Review : Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick No. 13 Gardenia

Review : Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick No. 13 Gardenia

You may remember me getting a little excited about the Chanel lipstick that I purchased at the St Davids event a while back. I’ve had a good try of this lipstick and am now ready to reveal all.

No, I really didn’t need to pay 5p for this carrier bag, but I HAD to have a Chanel carrier bag!  

I love the packaging of this lipstick. It is so sleek and mature, with the iconic label on the lid. I do tend to hold my lid up for a little longer than is necessary, just so people know that my lipstick is Chanel!

 Such a pretty colour!

I explained to the lovely sales assistant in John Lewis that I tend to wear red lipsticks in the evening & stick to tinted lip balms in the day and that for a change I fancied a nice pink lipstick for day time wear. She picked up several different shades and eventually matched me to number 13, Gardenia.

This is from the hydrating creme lip colour range. My lips were quite dry in these photos due to being run down with a cold, normally when my lips are this dry I don’t enjoy wearing lipstick as it does make them feel worse. This lipstick doesn’t, it really does hydrate the lips.

It is a long lasting, good quality lipstick. Would I re-purchase? No. Why, you ask? The only reason that I will not re-purchase is that I simply cannot afford to spend that much money on a lipstick, believe me if I could I would have a house full of them!

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick £23.

I purchased this lipstick in John Lewis, Cardiff. It isn’t coming up on their website which is why the link takes you to House of Fraser.

Have you tried any Chanel lipsticks? What is your biggest lipstick splurge?


  1. April 17, 2012 / 8:00 pm

    Ooh check you with your Chanel lipstick 😉 haha I must say I am a little jealous, I'd love to be able to flaunt the Chanel logo on something that I own! This colour looks lovely on you, it's so natural 🙂

    Frances xx

  2. April 17, 2012 / 8:18 pm

    I really wanted to buy a chanel lipstick when I was going on holiday and browsing the duty free but I didn't because I didn't want to spend money on a product I didn't know was good or not. Thanks for your review though, I might purchase one as a treat, as it looks so good on you! xx

    • April 23, 2012 / 8:32 pm

      No problem 🙂 You really should purchase one, I now think that every girl needs at least one Chanel lippie! x

  3. April 17, 2012 / 8:39 pm

    I have a Chanel Rouge Coco lipstick in a red colour, it's one of my favourites and I always whip it out when I have it in my bag to show off lol! If you're spending over £20 on a lipstick I think you earn the right to show the packaging off! x

  4. April 17, 2012 / 8:48 pm

    Gorgeous colour! It looks lovely on you 🙂 I love Chanel lipsticks, the Coco Rouge Shine ones are my favourite…I've spotted a pretty coral shade called Flirt which I have my eye on! xx

    • April 23, 2012 / 8:33 pm

      I love the sound of the flirt shade just because the name is so cute 🙂 x

  5. April 17, 2012 / 9:05 pm

    This is such a lovely colour, I always want a Chanel red but would get loads more wear from this xx

    • April 23, 2012 / 8:33 pm

      I can imagine this would look good on you Gem 🙂 x

  6. April 17, 2012 / 9:06 pm

    Oooh really pretty lipstick! Great colour. Haha like you, I'm always flashing my Chanel lipstick – "look at me! I'm so classy!" lol! x

    • April 23, 2012 / 8:33 pm

      A Chanel lippie deserves to be shown off! x

  7. April 18, 2012 / 7:18 am

    I could never justify forking out for Chanel lipstick. It does look gorgeous though!

    • April 23, 2012 / 8:34 pm

      It certainly is a little luxury that I could never justify spending out of my own money, my bank manager already hates me! x

  8. April 19, 2012 / 7:27 am

    I love the colour. It's gorgeous. Nope, have never tried any of the Chanel lipsticks. Can't afford them, maybe when I'm a bit more financially stable

    • April 23, 2012 / 8:34 pm

      If you do get the opportunity to buy one I recommend you do x

  9. April 19, 2012 / 10:06 pm

    What a gorgeous colour. I need it in my life.

  10. April 20, 2012 / 6:06 pm

    This looks great on you Leanne! Eek I want a Chanel Lipstick now! It's a gorgeous colour, may have to make a trip to my Chanel counter nearer my birthday, the only actual decent counter my Debs has.

  11. April 20, 2012 / 9:53 pm

    ah that's such a lovely colour! i need to wear lipsticks more, school rules are rubbish! xx

    • April 23, 2012 / 8:35 pm

      I used to hate the no make-up rule in school, I was often sent to the toilet to wash my face! x

  12. April 21, 2012 / 8:14 am

    This looks so beautiful on you – very elegant xx

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