This is, primarily. a pictorial post for my friend, Lola, who wanted a closer look at Chanel Rouge Coco Shine 60 **Antigone.
If you are interested in reading all the flowery adjectives that describe how I feel about this formula, as well as other Rouge Coco Shine colors I own, click the the Rouge Coco Shine label on the right.
In Greek mythology, Antigone was the daughter of Oedipus. Coco Chanel also designed the costumes for Cocteau's play of the same name. Nothing like good old tweedy woolens to represent a Greek tragedy.
Exclusive to Saks, Antigone is (was?) a raspberry red with amber undertones and subtle gold microshimmer. I wish Chanel didn't put gold shimmer in everything, but there it is. In the end, Antigone comes off as a cool-neutral berry lipstick.
Antigone is one of the most pigmented shades in the Rouge Coco Shine formula, but it still wears relatively sheer with just a swipe or two. You can build up the color while maintaining the appearance of lightweight sheerness, but you'll use up the lipstick more quickly.
|Antigone in a single swipe, without lip pencil or gloss|
Although in the Roses/Pinks category, along with Chance, Romance, and Boy, Antigone is similar to Unique, which is in the Violets/Berries grouping; however, the red in Antigone makes it just a touch warmer. Antigone is also slightly less sheer than Unique.
|Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Unique and Antigone|
I found that Fétiche, Unique, and Antigone make a harmonious color trio.
That's all she wrote!
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