Friday, 19 March 2010
Chanel Rouge Coco in Vendome applied
I was tempted by Paris, but I'm not sure I can pull off such a bright pink-red. So, I had a swatch of the reds in my usual comfort zone, and selected Vendome (25) to buy. Vendome is a slightly faded and browned rose red; very soft and easy for me to wear. It reminds me quite a lot of Kevyn Aucoin's Dantique, for those familiar with that shade. I was also tempted by Gabrielle (19), a more vivid orange red.
These are £21 each, and they do have a very similar rose scent to the Hydrabase formula they are replacing. The texture is moisturising and supple without being greasy or slippery; I didn't have to apply with a brush or use lipliner to keep the colour in check. The colour lasted quite well through the Cottage Pie we had for dinner and faded slightly into an even stain without just leaving an unattractive red ring around the edges of my lips.