Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Chanel Calypso Glossimer
Chanel Calypso Glossimer

Chanel Calypso Glossimer

Chanel Calypso Glossimer ($29.50 for 0.19 oz.) is a medium-dark burnt tangerine with soft gold shimmer. MAC Caqui is a bit redder and much more opaque, so it also looks more intense. MAC Knockout is darker, more vibrant, and redder. MAC Dare to Wear is more shimmery and a little lighter. Lancome Cherrywood Luxe is redder.

Calypso is semi-opaque and applies fairly evenly without settling into lip lines too noticeably.  It has a healthy glossy shine, and it wears for four and a half hours.  Chanel’s signature gloss formula is supposed to deliver shimmer and “high-shine glow” with shades that range from “sheer and natural” to “sparkling and rich.” The formula is supposed to be both comfortable and long-wearing.  The formula is moderately hydrating, and the texture isn’t too thin or too thick, lightweight, and comfortable to wear.

The Glossover

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Calypso

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This is one of Chanel's better Glossimers in the past six month! It has a great balance between glossiness, shimmer, and color. It's hard to find this particular shade of orange without strong red undertones.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4/5

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Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Chanel, $29.50.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

MAC Caqui is a bit redder and much more opaque, so it also looks more intense. MAC Knockout is darker, more vibrant, and redder. MAC Dare to Wear is more shimmery and a little lighter. Lancome Cherrywood Luxe is redder.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: OCC Datura, Foxfire, Acacia Loose Colour Concentrantes; Chanel Peche Cuivre Eyeliner on lower lash line. On cheeks: Chanel Sable Beige Bronzer. On lips: Chanel Calypso.

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26 thoughts on “Chanel Calypso Glossimer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Avatar of Marie Marie

    Wow, the whole color scheme you have there is wonderful. From the eyes to the lips to the t-shirt to the earrings, everything works so well together! :)

  2. Avatar of nawi nawi

    love this i normally cannot wear orange but this i can. Looks beautiful on you. will you be reviewing the brozner sable beige as well I would love to here what you think of this one!

  3. This is a beautiful shade. Much nicer than the last glossimer you reviewed.

  4. I love how bright and pretty this is!

  5. lucy

    very well put together :) you look lovely x

  6. Avatar of Ana Ana G

    Finally a Glossimer that I like!!yay!

  7. Kona

    Beautiful!! I tried this on at the counter on my hand, but was scared to put it on my face due to it orange brightness. Then I tried it on my lips paired with the Sable beige bronzer,New Sable eyeshadow duo, and new brown eyeliner… Wow! Calypso really brightened my complexion and complemented the look! I think everyone would enjoy it this summer.:-)

  8. Hi Christine, does this compare to Nars Wonder lipgloss from last summer? It looks similar from your swatch

  9. perilouslypale

    This looks gorgeous on you! Mine should arrive tomorrow and I can’t wait to see how it looks on my skin tone in comparison. It’s always fun to see how lip products look so different on us yet you never stop causing me lemmings! LOL

  10. Britt Chapman

    <3

  11. rissa

    Christine, i think this is one of my absolute favorite looks you’ve did. The eye makeup is perfect, and the gloss looks great on  you. Tempted to get it. :x but 30$ for a lip gloss seems so expensive. x__X

  12. JeanieYong

    Oh, I’m really loving the color combination/whole ensemble you’ve got going on in this review. You look so fresh, and ready for summer :)

  13. Avatar of Amy ZooeyLee

    Ooooh, I’m going to have to check out this lipgloss.
     
    Sidenote: Christine, LOVE the earrings! I’m going to have to attempt to recreate this look.

  14. Jaymie

    Is this color similar to MAC’s Geo Pink?

  15. blahitslizz

    I love the eye look that you did with this color. Its so pretty and summery! And ontop of it I love your earrings :D

  16. So pretty, I just never wear orange because it makes my teeth look yellow

  17. evangelia

    how does this compare to bobbi brown citrus l/g?

  18. Bani

    Hi Christine!
    Thanks so much for your reviews! How does Riviera compare to Chanel calypso or Dior Orange Pareo? :)

  19. Carmel

    I don’t know if you read old comments, but how does this compare to Guerlain Terracotta gloss in “Mambo”, in your opinion? I just don’t know what I’ll do when I get through mine! :)