Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Chanel Extrait de Gloss

New Gloss on the Block by Chanel

Chanel Extrait de Gloss ($32.00 for 0.28 fl. oz.) is designed to be a color-rich, high shine, gel-based that wears “for hours.” The line includes nine shades that range from soft pink to nude to brown. All but Confidence (to be reviewed) are permanent.

It has a new wedge-shaped applicator–almost like someone took a nibble out of a doe-foot gloss on both sides. I found the applicator rather springy, and though application was easy for me, I do prefer the Rouge Allure Laque applicator, which has one side that’s rather curved, almost designed to fit your lip into that curve. The opening of the gloss itself seems to make it so not much product gets on each swipe, so you may find yourself going back for a second helping to get a more opaque look.

It’s not a sticky or tacky gloss, but I wouldn’t describe it as non-sticky; there’s a little tack to it. The texture of the gloss is on the thicker side, very jelly-like, which is fitting, since it is a gel-based formula. It is smooth, and it applies evenly without settling into lip lines. They do have a lovely glossy finish, though, and they feel like a gloss–they are not a liquid lipstick like the Rouge Allure Laques. There’s an incredibly faint floral scent, but I can barely detect it long enough to accurately describe it, so it’s certainly nothing heavy. I found myself getting about three to four hours of wear with these, even the lighter shades, and it made it so-so through a full venti cup of coffee. I wouldn’t call it a long-wearing gloss, though. It wears well, but it doesn’t go on for hours. The Extrait de Glosses last a little longer than the average gloss but not much longer.

  • Fatale is a medium-dark crimson red with soft gold micro-shimmer. It’s semi-opaque with a healthy dose of color, but it’s not too bold or bright. Some of my natural lip color still peeks through, though. With a name like Fatale, I was expecting a bolder shade of red, but it almost looks muted when worn!
  • Impertinence is a red-tinged brown with soft champagne micro-shimmer. It’s semi-sheer with enough color to give lips a different tint and hue, but your natural lip color will play a bigger role in how red or brown it looks on you.
  • Insolence is a cotton candy blue-based pink with silver micro-shimmer. It’s semi-opaque allowing my lip freckle to still come through, but it still adds a substantial amount of brightness and pinkness to my lips. I think if you have redder lips, this is going to lighten but will not be as pale.
  • Insouciance is a peachy nude with light copper shimmer. It’s almost opaque, surprisingly enough! This shade provided the most color coverage out of the four featured in this post. It brightened up my natural lip color quite a bit.

All in all, they’re a nice gloss. Not exactly groundbreaking, but for those looking for a little more color than the Glossimers and Aqualumieres have to offer, Extrait de Gloss fills that void. These also remind me of Guerlain’s Kiss Kiss Gloss Serum–which also debuted this fall.

My favorite part about the gloss is actually the packaging, which is sleek, long, and hefty. Not heavy as in you’ll break your back, but it’s weighty; and there’s something about a little bit of heft that makes it feel like you’re holding onto something of quality.

The Glossover


Chanel Extrait de Gloss Review, Photos, Swatches (Part 1)

The color range is very classic--most shades, if not all, are universally flattering and come in hues that are quite wearable.











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Chanel Extrait de Gloss
Chanel Extrait de Gloss: Fatale (61), Impertinence (59), Insolence (57), Insouciance (51)

Chanel Extrait de Gloss
Chanel Extrait de Gloss: Fatale (61), Impertinence (59), Insolence (57), Insouciance (51)

Chanel Extrait de Gloss

Chanel Extrait de Gloss
Chanel Fatale (61) Extrait de Gloss

Chanel Extrait de Gloss
Chanel Fatale (61) Extrait de Gloss

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Chanel Impertinence (59) Extrait de Gloss

Chanel Extrait de Gloss
Chanel Impertinence (59) Extrait de Gloss

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Chanel Insolence (57) Extrait de Gloss

Chanel Extrait de Gloss
Chanel Insolence (57) Extrait de Gloss

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Chanel Insouciance (51) Extrait de Gloss

Chanel Extrait de Gloss
Chanel Insouciance (51) Extrait de Gloss

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Extrait de Gloss? How much are they?

Chanel, $32 each.

Are these limited edition?

None of the shades featured in this post are limited edition. The only Extrait de Gloss that is limited edition is Confidence, which is not featured in this post.

Will you review the rest of the Extrait de Glosses?

Yes, I will.

How long do they wear for?

Three to five hours, depending on whether I've had anything to eat or drink.

Are they sticky?

No, not really. Very lightly tacky at most.

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50 thoughts on “Chanel Extrait de Gloss Review, Photos, Swatches (Part 1)

  1. Andrea

    So pretty!! What would you say a mac dupe for Chanel Fatale would be??

