Chanel Gardenia (#13) Rouge Coco Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches


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Chanel Gardenia (#13) Rouge Coco Lipstick

Oh, Sweet Memories!

This lipstick holds some sentimental value to me, as it was the one beauty item I purchased at Nordstrom’s flagship store in Seattle, WA.  The cosmetics section alone took up an entire floor-beauty heaven!  Whenever I pass this across my lips, I cannot help but think of the cool, misty weather (which I loved!), savory seafood, and leisurely tours I experienced while visiting this port.

Chanel Gardenia (#13) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($34 USD for 0.12 oz./3.5 g.) is a mid-toned, rosy pink with multi-colored micro shimmer, which gives it a very soft, golden, frosted finish. It appears to have a subtle yellow undertone, but the shade is flattering across all skin tones.  It will look pinker on lighter complexions and more natural/neutral on darker complexions.

The Rouge Coco formula s supposed to be “a modern interpretation of classic creme lip colour.  The lightweight lip colour glides on for easy application, and features a Hydratendre complex to help soften, soothe and condition lips – even boosting their ability to hold in moisture – for a plumper, smoother and healthier-looking appearance.”  This is not the creamiest formula Chanel offers, but it is lightweight and has enough slip to easily glide across your lips without tugging.  Initially, it feels creamy and moisturizing, but as it wears it becomes a little dry – common with frosted lipsticks.

Gardenia has good pigmentation and was fully opaque after two layers.  It wore for 3.5 hours (slightly below average) and left a soft pink stain on my lips.

Rouge Coco Lipsticks are strongly rose scented (no taste), but it does not linger for more than a few minutes after application.

What I really like about this color on me is the shimmer softens the color, making it a very wearable, everyday color, while still being bright enough to liven up my complexion.

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The Final LAB Report for Chanel Gardenia (#13) Rouge Coco Lipstick

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Keep reading for more photos and swatches! 

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Chanel Gardenia (#13) Rouge Coco Lipstick

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Chanel Gardenia (#13) Rouge Coco Lipstick

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Chanel Gardenia (#13) Rouge Coco Lipstick

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Chanel Gardenia (#13) Rouge Coco Lipstick

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Chanel Gardenia (#13) Rouge Coco Lipstick

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Chanel Gardenia (#13) Rouge Coco Lipstick

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Chanel Gardenia (#13) Rouge Coco Lipstick

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Chanel Gardenia (#13) Rouge Coco Lipstick

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Disclosure: The product(s) featured in this post were purchased by TheLABofLuxury for review.

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Posted on February 8, 2013, in B PLUS, BRAND, CHANEL, LIP PRODUCTS, LIPSTICK, MAKEUP, REVIEWS and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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