Thursday, July 14, 2011

Chanel Rouge Coco lipstick in Cambon

When the Chanel Rouge Coco lipsticks first came out I wasn't very interested in them - I swatched some of the shades at the counter but a lot of them looked too frosty and quite dry in consistency. I am really glad that I got a sample card of four Rouge Coco colours (Mademoiselle, Egerie, Cambon and Venise)  because Cambon is simply stunning. No shimmer, just a gorgeous creamy, shiny and very pigmented pinky red, although the colour warms up a little on my lips. Even though it is creamier than some of the lipsticks from the Rouge Coco range it doesn't slide all over the face, lasts really well on me and leaves a soft tint to my lips after approximately 4 hours.

The lipliner that I found is the closest in colour to Cambon is the Bourjois Levres Contour in Rouge Soyeux - the colours really work well together and even all by itself the Bourjois pencil makes for a lovely matte stain. In the first photo I'm not wearing the lip pencil, just the lipstick applied with a lip brush (actually it's an eyeliner brush from Topshop but it works really well for applying lip colour).

Not the best swatch but hopefully you can see the consistency of the products
I actually wore Cambon to a friend's wedding last month and because the colour is so bright I kept the eye makeup very simple and just accentuated the eyes with some of the colours from the Urban Decay palette (Half Baked, Smog and Darkhorse), added some liner and on my cheeks I blended the Bourjois Delice de Soleil bronzer in 51 and Rouge Bunny Rouge blusher in the colour Habanera.

In this photo the lipstick has already faded a little bit, but just to give you an idea what it looks like in the context of my whole face.

There are so many red lipsticks available and it's hard to choose the right one just based on some  swatches taken instore but if you're looking for a great vibrant red then I really suggest checking out Cambon - I know I'm getting the full size as soon as I finish my sample.


  1. Hello pretty lady! What a gorgeous, rockin red lip!

  2. Wow, I have always been interested in Cambon, and that is one seriously-pigmented lipstick. I love the overall look on you, very very pretty.

  3. I LOVE this!!!! You look great!

  4. Such a gorgeous shade and it looks beautiful on you!

  5. Thank you Jenn! x

    Thank you Zuzu! It is very pigmented and bright but it's not too scary and it's great that it stays put so I don't have to worry about it sliding all over my face. x

    Thank you Christa, I know you're also a fan of this colour, it really is gorgeous. x

    Thank you Mercedes! x

    Thank you Nat, this is currently one of my favourite lip colours and I think it will look great in the winter as well. x

  6. Cambon was the first Rouge Coco I ever bought and this post has made me remember why I love it so much. Will have to dig it out and use it some more. Looks really pretty on you x



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