Chanel Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur Jumbo Longwear Lip Crayons

January 13, 2017

Chanel Le Rouge Crayon de Couler Review via The Beauty Look Book

This spring beauty season seems to the season for the lips. There are a quite a few new formulas launching in lipstick, balms, crayons and liquid lipsticks and as the ultimate lip junkie I can’t help but feel super excited. Today I have a review of the Chanel Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur Jumbo Longwear Lip Crayons ($37 each) to share and thanks to the Chanel team I have all eleven shades swatched for you. Right now they are exclusive to but should be launching at counters and stores soon.

The Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur is a twist up lipstick in chubby stick form with a satiny smooth finish. They have a glossy shine much like the Rouge Coco Shines and Rouge Coco Stylos, but with a creamier texture. Most of the colors offer medium-full coverage with a few swipes. They glide on easily and have a nourishing feel. If you remember many years ago Chanel had a lovely lipliner called Le Crayon Gloss. They came in a traditional skinny lip pencil format but had this amazing glossy formula. The new Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur reminds me a little of those in the sense that these pencils have a lovely natural shine. I love sheer glossy lipsticks but often wish most had a bit more pigment with the same texture. I almost feel like these Jumbo Longwear Lip Crayons were made for me because it’s almost everything I could want in a lipstick. There’s no detectable scent. In terms of lasting power they stay put a long time and don’t slide off or fade quickly. However due to the glossy emollient nature of these you will see color transfer to cups if you drink anything.

The colors are just perfect:

Chanel Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur Review via The Beauty Look Book

First a look at other Chanel lip products for scale: Rouge Allure, Rouge Coco Stylo (all shades swatched here) and Rouge Coco Shine in Boy:

Chanel Rouge Allure, Rouge Coco Stylo, Le Rouge Crayon, Rouge Coco Shine

The 11 colors shown below with descriptions:

  • Nude No. 1 is a nude beige with medium coverage
  • Rose Violine No. 2 is a perfect soft beige rose cream with full coverage
  • Rose Clair No. 3 is a shimmery cool light rose pink with medium-full coverage
  • Rouge Corail No. 4 is a orangey red with full coverage
  • Rouge No. 5 is a classic red with full coverage
  • Framboise No. 6 is a strawberry pink red with full coverage
  • Fuschia No. 7 is a hot cool pink with full coverage
  • Cassis No. 8 is a deep plum, due to the contrast with my lip tone I found this one a bit patchy
  • Beige Rose No. 9 is a light beige pink with medium coverage
  • Tangerine No. 11 is a hot orange with full coverage
  • Carmin No. 12 is a deep red

Chanel Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur Review and Swatches via The Beauty Look Book Chanel Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur Review and Swatches via The Beauty Look Book

Another photo for scale, they are on the short side compared to the regular Chanel lip liners. On the nails is Chanel Camelia Le Vernis.

Chanel Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur Review via The Beauty Look Book

Individual lip swatches on bare lips, for skintone reference I’m wearing Anastasia Beverly Hills Foundation Stick in Warm Natural.

Chanel Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur Nude

Chanel Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur Rose Violine

Chanel Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur Rose Clair

Chanel Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur Rouge Corail

Chanel Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur Rouge

Chanel Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur Framboise

Chanel Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur Fuschia

Chanel Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur Cassis

Chanel Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur Beige Rose

Chanel Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur Tangerine

Chanel Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur Carmin

Swatches all side by side:

Chanel Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur Swatches

Chanel Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur Review

Bottom line: right up my alley. I do think they are on the pricey side given the small size. At this time I don’t have the exact product weight as the pencils arrived as press samples without boxes. That being said I love all the colors. Cassis is the only one that I had issues with – it can be fixed with a lip liner as a base to help smooth out the color. It applies well but on me went on slightly patchy – not a deal breaker as it wears beautifully. By comparison the other colors apply flawlessly. Nude and Beige Rose are the sheerest out of the bunch but still offer full coverage with a bit more swiping back and forth. As I just received them and did swatches as quickly as I could I can’t report on whether or not they offer long lasting moisture. However they do have a nice emollient feel and my lips have experienced no peeling or drying even with all the swatching and wiping. If you like a glossy lip with pigment I think you’ll really like these. They are pricey but the formula is excellent and I’m in love with every single color.

You can find the Chanel Le Rouge Crayon de Couleurs online now at Right now Tangerine and Carmin are listed as limited-edition colors.

