Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour Review and Swatch – 426 ROUSSY and 444 GABRIELLE

March 24, 2015

Chanel has recently launched the newly reformulated ROUGE COCO Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour, and they tick every check box for a perfect lipstick. After playing around with 6 colors at the counter, I decided to bring 426 ROUSSY and 444 GABRIELLE home. The old me would have probably purchased them all,  but I am definitely a lot more “choosey” with colors now and more sensible with makeup shopping lately..


The new formula is divine – it is ultra pigmented with a firm texture (not balmy), and feels extremely silky and luxurious to apply. As a full coverage lipstick, it is quite moisturizing, and feels exceptionally weightless and comforting on the lips. Both colors are on the vibrant side with a satiny finish that has a touch of jelly sheen depending on the angle you are looking at. They apply true to the actual lipstick colors, no feathering and one to two swipes gives a full opaque finish. For a more sheer finish I suggest to use a lip brush for application. Lasting power is about 4 to 5 hours wear time.

The Rouge Coco in 426 Roussy is my sort of color. At first glance you would think it’s a cool pink (almost bordering barbie pink) but once you apply on to the lips, there is the warmth that comes through which makes the color very wearable and pretty (if you love pink)!



The Rouge Coco in 444 Gabrielle is the color to buy from this new range (it is the color that Keira Knightley wears in the ad)! I was debating between a few reds and in the end I decided to go with Gabrielle. It’s a saturated deep military red, and since I am obsessed with the utility trend I thought this would be the perfect color to match with my clothes! In my swatches I have shown two ways of wearing it. The full coverage is more sophisticated and fashion-forward, whereas the gradient look is more girl-next-door, youthful and makes the lips appear uber juicy and kissable! I have done a tutorial for this look , and in this swatch I was using the Charlotte Tilbury Liquid Eye Pencil in Eye Cheat (reviewed here) for concealing the lip lines.

new-chanel-rouge-coco-ultra-hydrating-lip-color-444-gabrielle-swatch-review-1Full Coverage



new-chanel-rouge-coco-ultra-hydrating-lip-color-444-gabrielle-swatch-review-3Group Swatch


I bought mine at David Jones , and the new Chanel Coco Rouge lip colors are also available at Nordstrom in the US.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Mrs.K March 24, 2015 at 5:38 pm

I just found your blog,and I can’t believe blogging isn’t your full time job.Your images are absolutely stunning,the reviews are detailed but not cumbersome,so you can actually read through them,and your blog is so EASY to navigate.I think many professional bloggers can take a leaf out of your book,and seeing as your mother,wife and you work AND blog,helllllooo 21st superwoman.

Much love dearest,keep it up 😀 I look forward to your beautiful posts.


Reika March 27, 2015 at 12:17 pm

Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I am so flattered and thankful of your kindness – it means a lot to me 🙂


Leanna Al-Hasan March 25, 2015 at 8:02 pm

Beautiful picks,lately I’ve been looking for a more natural lip product that isn’t so matte,although I love matte lips sometimes I want something softer for the day.


Reika March 27, 2015 at 12:18 pm

I am sure you can find many beautiful YLBB shades from this new range!


Athena March 26, 2015 at 10:53 am

Gorgeous colours! I have really been loving your posts lately. What lip brush do you use it is terribly difficult to find a good lip brush!


Reika March 27, 2015 at 12:21 pm

I am using the Chikuhodo z3 lip brush – it’s the best!


Kaguya March 26, 2015 at 6:10 pm

Love the formula of these,haha we picked the same ones.


Reika March 27, 2015 at 12:21 pm

yay high five!


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