Pure Love: Chanel Precision lip definer in Vamp

I was in downtown Toronto today, and I couldn’t resist wandering around the huge beauty department at the Bay near Eaton centre. I’ve been wanting to try Chanel’s two most popular lip colours: Rouge Coco Lip colour in Mademoiselle and Rouge Coco Lipshine in Boy (seen below on Vanessa Paradis).

Rouge Coco Lip Colour in Mademoiselle
Rouge Coco Shine in Boy

These two shades are designed to be universally flattering – I found Mademoiselle very wearable – and while Boy made my lips look very fresh and pink, I wasn’t too sure about its slightly cool bluish undertones. But the item I completely fell in love with was the lip liner the SA tried on my lips. I was a bit surprised to see her pull out such a dark colour (I had scary visions of the whole 90s dark lip liner/light lips trend). But she insisted that the darker colour would produce a subtle plumping effect when used lightly around my lips – and she was SO right. She applied it to my lip line – and even though she stuck to my actual lip line rather than tracing outside it, somehow the colour subtly made my lips look larger and plumper. It was a no-brainer – I had to purchase it right away (and I don’t feel guilty either – a darker lip liner was on my to-buy list for this year).

At CAD$26, I think this is a very reasonable price for the product you get – it comes with a sharpener and a lip brush (which you can use to blend the lip liner or apply lipstick). You can use it with both light and dark lipshades (I promise – there is no scary and obvious dark outline). The shade also works beautifully as a base under clear lip gloss – it’s a flattering reddish berry lip colour that doesn’t look at all goth. It’s a definite must-have!

After I finished paying for my make-up, the SA told me that I had beautiful skin and she liked my make-up application…of course she must have been feeling complimentary since I had just purchased something from her – but it’s been a while since I’ve had clear and blemish-free skin – so dear Mr Dermatologist – thank you so much for prescribing my antibiotics – the results are finally kicking in!
Have you tried Chanel Lip Products? Do you remember how popular Vamp was in the 90s?


  1. Anonymous
    May 19, 2011 / 10:21 am

    I love Chanel lip products. The rouge coco lipsticks are gorgeous, I haven't tried the new shine ones yet, which surprises me because I was just at Chanel last weekend lol. My favorite rouge coco is Satin, its a reddish tone but its not intense and its perfect for work. That lipliner looks gorgeous, it reminds me of Rimmel Ravish Lipliner.

  2. Anonymous
    May 19, 2011 / 2:28 pm

    Yay for beautiful skin Ella, that's so wonderful! Glad you like the new Chanel products!

  3. Ella Pretty Blog
    May 19, 2011 / 5:54 pm

    Jennifer – the coco shines are amazing – they have a surprising amount of pigmentation and are more long-lasting than I thought they would be.Andi – the new Chanel products are amazing…I loved the new bronzer/blushes and I even tried on Mimosa nailpolish – it was so pretty (but I doubt I'd get much use out of it).

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