If you have not yet heard of these new lipsticks from Chanel, where have you been?! 😛 The blogging world has been absolutely saturated with rave reviews after reviews of the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine lipsticks – lipsticks with the texture of a lipbalm. Naturally, being influenced by blogs, I couldn’t wait for these to launch here which they did in April.
I must say that I’m underwhelmed. Sacrilege I know.
I am an island of feeling its just a bit alright, in the sea of raves and thrillings about how wonderful this lipstick range is and how everyone has multiples of them. I have just one – No. 60 Antigone – and I think I might just end up with just one.
I cannot fault the texture of the Rouge Coco Shine. It is sublime.
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine No. 60 Antigone
It applies very smoothly and it slips on your lips with sheer colour and feels just like a lipbalm on. It isn’t drying unlike the Rouge Coco range which can be a little drying on the lips, and it does not feel heavy. Colour wise is where I think my desire halted.
I stood at the Chanel counter and swatched about 20 shades of Rouge Coco Shine. I turned to my friend, held out my hand and got this response “They all look the same”. I must say I had to agree. Granted, there were subtle tonal differences – a little redder, a little more coral, a little rosier – but ultimately, they did look very similar. Sheer tints of colour.
I picked up No. 60 Antigone – not a red as many would believe, but a berry that looks intense and quite pretty in the tube, but swatches on my lips a sheer rosy berry tone that, I’ll be honest, wasn’t very special.
Also featuring Dior First Light Summer Glow powder and Benefit Coralista on cheeks
I’m not saying its not pretty. It is, and its very wearable plus I love sheer lipsticks. But it just did not wow me. I will say however that if you are new to wearing lipstick and want something light, not drying, not too intense and not too bright, take a look at the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine range – there will definitely be one there to suit you 🙂
Pros: Sheer and smooth texture, Not drying, Lightweight on lips, Can be layered without looking thick and heavy
Cons: Pricey, Colours look similar
I noted how similar the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine lipsticks were to the new Dior Addict lipsticks and I am going to say here that I prefer the Dior Addict range, because the colours are more varied and more intense while remaining sheer in texture. I will run a side by side comparison one of these days – it so happens that I picked up 2 similar shades 😛
Are you a Chanel Rouge Coco Shine fan? Do you own one of these or perhaps you own more than one? 🙂 Incidentally, I picked this up with some birthday gift vouchers from friends (thank you girls!) so I just paid RM10 and really, I guess I should have absolutely nothing to complain about! 😛
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine lipsticks retail at RM90 at all Chanel counters
What is the 30 Days of Lip Swatches project? I will be showcasing and reviewing 30 lipsticks or lip glosses in the coming days. Lip products was chosen by popular vote from the readers. You may find all 30 days of lip swatches or follow it by clicking on the Lips category.
Previously : Day 2 of 30 : Rouge Dior Haute Color No. 880 Devilish Pink