Jumbo Crayons provided courtesy of Chanel for review. Camelia Le Vernis featured was also a press sample from last year. All other items featured from my own collection.




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  • Melissa January 13, 2017 at 1:33 am

    Oh my goodness they are gorgeous. They look beautiful on you!

    • Sabrina January 15, 2017 at 10:12 pm

      Thanks Melissa!

  • Ana Samuel January 13, 2017 at 3:20 am

    Lovely review and pictures (as always). Thank you!

    • Sabrina January 15, 2017 at 10:12 pm

      Thank you Ana, did you pick up any of the colors?

  • Lori Jenkins January 13, 2017 at 4:28 am

    Goodness. I wanted to be strong, but it appears I need at least one πŸ™‚ Leaning towards Rose Violine or Rose Clair. For the price I want a shade I’ll wear often. Sabrina, lovely review as always!

    • Sabrina January 15, 2017 at 10:12 pm

      Hi Lori! I feel your pain! I think either one on your list would be gorgeous on you πŸ™‚

  • Frances January 13, 2017 at 5:46 am

    Oh my goodness, I wasn’t keen on the crayon style at the beginning of this post but by the end you had me SOLD. I can’t wait to try these – think I’m going to pick up Rose Clair first – eeek!! Xx

    • Sabrina January 15, 2017 at 10:13 pm

      Thanks Frances! Hope you love Rose Clair as much as I do!

  • lilah January 13, 2017 at 6:08 am

    Wow. The carmin in particular looks amazing on you.

    • Sabrina January 15, 2017 at 10:13 pm

      Thank you Lilah πŸ™‚

  • sherri January 13, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Can you compare these to the Stylo lipcolors? I have found that the stylo colors are too glossy and slide off my lips within one hour. These are described as creamy but it sounds like they may be longer lasting. How does Rose Violine compare to the Lettre color in the stylo formula? Thank you Thanks for the review also

    • Sabrina January 15, 2017 at 10:14 pm

      Hi Sherri – the Crayons are more pigmented than the Rouge Coco Stylos. However if you didn’t like the glossy formula of the Rouge Coco Stylos I fear these Jumbo Pencils will also be too emollient for your taste. You may want to check out the Hourglass GIRL Lip Pencils though! I will have swatches in the next week – in the meantime several other bloggers have posted reviews and swatches. The line has some gorgeous wearable colors but without as much of a sheen as the Chanels do. HTH!

  • Tatiana January 13, 2017 at 8:52 am

    Thank you for swatching all the colors! These look lovely on you! Can’t wait to try them.

    • Sabrina January 15, 2017 at 10:15 pm

      Thank you Tatiana πŸ™‚

  • Sondra January 13, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Oh. My. Gosh. I died. I love all of these. My wallet is definitely going to take a hit. I need to try them on first & then hopefully I can narrow it down. But dang! They are lovely. Thank you Sabrina!!!! Can’t wait to compare these to the Hourglass ones.

    • Sabrina January 15, 2017 at 10:15 pm

      Hi Sondra, I can’t wait to compare these to the Hourglass line too! But yes I agree all the colors are lovely!

  • Denise January 13, 2017 at 10:11 am

    The Rouge Corail is such an unusual and complimentary color on you. I love all blue-based lippies, and my eyes immediately lit up looking at Framboise and Fuschia.

    • Sabrina January 15, 2017 at 10:15 pm

      Thanks Denise!

  • Allie January 13, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Thank you for such an awesome review! I want them all now, lol. How do these compare to MAC Patent Polishes? Love your blog so much!

    • Sabrina January 15, 2017 at 10:17 pm

      Hi Allie, I’ve only tried a few of the MAC Patent Polishes. These Chanel Crayons are significantly more pigmented. HTH!

  • bisbee January 13, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    I was waiting for your review and swatches…clicked through to and Rose Violine is on its way to me! Thanks!

    • Sabrina January 15, 2017 at 10:17 pm


  • Eileen January 13, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    What a lovely spectrum of color! As always, your layouts make everything look so inviting. And, although I find the crayon format rather gimmicky, I love the sophisticated colors and glossy finish of these Chanel beauties. I’ve been looking forward to these and am so happy that Chanel didn’t do anything “cutesie” like trying to imitate Crayolas (Clinique). I’m 73 for heavens sake and the days of pulling a crayon out of my purse are long gone. LOL

    • Sabrina January 15, 2017 at 10:17 pm

      Hi Eileen this made me LOL!!!!!

  • Michele January 13, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Other than Beige Rose those colors don’t look well with olive skin.

