CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick in No. 55 Romance

Hello gentle reader.


I am of the opinion that we all need a little luxury in our lives. Be it a beautiful bottle of fragrance, some gorgeous makeup, a very special handbag, that suit or dress that you saved for for so long, a great car you worked so hard for... Whatever it is, big ticket or small indulgence, I believe that we all deserve to treat ourselves to something very designer, very chi-chi from time to time, when the spirit moves us and the budget allows.

The last time I was in the Valley, the spirit moved me. I had just had a doctor's appointment and I deserved a treat. Little kids get a lollipop, big kids get makeup. Specifically, CHANEL makeup. That day, I splurged on a lipstick and an eye shadow quad. (Which I will talk about in a future post.)

The lipstick I chose, after much swatching, narrowing down of choices and agonized waffling back and forth between two finalists is CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine in 55 Romance. I almost chose Boy, as it is a beautiful neutral and a very appropriate first purchase but in the end, Romance won my heart.


CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine in 55 Romance is a medium, bright rose pink creme. This is the perfect pink for anyone who wants a wearable, everyday shade with just a hit of bright, happy fun. This lipstick is a semi-sheer; it is ultra lightweight, silky and has a lovely shine but isn't overly glossy or "too much." This lipstick glides on without dragging or pulling at the lips. It feels smooth, weightless and moisturizing. CHANEL Rouge Coco Chine doesn't have stellar wear time, it is so light and soft that I find myself reapplying almost as frequently as I do a gloss. However, this lipstick is so nourishing and comfortable and just so damned pretty that I don't mind. Besides, who doesn't love pulling a CHANEL lipstick out of their bag, opening that luxurious black and gold packaging with the iconic interlocked double C's on the cap and doing an oh-so-ladylike touch up of their lips?


A swatch of CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine, 55 Romance on my hand.

And on my lips:


I love this lipstick. I love everything about it. From the beautiful, sleek packaging to the perfect, seems as if it was created just for me shade to the light rose scent, I just love, love, love CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine lipstick in 55 Romance. I am so happy that I bought this lipstick and I plan to buy a couple more in other shades that were really speaking to me, the day I bought this one. Some day.

CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick is available wherever CHANEL cosmetics are sold and retails for $35.00. Yes, this lipstick is a splurge but in my opinion, it is worth every penny.

What is your favorite CHANEL lipstick or cosmetic item? Are you lusting after anything in particular? I am still kicking myself that I didn't buy the LE Nordstrom Exclusive Luminizer the day I bought this lipstick and my eye shadow quad. In for a penny, in for a pound and I really, really should have bought that luminizer! Okay, I need to stop thinking about it, now!

Thank you so much for dropping in and reading my blog. Take care, have a beautiful day and go treat yourself to a little something special. You deserve it.