Lipstick Bandits : I Sheer-ly would have no problem finding a sheer lipstick to share!

by Paris B on · 50 comments

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(Boss LB’s face appears on screen) Your mission, Lipstick Bandit, should you choose to accept it, is to feature a sheer lipstick. You may buy, beg, borrow but please try not to steal one for your August assignment. Good luck. This message will self destruct in 5 seconds.

PB: Yes boss! [This should be easy. I have a ton of sheer lipsticks!]

[10 days later, after rootling through the lipstick drawer at Casa PB]

PB: Grr… these lipsticks aren’t sheer. They are all actually quite pigmented! Where are my sheer lipsticks! 

And would you believe it? I couldn’t find any that weren’t discontinued or from my fave Japanese brand Kanebo T’estimo that’s now defunct! Its amazing right? So what did I end up with?

Chanel.

I know. So awkward. But it was a lipstick and it was sheer and I think many will be happy that its actually still available icon smile Lipstick Bandits : I Sheer ly would have no problem finding a sheer lipstick to share!

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I present you the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine lipstick in Elise. Elise is a lovely deep berry-red shade in the tube. One of those colours I wear a lot of. But it is very surprising once swatched.

I didn’t quite expect Elise to swatch as sheer as this.

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Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Elise Left: Swatched Once Right: 3 layers

I knew that Rouge Coco Shine was sheer. It was the selling point of the lipstick after all. It is supposed to be a light tint of colour on lips with a shiny glossy appearance, and if this is what you want then you will like this. Let’s just say it is Chanel’s answer to the lipbalm-lipstick hybrid that’s emerged in recent years.

If you like something light on lips, it is definitely worth taking a look at. I personally prefer the formula for Dior Addict, partly because I find Rouge Coco Shine lipsticks not hydrating enough, and they tend to emphasize flaky skin on my lips.

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It may just be me though, because I know that this range is much loved by many because of the light texture, the shine, the sheer colour and the comfort level on lips which is very good indeed.

It never ceases to amaze me to see the deep berry-red colour in the tube and then see the very light berry-red tint I get once I swatch on my lips. I do have quite pigmented lips so on me, I get a more “my lips but better” look. Rather, I look a little more polished, but not like I went with a full on opaque lipstick. And that is sometimes a very nice look to sport.

chanel elise Lipstick Bandits : I Sheer ly would have no problem finding a sheer lipstick to share!

See what I mean? On my lips, Elise is just barely there, while adding a nice sort of shine and a tint of rosy colour to the lips. It does go with the sort of translucent makeup look I like to sport – nothing too opaque or fancy or pigmented.

If this one isn’t for you, the rest of the Banditos will have something I’m sure!

Have you tried any of the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine lipsticks? Do you like them or the lipbalm/lipstick hybrid in general?

Despite not quite being a fan of these, I actually have 2 of them. What a hoarder I am! icon razz Lipstick Bandits : I Sheer ly would have no problem finding a sheer lipstick to share! I am also a fan of the lipbalm/lipstick hybrid lipsticks. I love them but I personally prefer the offerings from Dior (Addict) and Guerlain (Shine Automatique).

Paris B

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Price: RM90 Availability: Chanel counters

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Lily
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August 6, 2012 at 8:07 pm

I like this sheer one on you. It’s a change from red lippies no? Btw, I’m more drawn to the lovely eye colour ;-)
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Paris B
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August 7, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Thanks Lily :) Yeah I like mixing up my lipsticks and sheers are easy to slick on and go without thinking ;) The eye is Inglot ;)

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Sunny
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August 6, 2012 at 8:09 pm

I have to get this one for my bestie! She was baptized as Elise, and I think this one will look great on her too!
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Paris B
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August 7, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Oh wow! Elize for Elize – perfection! :D

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Mira
Twitter:
August 6, 2012 at 8:21 pm

