Chanel Chelsea Glossimer

Chanel Chelsea Glossimer ($28.50 for 0.19 oz.) is described as a “brilliant pink lipgloss [that] delivers the ultimate pop of colour, along with subtle shimmer and a high-shine glow.” I have no idea what Chanel was seeing, because this gloss is nearly colorless when applied. At best, and I feel like I’m being generous, it emphasizes the natural pinkness of your lip color, but the reality is it looks like clear gloss with a shiny finish. The shimmer is not just subtle but barely there; there were maybe four or five flecks on my lips when I applied the gloss.

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Chanel Chelsea Glossimer
Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer Chelsea
D
Product
9
Pigmentation
1
Texture
9
Longevity
6
Application
4
Total
64%

Laura Mercier Evening Pink Shimmer Lip Color

Laura Mercier Evening Pink Shimmer Lip Color ($22.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright, neon strawberry pink with opaque color coverage and a lush, natural shine. It’s a strong, bold color that brightens up the face, and it doesn’t lean too blue. VS Be Mine is less pink, more coral. Dolce & Gabbana Fuchsia is less pink and not quite as bright. MAC Party Parrot is darker, redder, and brighter. MAC Catharina is bluer and darker. Chanel Insolente is slightly darker.

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Laura Mercier Evening Pink Shimmer Lip Color

Laura Mercier Evening Pink Shimmer Lip Color

A
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
97%

Chanel Paradis Rouge Coco Lipstick

Chanel Paradis Rouge Coco Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as “pink coral.” It’s mostly pink with a hint of coral; more pink than it is coral, but if you called it pink-coral, I wouldn’t argue. Chanel Flirt is softer, less pink. MAC Blossom Culture is more coral. Dolce & Gabbana Pink is a bit darker.

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Chanel Paradis Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour Paradis
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
4
Total
82%

Chanel Spring 2012 Glossimers

Chanel Spring 2012 Glossimers ($29.50 for 0.19 oz.) include three new and permanent (according to the press release) shades: Bonbon (soft pink), Petillant (golden beige), and Bagatelle (pink).

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Chanel Spring 2012 Glossimers

Chanel Spring 2012 Glossimers

B
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
7
Application
4
Total
83%

Chanel Superstition Rouge Coco Lipstick

Chanel Superstition Rouge Coco Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as “golden beige.” It’s a semi-sheer warm, light beige with a pale golden shimmer-sheen. It has color payoff, but it’s more of a translucent color, so it allows more of the natural lip color to peek through while giving the illusion of more coverage. On my lips, it helps to even out my natural lip color and provide a subtle shimmer, but overall, it’s more my-lips-but-better in regards to color. MAC Mellow Mood has a more golden shimmer and a pinker base color. MAC Freckletone looks similar swatched but has more color payoff, so it gives a very peachy color instead. Similarly, MAC To the Future has a similar color as the swatch but opaque color coverage and a creamy finish, rather than a shimmery one.

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Chanel Superstition Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour Superstition
C
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
6
Application
4
Total
76%

Giorgio Armani #500 Gloss d’Armani

Giorgio Armani #500 Gloss d’Armani ($28.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a soft, sheer pink with lots of white shimmer. It adds a hint of additional rosiness to my natural lip color, but it primarily adds lots of white shimmer and sparkle. It looks like any number of sheer lipglosses, so it’s more of a product you pick up if you don’t have too many sheer glosses already and really love the formula.

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Giorgio Armani #500 Gloss d'Armani
Giorgio Armani Gloss d’Armani #500
B
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
6
Application
4
Total
84%