5 Days of Chanel Rouge Coco: Have You Heard This Legende?

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

I like to think of myself as the girl next door (the one with the cat), but Chanel Rouge Coco lipstick in Legende 11 ($30) makes my inner diva want to storm the gates!


I guess that’s why I whipped out the fan today (LOL!), broke out the bling and worked the hair a la Mariah. πŸ™‚

Legende’s cool, creamy pink outright aches for a red carpet to strut (sporting five-inch heels and a Karl Lagerfeld haute couture gown, fo’ sho’).

But she’s not averse to daylight affairs, either, like lunch dates with eye looks in blues and pinks.


True, I may never walk the red carpet at a gala event (still waiting for my e-vite, RYAN REYNOLDS!), but Legende can still be my go-to girl for lunch dates in the city. πŸ™‚

What do ya think? Is Legende a legend in the making or a little too pink?

For more fun with Chanel Rouge Coco ($30 each; available now)…

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  1. Pansy says:

    Haha. I love your hair in the wind picture!!

  2. Ashley says:

    Karen, you look absolutely STUNNING!!! Let’s call you Miss Darlin’ Diva πŸ˜‰

  3. Alyssa says:

    Oh, Karen, looking gorge as always! Ackkkk…think I may have to go back for this one as well. Guess who’s the new proud mama of Mademoiselle?!

  4. Sharon says:

    Oh, that is really pretty! (and it looks like you had fun doing the pictures, heehee)

  5. Sarah says:

    All I have to say is that I’m glad you don’t do this for every new color/release – I’d be so broke right now! I LOVE this color! I think this and Mademoiselle are the front runners. Although Perle is so perfect!

    • Karen says:

      I see you love the pinks too. πŸ™‚

      Are you any closer to making a decision? Maybe choose a color you could wear every day… that way you can get your money’s worth out of the lipstick!

      • Sarah says:

        Haha, yeah, pinks are just so… straightforward!

        I’m leaning towards Perle and Mademoiselle? I can’t lie – I loved your review for Perle, I’m relatively conservative in my appearance and I do love me some pearls! (And I thought of the guy in my Foreign Policy class and how I’d love a study date with him…)

        I kind of hope I go to look at the colors and they all look horrible except for one! Unfortunately, its Chanel so they’re probably all universally flattering!

      • Karen says:

        So true! Chanel is pretty good about making lip colors that flatter a lot of skin tones.

        If you’re stuck between the two, I vote for Mademoiselle. It’s not shimmery, which I think makes it a tad bit more flexible… you can always mix in a little shimmer if you’re in the mood for that, too.

  6. shivotra says:

    You are making this sooo hard for me. I’ll have to stop coming to your blog now…stop tempting me. You are BAD for my wallet.

    PS: you look so pretty. What’s on your eyes? and please tell me which foundation you are wearing.
    .-= shivotra’s last blog post… Everyday pretty courtesy of Kareena. =-.

  7. Toni says:

    You look gorgeous! Love the wind-in-the-hair effect too! I am so wanting these lipsticks it’s not even funny. Only another 4 weeks or so until I can even go look at them! Thanks for sharing with us. These colors all look so nice on you!

    • Karen says:

      Just wait, those four weeks will zip by so fast! What colors are you thinking ’bout getting?

      • Toni says:

        So far, all the ones you’ve shown us! LOL! Of course, my wallet can’t handle that, so the one I really want to look at is Mademoiselle. I’d definitely have to try it out though, because sometimes lipsticks turn weird colors on me. Thanks for sharing these with us!

  8. Stephie says:

    Im really loving your photos for Chanel Rouge Coco week. So sassy! Work that fan πŸ˜›
    .-= Stephie’s last blog post… Boobs are fantastic, even the plastic =-.

  9. Hyzenthlay says:

    Karen, you totally rock my world πŸ™‚ Thank you for being you, and showing yourself off to all of us! Your posts always make me smile πŸ™‚

  10. hahah work the hair! Legende is probably too pink for me, but it looks amazing on you
    .-= Makeupmorsels’s last blog post… Celebrity Perfumes =-.

