Sheering/Searing. It's not even that hot out. Nevermind.
What I'm about to say feels like a crime, though it really is not. I don't have the original tube of Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Boy to show you, just because I'm using one of those four-lipstick flat-card samples Chanel gave to me as a GWP. My resolution was to completely finish the sample before purchasing any of the lipsticks, but it turns out there's way more in that little card than I thought was possible.
Anyway, I might be late to the Chanel Boy party (remember how everyone went crazy over this shade last year?) but here I am, and fine, now I know why they like it so much.
Boy is a neutral, flattering pink. If you've been browsing lipstick aisles recently, you'll realize that it is very hard to find an easy pink (a number of blog sale lipsticks were of the pink variety). On me, it accentuates my natural (quite pigmented) lip color and delivers a slight sheen.
this is not a duck face. it is a :3
I reiterate: very, very easy for summer.
Also, because I don't think I'll ever get around to reviewing it, just a quick note that the blush used in this post is Chanel Fleur de Lotus, previously an Asia exclusive now available at Nordstrom. For stunning close ups of the blush, visit The Beauty Sample.
Now, to the fun part. Shuffle on to my fellow bandits' blogs to see what they're offering. I bet this is how I'll finally go full steam ahead on the sheer lipstick train: