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Chanel Aurore, Pensee, Pink Peony Glossimers

Chanel Pensee Glossimer
Chanel Pensee Glossimer

Chanel Summer 2011: Glossimers

For summer, there are three new shades of Chanel Glossimers ($28.50 for 0.19 oz.) that are limited edition. All three are varying degrees of sheer, but in general, they are on the sheerer end of the spectrum. Glossimers are designed as a sheerer formula often recommended for layering. Though the range varies from sheerer to more opaque, these don’t seem to deliver quite as much oomph as other Glossimers–perhaps because the base color is nearly invisible or the mix of shimmers does not stand out as much.

I love Chanel’s Glossimers for their highly reflective shimmer and comfortablep-to-wear formula. I typically get three to four hours of wear with them, but they are not sticky, which is rather noteworthy wear for a gloss without a tacky base.

  • Pensee (277) is a coral-orange with pink and gold shimmer. On my lips, it adds mostly glossiness and shimmer without much color.
  • Pink Peony (267) is a rosy pink with multi-colored shimmer, though predominantly pink and silver. Like Pensee, it is mostly just shine and shimmer when worn.
  • Aurore (287) is a pink and melon gold shimmered peach. It is highly reflective and almost a duochrome gloss. Of the three, this one seemed more unique and less dupe-able, though it is also quite sheer.

Chanel Aurore, Pensee, Pink Peony Glossimers

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9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
86%
Total

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Chanel Mimosa Le Vernis

Chanel Mimosa Le Vernis

Chanel Mimosa Le Vernis

Chanel Summer 2011: Mimosa Le Vernis

Chanel Mimosa Le Vernis ($25.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a bright, sunshine yellow with golden yellow shimmer. It applied fairly well–there was a touch of streakiness in the initial coat, but the pigmentation was excellent, because the color was nearly opaque on that first coat. I used two coats for even, opaque color coverage and found that worked best. The formula was on the thicker side, but it flowed well, and the drying time seemed faster than usual. I typically get a week of wear with Chanel’s polish using a base/top coat.

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour Mimosa
Mimosa
Mimosa
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
89%
Total

Chanel Lilium Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Lilium Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Lilium Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Summer 2011: Lilium Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Lilium Eyeshadow Quad ($57.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a collection of green and “brown” shades. The lighest shade is a soft peach beige with subtle warmth and a barely-there frost finis. The second lightest shade is a yellowed chartreuse green with a medium frost finish. Next, there is a smoky, bluish green with a blackened base and a metallic-frost finish. The final shade is the most complex, because it’s a mix of mauve, gray, and taupe with a dusting of cool bronze shimmer.

All four shades applied really nicely; pigmented enough to provide true-to-pan color but the texture was soft to allow for really easy application, where the colors blended seamlessly with each other and adhered well to the lid (over a base). There is a mix of tones here–the lighter shades are warmer and brightening, while the two darker shades are cooler, smokier. The size of the quad is nice, too — each eyeshadow is about 0.06 oz., which is a little higher than the average individual eyeshadow (0.05 oz.). When you start thinking about Chanel, their palettes are often the best bang for your buck.

Chanel Lilium Eyeshadow Quad

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9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
96%
Total

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Chanel Summer 2011 Collection – Les Fleurs d’Ete de Chanel


Chanel Summer 2011 Collection – Les Fleurs d’Ete de Chanel

Le Vernis ($25.00)

  • Mimosa Yellow (Limited Edition)
  • Morning Rose Pink (Limited Edition)
  • Beige Petale Beige (Limited Edition)

Soleil Tan de Chanel ($50.00)

  • Bronze Corail (Limited Edition)
  • Bronze Rose (Limited Edition)

Glossimer ($28.50)

  • Pensee Coral (Limited Edition)
  • Aurore Peach (Limited Edition)
  • Pink Peony Pink (Limited Edition)

Soleil Tan de Chanel ($48.00)

  • Sunkissed

Les 4 Ombres / Eyeshadow Quad ($57.00)

  • Lilium

Ombres Contraste Duo ($42.00)

  • Khaki Discret Khaki

Stylo Yeux Waterproof ($29.00)

  • Rose Platine (Limited Edition)

Rouge Coco ($32.00)

  • Sari Dore (Limited Edition)
  • Gardenia (Limited Edition)

availability: Now @ Nordstrom

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Chanel Rouge Coco Shine


Chanel Rouge Coco Shine

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine

Coco Chanel revolutionized the way women dressed by designing looks that were elegant, yet surprisingly comfortable. Her vision: simple, uncomplicated silhouettes in modern fabrics to lend a new ease and modernity to a woman’s wardrobe.

Today, CHANEL carries on that vision with new ROUGE COCO SHINE Hydrating Sheer Lipshine, the exciting next chapter in the evolution of the iconic modern crème lip colour. Lips are effortlessly dressed in the most elegant shades, with the most comfortable wear.

Fresh, sheer and luminous, ROUGE COCO SHINE provides beautiful, lasting moisturizing shine in a water-light texture. The formula glides on for easy application, and a unique HYDRATENDRE complex hydrates and softens lips, giving them a healthier and fuller appearance.

The emblematic black metal case of ROUGE COCO has been specially refined. In its new interpretation, the ROUGE COCO SHINE packaging reflects the graceful codes of the iconic brand with a slimmer case and a new interior design to protect the innovative formula.

ROUGE COCO SHINE is available in a complete range of shades, from delicate beiges to dazzling berries, with hints of shimmer to enhance a glossy finish.  Each of the 18 shades is linked to the world of Coco Chanel. . . each a source of inspiration or influence that profoundly impacted her life.

Rouge Coco Shine ($32.00)

  • Chance Powder pink
  • Romance Bright pink
  • Aventure Shimmering pink
  • Evasion Sheer rose
  • Boy Natural rose
  • Liberte Sheer apricot
  • Sari d’Eau Coral shimmer
  • Rebelle Orange red
  • Monte-Carlo Pink red
  • Fetiche Rose
  • Elise Berry rose
  • Unique Sparkling plum
  • Bonheur Berry plum
  • Canotier Pearlized nude beige
  • Biarritz Coppered beige
  • Deauville Delicate nude brown
  • Beli-Ami Plum brown
  • Cavaliere Shimmering brown

availability: April 2011; April 4th and 5th @ facebook.com/chanel through their virtual pop-up store

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