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Chantecaille Brilliant Lipgloss Review, Photos, Swatches (Glaze)

Chantecaille Glaze Brilliant Lipgloss

Chantecaille Brilliant Lipgloss: Glaze

Chantecaille Glaze Brilliant Lipgloss ($32.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a hydrating, long-lasting formula that finishes with brilliant shine. It is also has botanical microspheres to plump lips without stinging. Chantecaille received a fair amount of attention (and sales) when it was revealed Angelina Jolie wears both Love and Charm regularly. I specifically bought more pigmented shades (the other I bought was Patina) from Chantecaille’s line-up, but a good portion of the range is on the sheerer side (which both Love and Charm are).

Glaze is a soft red with gold shimmer. It’s semi-opaque, but I find it’s difficult to get the color to look perfectly even. Initially, it looks decent, but if your lips touch at all, the gloss slides and moves and you end up with a more uneven look–this is totally what happened to me when I took photos!  It comes with a brush-type applicator, and one pull provides enough product for a single application.

The formula is just the right consistency of thick and thin, and it has a very gel-like feel so it is non-sticky and glides easily across lips. I didn’t detect any scent or taste, and Glaze lasted four hours when I wore it. The color blots off when drinking, but it hangs out well enough for four hours (despite drinking a cup of coffee)–three to four is average for me for a gloss, though, so I would not describe this as long-lasting as per their claim. I didn’t see any plumping effect, though–the fullness of my lips looked the same as when I wear any shiny gloss. I did find it more moisturizing than the average lipgloss.

The real disappointing part of this gloss is how little each tube contains. At $32, I think these invite comparison to Chanel’s Glossimers (which are $28.50), but Chantecaille’s gloss comes with only 0.10 oz. of product, whereas Chanel’s has 0.19 oz. (I’d also like to know why it lists it as “1 oz.” when 3ml is the equivalent of 0.10 oz.) Curiously, between February 2011 (when I purchased this) and July 2011, the price jumped $4–now they’re $32 a pop! Many brands raise prices every year or so, but you do not typically see such a large increase.

These are similar to Glossimers in the ways that count–they have the same shine and shimmer that gives lips a really juicy look. The texture of Chantecaille’s Brilliant Lipgloss is more gel-like and not as thin as Chanel’s, but both formulas are comfortable to wear and last about the same (three to four hours). Chanel’s Extrait de Gloss has a more comparable formula, but that formula doesn’t have much shimmer. Chanel Emoi is similar in color and payoff, while Sun Gold Glossimer is similar in overall composition but is less pigmented.

I like the gloss and think it is better than the actual rating given here, but a lot of the points lost in overall product quality came from failure to plump lips, which was one of the claims made.  It did not wear exceptionally long, and given it stated it was long-lasting, it lost more points there.   Without a specified length of wear, I judge long-lasting on wearing longer than average for me (which is 3-4 hours, so 5-6 would qualify this as long-lasting for review purposes). I imagine that most do not care if these plump or not, and from my experience, many do not mind reapplying gloss often–I just try to review and rate based on what products are supposed to do, so you have all the information and can decide what is/isn’t important to you.

Chantecaille Brilliant Lipgloss Review, Photos, Swatches (Glaze)


Chantecaille Glaze Brilliant Lipgloss

Chantecaille Glaze Brilliant Lipgloss

Chantecaille Glaze Brilliant Lipgloss

Chantecaille Glaze Brilliant Lipgloss

Chantecaille Glaze Brilliant Lipgloss

Chantecaille Glaze Brilliant Lipgloss

Chantecaille Glaze Brilliant Lipgloss


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Leticia Centeno Avatar

Hello Christine!!

I have a question not related to this post bur I figured since you may receive so many emails I should not send you another one!

So, yesterday I finally decided to pay the USD 149 for the Clarisonic Mia (blame the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – they have a perfect fuchsia one)and today I was reading the reviews you did on it back in 2008 and 2009 and I would like to know if you still enjoy yours and use it as much as you used to when you posted the reviews? Did your first one lasted you a long time? I`m kinda worried abt the time it will last… I`m ok abt replacing the brush but the “body” of the little thing, is it strong enough to last a while? I`m in Brazil so USD 149 in the end is abt R$ 238!! Crazy but I really wanted it.


Christine Avatar

I don’t use it often as I am testing out other exfoliators/masks, because if I use Clarisonic, then I can’t use an exfoliator (since it exfoliates). 🙁

I haven’t heard readers complain about the actual device failing, though, and I know I was using mine consistently for several months with no problems!

Holly Avatar

I love my brilliant glosses in Classic and Charm. I never did the math and I always thought it seemed odd, but when I bought these and it stated 1 oz I thought these were a great deal in comparison to the Mac glosses I have which came in at 0.17 oz. The Chanticalle tube looks way bigger than my Mac tubes so I didn’t second guess this claim. Now I feel duped 🙁

Christine Avatar

It is odd – because it states it on the box as well as on Chantecaille’s website was 1 oz, 3ml, but if you convert, 0.10 oz = 3 ml, and even if for some reason the oz. measurement is really 1 oz., then Chanel’s 0.19 oz. gloss is 5.5ml, so it’s still bigger that way – which is why I think Chantecaille’s missing a rather important period, lol!

Well, these are bigger than MAC Dazzleglasses & Cremesheens – which are only 0.08 oz. I believe and have always frustrated me with their minuscule amounts!

Maya Avatar

So let’s say we’re in a hypothetical world where Temptalia grades are based solely on how much you like the product and none of the technical aspects. What would you give this gloss based on your personal feelings? I kinda want to pick it up, but I’m curious about how much you actually like it!

Melanie Morin Avatar

Getting uneven color for 32$, I’ll pass. I think you’re lucky to get 3 to 4 hours of wear with gloss, I’m lucky if it’s still there after a half hour! Do you have any tips?

Devi Avatar

I always love that you grade the product based on how well it lives up to its specific claims. It’s something that many beauty bloggers ignore while writing a review.

Ah, even if it did work, I’m not a lip plumper type person anyway, so I’m leaving it.

Christine Avatar

Usually I like it, just because it’s easier to allocate points and determine the good/bad of a product, but it can be painful when a brand completely overstates claims or just is overambitious in its claims and a good product gets knocked down to seemingly just okay (which is why I’ll try to qualify it all). But at least you know what you’re getting into!

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