8.02.2014

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine 95 Viva (État Poétiques Fall 2014 Collection)

I picked up Rouge Coco Shine Viva from the new Chanel État Poétique Collection (Fall 2014). This sophisticated yet rich-in-hue collection is rather well done in my view, and Viva is a standout of the bunch.
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 Viva
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine 95 Viva






Chanel Rouge Coco Shine 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.


Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Viva swatch
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.


Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Viva swatch
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!





34 comments

  1. Ok, you make me want Viva even more!!! Looks gorgeous on you :-) Totally agree on the size of the RCS tube!! So sleek and who needs a huge tube of lipstick anyway lol!

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    1. You should get one, Gummy! ;D It thought it might look gaudy since it has silvery shimmer, but no, it is quite a grown-up shade and wearable.
      I love the Dior Addict formulation. Wish it came in the Chanel tube. ;p

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    1. I agree. I have yet to try Chanel blushes myself. :)

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  3. Eeee, Lena, you are so pretty :) Viva is not quite my kind of color (I think the beautiful undertones wash out my yellow skin, haha), but it does speak of autumnal jewel tones and I love it on you!

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    1. Aw, thanks, Larie! <3
      I don't see how Viva would look less than beautiful on you, though. It is not too blue toned and quite neutral if that makes sense. :)

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  4. Hey Lena, I think I just left a comment but maybe I did something wrong!

    Anyways, what a gorgeous gorgeous shade this is! I can't wait to try it on! I agree with you: it's definitely not just for autumn.

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    1. No worries, and thanks always for your comments! :)
      I was drawn to the neutral shades from the collection as well, but it had to be Viva. This is one of the best fuchsia I've tried. Wish the formula agreed with me a little better, though.

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  5. Beautiful color! I love sheer lippies too, though the YSL candy balms remain my fav

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    1. I haven't tried the YSL candy balms but they sure look juicy and easy to wear anytime.
      Rouge Coco Shine seems a bit more pigmented, but I personally wouldn't have minded if it was sheerer. ;)

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  6. That's a Lena colour for sure! So gorgeous on you!

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    1. Yay, another Lena shade! Thanks, Tracy. :D

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  7. I said it before and I'll say it again. You're a queen of pinks! This one looks great on you. I only have one Coco Shine, and it's Liberte. It's very easy to wear, mostly because it's sheer, but I like corals, so there :-) Not terribly impressed with the formula though.

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    1. Thank you, Lily!
      I do like Rouge Coco Shine. It is probably the easiest to wear from the Chanel lipstick lines, but I just wish I like the formula a little better. There are so many pretty colors including Liberte you mentioned. :)

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  8. Oh wow, the color is exactly what I LOVE in terms of bolder shades! Love fuchsia and blue toned pinks! I don't own any chanel lip products but I'd love to have a sheer one like this from them!

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    1. I love it because it is bold but not too loud, if that makes any sense. :)
      It is definitely worth experiencing at least to see what it is, but honestly there are better higer-end lippie options out there. I get sucked into colors and the packaging very often, though. ;o

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  9. Wow, you look so pretty in that photo. I always do love your Instagram posts!

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    1. Thank you Stephanie. Appreciate it! :)

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  10. you are so pretty in the photo :)
    i haven't bought a single chanel lippie yet...too afraid to start hahah

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    1. Thank you, Jenn :)
      You made me smile. Yeah, Chanel has that kind of powder. Lately, though, I think the brand is more about the unique colors and the lux image than the quality itself.

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  11. Eeeeeeeeee, your hair. Those lips. <3

    I can't get on board with Coco Shines yet, but I do like the darker shade in this collection. Agree, berry lips are great all year!

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    1. It time to get another trim. Too much hair. LOL.
      I think I am with you. It is kind of sad. I do wish the formula was amazing because the colors are something else even to compare other higher-end offering. Almost every Chanel lipstick dries my lips out. I wonder what is up with that. ;-/

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  12. What a super pretty everyday plummy pink! I really do love the Rouge Coco Shine range. So easy to wear! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. Thanks, Jen!
      I love Viva. It is quite unique and easy to wear. :)

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  13. Very pretty shade. I prefer sheer lipsticks as well. I just love the fact that I could apply without a mirror :)

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    1. Sheer lipsticks and lipgloss are pretty much the only way I could pull off strong colors like Viva, too. I'm quite happy with it! :)

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  14. Looks like a winner!! I like the way you photographed yourself wearing it too! After reading your comment on my post and reading the words *Dior* on this post, I plan to grab myself a Dior Fluid Stick this week hehehe

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    1. Thank you! I was experimenting with a tripod. ;D
      Hope you like Dior Fluid Stick as much as I do! The color are much more vibrant and it feels more hydrating on lips, too. I'm eyeing on the Mona Lisette shade myself. ;p

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  15. oooh i need this in my life!

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    1. A little bit of Chanel and fuchsia can't go wrong! ;)

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  16. This is such a gorgeous colour! I'm yet to purchase a Chanel lipstick, but it is a ridiculous $52 here in Australia :( Sob sob! Lipsticks which can be built up are always the best too :)

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    1. $52??! That is insane. $35 is already bad!
      There is this undeniable charm about Chanel lipsticks, but this time I'm solely purchased this for its pretty color. The formula could definitely improve. :)

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  17. It looks really nice. I agree with you on the sophisticated side of the color. I just got a lipstick from wet and wild I think (something super cheap) in similar shade in matte. I was surprised how much I liked it.

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    1. Oh, matte fuchsia is something else! I think it is very trendy and hip. I'd love to own a color like that. :)

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