I wasn't at all impressed when the Rouge Coco Shine collection when Chanel released it in April because it just looked like any other sheer lipstick. "Boy," the color Chanel released as a sneak preview, didn't look like a shade very many women of color could wear, and the other colors looked too pale or too bright to wear while the weather was still cool.
But I needed something bright while I was in Seattle last month, and "Rebelle" appealed to me. "Rebelle" is a sheer, high-shine lipstick that looks like a gloss when worn. It does not have frost or shimmer like some of the others. It's not as "loud" as some of the neons, but bright nevertheless. It has no special qualities to warrant the price, except its watermelon color, which seems perfect now that the weather is warmer. The right color, whether in makeup or yarn, always clenches it for me.