Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

Part two of the Chanel Glossimer experiment, and while I might not have converted into a Chanel-gloss-only kind of gal, I definitely wouldn’t pass them up when offered them! The six up for review this time around are Pin-up, Constellation, Equinox, Scintillantes, Sundress, and Sungold. Quick summary? Sungold is one of my favorite glossimers I’ve tried to date, while Pin-up gives me a great barely-there pale, pink pout.

Check out swatches and read an in-depth review…

Pin-up is a pale, glossy pink that has lots of golden shimmer and reflects a good bit of light. I found that it wasn’t too sheer that it only showed up as shimmer, because it did make my lips more of a cool, pale pink. By itself, this would be a nice wintery lip for running errands or just adding a touch of color to an otherwise naked face.

Constellation is a beigey gold with pink undertones, though it shows up as a very golden gloss. For the holidays, it is perfect. Otherwise, this isn’t a glossimer I’d use on its own so much as I would over lipsticks. It came out a bit too frosty alone on my lips, without any kind of color to keep it reigned in. I always find that this type of golden gloss looks amazing over red lipsticks, though!

Equinox was incredibly dark in the tube, but on my lips? Where did it go? Ultra-sheer with just the palest bits of golden and pink shimmer showing up. This one was not a favorite!

Scintillantes reminded me of a more beige-than-gold Constellations. It has a nice consistency, but again, I found it too frosty for me to pull off on its own. I need more color underneath via a lipstick to get this glossimer to work for my particular skintone.

Sundress is a pale pink, very luxe gloss that goes on very sheerly. If you have remotely pigmented lips, this would not be a gloss that would add much beyond shimmer and glossiness (which is all very well, but if you’re anything like me, you already have about two dozen glosses that do this). What is remarkable about Sundress, though, is that the shimmer is incredibly subtle, not at all chunky.

Sungold is a peachy golden coral-pink, and it is a fairly opaque glossimer considering the ones I’ve tried. I found that the tube was definitely brighter and deeper than the actual color once applied to lips, but I wasn’t disappointed with the results. I liked the bright coral-pink color it gave my lips and the peachy-gold shimmer that reflected light.

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16 thoughts on “Chanel – Pin-up, Constellation, Scintillantes, Sundress, Equinox, & Sungold Review

  1. Sundress and Pinup are beautiful.

  2. JackA.

    Thanks for this. So disappointing about Equinox. However, Pin Up looks great, especially as it looks like something I’d probably pass over if I saw it at a counter. Sungold looks great as well.

    • It’s always a trip when something looks really dark, almost unwearable, in the tube, but turns out so opposite. Do you have any faves for glossimers?

      • JackA

        I’ve only had one Glossimer, and I’m not even sure if it’s still in production. It was this really vibrant berry red that was pretty on the lips but was a pain to keep on.

  3. I actually quite like Equinox… It seems to be the most wearable for me, the sheer-loving girl that I am. I’m not much for glitter or flecks, really… I play up my eyes so much, I enjoy a tamed lip.

    Thanks for posting!


  4. Gio

    Pin Up and Sungloss look great

  5. Thalia

    Thanks for the review! I was always curious about Chanel Glossimers, but seeing how sheer the colours are on your lips, I think I’ll look into different brands and skip the heavy price tag.

    • No problem, Thalia! They’re nice, and nothing to complain about really – I just find the price tag too much for me. Otherwise they’re great, ha!

  6. Beverly

    I have bought and used mac makeup. I did like it. But I must say it is way to expensive. I did find less expensive good quality make up at the Macys counter which is at least half the price as mac. Just look around and don’t be afraid to try other make up that meet the same standards as Mac. I did not say better I said the same.

  7. Rachael

    These are gorgeous, can’t wait to pick me up a few!