Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in ‘Boy’

As a recovering Chanel addict with a fairly sizeable collection of Chanel makeup, I haven’t purchased from this brand for some time.  To be frank, nothing has seemed special enough, or particularly different to the makeup I already have.  However, Chanel’s Rouge Coco Shine lipstick in ‘Boy’ has persuaded me to dip my toe back into the water:

The packaging is very sleek and stylish, as you would expect from Chanel.  When I first picked it up I noticed that the Rouge Coco Shine is slightly smaller than the Rouge Allures in my collection:

You can see that the Rouge Allure packaging is slightly wider than the Rouge Coco Shine packaging, but the size of the lipstick bullet is actually the same.  I’ll spare you the picture of one of my manky lipsticks to prove it!

Rouge Coco Shine in ‘Boy’ is a rosey-pink colour which many people will find infinitely flattering:

The formula is somewhere between a lipstick and a gloss.  As you can see in the swatch below, it is on the sheer side as the box suggests; however, it can be built up to fairly opaque coverage:

When I looked at the range in person, I was surprised that most of the lipsticks in the Rouge Coco Shine range looked very similar to Boy, but I think it is typically Chanel to play it safe in their colour range.  It doesn’t detract from the beauty of the products, nor their ability to sell.

This lipstick doesn’t last as long as the Rouge Allures, but I still get about two hours’ wear, and the texture is so pleasant on the lips that I don’t mind re-applying.  The formula is lightweight and moisturising, although not to the same extent as a lip balm. It has the same sweet scent as other Chanel lipsticks, but it doesn’t linger once applied.

This is such an easy to wear, everyday lipstick that I find myself reaching for it often:

On me, Rouge Coco Shine in ‘Boy’ has a brightening effect which I really enjoy.  It makes me look awake and ready to tackle the day.  It also makes my lips looks very full and plump.

This is a lipstick that you can have rolling around in your makeup bag ready for touch-ups during the day, as it would pair well with many different makeup looks.  I think this would also be great for someone who is just starting out in makeup as it’s so easy to apply and wear.

I purchased my Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in ‘Boy’ from Ebay, but these lipsticks are now available at Chanel counters in Australia for AUD $50.

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16 Responses to Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in ‘Boy’

  1. ketoglutarat says:

    wow this looks great on you! on me it’s more peachy, which i don’t like. i bought the Rouge Coco Shine in Aventure, a bubblegum pink with gold sparkles.

  2. Jennise says:

    Boy looks super pretty and natural on you.

  3. Dempeaux says:

    @ketoglutarat Thankyou! I like the sound of Aventure too – I’m going to check it out when I’m next at a counter :)

  4. Dempeaux says:

    @Jennise Thankyou! It’s such an easy lipstick to wear :)

  5. Jen W says:

    Looks lovely on you! It leans a lot cooler on my lips when I tried it on the other day.

  6. Dempeaux says:

    @Jen Thankyou! I think this would look great on you, even as a cooler shade :)

  7. GlossQueen says:

    This looks beautiful on you.

    Hubby bought it for me the day I went into hospital to be induced :) It’s such a beautiful colour.

  8. Dempeaux says:

    @ Anissa Thankyou! I’m so glad you have it too, you’ll get so much use of it. It’s a lipstick that will always hold a special place in your heart now :)

  9. This is a lovely shade on you. I’m quite tempted by it myself as I think it would suit many outfits. I’ve been gifted Chanel a few times and I adore the packaging. Didn’t realise you were a recovering addict, hope the lipstick doesn’t start a downward spiral ;-)

    http://www.styleonthecouch.wordpress.com

  10. jeanie says:

    I want this SOOOO badly but it’s not available online here at all! Hope I can get it in person but have my doubts! Looks gorgeous on you but then when don’t you look amazing! x jeanie

  11. That looks gorgeous on you and I agree that it looks really brightening. I really want to get one of these lipsticks but I don’t know what colour to go for. From what you’ve said, it sounds like I shouldn’t worry too much if they’re all pretty safe. Time to invest!
    Jane x

  12. Dempeaux says:

    @Jeanie What a shame! I hope you get to check them out in person at some point, and perhaps pick one up! :)

  13. Dempeaux says:

    @Jane That’s right, I don’t think you can go too far wrong with colour selection, as many of them are quite similar! I think these will be really popular with ‘mums on the run’ too because they’re so easy to wear and apply. I hope you pick one up! :)

  14. Celina says:

    Boy looks great on you, very natural :) Now I’m thinking I should have purchased my lipstick off Ebay because I’m petty and want a dust bag too hehe. I got mine off David Jones XD Did you use a particular ebay seller, or just general?

  15. Dempeaux says:

    @StyleOnTheCouch Haha! Let’s hope! I think this lipstick would suit you really well – definitely worth a look :)

  16. Dempeaux says:

    @Celina I purchased mine from the seller ‘kinab’ (http://myworld.ebay.com/kinab/) who sells lots of new and limited edition makeup. The dust bag was a nice bonus! :)

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