Boy, the first shade to be released from the Rouge Coco Shine lipstick range by Chanel in early spring and totally left me cold since then - but lately i was looking through my lipstick drawers for a natural colour, slightly cool toned and not too opaque to go with darker fall looks but couldn't find one. remembering of Chanel's so told universally flattering lip colour, i ordered it during the Glamour Shopping week with some MAC eyeshadows that i will show you later. with different codes i could get a 5€ discount and some perfume miniatures, a cute heart shaped Diesel Loverdose miniature included.
#54 Boy is a rose, almost rosewood colour with silvery microshimmer that isn't frosty but adds even more shine to the very sheer and glossy formula. swatched as a peachy-rose colour, on my lips it turns to a more cool toned mauve pink. it's sheer and lightly buildable and only coats my already pigmented lips into a transparent mauve sheen. the soft formula makes my lips look lush and moisturised, the colour applies evenly without streaks or settling into lip lines. it feels smooth and lightweight and hydrates my lips very well.
i get about 2-3 hours of wear with it before i need to reapply. i do find that it goes with many different looks and is a faboulous, understated everyday-lipstick, i sometimes even keep it in my purse to use a sheer application as a lip balm since it's so moisturising and doesn't add much colour. plus, i love(!) the rose scent.
this lipstick contains 3g and costs 27.95€.
i have reviewed the shade #57 Aventure here.
some might find it pointless to purchase a high end lipstick that is just so sheer, but unfortunately i haven't found a drugstore alternative that fulfils my needs colour-, formula-, texture- and packaging-wise. i think there are too few good sheer lipsticks in the affordable price range, and before i pay 13€ for L'Oreal & co., i would rather go for the pricier ones. Artdeco has some nice shades that i want to try soon, though.
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Boy in sunlight: 1 swipe + multiple layers