5 Days of Chanel Rouge Coco: Bonjour, Mademoiselle!

Published in: Face of the Day (FOTD), Makeup, Top Posts

With Rouge Coco, Chanel begins a new chapter in their storied book of makeup and beauty. The new flagship lipsticks launch this week, πŸ™‚ and to herald their arrival I’m planning some looks that feature colors from the collection.


Fo’ sheezy, I fell in love the moment I saw today’s color, Mademoiselle 05, aka the creamy, rosy pink Vanessa Paradis (Johnny Depp’s baby mama) wears in the Chanel Rouge Coco ads.

Mademoiselle’s hydrating formula glides across my lips, leaving them soft AND moisturized.

Oh, and the pigmentation?

Freaking AMAZING! Full color coverage in a single layer.

It’s a color I see myself wearing everywhere, from work meetings to cocktail parties and then to Target for kitty litter, ha!

And my favorite thing about the shade is how I feel wearing it with colorful clothes (like the green dress I found on sale at Marshall’s yesterday). It just feels easier to dress up with Mademoiselle on my lips, and I feel more confident, pretty and feminine.


If you’re still on the fence about it (I understand because thirty bones IS a lot for lipstick), keep in mind its flexibility. Dressed up in a business suit or down in jeans and a T, Mademoiselle is a color I bet I’ll reach for often.

For more fun with Chanel Rouge Coco ($30 each; avail. Feb. 25)…

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. j e n says:

    The lipstick is amazing on you!! Love the green dress by the way! πŸ™‚

  2. Steph B says:

    That green is lovely on you!

    OK, I was going to resist because these are permanent colors but I must go check out that lipstick. It looks so fabulous. I use MAC Syrup as my goes with anything color but I’d love something a smidge darker, more opaque, and longer lasting.

    • Steph B says:

      And by resist, I meant it could wait a week or two cause these colors aren’t going anywhere. πŸ™‚

      • Karen says:

        Ha ha! Nope, let’s hope these will be around for a long, long time because they’re great.

        I think you’ll be thrilled with the wear time… I only have to reapply once or maybe twice throughout the day. It’s rare to find something so long-lasting that doesn’t dry out the lips!

  3. Lisa S. says:

    Gorgeous colors on you! That green is just stunning and the lippie is perfect!

  4. sureyya says:

    you look even more stunning in these piccys!! i can\t wait till these lippies are out in UK! say hello to Tabs for me :3

  5. Marina says:

    I LOVE the photos , Karen! So creative, the second one is amazing.
    I like the promo video with Vanessa and the video where Peter Philips talks about the new lipsticks. Can’t wait to see all 37 of them πŸ™‚
    .-= Marina’s last blog post… Hottest Nail Colour of 2010Ò€ℒs Competition by Illamasqua =-.

  6. Haley says:

    it’s been so long since we’ve seen you’re beautiful face! looking good, karen!

    • Karen says:

      Aww, thanks, Haley. πŸ™‚ How’s your Monday going, btw?

      • Haley says:

        Hectic, but in a good way. Things are on the up and up at work. And I finally made it to korea town and picked up some much needed rice and curry sauce! I hope your monday was a good one!

      • Karen says:

        Oh how I wish Marin had more Asian grocery stores… sigh.

        Glad to hear things are going well for you at work. I’ve noticed that when things are good at le job, then overall life tends to be good in general. It’s easier to smile when you like what you do. πŸ™‚

        My Monday went by super quickly! I can’t believe the sun is already setting outside. I feel like I just rolled outta bed!

  7. mkdallas says:

    Beautiful pics! That lipstick is really a great color on you! I’m a nut for highly pigmented, luxe lippies, like YSL Rouge Volupte. How do these rate in comparison, in your opinion?

    • Karen says:

      I’ve tried Rouge Volupte a few times at the counter, and those seem a lot more glossy. I think Chanel was really going for a classic lipstick look with these colors… some of ’em have shine, but they don’t have the high gloss that the YSL Rouge Voluptes have.

  8. Emily says:

    your hair is looking FAB!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Eileen says:

    Mademoiselle is absolutely lovely on you. It’s one of those quintessential spring time colors that will look beautiful day or night. It’s vibrant without shouting, “Hello! Pink here!” I usually wear gloss for day and lipstick for special outtings or for night, but I can easily see Rouge Coco for anywhere; any time. πŸ™‚ My compliments on your whole look!

  10. Jamie Lynn says:

    What foundation are you wearing today? Your face looks completely radiant!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jamie Lynn, I think it’s the powder… I keep messing around with different combos. πŸ™‚ In this pic I’m wearing my good old Laura Mercier Oil-Free (it really photographs well) with a 50/50 mix of MAC Blot and MAC Prep+Prime buffed into the skin with an Eco Tools Kabuki brush.

  11. Rae says:

    How heck are you so adorable, Karen?! Life’s just not fair πŸ˜‰ I just love Mademoiselle on you — is it sacrilegious if I say it totally looks better on you than it does on Vanessa? I mean, it was gorgeous on her, but it’s just flawless on you!
    .-= Rae’s last blog post… Painted Love: Spring/Summer 2010 at Annabelle =-.

  12. Mademoiselle looks amazing on you! Love your dress too! How does Maddy compare to Darling Rouge Allure, do you know?
    .-= Cindy (Prime Beauty)’s last blog post… Mani of the Week Γ’β‚¬β€œ Essie Funny Face =-.

    • Karen says:

      Hey Cindy, Shoot, I don’t think I have that one in my ‘stash. I was planning on making a makeup run later on this week… I’ll pop by Chanel and see if I can do a compare/contrast pic for you. πŸ™‚

  13. lexi says:

    I wanted to comment earlier on your super cute green dress – how amazing is that you found it at Marshall’s? And yes, even though I can only buy one tube when I get that call on Thursday from Barney’s i am pretty certain I will be leaving with Mademoiselle!

    So SO pretty on you!!

    • Karen says:

      OMG, you need to come up my way and shop at that Marshall’s. It’s like the freaking holy grail. They carry Calvin Klein, Tahari, BCBG, Max Studio, LAMB (!) shoes…

      • lexi says:

        LAMB shoes? I’ll pay $5 to cross that bridge for you!

        • Karen says:

          Dude, toll is $6 on the Golden Gate now. Can you believe it?!? I can still remember when it was $2.

          • lexi says:

            me too !

            update on Mademoiselle:

            Okay so I bought the very last tube!! So excited but once the excitement wore off I feel like it’s very MEH on me. Without a liner it pulls very orangey on me. So I layered it on top of Cream O’Spice and it looks better but it looks like every other pink brown lipsticks/glosses I would wear to work. I’m debating about exchanging this for either Beige Felin or some other statement making color…thoughts???

          • Karen says:

            Hmm… if the neutral doesn’t make you wanna shoop then I say go for something bold. How ’bout Cambon or Legende?

  14. Jackie says:

    You look gorgeous in that color!
    BTW I love your blog and read it everyday.
    I never commented before so just wanted to say hello and that I am counting down the days until I can get my hands on that color!

    • Karen says:

      Thanks Jackie! πŸ™‚ Good thing the launch date is just around the corner. When you get your tube you’ll have to be sure to let me know what you think about it!

  15. Toni says:

    As soon as Lent is over, I’m taking myself to the Chanel counter to look at this lipstick! Why do all the cool launches happen when I gave up makeup buying for Lent?

    • Toni says:

      BTW, love that dress on you! You look so pretty in it and the Coco Rouge Mademoiselle lippie!

      • Karen says:

        Oh, and thank you for that! πŸ™‚ I needed a pick-me-up (getting tired of dressing like a 13-year old pre-pubescent surfer dude) and it was just what I needed… plus you gotta love clothes you can score at 50% off.

    • Karen says:

      Thankfully this will be permanent so you won’t have to worry about it being sold out. I know you like Chanel, so I’m banking on you LOVING this lipstick. It really is all that and a bag o’ baked Cheetos!

  16. Sarah says:

    Oh my god. I need this lipstick! (And dress, but I’ll settle for the lipstick! πŸ˜‰ ) I only hope it will look as good on me!

    • Karen says:

      Yes, you need this lipstick! The color is awesome and really very wearable. πŸ™‚ Please let me know what you think of it when you try it!

      • Sarah says:

        I hope so – I’m extremely cool toned and pale, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed this will look good! I’ve been on the hunt for a subtle color, and how can I resist? The name alone makes me want it!

        I cannot wait for this to hit counters – you’re so lucky you get advance releases!

  17. Paris B says:

    I love that shade! Great for everyday and the colour of that dress is amazing – great find! Now to wait for the rest of your reviews (and for it to get here :))
    .-= Paris B’s last blog post… Skincare and Cosmetics : A dupe or just duped? =-.

  18. Emma says:

    does rouge coco come in sheer in any color? i sure hope so….and this is gorge on you by the way!

    • Emma says:

      p.s. karen do you watch bones?? i have a feeling it will be your latest obsession if you arent obsessed yet!!

