Saturday 9 March 2013

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine

I picked up 2 of the Chanel Rouge Coco Shines about a month ago and I've been using them for long enough to make up my mind about whether or not I like them. I raved about these on Twitter (follow me at @jjjwei) and I love them! They're not my Holy Grail lip product but they're so good that I'm considering getting some of the other colours too :)

Top of the lids
Black lipstick tubes with a gold band

In terms of packaging, they do attract dust quite easily and look quite boring. They're a simple black tube with a gold band around the middle. It's just your standard twist up tube. They look quite boring next to YSL or Dior lipsticks :P

To me, the Coco Shines are basically just tinted lip balms which is why I love them as they're like lipsticks without the maintenance! Although they have a small amount of glitter in them, the Coco Shines are still smooth and buttery to apply. I've read lots of reviews where people have said that they're happy to apply these without a mirror but I disagree! I feel like I need a mirror to make sure that I don't get it everywhere but once it's on, I don't have to worry about it getting on my teeth or it fading unevenly.

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Aventure

Chanel Coco Rouge Shine in Liberte
Aventure and Liberte
I have the colours Aventure and Liberte which were actually really strange colours for me to pick for myself. Aventure is a standard, ordinary pink with gold glitter and I normally wouldn't buy as it isn't anything "special" and I would shy away from gold glitter but I just couldn't put it down. I do sort of regret buying it though as there were other colours that I also wanted that were more unique.

On the other hand, Liberte is a colour that I would buy over and over again. In the past, I would never have bought any lip product that was remotely orange but I decided to take a chance with it as I realised that orange is actually really flattering on my lips (so long as it's sheer of course) as it shows up very pink and natural.

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Liberte

Now onto the scent... it has a very very strong floral scent and I have a bad habit of breathing through my mouth sometimes (it makes my mouth really dry) so I can always "taste" it. It's not that pleasant at first but it's really easy to get used to and it's definitely something that I can overlook as I LOVE the colour Liberte so much.

They last about 1-2 hours before the gloss wears off and they definitely don't last through a meal. However, I've found that they do stain a little bit so that even when the gloss wears off, the colour is still there which is a bonus!

Although I love these, there are definitely cheaper "drugstore" alternatives like the Maybelline coloured baby lips. I wouldn't purchase Aventure again but I would definitely repurchase Liberte.


  1. These are very luxe products. Thanks for the review. It's good to hear that you feel that your money is well spent at least with one of them. :) Personally, I prefer pigmented lipsticks (more towards matte). Not a big fan of the sheer/shine/balm type.

  2. Ohh at least one of them was good :P
    I wish the packaging was cuter :P

  3. Aaw lovely colour!
    did you ever try Guerlain Lipstick the colour is beautiful too! Xo

  4. I got boy from this range and I am in love with it! Liberte is lovely :)

  5. I love this range! My favourite is Rivage :P

  6. Such nice wearable colors!
    The packaging is so luxurious *_*
    Would love to get my hands on one!

  7. I've been wanting to get some of these, now I want them even more! :(

  8. It looks like a better shade of our lips (Liberte).
    It turns quite pink but has a shade of pretty coral. It looks nice on you.
    I wish it was pigmented though. Sheer lipstick don't work for me.

  9. I must say I haven't ever tried a Chanel lipstick! I certainly must remedy that soon.

  10. Liberte looks gorgeous! If only they were cheaper :'(

  11. I've had my eye on these for ages, particularly Boy and Flirt.



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