~ Rouge Coco ~

True Red - Gabrielle

A French woman knows that a lipstick wardrobe is not complete without RED – as a little girl I idolized Diana Vreeland, the Duchess of Windsor and Coco Chanel.  They were not only stylish and fashionable, they wore red lipstick.  I wore the same shade of red lipstick during my twenties – True Red by Estee Lauder, until it was discontinued.

I had yet to find a red I’m loyal to – until now, This February Chanel unveiled a  hydrating creme lip colour, and  it’s available in 30 shades. Trying on the different shades of red lipstick I felt like a kid in a candy store, so many beautiful colours.

Speaking with Melissa the Chanel Rep I learned there were 5 popular colours of red lipstick, and a shade for every skin tone.

Paris – Blue red

Cambon – Bright red

Vendome – Orange red

Rivoli– Berry red

Gabrielle – True red

I fell in love with Gabrielle, and paired it with lip pencil #24 –  My lips  stayed hydrated and the colour lasted through out lunch time.

Some Key Facts about Rouge Coco:

Plant based – delivers long-lasting color and shine

Provides full coverage – available in matte or pearl to soft shimmer

Creamy light weight texture – softens and conditions lips – creating plumper, smoother and a healthier appearance.

I kept looking in the mirror, pleased with the effect of radiance a good red can deliver.

Rouge Coco gets a TEN!


Chanel Cosmetics sold at Neiman Marcus, Saks, Nordstroms, Bloomingdales and the Chanel Boutique in San Francisco.