We're half way through my top picks from Chanel Rouge Coco Shine lipsticks. To those just joining us: my lips are somewhat darker than average so my preference, even for sheer lipstick formulas, is shades that pack some punch and actually show up on me. Chanel Rouge Coco Shine have a unique quality of losing their Shine pretty quickly but leaving a pretty and tenacious stain on the lips.
Unique, No. 51, is a decidedly pigmented color, pink berry or red plum or whatever you wish to call it. Unique has a warmer, more golden sheen than some of the other Rouge Coco Shine lipsticks, hence the changing undertones you see in the photos taken in various lighting conditions.
I enjoy wearing Unique with just about any makeup look. Plums are my natural pick for lip color as they work with my coloring very well. It's a shade that perks up a tired face and it goes with an evening look just as well as it works during the day. Once the shiny finish fades I've topping Unique with many lip glosses- from Chanel Glossimer in Myriade to YSL Golden Gloss in Plum something-or-other and LMdB Bali for a very bold evening look.
Bottom Line: as pretty as they come.
Chanel Rouge Coco S hine 51 Unique ($32) can be found at most department stores as well as chanel.com.
All photos are mine.