Mar 242011

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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  26 Responses to “Chanel Rouge Coco Shine- More Swatches”

  1. Adventure looks gorgeous!

  2. 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!

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

  4. 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!

  5. Love the colors you chose, Amy!

  6. 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.

    • 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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  9. Hi,

    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 🙂

  10. 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

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

  12. Great swatches!

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

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

  14. 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.

  15. Hi, which color is the model wearing? Thanks!

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  17. 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.

  18. Boy and Belami are gorgeous.

  19. 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! 🙂

  20. 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 🙂

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