Leave it to CHANEL’s Global Creative Makeup and Color Designer Lucia Pica to create the ultimate lipstick. Since being named to the position, she has not only distinguished herself as the queen of color, but also a master at creating luxurious products that are effortless and elegant. ROUGE COCO FLASH, a recent beauty release for the House and created under her direction, is the embodiment of the CHANEL woman that Pica has come to create for. With the ability to be both bold and subtle, sultry and sweet, the colors that make up the ROUGE COCO FLASH lipsticks are varied and vibrant. With 27 different shades in the family of nude, orange, rosewood, pink, fuchsia, plum, red, and near black, there is a tone for virtually anyone and any mood that might strike. There are also three companion top coats that allow you to either light up, warm up, or deepen a tone. Pictured here are Boy, a subtle and soft rosewood, Jour, a bolder rosewood, Chicness, the ultimate universal nude, émotion, a reddish blushing pink, and Furtive, an intense and luminous pink.
As with all CHANEL beauty items, ROUGE COCO FLASH is expertly formulated. Packed with some serious hydration properties thanks to being infused with their Hydraboost complex, composed with nourishing oils like jojoba, mimosa, and sunflower, these lipsticks actually nourish your lips. However, even with their highly moisturizing formula, they’re still incredibly light-weight and apply with a silky-smooth finish. And speaking of application, I’m going to go out on a limb and say these lipsticks are virtually idiot proof in their application. I find myself applying them with the easiest swipe across the lips, frequently without the aid of a mirror. As a woman herself, and one who seems to possess that effortless elegance so beloved by other women, Lucia Pica seems to design with actual women in mind. Women who want to embrace and enhance their beauty and not be encumbered by someone else’s ideas of perfection or precision.