Chanel Boy lippy is one that I’ve had in my stash since I headed off to America on my honeymoon last May. The much hyped nude pink shade had been on my radar for a longtime so I knew that for my first Chanel lipstick purchase, it had to be this one.
There’s a reason why its so hyped; its gorgeous! Youtuber Fleur De Force even chose to wear it on her wedding day. So lets hop into the review.
Starting with the obvious, the packaging. Everything about Chanel makeup is luxe. The packaging is absolutely stunning and while the lipsticks are expensive to buy, they feel and look pricey too. Who wouldn’t want to pull this beauty out of their handbag?
The Rouge Coco Shine line of lipsticks come in classic shiny black and gold packaging that satisfyingly clicks into place, with the interlocking double C logo on the top. They feel heavy, substantial and not flimsy in the slightest.
Boy is a sophisticated nude pink shade that is equally suited to a barely there daytime look as it is to dramatic evening makeup with a dark smokey eye. It has a beige tint to it that is so flattering and reminds me of a much lighter, slightly more pink version of Estee Lauder’s Pure Colour Lipstick in Beige. I think that Boy is a shade that would suit a multitude of skin tones as this sheer shade works with your natural lip colour, which I think is quite rare for a nude pink lipstick.
The Chanel Rouge Coco Shine lipsticks have a very lightweight texture that feels hydrating and incredibly comfortable on the lips. They aren’t sticky at all but sit somewhere between a balm and a lip gloss in the way that their texture greats a gorgeous glossy sheen on the lips. If you’ve tried the 17 Mirror Shine lipstick in Beehive then I’m sure you’ll agree that the formula is quite similar and the colour isn’t a million miles away from Boy either, it just has much more of a nude tone than pink like Boy does.
According to Chanel, the secret behind the softness of the Rouge Coco range is because of the Hydratender complex that claims to envelope the lips in the 8 hour long continuous comfort of hydration. If you’re someone who suffers from dry or chapped lips, particularly at this time of the year, then the Boy lipstick and others from the Rouge Coco Shine range would be ideal for you as they wont cling to any dry patches or flakes of skin on your lips and they wont dry them out further like a matte lipstick may do.
Boy is so easy to apply, it glides over the lips effortlessly imparting its glossy sheen evenly without dragging the lips at all. Since the formula and colour are light and glossy there is no need to look in the mirror while applying this lipstick, making it the perfect swipe and go lipstick for busy ladies on the move.
There is no need to wear a lip liner with this lipstick as it does not bleed however I have found that lining and filling in the lips with a nude pink pencil such as the Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk and then going over the lips with this lipstick creates a really gorgeous juicy lip look. There is no need to apply a lip gloss over the top of this lipstick as it is more than shiny enough on its own and it doesn’t feel tacky or sticky whatsoever.
Boy has a very sheer formula that looks incredibly natural on the lips. It is a real pick me up shade that brings the lips and face to life with its beautiful shine. While it is not very long lasting, it wears off evenly without leaving an unsightly ring around your lips and it actually leaves the lips feeling soft even after the initial colour from the lipstick has gone.
This is the perfect lipstick to wear out to dinner and drinks because of that as it will gradually fade away without causing you any worry. Lets face it girls, when you’re out on a dinner date, the last thing you want to be worrying about is whether or not your lippy has migrated across your face!
If you’re looking for a fuss free, easy to wear nude pink lipstick and you aren’t too concerned about reapplying it every hour or so, then I would certainly recommend Boy to you.
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