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Rouge Coco for Bombshell worthy lips

March 15, 2010

New Rouge Coco lipstick from Chanel

Perhaps the most important piece of a bombshell’s makeup is her lipstick. And now Chanel have brought all bombshells a whole new collection to choose from – Rouge Coco.

And rather than just introduce a new lipstick range for the sake of it, Chanel want Rouge Coco to mean something to a whole new generation of bombshell wannabees. Peter Philips, Global Creative Director of Chanel Makeup wanted to help create something that would inspire a whole generation of gloss wearers to return to lipstick with ease.

“I like the idea that women from the gloss generation, who are afraid of lipstick, can return to this essentially feminine beauty step with Rouge Coco,” he explains. “It  fascinates me, because I’ve never seen a texture this comfortable and easy to apply. It’s the ready-to-wear lipstick. Just one sweep over the lips colours them and covers them in a melt-away balm.”

And it’s not just bombshell red that Chanel have on offer – the colour palette is HUGE. There are 30 new shades to choose from, from beiges, pinks, reds and browns. So you can be a Faye, a Jane, a Jayne or a Rita!

Bombshell lips colours, from left: Coral Rita Hayworth, Nude Faye Dunaway, Red Jane Russell, Pink Jayne Mansfield

“I wanted the colour palette to be as accessible as the creamy texture,” Peter continues. “Of course, we have kept the iconic shades – such as coral Sari Doré, created with the very first launch in 1954, and Rouge Noir, launched in 1996 – but I also wanted to experiment with very subtle variations, half-tones of pink, red and brown.”

Our favourite of course is from the red palette – the wonderful Gabrielle, named after Mademoiselle Chanel herself, which we tried last month.

The whole collection is available now, £21,

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