|Would buy this product again.||59%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Green
This was a disappointment for me; the texture was sheer, which I like, but had less staying power than tinted lip balm, and went into every line and groove in my lips and made them stand out in full relief. The color, attractive in the tube, turned purple on my lips (to be fair, a lot of lipsticks from many different brands turn purple on me). This is also a smaller tube and much smaller lipstick size than my other Chanel lipsticks from the other ranges (Coco Rogue, Rogue Hydrabase and Aqualumiere). For $32, I'd like a much better product than this, and one in the standard Chanel product size. I won't be purchasing any more lipsticks in this line. Too bad, because I'm a longtime fan of Chanel cosmetics.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
The color is beautiful-- perfect subtle pink, great for spring, and goes on so nicely. However, shortly after wear, it drief out my lips terribly. Now they are chapped. I will continue to wear the color; perhaps in the warmer weather it won't be as harsh on my lips. Wouldn't buy again even though the color is lovely. It's just too drying.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love this color. I've never thought of myself as a pink girl ( I'm half east indian half white and favor a more olive skin tone) but when the makeup consultant put it on my I feel into deep love with this color. I can wear it with everything and I just adds this nice healthy glow. I have large lips as well and haven't used lipstick in years because I find they all dry and feather my lips and highlight all the chapped results. This lipstick doesn't dry my lips out at all. Plus like other Chanel makeup it has the best rose scent. I love it. I sit in my office or on the train and just breathe in the most lovely rose scent. I love it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I forgot all about this one until I was at the Chanel counter yesterday and they just got two more in. So, of course, I bought it.
I find it a bit drying and not particularly long lasting. There was really no colour payoff although the shine was lovely - more sparkly than gloss, which I liked. The colour was definitely cool on me, and it was fresh and lively, although again, it did not change the colour of my lips per se, just brightened them. It definitely was not moisturizing like many other lipsticks are of many lines, but I find that with Chanel sometimes certain colours/formulas can be a bit drying.
Finally sum up, to throw in my purse for a day to day emergency type of thing or when I don't want to fuss with sticky lipglosses or what not, yes, and perhaps it will work very nicely on top of other lipsticks. The price is very steep and this is the first time I am saying this about a Chanel product for what it is. It cannot be compared to Dior's old shine lipsticks that were discontinued. So, I have no plans to purchase another.
UPDATE: I returned this yesterday. I am not going to keep anything that I don't like anymore. I really didn't like this product. At the Chanel counter, they were so nice. They took all my info, why I didn't like it etc., and expressed concern. I was really surprised by the reaction. I instead decided to pick up my face powder as I ran out so all is well.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I like this colour so much! It's the perfect rose for my skin tone NW 25, without lady or barbie effect. It has the right shine for morning use and it leaves lips moisturised for hours. Very classic in a chanel way, not shocking at all but perfect if you want to look sophisticated and trendy. Expensive but worth every penny for the instant confident factor that can give.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
This product was definitely a surprise for me. After my disappointment in Chanel's Rouge Coco Madamoiselle, I was hesitant to jump on the bandwagon and try the stand-out colour of the collection. The question was cwould one lip colour truly be all things to all people? After trying this one out for over 2 weeks, I have to say the answer is YES. I'm an NC 44 with very pigmented lips. Finding a pink that's not a pinky brown nude and that works on me is very difficult. The colour payoff is great, it's moisturising and the packaging is so sophisticated. this product bridges the gap between lipstick and gloss so well. And no fingers or squeezing required. The cons for some people may be it's lasting power and the price. I purchased this well aware that what I was buying was closer to a lipbalm than a lipstick so I wasn't expecting very long wear anyway. If I want to make it last a bit longer I use Chanel's lip liner in Natural to line my entire lip first. As for the price.I tend to buy high end products anyway but I can see that the steep price may put a lot of people off. But this is Chanel we're talking about! All in all a fun, quality product that I think I'll re-purchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I love my rouge coco in #2 perle but it can get a bit drying after a few hours - this is another story altogether was so happy with this I also bought Deauville (a browny neutral). This is also the colour worn by the model in the ad campaign and I was worried that it would be too pink/cool for me and wasn't going to even try it but the sales assistant said that the model has a lip liner base to make the colour more intense. On its own its a nice casual look but with a liner underneath you can really play around and get some different tones! I'm a little bit in love
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
The reviews below mine all point out how wonderful this lippie is and I concur one hundred percent.
This particular color is subtle. The formula is amazing. It's much more emollient than a balm but this applies as easily as a balm. Just simply lovely. I wear this all the time since I received it by purchasing early on the website.
