6.06.2012

How To: Inspired by Chanel's Rouge Coco Ad

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Chanel Rouge Coco

The moment I saw this ad, I ripped it out of the magazine, and immediately had to recreate it. It's a quick, simple, and pretty look. It's also great for those of you who rarely wear or don't want to wear a lot of makeup. I used all drugstore products to replicate the look, but I believe Ms. Agren is wearing Chanel Rouge Coco in Candeur ($32.50). It takes around 5 minutes to do--seriously! Here's how to do it:


H O W  T O:
  • Start off by applying concealer & foundation to a clean face. I used Physician's Formula Youthful Wear because it gives a smooth surface, similar to the inspiration photo. I also used a light shade to look similar to the ad, but when I wear this look out, I wear a shade that matches my tan.
  • To further enhance a smooth visage, I brushed on the ELF HD Powder. It comes with a puff, but I used a huge powder brush to apply.
  • For the peachy pink cheeks, I dabbed Hard Candy Cheek Tint and rubbed it in. Feel free to use the lipstick of your choosing as the blush. I was on a cosmetics shopping ban when I wrote this, and was trying to use up my stuff!

  • It appears as if she's wearing eyeliner in the picture, so I used a gel/cream liner and smudged with a brush. Use a makeup cotton tip applicator if no brush.

  • Apply a couple of coats of mascara. I used the Maybelline Mega Plush Volume Express, but any volumizing mascara will do. I can do a review on this mascara, if interested.

  •  Finish up with a lipstick or gloss that matches the Chanel photo. I used ELF Hypershine Gloss, which is similar to Stila's Lip Glaze, but is only $1.

No, that's not a mug shot! 
That's my best Serious Model Face, 
and another reason why I try to avoid posting pics of myself.


I know what you're thinking...TWINS!
But seriously, the colors are the same in person.
Try it out & send me pics!






PS: Today would've been my Sugar's 96th birthday. She passed away in January & I miss her so much. Just keep me in your thoughts today. She would've loved the pink makeup!

30 comments:

  1. This look is absolutely perfect for summer. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I love that coral lip! I recently bought a darker orange/coral lip stick. it's revlon's siren & it is amazing! if you like that trend i recommend checking it out! I wanna re-crate this look using siren. you did a fab job btw (:

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  4. i love love love this look! you look so pretty! :D

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  5. I must say that I tried this at home and I didn't turn out as pretty. I may have to switch to Maybelline.

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  6. i've always loved the simplistic look; that's what i usually do every day (only because i'm too lazy to spend too much time on my face/makeup).

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  7. You totally nailed the look! I need to go out and buy that shade of lipstick...like yesterday!

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  8. Love the look, though my skin tone being a very Indian one, can't possibly play with these colors. But yes, great basic technique...

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  9. Nice job with the makeup! I like it! Perfect for June!

    Happy Birthday to your dear Sugar. Sorry for your loss!

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  10. Love the lip color especially, very pretty.

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  11. This is just the kind of look I love for summer--rosy cheeks and peach lips. Gorgeous!

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  12. so pretty, I love how you did the eyes (I like yours better than the ad's). Fantastic!

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  13. This looks sooooo good on you!!! I want that gloss now:)

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  14. Such a gorgeous face, lady!

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  15. Thank you for sweet words on my blog:) I can recommend chanel lumiere foundation..ITS THE BEST of all(and belive me Ive tried all:)
    chanel rocks my world on a bad faceday.


    LOVE M

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  16. Totally twins! You look great!

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  17. Such a great tutorial! You look just like the photo. Keeping you in my thoughts!

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  18. It's amazing!!! You even look better than she does. Fresher and more gorgeous. And I like your serious model face :) Just beautiful!

    And I'm definitely keeping you in my thoughts today. Nice that you posted the beautiful makeup for her. xoxo

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  19. You did such a great job with this look.

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  20. You are in my thoughts today. And this look is totally for me - the nonmakeup wearer

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  21. You did a great job recreating the look. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. So simple and super cute!! Perfect :)

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  23. Hi Elle, I love your last two posts. When I get out of the hospital I will try this look, I think it is so perfect for summer.

    With regard to your last post...I have been using those "bun cheaters" for years!!! I love them. They work so well. And I also just discovered smaller ones that are perfect for my daughters that are younger and have less hair. I hope the ladies will try this because they can make for a messy bun look or a more refined Audrey Hepburn bun look. Love it, take good care,

    Shauna. Xoxoxoxoxoxo

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