Chanel Lipstick

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine- More Swatches

March 24, 2011

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine lipsticks ($32 each) are due to release in the U.S. soon.  You can see my reviews of some of the colors (Boy is here, and Bel Ami is here).  Along with my wanderings in Paris, I picked up two more shades (Monte Carlo and Bonheur), plus a sample card of the shades that are most heavily promoted here in France– in addition to Monte Carlo and Boy, Liberte and Adventure.


Based on playing with these so far, my favorite picks for my NC15/Chanel Cameo coloring are Adventure and Bonheur.  For my warm coloring with mauve undertones, Bonheur is really quite nice.  I suspect that Liz would strongly prefer Adventure.

Here are more thoughts:

  • Monte Carlo– a sheer, shiny red-coral.  It looks awesome with Chanel Tweed Duo blush in Corail, by the way.
  • Boy- A very sheer, soft blue-pink.
  • Liberte- A soft, orangey-peach
  • Adventure– A medium-toned, crowd-pleasing pink.  You can’t go wrong with this color.
  • Bel Ami- A sheer grape with a touch of brown.
  • Bonheur– A soft red with a touch of mauve.  This one packs a little more color than the others.

All from this formula are sheer and balmy.  Boy is the sheerest.  Of the ones that I’ve played with, Monte Carlo and Bonheur have more pigmentation than some of the others, with Monte Carlo coming in a close third.  This line is not intended to  give the pigmentation or have the lasting power of the other Chanel lipsticks (Rouge Allure or Rouge Coco), rather these are easy, casual colors that can be swept on for a touch of shine and moisture.

Swatches in sunshine (yes, don’t hate me but it’s sunny in Paris today):



In shade:

By the way, check out this sweet gift with purchase at a Parisian department store.  In addition to the swatching card, I got a Chanel No. 5 perfume sample and a good sized Sublimage Creme, the new formula.  Now, that’s a gift with purchase….

By the way, the fabric you see in the background is an enormous scarf I got for around 10 euros.  I swear, you can get such big, gorgeous scarfs so inexpensively here.

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  • Ariel March 24, 2011 at 6:41 am

    Adventure looks gorgeous!

  • baby in a corner March 24, 2011 at 7:08 am

    Unfortunately these look very similar on my pigmented lips – if i was getting one I’d go for Bonheur though and I can see why other people who do not lip fully opaque colour would love these!

  • Sabrina March 24, 2011 at 7:35 am

    Swoons at Adventure! Love your swatches and yay for the sun!!

  • Liz K March 24, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    OMG! What beautiful swatches. I cannot wait until they are released in the US. When are they exactly released in the US? It would be awesome if they are released by BG Beauty Event. Maybe it’s just me but Bel Ami looks bronzy coral color on my monitor. Anyway, have a safe trip!

    • Amy March 24, 2011 at 12:27 pm

      Hi Liz–I believe the release date is April 6th, but sometimes stores get supply early

  • Lucy March 24, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Love the colors you chose, Amy!

  • K Wilk March 24, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Thank you for all your wonderful swatches! Do you think Monte Carlo looks like the spring rouge allure Flamboyante or Coquette? I have high hopes for Monte Carlo, but neither of those looked good on my coloring.

    • Amy March 24, 2011 at 11:34 pm

      Hi K, yes that is certainly in the same category-it’s a sheerer, glossier red with a touch of color that reminds me a lot of Flamoyante. So Monte Carlo may not work for you.

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  • Nina March 27, 2011 at 5:52 am


    I work with selling Chanel and we got these in the store the 24th of march. We always start selling it right away. I think setting a date like the 6th is just that you can be sure to get it by then, but we always get the new looks before the official launch date.

    Nina 🙂

  • Amanda March 27, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    They’re all so beautiful! I love Boy the best. I just found your blog today through The Sartorialist. Lovely work on here! I’m going to follow on Twitter! XO

  • Panna March 28, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Bonheur will be mine! Does it look like the sheerer sister of RC Rivoli, Amy?

    • Amy March 28, 2011 at 11:42 am

      Yes, it does Panna!

      • Panna March 29, 2011 at 7:27 am

        That’s exactly what I thought when I first saw it! Thanks for sharing, Amy. I’m really looking forward to this line. 🙂

  • 25FLONDON March 28, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Great swatches!

    I love the look of Boy, Liberte & Adventure – they’re all such beautiful colours!

  • Tina March 29, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Love the look of Adventure and Boy!!!
    Thank you for the swatches, they all look lovely! 🙂

  • My Lips But Better March 31, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    I’m so confused! On some blogs these look super sheer, and on others they look more pigmented. I guess I’ll have to try them out at the counter to find out.

  • Alisha March 31, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Hi, which color is the model wearing? Thanks!

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      According to Chanel, Boy. However, I find that Boy is a more blue-pink, so…

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  • Pinky April 4, 2011 at 3:42 am

    thanks!, very useful post. I just watched the video of these lipsticks and I love it. I searched a little to see how the colors are and I found this complete review. Thank you very much for the photos, the official photos have never helped me very much. I think Monte Carlo will be fine for me.

  • Sherri April 5, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Boy and Belami are gorgeous.

  • Esther April 10, 2011 at 3:33 am

    Hi Amy, thanks for this lovely post! I purchased a trio pack at Changi Airport Singapore Duty Free, the pack consists of ‘Boy’, ‘Aventure’ & ‘Liberte’ and after reading this post, I am so glad I made the decision to buy them! 🙂 next on my list will the Monte Carlo and the Tweed blush in Coral. Thanks for this lovely blog! 🙂

  • Sasha May 20, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Hi, I like Monte Carlo as a color, but I prefer Rouge Coco, not Rouge Coco Shine, Does wnybody know what color from Rouge Coco is similar to Monte Carlo? Thank you 🙂

    • Amy May 21, 2011 at 6:42 am

      I’d get the Rouge Allure in Flamboyante. It’s awesome.