Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Chanel Empreinte Rouge Coco Shine
Chanel Empreinte Rouge Coco Shine

Chanel Empreinte Rouge Coco Shine

Chanel Empreinte Rouge Coco Shine ($32.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a pale beige-rose with a subtle gray cast. There’s also a very subtle gold shimmer. Cle de Peau #129 is similar, though it applies pinker and warmer. MAC Win-Win has a totally different texture but appears a bit similar. MAC Lazy Day has a similar gray cast but is more opaque. Benefit Jing-a-ling is also pink with a gray cast but is also more opaque.  I caution you on comparison colors, though, because there’s enough translucency that and subtlety to this shade that I expect it to look a bit different person to person.

It has semi-sheer color coverage; at first glance, it will appear sheer or almost colorless, and that’s because it is nearly the exact color of my lips, and I don’t mean that in a my-lips-but-better kind of way–because I don’t like my natural lip color much (very corpse-like), so the result is just a more evened out corpse-like color. So it’s not my take on MLBB myself, but it could work for someone with more naturally pigmented lips looking for a way to mute them here and there. If you’re scratching your head thinking, “No way this is semi-sheer,” I encourage you to look very specifically at the freckle on my lip–you can see how prominent it is on my bare lips, but you’ll see how much of it is covered/appears faded with this product on.

There are a lot of readers who love this formula, and while I like it, I’m not in love for two reasons: it’s not really moisturizing in my experience, and it wears off too quickly. It’s not drying, but it doesn’t hydrate my lips during the short time it lasts on my lips. I’m lucky if these last two hours (and I typically get four hours of wear out of lipsticks).  Empreinte lasted a whopping hour and a half.  What I like most about the formula is the consistency; it’s very soft, smooth, and has a lot of slip, so it glides on lips easily and feels really comfortable to wear. A small downside to slippery formulas is that it’s easy to over-apply and they do have a tendency to disappear faster than less slippery formulas.

The Glossover

LE
product

Empreinte

B
If you don't mind frequent reapplications, you may like the Rouge Coco Shine more than I did. It's not hydrating like it says for me, but it isn't drying. This shade will work across skin tones, just because it's subtle and semi-sheer.

Product

8/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

6/10

Application

5/5

Results
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Dupes
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Chanel Empreinte Rouge Coco Shine
Chanel Empreinte Rouge Coco Shine

Chanel Empreinte Rouge Coco Shine
Chanel Empreinte Rouge Coco Shine

Chanel Empreinte Rouge Coco Shine
Chanel Empreinte Rouge Coco Shine

Chanel Empreinte Rouge Coco Shine
Chanel Empreinte Rouge Coco Shine

Chanel Empreinte Rouge Coco Shine
Chanel Empreinte Rouge Coco Shine

Chanel Empreinte Rouge Coco Shine
Chanel Empreinte Rouge Coco Shine

Chanel Empreinte Rouge Coco Shine
Chanel Empreinte Rouge Coco Shine

Chanel Empreinte Rouge Coco Shine
Chanel Empreinte Rouge Coco Shine

Chanel Empreinte Rouge Coco Shine
Chanel Empreinte Rouge Coco Shine

Chanel Empreinte Rouge Coco Shine
Chanel Empreinte Rouge Coco Shine

Chanel Empreinte Rouge Coco Shine
Chanel Empreinte Rouge Coco Shine

Chanel Empreinte Rouge Coco Shine
Chanel Empreinte Rouge Coco Shine

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Chanel, $32.50.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

Cle de Peau #129 is similar, though it applies pinker and warmer. MAC Win-Win has a totally different texture but appears a bit similar. MAC Lazy Day has a similar gray cast but is more opaque. Benefit Jing-a-ling is also pink with a gray cast but is also more opaque.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: OCC Datura, Foxfire, Acacia Loose Colour Concentrantes; Chanel Peche Cuivre Eyeliner on lower lash line. On cheeks: Chanel Sable Beige Bronzer.

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15 thoughts on “Chanel Empreinte Rouge Coco Shine Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Alexa K

    I would probably rate this as B-….this is like you have applied some lip balm on your lips…..too lame for Channel……

  2. Leah

    I know everyone has things they don’t adore about themselves, but I don’t know what you’re talking about re: corpse lips! I think the natural color of your lips is very flattering, particularly with the bright look in your overall face picture at the end! Your eyes pop like crazy!

  3. CharlotteLomax

    I’ve heard of ‘my lips but better’ but this is totally my lips but worse!

  4. artemis

    meh. so sheer, still settles. expensive

  5. still giggling about the corpse lips.. hahahaha

  6. I love the rouge coco formula, but this isn’t up my ally. Thanks for the review. =]

  7. paneradfisk

    Anyone heard of vaseline? :D

  8. Devi

    I think you have a beautiful lip color Christine. It’s not so pigmented that you have to conceal your natural lip color in order to have a lipstick show up on you, but they have a great amount of pigment that you can go bare without having to look “corpse-like.” That, and at least your top and bottom lip match better than mine ever will. I love my raspberry bottom lip color, but I hate having a brownish-purplish top lip; and with my skin coloring, trying to make them look more even in color looks fake. I think you have a fabulous pair of lips.
     
    Everyone’s lip insecurities aside, I would never pay 33 bucks for something so sheer that doesn’t quite live up to its hydrating claims.

  9. This might be very close to your natural lip color, but I really like it on you! I think the glossiness livens it up. 

  10. MsChatfield

    When is this released in the UK, please?

  11. Brittany Watson

    Ha! Just posted this on my blog today as well :)

  12. wanikki

    yay, $32 lipbalm…