April 05, 2011
It comes as no secret that Chanel's Rouge Coco Shine in Boy was named after Capt Arthur Edward "Boy" Capel, the great love of Coco Chanel.
And I had certainly had my eyes on the lipstick for months now. When the Rouge Coco Shines were finally launched in Malaysia this month, one Boy was mine for sure.
Boy is a beautiful shade of pink, which on my lips, can work for both warm and cool looks. It is balmy, very glossy, very shiny, and very, very sheer. If you're not one for sheer, glossy lipsticks, give this a miss. If you are, then this was made for you.
As it is so sheer, I believe it will look slightly different on different people, depending on how pigmented your lips are. On me (as I have slightly more pigmented lips), it ended up being a slightly nudey-pink, while on Kahani, it looked a little more of a fresh, neutral pink.
We were both examining Boy (and Elise, which I also picked up) over coffee, and Kahani exclaimed that it was a "your-lips-but-more-polished-and-perfect".
"Let's just put it this way.
"If I didn't know you were wearing Boy, I would still think it was a perfect shade of lipstick, and DEMAND to know what you were wearing," said she.
As can be expected with most balmy and sheer lipsticks, it doesn't wear very long. But I've never minded reapplying my lipsticks, and I certainly wouldn't mind it now.
A 3g tube will set you back RM90, but ah well, it is Chanel.
Anything for the love of a Boy, eh?