Pen pal: Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo

Pen pal: Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo

Read my lips

Text: Renée Batchelor

With the new ultra-slim Rouge Coco Stylo and long-wearing Le Duo Vernis Longue Tenue, Chanel has created two new beauty staples

When it comes to the perfect lipstick, there's so much that the modern woman desires and demands. Besides a chic and fresh colour, she's also looking for a comfortable texture that actually cares for lips. The new Rouge Coco Stylo is the ultimate multi-tasker. In one sleek pen, this boasts the colour of a lipstick, the shine of a gloss and the comfort and lip-loving properties of a balm. The non-retractable lipstick is easy to use — you literally can apply it in one swipe — and is convenient to travel with, fitting in the slimmest of purses and clutches.

And because there's no rule that says beauty lovers can't be bookworms, we can't help but be enchanted by the names of each lipstick shade. In eight colours that range from tender pink to deep purple, each lippie has a name related to the art of writing. Try Script, a subtle nude, or Article, a luminous coral, on for size.

Le Vernis and Le Gel Coat

And because lips and (nail) tips go hand in hand, the brand reinvigorates and reformulates its Le Vernis nail line with 11 new shades — while keeping classics like Ballerina and Rouge Noir — for a total nail lacquer wardrobe of 15 shades. Trust Chanel to set the trend for chic and simple nail polishes... tacky nail art be damned. We especially love Gitane — a bright poppy orange and the elegant and super-current Garçonne, a daring, green-tinged grey. Worried that your regular polish will chip before the week is over? Fret not as Chanel also has a new Le Gel Coat meant to be paired with the new formula lacquers, that promises lasting colour for up to six days. Pssst... the experts at the Bastien Gonzalez Mani.Pedi Studio told us that you shouldn't be keeping your nail polish on for too long anyway.

From March. At Chanel counters and stores