  11. Glosslizard says:

    You are so fierce, and I love this pink! I was looking over the Rouge Coco colors today and thinking that they were kinda falling short on the vibrant color end of things (after all, they’re replacing Rouge Hydrabase… what am I to do when my beloved Splendeur runs out?), so I’m glad to see that some of them go for the vivid gusto! πŸ™‚

    I caved on two today, Gladiola (the NM exclusive color, previously and erroneously referred to by moi as “Camellia”, oops!) and Mademoiselle (so classic)! I’m utterly smitten!

  12. Catherine says:

    Oh I adore this one on you! Love the eye too!! πŸ˜€
    .-= Catherine’s last blog post… ValentineÒ€ℒs Day Love from Lulu Γ’β„’Β₯ =-.

  13. sunmom says:

    waaaaaaah! i really can’t get enough of your rouge coco looks! you look sooo gorgeous!

  14. lesley says:

    you’re so pretty in pink! really working the blown away hair and smiling with your eyes… girl, you’d make Tyra proud!! πŸ™‚

  15. gio says:

    I love this shade, it’s so beautiful! You look gorgeous, as always.
    .-= gio’s last blog post… Gilty Pleasures Weekly Blog Tour, 21/02/10 =-.

  16. bisbee says:

    Love this! It looks great on you – I’m TRYING to resist ordering a few colors – I think I need to see these up close and personal (actually, I’m trying to STOP ordering lipsticks without seeing them – I’ve spent a lot of $$$ on colors that are horrible on me!).

    Stop tempting me, girl!

    Actually – don’t stop – I love to see new colors in action!

  17. Tiffany says:

    Beautiful as always, Karen! I think I am leaning toward Mademoiselle for my Coco pick…

  18. NINA says:

    I am lovin this one too… plus the pictures are awesome.

    I love that shirt!

  19. Michelle says:

    I am cursing the fact that I don’t have a Chanel counter close by. We don’t have a Nordie’s — and our Macy’s carries Dior and so many of the other high end brands — but no Chanel πŸ™ I might have to order some of these lippies from the website and hope that they look as good on me as they do on you!!

    • Karen says:

      I can’t believe your Macy’s doesn’t carry Chanel, boo! I hope you pick up Mademoiselle… I think that one’s shaping up to be a “universal” color!

  20. Diana says:

    Omg, I don’t own any Chanel lipsticks but you are sooo tempting me to go and get this one! Im trying to save money for the MAC summer collection and now I see this! Eeeek! I might have to just get this ONE lipstick. Just one. I swear. lol

  21. Marce says:

    Don’t know if it’s a legend, but it sure is pretty. I’m loving these series, they’re great! Like mini stories for each lippie πŸ˜€
    .-= Marce’s last blog post… Maybelline’s Answer to MAC’s Shadesticks =-.

  22. Jane in Philly says:

    Karen — I love this shade of lipstick on you, but it’s probably too pink and opaque for me (NC 30). But I’m hoping to get out (in spite of the snowstorm) today and pick up Mademoiselle. Your review really got me sold on it, Karen! I’m so glad I stumbled upon it just in time. (BTW, I also emailed you a few days ago so if/when you have time, I’d be thrilled to hear back from you….)

  23. kyle says:

    Karen, You have awesome style and beautiful makeup! I LOVE your jewelry, especially the earrings in this post, I’m obsessed with dangly earrings. And your floating pearl necklace is really pretty too. If you could pick just ONE rouge coco, which would it be? I really can only afford to get one. πŸ™‚
    .-= kyle’s last blog post… Review: Milani Cosmetics – Nail Lacquer =-.

  24. judy says:

    which one is your favorite coco rouge shade?

  25. Karen B says:

    That second picture is just absolutely gorgeous! That shade of pink of your top is beautiful.
    So fare there isn’t one shade of rouge Coco that I don’t like on you. Hopefully I’ll like them on me as well πŸ˜‰
    .-= Karen B’s last blog post… Forever 21 Stores =-.

