Chanel Spring 2012 Glossimers Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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.

Chanel Spring 2012 Glossimers Reviews, Photos, Swatches

B
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
83%
Total
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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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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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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.

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 🙂

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??

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