Sunday, December 20th, 2009

Chanel Les Impressions de Chanel Collection
Chanel Maline / Futile Glossimers

Sparkling Spring Lips with Chanel

If you’re a fan of Chanel’s glossimers, I think you’re going to like the two shades included in Chanel Les Impressions de Chanel Collection, debuting this January. Neither color is ultra pigmented by any means–as is the nature of glossimers–but they have that rich, decadent sparkle that the formula is known for. They’re just flat-out pretty. Shimmering and sparkling–like moving water under the sun–they even made my lips seem a little plumper, just because of how sparkly they are.

Futile is described as a pink, and it certainly looks pink in the tube, but when swatched, it’s a very sheer, milky pink base with icy pink and silver shimmer. Maline, on the other hand, has a milky gold base with gold and copper shimmer. On lips, they almost look the same, except one has a golden shimmer and the other has a silverish shimmer.

I tend to gravitate towards more pigmented glosses, but sheer glosses have their time and place, and these are so lovely on. I slicked Maline on, and I just drooled a bit at the way it looked on my lips — even showed my boyfriend, saying “Pretty, pretty, yeah?” (He only nodded, as good boyfriends often do!)

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  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation:  If you prefer pigmented glosses, I recommend skipping these. If you like non-sticky, shimmery, glittering glosses and aren’t concerned with pigmentation, you might find yourself drawn to these two.

Availability:  January 2010

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Chanel Les Impressions de Chanel Collection
Chanel Maline / Futile Glossimers

Chanel Les Impressions de Chanel Collection
Chanel Maline / Futile Glossimers

Chanel Les Impressions de Chanel Collection
Chanel Maline / Futile Glossimers

Chanel Les Impressions de Chanel Collection
Chanel Maline / Futile Glossimers

Chanel Les Impressions de Chanel Collection
Chanel Maline Glossimers

Chanel Les Impressions de Chanel Collection
Chanel Futile Glossimers

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11 thoughts on “Chanel Futile & Maline Glossimers for Spring 2010 Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Jennifer

    I love Glossimers but those are too sheer to spend the dough on imo.

    • It took me a few years to appreciate glossimers, but now I love them. (Seriously, I used to be like, what is the big deal?) There’s just something about the non-sticky, smooth as silk, and bright sparkle that really gets me now.

  2. Anitacska

    These are very pretty, but very sheer. I prefer brighter, darker colours, because I tend to use lipglosses on their own and not on top of lipsticks.

  3. Avatar of Jill AnGeLwInGz

    Still haven’t come across a Glossimer I didn’t like.

  4. Very pretty. I’ll definitely check these out after going to MAC. Am sure my BF will like these because they won’t leave goopy/pigmented marks on his cheek ;)

  5. amy

    I love the colours in the tube, I just wish there are more pigmentation. I do like the shimmer and texture of the glosses though.

  6. cloudburst

    I’m liking Futile, funny name though.

  7. I wish they had more pigmentation.

  8. Ilyssa

    This is definitely one of my all time favorite Chanel glossimers! Although Futile is gorgeous, Maline really stole my heart. You’re right it doesn’t provide tons of color payoff, but it does leave the lip with a very wet look. And who doesn’t want that?! It looks gorgeous over any lipstick to plump up your lips without changing the lipstick color. I glide it over my 8hr Chanel Rouge Double Intensite Lipcolor in Rose Agate, for that perfect nude lip!