      • Karen says:

        Okay, so I tried watching it once, and I think I might’ve caught an off episode. I totally thought I’d love it because I love Angel (LOL, he’ll always be Angel to me!), but the ep I watched started with a bunch of human innards being weighed on a scale and I couldn’t take the blood and guts. πŸ™ I’m a wimp like that. Are all the episodes so, um, gory?

        • Emma says:

          ok i will try that because i am SO excited for the launch, but cause im in high school, i can only wear sheer stuff lol!!!

          about bones, yeah i am squeemish too!! i *cannot* handle blood. thats why i watch it because 98% of episodes dont have gore. i encourage you to give it another chance!! πŸ˜€ (though there is the occasional bloody one–but nothing too bad)

          thanks! LOVE the site!

    • Karen says:

      Hey Emma, you can certainly wear it sheerer than I have it in these pics. Try applying it to your lower lip only, and then pressing your lips together to distribute the color. That should create a sheer wash of color on your lips!

  19. Cas says:

    The color is awesome on you!!! I wonder if it will work for me too.
    .-= Cas’s last blog post… Pinoy Land Vacation =-.

  20. Marce says:

    Dear god, I just started hyperventilating, LOL! Wow, that lippie looks STUNNING on you! And the colour of the dress is beautiful, it looks amazing against your hair colour =)
    .-= Marce’s last blog post… Look – Viva Glam GaGa! =-.

  21. Catherine says:

    OMG… Karen this looks positively incredible on you! Thanks so much for the FOTD! Mademoiselle is totally going to the very top of my “wishlist.” It’s definitely something worth saving for and I’m so happy it’s permanent! I can’t wait to get my hands on it! πŸ˜€

    The dress looks so gorgeous on you too! I can’t believe you found that at Marshall’s!!!! Mine is such a dump. ;_; And so… obviously you have to tell us what else you’re wearing in your FOTD too!!! =P
    .-= Catherine’s last blog post… Laura Mercier on HauteLook! =-.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Catherine, here’s a breakdown of the rest of the look:

      Lid Γ’β‚¬β€œ MAC Woodwinked
      Crease Γ’β‚¬β€œ MAC Soft Brown
      Upper lash line Γ’β‚¬β€œ MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
      Lower lash line Γ’β‚¬β€œ MAC Powersurge Kohl
      Lashes Γ’β‚¬β€œ MAC Studio Lash w/ Dior Extase
      Cheeks Γ’β‚¬β€œ MAC Blushbaby
      Contour Γ’β‚¬β€œ NARS Laguna Bronzer

  22. Glosslizard says:

    Mmmmmmm, a-MAAY-zing green dress! πŸ™‚

    I have Coco Rouge in Camellia on hold for me (waiting for the beauty event at Neiman’s this Thursday) and I can’t wait! Mademoiselle looks so lovely too, it might end up coming home with me as well!

  23. NC says:

    Karen , looking pretty … I love the color of the dress and the lippie !! . BTW I did buy Time balm concealer and liking it so far … πŸ™‚

  24. AO says:

    WOW Karen . That colour is the bomb on you. Just perfect πŸ™‚ Love the dress too, great colour.

  25. marisol says:

    Adding it to my list of products to buy. Such a great color!

    Can you do a break down on your make up today? You look fab!
    .-= marisol’s last blog post… Fun in the Snow =-.

  26. Tatiana says:

    Looking FIERCE Karen! LOVE the color on you!

  27. Devi says:

    What a great color..looks awesome on you. Love this whole look. I would love a break down too πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:


      Lid – MAC Woodwinked
      Crease – MAC Soft Brown
      Upper lash line – MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
      Lower lash line – MAC Powersurge Kohl
      Lashes – MAC Studio Lash w/ Dior Extase
      Cheeks – MAC Blushbaby
      Contour – NARS Laguna Bronzer

      … and that’s it!

  28. amy says:

    The colour of the dress and the lippie look gorgeous on you. I love emerald green clothes. Looks like you need to arrange a date night with your husband.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… FOTD MAC Colour Forecast 1 Stack 1 Crush Metal Pigments in Pinks and Purples =-.

  29. Karen B says:

    This is my favourite colour out of the ones I’ve spotted online so far (and not just because of the name;.. hehe)
    .-= Karen B’s last blog post… AIW Palette in Stock! =-.

  30. Andreea says:

    I have bought Ingocnito Rouge Allure and wear it since, it suits me always, to all and it is just that nude with a gentle pink undertone. Was expensive, but worth it when it is so versatile.
    .-= Andreea’s last blog post… PRADA Infusion de Tubereuse und Infusion de Vetiver Γ’β‚¬β€œ neue Düfte =-.

