Long Live Hot Pink Lips! Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Viva, From the États Poétiques Fall 2014 Collection

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Chanel Viva Rouge Coco Shine Viva

Wearing Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine in 95 Viva ($35)

¡Ay, caramba! ¡Este color está en fuego! (Thank you, Efrain!)

This hot pink shade from Chanel’s fall collection totally lights my fire. The brightest of the four Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshines released with the États Poétiques fall 2014 collection, Viva ($35) is neither shy nor serious, unlike the dainty pale pinks and deep berry shades in the launch. It’s just bright and lovin’ life. 🙂


¡Viva la Viva!

Chanel Rouge Allure Coco Shine in Viva

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in 95 Viva ($35)

Depending on the individual color, the Rouge Coco Shines range from sheer to medium coverage, but even when they’re sheer, you can still see the colors on your lips (and they don’t all look alike).

I love that Viva, despite being a bright hot pink, isn’t fully opaque, so I can put it on without a lip brush.

A lovely pink stain

Chanel Viva Swatch

Hello, hotness!

It has the same rosy fragrance and flavor as the other Rouge Coco Shines (YUM!) and lasts from 2-3 hours on my lips, depending on whether and what I’m eating or drinking.

And it doesn’t just disappear; it wears down to a lovely pink stain.

An idea for something to wear it with

With a bright and shiny hot pink lip color like this, you can get away with minimal makeup everywhere else, because that bright focal point on your lips will carry the look.

Here I did lots of lashes, a bit of definition on the cheeks, and soft brows…

And a glossy lid! Because I was rifling through my Chanel stuff and found the Eye Gloss quad from 2009’s Venice collection.

I know — it’s ancient, so I should probably bid it adieu, but the gloss was still glossy, and it didn’t smell funky, so I made the executive decision to apply it on my lids.

I think it goes well with big lashes.

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Viva

wearing Hourglass Illume Duo in Sunset on my cheeks, Guerlain Cils D’Enfer Waterproof Mascara on my lashes and Chanel Eye Gloss (limited edition, no longer available) on my lids

Eye Gloss was limited edition, but I bet you could get a similar effect with MAC Mixing Medium Shine.

You gotta be cool with creasing, though, because this kind of glossy lid is 1,000,000% not wearable, LOL!


Unless you’re Ke$ha, don’t even think about wearing it to work…or anyplace you need to look somewhat responsible.

Or, ignore me and do what you like. 🙂

So, where is Chanel Viva?

Viva, in all its hot pink hotness, is available now. Just stop by your favorite Chanel counter, or check it out online at chanel.com.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Kristina V says:

    This is seriously so beautiful…such a lovely and wearable lip color! PS I love that you have stuff from ’09! 😉
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  2. Teresa Koedyker says:

    That pink is absolutely stunning!!!

  3. Divya says:

    Hey Karen! this is stunning alright! 🙂 for once a pigmented Rouge Coco Shine! looks like it’ll work on a lot of people!
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  4. Jill says:

    The shade is beautiful, but I would really like to know how similar it is to other LE rouge Coco Shine shades that I already own: Pygmalian and Esprit.

  5. Erin says:

    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!
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  6. Looks gorgeous on you Karen! I normally associate a plummy pink like this with autumn/fall collections but you look totally summer-ready! Love the hair!
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  7. Such a cute shade! I love this whole collection. I copied the campaign look a while ago, I just think it looks so beautiful!
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  8. Kim says:

    It looks great on you. I’m glad hot pink is not flattering on me or I’d be all over this. I still regret not picking up Daydream last year. 🙁

  9. gio says:

    So bright and beautiful! Looks great on you!
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  10. fancie says:

    I just adore this color! It’s so beautiful!
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  11. Eesha says:

    Wow… Viva is such a gorgeous shade! <3 <3
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  12. kwmechelle says:

    I’m here for any pink lip. Currently obsessed with hot pink lips ☺️

  13. Efrain says:

    Karen isn’t written: ¡Este color es en fuego! it’s written ¡Este color está en fuego! remember that in Spanish to be is two differents verbs: ser y estar.

  14. silka says:

    And for us Caribbeans will be :¡este color está prendido!

  15. tati breda says:


    HAVE A GREAT Friday
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