Jul 1, 2016

Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo Complete Care Lipshine - Swatches

Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo - Swatches - 208 Roman - 216 Lettre - 214 Message - 206 Histoire - 204 Article - 206 Histoire - 218 Script - 208 Roman - 212 Recit - 202 Conte
Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo ($37 each) at Nordstrom

Chanel Rouge Coco Stylos are a newish addition to the Chanel lip color range.  These stylos feature a twist-up packaging, and formula is an extremely balmy, almost liquidy, pigmented lip color.  With hydrating jojoba oil, coconut oil, and appleseed oil, the Chanel Rouge Coco Stylos provide a creamy, light weight formula while delivering color payoff similar to a lipstick.  The packaging and the formula seem similar to the Dior Rouge de Serums (now discontinued), but I definitely prefer the Chanel formula.  The pigmentation is quite good for a creamy, lightweight lip color, and I couldn't detect any obvious shimmer in the swatches.  The consistency feels similar to Chanel Rouge Coco Shines - one of my favorite lip colors - but with richer color payoff.  Scroll on for swatches.

Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo - Swatches - 208 Roman 216 Lettre 214 Message 206 Histoire 204 Article
Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo - Swatches
208 Roman - 216 Lettre - 214 Message - 206 Histoire - 204 Article
Message (214) is apparently the color worn by Keira Knightley in the campaign shots for this products, though I amn't sure if that's the only lip color used - could be a lipliner under the color.
Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo - Swatches - 206 Histoire 218 Script 208 Roman 212 Recit 202 Conte
Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo - Swatches
206 Histoire - 218 Script - 208 Roman - 212 Recit - 202 Conte

I love creamy, comfortable lip colors, and the Chanel Rouge Coco Stylos combine all my favorite bits from lipgloss, lipsticks, and lip balms into one convenient formula.  If I could, I would buy every color in this range.  The soft, creamy lip color does have it's disadvantages, though.  Even with the very enclosed pen-type packaging, the soft formula seems just short of melting and pouring out.  The testers in the store, which are stored at quite comfortable temperatures, seem to be barely held together in the packaging, so I cannot help but worry about the mess these might create during the warmer months (left inside the car - I have had a sorry experience with lip balm in India).  Also, I do think the best method of applying these would be with a lip brush, since these lip colors tend to soften and smudge with the slightest pressure and can be difficult to control when applied directly.  Swatching on the back of my hand itself was a bit messy.   None of these are an issue for me and are quite obviously to be expected with a soft, creamy formula like this, but may be something to keep in mind depending on how you use your makeup.

Overall, Chanel Rouge Coco Stylos would definitely be my picks from the Chanel lip color lineup, right alongside the Rouge Coco Shines.

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