for me though, I don’t take corals lips well, but nice eye candy all the same.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Bella! Wait for the other shade in the collection. I’ve got some more good ones coming up :)

  • Icaria

    I like Conquise a lot on you! Sadly I don’t do so well with this type of shade. Chéri is more up my alley but I’ll have to see up close if I don’t have something similar already. :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Helene, ahh that’s a bummer! I can see it not working for everyone though. You should check Cheri out! I thought I for sure have something similar, but a quick comparison proved it’s pretty unique (in my collection at least)!

  • Sofia

    Oh they both seem beautiful!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      They are, Sofia! You should check them out!

  • Sara_BeauTime

    Thanks so much for beautiful FOTDs. I will be checking out both but there is some confusion about the release date of this collection. It had to be this week but seems like it will take longer *pouts*

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      You’re welcome, Sara! Aww that’s strange. Normally we’ll get these here this week, but I suppose we’ll have to wait and see.

  • fancie

    Coral is definitely your color Sunny! You look beautiful in both shades!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Fancie!

  • lyn

    They both look really pretty but I really like how Conquise looks on you! I don’t think I’ll be taking either of the lippies home because I probably have dupes somewhere in my stash.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Lyn! The funny thing is with the amount of corals I own, nothing is remotely similar to Conquise!

  • Lily

    Yup Conquise is the one. I’ve been looking at Tom Ford’s Spring lipsticks as well… I’m tempted, but I’m holding it in. I “think” I’m doing a good job… LOL!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      LOL I don’t think we’ll get those here. I suppose that’s great news for my wallet 😉

  • Liz

    These really make me think of spring time in a big way! Not sure if this is coming to Canada, but I’ll keep an eye out for Conquise. Loving peachy orangy corals lately!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Liz, same here! I feel bad for bragging, but we’ve actually been having some sunshine here, so these are perfect! You should take a good look at Conquise. I have nothing but love for that one!

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    Both are pretty on you! Personally I like the lighter one for myself. :) Sunny, corals on you are just perfection!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Tracy! Cheri is very easy to wear. I think at the end, I’d reach for Cheri more often than Conquise!

  • Larie

    Yes, orange corals are fabulous 😉

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I think this is a tangerine coral, which makes it even more fab! I have a lot of orange corals, and this one is in a league of its own!

  • syrena85

    Sunny, I think one day I will get a heart attack because of you. I’m supposed to be on a beauty hauls detox and you yet again are showing so many gorgeous things. And on top of that you look even better that gorgeous :-*****

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha sorry, Irena! Maybe try to pick something that you don’t already own and will use a lot? 😉

  • birtegovarts

    I like Conquise the best. It looks fab on you!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much!

  • Dominique33

    Chéri yes definitely ( and the other RC ), very subtle and delicate ! Peter Philips would create that kind of shades I think. I miss him a lot as you know^^ but Variation looks pretty, it’s worth buying from this very collection.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Dominique, I have actually been quite impressed with the pieces I have from this collection. The colors are well-done!

      • Dominique33

        Oh yes I agree, I purchased Coup de Cœur, Chéri and Conquise today^^ I was quite impressed too, it’s a pretty collection really ! I’ll pass on the RCS and the other items though. Les Beiges 10 arrived today too, good news for pale complexions !
        I am so glad about Variation. It’s much better than Notes de Printemps, there are a few repromotes too..

        • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

          Oh I’m glad to hear that! I don’t mind repromotes. There could be pieces that you missed out on or never paid much attention to. In a way, repromotes give you the opportunity to find out about them :)

          • Dominique33

            Yes, le Baiser for example. It’s really very pretty and Flirt too. On the whole it’s a great collection. I don’t know if Haute Couture or Métiers d’Arts are due to launch here but I wish both collections would be available. Everyone says that Peter Philips is unique, Chanel deserves the best artistic direction, so wait and see. I agree colours are well done, I tried Chéri this afternoon, it’s a gorgeous shade.

  • Caise

    Cheri looks beautiful on you:-)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Daria! You should check it out!

  • MyLuciteDreams

    I will take both please! Lovely happy peaches and corals. I especially live Cheri! Perfection!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Oh I bet they’ll look LOVELY on you!

  • Lena L

    They both look very pretty on you but Conquise is very attractive! It actually reminds of real coral. :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Lena! It has a big dose of tangerine in it, which sets it apart from most corals!

  • robin valentine

    but.. everything looks pretty on you *_*

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Aww thanks, Robin! I don’t think that is true, but in this case I really really love these on myself :)

  • Natalie Wang

    D= Pretty. Pretty. So so pretty.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Natalie! You should check these out! I have a lot of love for them :)

  • Isabelle

    Conquise is gorgeous on you! How could it not, anything remotely Coral is just destined to end up in your make-up drawer 😉

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hahaha thanks, Isabelle! I am getting pickier nowadays though, seeing that I already own SO MANY!

  • Kelly Amanda

    These look lovely on you! I wish I could pull off coral and orange but they tend to make my teeth look very yellow, something I don’t find very attractive.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Kelly! It’s true that corals don’t tend to make teeth look whiter. Don’t worry though! There are other good pieces in the collection!

  • Emae

    Love, love, love Chanel!!! That Conquise lipstick looks so amazing on you! I WANT IT! Haha

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Aww thanks so much, Emae! You should check Conquise out! It is quite an exquisite shade!

  • liss cope

    Conquise = loveeeeee <3

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Liss, yeah it truly is gorgeous!

  • maxine

    OHHH i love how cheri looks like a GORGEOUS wearable nude! :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Maxine, it’s actually not that nude! I think it’s one of those magical shades between nude and MLBB!

  • fiona furtado

    Chanel Conquise Rouge Allure is a beauty!!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      It really is. I still like it a lot!