CHANEL Rouge Coco Flash Lipsticks | Review + Swatches

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Hi everyone! If you were curious about the new CHANEL Rouge Coco Flash Lipsticks I’m here for you. I picked up some of the shades from the collection and put them to the test and I gotta say, I’m impressed. They’re great for those looking for a natural but elegant lip look. Want more? Make sure to check out the video above.

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SHOP THE LOOK

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CHANEL Rouge Coco Flash Lipsticks

BOHEME - bright red/pink
FERVEUR - coral/pink
LIVE - nude rose with golden shimmer
PHENOMENE - plum
CHICNESS - neutral nude

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Photography and video by Nathalie Martin.
All opinions are my own.


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Honest Review on BITE BEAUTY's Outburst Longwear Lip Stains (VIDEO)

Bite Beauty is one of those brands that consistently gives us good reliable products. Their lipsticks are creamy, hydrating, and long-lasting and give the high-end stuff a run for their money. Even my dear mom is a HUGE fan of the brand.

They added the Outburst Longwear Lip Stains to their product line up back in May. With only three shades, Sangria Slush (bold true red), Strawberry Frozé (hot pink), and Orange Fizz (bright coral orange), I wish they would have taken the time to create at least 3 more shades to give us a bigger lineup.


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I mean, in a way I get it. The concept behind these products is to give us a beautiful, bold lip stain. There’s certainly a lot of versatility here in that it can be worn bold (when applied straight from the tube), or more subtle by dabbing the product onto the lips. (See my YouTube video for comparisons.)

Even still, I find myself not connecting to either colours as I’m going through a nude lipstick stage at the moment. I just wish Bite could have given us a nude option, but perhaps that would defeat the purpose of these Lip Stains all together.

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Regardless, these Stains are awesome, long-wearing and do stain the lips (and hands as I discovered while filming this video) for a good amount of time. They’re vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free and are available exclusively to Sephora and Bite Beauty. They’re also part of the permanent collection so who knows, maybe they’ll expand their shade range somewhere down the road.

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Givenchy Lipstick, pH Lipgloss + New Volume Disturbia Mascara & Liner

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Givenchy has always made some of my favourite lipsticks. Not only are the formulas richly pigmented and creamy, but the packaging is badass and chic, the quintessence of the brand.

Shade No.332 Fearless from the Le Rouge collection is a vivid-orange shade that comes in gorgeous ombre leather case. It’s also limited edition which honestly, makes me love it even more.

Shade No.16 Noir Revelateur looks appears to be a shimmery soft black in the tube but once applied to the lips, this Inderdit Lip Gloss produces a custom colour, adjusting to one’s unique pH. On me it’s a sheer berry tone. For those who prefer a lipstick, Givenchy also makes one in this shade.

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For the eyes, Givenchy recently launched their Volume Disturbia Mascara & Eye Liner.

The mascara is volumizing, curl enhancing, enriched with vitamin E, and will not clump. The eye liner is a pure black, 24-hour wearing waterproof, felt tip liner that’s easy to apply and will not budge. The perfect melt-proof makeup duo this summer.

Photography by Nathalie Martin


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BOURJOIS Rouge Fabuleux Lipstick | swatches + review | full collection

If you’re looking for a drug store lipstick that’s creamy and richly pigmented, look no further than Bourjois’s new Rouge Fabuleux collection, launching this month. These are hydrated and coat the lips with gorgeous colour. From nudes, to pinks, reds, and deep burgundy, there’s something for everyone!

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The Perfect Summer Lip?! LANCÔME Mademoiselle Shine Lipsticks, Review + Swatches

With summer here I’ve switched my usual matte lipstick for something lighter. These new Lancôme L’Absolu Mademoiselle Shine lipsticks launched last month and I’m already addicted to them.

They feel like a juicy lip balm on the lips but have a lighter consistency than a gloss or a lipstick. 

The shiny finish almost reminds me of a gloss, but it feels and looks more natural. Almost like your lips but better.

