Chanel Candeur and Flirt Rouge Coco Shine Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Chanel Candeur Rouge Coco Shine

Chanel Spring 2012: Rouge Coco Shines

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.

Chanel Candeur and Flirt Rouge Coco Shine Reviews, Photos, Swatches


Chanel Candeur Rouge Coco Shine

Chanel Candeur Rouge Coco Shine

Chanel Candeur Rouge Coco Shine

Chanel Candeur Rouge Coco Shine

Chanel Flirt Rouge Coco Shine

Chanel Flirt Rouge Coco Shine

Chanel Flirt Rouge Coco Shine

Chanel Flirt Rouge Coco Shine


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Devoney Avatar

What do you do to keep your teeth so beautiful and white?! I’ve always wondered. I’m always looking for better products :] By the way these lipsticks look wonderful on you, and that wear time is such a bummer!

Sarah Avatar

Oh my, I was really pleasantly surprised by how these look on you as opposed to in the tube! They’re very pretty; too bad about the price and the lackluster formula!

Melissa Avatar

A Chanel SA told me that he found the Rouge Coco Shines to not be moisturizing at all. And the fact that they are so sheer proves to me that they are definitely not worth the money. I stocked up on their Aqualumiere lipsticks when they were being phased out, and I know that they are so much better than the RCS. Why Chanel discontinued their Aqualumiere lippies is certainly a mystery to me. I want them back!

Hilary♥ Avatar

Not worth the price – there’s no real pigmentation, they look like regular lip balm and honestly I’ll never spend so much money on lip balms.

Debi Avatar

The first one I skipped over because it is way too light and not worth much. Flirt I thought about and finally purchased and am glad I did. It pulls pinky peach on my rosy lips, but not orange as I first thought it would. I just a post up with swatches on my haul from this collection and the Knightsbridge one. Very pretty shades that I plan to use a lot of this spring and summer!

PJ Avatar

I think “flirt” is a good color for you. Im not so sure that I can pull off a coral look, but it looks like that is the trend for spring 2012. I have a few of these coco shines, still use the bonheur color, but the others are just taking up space in my makeup drawer! KaaaaaChing!

Alejandra Avatar

I wouldn’t mind splurging on a really nice lipstick, like I did for Dior Nocturne, but these sheer lipsticks leave a lot to be desired.I would not pay $10 for these let alone $32.Different strokes for different folks I suppose.

Nancy Avatar

I also find these way overpriced. I bought “Boy” two days before Christmas and right now I’m a little more then half way through with the whole tube. It’s very thin and watery consistency doesn’t hydrate or last long on my lips at all..very disappointing for the price and amount of product you get.

Mary Avatar

They are both so pretty on you. The lipsticks remind me a bit of YSL Rouge Volupte Perle. Have you ever tried those Christine? By the way, what eye shadows are you wearing? They match both of the lipsticks perfectly!

Sumer Mohammad Avatar

What I have to say ,, you lucky people $32 isn’t that bad comparing the price here in my country (I do live in Saudi Arabia ) and Dior and Chanel lipsticks is about $ 48 …:(. And I really like flirt it looks pretty

Cathy Avatar

Hi…Thanks for the great swatches…I love the look of the Candeur in the tube…but need something with a bit “more to it” when it’s on. I know you mentioned the Guerlain…any other ideas in similar color family?? (Does t strike you as anything like Chanel Chintz?) Thanks!

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