The First Chanel Rouge Coco Shine…

Last Friday I did something spendy. On a trip to Boots which should have solely involved buying a mothers day present (not leaving it until last minute this year *applauds self* – sorry mum!), I may have wandered past the Chanel counter and given in to the little shopping devil on my shoulder. I came away with a certain foundation which has been doing the rounds on the interwebs again recently – no surprises there, I’m a sucker for a good review. But picking up my first ever Chanel lipstick purchase was a surprise for me.

Lot’s of you were surprised to hear I’d never purchased a Chanel lipstick before – this is for the following reasons:

1) They’re pricey
2) They’re pricey
3) They’re pricey

Okay, so those are all the same reason but £24 feeds me (being wheat free is expensive in Brighton) for a week or so and buys me a copy of Elle. But something came over me and I fell in love with the sheer pinky goodness of The Rouge Coco Shine in the shade Minute (90).

Despite my hesitation and concern for my bank balance, there are a lot of things I love about. First up, it’s everything I wish MAC’s Patisserie had been for me. This is that “my lips but better shade” where as patisserie lacked a little something that I can’t quite put my finger on. However both MAC’s Patisserie and Demure in the Revlon Colourbust Laquer Balm are both close dupes for this one.

It’s also one of those lipsticks that seem to hug your lips, never settling in the dry parts. You can even see how it coats and conceals a scab I have on my lip (so attractive, right?) and the sheer, glossy finish pulls everything together and makes any makeup look just look so… done? I loveee.

TLDR? How do I actually feel about this lipstick given the price? It’s ridiculous but… I’d do it all over again. There’s something about it that is just so perfect – obviously there are more affordable dupes for each shade – and I’m certainly not going to start doing a “gotta catch ’em all” kinda thing with them. But if you’re looking to treat yourself, the whole product is just perfect – colour, formula, finish, everything. The one thing I wish it had? Magnetic casing (like the Estee Lauder and Tom Ford lipsticks). Because there’s nothing more satisfying than “that click”.


  1. Catherine Loves
    20 Mar 2014 / 8:37 am

    This looks so pretty x

    Catherines Loves

  2. Marlenne
    20 Mar 2014 / 8:51 am

    Looks good on you! Chanel lipstick are worth their price, trust me!

  3. Shlaya92
    20 Mar 2014 / 8:59 am

    Ahh, as lovely as this looks, I think, personally, if I had £24, I'd probably add a bit more to it and go straight to the foundation/primer section. Sigh, priorities.

  4. As.x
    20 Mar 2014 / 9:22 am

    It's such a lovely shade!
    I'm still trying to resist buying one, simply because *expensive*

  5. Hello Kitty
    20 Mar 2014 / 9:25 am

    looks really good on you! loved the look..!

  6. Alice Porter
    20 Mar 2014 / 9:25 am

    I bought my first one not too long ago too in the shade Rendez-Vous which is so pretty! This one looks great on you!


  7. Leanne Van Breda
    20 Mar 2014 / 9:34 am

    It might be pricey but it sure looks lovely!

    Love from South Africa

    Arum Lilea

  8. Sara Chergui
    20 Mar 2014 / 10:11 am

    I have a Chanel lipstick given by my mother, I love it !

  9. Fiona Bradley
    20 Mar 2014 / 10:18 am

    Nothing like the click of a beautiful expensive lipstick. So satisfying. Like stepping on a malteaser haha 🙂


  10. Emma Payne
    20 Mar 2014 / 10:35 am

    I bought my first Chanel lipstick in duty free in America, and it's so fancy that I feel like a goddess every time I wear it, even though it was a few years ago and I probably didn't pick a shade that suited me perfectly!

  11. Amy Liddell
    20 Mar 2014 / 10:36 am

    I've never tried a Chanel lipstick either for the same pricey reasons as you but it does look dreamy… you my have influenced me to dig deep and splash out ha

    Salted Roses // UK Fashion Blog

  12. melissa z
    20 Mar 2014 / 11:04 am

    I love the look of Chanel make up but wow its expensive but this looks amazing hun !
    The Inked Blonde – Mel

  13. Hanie
    20 Mar 2014 / 11:12 am

    With it being pricey I don't think I'll be having one soon… It looks really good tho…

  14. Lauren
    20 Mar 2014 / 11:29 am

    I've recently just tried a chanel blusher and nail polish and love them both, I'm definitely going to have to try the lipsticks next!

