Had a lot of you asking about what was on my eyes/cheeks/lips throughout recent Chanel posts, so I figured maybe I should post the look in full so it’s easy to find It’s super easy and takes about five minutes or less!
For eyes, I applied a light layer of NARS Smudgeproof on the lid as an eyeshadow primer from lash line to brow bone with a firm, flat brush. First, I applied the lightest beige shade from the quad all over the lid with a fluffy eyeshadow brush. I used a slightly stiffer brush to apply the darker beige shade to the outer third of the lid (which really doesn’t add a lot; you could skip it). With a fluffy crease brush, I applied the burgundy shade and diffused it upwards. To highlight the brow bone, I used the lightest beige shade against with a fluffy blending brush. On the lower lash line, I applied Chanel Grenat. Finally, I applied a coat of Hourglass Film Noir to lengthen and thicken lashes.
For face, I applied Chanel Perfection Lumiere with a circular foundation brush. I blended Chanel Blush Horizon de Chanel onto cheeks with a dense blush brush and set with Guerlain Les Voilettes. For lips, I applied Chanel Flirt.
For spring, there are two new Chanel Rouge Coco Shines ($32.00 for 0.10 oz.); they include: Candeur (pastel pink) and Flirt (soft coral). Chanel lists both of these as joining the permanent range.
Candeur is a pale neutral pink with almost opaque color coverage. It’s a touch lighter compared to Guerlain Rose Innocent.
Flirt looks like a slightly pinked coral in the tube, but when I applied it to my lips, it took on a much pinker appearance. I suspect that this shade will lean more or less coral depending on how much pink is in your natural lip color. This shade had more semi-opaque color coverage with some translucency so it doesn’t read heavy or opaque at all. It’s like a much lighter version of theBalm Strawberry. MAC Flamingo is slightly warmer, less pink. MAC Blossom Culture is slightly more opaque. MAC Ever Hip is less pink and more opaque.
I’ve reviewed the formula in the past, and while it feels lovely on lips initially, I’ve found the formula to be just above average but not really worth the price tag. The wear time is under two hours (I normally average four), which is definitely a bummer. For me, what is most disappointing is the lack of hydration. The formula is supposed to be moisturizing, and indeed, it feels like it will be, because it glides on and feels lightweight and more like a lip balm than a lipstick.
The formula isn’t drying, but it doesn’t add moisture for the short period of time it’s on your lips. I feel the need to add some sort of balm after these are up or else reapply. Because of the really creamy, glide-on consistency, it is also easy to overapply these. The color is intended to be soft and translucent, though these seem more pigmented than other Rouge Coco Shines I’ve tried. There are readers who definitely enjoy these, so they may be worth checking out if the color really grabs you. I haven’t had a great experience with them, though, and I think Chanel can and has done some really amazing lip products in the past–these just don’t hit the mark for me.
If the wear was improved, these would be a better buy. They do apply exceptionally well, because the texture is very balm-like, so it glides on effortlessly and feels comfortable to wear while it lasts.
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