Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Lipstick Aventures Part 2 Purchase Review: Chanel Rouge Coco Shine

Before I start my review, I wanted to say that there is an issue going on with Blogger in that people are having difficulty commenting on their own posts and especially other people's posts. I was even having problems posting a post. It is a known issue with Blogger that you can kind of follow up on here. I have always used Internet Explorer but when I tried switching to using Firefox, it helped to resolve this problem for now. Others have told me that Google Chrome works as well. Okay, on to my review...

I got caught up in the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine hype when I was looking around for a new lipstick. I finally broke down and bought it in 57 Aventure.
 

It is a lush pink color with a hint of gold. According to the Chanel website, Rouge Coco Shines are LE hydrating sheer lipshines. It is supposed to "provide a lasting moisturizing shine in a water-light texture. The formula glides on for easy application, and a unique HYDRATENDRE complex hydrates and softens lips, giving them a healthier and fuller appearance. Available in a complete range of shades, from delicate beiges to dazzling berries, with a hint of shimmer to enhance a glossy finish."

 Naked lips

 Aventure applied to half of my lips

 Aventure fully applied
I love how it does apply sheerly with a wash of color. As Chanel said, it does glide on really nicely and has a watery finish to it, which I love. It does feel nice and hydrating. I love the color Aventure. The downside to it is that the hydrating, watery feel doesn't last. After wearing it for about an hour or so, my lips do not feel like it's being hydrated. The color doesn't fade but the hydration does so I feel like I have to reapply it. I'm sure that if I used a lip balm before applying Aventure, it would help but I wanted to test it without using a lip balm. Using a lip balm kind of defeats the purpose of purchasing a hydrating lipstick. Considering the price, I would be a bit hesitant to purchase this again, although I do love the color.


*Kat*

14 comments:

Vanity-Fashionista said...

I love Coco Shines! :D
Aventure is so pretty on you! I agree that the hydration seems to feel that it has faded over time though :(
xx

coffretgorge said...

KAT! i skipped this shade because i thought it was so-so, but seeing it on you makes me want to go back to the counter and try it on myself! it looks pretty and shiny! :)

Nic Nic said...

love it! super pretty.. yep im definitely going to get another colour.. the quest is which! hehe

galpal.hi said...

@Vanity-Fashionista--Thank you! I'm glad that I'm not the only one who thinks that the hydration fades away.

*Kat*

galpal.hi said...

@coffretgorge--Haha! You were one of the "enablers". Glad that I'm paying you back now. However, aren't you on a shopping ban?

*Kat*

galpal.hi said...

@Nic Nic--Oh, you're going to get another one? I can't wait to see which color you end up purchasing.

*Kat*

Blair said...

I have an issue with blogger as well.. my post didn't show up in my dashboard and google reader. I had to repost it. Small matter but I was wondering why were there no visitors reading my newest post for a bit haha~

Are Asian lippies from Coffret D'or, Maquillage etc more hydrating than Chanel Rouge Coco Shine?

Jennifer said...

i agree that Aventure is a bright pink! (almost too bright for me, haha) I find the rouge cocos not moisturizing enough though :( the Dior addicts are a bit better in this aspect.

Lisa ♔ said...

I love Chanel cooco rouge shine, those swatches look so pretty you. I think Chance is pretty too!

Most of the rouge shine appear quite sheer on me unfortunately, seem like i should try this color because it looks rather pretty and pigmented on you =)

Lisa x

galpal.hi said...

@Blair--All of a sudden, it seems like Blogger is working okay with Internet Explorer.

I'm not sure if on the whole, that the asian lippies are more moisturizing. I have to play with what little is left of my Maquillage and really test the longevity of the moisture.

*Kat*

galpal.hi said...

@Jennifer--Yes, I'm definitely finding that the Dior Addicts are much more long-wearing when it comes to the moisture.

*Kat*

galpal.hi said...

@Lisa--I really like this color! At this point, it seems to be the only redeeming point of it since the moisture doesn't last as long as I'd like for it to.

*Kat*

BV said...

Let me first begin by saying that colour looks AMAZIING on you!! I have also dipped my toes into Chanel lip products (lip lacquer + coco rouge allure) and I am seriously disappointed. Yes, disappointed!! Sad but exxy mistake. Despite the lasting power to be not what you expected at least it does look super pretty while it is on your lips! Um...

galpal.hi said...

@BV--Yes, definitely a pricey disappointment for you. I'm really loving the color too but just wish that the moisturizing feel to it lasted a bit longer than it does. Also the price makes it a bit prohibitive to consider making regular purchases.

*Kat*