    Check out my beauty giveaway..


  15. Mélane x
    20 Mar 2014 / 11:39 am

    Haha, well eventhough it was a pricey lipstick it suits you brilliantly. I love the nude shine to your lips, gives you a very healthy lip-look.

    Melane | Oh Sweet Remedy

  16. Tiny Alis
    20 Mar 2014 / 11:39 am

    I've never bought a high end lipstick, or anything from Chanel despite how gorgeous loads of their products are! Student problems… This colour looks fab on you 🙂

    Tiny Alis

  17. Amy Taggart
    20 Mar 2014 / 11:57 am

    Such a beautiful shade! I've never tried any Chanel lipsticks but will definitely have to! LOVE! 🙂 X.

  18. lolakate
    20 Mar 2014 / 1:30 pm

    I have very few expensive make up items in my make up bag but sometimes it is just so nice to use something a little more luxorious on your face. This is a beautiful colour, I don't own any nude shades but this one is lovely and the gorgeous packaging is tempting me x

  19. Ness
    20 Mar 2014 / 1:42 pm

    We're all allowed a splurge every once in a while! The color is really soft and pretty.

    Lavish Introvert

  20. Zazie Bibi
    20 Mar 2014 / 2:06 pm

    Ahh this sounds so luxurious! x

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  21. Teckie
    20 Mar 2014 / 2:08 pm

    I've been looking at swatches for these Chanel lipsticks on Pinterest for a long time… they're so beautiful but it is hard to justify that price!

  22. Daniella C
    20 Mar 2014 / 2:39 pm




  23. Lys ModestMix
    20 Mar 2014 / 2:43 pm

    So pretty! Chanel lipsticks are definitely worth the price, their quality is flawless

  24. Maria K.
    20 Mar 2014 / 2:51 pm

    It looks beautiful.

    Shocking, but as a beauty obsessed blogger you would think I own a Chanel lipstick as well. But I don't. I want one, but I'm waiting until I find the perfect shade.


  25. Almeida
    20 Mar 2014 / 2:53 pm

    Such a great color, and it looks lovely on you! x /

  26. Manouk Maat
    20 Mar 2014 / 3:09 pm

    Money well spent! 24,- is a lot but you clearly love it. Sometimes you've got to treat yourself 🙂

    WOMANOUK (beauty & drawings)

  27. annie.
    20 Mar 2014 / 3:50 pm

    Very pretty and it's almost worth the price just for the pretty Chanel packaging

    annie ||

  28. Victoria Caulfield
    20 Mar 2014 / 4:55 pm

    Oh wow I love it! It looks amazing with your skiing tone!
    Have an amazing day 🙂

  29. Rose Paddington
    20 Mar 2014 / 5:31 pm

    wow, it looks so beautiful on you, I agree, they are pricey, but totally worth buying!

  30. Dannii Ofe
    20 Mar 2014 / 6:39 pm

    I also purchased my first a couple of weeks back, and the formula, oh wow… Definitely feeling picking up a shade for summer!

  31. Gabrielle Anais
    20 Mar 2014 / 7:12 pm

    They are pricey but incredibly lovely. I think with lipsticks its can be justified as lips are an area that a lot of people would look at. Now if we are talking about something like the hourglass powders, that's freaking expensive for something that no one will really notice.

  32. Ana Leote
    20 Mar 2014 / 7:23 pm

    They are pricey but their packaging and shade range is beautiful! Also it's like a precious little thing you carry around in your purse and you kind of "show off" every time you use it in public!


  33. Katie Z
    20 Mar 2014 / 7:55 pm

    The packaging always swings me with Chanel.

    Katie Loves | UK Fashion & Beauty Blog

    BlogLovin' : Katie Loves

  34. sofia grigoriadou
    20 Mar 2014 / 11:52 pm


  35. Logan Hermanson
    21 Mar 2014 / 3:25 am

    Susie, you look gorgeous! I love this shade, it's perfect for everyday. I definitely think you'll get your money's worth with this one.
    xox Logan

  36. cheyenne
    21 Mar 2014 / 5:54 am

    so, so pretty. this goes straight onto my wish list!
    xo, cheyenne

  37. Ana Céline
    21 Mar 2014 / 6:40 am

    You are so beautiful! This colour looks gorgeous on you <3

    Ana xo

  38. Rachael McClenaghan
    21 Mar 2014 / 11:35 am

    I need a Chanel and Tom Ford lipstick in my make up bag! defnintely need to try colours out though in store!

