Chanel’s New Ce Soir Rouge Coco Gives You the Enigmatic Style of the Heroines of Black and White Movies

Chanel Ce Soir Rouge Coco (51) FOTD

Hey everyone, how about a short and sweet post for Monday? Last week you saw Chanel Le Baiser Rouge Coco with  a color as well a formula I am crazy about. Today we’ll be going briefly through Ce Soir (51. RRP in Belgium: 31 euros), which Chanel describes as “the enigmatic style of the heroines of black and white movies.”

(Ce Soir on the left, Le Baiser on the right)

Chanel Ce Soir, Le Baiser Rouge Coco

I won’t go into detail about the packaging since I did that very recently. Let me keep it simple by saying it has a very classic appeal and lovely heft!

Chanel Ce Soir Rouge Coco (51) closeup

Ce Soir is a plummy brown that has enough brown for those who can pull it off, but not so much that it can’t work on anyone else. I personally can take quite a bit of brown in my lipsticks, but when there is too much I instantly look ill. I don’t have that problem with Ce Soir.

Here is how Ce Soir swatches. Left: one pass. Right: built up

Chanel Ce Soir Rouge Coco (51) swatch

Formula-wise, Ce Soir is just as impressive as Le Baiser. It has a lightweight, creamy consistency that glides on but doesn’t move around. It is opaque with one pass and looks great applied straight out of the tube. It has the same impressive lasting power as Le Baiser. It will only be gone after a meal, but it wears off evenly and leaves a stain. What’s more, as it wears off, it will look more plum/rose than brown, which makes it a little softer.

Bottom line: Formula-wise Chanel Ce Soir Rouge Coco is just as impressive! If you enjoy a good dose of brown in your plum, do take a look at Ce Soir!

Is Ce Soir your thing?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

Mostly Sunny disclosure




    I like Ce Soir!! I found plummy reds more flattering than I expected lately!

    • Sunny

      Yaaay great to hear you found one more shade to rock!

  • VickyM

    Hello Sunny 😀 I really like your blog and have been visiting from time to time. I love make up and just love the Rouge Coco, which were not my first high end lipsticks,but were my first Chanel lipsticks, the first one was the now sadly discontinued Rouge Coco Ruban Rose. I just wanted to ask you a question do you know if this new Rouge Coco are Europe exclusive? Or are they going to be available in other parts of the world aswell? I Hadn´t heard of them before…

    • Sunny

      Hey Vicky, thanks so much for the kind compliment! I remember seeing Ruban Rose around. It was a very popular one!

      I don’t think these will be Europe-exclusives. The thing is we are getting the new glosses in May while they’re already out in North America. I’m wondering if they simply swapped the two launches for different regions. I’m keeping my fingers crossed they’ll make it there soon!

  • Carina

    Beautiful colors! Ack, I just bought three Chanel lipsticks last Spring, so I don’t know if I should… Haha.

    • Sunny

      Haha well this is permanent, so you can wait a bit!

  • peggy timmermans

    It is a pretty colour, for sure…But I need some more pinkish in the undertone to suit me.

    • Sunny

      Oh yeah that’s possible. Brown isn’t a color all skin tones can handle!

  • beauties

    I really think so 😀

    • Sunny

      Haha good to know :)

  • Rabbit

    This colour is very elegant. Not too dark, not too bright :)

    • Sunny

      Thanks girl! It’s Chanel after all. I doubt they’d ever make anything not too classy!

  • Kiss & Make-up

    I don’t know why but plum shades always scare me. For some reason I think they’d look wrong on me. I never actually tried them though… And now that I see the lipstick on you, I am kinda starting to think that I should!

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks girly! Plum also seems to be a shade that I am not mega into, but when I do have one on I think:” hey, this isn’t bad!” A lot of the times it’s more like a mental block than anything else!

  • Anne

    Shhh, Sunny, don’t tempt me with another Rouge Coco! I love the way this one looks on you. It seems to have more of a Fall vibe to me though, so I’ll wait. But I’m definitely impressed!

    I purchased Le Baiser two days ago by the way, thanks to you review (I received good news recently and I figured it would be a perfect gift from me to myself!). I’ve already received some compliments about it!

    • Sunny

      Aww sorry, Anne! I’m so glad you’ve been enjoying Le Baiser! I’m sorry about the comparison swatch I promised you. I forgot that I lent Enjouee to a friend so I don’t have it here for the moment!

