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Me and those Chanel lipsticks, we go a long way back. My first make-up memory and mishap is also associated with them. The first time ever that I secretly tried on my mom’s lipstick (yes, it was a Chanel), I was around seven years old. My parents were out and I was home alone, I thought this would be my only chance to feel grown up and “do some make-up”! I picked her expensive “from the duty free of Europe Chanel lipstick”and slapped it on my lips (no better way to put it). But oh snap, I heard the door open and then quickly put the lid on the lipstick without twisting it back. Damn, I thought – I am caught red handed and insult to the injury was that I had damaged my mom’s imported lipstick. But as I always say, I have the best mom in the world – she was so gracious about it and answered my mischief with a smile – no scolding, no shouting! To this day, I haven’t forgotten her sweet, kind gesture and I do pay her back, with Chanel lipsticks, of course. Every mother’s day my mom only gets a Chanel lipstick from me. In fact one mother’s day, I was mad at her, so she pacified me and yes, made me go to the department store to buy her a lipstick. A Chanel, nonetheless. This particular lipstick I also bought for my mom, I never actually wear it, but I borrowed this from her to do this post (because it was requested by the lovely Rashmi). The lipstick I am talking about is Chanel Rouge Coco in Orchidée.
Orchidée is a bright tomato pink. It is quite a unique color and like all Chanel lipsticks, it does something wonderful for any skin tone. The color brightens up my skin and my mom’s too (she is a skin-tone lighter with green eyes). I find Chanel lipstick by far to be quite woman of color friendly. Almost all colors will flatter a wide array of skin-tones. It is not the most moisturizing lipstick, but my no means drying either. I find it very comfortable. While I am not someone who should judge the longevity of lipstick, it does last a decent 2-3 hours on me (minus the eating/drinking part). The packaging is sleek, classy and will make you feel like a diva when you pop this out of a purse. I have nothing bad to say about Chanel lipsticks, maybe because of some fond memories associated with it. I do like to indulge in and make my mom indulge in this luxury every once in a while. I think every woman should give Chanel lipsticks a try. I know Rashmi was not too impressed with her choice of color, but I thought it flattered her very much.
Wearing Chanel Rouge Coco in Orchidée and also MAC Pro-long wear foundation in NC 35 (8 hours after first applied, no touch ups)!
This is definitely holy grail for me and gets my seal of approval 100%! Have you tried Chanel Rouge Coco? What is your take? Do let me know!Also, this makes a great mother’s day present. Just ask my mom, ha ha!