  2. tricia c

    i love it could you get a free shipping code as a promo for temptalia

  3. I love this gloss! I have it in Emoi and Confidence, Emoi being my favourite. What I don’t like is the applicator, I find it a bit hard to apply the gloss evenly

  4. ioanna

    omg! these are gorgeous! i have to try them!!!

  5. baby in a corner

    Personally I think i’d prefer the rouge allure laque because I like more colour and because my lips are pigmented these probably wouldn’t show up on me as well as they do on you. But I can see these being really popular!

  6. Evelyn

    I really love these! I bought Emoi & Confidence and they are so lovely I would buy them again.

  7. Thanks Christine! I have been patiently waiting for these to arrive at my Nordstroms : )

  8. Bree

    Wow @ $32…they don’t even seem pigmented??

  9. Michelle

    I am dying to try some of these out! The last swatch looks like MAC Love Nectar — so pretty. I really want Confidence – can’t wait to see your swatch of that one.

  10. Alison

    Thank you, I was very interested in these! I hope Part 2 includes some reds (you mention you’ll review the whole collection) so I can’t wait!

  11. MissDeeCanada

    They promote these as a cross between lipstick and lipgloss, but honestly after looking at the pictures, they are more like a lip gloss. I wish it was a little thicker and more lipsticky I guess!

  12. I’ve been waiting for this review from you Christine lol! I picked up a few more shades ever since I purchased Insolence back in August, I love these! They’re great when I don’t want the shimmer of the Glossimer but the same feel as a Glossimer. Thanks Christine!

  13. evo

    i have confidence and love it! makes me want to go buy more.

  14. Tina

    Fatale is sooooo your colour, christine!

  15. Nicole

    I just picked up two of these yesterday, Insolence and Exces. The packaging really is luxurious! The applicator is different, but I do prefer it over a traditional doe foot.

  16. Amber

    These glosses have been on my lemming list since I first heard about them and if it wasn’t for Chanel’s LE Soho Collection and MAC’s VV collection, I would have Insouciance and the peachy one, I think it’s called Genie by now! “shakes finger at m/u companies and there LE collections”
    at least these arent LE! Thank you for the swatches Christine – can’t wait for the rest!

  17. Bernice

    Chanel Insouciance looks like my kind of nude gloss! =)

  18. Eileen

    I also have Confidence and think it’s a great color. It’s a cool toned, medium rose. Imaginaire is also beautiful. It’s a soft, medium pink with a touch of coral. It took me awhile to get used to the new applicator, though. At first, it felt flimsy and I wasn’t getting a real smooth or even application. Although I’ve gotten used to it and no longer have any application issues, I still prefer the regular doe’s foot. But, other than the applicator, I’m really pleased with the new extraits and hope that new colors will be added to the line–with a doe’s foot applicator!

  19. Shanda

    FINALLY!!! Been waiting for these! They are beautiful! I can wear all of them. My poor beauty budget. LOL

  20. t_zwiggy

    Ooooh, I LOVE these! So pretty!

  21. Are they available in stores yet?

  22. Linnea

    Love love love Impertinence!

  23. Mamavalveeta03

    Thanks for the swatches! I’ve been dying to try these out. You look great in Fatale, btw.

  24. Lulee

    i tried imaginaire i believe and it looked exactly like revlon’s pink pop on me. they even had the same texture. i was looking for a new fave lip product from chanel since i have all the RAL that i want but these were not it.

  25. Cathy

    As usual,Christine,they all look amazing on you;the Insouciance really rocks my boat,though!!

  26. Eileen

    Chanel Fatale is so pretty! They look like they would feel good on the lips!

  27. I tried Fatale in the store and I actually liked this applicator better than the Laque’s, just because if you run out on one side, you don’t need to go back and dip; you just have to flip the applicator and apply using the other side.

  28. nicci

    I really like the applicators for these new glosses. It’s really cool! I have Confidence and love it!

  29. Janet

    Wow… they’re all so gorgeous… I want them all!

  30. Vale

    No, I skip. I love Illamasqua glosses because actually you can SEE them. Not in this case…

  31. # 57 is so cute! i wish a company would come out with a combo lip stain/glossy lip balm. i feel like the technology exists!

  32. Ohhh your Chanel swatches and reviews are the death of my bank account, lol. I picked up 2 Rouge Allure Laques after reading your review. Now, I think I may have to go back and check out these glosses. I love how they’re glossy and not sparkly or glittery. A very pretty and sophisticated gloss.

  33. Ashley D.

    Insolence and Insouciance is are must haves for me.

  34. Little Miss Sunshine

    I would very much like to try Insouciance but I’m afraid it might look nasty on me. My skin is rather cool-toned, do you think it will work on me?