You CAN See This Aura, Even on Pigmented Lips: Aura and Intime, Two of the Four New Chanel Collection États Poétiques Fall 2014 Rouge Coco Shines

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Chanel Aura Rouge Coco Shine

Can you see my…Aura? Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Aura ($35), from the new États Poétiques fall collection

Once upon a time there lived a $35 lip balm named Aura.

She was beloved by all of the fabulous forest creatures and magical makeup mavens, myself included, because of her devil-may-care, mega-moisturizing formula and her totally low-maintenance point of view.


Like other products in the forest, she had powers, too. She was much more than a mere lip balm. She could summon a smooth texture and enough pigment to allow makeup lovers to skip liner and just apply her directly on their lips from her tube — even without a mirror!

Pretty incredible.

Chanel Collection États Poétiques

That’s Intime, one of the Rouge Coco Shines, in the upper left-hand corner (the pink lipstick) and Aura (the plum), $35 each

For their États Poétiques fall 2014 collection, Chanel added four new Coco Shine shades in soft pink Intime, fuchsia Viva, rosy Confident and plum Aura.

My dry lips kicked it last weekend with two of them — Intime and Aura, woo-hoo! — and a good time was had by all. 🙂

For the ultimate in causal pinks, there’s Intime. Neither too warm, nor too cool, Intime actually shows up on my pigmented lips, which is unusual for pinks like this; I’ve been wearing it a lot.

Chanel Intime Rouge Coco Shine Swatch


I think Aura is just as beautiful and remarkably easy to wear. It appears really dark in the tube, but applies with less intensity than that — almost like Clinique’s Black Honey Almost Lipstick, but with a plummier reddish tone.

Chanel Aura Rouge Coco Shine Swatch


Lip colors typically turn toward opaque and matte for fall, so I’m a little surprised to see Chanel go shiny and sheer.

I like it. It’s different and fun, and yes — easy! Plus, I like the idea of sheer, shiny lips to go with more intense fall eye makeup looks.

Chanel Intime Rouge Coco Shine

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Intime

Obvs, the $35 price tag per tube is a lot, and these might not be the most groundbreaking lip colors in the kingdom, but if you’re looking to splurge on something fabulous you could wear every day, I bet you could wear these super wearable workhorses down to the nub.

You can find them now online at and coming soon to Chanel counters and boutiques.

Currently craving…

Tiramisu and tea, one of my favorite combinations

What the heck happened to the day, babe? It was just this morning!


Not that I’m complaining. Tomorrow is Friday.

Are you doing anything fun tonight? I’m craving Italian food (BIG surprise), particularly tiramisu.

Dessert is a food, isn’t it? 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. the shades look gorg! might be a little too pale on me, but I’m still loving how the eyeshadows look! <3
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  2. Erin says:

    Aura is a great fall transition shade.
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  3. Ooh, that tiramisu looks delicious! And I’m loving the look of Aura, too — the world needs more sheer lipsticks that are actually HYDRATING. 😉
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  4. Divya says:

    Both of these show up on you so well! Thats good news to me as I am close to your complexion! I am in love with the nail color though.. saving up for it!
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  5. Kim says:

    Hello, Friend! TGIF! Aura is gorgeous on you, but do we have to think about fall already? 🙂 I picked up a tube of Le Volume (finally) a month or so ago and it reminds me a lot of Hypnose. I like them both better after the formula dries out a bit, if that makes sense. I’m trying to catch up on older posts to see how you’ve been doing. A-OK here, just crazy busy, of course. Btw, the boys want to try the trumpet next year (middle school band). I thought of you. 🙂

    • Karen says:

      I know! It’s always so weird thinking about all the smokey, heavier makeup when it’s still June. It won’t stop me though. Did you get anything else from Chanel besides the mascara?

      Awww, I hope the boys end up liking band (BAND GEEKS 4 LIFE!). It was one of the best experiences for me in middle and high school.

      I hope you’re doing ok. I figured you’ve just been super busy!

  6. fancie says:

    Both colors are beautiful! I wish Intime was a little more pigmented though. The color is so pretty!
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  7. For fall I prefer more of matte and deep shade.. Aura looks quite intense but intime is good too for breaking those gothic lip days.. 🙂

    Chanel is pretty fast to launch Fall collection while it is still June.. 😛
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