Some of you might know I am a big fan of sheer lipsticks in general, but Chanel Rouge Coco Shine is just an okay one for me formula wise. I prefer Dior Addict if I'm to spend over $30 on a lipstick, for instance.
However, Chanel never fails to bring out such great colors in every collection. Viva is just another example.
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine 95 Viva
One thing I absolutely love about Rouge Coco Shine is the slick compact tube.
Does a lipstick tube need to be bigger than this? I think not.
Viva is a medium-toned fuchsia with fine silver shimmer.
Being a Rouge Coco Shine, it is quite sheer but appears more pigmented compared to other Rouge Coco Shines.
On my lips, Viva is a beautiful and wearable deep pink with red and purple undertones.
The shimmer does not translate very well only adding some faint sheen and volumizing effects to the lips, which is the way I prefer.
This lip swatch was made with single swipes, but you can certainly build up the intensity with Viva.
Rouge Coco Shine goes on smoothly with pleasant slip on application and feels hydrating initially, but eventually dries out my lips a little bit. It is a pity that I can't say Viva is an exception. I need to prep my lips to wear Viva to its full potential.
I do adore this fuchsia lipstick that is perfect for fall. It sure is vibrant but possesses the calm and sophisticated quality that is quite different from a juicy summer fuchsia like NARS Priscilla (reviewed), for example. Viva would work so well with moody smoky eyes that I often sport
in the cooler months (all year round).
I've recently featured Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Viva in the Chanel Tissé Rivoli Quadra review if you're interested in seeing the color in context.
You can see how Viva looks from afar in the picture below as well.
Via my Instagram
Happy weekend, everyone!