    Rachael x
    All The Little Things x | Rachael McClenaghan

  39. Fashion Ganache
    21 Mar 2014 / 11:46 am

    Gorgeous colour! It looks amazing on you!

    Fashion Ganache.

  40. Carmen Petre
    21 Mar 2014 / 1:28 pm

    You should also have a look at the Rouge Allure ones, they definitely compete with Estee Lauder and Tom Ford in terms of packaging, in my opinion it's one of the nicest lipstick packaging around, and they are also much more pigmented than the Coco Shine ones.

    Oh, and your eye make up is beautiful, your eyes really stand out in this photo, it suits you very well.

  41. Aerin Downs
    21 Mar 2014 / 2:51 pm

    This is a beautiful shade! xx

    BerrieBlogs| {beauty blog}

  42. Jessicalaar
    21 Mar 2014 / 3:05 pm

    this colour looks great, lovely and natural

    Jess x

  43. Vicky M
    21 Mar 2014 / 11:19 pm

    Gorgeous shade! It does make a simple look come together nicely, and it looks a whole lot different than I would picture it on after seeing it in the tube.

  44. Sian Marie
    22 Mar 2014 / 10:10 am

    What a lovely colour! Such a pretty pink.

    Sian | Sian Marie Beauty


  45. Anne Knopp
    22 Mar 2014 / 4:00 pm

    Oh I've also never purchased a chanel product before..but it's on my to do-list for this year. I absolutely love this design and coco was a so impressing person..I need to buy one of those lipsticks too..:) and treat myself with it. It was a good choice of you to do buy this 🙂 <3

  46. Ciara Pollock
    22 Mar 2014 / 5:13 pm

    beautiful colour, and it looks amazing on you! x

  47. Gabrielle Crystal ℛoseℬonniee
    22 Mar 2014 / 8:11 pm

    Lovely photos. Nice post 🙂

    ℓα ℒιcσrηe – ℒa vie est ℓa petite ℓicorne.

  48. Laura
    22 Mar 2014 / 10:30 pm

    I held off buying a Rouge Coco Shine for a long time but I ended up buying Boy at the end of last year and I love it. I would love to get some more colours, Minute looks lovely on you!

    Laura | Breton & Blush

    22 Mar 2014 / 11:33 pm

    Rouge Coco Shine is my everyday go to formula. Most of the lipsticks dry my lips out, but RCS works as a balm as well and hydrates. I love them! x

  50. Maddy
    23 Mar 2014 / 2:56 pm

    Gorgeous colour, I am so jealous! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

    P.S. I don't want to be spammy, but I have a YSL Lipstick Giveaway on my blog at the moment!

  51. The Simple Wishlist
    23 Mar 2014 / 5:34 pm

    I won't be going out in a rush to buy one of these, but that's mainly because I don't like shiny lipsticks. The colour and product looks gorgeous though! x

  52. Tanya
    23 Mar 2014 / 7:30 pm

    Congrats on the new purchase!
    The Coco Shine in Boy is an amazing shade I highly recommend.
    I agree though it would be nice if the had a magnetic closure.

  53. Emma Rose
    23 Mar 2014 / 11:48 pm

    Oh my goodness I would buy this simply for the classy packaging. GORGEOUS!

  54. Kerry Wilshire
    27 Mar 2014 / 2:39 pm

    This shade is soo gorgeous! But the price makes my eyes water.. maybe one day I'll have the guts to pick up something from the Chanel counter.

  55. Quya
    05 Apr 2014 / 11:18 am

    looks amazing on you!totally worth it!

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  57. Marisa Jade
    10 Mar 2015 / 2:11 pm

    Thats lovely! My blog is holding a Chanel Lipstick giveaway if you want to broaden your collection xxx

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    01 Sep 2018 / 3:50 am

    Yes I really love this Coco Shine from Chanel Lipstick. Very beautiful color for woman. Can U tell me about another nice lipstick from Chanel?

    23 Dec 2018 / 7:07 am

    MasyaaAllah you look so very beautiful with that a lipstick. I will buy it because its so amazing. Please tell me whats the number it? Because I really love this product.