Designer Makeup LookAlike: CHANEL

CHANEL Rouge Coco Ad MademoiselleQui qu'a vu

I've been obsessing over this lipstick for months. So much that during my last trip to Macy's I couldn't resist the urge any longer and asked the lady at the CHANEL cosmetics counter if I could try Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour in Mademoiselle.

Although the shade looks slightly different on me than it does on the picture (even though the model and I have basically the same skin, hair and eye color), I absolutely loved it and was ready to make a purchase. Unfortunately for my whims and fortunately for my wallet, they were sold out!

Given that I was recently, let's say, "let go of my day job for financial and corporate restructuring reasons" and this lipstick goes for $30, I was determined to find a more affordable option CHANEL's latest moisturizing lipstick shade.

Let's face it, although I often splurge on CHANEL makeup, at this point in my life life $30 translates to a week's worth of groceries, gas money, or money to pay those two parking meter violations I've gotten while interviewing for new jobs over the past two months.

I think Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel would have done the same...

So off I went to my neighborhood's drugstore where I looked through various brands and shades of lipstick until I found two choices that matched the hydrating and color qualities of CHANEL's Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour in Mademoiselle.

Et voilà...

L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipcolour in Tender Pink

Revlon Colorburst in Soft Rose
Revlon Colorburst in Soft Rose, approx. $8.99 at drugstores

Try them out and let me know what you think!

Happy Shopping :)


  1. I just watched the teleplay about Coco (Gabrielle) Chanel! Wow! What an inspiring story. What an elegant film. I love Chanel fragrances and wear them everyday!

  2. Very inspiring, indeed! Shows you how much she struggled in life and how talented people can make it big regardless of how humble their roots are.

  3. I just try to choice some really nice Black chain strap bag or top design Black Leather Boston bag with me, but not something like this!