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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Chanel Rendez-Vous Rouge Coco Shine, Fall 2013 Superstition Collection, Swatches and Review


Fall is my favorite time of the year. No, it's not just because my birthday is in fall. It's due to many things--like the smell of burning leaves, the cool breezes, the start of the holiday season. But most of all, I love fall makeup collections. I got super excited for Chanel's Fall 2013 Superstition Collection when I first saw promo pictures a few months ago. Ever since--I started counting down. Who knew--that for me, fall would come early.

With six different lipsticks to choose from--narrowing it down to just one (for now) was insanely hard.  Seeing CharlestonGirl's review and swatches of four of the shades, made it a lot easier. I opted not to get either of the two I had been mulling over--for fear that they would be too sheer. Instead I picked up Rendez-Vous.


Chanel Rendez-Vous 87 Rouge Coco Shine Superstition Fall 2013 in indoor lighting
Chanel Rendez-Vous Rouge Coco Shine Superstition Fall 2013 in indoor lighting


Chanel Rendez-Vous 87 Rouge Coco Shine Superstition Fall 2013 in indoor lighting
Chanel Rendez-Vous 87 Rouge Coco Shine Superstition Fall 2013 in indoor lighting

Rendez-Vous 87 Rouge Coco Shine ($34 for 0.1oz/3g) is described as an "intense blue pink."


Chanel Rendez-Vous 87 Rouge Coco Shine Swatch in indoor lighting
Chanel Rendez-Vous Rouge Coco Shine Swatch in indoor lighting

Rendez-Vous is a medium rosy pink crème, with a slight blue undertone. I wasn't sure how this would look on me when I got it, much less when I ordered it, but I was happily surprised. It has excellent color payoff. It's bright--but not neon bright. When worn, the warmth in my lips tones down the pink just a touch--making it absolutely perfect. Even my fiancée likes it. I put it on and he said "That's pretty, what is that?" Usually I get "that's nice" or "that's okay". So, for him to say that Rendez-Vous is pretty--means that this baby is a winner.


Chanel Rendez-Vous 87 Rouge Coco Shine (top)/Tom Ford Quiver (bottom) Swatches in indoor lighting
Chanel Rendez-Vous Rouge Coco Shine (top)/Tom Ford Quiver (bottom) Swatches in indoor lighting

I pulled out Tom Ford's Quiver for a quick comparison. They are fairly close in color, though Quiver is a bit lighter and has subtle golden shimmer, while Rendez-Vous is pure shine. The formula on these is similar however, being that they are both sheer, hydrating lipsticks. Tom Ford's Ravenous would probably be closer to Rendez-Vous--but alas, I don't have that.

Bottom line, I LOVE Rendez-Vous. I didn't think I would--I thought it would be too intense for me, but it's not. It sheers out perfectly. It's a "my lips but better shade--in a kiss of pink"--if that makes any sense. I'm already thinking about ordering another one--and it's not even a Limited Edition. That's how good this one is. Even if it reminds me more of Spring more than Fall--I'll happily wear it year round.

Rendez-Vous is available at Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom. Chanel Superstition has already started arriving at local counters as well.

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