Chanel Sourire Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick
Chanel Sourire Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick ($35) which means “Smile” in French, is a soft pink with fine golden shimmer. It looks like a bright watermelon light pink in the tube, but once the color is applied, it’s a sheer warm soft pink. It’s a great universal shade especially on warm skin tones, as the golden bits gives the pink some added brightness, so it’s not a pink that will wash you out. In fact, it’s one of those perfect lipsticks that you can mindlessly toss in your bag for every day and it’s so subtle that you can wear it on your no-makeup days or with any makeup look.
If you’re looking for loads of pigment, you will want to look elsewhere because the color is very sheer – and although you can build the color with multiple passes, you won’t reach opaque coverage. The texture is slippery like a balm and will leave your lips tinted, moisturized and slightly glossy. It’s basically like a luxury tinted lip balm.
Unfortunately as with sheer lipstick formulas, the lasting power won’t be super long, so you might need to reapply a few times throughout the day between meals – not that I mind. Since the color is sheer, you can just pop some on – no mirror needed.
From left to right: Chanel Amour Glossimer, Chanel Sourire Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick & Chanel Surprenante Rouge Allure Lipstick. (The other lip products will be reviewed shortly – I just happened to swatch them all at the same time.)
- Sheer, buildable color – great for every day
- Applies smoothly
- Makes the lips look plump and hydrated
- Shiny finish
- The product isn’t long lasting, so you’ll have to reapply throughout the day.