The shades are also buildable - dab it on for a sheer wash of colour or apply it straight from the bullet for a stronger pigment. Alternatively, line your entire lips with a matching lip liner for a full colour pay off with a glossy finish that will last.  

Speaking of which, the longevity of these Mademoiselle Shine lippies is pretty good. It lasts through food and drinks, which I’m a big fan of.

Finally, if you’re sensitive to smells then you’ll appreciate these. There’s no offensive odor or taste and, doesn’t have that usual Lancôme lipstick smell. Hands up if you know what I’m talking about.

That aside, definitely check these out if you’re a fan of tinted lipsticks.

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LANCÔME Mademoiselle Shine Lipsticks

157 Mademoiselle Stand Out - pink-coral
232 Mademoiselle Plays - pink/nude with shimmer
368 Mademoiselle Smiles - raspberry red
382 Mademoiselle Shine - orange
398 Mademoiselle Loves - berry tone

 

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GUERLAIN Rouge G Customizable Lipsticks (new shades & cases)

Last year the Guerlain Rouge G lipsticks where all over social media and I have to admit, I was intrigued. I finally got a chance to try these out for myself after receiving them in PR.

One thing I have to admit is that I had no clue that a mirror was hidden in the clunky lipstick lid. I thought it was purely for design but it turns out to also have a purpose. In addition to that, I also didn’t realize that the cases are purchased separately, therefore making your entire lipstick completely customizable.

I can get behind that.

With 41 shades and three finishes, there’s something for everyone here.

Make sure to click on my YouTube video above for the full review and swatches.

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ROUGE G LIPSTICKS, $38 CAD

N°17 Matte Dark Chocolate
N°80 Matte Dark Wine
N°61 Matte Bright Pink
N°44 Matte Orange
N°27 Matte Orangey Red
N°24 Matte Classic Red
N°17 Satin Warm Beige
N°05 Matte Rosy Nude
N°04 Matte Warm Nude

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CASES, $21 CAD

Power Chic (brown faux croc)
Rock N’ Navy (navy faux lizard)
Imperial Rouge (faux leather)
Hype Purple (purple faux lizard)
Rosy Nude (nude faux croc)

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LANCÔME L'Absolu Rouge Drama Matte Lipstick

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What is it about Lancôme lipsticks that gives them that distinct Lancôme scent? Hands up if you know what I’m talking about. The brand has released some truly amazing products recently, like their Brôw Densify Powder-to-Cream (which is now one of my ride or die faves) and the limited edition collection of Prismatic Plump Lip Glosses. The L’Absolu Rouge Drama Matte Lipstick is without a doubt an exceptional formula that I’ve been loving recently.

Unlike those matte lipsticks that leave my lips feeling like a crusty desert, desperately pleading hydration, these Lancôme beauties are luscious, creamy, fully pigmented and most importantly, not at all drying so you can put the lip balm away. (I’m looking at you KVD.)

From the pale pinky nude Ardent Sand to the rich navy shade called Saphir Absolu, and my personal fave, Adoration, a classic blue red, there’s sure to be something for everyone in the 22 shade line up.

Lucky for us, they also have legit stay powder so you can skip the lip liner. (Unless you’re like me and need a good outline so you don’t accidentally end up looking like the Joker.)

At $40 (CAD) a tube, these luxurious lipsticks are totally every penny. I’d highly recommend trying these out and enjoying that signature Lancôme lipstick scent for yourself.

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516 Bronzite Absolu - coppery bronze
274 Sensualité - medium rose
517 Saphir Absolu - rich navy
157 Obsessive Red - bright neon red
515 Quartz Absolu - bronze red
505 Adoration - classic blue red
388 Rose Lancome - vivid pink red
134 Rouge Passion - vibrant orange red
507 Dram’atic - burgundy
510 Ardent Sand - light nude pink

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Photography by Nathalie Martin.

