This Lipstick Bandit Assignment Is Confusing: Corals!

Corals. Not the ones you find by the beach, but the colour. What is a coral shade? There are coral pinks, coral reds, true corals, whatchamacallit corals. I remember a little Twitter conversation with fellow Bandits Xiao and Larie and coral was described as pinkorangered. Instead of pink orange and red, I read Pink or Angered. That sounds about right >.< So in my opinion, corals are colours tinged with orange. But then again, how do I know if it’s orange or coral? Or maybe peach since peach is orange and pink, right? Hence the confusion. I don’t even know if this lipstick I’m featuring is considered coral. So keep your opinions to yourself because if anyone of you disagree with me, Larie promised to punch you in the face. HAHAHA! Also, I KNOW I’m not the only one confused. This will be interesting!


rouge coco shine



I don’t talk about Chanel lipsticks much, so I decided to tell you about one of my favourite shades, 46 Liberte. This is a Rouge Coco Shine which is supposed to be hydrating and sheer. The texture has a lot of slip, hence the moisturizing factor. It’s not unlike wearing a lighter lip balm, and if I were to compare, I’d say there is less slip more pigmentation than Clinique Chubby Sticks. Due to the texture, it doesn’t last too long on my lips. By the 3rd hour, I’d have to re-apply. However, this shade gives my face a lift in terms of colour.






Can you see the texture on my hand? It is buttery and smooth, and is very comfortable on my lips. The coverage is not opaque and my natural lip colour peeks through the layer of lipstick. It makes me look like I have soft puckered lips without the need of a gloss. While it looks obviously coral here, it’s another story on my lips. Here is how it wears on me.


liberte face


This Chanel Rouge Coco Shine retails for RM95 which is at par with other brands like Dior and Shiseido. Do you like colours like this? A sheer coral that brightens the face, or do you prefer bright and bold ones that go ka-poow?? Do check out what my fellow bandits have for you! I know I definitely will, coz you know, I need to know what coral really is 😛


xoxo Lily