Chanel Rouge Coco Shine ‘Boy’- review and swatches

The first time I laid eyes on the makeup from Chanel S/S 2011 I knew that I had to make ‘Boy’ mine. The Rouge Coco Shines were not released at that time, so it was a long and harrowing wait until the range finally came out a few months later.

Like the Coco Rouge range that came out in early 2010, the new Coco Rouge Shines were created by Peter Philips to entice women back into wearing lipstick. As the name suggests, the Coco Rouge Shines are a sheerer, more shimmery range compared with the original Rouge Cocos- and can be considered part of the lipstick/lipgloss hybrids that are all the rage at the moment.


‘Boy’ is a delicate, pale, cool toned pink that reminds me of rose quartz. It is infused with fine silverish microshimmer which give your lips a very delicate sparkle that is always chic, never trashy.

This lippy is very sheer, so if your lips are on the pigmented side, you might want to tone down your natural lip colour with a little bit of concealor to get ‘Boy’ to show up.

keep reading after the jump!


This lipstick has a slick, lightweight texture and when applied feels like you’re not wearing anything on your lips. This makes for very comfortable wear, but unfortunately, also leaves you with pretty disappointing wear time. I get about 1 hr of wear (if I’m lucky) before I need to reapply.

If you want to see ‘Boy’ in action in the context of a full FOTD,  go to my Purple Haze May FOTD Challenge.

Like all the other lippies in the Chanel Rouge Coco, and Coco Shine ranges, ‘Boy’ is named after a specific aspect of Coco Chanel’s life. In this case, Arthur Edward ‘Boy’ Capel, the English Polo player that Coco Chanel had a long affair with. 

Speaking of which, have you seen ‘Coco Avant Chanel’? Great movie.

Posted by on Jun 17th, 2011 in Chanel, Lipstick, Reviews, Swatches | 17comments


17 Responses to “Chanel Rouge Coco Shine ‘Boy’- review and swatches”

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    gorg! reminds me of the new YSL s/s 2011 lip collection!


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