Chanel Roussy Rouge Coco Lipstick (426) Review

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Chanel Roussy Rouge Coco 426 Lipstick

Chanel Roussy Rouge Coco Lipstick (426) is one of the pink shades in the newly Reformulated Chanel Rouge Coco Collection. The pink shades were named after Coco Chanel’s best friends who were close to her and had inspired her.

Rouge Coco Roussy is the third shade that I’m reviewing from the collection. The first two shades I’ve reviewed are Arthur, the star shade of the collection, and Ina. You can find the detailed review for Arthur here and Ina here. My favorite out of the three shades is Arthur, which is like a more pigmented version of Rouge Coco Shine. But with a lot of oomph! 😉

Chanel Roussy Rouge Coco 426 Lipstick

REFORMULATED CHANEL ROUGE COCO COLLECTION

New Formula. New Shades. Wear what you love.

The reinvented ROUGE COCO is more expressive than ever, in a new formula and vibrant colour spectrum, with shade names inspired by Coco Chanel’s closest friends. The bright lip colour features an exclusive complex with Jojoba and Mimosa Butters, Sunflower Waxand silicone for lasting hydration and luminous results.

Discover 29 vibrant shades named for Coco Chanel and the friends, artists and lovers who inspired her. Every shade tells a story… a colourful expression of Mademoiselle’s life and legend. Discover the full collection and the five colour ranges that celebrate her intimate circles.

Chanel Roussy Rouge Coco 426 Lipstick

THE PINK SHADES (BEST FRIENDS)
Celebrated by Romantic Pinks

420 Vera
422 Olga
424 Edith
426 Roussy
428 Legende
430 Marie
432 Cecile
434 Mademoiselle
436 Maggy
438 Suzanne

Chanel Roussy Rouge Coco 426 Lipstick

CHANEL ROUSSY ROUGE COCO LIPSTICK

Chanel Rouge Coco in Roussy is a cool-toned medium pink. It has silver micro shimmers but the effect on the lips is not too shimmery. Compared to Chanel Ina Rouge Coco which is really shimmery and almost frosty, Roussy is less shimmery but has more of a high-shine, glossy finish. It also has a beautiful luminous sheen. The signature Chanel floral scent is very much noticeable on the tube, but once applied on the lips, the scent is not as noticeable anymore and there is no annoying taste.

In the arm swatch below, you will notice that Rouge Coco Roussy has silver micro shimmers. You’d think that it would look frosty and shimmery on the lips. But once applied, it translates to a luminous sheen.

Chanel Roussy Rouge Coco 426 Lipstick Swatches

Because I only swatched it lightly on my arm, 1 swipe is still a bit sheer but is almost semi opaque. You can build up the color, and 3 swipes is all it takes to get a more even and opaque coverage. Chanel Roussy is only slightly cool-toned on the arm swatch. But because I have a yellow undertone, once it’s applied on the lips, it pulls more cool on me. Still, though, it doesn’t clash too much with my yellowish skintone.

Chanel Roussy Rouge Coco 426 Lipstick

Those with lightly pigmented lips like me can wear Chanel Roussy Rouge Coco even without applying a lip concealer beforehand, because you can build up the color for a more opaque finish. However, if you have extremely pigmented lips, you might need to use a concealer or lip liner, so as not to waste too much of the lipstick by layering it on.

Roussy is super creamy and it glides smoothly and easily across the lips without any tugging or dragging at all. It’s also a bit forgiving on my dry lips. It doesn’t accentuate dry and flaky patches even if I don’t exfoliate my lips before application. But since it has shimmers in it, I would recommend for you to still exfoliate the lips beforehand, especially if you have extremely dry lips. It also tends to settle on lip lines when applied directly. But this can be remedied by blending the lip color with a finger, or applying it using a lip brush instead.

Chanel Roussy Rouge Coco 426 Lipstick

I don’t have to apply a separate hydrating lip balm underneath the lip color because Chanel Roussy lipstick is not drying on my lips. If you have extremely dry lips, though, it would be advisable to apply a good lip balm before applying the lipstick. It doesn’t suck out the moisture from my lips and I feel that it’s even a bit moisturizing. I also don’t experience any feathering or bleeding with this lipstick, which is another plus.

Chanel Roussy Rouge Coco 426 Lipstick Lip Swatches

On my lips, Chanel Roussy is a lovely medium pink which becomes more cool-toned a few minutes after application. It’s not extremely shimmery, but is more shiny and luminous. If I apply it full-on, it even gives the appearance of fuller lips. However, in the photos above, I only applied it inside the outline of my lips so you can still see how it’s able to cover my pigmented lips.

It sets really well and doesn’t slide around the lips even with it’s creamy texture. Roussy wears well over 5 hours on my lips. The lip color, including the micro shimmers, can easily be removed using a good lip makeup remover. After eating and drinking, there stain left is a bit patchy, so it’s definitely a must to reapply it.

Chanel Roussy Rouge Coco 426 Lipstick Swatches

Color and texture comparison swatches (photo above)
A – Chanel Roussy Rouge Coco
B – Chanel Rendez-Vous Rouge Coco Shine
C – MAC Chatterbox lipstick
D – MAC Please Me lipstick

Chanel Roussy Rouge Coco 426 Lipstick

The package is still the same as the old Chanel Rouge Coco lipsticks which is very sleek and classy with its shiny black and gold case, gold band in the middle (when closed) and the Chanel double C logo at the top of the cap. The shade name and number can be found at the bottom of the lipstick case.

Chanel Roussy Rouge Coco 426 Lipstick

If you like cool-toned pink lips, then Chanel Rouge Coco Roussy will be an awesome addition to your lipstick collection. I bought it for $36 and it’s now available at both Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus.

Have you tried any of the new Rouge Coco lipsticks? Which one is your favorite? Is it Chanel Roussy Rouge Coco Lipstick? Or is it also Arthur?
Some photos courtesy of Chanel.

Alyssa Melanie

4 Comments

  1. Tamra Phelps on

    I think this one is my favorite of the three. It’s not too dark, but not so light that you wonder if you have lipstick on, lol.

  2. Chanel #428 is actually Légende (not Maggy – Maggy is 436). I just discovered Maggy and fell in love!