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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