Chanel Rouge Coco in Mademoiselle

Posted by Lipglossiping On April - 11 - 2010

I didn’t buy it… it was on my list, but I thought I’d better try it at the counter first.  The SA applied it on me and warned me that some of her more cool-toned ladies felt that the colour turns a bit orangey on them.  She wasn’t wrong.

Here it is after I got home 3 hours later… great long-lasting wear by the way:

Please excuse the expression… it’s like a cross between really smug and “eugh, I’ve just stepped in a dog turd but I better keep smiling anyway”.

I loved that Mademoiselle isn’t at all frosty or even glossy.  It’s just a beautiful, sophisticated creamy lipstick.

However, I was expecting a medium pink that leant slightly towards the neutral/brown.  This is much more brick-like on my complexion.

Not only that, but I found the formula pretty drying… something that I really hadn’t been expecting.  All the reviews I’ve read (and I’ve read a LOT) celebrate how moisturising they find the Chanel Rouge Coco formula.

Look at the state of my lips after 3 hours.

You can also see how corally the shade turned against my pinky/blue tones.

I would go back to try Camelia or Gardenia (which I think would be my best bets for a pink) but I think they’re both a bit frosty for me.

Sigh… I really wanted to love it badly.


20 Responses to “Chanel Rouge Coco in Mademoiselle”

  1. Sheila says:

    I bought Gardenia! You’re right, it really is quite frosty, but I love it because its not too bright of a pink but still bright enough for people to notice that there is something different.

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  2. Grace London says:

    Lipstick is so very ‘your mileage may vary’ isn’t it? It’s not just the undertone of your skin, the undertone of your lips can affect them too; I turn everything more bluish and paler because of my mauve corpse-lips.

    Replica at Visionary Beauty didn’t get on with the Rouge Coco formula either. I can’t wear the Rouge Allure personally, and I know a lot of people love those. Mademoiselle is pretty on you, but I know what you mean; it isn’t pink.

    It is really helpful to see it on different skintones.

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  3. M. says:

    It’s moisturising… if you usually dab grated chalk onto your lips. Otherwise, yup, pretty drying. I didn’t realize it was supposed to be long lasting until after I’d spent the whole day with it.

    Anyway, looks very pretty on you!

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  4. Halima says:

    I bought this a few days ago and I la la love it. Think it goes well with my nc37 skin tone. I know where you are coming from about the drying side as it’s long lasting!

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  5. Despite how drying it is, I think it’s a really gorgeous colour for your skintone :) even if it wasnt the colour you were expecting

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  6. I am sorry to hear that it didn’t work for you. I am probably the only one who still doesn’t have one.

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  7. I adore Mademoiselle but I can see how it might turn orangey on some people.

    This is why I love beauty blogs — something that works for one person might not work for another in the same way and we have an opportunity to see it on real women with different skintones. I do think you look lovely as always :-)

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  8. Well, it’s definitely not pink on you but it still looks good, albeit a bit drying!

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  9. As I clicked on this blog spot, the rouge coco commercial came on! I love the colour on you darling, I think it looks great against your complexion. I’m sorry you don’t like it though :( it looks really creamy in the first picture, I’m shocked that it dried out your lips.

    PS. I LOVE your site, I can’t believe I just recently discovered it!

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  10. liloo says:

    umm, funny. i love orange but i am not fan of coral.
    i was only coming here to check on the google porn ads.
    where are they? :) x

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  11. muamontreal says:

    I understand that it’s not the color you’d expected but it looks absolutely gorgeous on you….

    Caro xxx

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  12. kia says:

    sorry this wasn’t what you expected, but it looks amazing on you! it’s a great summer color without the pastel funkiness that we’ve seen as of late. i’ve gotta try it!

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  13. Rae says:

    Aww, it’s too bad that this wasn’t what you had hoped — but I do still think it looks gorgeous on you! Just… very peachy, too.

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  14. Julia Arenas says:

    You look really pretty here :) Wish I could afford Chanel…Lime Crime’s Rocket orange shade looks pretty tempting but overpriced, could you recommend a good dupe for me?

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  15. Dani says:

    you know what’s odd? i noticed the orangey tone as well but after a few minutes, it becomes pink. i’m not sure how that works, but that’s what happens with me :S

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  16. Monica says:

    I actually like this shade on you, looks really nice with your eyes. I don’t own this lipstick either & think it might not work on me.

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  17. @Julia – I guess you’ve seen my dupe post by now – but Revlon Soft Rose is looking like a good bet x

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  18. emily says:

    I’m very pale and cool also and Mademoiselle is awful, dry and brick like on me too. I bought it online and seriously regret it. It’s going in the bin, bye bye 30 euros, blah!

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  19. You’re right it does turn quite coral on you. It looks gorgeous though!

    I’m an NC 25 neutral-warm asian gal and it looks dusky pink on me.

    I don’t find it dries my lips out (I have naturally quite dry lips) anymore than they already are, but it certainly isn’t moisturizing either.

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  20. Sugarenia says:

    THANK YOU. At last, a girl that finds herself in the same position as I am, regarding Mademoiselle. Everyone was raving about this lipstick, so I thought it should be my inaugural Chanel makeup product.

    I had such high hopes, but as you said, this looks nothing like the pinkish cream that I saw in other swatches online. It’s not as brick-coloured on me as it is on you, but it definitely looks more orange than pink. And I also found the formula very drying.

    Such a disappointment :(

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