Hi lovelies! In a recent post, I said I'd do a full post on my Chanel lipstick collection and while I only have five at the moment, I figured that if I was going to do it properly, then that post would be super picture heavy and probably very, very long! So, I figured I'd separate it into a few posts, one for each formulation,
so I can buy more in the meantime, to keep each post short(ish) and sweet! So, today I'm starting with two from the 'Rouge Coco Shine' range, which have a sheer, hydrating formulation, with the shine of a gloss, moisturising feel of a balm and lasting power of a lipstick. The two I have certainly live up to this description.
The first of the two Rouge Coco Shine Lippies I have is 'Secret', which is a soft, warm toned nude pink. Despite being semi sheer, this does actually apply slightly more opaque than you might expect, giving a gorgeous, even colour to the lips. The natural colour of your own lips will slightly alter the way the shade looks on you, but as my natural lips are fairly light and quite pink toned, this colour applies almost exactly as it looks in the bullet. The formulation definitely has a lip balm feel to it when applied and as you can see, it's definitely got a lot of shine to it, but it doesn't wear away nearly as quickly as lipsticks from other brands with a similar formula. I'd say I probably get around 5-6 hours wear out of this before it completely fades. Obviously if you're eating and drinking in this time, the amount of time this lasts will be reduced. What I really like about this shade in particular, is that throughout the day, the shine fades, but the colour lasts, leaving you with a pretty, light pink tint all day long. I think this shade would suit a lot of people, but particularly those with fair to medium skin-tones and if you like a more warm toned, pinky nude.
The second shade I have is 'Candeur'. This is a bit of a funny one as I don't think it looks much like the colour in the bullet at all once applied. This is a bit of a shame as the colour in the tube is absolutely stunning! Despite this, I do actually really like this shade, particularly if I fancy something really cute and girlie. Swatched, this is a very sheer but buildable light neutral pink shade. This one has even more of a balmy texture than Secret and is slightly glossier too. I'd say this applies and feels more like a gloss and it wears like one too, with slightly less lasting power than Secret. This probably lasts around 3-4 hours on me without eating and drinking, with just a hint of light pink left after that. Despite being a very light, pretty colour, this definitely isn't the most foolproof lipstick to apply. The colour isn't always very even on the first swipe and does tend to look slightly patchy without careful application. When applied with care though and built up in the right places, this does make a very pretty, everyday lipstick.
What do you think? Have you tried any Chanel lippies? Which is your favourite shade?
Let me know which ones I need to try!