  • Erin January 13, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    Wow these are all gorgeous! Especially loving Rose Clair, Beige Rose and Framboise.

    • Sabrina January 15, 2017 at 10:17 pm

      Thanks Erin πŸ™‚

  • Tanja January 13, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Oh, I cannot wait to try these. Framboise, Rose Violin and Rose Claire look beautiful. Thank you for your great review.

  • MizzJ January 13, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    These are just gorgeous even the nudes!

  • gail January 13, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Rose Violin looks like my color.

  • Jill January 14, 2017 at 3:10 am

    Beautiful colours! Thank you for sharing this post πŸ™‚

  • Linda Wilcox January 14, 2017 at 5:56 am

    OMG these look gorgeous can’t wait to try .I’m a chanel fanatic ha ha if only I could afford a chanel bag and jacket!! Definitely going to try.The colours look fab.

  • Gail January 14, 2017 at 9:53 am

    I LOVE all of these colors so much. I have Nude, Rose Clair and Beige Rose already and Framboise and Rose Violine are on the way. So far my favorite is Rose Clair. Thanks for the beautiful swatches.

    • BeautyLookBook January 20, 2017 at 8:49 am

      You’re welcome Gail! Hope you love them as much as I do!

  • Erin January 14, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Quite a few lovely shades! I have heard mixed reviews though. I’ll have to test them when they come on counter.

    • BeautyLookBook January 20, 2017 at 8:49 am

      Yes, if you can try before you buy that’s the way to go πŸ™‚

  • Gail January 14, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Dumb question: Can they somehow be twisted (I don’t see where) to expose more product as you use it up or does merely replacing the cap do something?

    • Eileen January 15, 2017 at 9:50 am

      Hi Gail,

      If you zoom in on the picture of the case and look at the end of the black casing a bit before the black meets the band of color, you can see that the case is actually in two pieces. I assume that means (like all the other crayons on the market) that the lipstick is twist up.

      • Gail January 15, 2017 at 10:51 am

        Thanks for giving me the courage to twist harder Eileen. I played around with mine for quite awhile before posting and wasn’t able to twist anything. I just got mine to finally work but it did make a cracking noise, so they are pretty tightly wound, lol.

    • BeautyLookBook January 20, 2017 at 8:49 am

      Sorry Gail – I didn’t see this as I was using a different dashboard to moderate and it looks like I missed a lot. Thanks Eileen for chiming in! xoxo

  • Fei January 14, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Thank you so much, Sabrina, for the gorgeous pictures and swatches! I ended up getting nude, rose violine, rouge, framboise, and carmin. Your help was instrumental in my selection! I love the lip pencil look and these remind me of a higher end version of the pencils NARS did.

    • BeautyLookBook January 20, 2017 at 8:49 am

      Hi Fei – so glad this helped πŸ™‚

  • Ellese January 14, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    These are stunning on you! Xo, Ellese


  • Arianne January 15, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    I like the look of all of them, but I especially love the neutral / nude ones. I think they are super flattering unlike the Burberry lipsticks you posted previously.

    • BeautyLookBook January 20, 2017 at 8:50 am

      Thanks Arianne! I think the colors are so so good!

  • Lola D January 19, 2017 at 1:04 am

    The Chanel Lip Crayons are amazing. Can’t wait for the upcoming launch of gloss this year!

  • Tara Daniella January 19, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    I find crayons are perfect for popping in your handbag and using on the go, Nude & Beige Rose look like my go to shades so I can’t wait for these to hit counters!

  • Monica January 29, 2017 at 2:48 am

    Ooh! I am a sucker for Chanel lip products and I am definitely going to buy Nude!! Lovely photos πŸ™‚

  • nawi January 31, 2017 at 11:22 am

    There is only 1,2 grams in this product. And how are you supposed to sharpen these?? So I might have to skip these as beautiful as they look.

    • BeautyLookBook January 31, 2017 at 11:53 am

      They’re twist up, not sharpening pencils!

      • nawi February 3, 2017 at 1:19 pm

        But they will get blunt won’t they? And what then? A few years ago Dior had jumbo eyeliners like this that you could not sharp after it got bunt I through it out.

  • Rita Cruz February 3, 2017 at 6:42 am

    Chanel <3 Fuchsia <3 thanks for the swatches and product description. great job

  • Redsilas77 February 5, 2017 at 8:24 am

    These finally came to our small town department store last week. I ended up by No.5, the true red. Every other color came out mega pink on me. Very very happy with the color and the product so far.