Saturday, 18 February 2012

Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine Liberte and Romance Review and Swatches

Love the packaging. Classic Chanel, what's not to love?

(left to right): Liberte and Romance

The Rouge Coco Shines were a big hit earlier last year, especially the colour, Boy. I had seen Boy and swatched in store and wasn't so sure about it. As the sales happened, and I hit duty free, curiosity got the best of me and I picked up two of these that I'll review today:

  • 46 Liberte (sparkly peach pink)
  • 55 Romance (cream bright pink)

I liked Liberte the best, and wasn't as impressed with Romance. It may have been a colour issue for me. Romance I bought online without swatching (impulse buy!), but Liberte I actually picked out at the Duty Free counter.

(left/bottom to right/top): Liberte and Romance

I waited a while to review these. Mostly because I tried these while I was in the US in December and January. While I was there, my lips were much drier than they usually are, so I wasn't as impressed with these 'hydrating' lipshines. :/

I have to say wearing it back in the UK, where my lips are back to their normal selves, these lipshines do feel a lot more balmy and I wouldn't say they are drying. 

I also found the colour pools in cracks! And I guess it's all in the name 'sheer lipshine' but I found it a bit too sheer and not enough shine. I guess I really just wanted a Chanel glossimer lip gloss. In fact, I think I'll stick to those. 

I don't want to give them a totally negative review, but they kind of felt like really expensive lip balm. These might be great if you like a bit of colour and have pale lips, or if you go for one of the brighter and more pigmented shades. I'm not tempted to get anymore though.

And totally not related at all...

I've pretty much watched all of the Wizards of Waverly Place! Total sadness! What to watch now!?!  I feel like there will be a big hole in my life. Luckily I still have the movie to watch. Phew!

Also been mesmerized by Gossip Girl lately. Poor Blair, seriously... but what is she thinking!?! I'm not sure I'm enjoying all the Blair and Lonely Boy action, especially when smouldering Chuck is right there! Come on! Did she hit her head *that* hard in that car accident?

Oh yes, and seriously, the most important question of the season so far: when is Dan going to get a decent hair cut?

I know I'm looking forward to Monday's new episode! How about you guys? 


  1. I've got Coco Rouge in Orchidee,you know the ones that came out I think two years ago. I love the colour, but I find the formula very dry so I use a balm under it first.

    For the price of a Chanel lipstick, you'd expect a bit more wouldn't you. And your right, there are plenty of tinted balms out there that don't cost so much.

    1. I know right?! I can't believe how much everyone went on about loving Boy, I really thought I was missing out. Good to know I'm not alone, Ali!

  2. they are so gorgeous, but wayyyy too out of my budget.

    1. That they are, but honestly, you're not missing out! They are just expensive lip balm to me.


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