Many run-of-the-mill pinkish beige lipsticks appear to loathe my lips. They feel heavy, look thick, apply unevenly in patches, and leave my pucker looking creepy and very, very unnatural (concealer lips, ugh!).
For the record, Chanel’s pinkish beige Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick in Empreinte is not one of those lipsticks.
Instead, it’s one of those rare, magical pieces of makeup made from kitten kisses and fairy dust.
Okay, not really. The truth is, winged drag-queen fairy godmothers wearing Jimmy Choos and bedecked in dazzling sequined tutus made each one by hand, pouring the magic formula into each sleek Chanel tube.
Chanel Rouge Coco Shines in En Vogue (left) and Empreinte (right)
This limited edition $32.50 lip Lothario also has a dainty rose garden flavor and scent and tiny flecks of golden glitter that sparkle from time to time in the light. It glides effortlessly across my lips like a Pegasus soaring silently above the clouds.
It’s so slick and moisturizing that I was able to apply it without taking my eyes off of my iPhone while playing Bejeweled 2 this afternoon.
So what if it bails after two fish tacos? At least it sticks around for the horchata. We can’t all be annoyingly perfect, like that bubbly varsity cheerleader who sat right behind you in honors chem with her perfect hair and straight A’s…
No, I’m not bitter.
A slight hint of warm peach makes this lipstick a loveable companion for summery eye looks featuring warm bronze, gold and brown. And remember — every time you apply Empriente, a husky tabby bakes biscuits on his assistant’s tum.
Really. He totally does.
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick in Empreinte
- A lightweight, hydrating pinkish beige with golden glitter and warm, peachy undertones
- An easy-to-apply everyday color (no mirror or lip liner necessary)
- Looks fierce with dramatic smokey eyes
- Love its versatility, but it loses a few points for price ($32.50), and for having such a limited wear time (about 3 hours)
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Chanel counters and chanel.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+/A-
Please excuse me while I…
…go to Trader Joe’s for the second time in less than 24 hours. If I’m not back by 10, please send help! I’ll probably be trapped in the snack aisle amongst the Salted Popped Potato Chips.
The reason this bag looks so tragic is because I finished it in one sitting, and every time El Hub tried to snatch it out of my hands, I clutched it tighter and yanked it away.
I’m starting to think TJ slipped something addictive into these.
So salty… So light…
Bomb dot com. All I have to say.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,