If I Could Only Keep One Tag/Shop My Stash

MAC Eyeshadows (What Clout, Couture Copper Dazzle Shadow Extreme, Cranberry, Swiss Chocolate), NARS Savage Blush, NARS Punta Cana Bronzer, Dior Skin Correct Concealer 4WO, Estee Lauder 4W4 Hazel, Chanel Antoinette, Laura Mercier Hydrating Primer, Sonia G Soft Cheek, Smashbox Blurring Foundation Brush, Sigma F79

I’ve wanted to do this for a while, but I always took it way too seriously and got overwhelmed 😂. I’ve been spending the last few weeks shopping my stash and getting reacquainted with a lot of my things and suddenly I felt like I could probably do it. It’s only hypothetical after all. This tag pops up ever so often, but I believe it was initially started in 2018 by Kelly Gooch on YouTube. As Kelly points out in her video, the interesting thing about doing this is that it narrows things down and not necessarily to your favorite products. If I had to just use one product every day (and of course, I want a cohesive look), it really did change the products that I initially would have picked. So let’s see what made the cut.

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Product Update: Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom Lip Colour (114 Glow)

I originally reviewed the Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom** formula back in April 2021 when it was new to the market. I won’t rehash the entire review, so if you want the nitty-gritty, you can read that by clicking here. Long story short: I still think that this is a comfortable formula with nice pigmentation and a beautiful shine but it has poor longevity and doesn’t wear away evenly.

Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom 114 Glow swatch dark skin
Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom in 114 Glow

As I mentioned in my original review, Chanel claims that the Rouge Coco Bloom** formula is long-wearing, but I just can’t agree with them. For $42.00 this should just work as promised. However, even with MAC’s prep and prime lip (which typically helps me with wear time), I only get a slightly better result.

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Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick (406 Antoinette and 436 Maggy Swatches)

Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lipstick 406 Antoinette and 436 Maggy Swatches
Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour – 436 Maggy

Chanel claims this lipstick is hydrating, full coverage, and lightweight. In my opinion, they hit the mark on two of those three claims.

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Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom (114 Glow Swatch and Review)

Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom 114 Glow Swatch on medium dark skin

The new Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom** is a comfortable formula with a beautiful shine. It applies smoothly and the pigmentation is great for such a balmy feeling product. While there is no tingling feeling, the formula does seem to be slightly plumping. Unfortunately, it has no longevity and on me, it doesn’t wear away evenly.

Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom 114 Glow swatch medium dark skin
Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom in 114 Glow

It only takes about an hour and a half to two hours to need a touch up. As it wears down, the color that is left behind is more muted and the shine is gone. Obviously, that change can be expected, but it happens a little faster than I’d prefer. I was eating, drinking, and talking while trying this out, so I guess if you somehow manage not to do any of that, you will have better staying power. So after about an hour or two (depending on eating and drinking), it was worn off at the center of my lips and it had sunk into my lip lines. The way it wore off meant that the only choice was to reapply. I will say that it was easy to apply on top of itself, I didn’t need to clean off my lips and start fresh.

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