Chanel Rouge Coco: 05 Mademoiselle

Chanel Rouge Coco in Mademoiselle

Chanel Rouge Coco in Mademoiselle

Chanel says: ROUGE COCO dresses the lips in an easy and self-evident daily beauty step.
Thanks to its soft, creamy texture and its luxurious, timeless packaging, it is the confidante of each moment of a woman’s life, finding its natural place in the handbags of women today.
The new ROUGE COCO formula combines hydration and comfort. Created by CHANEL, the Hydratender complex delivers 8-hour hydration with a single application. The choice of pigments with an utmost quality optimizes the formula’s comfort.

ROUGE COCO offers a satiny and luminous makeup result. Faithful to its black and gold codes, ROUGE COCO comes in a new metal case, with a contemporary and timeless design. The elegant and luminous shades of the range are easy to wear and use in your own, individual way, according to your mood. From legendary sites to favorite pieces of jewelry, from passions to symbols, their names recount the private background of Coco Chanel.
A classic has never expressed itself this freely.

“ROUGE COCO allows all women to discover, or rediscover, the pleasure of lipstick.” Peter Philips

The Product: $30 USD/$50 CAD.

Mademoiselle is the colour worn by Vanessa Paradis when Rouge Coco’s first debuted in 2010. It is the colour in the permanent collection, it looks different on everyone, which is interesting. It smells like Vanilla, Fresh Raspberries and Roses. Its a medium pink with brown undertones.

It’s a fairly hydrating lipstick, but I prefer it with a gloss on top after about 4 hours as my lips are fairly dry and peel, so if that sounds like you, keep a gloss handy!

Chanel Rouge Coco in Mademoiselle

Chanel Rouge Coco in Mademoiselle

The Packaging: There is a white Chanel logo on the top, and it is embossed on the inside of the cap also. It makes a nice click noise when you close it too, not a loud one that will make people look around and say “what was that?” Apparently, engineers spent hours snapping lipstick tubes until they got just the right click. It’s so simple and a weird luxury to have in a lipstick. It is in metal casing, done so women feel a fresh sensation when they grab it in their purse. The attention to detail with the physical tube is outstanding. Further, as you can tell by my pictures, everything is shiny. even the box that the tube came in reflects everything near it, so below you have a great shot of the side of my head and a few fingers.

Chanel Rouge Coco: 05 Mademoiselle

Chanel Rouge Coco in Mademoiselle

The Review: A

If it was more hydrating to my extremely dry lips, it would be an A+, but it is otherwise a gorgeous colour that is only clear that you’re wearing lipstick in some lights. It is creamy, hydrating and lasts for 4-6 hours.

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Review: NARS Sweet Disposition Mini Multiple Set

 

The Set

NARS Sweet Disposition Set

NARS Sweet Disposition Set

Retails for $40 USD and contains 0.14 oz/4g of product per Mini Multiple. In comparison to the original sized Multiples, which are $39 USD for 0.50 oz., which is a HUGE amount. If you want more than one colour to test out, or are overwhelmed by that much of the same product, this set would suit your needs.
Note: I purchased mine in Canada where the price difference between NARS USA and NARS Canada vary far beyond that of the exchange rate.

The colours included would look great on a variety of skin tones, I’m an NC42, (or in NARS terms, Syracuse or Tahoe depending on the time of year), and all of the colours show up well on me.

  • Luxor is as an iridescent baby pink with a frost finish that works well as a highlight.
  • Orgasm is NARS iconic colour, is described as “peachy pink with shimmer” and in my opinion, creates a “naturally fabulous” glow on the cheeks.
  • Malibu is a “pinkish brown” that pays off more on the brown side and has very very little shimmer.

The Product

NARS Multiple: Orgasm

NARS Multiple: Orgasm

The NARS Multiple is described by the brand as a “multi-purpose stick for eyes, cheeks, lips and body.”

It is extremely buildable and features colours that could be worn at day or night. However, they do feature sparkle so if you’re a fan of mattes, this gift set may not satisfy you.

I apply it using my fingertips as the sales representative recommended to me, but a brush such as MAC 188 Duo Fibre Face Brush would also work well. The product has a waxy feel to it, so as long as your brush of choice is dense enough to distribute the product you should get gorgeous results.

The WEAR

In Winter, it is great for dry skin because it is quite waxy so it won’t dry your cheeks out as much as a powder product would, and it has staying power! I’m convinced if i go out without setting my makeup, the cold will freeze it into place; however, since that is definitely wrong, I would highly recommend using a setting powder. When used on the eyelids, it definitely requires a primer, especially for those with oilier eyelids. On lips, I would recommend using it with some sort of lip base, primer or balm that keeps lips soft while holding pigment.

In Summer, it appears more natural than powder blush, although this is a topic of hot debate, I would say, if you have oily cheeks or eyelids, this product may not be your best bet, simply because oil mixed with a cream (even if set with an awesome setting powder or if you use a primer of any base (silicone, oil free, etc.)) may not compete with the sun well.

The Packaging

Consistent with NARS usual matte black packages, these multiples seal tightly and at 5cm tall, they’re purse-sized for quick touch ups!

The rating: B

I’d call this a must-have for any NARS addict (such as myself!) and on-the-go girl.

Multiples in Malibu, Orgasm, and Luxor

Multiples in Malibu, Orgasm, and Luxor