I don’t have any Rogue Coco Shine. I only have a tube of Rouge Coco in Gardenia. It is not a sheer one. But I do agree with you that Chanel lipstick isn’t hydrating enough and made my lips look flaky. I also do prefer Dior Addict. In fact, I think Dior lips products is the best that I’ve ever used. ^^

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Paris B
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August 7, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Yep Rouge Coco is the more opaque one but like you, I find the formula not as comfortable as Dior lipsticks, whether Addict or Rouge. I’m a huge huge fan of the Dior lipstick range. None have failed me yet! :D

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Jyoan August 6, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Wow, quite amazed how sheer it is on your lips!

I only have one Rouge Coco Shine in 62 Monte Carlo. And it’s totally awesome red that I’d urge anyone who wants red but don’t dare (like me) to buy!

I am not a big fan of balm-lipsticks at all. I still much rather prefer creamy lipsticks or lipgloss, but not the in between. Nevertheless, I’ve found out that with sheer lipsticks, I can take deep colours like red and berry very well! (And peach/nude will never show up on my lips.)

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Paris B
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August 7, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Thanks for the Monte Carlo rec, Jyoan :) I remember dithering between that or Antigone at the counter and I eventually picked up Antigone because I did not want another red LOL Its definitely a great starter red lipstick for anyone too afraid to go all out :) I rarely wear peach or nude colours too because they either do not show up (waste of money!) or I look like death (not flattering)

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germs August 6, 2012 at 9:16 pm

what a gorgeous sheer berry! i’m not a fan of sheer lipsticks, actually. it’s the miser in me going ‘you’re paying so much for a tinted balm hybrid?!’ it’s surprising how this one turns out though, thought it would be a very deep burgundy from the looks of it in the tube. what are you wearing on your eyes? :)

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Paris B
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August 7, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Haha I know exactly what you mean, Germs. I sometimes feel that way too if the lipstick is too sheer so when that happens, I layer and layer and layer until I see colour :P Defeats the purpose right? :P I’m wearing Inglot on the eyes. The khaki palette.

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Sukie August 6, 2012 at 9:22 pm

This caught my eye when I was on the lookout for a Rouge Coco Shine shade but the strong colour in the tube put me off and I purchased Boy instead….. I’m regretting my decision now! O.o It looks lovely on you as always, Paris! xx
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Paris B
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August 7, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Thanks Sukie :) The colour is very pretty although I may have preferred it if it actually looked like the colour in the tube LOL I couldn’t wear Boy – I looked dead :P

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Arianne
Twitter:
August 6, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Lovely on you, Paris!

Although I must say, I was pretty disappointed at how sheer it is. From the tube I was sure it was gonna turn out to be a vampy sheer, but it’s so natural looking. :(
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Paris B
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August 7, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Thanks Arianne! To be honest, I was very surprised and not a little disappointed too at the sheerness of it. Would have been gorgeous if it did look exactly like it did in the tube :)

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xiao
Twitter:
August 6, 2012 at 10:07 pm

I chose a Rouge Coco Shine too! (because I realized I don’t have *any* sheers in my stash. How can that be?) I think I always found the price too high for something that is essentially a tinted lip balm, especially when the lip balminess factor isn’t all that high. That said, I really like the color I chose. If I ever finish that sample card I probably will purchase it :)

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Paris B
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August 7, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Haha I saw! And Dani too – this is some kind of record yes? ;) Boy look great on you – not so great on me but as you said, the lipbalminess factor in this one isn’t terribly impressive so I think I’ll just stop here :)

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Larie August 6, 2012 at 11:23 pm

Ahahaha, you crack me up, Paris. I think a lot of us had that same problem – sheer? We don’t have sheer ._. That said, I haven’t tried a RCS, but I think I will probably end up preferring the Dior formula as well, since I usually do.
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Paris B
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August 7, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Yes! We’re the red lipped bandits and sheer just doesn’t quite hit the spot does it? I think you can safely give the RCS a pass – we both love the Dior Addict and Rouge Dior formula and next to those, this is a bit…. meh :P

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Wojis August 7, 2012 at 12:52 am

I like it, but now I have to go out and try and get it…. damn you Chanel Elise….. and thank you Paris ;-)

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Paris B
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August 7, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Haha you’re welcome Wojis ;) I hope you’ll like it!