    • Karen says:

      I can’t wait for you to try them… I think you’ll love ’em!

      Happy Friday, btw. What are your plans for the weekend?

      • Karen B says:

        I just saw your reply dear. Sorry to be so late.

        Yesterday was mostly chilling out, taking care of my voice. Then in the afternoon I had a singing class and I had to run some errands. In the evening it was the birthday party of the son of my mum’s best friend. It was so boring and my back ached so I went home pretty quickly.

        Today I’m up so early it’s insane. Ah well. I have musical rehearsal in the morning and in the afternoon I’ll prepare a bit more for school (my last week hopefully!!) and watch some more Mad Men.
        I’ll admit it: I caved and got the second season. Hahaha. I am weak but then again what’s more fun than playing with the different reddish lipsticks you’ve got while watching Joan Holloway do her thing?
        .-= Karen B’s last blog post… Friday Fame =-.

  26. mkdallas says:

    It looks great on you, Karen, but it might be too pink for alot of people. I’m pretty pale and would look scary in that shade, lol. I’m thinkin’ Tabs could rock it, though.

  27. lexi says:

    So pretty. I am hoping to score Mademoiselle tonight!

    I imagine that Jennifer Lopez walks around with a guy that walks in front of her holding up a personal fan to give her that wind blown “waiting for tonight” hair 24/7! Or at least I am hoping that’s what she does hahahaha

  28. Sonia says:

    OMG girl, I have that exact same top! You got it from BR, right? πŸ™‚ Anyway, I can’t wait to try out Chanel’s new lipsticks… I’m gonna be hitting the counter as soon as I can!
    .-= Sonia’s last blog post… My Long and Unexplained Absence =-.

  29. Christina C says:

    This is the one I bought. I didn’t think it was too pink. It looks beautiful on you!

  30. amy says:

    I think this is my favourite colour in the collection so far the pink is captivating!
    .-= amy’s last blog post… EOTD Pink, Silver and Black: Urban Decay Sphynx, Perversion and Gunmetal =-.

  31. Tracy says:

    I was shopping today, and totally forgot to check out these lipsticks darnit! Oh well, that just means another makeup shopping trip! πŸ™‚
    You look beautiful as always, but I still like La Pausa the best!
    .-= Tracy’s last blog post… Tarina Tarantino Makeup Line is here in Canada at Sephora! =-.

  32. Michele DiCola says:

    Going to order Mademoiselle on-line at Nordstrom right now!
    Also, taking care of hubby.
    Snowed in again.

  33. i love the Diva Fan! lol, i love that shade too. you look gorgeous.

  34. Steph B says:

    I picked up Legende today! So happy!!!! This reads much more peachy pink on me and would be a great everyday not-quite-nude shade. I wanted Mademoiselle because it doesn’t have shimmer but it came across way too brown on me for an everyday nude. Maybe in the spring with a peachy eyeshadow. Legende will be far more versatile for me — I was wearing a smoky lilac eyeshadow and it looked great. I came home and put on a bronze shadow and it still looked great. I love how thin this feels on your lips — I hate lipsticks that feel like thick, heavy layers of goop on your lips. Not entirely sure I buy the hydrating angle though.

  35. Jen says:

    Great minds think alike! I snagged those exact same earrings…

    LOVE the pink shades for Spring, and they’re especially beautiful paired with pink clothing. Well done!
    .-= Jen’s last blog post… MAC Cosmetics News: Riveting Beauty =-.

  36. marisol says:

    RAWR! πŸ™‚
    .-= marisol’s last blog post… Showing my Kindle some love =-.

  37. diane says:

    It looks very good on you!

    .-= diane’s last blog post… Red lips – hot or not? =-.

  38. pouneh says:

    Legend in the making FOR SURE! U look beautiful the eye look is one of my favs…and i love that lip color πŸ™‚

  39. Give the fan a bonus! You look hot. πŸ™‚

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