There's a new lipstick formula from Chanel called the Rouge Coco Stylo ($37 each for 2 g/0.07 oz) which comes in a slim twist-up tube that's described as having "the intensity of a lipstick, the shine of a lipgloss and comfort of a lip balm." It truly is a three-in-one kind of lipstick. These have medium to full pigment - coverage is a lot better than the Rouge Coco Shines and just as much pigment as the Rouge Coco Lipsticks. Out of all the Chanel lipstick formulas I've tried the new Rouge Coco Stylos are definitely the most creamy in texture and most hydrating in feel. There is a soft floral scent to these similar to the Rouge Coco lipsticks. The formula is quite amazing and all the colors are knock out beautiful. There's a tiny bit of shimmer in the tubes, but on the lips it's very subtle. You mostly see color and shine.
There are neutral and bright colors in the mix, there are eight shades total:
- Conte 202 is a baby pink with golden shimmer
- Article 204 is a bright warm tangerine with a vibrant finish
- Histoire 206 is a bright coral shade, on me it pulls red
- Roman 208 is bright fuchsia pink
- Recit 212 is a plum shade with gold flecks
- Message 214 is a warm watermelon pink
- Lettre 216 is a medium soft rose pink
- Script 218 is a beige nude pink-brown
Lip swatches with the Rouge Coco Stylos alone on bare lips (no liner or other added colors, I have naturally pigmented lips so sometimes the lip shows through around the edges):
In terms of lasting power I found they lasted a lot longer than the Rouge Coco Shines, about the same amount of time as Rouge Allures or Rouge Cocos. They stay put on the lips and adhere well for a glossy finish lip product. Colors will fade or transfer with snacks or drinks, but as long as you don't touch the lips to any food, straws or cups they stay on long. I give the formula an overwhelmingly positive thumbs up. The only downside I see is the price seems high given the amount of product in each tube, but the formula performs well, looks good, makes the lips look and feel well hydrated and healthy. Bottom line is you need at least one.
You can find the Rouge Coco Stylos for $37 each now at Chanel.com. I also spotted them in store and online at Nordstrom but they should be arriving at all Chanel counters now.
Three shades provided courtesy of Chanel, the remaining five purchased by me.