A couple of years ago I bought my first Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick in the amazing shade called 54 Boy. I had no idea this was going to become my favourite lipstick in the whole entire world, but it did. I wore it literally every single day without hesitating about it one bit. But as you guys know, all good things come to an end and so did this lipstick. When I was about to repurchase it I found out that -shockingly enough- this exact lipstick isn’t made anymore. Chanel revamped the Rouge Coco Shine range and turned it into the Rouge Coco Flash range. Since my love for this lipstick is so big I decided to buy it anyway and hope for the best. In today’s post I’m going to review it and let you guys know if it’s as good as the old one or not. Make sure you keep on reading to find out!
The first thing that is different if you look at the new Rouge Coco Flash lipstick is a little detail on the packaging. From the side everything looks the same. The packaging is rectangular shaped. It’s black and it has a golden rim around the middle. But what is different what you see when you look at the top of the lipstick. The old packaging had the Chanel logo engraved in it in white and now this part is clear with the Chanel logo in the middle. I do think that this is a good difference, I think it looks really pretty and also very fancy. I have nothing bad to say about that to be honest.
When you buy one of the Rouge Coco Flash lipsticks you will receive a total of 3 grams of lipstick. That isn’t a whole bunch to be honest. If you wear this lipstick religiously like I did, this won’t last you a whole lot of time. It’s the same amount of product that you got in the old version so also that hasn’t changed.
All in all I’m not too mad about the changes I can notice at the first look. The packaging actually does look a lot prettier because of the top-view that looks a little more interesting now and aside from that not much has changed.
Chanel Rouge Coco Flash Lipstick in 54 Boy – €37
So let’s take a look at the colour Boy. Boy is a very popular shade in the lipstick range from Chanel. Whenever I hear someone talk about Chanel lipsticks, I always hear people talk about Boy. It might be because that’s the only thing I’m paying attention to or because it really is like that. But what does it matter. Even if this was the least popular shade they ever created I’d still think it’s the most amazing thing in the whole entire world.
Boy is a very natural and flattering shade. It’s a nude colour with a bit of a brown undertone to it, but it has enough pink to it to make it look special and not dead. It’s a shade I think looks good on most skin tones and therefore also on mine. Somehow I find it very difficult to find nude lipsticks that look flattering on me and this seems to be the perfect match for me. I have very pale skin, brown eyes and relatively dark hair for such a pale girl and it seems to be the right combination with all that.
This lipstick is from the lipstick range from Chanel that is known for its hydrating effects and its shiny finishes. So if you’re a big fan of matte lipstick this isn’t going to be for you. Let’s be real about that. But I personally love shiny lipsticks. I think they look really natural and they also feel super comfortable. This lipstick is super lightweight and feels even more comfortable than a lipbalm. Back in the day when I hated the feeling of lipstick, I didn’t mind wearing this one. The formula is just so nice.
Something I was really curious about was the difference between the Rouge Coco Flash and the Rouge Coco Shine. I mean, from the looks of it, it isn’t all that different. Has this just been a revamp of the packaging and a new name in order to make it more popular or is this really a change in formula?
I think the last thing is true. They wanted to rebrand this lipstick. They might have adjusted or perfected the formula a little bit but not much has changed. You can’t really tell them apart from each other in terms of the way it feels or the way it looks on the lipstick. I have a slight idea that it’s a bit more shiny because of the improved light-reflecting aspects in the formula but that’s basically it in terms of what kind of differences I can notice.
For those of you who don’t know the Rouge Coco Flash or Shine lipsticks from Chanel just yet, the formula is super nice and balmy. It’s comfortable on the lips and it really has those hydrating benefits a normal lip balm has but just with a touch of colour to it. It’s not the most longlasting lipstick in the world -or at least the nude shade isn’t, the more bright colours are- but it’s not quick to disappear either. The formula is just really amazing and totally up my alley.
Left: Rouge Coco Shine in 54 Boy (old) – Right: Rouge Coco Flash in 54 Boy (new)
So lastly, let’s compare the colours side to side. This is the part where you can notice the most difference in my opinion. I did barely any editing to this picture to make sure you’d get the best representation of what both colours look like and how they are different from each other. As you can tell the old version has much more pink to it than the new version does. This one is more brown and more nude. It’s way closer to my skintone than the old shade is.
I’ve seen other comparison videos and such of both versions of this shade and in those videos the difference between the two shades didn’t seem so obvious as they do right here. I don’t know why that is the case, but this is what both of my lipsticks look like.
Even though the shades to look quite different if you compare them right next to each other, I don’t think they look all that different when you look at them on the lips. It might be because of the natural colour of my lips or whatever other reason, but I don’t notice as much difference on there. They look almost exactly the samen and I’m for sure not able to tell them apart just by the looks of them.
All in all I’m not mad at this reformulated version of my favourite lipstick. The Chanel Rouge Coco Flash lipstick in Boy is pretty much the same as the Rouge Coco Shine lipstick in Boy. The formula is equally amazing and I still love it to death. The shade seems to be a tad bit different, but once applied to the lips that difference is unnoticeable. I’m really happy they didn’t change it completely and it’s still my very favourite lipstick. I highly recommend giving this shade or another one from this range a try!
And with that being said I’m going to end today’s post. Thank you guys so much for reading it and be sure to let me know which lipstick is your absolute favourite!