I can't wait to sample other colors in this new lip line. I really do like this formulation.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Boy is a pretty rose color. Rosier/pinker than my natural lip color but not over the top. Because it is sheer, how it looks on you may depend on how much pigmentation your lips have naturally. It has a subtle rose scent that may bother some people.
Itís great that it is basically fool-proof and you can apply it without a mirror. For me, this is perfect for everyday because I donít like to look too ďmade up,Ē and prefer a more natural look. One thing I love about it is that I donít need to put chapstick under it because itís already moisturizing. With EVERY other lipcolor Iíve used, I always put lip balm underneath. Iíd say this lipstick is halfway between a tinted lip balm and a regular lipstick.
The packaging has a satisfying click when you close the tube together. Has the Chanel logo on top and the gold band in the middle. No complaints whatsoever about the packagingís sturdiness, and it looks fantastic on my vanity.
Bottom Line: If you like a casual, sheer and moisturizing lip color this is for you!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
On me this looks more warm than cool. Its really MLBB colour which I think wears best with a neutral-coloured e/s and 'Pink Explosion' or 'In Love' blush. I've been wearing this a lot since I got it and love it. Will purchase for sure. This has soon become my favourite alongside Mademoiselle (RC) which looks fantastic with this look too.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Oh, how I lemmed this one for a LONG time...and it is almost a total hit for me. I love moist, sheer MLBB lippies so lets just start out saying that. Of the other Chanel formulas I really didn't care for Rouge Coco- settled in my fine lines, a bit too much frositness and not enough shine, plus the colors all leaned orange on me. Aqualumieres-did like several of those but again, a bit too much frostiness for me in Bondi, Phi Phi, and the other one I own. My HG lippie to date is Chante Lip Chic in Tea Rose, fyi.
On with the review-
Case-typical Chanel. Classy looking, a nice click. Gold top with white Chanel crossed "C"s. A bit more slender but not nearly as slender and long as MAC Slimshines.
Formula-no dragging on lips at all, this slips on with no effort. I could see this being very easy to apply w no mirror. Super light weight. A slight scent which didn't bother me after application, and I am extremely scent sensitive. Feels light, you can't feel it on your lips at all. Tiny teeny microshimmer that gives off a look of moistness not frostiness. Not sheer, it does have a hint of opacity to it. Not nearly as opaque as the Bobbi Brown Lipsheers (which weren't sheer on me at all). My lips aren't dry after wearing Boy, but they also don't feel super moist. I have yet to find any lippie that does that. But, I guess you could say this is the most moisturizing in that it is the least drying, if that makes sense.
Durability- terrible. I didn't expect it to be long lasting at all and it wasn't. Without eating I got about 1. 5 hours on lips. This is definately a lippie you will apply all night over and over.
Color-Boy on my pigmented lips is a light rosy pink...definately more pink than rose. I would say it is neutral to slightly cool. There are no strong violet or blue undertones in this pink but I also don't see any of the warm undertones or peachy pink that others have reported. Honestly, it is barely noticable on my pigmented lips. I need its slightly deeper sister and I would be in heaven.
Overall, I am sure I will buy this in other colors because I like the formula but I won't repurchase Boy because it isn't a perfect color match for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I love this lipstick and can't wait to see the rest of the line. The texture is really smooth and balm-like and the color is a perfect sheer not too done not too casual rose. Right now my lips are winter dry and peely and my Rouge Coco's are only making them look worse. This lipstick however doesn't emphasize the peelies and seems to be making them less noticeable.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Am not going to reiterate what the four other posters have so aptly wrote about "Boy" except to say I agree with their reviews. I will only add that as a 59 year old woman I feel completely comfortable with the shine, color, texture, etc.
When I asked about a complementary lipliner the MA at Bloomingdale said she was using Aqua Crayon "Roaey" but using it very lightly and it turned out to be a great match. Definitely looking forward to the April 6 launch of the other colors. These will be a great spring/summer alternative to my much loved and used full-on lipsticks.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I first read about this on Karlasugar's blog and decided that I had to have it! As the two previous reviewers said, Boy is in limited relase through Feb 15, and will not be available again until the new Rouge Coco shine line officially launches April 6.
Anyway, as you can see in the picture that someone has graciously posted, and from the descriptions by these other lovely ladies, Boy is a classy mid-tone pink with some slight shimmer. It is the color of my lips on a good day - just looks very healthy. The finish is not too shiny - I would say about the same as a MAC Lustre lippie.
Compared to the original Rouge Coco's, the Shine version has a lot more "slip" and is far more sheer. While I adore the Rouge Coco original, sometimes I find that the opacity is too dressy and done up. The Shine version is more wearable with jeans and a tee shirt, and as the first reviewer said, it is versatile enough to wear everywhere.
