These Chanel Cote D’Azur Rouge Coco Lipsticks Are Beachy Keen

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Rouge Coco lipsticks from left: Perle, Chintz and Taffetas Rose

I know it’s wrong and crazy, but it’s taking all of my willpower to resist painting Tabs’ claws with Chanel Riva Nail Colour.


And it’s a good thing cats don’t have lips…because if they did Tabs would already be wearing one of the four Rouge Coco Hydrating Lip Colours from the new Cote D’Azur Collection. ๐Ÿ™‚

Despite the season, the small five-piece release (four lipsticks and the one polish) is actually a resort collection for Chanel, which explains why it feels so beachy and tropical.

Here are swatches of three of the four shades (I’m missing coral Sari Dorรƒยฉ), Taffetas Rose (a shimmery magenta), Perle (a shimmery pinkish golden beige) and Chintz (a shimmery pinkish coral). All of them have the same smooth, moisturizing texture and plush pigments that define the Rouge Coco lipstick line.

Have we met before?

You might remember Perle. She was also one of the original Rouge Coco launch lipsticks early this year, and Chintz debuted with the stunning Chanel Les Contrastes de Chanel Collection in fall.

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Swatches from left: Chintz, Perle and Taffetas Rose

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Taffetas Rose

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Taffetas Rose



Chanel Les Contrastes de Chanel Collection Fall 2010 Rouge Coco chintz

What do ya think? Is it too late in the year for a trip to the beach?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Lexi says:

    Perle looks amazing on you!
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  2. I’m really digging Taffetas Rose. I am all about bright pink lips!
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  3. vonnie says:

    Taffetas rose is total win!
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  4. Karen B says:

    Taffetas Rose looks amazing on you ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the vivid pink.
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  5. Kimberly says:

    I’m loving the Perle on you! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  6. Taffetas Rose is so calling my name!!
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  7. All of them look good on you but I’m hearting Taffetas Rose on you the best! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. angel says:

    What is wrong with me that I have a driving need to purchase every lipstick that comes out in that pinky neutral/pinky nude family? Chintz is making me drool…..and I don’t have a single chanel lippie. I hate to think what my Roth IRA could look like if I gave up hoarding lipstick, lol.

  9. Kim says:

    I think Perle looks great! Call me crazy, but I’m getting into the holiday spirit so I’m not the least bit tempted by the resort colors right now (beautiful as they may be!). As for making Tabs over, I think I heard him mumbling “thank the kitty gods for photoshop”. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kim,

      Speaking of the holiday spirit, it sure is starting early this year. I was driving the other day and turned to the “light rock, less talk!” radio station — which usually plays Christmas music the day after Thanksgiving — and Jingle Bells was already on! I hate to sound like a grumpasaurus, but I feel like we’re soon gonna be celebrating Christmas in September!

      • Kim says:

        I agree – some people in our area were putting out decorations/lights last weekend. We still have a pumpkin on our porch! I really can’t get too Christmassy until after Thanksgiving myself, but I think retailers are ready to try anything to boost sales. I’m not sure what those radio stations are thinking, though! ๐Ÿ™‚

        This is only slightly related, but have you seen Love, Actually? I think of it every time I hear “All I want for Christmas is you”. Such a great movie!

  10. Nina says:

    never too late for a trip to the beach – even if its just to watch the waves and the gray skies! ๐Ÿ™‚

    those lipsticks are lovely — i cant find a color i dont like. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Are you guys far from the beach? My parents once talked about moving to Texas and I was like, um, you can move to Galveston so I can go surfing when I visit!

      • Nina says:

        were maybe an hour away from galveston and 2-3 hours away from corpus christi/surfside !:)

        • Karen says:

          I believe that’s where they were thinking of moving — Corpus Christi. They have friends there! I don’t know if they’ll ever leave the Bay Area though.

          Well, if I ever make it out your way I’ll be sure to call you, LOL! We can go to the beach.

  11. Fieran says:

    Perle looks really good on you!

  12. lexi says:

    Oh – I”m all over Taffetas Rose!

  13. Alison says:

    Ooooh I like all of those, I already own Perle which I love! But I am really drawn to Taffetas Rose and I don’t normally go for colours that are that dark. Chintz is pretty and perfect for daytime. I love the Rouge Coco formula, it’s the most moisturising lipstick I have ever tried. My current fave is Camellia its really pretty.

  14. Emma says:

    He, he, if you want to ‘paint’ Tabs claws take a look at They’re covers for cat’s claws that replace declawing but they come in all sorts of colour, so if you’re tempted to paint his claws that could be your solution ๐Ÿ™‚

    I really like the colours on you too!

    • Karen says:

      I’ve heard about those. I’m pretty sure he would not be on board, though… I can only imagine the fit he’d throw!

      • Emma says:

        Yeah, I agree that most cat’s would probably not appreciate the gesture, but it’s cruelty-free and better than declawing. We’re getting a new cat who isn’t declawed but Rooster is, so we might have to get SoftPaws if he fights with Rooster.

  15. Trisha says:

    Yep, these look very awesome on you. And it looks like I’m not the only one with beaches on the mind, although you have the fortune of living in sunny California. I’m hella jealous.
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  16. Sondra says:

    Karen, they ALL look great on you! But I fear that my skintone/coloring will not be able to pull off any of these. (your coloring makes practically EVERYTHING/ANYTHING look good) *jealous* =)
    I just bought the Soho collection (glossimer, lippie, laque and shadow quad) I’m loving the quad & glossimer so far. debating on the lippie still. I can’t WAIT ’til the Spring line comes out….have you seen pics yet?

    Hugs to Tabs!!

  17. Nellie says:

    Taffetas Rose is also one of the Rouge Cocos from the original release. I think the coral one is actually the only “new” color.

    I picked up Taffetas Rose several weeks ago during a Chanel master’s class at Nordies. Love it — such a gorgeous color. I love Chanel lippies, but they’re so often very “wearable” instead of bright, and one can only have so many wearable light shades! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  18. Alexandra says:

    So pretty. My Chanel lemmings are not good for my wallet lol.
    I love the smell of the Rouge Coco’s ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Jasmine says:

    All shades are beautiful ! This Cรƒยดte d’azur collection is definitely so gorgeous !

  20. Mary says:

    All of them look great on you!

  21. Mary says:

    I just got Taffetas Rose today. It’s to die for; so lovely!

    What are you wearing with it in the photo, if you don’t mind me asking?

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