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Chanel Sparkling Red, Amuse Bouche, Chilli Rouge Coco Glosses

01/06

Chanel Sparkling Red Rouge Coco Gloss

Chanel Sparkling Red Rouge Coco Gloss

Chanel Sparkling Red Rouge Coco Gloss

Chanel Sparkling Red Rouge Coco Gloss

Chanel Sparkling Red Rouge Coco Gloss

Chanel Sparkling Red Rouge Coco Gloss

Sparkling Red

Chanel Sparkling Red Rouge Coco Gloss ($30.00 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is a muted, raspberry red with pink and gold sparkle. It had semi-sheer to medium coverage–enough that there was a noticeable tint to the lips but the natural lip color came through quite a bit. The shimmery bits were definitely along the size of true sparkle, so I did feel them slightly as I wore the gloss, and there was a smidgen of color visible in my deeper lip lines (not truly noticeable from a normal viewing distance). The gloss portion felt smooth overall, though, and it was comfortable to wear over the three hours it lasted on me. The formula also seemed hydrating to me.

Editor’s Note: Sparkling Red appears not to exist in the Rouge Coco Gloss range. I’ve sent an email to Chanel to find out if Sparkling Red is a future shade or not the final name (and if not, then what is the final name).

The formula is supposed to have “intense shine, hydration” with a “gel-like texture” with shades that vary from “sheer to opaque” in coverage. The consistency has a smooth, lightweight texture that can feel more like a gel-like texture with some of the sheerer shades and more like a cream and gel hybrid with more opaque shades. It’s a formula that’s comfortable to wear with light tackiness that lasts anywhere from two to four hours and is hydrating over time. There was a strong, mirror-like shine across the shades that was very reminiscent of the prior Glossimer formula. There was a faint floral scent, and with some shades, I got a subtle taste of perfume. The doe foot applicator was more unique (at least, to me) with a very curved edge that was great for my bottom lip while flipping it gave me a more paddle-shaped edge that worked better for my top lip. I would love to see Chanel introduce color descriptions on their retail website, especially for a formula like this where there can be such a huge difference in pigmentation (and finish) from one shade to the next that isn’t obvious from a product photo.

Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss Sparkling Red
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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Chilli

Permanent
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Chanel Bourgeoisie, Burnt Sugar, Rose Pulpe Rouge Coco Glosses

01/06

Chanel Bourgeoisie Rouge Coco Gloss

Chanel Bourgeoisie Rouge Coco Gloss

Chanel Bourgeoisie Rouge Coco Gloss

Chanel Bourgeoisie Rouge Coco Gloss

Chanel Bourgeoisie Rouge Coco Gloss

Chanel Bourgeoisie Rouge Coco Gloss

Bourgeoisie

Chanel Bourgeoisie Rouge Coco Gloss ($30.00 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark, rosy mauve with neutral-to-cool undertones and a moderate amount of light pink sparkle. It had semi-sheer pigmentation that went on somewhat unevenly. I felt like it was easy to get “lines” any time I pressed my lips together as the gloss had a creamier, more slippery feel on the lips compared to some shades. I could feel some of the shimmer/sparkle on the lips but only occasionally. The color lasted for three and a half hours and was hydrating on me.

The formula is supposed to have “intense shine, hydration” with a “gel-like texture” with shades that vary from “sheer to opaque” in coverage. The consistency has a smooth, lightweight texture that can feel more like a gel-like texture with some of the sheerer shades and more like a cream and gel hybrid with more opaque shades. It’s a formula that’s comfortable to wear with light tackiness that lasts anywhere from two to five hours and is hydrating over time. There was a strong, mirror-like shine across the shades that was very reminiscent of the prior Glossimer formula. There was a faint floral scent, and with some shades, I got a subtle taste of perfume. The doe foot applicator was more unique (at least, to me) with a very curved edge that was great for my bottom lip while flipping it gave me a more paddle-shaped edge that worked better for my top lip. I would love to see Chanel introduce color descriptions on their retail website, especially for a formula like this where there can be such a huge difference in pigmentation (and finish) from one shade to the next that isn’t obvious from a product photo.

Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss Bourgeoisie
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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NARS Bait, Disruptor, Impossible Red, Suck Velvet Lip Glides

01/07

NARS Bait Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Bait Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Bait Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Bait Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Bait Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Bait Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Bait Velvet Lip Glide

Bait

NARS Bait Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a bright, cotton candy pink with cool, blue undertones and a glossy, cream finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that went on fairly evenly. There were very slight “lines” that were visible if my lips pressed together as well as from when I moved the applicator along the edges of my lips. The consistency was smooth, gel-like but not too dense, and comfortable to wear. It lasted for four and a half hours and was lightly hydrating.