Packaging wise, it comes in the same sleek black tube, thought slightly thinner in girth. The lipstick has the same rose-floral scent, which I find pleasing. Compared to the Aqualumieres, this is far more moisturizing while also being very lightweight.
Overall, I am looking forward to other colors. I did take off a lippie because the lasting power is not the best.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I think I knocked over about five people on my way to Nordstrom's today to pick up my pre-sale of this lipstick. For starters I'll say that IMO it's worth all the hype.
The formula is so much more silky and buttery than any previous Chanel lipstick incarnations. In fact, it feels similar to Cle de Peau's Extra Silky Lipstick. Anyway, this glides on in the way of a lip balm, and feels so lightweight and soft. There's a definite slip to it that makes me want to smooth my lips together more often than necessary. It just has that sort of texture... almost like a very light coating of extremely delicate oil. No density or waxiness, so it truly has the sensation of weightlessness. Like healthy lips holding natural moisture.
And the color...! I'm the first to admit that I'm a pink lipstick fiend, and I own upwards of a hundred pale to light pink shades of high-end brands. I'm the personality type that can never have too much of a good (cosmetic!) thing. But this really is a beautiful pale pinkish rose. On bare lips it looks diaphanous and subtle with shimmer. The pale color is not even remotely frosty. It is not a "baby" or "barbie" pink, and certainly not a nude or beige. It has warmth without being too peachy or golden. I want to call it neutral but it does have some gold shimmer that would make it lean more towards the warm end of the scale. I can apply this without a mirror and it would still look perfect. It's a very alluring and sexy color.
It won't provide a full, rich coating of pigmentation. It gives a transparent hint of color that's the shimmery version of MLBB. I'm happy to find that it's buildable too. A few coats does create more impact without looking caked on. Like the effect you can get from a pouty, seductive lipgloss without the thick coating of shiny gloss and all the stickiness that goes with it.
The packaging is markedly smaller than the rest of the Chanel lipstick lines. It's slimmer and less blocky, very elegant in the traditional black and gold colors. I don't notice much of a fragrance, which is a nice change of pace.
I've never found a dupe of my perfect, wonderful Chanel Narcisse blush. To anyone out there who understands all the implications that statement holds I say to you: this is like the lipstick version of Narcisse. I'll wear this with everything and I love it already.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I too was lucky to get one of these on the pre release, I recently started to want a neutral lipstick, I usually go for vibrant lips but thought I needed a nice neutral in my collection, but it has been diffuclt finding the right one, I love this, it is fool proof and would work with a number of looks, it is similar to Tom Ford's lipstick in Rose Dusk, just a sheerer more wearable color, in fact I love it so much I already ordered a back up and I have only used up maybe two entire tubes of lipstick ever, so that is saying a lot for me, feels like nothing is on your lips but then you catch a glimsp of yourself and you think now that looks pretty. The container is smaller than most Chanel lipstick and you get less but I am willing to pay the price because it has been a color I have been searching for for a very long time
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Named after the gentleman who financed Coco's first boutiques, and with whom she had a love affair, Boy is the first release in Chanel's newest line of lipsticks, Rouge Coco Shine. Said to replace the about-to-be-discontinued Aqualumieres, Rouge Coco Shines are sheer, moisturizing, balm-like lipsticks that leave just a hint of color but pack a lot of punch.
In the spring of 2011, Chanel will roll out the whole line of colors, but just in time for Valentine's Day is only putting out Boy, as a peek into the new line. Pick it up quickly if you want it early - it will disappear from the shelves as it's sold out, but will be included in the official release in March. I was happy to have been given the chance to grab the first off my local Chanel shelf - this is a beauty.
Boy is described by Chanel as a natural rose, and it is. With a shy hint of mauve and a whisper of pink, it has a healthy dose of subtle golden shimmer, and really feels like butter across the lips. It's very, very close to my own lip color, so much so that I feel like this is the type of lipstick I can wear to both a hockey game, where I'm prone to wearing nothing, and a formal evening affair, where smoky eyes are my go-to. Mind you, the lasting power isn't at all impressive - it might give you two, three hours, tops - but it's a pleasure to reapply because it's so silky smooth. It's priced at $39 CDN, $32 US; those with the luxury of disposable income may not flinch at such a price for an MLBB shade, but for those who question the value of a Chanel lipstick - especially this one - let me play enabler and say that if you must own any Chanel shade in any formula, let it be this one. It's foolproof, it's pretty, and can never be overdone, overused, or grow tired. It's gorgeous.