Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Aventure, Chance, Monte-Carlo, Royallieu Swatches and Review

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

When Chanel released the first set of Rouge Coco Shine lipsticks, I was the first in line at my local counter to pre-order Boy (reviewed here).  I did not purchase any additional Rouge Coco Shines until the release of Royallieu, which then sparked my desire for more.  Recently I picked up 3 shades from the Duty Free stores to add to my collection - Chance, Monte-Carlo, and Adventure.  These all retail for $32USD and can be purchased on Chanel's website or from counters such as Nordstrom, Macy's, Neiman Marcus, Saks, etc.

Adventure (57) is a glossy rose pink with gold shimmers.  This is more pink compared to Boy and is really great when paired with a neutral eye and a soft pink blush.

Royallieu (58) is a glossy pale mauve that pairs really well with a smokey eye. For me, this is the best "nude" lipstick without making me look like a corpse.  This is also a Chanel online exclusive shade.

Monte-Carlo (62) was purchased during my "I crave for color" phase.  It is a coral based red that fits perfectly for those who are generally afraid of red lipsticks.  It definitely provides a nice punch of color that is quite pretty.

Chance (56) is a bumblegum pink that is quickly becoming one of my favorites.  It is a beautiful spring shade that pairs well with both smokey and neutral eyes.

Isn't Chance gorgeous?

As you can see from the tube, Adventure has gold shimmers, Monte-Carlo and Royallieu have silver shimmers, and Chance has no shimmers.

In the swatches, Royallieu looks much more vibrant compared to the pale mauve in the tube.

 Close up:

Taken with flash:

In the swatch below, you can see the shimmers in Adventure and Royallieu and very small shimmers in Monte-Carlo.

Overall, I really like the shade selection from the Rouge Coco Shine line.  I am always in search for the best pink lipstick and I think Adventure, Chance, and Royallieu all fit that criteria. I also really love how moisturizing these feel compared to the Rouge Coco formula. Despite my love for the texture and color,  I still find the wear time of these lipsticks quite disappointing. I wish they would last longer like the Rouge Allures or Rouge Cocos. Whenever I wear these, I find myself re-applying several times a day.

Bottom Line: I tread lightly with Rouge Coco Shine lipsticks because while I love the shades, I still have a tough time shelling out $32.50USD (increased from $32USD) for lipsticks that cannot last through a cup of coffee.  However, if you don't mind the short wear time, are looking for the perfect MLBB glossy lip effect, and love lipsticks that feel more like a balm, Rouge Coco Shines have just the right formula for you.  For those on a tight budget, I highly recommend purchasing these at Duty Free counters at the airport.  The cost is slightly lower and you will also save on taxes.


Alexis the Honey B said...

These are lovely arent they? Despite their short weartime, I just love the finish of these! I have Chance, Boy, Evasion and I just picked up Flirt! LOVE Royllieu. Thanks for the swatches!

Polarbelle said...

the colors are really pretty and I think they might even be worth trading a little wear time for. I need to shop my stash and see if I have any of those and if I don't, I need to amend that asap. I think there's a "chance" I might have Chance. lol Great pics and awesome choices!

Rainy Days and Lattes said...

All these colors are lust worthy :) Thank you for your swatches. I love Chance!

pearyfooa said...

I want Royalieu so bad! I was a Chanel counter @Nordstrom and asked for that shade. They had no idea! lol Now I know why!


Girlie Blogger said...

The colors are nice but 32 is just too much for something that won't last too long.

Jacqueline said...

Your swatches and pictures are so drool worthy! I want Adventure too :)

Jamilla Camel said...

I love Monte Carlo!

Eden-Avalon said...

Hum. I agree that the color selection is nice, but I definitely can't abide that price given the wear and the sheer nature of the product (even if its intentional.)

resham said...

beautiful colors...But I have very few High end lipsticks.

Christine said...

Thanks for the review! I found Chance and Adventure to be the prettiest!

Claudia Christina said...

I have Aventure (not Adventure!) myself and I love it! It's such a gorgeous color you can wear all year round :)

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