Chanel released a mini collection last Friday in the UK (it might be for European countries only) it consists of 3 coco rouges and 3 coco shines.
They also re-promoted the 3 blue nail varnish that had a Harrods exclusive release last year for those that missed out, Les Jeans de Chanel.
I bought three of the lipsticks but here are descriptions of them all:
117 Magnolia (re-promoted shade,cool pink, this is the one used in the promotional photo),
43 Avant-Garde (a brown/beige with a subtle pink tone so that the colour does not look flat),
42 Culte (burgundy)
Rouge Coco Shine:
70 Sourire (sheer peachy pink),
71 Style (very sheer beige nude with a golden shimmer),
72 Effrontée (clear,cool pink)
I didn't pick up Magnolia nor Culte as both seemed to have the dryer texture that a lot of the Rouge Coco's do. Avant-Garde (£23) seemed to have more slip so I got that.
It has very good coverage, wears well, though is a tad drying.
I initially thought it might be similar to superstition but in fact its darker and less beige as you can see below.
Of the Rouge Coco shines I bought Style and Effronté (£23 each), if I'd had enough money I would have gone for Sourire as well, as although sheer I think it would be a lovely shade for spring/summer.
It wasn't until I got home and in the real light that I realised just how beige Style was. The fact that it is very sheer means it is wearable as you get some of your natural lip colour mix in.
Effrontée is a very pretty,feminine pink, though I do have a few pinks that are quite similar.
Swatched L-R: Style, Avant-Garde, Effrontee
Swatches below to compare the shades to other Chanel lipsticks:
L-R:Charme, Rivage,Effrontee,Fetiche, Enivree
Swatched L-R:Deauville,Style, Superstition, Avant-Garde, Incognito
All the shades are very effortless natural shades and the beige tones are surprisingly wearable.
I think at this point I have to concede that I might have a Rouge Coco shine problem, I just can't get enough of the pretty colours, sheer feel and glossy finish, in some ways I wish Chanel would stop releasing them so I don't feel the compulsion to buy.
Ingredients (all are scented)
I bought these from John Lewis