Chanel Fever: Rouge Coco Ruban Rose

I went on a rampage. Lipstick rampage. I have not tried Chanel lipsticks before. I have heard so much about these lipsticks, from Temptalia to Lisa Eldridge, to my blogger friends. How could I have not tried it yet? So I picked up a couple online to try it out.

I got the shades based on Temptalia’s swatch gallery. Lipsticks are unique in a way, because the colours differ due to our natural lip pigments. Some might have very pigmented lip colour, and others might have pale lips. It also depends very much on our skintone! Ruban Rose looks different on my lips compared to Christine’s. This shade is a more natural, day time lipstick.



Rouge Coco is very comfortable on my lips. I have been sleeping rather late and my lips are a little drier than usual. This lipstick does not enhance my dry lips, and in fact, without a lip balm as base, this lipstick feels smooth and moisturising. It lasts about 5 hours on me. I suppose it would last even longer if I didn’t have a bad habit of biting my lips 😉



On me, Ruban Rose enhances my natural lip colour. It is a soft peachy rosy pink. It reminded me of Dior’s Tulip Pink but Ruban Rose is not as pink. When swatched on my arm, it is a very sweet peachy pink. It also looks a little shiny, but that is due to the flash.



Here is another photo of how it looks like compared to my bare lips.

As you can see, Ruban Rose enhances my natural lip colour. Rouge Coco is rather pigmented and opaque so I would imagine even if you have very pigmented lips, it would still work. I can be wrong, so why don’t you share with me?

Have you tried Rouge Coco’s before? What is your favourite shade? Do shades like this jive with your taste, or do you prefer something bolder?


xoxo Lily

  • Please… not another lemming!! :s I have Rouge Coco in Rivoli which is a deep burgundy red! I tend to go for darker shades when it comes to lipsticks of luxury brands as I feel this way they’d last longer! Silly mentality, isn’t it? Haha! But the colour looks really sweet on you and I think it’s prettier than Dior’s Tulip Pink! What do you think? 😉

    • Lily

      Dior Tulip Pink does a good job in brightening the entire face and it's a really sweet pink. Ruban Rose leans a little peach on me so it is warmer. I love them both! I like both their textures too 🙂

  • Hanny Daforcena

    Pretty!!! I own 2 Chanel lippies: Rouge Coco Organdi Rose and the Rouge Allure Velvet in 37, which I cannot pronounce at all. They are lovely to wear!!! Heh heh heh, definitely worth the price!!

    • Lily

      I bought Organdi Rose too. A little dark on me. A separate post for that!

  • Stephanie/Yukaeshi

    Lemming! *_* It looks really pretty! I have Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Monte Carlo, which is kind of a cross between a deep pink and red- kind of dramatic though 😛 I prefer something more nude and natural coloured on my lips though!

    • Lily

      It is pretty isn't it? Monte Carlo sounds interesting! I don't have many bold lip colours mainly because I don't go to many evening functions. Mommy has to take care of the girls! I prefer something natural that enhances my lips to wear to work. However, I still like to wear brights / darks every now and then!

      • Stephanie/Yukaeshi

        Yes it’s very pretty and even more so on you too! 😀 Monte Carlo is not that bold, but is bolder compared to all the nude lippes I have hehe. I hardly wear it too anyway 😛 You should give it a try/look! 🙂

        • Lily

          I'll definitely take a look when I'm at a Chanel store. It's a bit hard to tell from the swatches online 😉

  • Bellen

    It looks so beautiful on you! Love it!

    • Lily

      Thank you Bellen! Your comments always make me smile =)

  • Sunny @ Mostly Sunny

    This is definitely your lips but better!

    I have Rouge Coco in Mademoiselle, and I adore the color! If I dab it on or wear it on top of my lip balm, it is a very understated way of instantly brightening my face. If I wear it on its own, just one pass the color is very opaque. I have very very pigmented lips FYI.

    My only gripe with the formula is that it’s not hydrating at all. It doesn’t dry my lips out, but it doesn’t do anything to help them either. In winter I prefer to wear it on top of a lip balm just so that my lips stay hydrated.

    • Lily

      Hey Sunny, Yeah I find it very opaque. Maybe the weather here is hot and humid, the lipstick seems to be quite moisturizing. Not that it helps my lips, just that it doesn't dry my lips out…

  • Petrina

    This is my everyday neutral lippie – I wear it topped with Khiel’s tinted balm in 30G. I also wear Rouge coco in Gardenia but my fave shades are Mademoiselle ( went through 3 tubes already) and Gabrielle my go to red 🙂

  • Chriselle Sy

    I’ll have to admit I’ve never actually tried Chanel lipsticks before. I couldn’t quite justify the price. But I think I’ll save up for one eventually–even just to say that I tried it.

    • Lily

      Hi Chriselle, it is my first Chanel lipstick! I had to try to see what the fuss is all about. It is not a must have but I guess you pay for the logo too 😉