Beauty

Review: Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss

by Gordon Ng
07.02.2017
Chanel's revamped Rouge Coco Glosses are a beautiful, shiny example that lip glosses aren't yet démodé.

Chanel has made it almost too easy to reconsider lip gloss this year. This is one of those makeup product categories (like loose powder, but we'll get to that soon) that calls to mind grandma. Lip gloss, as you might have guessed, has fallen a little out of favour since matte lips took ahold of the beauty world's imaginations. 

Well, this is 2017 and we're casting it all behind us. This year, we're advocates of lips in all textures and finishes – matte, shiny, velvety, powdery, slick, etc. Chanel has rereleased its line of lip glosses – which were fantastic to begin with. On nearly all photoshoots that call for a glossy lid or lip, Chanels were the common product to the rescue.

This year, the brand is relaunching and renaming their line of glosses Rouge Coco Gloss. The difference is minimal, so treat this as an update to a classic rather than a reinvention. The tube is ever so slightly sharper and closer to a sharp corner than its predecessor which, while subtle, does loads to make it look modern.

Then there's the product itself. The shade range, for starters, is fabulous. 27 colours ranging mauvey nudes, pinks, oranges and reds are present. Our favourites are the classics that Chanel does best – 762 Heart Beat is a deep pink that leans red and 766 Caractère which is a deep bordeaux. 

Its gel-like finish is boosted with natural waxes of jojoba, sunflower, mimosa, and a natural coconut oil derivative.

They wear beautifully and can be dabbed on and rubbed in for a more diffused and subtle sheen or piled on with precision for an almost reflective pout. Most shades come without shimmer pigments and allow their film formers and translucent glass beads to bring the shine. The few that do have shimmer, however, are selected exceedingly well and wear very flatteringly.

While you can definitely feel it on the lips, it's far from drying. Another bonus: Chanel's included a volumizing peptide that has the benefit of plumping lips. 

Available from 24 February at all Chanel beauty boutiques and from 3 March at all Chanel beauty counters.

MA2016_15_0021_24.jpg
Caviar
MA2016_15_0021.jpg
Décadent
MA2016_15_0021_20.jpg
Caractère
MA2016_15_0021_21.jpg
Epique
MA2016_15_0021_23.jpg
Impulsion
MA2016_15_0021_22.jpg
Excitation
MA2016_15_0021_19.jpg
Confusion
MA2016_15_0021_18.jpg
Heart Beat
MA2016_15_0021_17.jpg
Chili
MA2016_15_0021_16.jpg
Opulence
MA2016_15_0021_15.jpg
Bitter Orange
MA2016_15_0021_14.jpg
Nectar
MA2016_15_0021_13.jpg
Physical
MA2016_15_0021_12.jpg
Subtil
MA2016_15_0021_11.jpg
Fragola
MA2016_15_0021_10.jpg
Amuse Bouche
MA2016_15_0021_9.jpg
Douceur
MA2016_15_0021_8.jpg
Tendresse
MA2016_15_0021_7.jpg
Rose Pulpe
MA2016_15_0021_6.jpg
Burnt Sugar
MA2016_15_0021_5.jpg
Noce Moscata
MA2016_15_0021_4.jpg
Bourgeoisie
MA2016_15_0021_3.jpg
Caramel
MA2016_15_0021_2.jpg
Caresse
MA2016_15_0021_1.jpg
Melted Honey
MA2016_15_0020.jpg
Amarena
MA2016_15_0019.jpg
Icing

Share article

Tags

related posts

Recommended posts for you