Toot-toot! All aboard the Chanel Spring 2009 Bohemian Fantasy Rouge Hydrabase Lipstick train (what a mouthful!). It’s a non-stop ride straight to the land of decadent reds, corals and pinks.
Are you ready to roll?
The six colors released for the spring collection offer the same trademark creamy coverage that characterizes other Chanel Hydrabase lipsticks ($27).
My favorites are the boldest colors pictured above from left to right — Euphoria, Fuego, Rose Rebelle and Gipsy Scarlett.
Two more subtle colors — Fiesta (left) and Beige Desire (right) — were also included in the release.
Bold but wearable
The colors are bold but not in a harsh way. I think these are bright and cheerful, not moody or dark. There are no vampire lips here, LOL!
When I swatched these colors on the back of my hand I felt they were all part of a cohesive collection. They felot related, like sisters! Euphoria (coral-pink with pearl) and Rose Rebelle (rose-pink with pearl) look very similar to me, so I’d suggest Euphoria if you prefer warmer shades or Rose Rebelle if you like cooler ones.
Gipsy Scarlett and Fuego are the haughty red siblings of the bunch. Fuego’s creamy, coral red would look great on my warm-toned ladies. Gipsy Scarlett, a neutral magenta red, is probably the most flexible shade of the group, and one that I think would flatter most gals.
I love these four colors, but I’m guessing Gipsy Scarlett will be the shade wearable by the greatest number of women because of how neutral it is. Imagine her with a shimmery beige and brown eye with plum liner for spring… PURTY!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,