Review: Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in 54 Boy
Chanel's Rouge Coco Shine in 'Boy' is one of my all-time favourite lip products. I'd say lipstick, but it's not really a lipstick - it's a sort of balm, gloss, sheer lipstick hybrid - but a spectacular one at that. There's been countless sheer lipstick formulas released the past few years and while a lot of them have their gems, I've still got Chanel's version as the best in my book.
Boy is the often referred to 'my lips but better' kind of shade. It's a very brown based colour with a hint of pink. One quick swipe and you get a slightly more even toned lip with a glossy finish. Keep swiping and you can build it up somewhat, until you get a very glossy lip with a very natural even tint to the lips. It's my foolproof product for looking instantly put-together, without trying too hard both by not looking like I am, and not actually.
Lasting power isn't the best, but I don't really think anyone expects that from these kinds of formulas. It will disappear if you eat or drink, oar after a few hours. It's so easy to re-apply, you barely need a mirror, that I really don't mind. While it's not going to rival your most hydrating lip balm, it does moisturise a bit, and certainly won't dry your lips out. It's very comfortable to wear. A perfect option if you've got really dry lips, especially.
Chanel's Boy is one of those products I have to make myself not wear, cause I would end up just reaching for this all the time as it's so easy, and always just works. If this colour isn't the best for you, I'd recommend finding another shade in the formula as it's good across the board. If this does look like it might be your kind of colour though, I really recommend having a look at it the next time you are at a Chanel counter.
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