I've been looking for this kind of red for years! It's perfect for me (black hair, light complexion with yellow undertones and brown eyes). Warm red that makes you look just wow. But keep it light - when I put two layers, it loses it's originality and outstanding beauty, it becomes just another red lipstick. But with one thin layer, and a bit smudged with finger - it's perfection. Thank you Chanel for this little miracle.
The color is stunning and looks good on a variety of skin tones. I like it on myself (tan skin with warm undertones, black hair, and brown eyes). I also loaned it to a friend with light skin, blonde hair, and blue eyes, and it looked nice on her as well. It's an orange-red that definitely pulls warm, so I don't think it would work as well for those with cool undertones. I'm not crazy about the staying power - I don't really like using lip liner because it dries my lips out and looks harsh on me, and for the price point of this lipstick, I think it should have stayed put a lot better than it actually did even without lip liner. I had to reapply frequently throughout the night. Also, the packaging is a little strange - instead of just taking the cap off and twisting the lipstick up, you have to push up on the bottom of the tube to release the lipstick and then take the cap off. Not ideal, but not much of a problem once you figure out how it works.
I don't know why there aren't more reviews for this fantastic lipstick! I am pale-skinned, an ashy blonde and have medium-pigmented lips. I wanted a warm-toned red lipstick, since I usually wear warm-tones and wanted a coral-leaning lipcolor. This one is perfect! It is a rich red with warm undertones, not garish or orange. It goes on smoothly and the packaging is beautiful. It stays on me for about four hours, even with eating and drinking (although it does lighten during eating, so I tend to reapply afterwards). When I want less of a statement color, I blot it and sheer it out with a bit of Burts Bees, and it turns into an amazing rose lipcolor. I wear it with MAC's Lychee Luxe Lipglass and they are perfect together!
Excellent formula: lightweight yet hydrating and satisfyingly longwearing.
Coromandel is a stunning, statement shade that has the appearance of a true red but with a tad more warmth. On that basis, perhaps best reserved for yellow-based, fair complexions (?).
Anyway, highly recommended.