Pencil pop: Chanel's new Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur

Pencil pop: Chanel's new Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur

Colour my world

Text: Renée Batchelor

This is not your kindergarten Crayola. Meet the world's chicest lip crayon

It was only a matter of time before Chanel expanded its lipstick universe with another lip product that has fast been gaining popularity. The lip pencil — in a chubby, crayon form — is becoming a firm favourite both for its ease of application and its dense, pigmented effect on your kissers. For those who literally love colouring out of the lines and don't want to be restricted with the need for ultra-precise strokes, the Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur is a godsend.

Perfect for travel, these pencils go on ultra-vibrant with a flattering, satiny finish on your lips. Application is more than a breeze — just use it to line the lip contours and fill in, dab in on over existing lipstick to add intensity or colour your entire pout — there's no wrong way to use this crayon. In 12 shades (11 will be available here), standouts for us include the eye-catching Fuchsia and the brilliant yet understated Tangerine. The bonus? This comes in a sleek, black pencil that's a tiny, but irresistible piece of the chic fashion house.

Available from 24 August at Chanel beauty boutiques