Elegant Roses – Coffret D’Or Full Styling Rouge RS-241 & RS-242

by PJ on Tuesday, April 8, 2008

in -Coffret d'Or, -Kanebo, 2008 Spring, makeup, makeup - lip color, stash focus

(Coffret D’Or Full Styling Rouge Color
in RS-242 (left) and RS-241 (right))

Coffret D’Or has been growing on me more and more, and today I bring you two lipsticks from their launch collection.

Coffret D’Or currently has two ranges of lipsticks. Full Styling Rouge Glow is a range of sheer lipsticks with a glossy shine, while Full Styling Rouge Color features more pigmented lipsticks with a natural watery sheen.

(Coffret D’Or Full Styling Rouge Glow,
packaged in glossy and reflective cases)
(image from www.kanebo-cosmetics.jp/coffretdor)

(Coffret D’Or Full Styling Rouge Color,
packaged in textured matte cases)
(image from www.kanebo-cosmetics.jp/coffretdor)

(RS-242 (left) and RS-241 (right))

RS-241 and RS-242 are from the Color range. They are well-pigmented and have a beautiful natural sheen. There is very fine shimmer in both shades, and it doesn’t look obvious when worn. Both stay on well and are fairly non-drying. (But I always wear a lip balm before I wear any lipstick or lip gloss.) Like most lipsticks from Japanese brands, they are scentless (which I like).

RS-241 is a soft and feminine rose petal shade. It is the shade used on Nakatani Miki, one of the five brand ambassadors for Coffret D’Or (and one of my two favorites of the five, along with Tokiwa Takako). (Below, Nakatani Miki is also wearing 3D Lighting Eyes in 04 Purple Variation.)

(Nakatani Miki for Coffret D’Or )
(image from www.kanebo-cosmetics.jp)

RS-242 is a much deeper rose shade that looks slightly more vibrant and a tad warmer when worn. This more dramatic shade is great for an evening look.

In many Japanese beauty brands (particularly major ones like Shiseido, Kao, Kanebo, and Kosé), lipsticks are named according to various color families (PK (pink), RD (red), OR (orange/peach), RS (rose/cool pink), BE (beige), and BR (brown)). When I started buying makeup, I often bought PK shades. But, later on, I began to pay more attention to RS shades and the more muted and rosier PK shades.

Even though I slightly prefer the lighter RS-241, my favorite way to wear them is to gently dab the darker RS-242 onto my lips and then softly glaze RS-241 on top. The mixture of the two gives me the kind of rose coloration I like. (The Full Styling Rouge Color lipsticks seem to be more pigmented than most lipsticks I have, and I try to be light-handed with them.)

Overall these two shades will suit people who love lipsticks in rose tones and enjoy pigmented lip colors with a natural sheen and very subtle shimmer. They will give you a sophisticated and feminine look.

(One of my friends kindly gave these two lipsticks to me, so I was able to enjoy them. (I know you are reading this, and thank you very much!))

Related Posts:

Lavshuca Jewelry Lips
(another two great lip shades,
slightly less pigmented than the two reviewed above)

Coffret D’Or 3D Lighting Eyes in 04
(one of my favorite items for spring 2008)

Coffret D’Or Beauty Lasting Pack UV
(a great powder foundation for the warmer months)

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

wen Thursday, April 10, 2008

hi ~~
i found ur blog thru muse’s =D

i was watching a taiwan beauty programme a few mths back, and they were introducing these lipsticks.

they were saying that these are really well pigmented, in that when u apply, it’ll cover ur original lip colour, and look very natural.

are their claims true?
cos im looking for a well-pigmented lippie,
as my lips are horrible =((
they have two colours!
and my lips are really dark. almost purplish.

thanks in advance!
-wen =)


PJ Friday, April 11, 2008

Hi Wen,

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your comment!

I think their claims are more or less true. Even though the Full Styling Rouge Color lipsticks are not as pigmented as some of those from MAC or Dior, they are still quite well-pigmented.

I don’t think they are opaque enough to cover all the original lip color, but I would say they cover around 80-90% of the lip color.

I agree that the effect is very natural. Also, for me, when they do start to fade towards the end of the day (if I don’t re-apply), the pigment doesn’t go badly streaky or patchy. (This is particularly important if you choose to wear a lipstick that is lighter than your lip color.)

By the way, if you look very closely, most people have more than one tone of color on their lips, so you are certainly not the only one. Don’t worry too much! :)

I think you can probably give this range of lipsticks a try and see what you think. (Remember it is the Color range, not the Glow range.) Do let me know what you think if you get to try them. :)

Thank you again for stopping by my blog, and hope to hear from you again! :)


wen Wednesday, April 16, 2008

hi pj =))

haha, mine’s really serious.
the difference betw the two tones of my lips is quite obvious.
or maybe im just horribly self conscious and worrying too much as you said =p

but yeah. im always looking for lipsticks that can give me a really nude look. but they usually dont work cos my lips are really dark.. and duo-toned! bleah.

but i dont think these are available in spore yet. sigh sigh…
but thanks for filling me in! =))



PJ Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Hi Wen,

I see. I think, in your case, perhaps you can look for lipstick or lip gloss shades that are in between your lip colors. Purely based on what I have seen, I think they might work better for you than nude lipsticks in terms of creating a natural and seamless look. (Or, if your overall lip colors are quite dark, go for shades that are in the same tone as your lips but slightly lighter.)

Perhaps you can give these kinds of colors a try and see what you think. But, don’t be too self-conscious about it! :)

Thank you for posting your comment on my blog again! :)


wen Thursday, April 17, 2008

hi pj!

ooh. i could try that.
im quite clueless when it comes to getting the right shades. haha.

thanks for ur suggestion! =))


PJ Friday, April 18, 2008

Hi Wen,

You are very welcome. Let me know which shades you get to try and what you think of them. Hope there will be some great shades for you.

Thank you for stopping by my blog again. Have a good weekend! :)


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