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Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo ten-second lipsticks – plus new, longer-lasting nail colours

Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo lipstick - a hybrid of lipstick, balm and gloss.

Just when I thought Chanel’s moisturising lippies couldn’t get any better, they do this. Enter Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo (£26), a chic little black bullet that offers colour, shine and lip care all in one lipstick. These are the slimmest, sexiest lipsticks around, and of course the cap closes with an expensive click. But how do they perform?

Well they’re super soft and creamy so a little goes a long way. I’ve been wearing Article (204, all the names are writing-related), a sweet pinky-coral with just enough shine to add radiance without being full-on glossy. When the colour fades (which it will), you’re left with a comfortable moisturised stain. Where these excel is in the quick, slick application. For glamour, nothing beats a classic, slightly chubby lipstick like Rouge Coco Shine, but for on the go convenience, these are total winners. You don’t need much; one pass is enough and you don’t have to twist up too much, because these are quite fragile.

Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo lipsticks are a mix of lipstick, balm and gloss

Pictured above from my samples are Script (218, a 90s caramel Kardashian-esque nude), and Conte (a delicate pale pink). I also have Recit, which is a deep purple and Roman, a darker fuchsia pink. The shades are so good, as Chanel’s generally are; even the boldest shades are wearable classics.

To match the lipsticks, I’ve been testing the newly formulated Chanel Le Vernis nail colours (£18). These have a new ceramide-enriched formulation (for better nail care) and deliver a more even finish. There’s also a new gel top coat (Le Gel Coat longwear top coat, £18) to add extreme shine and a 6-day hold minus the UV lamp. I rarely have a problem with Chanel polishes but if you find they chip easily then this might be the remedy.

Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo lipstick and Chanel Le Vernis new formula nail colour
hanel Le Vernis new formula nail colour

There are 15 new shades, plus four reformulated cult shades – Pirate (08, everyone’s favourite red), Ballerina (167, a classic pale pink), Rouge Noir (18, needs no explanation) and Particulière (505, the cult nude). From the 15 new shades, I’ve got Shantung (508 a deep raspberry red), Garçonne (520, grey with a hint of green) and Organdi (504, my current obsession – a milky nude) pictured above and below. Buy them at Chanel.com.

ABOVE AND BELOW, LEFT TO RIGHT: GARÇONNE, SHANTUNG AND ORGANDI
Chanel Le Vernis new formula nail colour
Chanel Le Vernis new formula

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This Works Deep Sleep Bath Oil

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I had no idea the editor of Self Service is a Scot. Claire Thomson Jonville’s definitely absorbed the Parisian cool-girl look of don’t-care hair, denim and great shoes. Head over to Into The Gloss for the full breakdown (not to mention the beauty product porn)…

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Long read: Why festivals are a gift to the beauty industry

Afro Punk festival. Photo by Driely S
As Coachella mania threatens to invade all your social feeds, get ready for a gazillion guides to festival dressing, best dressed galleries and hair how-tos (heads-up: it’s still all about the braids). And just because you don’t ‘do’ festivals, don’t think you can ignore them. Festivals and fashion are all part of the commercial entertainment system. Much as I’d like to think it’s all about the music, it’s not, these days it’s an all encompassing ‘experience’. If you work in fashion media, design or marketing, the festival season is becoming as crucial as Christmas for opportunities to engage audiences and sell lots of lovely product promote your brand.

While we all know how effective festival coverage is for selling Hunter wellies, fringed ponchos and hair crowns, there’s another big opportunity that shouldn’t be overlooked. And the time to get involved is sooner than you think. Enter the festival beauty opportunity – here are five takaways on why festivals are a gift to the beauty industry… (more…)