      • Anne

        Oh, no problem! :) Don’t worry about that.

  • Lily (@ChloeAsh)

    Oh, I like this colour. I wonder if it’ll look dull against my skin tone. Looks great on you, Sunny!

    • Sunny

      Hey Lily, you should check it out! I think you will wear this better than I do, to be honest!

  • Icaria

    I think if I could I would buy all Chanel l/s! OT it seems I can’t follow you on Twitter :(

    • Sunny

      Hey girly, that is also a very realistic impulse here LOL

      I’m REALLY sorry. I just checked Twitter and realized I somehow accidentally blocked you! I have unblocked and followed now, so try again? No idea how that happened. Maybe a kitty walked across the keyboard… (it’s not a joke. It has happened before)

      • Icaria

        Thank you Lovely! I’m relieved, I thought I had been a bad girl or something (just joking)! So kitty is more tech savvy than you hey? 😀

        • Sunny

          Oh for sure. They can do things to my computer that I have no idea how to do myself!

  • Dovey

    Hi Sunny, Ce Soir is so gorgeous! I’m so tempted anytime I see a Rouge Coco — such an amazing formula and beautiful colors! :)

    • Sunny

      Hey Dovey, wait till you see the new ones! You’ll have even more options :)

  • Caise

    this shade is also very beautiful:)

    • Sunny

      Thanks Caise! I can see Ce Soir being many people’s signature shade!

  • Liz

    This sort of shade is the only one I wore for a long time. Looks like a lovely classic. :)

    • Sunny

      Hey Liz, glad to hear you’re a fan! It is a creamy, classic type of shade :)

  • Dominique

    I have Chanel RC in Destinée, Culte and Caractère but Ce Soir looks really different from these, as it’s a permanent collection I’ll wait a bit, I am also interested in purchasing RC Shine in Suspense, Saga and Dialogue in fact. Ce Soir is very subtle, the Rouges Coco are so incredibly pretty and wearable. I love them !

    • Sunny

      Hey Dominique, I think Saga is the only shade you listed that is limited edition, so you might want to get that one first! Other than that these are all permanent, so you can definitely look around a little :)

  • Tiffany

    Ce Soir looks lovely on you, Sunny! It seems almost like a slightly darker my lips but better shade :)

    • Sunny

      Thanks Tiffany! I think Ce Soir is a more mature shade that reminds me of autumn :)

  • Teri

    I think it actually suits you really well! The brown tone is not too overwhelming and the plum is just so beautiful ^^

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks Teri! I’m glad this doesn’t have TOO much brown for my skin tone, because that’s when I start looking seriously ill!

  • Procrastinator

    I always keep a good plummy rose in the back of my collection — for me they go with everything!

    • Sunny

      Hey girly, I can see this looking hot on you!

  • Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    Ce Soir is SO gorgeous–this is the type of natural, subtle lipstick I like to wear, if I choose to wear it at all 😛

    • Sunny

      Hey Becca, I know you’re not a big lipstick person (yet. I didn’t see myself ending up here just a year ago haha), but you’re right about the brown in Ce Soir making it pretty wearable!

  • Taylor

    Ce Soir looks beautiful on you! I would love this shade on the fall/winter but I feel like I want a more summery shade now. It’s a bit unexpected for this season, still lovely nonetheless :-)

    • Sunny

      Hey Taylor, Ce Soir is permanent so you can definitely pick it up when you go into that autumn state of mind!

  • Jacqueline

    I’m not a plummy brown person but it looks fantastic on you Sunny.

    • Sunny

      Thanks Jacqueline! I’m not really a plummy brown person either but this doesn’t look bad 😉

  • Marisa Anderson

    Nice color, it looks wonderful on you Sunny! =)

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks, Marisa!

  • Larie

    Ce Soir! I like it! Both the name and the shade 😉

    • Sunny

      Haha Chanel for sure knows how to sell their lipsticks 😉

  • Ruta

    This looks fantastic! I was thinking of taking the plunge with Desiree (41) but there seem to be very mixed claims about the lasting power of it.

    Ce Soir is beautiful and do you think it would be longer lasting?

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Ruta, Ce Soir lasts pretty well on me! It’s the type of lipstick that leaves an even stain even after the meal. Hope this helps!