No Kiss Is More Perfect Than a Coral Pink with Gold Shimmer: Chanel Le Baiser Rouge Coco

Chanel Le Baiser Rouge Coco FOTD

Chanel Rouge Cocos and I aren’t strangers. In fact, Chanel Mademoiselle Rouge Coco is my first luxury lipstick, and it was the first thing I ever blogged about. This spring, Chanel Avant-Première de Chanel comes with 6 Rouge Cocos, and today I’m showing you Le Baiser (54. RRP in Belgium: 31 euros), which is an instant favorite!

(Chanel Le Baiser Rouge Coco on the left, Suspense Rouge Coco Shine in the middle)

Chanel Le Baiser Rouge Coco, Suspense Rouge Coco Shine

The Chanel Rouge Coco range is as classic as lipsticks come. From the packaging to the formula, every part of it is simply timeless. It is not a hybrid, it is not very matte, and it does not have a special mechanism. It is lipstick in a traditional sense, but in a way that’s what makes it special!

Being Chanel, needless to say both the Rouge Coco Shine (on the left) and Rouge Coco (on the right) close with a satisfying click. These formulas share a rosy scent that is different from the perfume-y one of Rouge Allure and Rouge Allure Velvet.

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine, Rouge Coco size scale

One look at Le Baiser (on the right) should give you a pretty good idea why it is an instant favorite of mine!

Chanel Ce Soir, Le Baiser Rouge Coco

See the pretty shimmer?

Chanel Le Baiser 54 Rouge Coco

Chanel Le Baiser Rouge Coco is a bright pink coral with tiny golden shimmer. It has a crème finish, and the shimmer is rather subtle. It becomes a bit more obvious once most of the lipstick has worn off, but it is so fine that you can’t feel it at all! The formula of Le Baiser is creamy and lightweight. It doesn’t feel as non-existent as Rouge Allure, but you definitely can’t feel much either. It glides on easily, and it is opaque with one pass. I have worn it for two full days, and I find the formula rather hydrating.

Left: one pass. Right: built up. I don’t know about you, but I can’t really tell the difference here!

Chanel Le Baiser 54 Rouge Coco swatch

Le Baiser has a normal amount of transfer, but interestingly enough, it is impossible to wear it all off without a meal. Le Baiser just wears and wears! It fades very evenly and leaves a nice stain, so I would definitely grab it without a second thought if I had a dinner date. I reapply after a meal because I get a kick out of using this lipstick, but if you are too lazy to reapply, rest assured your lips will remain beautifully stained for quite some time!

Here are a couple more photos with me wearing one coat of Le Baiser (just so you know, I think it looks brighter and more coral in real life):

Chanel Le Baiser review

Chanel Le Baiser FOTD

I’m wearing Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss on my eyes, Benefit Coralista and Sun Beam on my cheeks.

Bottom line: If you haven’t felt my enthusiasm about Chanel Le Baiser Rouge Coco yet, let me sum it up this way: if you like bright pinks, coral pinks, or feel like finding something new for spring/summer, I would strongly encourage you to take a look at Le Baiser. It packs a lot of pigment in a lightweight, creamy, and moisturizing texture. It wears superbly well and fades evenly. Even if I didn’t have a soft spot for such a shade, the formula is altogether outstanding in my book!

Now the tough question: are you more into classic lipsticks or the newer stuff? My ideal lipstick formula would be creamy (lightweight but it doesn’t have to be weightless. Weightless lipsticks constantly make me wonder if the color is still there at all), reasonably long-wearing, and free of migration as well as uneven fading. I could be happy with some shimmer and shine, but it’s not necessary.

Your turn! What is your ideal lipstick formula like?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

Mostly Sunny disclosure

  • beauties

    I’m a big fan of creamy and shiny lipsticks :) Matte is not my thing

    • Sunny

      I can’t remember if I have come across a very dull matte. Maybe not. But I think I know the kind of mattes you’re talking about!

  • Claire

    you make everything sound delicious Sunny, love reading your reviews. I definitely need more pinks and corals, I have so many reds already, that it is gettig a bit boring, haha. Chanel is my N1 when it comes to ‘where do I have to look for new lipsticks? Chanel!’. I prefer the Rouge Allure range a bit more though, the Rouge Coco’s are a bit drying but I recently tried some and it was much better (I guess my lips aren’t as dry as they used to be). I think this shade looks gorgeous and I have to, at least, swatch it! :)

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks Claire! The formula of Le Baiser is mind-blowing, though apparently Rouge Cocos have not be reformulated. You should swatch it at least! It’s very season-appropriate!

  • Teri

    I love Le Baisir, it’s the one shade from the collection that I immediately loved! It looks so pretty on you, the whole look is just stunning ^^

    • Sunny

      Thanks Teri! The eyes are relatively understated, but the second I put Le Baiser on everything comes together!

