I just purchased the new Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo lipsticks ($37 at chanel.com) and wanted to share my thoughts as I haven't found many reviews on this new line. Chanel makeup is one of my indulgences I like to enjoy and even though the price tag is pretty step for a skinny lipstick, I just had to try it. And you can't deny the beauty of their gorgeous packaging. I love ordering from Chanel.com because all your items come in a beautiful Chanel gift box along with a couple samples you get to choose which come in their own little Chanel drawstring bag.
Stylo in French means "pen" so these lipsticks are basically the size of a pen, perfect for mini bags or clutches when you are out. They don't take up a lot of space. I decided to choose colors that were not nude or mauve that I usually gravitate to because I didn't want these to be my everyday lipsticks. I chose some bright colors for spring and for going out. I loved the color Keira Knightly was wearing in the campaign pictured at top. She's wearing 214 Message so I just ordered that blindly. I've never done that! Once it arrived I tried that color on immediately and loved how it looked on me! Phew! It was just the perfect red that wasn't too bright. (Swatches are below) I love how the color stayed all night and gave that glossy look to my lips. I only reapplied it again after I ate my dinner. The lipsticks are very hydrating.
The other color I picked was 204 Article a soft coral pink. I love it for the day and the coral really brightens my complexion. I tried on more colors while at Bloomingdales last week and the entire range is really wonderful. I love the texture of the lipstick - it's like a lipstick and gloss in one which is perfect because I'm not a fan of Chanel's sticky lipgloss. This gives me just the right amount of shine.
Would I purchase this again? Yes, maybe I will add another fun color. They are beautiful on their own and for the price and small stick of a lipstick, I don't plan on using them everyday. I'm trying to savor them for times when I am going out at night or carrying a small bag in the day.
Here's a closer look at my Chanel Rouge Coco Stylos. You can see that I've used Message more so the tip looks way more used. I do like the angle of the tip so the application goes on beautifully on the lips.
Top: 204 Article
Bottom: 214 Message
I think the key selling point for these Stylo is that they fit so wonderfully thin inside my Chanel WOC. I have also used it inside my Chanel Timeless Clutch and it definitely gives me more space for my other items. I also like that it's a smooth round case without ornate decorations (think YSL) or square in shape that it would make marks or dents inside your nice bags.
Buy the Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo at Chanel.com