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GIVENCHY Le Rouge Lunar New Year Edition

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Givenchy always does such an amazing job with their limited edition Le Rouge lipsticks. In celebration of the Lunar New Year, they have released shade 325 Rouge Fétiche, a stunning cool red that’s both bold and classic. This time we’re seeing the elegant leather packaging in red with a beautiful silver clover pattern that can also be found on the matching limited edition packing for their iconic Prisme Libre face powder.

Wear the lipstick straight from the tube for a rich semi-matte colour, or try it with Givenchy’s Le Rouge Perfecto Beautifying Lip Balm underneath to get a natural wash that will look like your actual lip colour, but better.

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Christian Audette x Beauty Professor

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As a true lipstick enthusiast, I often want to start my posts expressing how excited I am to be writing about yet another amazing tube of lipstick, but honestly, it couldn’t be more true right now. When I got Beauty Professor’s collaboration with Christian Audette in the mail I let out a little scream followed by “OMG RACHEL!”

For those who don’t know Rachel Anise is the beauty writer behind one of my favourite sites, Beauty Professor. She is a public speaker, model, actress, all around lover of luxury beauty, and fellow beauty blogger. She’s also happens to be new mother and when I held her three piece lipstick collaboration in my hands I have to admit that I teared up a little and thought “This is your year, Rachel.”

Mushy feelings and well wishes aside, let’s dive into the collaboration between Beauty Professor x Christian Audette, a brand that is admittedly new to me.

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Christian Audette is a cosmetics brand that specializes in producing vegan and cruelty free products. Their formulas are rich, creamy, and intensely pigmented, antioxidant rich and paraben-free.

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For her collaboration with Christian Audette, Rachel stayed true to her voice and created three nude shades that range from pink (Elle), to more neutral (Johanna), to peach (Golightly). The lipsticks come in a keepsake cosmetics bag bearing the CA x BP logo. The lipsticks are long lasting and I was pleasantly surprised to see it still on even after I had been snacking and drinking coffee.

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CHRISTIAN AUDETTE x BEAUTY PROFESSOR

JOHANNA: A quintessential pinky nude cream, named after Rachel’s baby daughter.

GOLIGHTLY: The exact shade of opaque peachy beige with a satin finish that Audrey Hepburn wears in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

ELLE: A universally flattering and buildable cool baby pink with a touch of luminosity. The name has special significance for both her mom and daughter and thus is an homage to women of all generations.

$60 USD, exclusive to christianaudette.com
*Above shade descriptions as per the website.

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The CA x BP collection is beautiful and while I can see it working well for those who love nudes. I have a preference towards nudes that are more towards the medium end of the shade spectrum so I’ll be wearing a medium nude pencil underneath my lipstick. That way I can enjoy the collection while having it cater to my shade preference. Never under estimate the colour of a good lip pencil!

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Congratulations Rachel for creating such a beautiful collection. I can’t wait to see what you’ll do next! Thank you for including me on the launch. I’m beyond honoured and flattered.

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Giorgio Armani Rouge D'Armani Matte Lipsticks

Photo: Melanie Rees, editing and GIF: Nathalie Martin

Photo: Melanie Rees, editing and GIF: Nathalie Martin

I have a special place in my heart for Armani lipsticks seeing as they were one of my first luxury beauty splurges. Even back in those days, I’d carry numerous tubes of red lipsticks with me at all times because god forbid I be caught not wearing lipstick. #highmaintenance

These days I’m more chill about my approach to beauty but regardless, anytime I see a tube of Armani, I know I’ll be getting something special.

The new Rouge D'Armani Matte Lipsticks are no exception. Lightweight, silky smooth, highly pigmented, and never drying, these mattes are super comfortable to wear.

Considering I’ve been living in Saint Laurent sneakers and sweats these days, comfort is key in my life. I’ve even simplified my makeup routine to a swipe of CHANEL mascara, rosy pink cheeks, and a bold lipstick. If it’s gonna dry out lips, I don’t want it in my life. If it’s too complicated to apply, no thanks.

These days I’m more inclined to bring just a single tube of lipstick with me when I’m out. The me from years ago wouldn’t even know what hit her.

