Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Chanel Magnolia - my favourite lipstick

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My darling sister bought me Rouge Coco in Magnolia #117 – I can’t remember why (she lurves me) and I fell in love with it straightaway. I call it my Audrey Hepburn lipstick, though sadly it’s as close as I’ll ever get to looking like her!

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Please excuse the odd, flat shape my lipsticks go into, unlike most people’s nice slanty ones.  You can see just how loved this lipstick is – and at times I have to force myself to use something else.  Sadly it’s now worn down past the pretty Chanel logo that was once embossed on the bullet.

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Magnolia is a very sweet, pretty, warm mid pink. I’ve found it quite difficult to capture the exact shade in a photograph – the bullet colour in this pic is the closest to it's true colour.

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This lipstick is extremely moisturising, which is my favourite kind of formula as it keeps my lips soft, is comfortable to wear and super easy to apply ‘blind’ if necessary. It has tiny little flecks of shimmer through it, which are invisible unless you are looking at it this close.

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This is it on me today in direct sunlight. I cropped the rest of my squinty face out! (my eyes are incredibly light sensitive).

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Close up swatch of Chanel Rouge Coco in Magnolia #117

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Not the best pic I know and the colour is a bit washed out, but I wanted to give you some idea of how it looks in context. Chanel lipsticks cost around £23 from most high street and online stores… I wouldn’t buy them every month but what girl doesn’t love the luxury of a little piece of Chanel?!

Do you have Chanel Rouge Coco in Magnolia or can you recommend any others from the range? I’d like an ever so slightly deeper pink for winter. What’s your favourite lipstick?

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