  31. NINA says:

    That dress is awesome and you loook great in it!!!!

  32. Jaime says:

    this is a very classy look I <3 it πŸ˜€
    .-= Jaime's last blog post… Nail Art: From Korea =-.

  33. Saku says:

    I’m not a lipstick girl. I’m afraid to wear them, because my lips are kind of full. But that lipcolor looks so amazing on you.^.^

  34. Alison says:

    Looks gorgeous on you, do you think it will suit paler, cool toned skintones as well? (Duh, Vanessa Paradis is pretty pale, so yeah!). What is the wear like on these are they as long lasting as the hydrabases?

    The the green dress! That colour really suits you and is perfect with mademoiselle!

    • Karen says:

      Yah, you’ve got it! Vanessa is waaaay paler than me and she rocks it hard!

      I think these wear just as long as the hydrabases, but they feel more moisturizing and comfy on the lips. πŸ™‚

  35. Tiffany says:

    You look lovely, as always! The lippie looks great on you and I love your dress!

  36. Sharon says:

    You look fabulous in that lipstick and the dress. I can see Mademoiselle being an “everyday” sort of lipstick… it’s so pretty without being in-your-face about it!

    I just got home from work, and stopped at The Bay for some MAC — Stacked 1 pigments and Lavender Wind lipglass from Spring Colour Forecast and Show Orchid lipstick from Riveting. Can’t wait to wear it all…

  37. Solangel says:

    Soooo this will be my first Chanel lipstick, lol!

  38. Trude says:

    You’re looking HOT girlfriend! Love that lip color on you, and the dress too!
    .-= Trude’s last blog post… iPhone Madness! =-.

  39. Keerthi says:

    That shade looks fabulous on you! Too spendy for a makeup newbie like me (at least for now… I’m sure that’ll change soon, lol), but it does sound amazing!
    .-= Keerthi’s last blog post… swatch: bb couture impact driver =-.

  40. Jane says:

    Karen (or her beloved followers): What would be a good comparable color from another brand, like MAC?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jane, You could try lining and filling in your lips with MAC Subculture Lip Liner or Sublime Culture Cremestick liner and popping a layer of Chapstick on top for a similar look.

  41. Anastasia says:

    That pink looks amazing on you – look out Vanessa P… Karen’s after ya modeling job AND ya man in that green!

  42. Jenny says:

    Looking lovely!

    Mademoiselle looks very matte on Vanessa Paradis and has a bit of shine on you- is it the lighting?

  43. Julie says:

    I just bought madmiselle today and I LOVE it! I can see myself buying a couple more Coco Rouges though in the future (uh oh…)

  44. Diane Grimes says:

    I picked up the tube of Mademoiselle I had reserved for the big Coco Rouge debut today. I LOVE IT!!! An absolutely perfect color— almost a neutral. As a matter of fact, I loved it so much I ended up buying two so I could keep one in my purse and one in my make up kit at home. Great review Karen! I am really enjoying The Five Days of Rouge Coco.

  45. Christina C says:

    I love Mademoiselle on you! I’m going to have to go back to the Chanel counter to try this one. I bought Legende instead and love it.

  46. PeeChee says:

    All those colors are beautiful! I think I may have to visit a Chanel counter soon! LOL I’ve been super busy but found some time to finally comment. All your makeup looks are fab!!!

  47. SML says:

    Mademoiselle is sold out everywhere, even on Chanel’s website.

  48. ValentinaSugar says:

    Hi Karen,

    I’m new to this blog. Pretty cool and I love makeup. I was wondering does this new chanel lipstick have any kind of fragrance? If so can you describe it. I love lipstick that smell nice πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Hi ValentinaSugar,

      It’s nice to meet ya!

      Yes, the Rouge Cocos have a scent. They smell lightly of roses, but it’s not an “old lady” kinda rose, if that makes any sense.

  49. Claudia says:


    I love your blog! I purchased the online store exclusive shade from this new COCO collection, called Tehran, number 56 and I simply love it. It is a gorgeous coral. I’m in love with it!

  50. Sexy Sadie says:

    I bought it today and love it totally already.

  51. Romeyd says:

    I love this shade! Oh my, $30…..it’s so darn gorgeous though!
    BTW I love your blog!
    .-= Romeyd’s last blog post… Oscars 2010 Best Actress: Congratulations Sandra Bullock! =-.

  52. linds says:

    i love your site! what font did you use for the word “rouge”?? i love that font!

  53. Bella says:

    You look beautfiul! Can you please share what you are wearing on your cheeks as well? Thank you!

  54. Serena says:

    I absolutely LOVE this color on you. It really looks amazing!

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