Yesterday I regaled you with the first three products from the all-new Chanel Les Sautoirs de Coco collection in this post. I adored the light, delicate eye that it produced. Now, let's talk lips.
There are three Glossimers (2 pink, 1 clear), 1 Plumping Glossimer, one Rouge Allure lipstick, and one Rouge Allure Velvet lipstick in this collection. I have both of the pink Glossimers and the Rouge Allure to share with you.
Allure #166 Indemodable ($37) is a new shade.
I'd call this a beautiful
rosy pink with the slightest bits of berry undertones. To me, the berry
shows up in the base- it's not a white base like a Barbie pink would
be. It's just a lovely, grown-up pink.
Looking around, it's actually
close to the pink in my Kate Spade "Eat Cake for Breakfast" mug.
On my highly pigmented lips, it pulls in the range of what I would call a mid-tone fuchsia. Here is is, out in the sun:
It provides a punchy counterpoint to the collection's extremely delicate eyes.
Here's how it looks swatched under studio lighting:
I adore this shade. It has decent wear time and doesn't irritate my sensitive lips. It's a standout from the collection.
Now, let's talk gloss.
almost hate admitting that I purchased two glosses because I've railed
about not being a gloss person for years. I have only a handful of lip
glosses that I use because I don't like the feeling. Somehow Chanel
pulls me in every now and then with tremendous gloss releases. The last
time that I bought more than one was the Amour collection back in 2012.
Scintillantes Glossimer #214 Pinctada ($30) is a luminous, sparkling
midtoned pink with a white base.
This has obvious glitter and sparkle
and pairs perfectly with the understated tones in the quad. It provides a
spark of life, and it's honestly the perfectly bright pink gloss that
every woman should have in her arsenal. It's the first piece that I
reached for from the collection. Wear time is the same as every other
Glossimer. This is cooler and lighter than its sister from this collection.
It's a chameleon. Here it is outside in cool light:
Inside, with flash:
Levres Scintillantes Glossimer
#215 Babiole ($30) is the darker gloss of the two. It's a cream gloss,
without noticeable shimmer. I initially planned to pass on it, but once I
swatched I was smitten.
It pairs perfectly with Indemondable- and the
two could be sisters.
Alright, time for some group swatches. First, inside in the studio lighting setup. L-R: Babiole, Indemodable, Pinctada:
Next, outside in brilliant winter sun. L-R: Pinctada, Babiole, Indemodable
If you love pink lips, you'll love the releases from this collection.
Although this isn't a
new release, I'll mention the eyeliner that is promoted with this
collection: Le Stylo Yeux Waterproof in 912 Ardoise. First released last
Spring, I've been meaning to pick it up ever since. I'm a huge fan of
this formula (it has improved greatly over the past year or so) and wear
it on my lower lash line on a daily basis.
Ardoise is a
steel grey that's perfectly paired with the delicate eye that this
collection produces. With such light colors, black eyeliner would feel
Finally, a quick word on the several
items I didn't pick up. There is also a Rouge Allure Velvet in a peachy
pink (La Delicate), and two clear Glossimers were also promoted. After
this past holiday's RAV, I've learned that my sensitive lips aren't a
fan of the formula; don't expect to see any reviews of this formula on
That's it for my wrap-up of this collection. I hope you've enjoyed seeing this brand-new collection and will enjoy. It's the counterpoint to the bright, bold Spring 2016 collection. I'm very happy with my purchases, and am enjoying experimenting with my new setup.