  • Caise

    I have this shade as well:) it looks great on you:)

    • Sunny

      Oh yay, I’m glad to hear you love it too, Caise!

  • Lily (@ChloeAsh)

    This is a beautiful shade! You look gorgeous in these pics :-)

    • Sunny

      Thanks Lily! I guess a coral just can’t look wrong on a warm-toned girl 😉

  • Anne

    Oh- Oooooooooh. Even prettier than I thought! When is it available? I’ve got good news, and I was looking for something to indulge on. I think this is it! :)
    I really like Rouge Cocos, and Chanel lipsticks in general. I find their formulas good across the board, though not excellent, but that’s because my lips get dry no matter what I wear (even lipbalm!). They are below Guerlain’s for me (not by much!), but I can’t say I’ve tried a lot of brands!

    • Sunny

      Hey Anne, these are already available in Belgium so I hope they’ll be available where you are soon! I think Guerlain formulas might be more moisturizing across the board, but very few lipsticks actually dry my lips out so I wouldn’t be the best judge!

      • Anne

        Well, then I guess we’re neighbours, because I live in France! :) I haven’t had the time to check the stores yet, but they should have arrived then (I just haven’t seen these online).
        How does it compare to Chanel Enjouée Rouge Allure, by the way? (I’ve been eyeing it)

        • Sunny

          Oh then they are most probably in stores already! The information I received says the 15th, but I saw them already last week!

          I can try to do a comparison swatch for you later this week, but right off the bat I can tell you these two are not even close. Le Baiser is much brighter and not as warm!

          • Anne

            Thank you, Sunny!

  • Catherine (@bcrueltyfree)

    The pinky shade is lovely, though I don’t know I’d pull it off that well. Oooh I thought you were wearing the LM shadow stick but it’s actually Edward Bess – either way, stunning shade and soo pretty on you.

    • Sunny

      Hey Catherine, I’m pretty sure you can! You should try :) Cosmic Bliss does look somehow similar to LM Sand Glow in pictures. I think the two will layer well!

  • Kiss & Make-up

    I don’t need this. I know I don’t need this. I have plenty of lip products and plenty of corals.

    But I SOOOO want to go get it anyway!

    Sunny, it looks gorgeous! You probably know by now that I am a sucker for corals :-) It looks so pretty, you look stunning.

    • Sunny

      Haha sorry girl! It really is amazing! I have some MORE corals coming up so you can look around before you decide 😉

  • Dominique

    I chose Sentiment and Liaison, both are so subtle but the bright shades Le Baiser and Amant are beautiful. I love the new Coco Shine, 8 pretty shades too and Suspense is gorgeous. They are all permanent, so I just took 2. I love Sentiment and Liaison, so easy to wear on any occasion.

    • Sunny

      Hey Dominique, I’m glad to hear you found shades that you enjoy! I tried Suspense on today and it’s seriously juicy and pigmented. I could always do with some more pigment haha

      • Dominique

        Yes, you’re so right pigments are everything :) ! Suspense is gorgeous, very glad you picked it up ! My Dior haul was, well, something so I’ll let my wallet rest a bit but Suspense is on my list !

        • Sunny

          LOL what did you haul from Dior? I picked up two things last week (Spring Ball Addict Extreme and the Gel Coat). Waiting for the summer collection to become available because I at least want Samba!

  • Larie

    It depends! I love matte formulas, but I also love glossy ones…just depends on my mood, I guess! This seems like a universally pleasing shade :)

    • Sunny

      Hey Larie, as long as you like bright lipsticks you’ll probably like Le Baiser!

  • ValleyDoll

    God I love Chanel lipsticks ! This is a gorgeous every-day shade. I wouldn’t mind buying a lipstick or two right now :p.

    • Sunny

      Le Baiser is actually pretty bright in person, but still, I’m less self-conscious when I wear coral (than red for example) for some reason! So yeah, I’d sport this every day :)

  • Taylor

    La Baiser is perfect! I love a gold shimmer. I think the Chanel Rouge Coco was my first luxury lipstick as well, I still have it.. I don’t think I’ll ever get rid of it. My fave luxury formula is probably the YSL rv

    • Sunny

      Oh yeah you have a bunch of those and I’m soooo tempted! I really need to check those out!

  • Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    PRETTY! Sunny you were MADE for bright corals!
    I think Tom Ford Lippies are my fave at the moment. They are exactly what you describe and I just love them. It’s good thing I don’t live by a counter is all I can say haha!

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks, Tracy! I’m glad the Tom Ford line is not so extensive. Otherwise I can’t promise I won’t really splurge 😉

  • Ziba

    Gosh Sunny, that lipstick looks so nice on you. I’ve been looking for a classic pink lipstick just like that. But Chanel is too high end for me! Do you have any suggestions for more moderately priced alternatives?

    • Sunny

      Thanks Kareen! I don’t have any shade that is too similar to Le Baiser in my stash to be honest. If I find any I’ll let you know!