Photo: Melanie Rees, editing: Nathalie Martin

Photo: Melanie Rees, editing: Nathalie Martin

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Photo: Melanie Rees, editing: Nathalie Martin

There are 18 shades in the Rouge D'Armani Matte Lipstick collection, from a pretty antique rose pink (shade 102) to a mocha brown with a hint of shimmer (shade 200) and the brands iconic universally flattering true red (shade 400), there’s something here for everyone!

Photo: Melanie Rees, editing: Nathalie Martin

Photo: Melanie Rees, editing: Nathalie Martin

GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY Rouge D'Armani Matte Lipstick

102 Androgino - antique rose pink
200 Diva - mocha brown
400 Four Hundred - universally flattering true red
506 Maharajah - vibrant medium-dark pink

Photo: Melanie Rees, editing: Nathalie Martin

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L'ORÉAL x ISABEL MARANT: THE ENTIRE WANTED COLLECTION

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The collaboration I’ve been waiting for since it’s announcement is finally here - L’Oréal x Isabel Marant!

Called the WANTED collection, it consists of seven matte lipsticks, a lip gloss in a universally flattering pink, clear brow/lash mascara, a duo eyeshadow palette, and a peachy-pink highlighter/glow product that comes in a little pot for on the go application.

I feel like the Parisian designer stayed true to her voice in her first ever makeup line and even though the collection feels small, it makes a lot of sense. Like her eponymous fashion line, all of the shades can be easily dressed up for evening, or dressed down during the day.

Think of a nude lip and rosy cheek for a Sunday afternoon, or, a red lip and soft black eyeshadow for a night out. The shades celebrate woman without being too overt or sexy and focuses more on her individuality to bring the makeup to life.

Honestly, I’m just relieved all of the shades are flattering and wearable for every day. It’s my biggest pet peeve when makeup brands collaborate with someone only to come out with unwearable crayon-coloured shades that barely suit anyone.

As a big Isabel Marant fan myself (she’s honestly one of my favourite designers), I can safely say that everyone will enjoy these incredibly chic shades.

The limited edition collab is out now at loreal.ca and at retailers where L’Oréal Paris is sold.

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ISABEL MARANT MATTE FINISH LIPSTICK SMILE

Seven matte lipsticks can be found in the Isabel Marant WANTED collection.

BASTILLE WHISTLE - nude pink
LA SEINE SHADOW - brown pink
BELLEVILLE RODEO - dark purple red
PIGALLE WESTERN - bright red pink
SAINT GERMAIN ROAD - true blue red
PALAIS ROYAL FIELD - warm red
LA BUTTE MARSHALL - medium red

Each matte lipstick says “SMILE” on one side and “WEAR NOTHING BUT A SMILE AND YOUR STYLE” on the other side. Sooooo Isabel Marant!

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ISABEL MARANT MAGIC BEAUTIFIER LIP GLOSS AMAZE

The product I turned out to really be impressed is the AMAZE lip gloss that comes in one shade - a sheer soft magenta-y pink shade that can be used on the lips and cheeks and that’s said to be universally flattering but I’ve only tried it on my light-medium olive skin and I freakin’ love it!

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ISABEL MARANT DUO EYESHADOW

The duo eyeshadow pan created for the WANTED collab features a matte black which is perfect for using as eyeliner, and an iridescent black/teal shade that has an elegant pop to it. Use it with makeup brushes or apply it with your fingers for a “perfectly imperfect” look.

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ISABEL MARANT UNIVERSAL HIGHLIGHTER SHINE

Since this entire collaboration is so, so good, I almost hate to admit that the highlighter is the one product I could do without. It’s a said to be a universal illuminator but it’s on the matte side and there’s hardly any reflects it in. It feels like a silicone based product and has that silicone texture I don’t like.

I applied it over top of my cheeks on a day I was wearing a light powder foundation and it actually disturbed my makeup. Honestly, I can’t figure out how to use this product or what it’s for. If you figure it out, please leave me a comment! Maybe I’m using it all wrong!

