Chanel Candeur – The perfect sheer lipstick?

Hello Ladies,

Apologies for my lack of blogging recently, I know I’ve gone from posting every single day to one or two posts per week.  I moved offices with work recently and my commute has increased meaning the amount of spare time I have has reduced. Anyway, I am making a conscious effort to make additional time for my blog and to read all your wonderful posts too.

A couple of months ago my mum treated me to a Chanel lipstick.  She was buying herself one and I’d picked out a gorgeous nude colour, the sales advisor suggested another colour which I preferred and is the one I decided to go for.  I haven’t previously used Chanel lipsticks and personally think £24.00 for a lipstick is ridiculous and wouldn’t buy a lipstick at the price myself; I buy too many to justify that price.

The Lipstick I went for was Rouge Coco Shine in number 68 ‘Candeur’, which is described as a Hydrating Sheer Lipstick.  I’d say that this lipstick is exactly what it says on the packaging.  As someone with dry lips I tend to avoid anything matte so the consistency of this lipstick is perfect for me.  It is very moisturising and looks more like a light lipgloss that a lipstick.  The colour is barely noticeable; you can see it more from the swatch than when actually applied to my lips. 

I think this lipstick is perfect for everyday wear, especially if you work in an office and don’t like to wear bright colours; I personally wouldn’t feel comfortable going to work wearing my Mac Full Speed, no matter how much I love it.  I have found that I need to reapply this lipstick regularly, which I guess can be expected due to how sheer the texture is. 

I’d like to try more Chanel lipsticks, however, I think I could have found something similar for a lot less money.  I think the colour warrants the ‘perfect sheer lipstick’ label, but for the price I wouldn’t go that far.

My favourite thing about the product is probably the packaging, the black and gold of Chanel will always be a classic and is instantly recognisable.

Lauren x



  1. by Lauren Jane
    August 6, 2012 / 8:03 pm

    Thank you Sophia, I think it is a great shade too. xx

  2. by Lauren Jane
    August 6, 2012 / 8:18 pm

    Ah thank you India, I may have a look after payday! xx

  3. sarahxo
    August 6, 2012 / 8:24 pm

    This lipstick looks beautiful! Love the colour and packaging!
    I might treat myself to a chanel lipstick one day but they are so pricey! If only my boss would give me a payrise haha xxx

  4. August 6, 2012 / 8:26 pm

    I bought the Chanel Coco Shine in Boy for my Mam for her birthday & I have been wanting one for myself ever since. I love this colour & it is perfect on your lips! I'm so tempted now — oh well my birthday is coming up so you never know!

  5. Jenna Fifi
    August 6, 2012 / 10:57 pm

    Oh Chanel you never fail to make me WANT you. fantastic post – thank you 🙂

  6. Kelly Prince
    December 3, 2012 / 5:18 pm

    Oh this color looks soooo pretty! I'm gonna have to hunt one down on ebay….

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