I’m making my way through these Rouge Coco Shines one at a time. Today I tackled Monte Carlo. Here’s what I found… with the Framboise liner it’s a BRIGHT strawberry pink. Without, it’s a sheer warm-toned strawberry. I photographed both looks:
That’s with the Framboise liner. BRIGHT, right? But still really pretty. Then I took it off and just used Monte Carlo by itself, with no liner:
Without the liner it’s a much more sheer color… easily wearable on a bare face, or a face full of makeup. It’s a very versatile color. Love it!
Guerlain Parure Gold (Beige 06)
Chantecaille Loose Powder (Shadow)
Chanel Blush (In Love)
Chantecaille Sea Turtles Palette (Beige Shimmer on browbone)
OCC Loose Pigment in Hum (lid)
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Pom Pom (under waterline and outer corner)
Armani Waterproof Eye Pencil in #2 (waterline)
Besame 1930’s Mascara
Chanel Lip Pencil in Framboise
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Monte Carlo
Here are a few more swatches:
Rebelle looks like it’s very pigmented in the tube… but goes on a sheer reddish/pinkish/orange. Hard to describe the color. It’s bold, but sheer. Nice for when you just want a pop of color. Not as nice as Sari d’Eau in my opinion.
Canotier is a PERFECT, IDIOT-PROOF NUDE! I can put this on in the car, in the dark… wherever. It’s pretty hard to get wrong. I love it. So sheer, but with a hint of shimmer. Just enough to give your lips a pop. I am getting a backup. I’m not kidding.
Monte Carlo is an unexpected strawbery pink. Really lovely. Perfect alone or with the Chanel Framboise lip liner. I didn’t think I would like this… but I really do. Keeper.
Bonheur is just so pretty! Its a bright, sheer pink. Reminds me a lot of the Guerlain Rouge G Lipstick in Fuchsia… with a better smell. The rose smell is just divine, and really fitting for this color in particular. Love it!
Whew… that’s eight colors so far. I would love to try and swatch (on lips) all 20 (that I can count, including the Neimans and Saks exclusives). We’ll see.
Ciao for now!