Monday, October 10, 2011

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Biarritz and Cavalière

Chanel released a new lipstick recently; a shiny, sheerer version of their already popular Rouge Coco. The appropriately named Rouge Coco Shine lipsticks are housed in slim versions of the classic Chanel/ RC tube (black and gold) and retail for $32 (crazy, I know, but it seems there's a sort of war going on with high-end makeup companies to see just who can make the priciest and most luxurious lipstick).

I purchased Biarritz and Cavalière after playing around with the testers at the display (although I wanted a few more, to be honest ;). Biarritz is a gorgeous soft natural peach with golden microshimmer, and Cavalière is a beautiful "my-lips-but-better" shade of shimmering mauvey plum that is very similar to Dior's famous Addict lipstick in Chestnut Chic, only much, much better in my opinion. While Cavalière looks very cool-toned in the tube, on my lips it turns into one of the most gorgeous and flattering MLBB shades I have ever worn.



         Swatches (Cavalière on the left and Biarritz on the right):

The shimmer in these two shades is extremely fine and hardly noticeable once on lips; nothing frosty or even remotely disco ball. The formula is to die for. As smooth as butter, cushiony, and super hydrating, these almost feel like liquid on your lips and leave behind a soft shine. Although they are soft and glossy, I didn't experience any bleeding with these lipsticks.

While I think $32 is a ridiculous/ borderline hilarious price for a lipstick, these are definately worth it. The only thing that might deter anyone from buying is if you are sensitive to scent: they have the somewhat heavy Rouge Coco floral scent (a mix of rose and vanilla), but I honestly don't notice on my lips. And I am concerned about how these will fare in even slightly warm weather- they're so soft, I fear they'll melt in no time flat.

The other shades (of the 18 available) that caught my eye were Liberté, a peach-coral; Unique, a strawberry pinky-red shade which looked like a lipstick version of Spark Glossimer; and Évasion, a pale pink-peach. The sales associate tried to sell me on Boy, a pinky mauve that is the most popular shade right now, but it looked too cool for my NC40-ish coloring.

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