Recently my best friend and I went shopping in Amsterdam. I have to say that it wasn’t too exciting shopping wise, both of us didn’t get a lot of stuff, but one of the exciting items I did pick up there was this lipstick by Chanel in the shade 61 Bonheur. After falling in love with my Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick in Boy I knew I wanted to get more of the lipsticks from this range, so that’s why it happened. Thanks to my stash of coupons I got an amazing deal on it which makes it even more exciting, but that’s totally beside the point. Today I’m going to tell you guys everything there is to know about the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine lipstick in Bonheur and if you want to read about that I suggest you do so!
The packaging of these Chanel Rouge Coco Shine lipsticks is pretty basic. I don’t know whether I love it or hate it, but well that’s just my opinion isn’t it? I like that the packaging is very sleek, not too bulky and elegant. However, I do think it’s rather boring. The biggest part of the packaging is plain black, the metal part is golden and the only design-like thing on the whole packaging is the Chanel logo which is on top of the lid. So if you look at the lipstick from the side it’s completely plain and that’s pretty much why I’m not a huge fan of the packaging. Then again, I do love the elegance of it and the luxury it shows.
In general I’m a huge nude-lip lover or well, not necessarily nudes, more natural colours. They don’t have to me completely nude but just wearable. However, I was feeling quite daring at the time I bought this and I decided to go for something different, something more bright. And that lead me to the shade 61 Bonheur. A vibrant, bright but also very fun colour. A colour you don’t see too often in my collection.
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick – €36
The shade 61 Bonheur is pretty unique. On the pictures it comes of as a bright fuchsia shade with a very purple tone to it, but in real life it’s more of a pink with a slight hint of red. It is more of a purple pink than a red pink, but it does have a bit of warmth to it. I don’t know why it seems so purple on the pictures, it probably has something to do with contrast or whatever, but just trust me on my word here. It’s not a purple lipstick. But it isn’t just a fuchsia reddish purple lipstick, it also has some shimmer to it. The shimmer is very minimal and not that overpowering at all, but it is in there which is why I felt like it was worth mentioning.
I know that this seems like a very bold lipstick choice for me, it is, but this is a lipstick from the Rouge Coco Shine range which means that it’s not a full coverage lipstick and therefore even brighter colours like this one are more wearable. So that’s basically why I decided to go for this shade instead of another nude colour. It’s something different and I do like switching up what I wear on my face occasionally.
Moving on to the claims. According to Chanel this lipstick is as soft as a balm and it’s supposed to become fluid when it comes into contact with the lips. It’s the lightweight and shiny version of the Rouge Coco Lipstick range from Chanel. It’s supposed to be a hydrating lipstick that instantly hydrates the lips but keeps them hydrated for up to 8 hours as well. It’s also supposed to make the lips smoother and create a wetlook, shiny finish.
Overall it seems like the perfect care-free lipstick. A lipstick that is lightweight, and therefore probably very comfortable to wear, that is hydrating, has a nice amount of colour pay off and keeps the lips looking nice and shiny. I know that shiny lips aren’t all the range anymore nowadays, but I’m still old fashioned when it comes to that. I love myself some nice and glossy lips, so this lipstick is right up my alley.
When it comes to the claims being true I have to say that I think they are. I don’t think anything they say is a lie, however I do think that the 8 hours of hydration is a bit of an exaggeration. It doesn’t even stay on your lips for that long and it also doesn’t leave a hydrating layer behind or anything like that. So no, I don’t think that’s completely true, but it does hydrate in the long run, just not for 8 hours.
Pigmentation wise I think this lipstick has the right amount of pigment. It’s, like I expected and hoped, a bit on the sheer side, but it doesn’t turn into a boring colour when you put it on the lips. You can still tell that I’m wearing a more daring, bright colour, but it’s just not too overwhelming or too extreme for everyday. It really is the perfect pop of colour for everyday and I like that about it.
What I love even more is the finish. Look at it. It has such a pretty glossy, almost wetlook, finish. Just like Chanel described in their claims. I just really love the look of that because I think it looks feminine and sexy and it also helps it to look a lot more natural than a matte finish would do.
When it comes to staying power I wouldn’t say this is the most impressive lipstick in the whole wide world, however it does stay in place quite decently. I do think that this brighter colour stays in place better than the more natural colour I have from the same range, just because it stains the lips a little more. But I do think that after 4 to 5 hours pretty much everything has faded. It does depend on how much lip-action you’re getting, but that’s always the case when you’re talking about staying power in lipsticks.
Overall I’m just a really big fan of this Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick in 61 Bonheur. I am obsessed with the colour, it’s such a pretty wearable pop of colour, and I love the finish even more. Aside from that I’m also very impressed by the quality of this lipstick and how comfortable it is to wear. It’s definitely a lipstick I gravitate towards on an almost daily basis!
And that concludes today’s post. I hope you enjoyed reading it and be sure to let me know what you think of this shade and if you have any experience with the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Lipsticks!