The Avant-Première collection launched last week in the UK, I think the collection is not yet released in all countries (for example I think it hits America in May). The collection which is inspired by movie icons, consists of 6 Rouge Coco lipsticks, 4 Les Vernis and 8 Rouge Coco Shines. What interested me the most was the Coco Shines as they are meant to contain 30% more pigment than the original version.
On swatching all the shades in the store the change in pigment was
clear, though I do wonder that given the slip of the formula, if the darker
shades would run.
I played safe and bought the second lightest shade, #78
Interlude (£24). Its a creamy peach/coral shade.
Swatched below L-R: By Terry Rouge Terrybly Love Me Tender, Chanel Interlude,Tom Ford lip colour shine Frolic.
Formula wise, there is
a slight difference; it is not quite as lightweight as the original
formula and I find it a tad less hydrating (its prone to highlighting
dry area, but that may just be this shade). In terms of finish it still
has the same glossy/shine finish of the original version, but the
pigment is noticeable higher.
Looking at the collection as a whole, whilst I think that there is a good
spectrum of flattering colours, I felt like I'd seen it all before and
would be hard pushed to name a shade that looked
like a stand out.
I bought this from Boots