Ever since I read about the new Chanel Rouge Coco lipstick, I knew I was going to get them. The local news grapevine told me it was expected in Malaysia in early April 2010 and I was content to wait.
Until partner in crime LeGeeque told me they are out on StrawberryNET.com for US$32 each. All I could say was EEKS!!!!! 2 minutes later, a package was on its way to me which I received this morning 😀
Most of the stronger shades are available there with some more muted shades and although I was in the market for something a little more wearable daily, I picked up #22 Paris no thanks to Best Actress Sandra Bullock at the recent Oscars 😛
These are some quick pictures taken under flourescent lighting which isn’t the best to take photos under as most people will tell you. But its a close enough. approximation. I’ve got a swatch below and I’ll put up some better pictures later once I’ve used it a bit.
From preliminary views, the colour in the tube for Paris looks a deep dark red – see picture above.
When swatched however, it takes on a cool blue toned red hue that looks imminently wearable for me. I must say that this one is a cool colour so if you have very warm tones, it might not suit you.
The above swatch of Paris Coco Rouge was done with just 1 swipe on the back of my hand. Yes I’m aware that my hand has taken on a preternatural pale hue. “Preternatural” – you can tell I’m reading too much of Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles – currently reading Blood and Gold and feeling the tug of Rome calling to me…
Anyway Rouge Coco in #22 Paris reminds me of Matador in the discontinued Infrarouge line. If I can find my Matador, I’ll do a comparison to see if I’m right.
Ah! Paris! Can’t wait to wear it! Now what WOULD be fun would be to have Paris wearing Paris in Paris eh? 😉
p/s Chanel Rouge Coco retails at US$30 in the USA. No idea of prices in Malaysia yet. I didn’t mind paying extra 😛
UPDATE: Rouge Coco retails at RM95 in Malaysia
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Any other nice colors? buying from strawberry should be slightly cheaper than retail?
I’m waiting for the full range to get here to check out the rest. I wasn’t too keen on the colour selection on Strawberrynet. Actually, I think it might be cheaper in Malaysia once it gets here – Chanel usually is – hence I only got 1.
Gabrielle is a very nice cool red as well. I’m tempted…
I’ll check that one out when it gets here 😀
I want one in Organdi Rose so bad. But at AU$50 each, gotta think many times over 🙁
Verily so! I wouldn’t pull out A$50 for it but how about $32 online with loyalty discounts? 😉 I’m waiting for it to get here. There are a few colours I want to check out in person before buying and my gut feel tells me its going to be cheaper here anyway.
Oooh, I love that last line : Paris wearing Paris in Paris… would be a bit overkill if I were to add on – Paris wearing Paris in Paris with Paris… hahahaha… 😛
And I can’t believe that you actually had the heart to swatch it the moment it arrived! 😮
I know! I nearly didn’t swatch it but heck! Its meant to be used 😀
WOW! My grandma would call the shade: Indian Pink (No racist connotations here, and in Hokkien, it would be Keit Leng Na eh Jui Ang Sek). hehehehe. And it is very pigmented indeed, hehehehe.
Interesting – only it isn’t pink 🙂 It certainly is pigmented so I’ll have to be careful with this one
wow that’s a killer, eye-popping red! You’ll have drooling men behind you on the streets!^^
Ooh and wouldn’t that be nice! 😉
it looks fuschia on sandra bullock! Hmm may be inclined to a true-er red. Definitely trying them out in person before investing!
I know! The close up pic of Sandra Bullock looks fuchsia but when they pan out it looks red and its not that strong a colour on her. Either way, best to try it before buying! I’ll be testing out some of the less fierce looking shades 😀
Interesting thread. I tried it on, it looks fuschia (and stupid) on me. Maybe because I was dressed in jeans and a hoodie with runners for sloblike Friday work attire 😛
But it’d glam up even “sloblike Friday work attire”! 🙂
Hmmm, I wonder if after the exchange rate, it’s cheaper in M’sia… Cos I know for branded goods, no matter how you exchange, it’s the same. I might be living in JB for 4-5 months soon. I also want this. hahaha. Gosh. This colour really got me hooked. Just too nice. I never used to go lemming after these things.
oops, I mean KL… But I think I will miss my Singapore.
I’ve actually found that when comparing SGD to RM same brands are cheaper here after the exchange rate. We’ll see once it gets here 🙂
Jamilla Camel says
Gorgeous, but a bit too blue for me!
I’m having so much fun reading your blog 🙂 Thanks for all the fab swatches, tips and RM pricing – great for my holiday budgeting! I love love this lippie as well! Mademoiselle is my fave shade though I think Chintz is a close second!
Thanks for dropping by! 😀