The Velvet Lip Glide formula is supposed to have high coverage without being “drying or feeling sticky” while applying like a gloss but looks like a lipstick. They have stronger color payoff, a non-tacky consistency, and a smoothness to their consistency that is a lot like a good lipstick, while they have a plusher, thicker texture that gives lips a plumper, fuller look along with a glossy sheen that is more like a gloss. They develop a more “velvety” finish, which is code for “less shine” after two to three hours, and at that point, they tend to look more like a natural finish lipstick than a gloss. I would classify the formula more as a pigmented gloss than a glossy lipstick, if I had to put it firmly in one box. The formula has a vanilla scent but had no discernible taste to me.

NARS Velvet Lip Glide Bait
Bait

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Suck

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Chanel Energie & Vibration Rouge Allure Glosses

01/06

Chanel Energie Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Energie Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Energie Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Energie Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Energie Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Energie Rouge Allure Gloss

Energie

Chanel Energie Rouge Allure Gloss ($37.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a bright pop of orange-red with warm undertones and faint gold pearl.

The formula is supposed to have the “colour intensity of a lipstick” with the “lacquered shine of a lipgloss” that is “long-wearing.” It had semi-opaque pigmentation and felt primarily like a lipgloss. There was a touch of color that pulled into my deeper lip lines, but the color applied evenly and did not appear streaky. The texture was moderately tacky, spread decently (but this particular shade seemed tackier to me than I remember the formula being), and comfortable to wear, as it was hydrating over time. It wore well for five and a half hours on me.

Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss Energie
Energie
Energie
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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B

Vibration

Limited Edition
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Bite Beauty Gold, Champagne Pearl, Pink Pearl, Rose Pearl Crème Lip Glosses

01/09

Bite Beauty Gold Crème Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Gold Crème Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Gold Crème Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Gold Crème Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Gold Crème Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Gold Crème Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Gold Crème Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Gold Crème Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Gold Crème Lip Gloss

Gold

Bite Beauty Gold Creme Lip Gloss ($22.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a bright, true gold with warm, yellow undertones and flecks of gold shimmer and sparkle. This was actually one of the less pigmented shades in the range, and this was also the exact same in texture and color as the holiday release (the box was even gold-hued like the holiday edition). It had semi-opaque pigmentation, but the gloss didn’t apply evenly so there were some areas that had less visible shimmer. This particular shade also seemed to be chocked full of shimmer/sparkle rather than a more pigmented base (the others seemed to actually tint/provide coverage beyond the shimmer). It wore well for five hours on me and was hydrating.

The Creme Lip Gloss is supposed to give a “modern, foiled lip look” with “pearlized color pay off” while softening the lips. The formula had a light-medium weight to it, which I think helped ensure that the shimmer didn’t feel gritty on the lips. It had a little tackiness after an hour of wear, but it was never a really sticky or goopy gloss on. The wear was anywhere from four to five hours, and the formula felt hydrating to me. They had a really strong, mirror-like finish that made them more wearable on their own, as it was hard to notice any imperfections in the coverage. They also worked well layered over various lipsticks (both Bite’s lipsticks as well as other brands’ formulas) for adding shine and sparkle. The gloss had a sweet, fruity scent–the same one found in other Bite lip products.

Bite Beauty Crème Lip Gloss Gold
Gold
Gold
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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Bite Beauty Bronze Pearl, Oyster Pearl, Peacock Pearl Crème Lip Glosses

01/09

Bite Beauty Bronze Pearl Crème Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Bronze Pearl Crème Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Bronze Pearl Crème Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Bronze Pearl Crème Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Bronze Pearl Crème Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Bronze Pearl Crème Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Bronze Pearl Crème Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Bronze Pearl Crème Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Bronze Pearl Crème Lip Gloss

Bronze Pearl

Bite Beauty Bronze Pearl Creme Lip Gloss ($22.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a rich, chocolaty brown with warm, reddish undertones and lots of gold and copper pearl. It had semi-opaque color coverage that applied fairly evenly, and the shimmer/sparkle distributed well. The consistency was smooth, mostly non-tacky, and comfortable to wear over the five hours it lasted on me.

The Creme Lip Gloss is supposed to give a “modern, foiled lip look” with “pearlized color pay off” while softening the lips. The formula had a light-medium weight to it, which I think helped ensure that the shimmer didn’t feel gritty on the lips. It had a little tackiness after an hour of wear, but it was never a really sticky or goopy gloss on. The wear was anywhere from four to five hours, and the formula felt hydrating to me. They had a really strong, mirror-like finish that made them more wearable on their own, as it was hard to notice any imperfections in the coverage. They also worked well layered over various lipsticks (both Bite’s lipsticks as well as other brands’ formulas) for adding shine and sparkle. The gloss had a sweet, fruity scent–the same one found in other Bite lip products.

Bite Beauty Crème Lip Gloss Bronze Pearl
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total

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