Makeup Review: Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine

by PJ on Thursday, April 21, 2011

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Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine Spring 2011 Makeup 1(Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in (clockwise from bottom)
52 Fétiche, 66 Bel-Ami, 60 Antigone, and 54 Boy)

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In the last few years, Chanel has been regularly releasing new lip items, such as Rouge Allure, Rouge Coco, Rouge Allure Laque, and Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss. Launched this spring, Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine is the latest addition. As I personally prefer semi-sheer lip items, I am quite excited about this new product.

Rouge Coco Shine comes in a slimmer case than that of Rouge Coco. (The lengths are the same and the gold bands are placed in the same position.) I like Rouge Allure’s substantial case but Rouge Coco Shine’s sleeker look also appeals to me.

It glides effortlessly and imparts a soft color on the lips. The finish is more of a healthy glowy sheen (with a hint of shimmer) than a full-on watery or glossy shine. Even though the colors are generally quite sheer, they can still be layered for slightly more intensity.

It diffuses the appearance of lip lines decently well, and the color and the finish last well (as far as sheerer lipsticks are concerned).

There are currently 18 shades available in the UK. Because the semi-transparent color blends in with the natural lip color, I think the various shades are very likely to show up differently on different people and that most people will probably find that they can wear quite a few different shades from this range. Here I am highlighting four colors.

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Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine 54 Boy Spring 2011 Makeup 1

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54 Boy seems to be one of the more promoted shades. I can understand why, since it can really showcase how appealing Rouge Coco Shine can be. It is a very natural semi-warm muted soft pink, and it is marginally the sheerest among the four. (Perhaps it looks particularly sheer to me partly because it is the closest to my natural lip color.) It has a relaxed and airy feel to it. I think it should suit most skin tones, and it is a particularly beautiful shade to wear for spring and summer.

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Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine 52 Fetiche Spring 2011 Makeup 1

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52 Fétiche is quite similar to Boy but it is slightly darker, cooler, and rosier. It is an elegant rosy pink that should also be very wearable for most people. I usually go for rosy pinks because they are easy to wear and they suit my complexion, and Fétiche is certainly very appealing to me in this respect. (Between Boy and Fétiche, I personally like Fétiche just a little bit more, but I do think  Boy is perhaps more universally wearable.)

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Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine 60 Antigone Spring 2011 Makeup 1

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60 Antigone is marginally the most pigmented among the four, but it still has the same semi-transparent quality. One of the deeper and more vibrant shades in the range, it is a rosy cherry-red that carries more drama than the two shades above. For me, this relatively rich and vivid shade is more suitable as an evening color.

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Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine 66 Bel-Ami Spring 2011 Makeup 1

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66 Bel-Ami is a little tricky to describe. It is essentially a cross between copper brown and deep grape, but it has different nuances regarding undertones and warmth. In the tube, it looks like a deep grape with a hint of warmth. On the back of my hand, it is a semi-warm beige-brown with a hint of soft mauve. On the lips, it is a cool brown with a noticeable grape undertone. As I mentioned, all these colors are very likely to show up differently on different people, and I think this may be particularly the case with Bel-Ami.

Glossy semi-sheer lipsticks are often seen in Japanese cosmetics, and I was curious to see how Rouge Coco Shine would compare with them. After trying these four shades, I think they fare well in comparison. Even though they don’t have the glossy watery-shine that I love about some of the Japanese lipsticks that I have tried (such as Coffret d’Or’s Full Styling Rouge (Glow), which I will feature later), I like their flattering and subtle gloss, which does not look overly shimmery or pearly.

I also feel that they will be particularly popular in East Asia, where many people go for a natural look for the lips. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the range featured in the “readers’ favorites of the year” list in Biteki next year.

If you are interested in Rouge Coco Shine, I think Boy and Fétiche are good shades to start with. They should be wearable for most people, and there are lighter, darker, and more vibrant shades in the range if you want something different.

Karla Sugar has great swatches of the shades.

(The products featured in this article are provided by Chanel.)

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Jacqueline Friday, April 22, 2011

I have been reading reviews of these and it seems to everyone tend to buy just more than one. I can understand why, I have 4 myself, Sari D’eau, Romance, Rebelle and Monte Carlo. I love the texture of these. It is very hard to resist getting more.

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PJ Monday, April 25, 2011

Hi Jacqueline,

The texture of these is indeed very pleasing. They don’t drag the lips and they feel light and reasonably hydrating.

You have some really nice colors! I think Monte Carlo and Romance might suit me as well…

Thank you very much for posting your comment! :)

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Julia Friday, April 22, 2011

Thank you! I was thinking of treating myself to one of those (a friend of mine gets 20% off, which makes them at least not more expensive than Coffret d’Or), and Fétiche sounds like a shade I would like.
I must say that I find the packing a bit granny-ish compared to Japanese brands, though.

Happy Easter!

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PJ Monday, April 25, 2011

Hi Julia,

Happy Easter to you too!

Yes, the packaging of Chanel’s makeup does generally look more mature. I personally like it because I think it looks quite classy. Plus I used to use Chanel’s Soin Tendre Lèvres SPF 15 so I am used to the packaging.

Do let me know what you think if you decide to get one, and thank you very much for commenting again! :)

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Jen Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I would love to get one of these! But unfortunately I live in Ecuador and who knows when they are going to arrive here. Thankfully I might be travelling to Miami soon so I’ll try to get them while I’m there.

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PJ Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Hi Jen,

I certainly hope you will get one of these one way or another soon. Do let me know which shade you go for in the end and what you think of it. I hope you’ll like it!

Thank you very much for posting your comment! :)

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