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Chanel Collection Méditerannée Summer 2015 Rouge Coco Shines: Intrépide, Amorosa, Rêveuse

May 16, 2015

For summer, Chanel’s Collection Méditerannée has four Rouge Coco Shines ($36 each) in Intrépide 497, Amorosa 487, Rêveuse 477 and Insoumise 507. I picked up three of the shades and think they are perfect summer neutrals. The Rouge Coco Shines this season have pretty good pigment for a sheer lip shine – there is still that sheer semi transparent quality that allows the lip to show through. I like all three for easy swipe-and-go kind of colors. They add a nice color and cover the lip entirely with a natural glossy sheen. On my pigmented lips they look a bit different than what you see in the tube. There’s a lot of color in the base of these but there is a really pretty shimmer mixed into each which make them look slightly different on the lips. 

The three shades I picked up are the lighter neutral options: Intrépide a coral pink with gold shimmer, Rêveuse a neutral nude peachy pink with a slight champagne sheen, Amorosa is a cool-toned brown rosy nude with silver shimmer

If you’re familiar with Rouge Coco Shines, you know that they swatch sheer on the hands/arm but meld beautifully with the lips. On the lips the color shows up much better while on the hands and arms you will see the sheen with a slight tint of color.

Applying the Rouge Coco Shines with a lip brush will give more pigment and coverage compared to when you apply straight from the tube. Here are side by side swatches tube vs brush application.

Here are swatches and close ups. Each lip swatch is on my bare lips swiped straight from the tube. Note that I have pigmented lips so my natural lip color makes these look different than they may appear on you. The colors are sheer but still cover the lip entirely.
Intrepide is a soft but bright pink with a coral sheen and gold shimmer:

Rêveuse is a neutral nude peach pink, in the tube it’s peachy, on my lips it looks more nude/pink

Amorosa is a neutral cool-toned brown rose pink, it has silvery shimmers

One last shot of the Summer 2015 Rouge Coco Shines alongside the Stylo Eyeshadows and Bronzer.

I think each of the three Rouge Coco Shines I picked up are utter perfection. So far, only Amorosa is listed as limited-editon for now. Sometimes with new releases of neutral Rouge Coco Shines I worry that they will be too light or sheer for my pigmented lips and end up being invisible. All three are indeed sheer but have really good pigment and coverage for a sheer lipstick. I’m pleased with each one that they not only show up well but also require no color tweaking to make them work. As with all other Rouge Coco Shines the lasting power is medium to average. I get several hours (3-4) of wear without fading or budging as long as I don’t snack. They have an ultra hydrating smooth feel without any detectable scent as far as I can tell. I don’t think I would call them moisturizing like a lip balm, but they don’t dry out my lips or make them peel by the next day so I give them a huge thumbs up.

The Chanel Collection Méditerannée for summer should be out now at all Chanel counters and boutiques. I’ve spotted it at a number of counters now. Online at Chanel.com, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Bloomingdales.

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  • I have such a soft spot for the Rouge Coco Shines! I love the look of Intrepide! Great photos 🙂

  • All of these shades are absolutely gorgeous, especially Reveuse!

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  • I haven't bought any lipstick with brown undertones in a while, but I am so drawn to Amorosa! Just beautiful.

  • These shades are so beautiful! I love the Amorosa shade the most!

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  • I agree, these are definitely great toss on and go shades. They're all very pretty but I love Reveuse on you!

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  • Ohh! I wasn't planning on picking up anything from these lip shines but now I want Amorosa for my mom 🙂 Lovely swatches Sabrina.

  • Amorosa is the most beautiful color lipstick 🙂
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  • I picked up Reveuse because it looked like the perfect shade for s/s15, but it dried out my lips! 🙁 had to return it

  • Amorosa is gorgeous! Coco shines are one of most loved lipstick formulas.
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  • Sabrina I would love to know how many actual lip products you own. How do you know what you have and remember what you have to choose to wear it? Do you forget someday what you have and then rediscover things like old friends? Xx

    • Amanda, I would like to know too, lol! I have not taken inventory and it's not something I want to do haha. I usually stick to a few brands for lipsticks. My favorites are Edward Bess, Tom Ford, Chanel, Burberry, Marc Jacobs, NARS – I have no idea how I decide what to wear each day. Sometimes it will be a day where I think "I want to wear Chanel Julia Rouge Coco" other days it will just be browsing through my lipstick drawers and looking at names and then deciding.

      I am constantly re-discovering things in my stash!

  • Anonymous

    All three look fantastic on your lips. I think Amorosa is unique among the RCS. Three went home with me (didn't buy Reveuse) and I like them. The new Beige Gloss is very special, too.
    Tanja

    • Yes! The new Beige GLossimer is so pretty!

  • Amorosa is the one I would have not picked on my own but looks fantastique!

  • I wonder how does Amorosa compare to Deuville or Biaritz?

    • I'm not sure, I'll have to see if I still have those shades. If I do I'll update in this comment.

    • Thanks so much! I know you reviewed them before.

  • Intrépide is my fave!

  • Anonymous

    Thank you I had lost my lipstick and did not remember the shade after searching on line I found your site and now know my lipstick was Amorosa so now all I have to do is find out if anyone still has stock. A very BIG Thank you