I put off purchasing Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick in Boy for the longest time, deeming the shade to be too pale to warrant a place in my collection. I also convinced myself that as I tend to wear matte lipsticks most days that I would be wasting my money. Then one day in a moment of weakness I walked straight up to my local counter and parted with the cash. Do I regret it? Nope, no light nude pink has quite rocked my world like it...
Do I really need to touch on the packaging? Nope those interlinking double CC's speak for themself. What I adore about Chanel lipsticks is that they look and feel expensive. I feel like a real grown up when I apply or pull a shade out of my bag and as silly as that may sound it can change my mind frame. Packaging means nothing if the formula isn't up to par.
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine are sheer glossy lip colourants that aren't quite as pigmented as a typical lipstick, that is not to say that they do not provide colour to the lips because they do but with a natural effect. With the formula being sheer the shade works with your natural lip shade rather than masking it. In terms of sheer lipsticks I have found the Coco Rouge line to be fairly pigmented, well as pigmented as a sheer lipstick can be with a glossy finish. However if you are looking for a more pigmented lipstick I suggest the regular Chanel Rouge Coco line as they provide a more opaque coverage. The lovely thing about Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Lipsticks is that they offer the shine of a lipgloss without any of the stickiness or thickness that glosses often have. I also found the formula to be really hydrating and akin to that of a tinted lip balm, a great formula for those with dry lips as it does not cling to dry patches - on the lips it glides on like a gel and feels almost like a butter. So comfortable. The wear time isn't anything to write home about but nor is it shockingly short, an application to wear for around just under two hours - slightly less if eating/drinking.
The Chanel Rouge Coco Shine shade is expansive but I feel Boy is one of those unique shades that could be overlooked as it doesn't appear to be all that special in bullet form. A light somewhat cool toned nude pink that will work with your natural lip shade - sometimes I feel it reminds me of a sheerer version of MAC Angel Lipstick and at other times I deem it to be a more pink toned version of MAC Hue. Complex yes but so, so easy to wear. If like myself you seem to gravitate towards natural/neutral make-up for day wear and a full on smoky, vampy look come night fall then this shade will look great with both looks. I can quickly swipe this on and know it will look great. No fuss, easy to wear, what more could you want?
You can find Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick in Boy via Boots here for £25.