March 22nd, 2016

Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo 204, 206, 208, 216

Let’s talk about one of the hottest releases this season, shall we?  Ask any woman, a Chanel lipstick is always much coveted.  And it is not every day that Chanel introduces a brand new lipstick formula.  So it is rather exciting to welcome the release of the new Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo this Spring 2016!  These are meant to be an all-in-1 lip product, hybrid of lipstick, gloss and balm.  I have 4 shades to show you today – 204 Article, 206 Histoire, 208 Roman, and 216 Lettre.

Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo

The new Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo comes in a cool slim pen-like twist-up tube.  You only need 1 click each time, please do not swivel more out as it does not retract all the way back down.  Thankfully unlike its Dior and Cle de Peau predecessors, the Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo does turn back down by 1 click, so it ensures none of your precious lipstick gets squashed inside the cap – nicely done.

Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo

I also really like that Chanel has added a little color chip at the base of each lipstick, so that instead of having to guess at the shade within (because people like me have zero abilities to remember shade numbers and names), you can actually see it!  It’s the little touches, people.

In comparison with all the other tinted lip balms that have been released in the recent few months, Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo is not of that sheer, barely-there variety.  In contrast, it is nicely pigmented – mainly medium but buildable.  Some shades seem sheerer than others, but most of them are workable to full opacity.  Here are the swatches of 204 Article, 206 Histoire, 208 Roman, and 216 Lettre:

Chanel Rouge Stylo lip swatches

  • 204 Article is a medium brightened coral that contains some micro-shimmers but do not feel gritty on the lips at all
  • 206 Histoire is a lovely cherry red that is a nice alternative for those who are afraid of outright red, especially for day wear
  • 208 Roman is a bright fuchsia, and due to the boldness of this color, may require more careful application to ensure every nook and cranny is filled.  In the swatch above, I had just swiped the lipstick on very quickly, and you can clearly see some bald patches.
  • 216 Lettre is probably one of the most popular shades.  It is a neutral rosewood that works well against most skin tones.

Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo goes on silkily and is extremely lightweight on the lips, completely unlike what I’d envision for most “balms”.  It has the same glide and texture as the Rouge Coco Shines, but with the same color intensity and opacity as the Rouge Coco Lipsticks. There is also a beautiful glossy shine with each of the shades.  The best part of it is the longevity on my lips, even though it goes away upon contact, the Rouge Coco Stylos leave behind a nice stain of color.  When left untouched, the Rouge Coco Stylos do not fade nor migrate throughout the day!

And before I leave, I would like to show you a complete makeup look featuring 208 Roman, to give you an idea of how impactful it looks in real life:

Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo 208 Roman MOTD

Even if Roman is not your thing, there are 8 shades to choose from.  So explore to your heart’s content!

xo Linda

This post featured products that were kindly provided for my consideration.  Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.


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Avid beauty lover living in sunny Singapore. Loves the finer things in life, and believes every gal deserves to be pampered!

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