The latests addition to my collection of lipsticks is Chanel Rouge Coco Shine lipstick in Confident (94). It's a part of Chanel's autumn 2014 collection which is called Etats Poetiques. In general, it's a beautiful collection but Confident was the only shade that I really liked. Apparently it will be joining the permanent range of Rouge Coco Shines! I've been using Rouge Coco Shines for a very long time by now and even though I believe there are other lipsticks that excel at different categories (hydration, staying power, pigmentation etc) but these lipshines combine all the characteristics that are important to me personally so I keep coming back to them.
What I like the most about Chanel lipsticks is the range of colours. Normally it doesn't take me a long time to find the colours that suit my style and mood, they are often very chic and wearable. There's something sophisticated about them. I do believe that the formulas of Chanel lipsticks are not the best, there are better ones on the market. For example, Rouge Volupte Shine from YSL is fantastic, it is truly hydrating, long lasting and creamy, but unfortunately there are just a couple of colours I like from the whole range while I would not say no to any of Rouge Coco Shine from Chanel. The elegance of Chanel colours is comparable to the elegance of Dior Addict lipstick range but I prefer the packaging of Chanel. I do like the range of Burberry lipstick colours but Burberry counters are not as widespread. Also, there are many products from Chanel that I really like so it is convenient to get their lipsticks as well. I do hope though, that they will re-formulate their Rouge Coco lipsticks as the formula seems dated.
As for Confident, it's a beautiful sheer dusty rose/plummy shade which reminds me of Boy (but with no shimmer and less pink) and Mademoiselle (05) Rouge Coco. It's one of those chic shades that looks better on. It's very close to the natural lip pigment so on me it gives my lips a slightly deeper colour. It doesn't sound like alot especially when it's not even that hydrating, but it is a truly elegant shade, it makes you look polished. I find it much more attractive for autumn than peachy/coral shades that have been so popular in the past few years!