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Mariella August 7, 2012 at 1:17 am

Very pretty color, I see the Rouge Coco have a lot of succes among the bandits!

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Paris B
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August 7, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Thanks Mariella and I was surprised too to see it featured by the others. Great minds and all that ;)

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Tracy August 7, 2012 at 1:28 am

Haha! You are so funny! I love this on you-you look gorgeous in it! Very natural and just the right amount of colour!

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Paris B
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August 7, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Thank you Tracy *hugs* I hope your lunch with Aragorn went well ;)

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Kristi C. ( August 7, 2012 at 1:29 am

I have just one Rouge Coco Shine – Bonheur. It is a MLBB color on me. That was enough to know that I wouldn’t be happy with any of the other offerings in this particular line.

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Paris B
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August 7, 2012 at 12:30 pm

I know exactly how you feel Kristi – I think I’m stopping here too. Just doesn’t quite justify the price

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Becca
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August 7, 2012 at 2:38 am

Wow, that is super pretty on you–it really does just enhance you lip color. I WISH I HAD PIGMENTED LIPS! This would look like a regular berry-red lipstick on me because I have corpse lips :/
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Paris B
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August 7, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Thanks and there are benefits to having unpigmented lips, Becca – you can wear pink and nude lipsticks way better than I ever can dream of!

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LeGeeque August 7, 2012 at 7:07 am

Yep, I agree it’s not hydrating at all. Having said that, the colours are all so sheer I can slick them on blindly while I’m juggling coffee/keys/bag/lunch bag/phone/whatever crap I seem to cart along to work. Right now, I’m hooked on the lip balms from Sugar. There’s a hint of colour when swatched but almost nothing on the lips. Love it :)

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Paris B
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August 7, 2012 at 12:32 pm

I also like how I can draw these in without caring if they go out of line because even if they did, who can tell?! I have a Rose tint from Sugar. I have to go and dig it out before I forget and it melts or dies or something :P

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Danielle August 7, 2012 at 7:49 am

Elise is stunning on you! I haven’t even heard anyone talk about this shade before and it’s so lovely. I agree about the formula though, I do find the Dior one more moisturizing and hydrating. But I have Boy and Flirt and they both see plenty of use!

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Paris B
Twitter:
August 7, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Thanks Danielle! I think this shade flew under the radar because it looks so strong in the tube that people were scared off hehe… I find it so amusing how we all nod and agree that its not all that wonderful at hydration yet we have at least 2 of these. Lipstick Bandits unite!

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dani August 7, 2012 at 8:04 am

Stunning shade, Paris! I like how 3 of us chose RCS’… Does that make us the Three Muskebandits? That sounds awful, I shouldn’t make jokes. >_<

p.s.
Love your hair, love your blush, and your skin looks absolutely GLOWING!

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Paris B
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August 7, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Three Muskebandits!! LOL!! I love it too when I saw that 3 of us chose RCS. It was quite fitting :) p/s and thank you !! (I can’t remember what the blush is now >.< )

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peach_ August 7, 2012 at 9:49 am

You look so fresh! It looks as if you have a hint of gloss on. I prefer Dior Addicts for slapping on a sheer color, too, but I do like RCS in Liberte.
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Paris B
Twitter:
August 7, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Thank you Peach! It just looks barely there on me :D I don’t remember Liberte – do I need it? :P

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Stacey
Twitter:
August 7, 2012 at 10:25 am

