Another collection for Spring from Chanel, Variation's main focus it on lips, though there is one nail polish, #609 Coup de Coeur (which is a pretty plummy red). The lip shades are organised in colour groups of peach/nudes, pinks and purples.
There are a few repromotes, along with
new shades and some limited editions. I found the Rouge Allures and
Rouge Allure Velvet's either too bright or too intense for my tastes so
I bought the below shades (all £24 each):
Rouge Coco #61 Cheri, creamy peach. The colour is
so pretty, it doesn't look orange and has a really soft, almost pastel
(but wearable) look to it.
Rouge Coco #62 Irrésistible, describe as frosted rosewood, for me this
is more of a shimmery pink with touch of plum (Limited Edition). I really love this
shade, it has the right level of brightness which really perks up the
complexion without looking overdone.
Rouge Coco Shine #90 Mutine, very sheer pink with a silver reflection
(Limited Edition). Whilst I love this shade I think a lot of people will find it
quite sheer so its worth testing out in store if you have pigmented lips.
The Rouge Coco formula for me is inconsistent, some are drying and apply
patchy, whereas others feel creamy and apply like a dream. Cheri is not
drying, though does accentuate any non smooth areas.
Irrésistible really has all the best attributes of a Rouge Coco, great
pigment, long wear and a creamy, moisturising feel.
Mutine has an extremely light, hydrating feel, though with a short wear time.
I am really pleased with all the shades I bought and think this
collection has such a good selection of shades that you are sure to find
at least one that you need to take home with you.
I bought these from Boots.