The Chanel Avant Première de Chanel Collection for Spring 2013 includes eight Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Lipsticks ($34 USD / $39 CAD), in classic, feminine shades. All eight shades are joining the permanent Rouge Coco Shine range. Available April 15, 2013, the collection pays tribute to the fragile grace of movie icons in a palette of half shades.
I have four of the eight new lipsticks to show you today. These lip colors have the same classic Chanel Rouge Coco Shine packaging, with a square, gold tube and black cap. The tube is a little more slim than the Rouge Coco packaging, and the bullet has a slanted tip.
The shades I have include…
- Scénario: Deep, rosy brown
- Dialogue: Bright fuchsia pink
- Suspense: Cherry red
- Ingénue: Pale, nude biege
This lipstick formula is a little more up my alley than the original Rouge Coco lipsticks. These ones, even though they are more sheer, have such a gorgeous, wet-shine finish that looks so glossy and smooth. I find them more comfortable, hydrating and pleasant to wear. They will last a few hours on the lips (the deeper shades usually last a little longer than the lighter shades), but my biggest problem is just how they don’t really feel “set” on the lips. They smudge a little too easily, and for that reason, I’d stick to pale, soft colors (or just wearing them very lightly for a sheer tint). The deeper the shade, the more difficult it is to pull off cleanly.
The lipsticks have a slight, floral fragrance to them (similar to most Chanel lipsticks) which I don’t mind. I really love Ingénue, just because it is so hard to find good nude lipsticks. This one might be a little too much on the yellow side for some skintones, but if you have olive undertones like me it should suit you well. It does settle a bit into the lines of the lips, but I find most nude lipsticks do.
These luxury lipsticks are supposed to have 30% more pigment than the original Rouge Coco Shine lipsticks, and although these ones are my first of the formula, I can tell they are more pigmented than before (I looked at many swatches online, which looked more like tinted balms). These definitely have sheer to medium buildable coverage, and some can even be built to have a full coverage finish.
For those of you who are already fans of the formula or are looking for a comfortable, glossy lipstick, then you might want to keep your eyes peeled for these new shades in April. The entire Avant Première collection is meant to be filled with classic, wearable and universal shades- so you’re sure to find your perfect color here.