Chanel Holiday 2010 Rouge Cocos: Magnolia & Patchouli

December 6, 2010

I featured most of Chanel’s Holiday 2010 Collection back in October, but neglected to review the 2 new Rouge Cocos in Magnolia 117 (pink) and Patchouli 107 (brownish-peach-nude). Here they are swatched and reviewed.

Magnolia is a light pink with subtle gold sparkles, but it’s mostly a non-shimmer lipstick. On me it runs on the slightly cool side. It works best of me when worn with a light touch. I think I like this on lighter skintones. It’s hard to capture with the camera – but on me it looks a bit fake like a powder pink.

Patchouli is a natural peachy brownish nude shimmer. If you’re familiar with Perle, Patchouli is similar in texture and finish with the shimmer factor and is more peach brown where Perle is more pink. I love this one.

Compared to a few other Rouge Cocos, l to r: Rose Dentelle, Magnolia, Patchouli, Perle and Rose Comete

One last view of the 2 holiday shades:

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  • Magnolia looks good on you! When I went to my counter I felt it was too shimmery. Now I'm starting to think maybe it was just their tester because all the swatches I see online look so pretty.

  • Anne W

    I love the Patchouli and Perle. No Chanel counter in my immediate area and so difficult to choose colors based on their website's swatches. Thanks for posting!

  • Eileen

    Magnolia has become a constant for many of my daytime looks. Worn alone, it is a sheer, universal pink that will easily flatter both cool and warm fair complexions. It is quite a chameleon, though, and changes in tone and intensity when paired with different glossimers like Star, Charming, Pink Pulsion, Pink Dilemma, and Mica. In short, it serves as the perfect base coat for a wide range of glosses.

    I concur with you, Sabrina, that Magnolia is better suited to those of us with fair to light/medium complexions. Patchouli, on the other hand, is gorgeous on you, but on me–meh!

    Elise, Magnolia doesn't have any overt sparkle and only a slight shimmer–just enough to reflect some light. I think the shimmer you were getting at the counter was from cross-contamination from the various glosses. Adding a gloss really ups the sparkle effect. πŸ™‚

  • They're both beautiful on you but wow… Magnolia looks like exactly what I've been looking for lately! I'm gonna have to stop by a counter soon… πŸ˜€

  • gyc

    i love both shades, they are both gorgeous, however, patchouli seems more wearable for daily use.

  • great review oh la la i'm really loving the rose dentelle. i'm a sucker for blue-toned pinks. would you say that's pretty true to color? thanks for sharing xo

  • I love patchouli, i did not buy it yet…umm is it gone already? would Perle make it? I tried magnolia…same problem as you.
    We have similar skin tones (and taste), everything I bought with that in mind was a winner!
    thanks for the post.

  • Anonymous

    How do you think Patcholuli compares to Bois Des Iles (#33) – it looks so similar – I love Bois Des Iles & I think alot of people overlook it.

    Have you tried it? Think it would look gorgeous on you.

  • Magnolia looks great on you…

  • Connie

    I think Patchouli looks lovely on you! When I swatched it in store, I passed without trying it on (I think it was because of the shimmer.. Do you find it overly shimmery?

  • Originally, I did not purchase Magnolia because I had the exact same problem with it as you – it pulls a little cool. However, with a coat of Pink Pulsion on top it looks glorious! Also, this may sound strange, but you have lovely full lips! =D.