Disclaimer: The L’Oréal X Isabel Marant collection was provided as a PR sample. All photos and opinions are my own.


RIMMEL London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour

 
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If you’re looking for big, bold colour you’re gonna fall hard for RIMMEL'S Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour. Back in the day, matte lipsticks were difficult to apply and felt dry AF on lips. Not anymore - this liquid lipstick gives high-intensity colour, is touch-proof and waterproof while feeling comfortable on the lips.

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Who doesn’t love a good selfie? Fun fact: matte lipstick makes everyone look amazing in pictures. Try it for yourself and see how it makes your skin look better and your teeth whiter.

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Feeling low maintenance but want a put-together look? This liquid lipstick creates such an impact that it can be the only makeup you wear and you’ll look low-key fabulous. Put on a pair of sunglasses for added drama.

 
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We put it to the test and after several hours of coffee drinking and snack consumption, it stayed put and the quality compared to some of the luxury matte lipsticks currently on the market.

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LEFT TO RIGHT: LETHAL KISS, URBAN AFFAIR, TRUST YOU, DEVOTION

RIMMEL's Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour is available at retailers where RIMMEL is sold. 

 
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NARS x Erdem Full Lipstick Collection

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I've been blogging for about four years now and I'm at a point where I've become harder to impress. Don't get me wrong, I still love seeing new launches and attending events, but it's like with anything in life, you do it long enough and the wow factor is fewer and far between. 

Well, leave it to NARS to take my breath away. I first learned about the collab with fashion designer Erdem as I was leafing through a magazine in the waiting room of an oral surgeon, waiting for Diana to get out of her root canal. I sat there with a stack of magazines drooling over recipes of oatmeal pancakes, veggie nachos and yes, the beautiful florals that are synonymous with the Erdem name. 

 
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I've always admired how Erdem is able to take something as soft and precious as florals and turn them into something sophisticated and mysterious. His use of colour is what draws me to his work and how he pairs unexpected colours like rich black and chartreuse alongside pinks and blue blues and turns them into something magical. 

We're now seeing this in his limited edition thirteen-piece collection with NARS. The colours are bold and unexpected and work together in harmony. 

The collection includes six new shades, featuring a creamy, smooth formula that range from bold to sheer.

We're also being introduced to NARS first ever powder lip palette which comes with a primer, and four limited edition shades and a lip brush for precise application. (BTW - we saw CHANEL introduce their lip powder palette earlier this year. Could this be the start of a new trend?)

The entire NARS x Erdem Collection will be available at Hudson's Bay and Nordstrom. Some shades will be available at Sephora, Murale and Shoppers Drug Mart. All dates and retailers are listed below.

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NARS X ERDEM Lipstick Collection

Limited Edition, $35 each (Canadian)

BLOODFLOWER - bright cherry red
MOON ORCHID - sheer light pink
LARKSPUR - sheer orchid
VOODOO LILY - sheer muted lavender
WILD FLOWER - deep plum purple
CARNAL CARNATION - sheer raspberry red

AVAILABILITY:
Bloodflower, Voodoo Lily, and Moon Orchid will be available starting May 3rd at Hudson's Bay and Nordstrom. They'll be available at Murale and select Shoppers Drug Mart starting July 1st.

Larkspur and Wildflower will be available at Sephora, Hudson's Bay and Nordstrom.

Carnal Carnation will be available at Hudson's Bay and Nordstrom.

NARS X ERDEM Poison Rose Lip Powder Palette

Includes lip brush. Limited Edition, $62 (Canadian)

LIP PRIMING BALM - nude
ZIRA - shimmery rose gold
CALYPSO - matte rose
DAMASK - matte fuchsia
OTTOMAN - matte scarlet

AVAILABILITY:
Starting May 3 at Sephora.ca, Hudson's Bay and Nordstrom.
Starting July 1 at Murale and select Shoppers Drug Mart.

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Disclaimer. The NARS x Erdem collection is PR sample. All photos and opinions are my own.