(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?
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 :)
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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! :P 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).
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Price: RM90 Availability: Chanel counters