I have the Chanel Rouge coco shine in Boy and it is super super sheer. i havent seen any posts / swatch on Elise and I think it is a very pretty and sophisticated colour. it’s a beauty in the tube too. thanks for sharing! :)
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Paris B
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August 7, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Yes to the sheerness of Boy! Its the reason I couldn’t get it because it just showed up as nothing on my lips and it was just too expensive to pay for nothing right? LoL! :D Elise is quite pretty once I layer it on – that sort of berryish shade I wear often :)

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Makeup Morsels August 7, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Once again, you win first prize for that title hahah! It’s a beautiful pick, somehow you look equally good in bright shades and sheer ones alike. How do you do it? :P
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Paris B
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August 7, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Haha thanks MM! :D I think the trick to pulling of lipstick also lies in the rest of the makeup. Sheer lips tend to go better with a lighter makeup application while I find that opaque bright lips go better with something a little more defined. Ok I’ll be honest, I have no idea either :P

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gio August 7, 2012 at 2:16 pm

That’s a pretty colour, it looks so natural and wearable. Shame the formula is not very hydrating though.

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Paris B
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August 7, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Thank you Gio :) Yes, the formula isn’t what I expected from it, but colour wise, its very pretty! Lots of people still like it though. Maybe I’m just picky ;)

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Sue - MakeupMew
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August 8, 2012 at 12:21 am

Wooh Elise is such a wearable berry! Does look like a real good your-lips-but-better shade. My friend would gasp and shudder at the thought of me splurging on yet another high end balm-type lipstick. But it’s just too hard to resist a lovely berry shade like this packaged in black and gold double Cs.
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Paris B
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August 9, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Thanks Sue and yes, I must say the prices for these lipbalm type lipstick that is barely tinted is crazy! But if you do like it and will wear it often then I suppose its alright :)

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Alison August 8, 2012 at 9:15 am

Ooooh. I love the look of this one! I’m a big sheer lipstick fan: I think that a sheer wash of colour looks better than a nude shade on me, as I have really clear colouring (black hair, pale skin, brown eyes) and pigmented lips. Plus I find it way lower maintenance than a lip gloss. Sheer lipstick isn’t goopy, provides a more natural finish, and I don’t have to worry about my hair sticking to my face!

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Paris B
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August 9, 2012 at 3:55 pm

I’m the same as you Alison! I can’t really wear nude shades for lips too so I go for a sheer lipstick in lieu of a nude colour and it makes me look much better. Like you, I’m not into lipgloss so this is a great compromise and yay to not having hair stick to one’s face!

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Jessica August 8, 2012 at 10:09 am

Absolutely perfect, Paris! This series of posts has only served to increase my lipstick wish list threefold.

? Jessica

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Paris B
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August 9, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Thanks Jessica! Like you, I’m marking off the ones I’m keen on and the list is growing by the day :P

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Sharon August 10, 2012 at 10:05 am

Talking about sheer lipsticks. My fav because I have quite wrinkly full lips. Think Angelina Jolie but of course mine is only half the size. LOL

Anyway, got my first lipstick (after many years of not owning one due to me hating the ‘oily feel, waxy feel, weird taste, making my lips look more wrinkly bla bla’) last Sunday.

I got myself an Inglot 227. Loved that colour and how it’s buildable. If i want it to be sheer, just 1 swipe will do but it never goes as opaque as normal lipstick would and that’s what i want. It smells of grapefruit (?, sourish citrusy smell) and doesn’t taste weird nor have that waxy feel like the old Revlon lipstick (not sure if their formular is still the same as 10 yrs back).

I am so gonna go back and get more lipsticks – MUST.STOP.SELF. – maybe in 2 months time.

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Paris B
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August 13, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Its great to know you’ve found a lipstick to love, Sharon :) I haven’t tried the Inglot lispticks yet because the textures didn’t quite appeal to me, but I”ll be sure to check in the next time I pass by the store and see if anything catches my eye. Thanks for the heads up!

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