Ah, May. It finally feels like it’s time for the sandals and flowy skirts we’ve been stockpiling. There is something very pink about this month—just ask Anna Wintour who required all her Vogue editors to don the color at the May 7 Met Gala.
Maybe it’s the blooming flowers, maybe it’s the sweetness and nostalgia of Mother’s Day. Who knows. But Chanel’s Rouge Coco Shine in Candeur (French for innocent) fits right into this fresh and delicate season.
More like a luxe tinted lip balm than a lipstick, we found that the color glides on, leaving a glossy finish that isn’t at all sticky. Chanel states that the Coco Shine line has a unique Hydratendre complex (what?) that moisturizes and softens your pout; all we know is that it did leave our lips feeling particularly smooth.
Find May’s best shade for $33 at Chanel’s beauty counter at Nordstrom, then wait for that flouncing-through-a-field-of-tulips feeling to set in.