Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Chanel Spring 2012 Glossimers
Bonbon (73), Petillant (159), Bagatelle (161)

Chanel Spring 2012: Glossimers

Chanel Spring 2012 Glossimers ($29.50 for 0.19 oz.) include three new and permanent (according to the press release) shades: Bonbon (soft pink), Petillant (golden beige), and Bagatelle (pink).

  • Bonbon is a sheer gold-shimmered pale pink. There’s no real color to it; on my lips, it provides a semi-opaque covering of shimmer. It’s similar to NARS Super Orgasm (a touch darker), Chanel Aurore (slightly more of a beige base), and Benefit I’m With the Band (more golden sheen).
  • Petillant is sheer and virtually colorless with white and pale pink shimmer. This is really, really subtle; unless you’re a Glossimer devotee, this one is easily skipped, because it doesn’t have as much shimmer as most Glossimers do either. It may sound harsh, but these kinds of glosses are numerous, and while having a couple in your back pocket is great for layering, it’s difficult to see nuances between them, so most of us don’t need too many of them.
  • Bagatelle is a light-medium, blue-based pink with gold flecks of sparkle. This one was the most pigmented with semi-opaque color coverage. The gold shimmer in this is larger than the others, so it actually felt a little gritty on the lips, compared to the smooth feel of most Glossimers. It reminded me a bit of MAC Splashing, which isn’t blue-based, and Givenchy Glamorous Fuchsia, which doesn’t have the gold sparkle.

Chanel Glossimers have certainly earned their accolades because of their comfortable, non-sticky texture and ultra-shimmering appearance.  In the sunlight, these really sparkle and look like shimmering water with the amount of dazzle and shine they give off.  I didn’t fully appreciate them until I saw how they looked outdoors.  Indoors, they’re a little less spectacular, but they’re generally a really pretty gloss that tends to have sheer to semi-sheer color coverage but lots of shimmer.  I usually find these to have a really smooth shimmer, but Bagatelle felt gritty from the get-go.  I could just feel the shimmer on my lips.  Bonbon wore for about two and a half hours, while Petillant disappeared within an hour and a half.  Bagatelle wore the best, as it wore for four hours.

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Chanel Spring 2012 Glossimers Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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The grittier feel of the shimmer in Bagatelle definitely makes it underwhelming, while the lack of shimmer and color of Petillant seems to take sheer almost too far. Bonbon was my favorite of the three, because it looked and applied the best. I still really like the Glossimer formula, but these three may not be the best examples of them!

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

7/10

Application

4/5

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Chanel Spring 2012 Glossimers
Bonbon (73), Petillant (159), Bagatelle (161)

Chanel Spring 2012 Glossimers
Bonbon (73), Petillant (159), Bagatelle (161)

Chanel Spring 2012 Glossimers
Bonbon (73), Petillant (159), Bagatelle (161)

Chanel Spring 2012 Glossimers
Bonbon (73), Petillant (159), Bagatelle (161)

Chanel Spring 2012 Glossimers
Bonbon (73), Petillant (159), Bagatelle (161)

Chanel Spring 2012 Glossimers
Chanel Bonbon (73) Glossimer

Chanel Spring 2012 Glossimers
Chanel Bonbon (73) Glossimer

Chanel Spring 2012 Glossimers
Chanel Bonbon (73) Glossimer

Chanel Spring 2012 Glossimers
Chanel Petillant (159) Glossimer

Chanel Spring 2012 Glossimers
Chanel Petillant (159) Glossimer

Chanel Spring 2012 Glossimers
Chanel Petillant (159) Glossimer

Chanel Spring 2012 Glossimers
Chanel Bagatelle (161) Glossimer

Chanel Spring 2012 Glossimers
Chanel Bagatelle (161) Glossimer

Chanel Spring 2012 Glossimers
Chanel Bagatelle (161) Glossimer

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Nordstrom, $29.50.

Is it limited edition?

No.

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See individual shade reviews! :)

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32 thoughts on “Chanel Spring 2012 Glossimers Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Melissa divinem (Melissa)

    Any lipgloss w/a $30 price tag has to get an A or A+ in order to get my attention, although they looks positively stunning on you. I wish I had your warm toned skin that carries spring/summer shades so well.

    What EOTD are you sporting? It’s very pretty.

  2. Alexandra Aimee

    I don’t care for any part of this collection at all (which is a shame because I usually get one Chanel gloss and one nail polish to define the season). Not a single one of the nail polishes is at all original (I already own shades that nearly match or are better then each of them), and while Bon Bon is pretty here I don’t feel like it is special. I even feel like the collection is out of step with the current trends in a big way, which seem to be pulling towards redefined nudes and brights. Soft shimmers just don’t seem to fit in. I will be going with Bobby Brown’s neons and nudes instead :)

  3. Josiane

    Which glossimer is your favorite ever?

  4. Lucie

    Meh on the spring collections thus far, but what do you have on your eyes in these pics? It’s understated but elegant!

  5. Grace

    I love your eye/cheek makeup in these photos what are you wearing?

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of carlsbad Carla

    Can you do a breakdown on what you did for your eye makeup? It’s fabulous!

  7. Z

    Ok, now what foundation are you wearing? It looks more matte than Lingerie de Peau. Also really, really lovely and smooth. :)

  8. meghan

    What are you wearing as foundation and on your cheeks?

  9. You look so gorgeous with this make up and any neutral-y type make up! You look so classic.

  10. PJ

    Hey Christine! Just wondering what eyeshadows you are wearing on your lids. Thanks!

  11. Katelyn

    Your eye makeup is beautiful here! What are you wearing?

  12. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Laurel Laurel

    I bought Bagatelle today and I didn’t really find it gritty but to each her own :)

  13. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Brenda Brenda

    I know they don’t show a lot of colour, but I do enjoy them :) Chanel is worming it’s way into my heart. I’m actually watching a movie about Coco Chanel right now!!
    CHristine – what is your eye makeup in these photos??

  14. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Tiffany Tiffany

    Ooooh I’m more interested in the foundation/blush/eyeshadow colours you have on!!

  15. Amanda

    Bagatelle looks beautiful. I would have expected Bonbon to have a little more colourful.

  16. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of artemis artemis

    waste of money tho the last one would look perfect if it didn’t settle into lines

  17. R

    I was hoping bonbon would look like my old stand-by, “pin up.” Alas, the tube is deceiving! Ugh! Chanel, come on!

  18. nathalie

    Nice! but what have you for brown spot on your lips?