Chanel Miroir d’Eau Multi-Use Top Coat ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a translucent, iridescent pink with a glossy finish that is designed for use on “eyes, lips, and cheeks” for an “iridescent shine.” The effect is most noticeable on eyes or cheeks (skin) rather than lips, as I felt like the dewy finish got lost on lips and contributed very little iridescence/sheen. The base appeared more translucent, while the iridescent effect was more sheer to semi-sheer (the angled swatch shows the reflection and “coverage” better).
The consistency was smooth, more like a lighter-weight balm with moderate slip, but it didn’t feel as “wet” or as slippery as anticipated–it definitely felt like there was something in it that gave it a bit of a velvety feel as it was applied to my skin. As it was so sheer and barely-there, I didn’t notice creasing or settling into my fine lines when applied to my lid for the four hours of wear. The effect was still more “faintly dewy” than particularly shimmery or iridescent. It seemed to have solid wear of five to six hours before it seemed less shiny/more absorbed, and I didn’t find it heavy or tacky on my lid.
I could easily see someone loving it for adding a touch of dew anywhere on the skin, but I could just as easily see someone using this and feeling like they had nothing on at all (“what’s the point?”). I think it has the effect of shine on the skin, not so much lips, but I think the iridescence doesn’t come through noticeably applied and blended out on my skin.
- Pat McGrath Clear (Balm) (PiP, ) is less shimmery, glossier (90% similar).
- Huda Beauty Frosted Kiss (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
- Milani Unicorn Dreams (PiP, ) is more shimmery, more pigmented, warmer (90% similar).
- Laura Geller Diamond Dust (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).
- Chanel Rosy Light Drops (P, $50.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented (90% similar).
- Becca Aquamarine (LE, $38.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented, cooler (85% similar).
- Becca Pink Pyrite (LE, $38.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented, cooler (85% similar).
DIISOSTEARYL MALATE | ISONONYL ISONONANOATE | DEXTRIN PALMITATE | SUCROSE ACETATE ISOBUTYRATE | POLYGLYCERYL-3 DIISOSTEARATE | SILICA | TOCOPHERYL ACETATE | SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE | MAGNESIUM SILICATE | TIN OXIDE | [+ / - (MAY CONTAIN) | CI 75470 (CARMINE) | CI 77163 (BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE) | CI 77491, | CI 77492, | CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES) | CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET) | CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE) | MICA] | IL39A-I