As I pass by the Chanel beauty counter of my local mall, I kept thinking about Keira Knightley’s poster holding a lipstick like she’s holding a pen with mouth agape, LOL, not exactly like that, but a bit slightly, don’tcha think? I wasn’t intrigued at her pose, I was intrigued at her pencil/stylograph-lookalike lipstick. All I know is that it’s called Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo. I wasn’t really sure if it’s a lipshine or a lipstick, and I wasn’t really sure whether I wanted it or not. But I knew that I gotta try.
When I finally drove again to my nearest Chanel beauty counter, I asked the S.A. about these Rouge Coco Stylos and she specifically said that they are lipshines. Kind of a medium-coverage lipstick but feels more like a gloss. But actually, in Chanel’s website, these Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo Lipshines are advertised as “the intensity of a lipstick, the shine of a gloss and the comfort of a lip balm, all in one creamy yet lightweight formula.” Now, I asked the S.A. again whether they’re long lasting or not, and she blatantly said that they’re not. Mind you, I love an honest S.A., so still, I bought these two Rouge Coco Stylos to try them myself.
The moment I applied them on my lips, I felt that they’re extremely moisturizing, almost melting immediately on my lips and feels buttery, yet very lightweight. They’re somewhat glossy but not sticky. Also, I realized that they reminded me of those YSL Rouge Volupte Shines (reviewed HERE) or YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-In-Sticks (reviewed HERE) but without the fruity scent or taste. And it seems to me that these Chanel Rouge Coco Sylos have slightly more coverage than YSL’s, though it’s really hard to tell.
- 218 Script: A nude brown shade. Great for any skin tone.
- 216 Lettre: Light to medium peachy rose pink. Versatile shade of pink.
While I like the colors of the ones I bought, I do think that most of the Rouge Coco Stylo collections have very wearable shades. But I have a few beefs on these. First, the S.A. was right, they don’t last long plus they really transfer. Even if you’ll use a primer on these, they still don’t last long and they don’t leave a stain. Second, They’re too soft that they melt easily on this hot and humid weather we’re having nowadays. Also, they looked like they’re melting off your lips like melted butter. Third, for its high-end price, there’s not a lot of product in its stylo tube. But, speaking of its packaging, I kinda like the pen-style application because it makes it more precise to apply the product on the lips.
For those who have tried these, do you also have the same experience? What d’ya think?
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