Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Flirt and Royallieu Review and Swatch

February 18, 2012

Chanel is a brand that makes consistently great lip products, and out of all their lipsticks the Rouge Coco Shine wins my heart the most. So naturally I had to get my hands on their latest from the Spring 2012 Collection. I only bought the shade in Flirt 69, and passed on Candeur as I thought it looked very similiar to Royallieu 58 (limited edition) that I acquired a while ago but never had the opportunity to show you.


I had expressed my thoughts on Rouge Coco Shine Lipsticks in several of my previous posts, so I won’t repeat them here.

Flirt appears as a bright coral orange from the tube, but the sheer texture translated to a fresh pink coral color on my lips.  I have been neglecting Rouge Coco Shine for a while, and wearing Flirt now just reminded me of how much I used to adore the finish. The wet glossy and moist semi-transparent texture gives an innocent and youthful finish to the lips, and the color just instantly brightens up my face.

chanel-rouge-coco-shine-hydrating-lipshine-lipsticks-69-flirtFlirt Lip Swatch:

chanel-rouge-coco-shine-hydrating-lipshine-lipsticks-69-flirt-swatchFull Face:


Royalleiu has never made it to the Australian shore. I bought it sight-unseen which I don’t normally do…and Royallieu proves that I have no luck with buying lipsticks this way. Had I tested this shade in real life, I would not have bought it. It is a very sheer pale nude pink shade when it is swatched on the skin. Unfortunately on my naturally pigmented lips, the pink color barely shows up! It works more like a glossy lip balm for me but with a a hint of mauve undertone. I personally do not like to wear lip shade that has a mauve or voilet hue to it as it just doesn’t look flattering against my skintone.


Here is a group swatch – noted that both Flirt and Royallieu shows up completely different on my lips than on my skin.

Left: Royallieu Right: Flirt


Bottom Line: Thumbs up for Flirt –  a universally flattering Spring shade for everyone. As for Royallieu, though it is a beautiful color on its own, it takes the right complexion to pull it off and that is why I did not pick up Candeur.

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Sylvie February 18, 2012 at 1:23 pm

I bought Flirt and passed on Candeur as well. Candeur looks very washed out whereas Flirt is a really beautiful spring colour. Looks great on you.


Joyce September February 18, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Flirt is pretty, I like the sheeriness unlike what we see from the bullet.


Rola February 18, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Flirt is very pretty on you. I will check it out because I am also a big fan of Chanel Rouge Coco Shine.


Shenley February 18, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Wow flirt is beautiful! Need to save up!


Minshu February 18, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Your lips look so firm and plump. What did you do to them??


Reika February 21, 2012 at 11:54 am

Thanks Minshu! I actually don’t take much care of my lips..I normally just apply a thick layer of lip balm before I go to bed.


SoLoveTiffany February 19, 2012 at 12:50 am

I heard alots of ppls sayin that they dont last like an hour or so? Is it true? Or the original rouge coco is better


Reika February 21, 2012 at 11:52 am

Yes the original rouge coco has a better lasting powder. Rouge coco shine lasts about 2 – 3 hours on me depending on the color without eating/drinking.


Valentine February 19, 2012 at 7:09 am

Flirt does brighten up your face! I haven’t tried Chanel lipsticks before but they sound pretty good from your reviews. Will be on the lookout!


The Girlie Blogger February 19, 2012 at 9:48 am

The colors are fantastic.


Petrina February 19, 2012 at 2:05 pm

The swatches almost makes me try rouge coco shine again but I’m horribly allergic to them 🙁 are there any dupes for Flirt?


Tina February 19, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Flirt looks amazing on you!!! Very tempted now…hard to find a coral shade that’s not too overpowering!


Natalie February 19, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Both look very pretty on you, but I’m especially liking Flirt! A perfect Spring/Summer shade.


Elaine February 20, 2012 at 3:18 am

Love flirt. I think is a such a flattering color on u! 🙂


Lakshmi February 20, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Hey Reika!
Both colors suit you so well, I love RC shines..
Have you seen the Asia exclusive RC shine called Premice?? It is gorgeoussss! I picked it up recently when I was in India and am in love with it!


Reika February 21, 2012 at 11:50 am

Thank you Lashimi, I love all your tips – premice is a gorgeous color! I hope I can find this at duty free.


Crème February 22, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Hey hey ! 😀

If you wanna try, you can put just a bit of fondation on your lips when you’re putting make up on, then your lips will be more beige than pink and the real lipstick colour will appear.

Let me know if you try ! XO !


Reika February 23, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Thanks for the lovely tip darl! I have tried it before but I found that foundation can make my lips look really dry…do you have this issue?


Crème February 23, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Oh yeah i did, it’s terrible, now, before i put make up on my lips, is use Dr Hauschka labimint, it’s fresh and my lips look a lot softer.

XO !


wtmontana February 23, 2012 at 2:24 am

I am definitely picking up the Flirt as it’s gorgeous. Not a huge fan of the absolute sheerness of the other shade though. I’ve recently picked up Aventure and Boy lipsticks!


Reika February 23, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Aventure and Boy are my favoroite Rouge Coco Shine! Great choice 🙂


Suselew February 23, 2012 at 2:50 pm

I agree that the effect on the lips is not the same as on skin. It looks very peach in the tube, coral on the skin and translates to a warm pink/peach on my pigmented rose lips. The peach is much more subtle, but it gives my lips a beautiful tone that could match either cool or warm-toned makeup. I was hoping, however, that the peach would overshine the pink, but that only happens on bare skin, not lips. Beautiful moisturing texture but I don’t expect it to be very long-wearing as there is a high degree of slip.


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