Sunday, June 30th, 2013

Chanel French Toffee (83) Aqualumiere Gloss
Chanel French Toffee (83) Aqualumiere Gloss

Chanel French Toffee (83) Aqualumiere Gloss ($27.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a warm, champagne-shimmered, golden beige. The base color really doesn’t do much–at best, adds a little warmth–but it does have a noticeable amount of very fine beige and gold shimmers, plus a very glossy shine. MAC Soft Serenade is warmer. Revlon Peach is slightly darker. MAC Sublime Shine is similar. MAC Satin Slip is more shimmery. See comparison swatches.

Friandise (82) Aqualumiere Gloss ($27.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a warm-toned, strawberry pink with multi-colored shimmer and sparkle. This had more semi-sheer to semi-opaque color payoff with a noticeable base color that brightened and tinted my natural lip color and a good dosage of shimmer and sparkle. MAC Fever Isle is less shimmery, brighter. Dior Paradise is warmer, less pink. Guerlain Frizzy Mango is less shimmery. Burberry Cameo Pink is more golden. See comparison swatches.

If you aren’t familiar with the Aqualumiere Gloss formula, it’s a high-shine, sheer gloss (in fact, Chanel describes it as a “sheer wash of colour”) that gives the illusion of fuller lips (because of all the shine).  The texture is smooth, non-sticky, and not too thick or too thin.  They’re very comfortable on, and they’re lightly moisturizing.  The downside is really that these don’t wear very long on me, with French Toffee disappearing after less than two hours and Friandise barely making it to three.  They have a brush-type applicator, and I didn’t detect any scent or flavor when I tried these two.

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French Toffee (83)

B+
It wears away in under two hours, which is significantly below my normal wear for gloss, so that was a big downside. The gloss formula itself feels very nice on, though.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

5/10

Application

5/5

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Friandise (82)

A-
Friandise lasted longer, but it was still short of many other glosses I've tried. If you like your gloss on the sheerer side, but not totally devoid of color, Friandise is a good compromise.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

7/10

Application

5/5

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Chanel French Toffee (83) Aqualumiere Gloss
Chanel French Toffee (83) Aqualumiere Gloss

Chanel French Toffee (83) Aqualumiere Gloss
Chanel French Toffee (83) Aqualumiere Gloss

Chanel French Toffee (83) Aqualumiere Gloss
Chanel French Toffee (83) Aqualumiere Gloss

Chanel French Toffee (83) Aqualumiere Gloss
Chanel French Toffee (83) Aqualumiere Gloss

Chanel French Toffee (83) Aqualumiere Gloss
Chanel French Toffee (83) Aqualumiere Gloss

Chanel French Toffee (83) Aqualumiere Gloss
Chanel French Toffee (83) Aqualumiere Gloss

Chanel French Toffee (83) Aqualumiere Gloss
Chanel French Toffee (83) Aqualumiere Gloss

Chanel Friandise (82) Aqualumiere Gloss
Chanel Friandise (82) Aqualumiere Gloss

Chanel Friandise (82) Aqualumiere Gloss
Chanel Friandise (82) Aqualumiere Gloss

Chanel Friandise (82) Aqualumiere Gloss
Chanel Friandise (82) Aqualumiere Gloss

Chanel Friandise (82) Aqualumiere Gloss
Chanel Friandise (82) Aqualumiere Gloss

Chanel Friandise (82) Aqualumiere Gloss
Chanel Friandise (82) Aqualumiere Gloss

Chanel Friandise (82) Aqualumiere Gloss
Chanel Friandise (82) Aqualumiere Gloss

Chanel Friandise (82) Aqualumiere Gloss
Chanel Friandise (82) Aqualumiere Gloss

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5 thoughts on “Chanel French Toffee & Friandise Aqualumiere Glosses Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. Friandise has really nice shimmer!!

  2. Stephanie

    They’re coming out with Aqualumiere glosses again??!?!!?? They were my favorites! I had one from the line they came out with in Fall 2009, but I lost it at school. :(

  3. dana

    I love these colors..they’d layer nicely over a nude lipstick