Les Naturels De Chanel Glossimers: A New Formula?

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This afternoon, around the time I started feeling like I’d kicked my cold, I paid a visit to my dentist for my next round of deep cleaning, KAPOW!


That’s where I spent most of this afternoon, daydreaming about the new Les Naturels De Chanel Glossimers ($27 each).

I needed something to kill the pain…

From what I’ve seen so far, the three Glossimers are my favorite items from the 10-piece collection of neutral eye, lip and cheek shades.

Testing the colors tonight, I temporarily forgot that the left side of my face felt like Naomi Campbell’s punching bag, and I even eked out half a smile. ๐Ÿ™‚

les naturels de chanel bel air glossimer
Bel Air

les naturels de chanel unity glossimer


Like other Chanel Glossimers, the three Les Naturels De Chanel shades are taste- and fragrance-free, but I wonder if Chanel changed the Glossimer formula.

All three shades feel less sticky than the Glossimers I’ve tried in the past, despite having the same medium-weight consistency, and they feel more hydrating on my lips.

Either the differences are all in my imagination, or Chanel chose to mix things up. No complaints from me, though. I like the end result.

  • Bel Air: Bel Air didn’t catch my eye in the tube, but once I tried it on my half-numb lips I had a “Come to mama!” moment. It’s a creamy, surprisingly pigmented peachy pink, and it’s the most opaque of the three shades. It delivers a warmth that avoids the dreaded undead look I tend to get with most other creamy pink lipglosses, and the color looks natural. I bet it would look great with brown, black or bronze smokey eyes. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
  • Unity: Unity’s a shimmery, soft brownish pink with a hint of bronzed pearl. Like Bel Air, it applies with rich pigmentation but still looks natural on my lips. I can see myself wearing it with neutral, gold or pink eyeshadow. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
  • Waterlily: I loved this shade in the tube but not so much on my lips. It’s a shimmery pink with golden pearl, and it’s the sheerest of the three colors; I felt like I had to really pack it on to get it to show. MAC makes a similar shade called Nymphette, which packs a little more pigmentation and costs half the price. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B-

Many Chanel junkies weren’t wowed by this collection’s neutral colors, but I think the Glossimers deserve some love, especially if you wear a lot of bolder smokey eyes, or if you just want something elegant and neutral to wear to work.

Hope your Monday went well. I’m just chillin’ at home now, petting Tabs and watching The Closer on TNT.

Tabs says hi!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Maggie says:


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  2. Kate & Zena says:

    Bel-Air is pretty!

    Y’know what’s worse than having your left lip numb? Having your entire mouth AND nose numb from Novocaine. It’s absolutely the most surreal experience. I’m used to having my mouth numbed on both sides of my jaw but I never had my nose numb until one of my last appointments with my previous dentist. It’s so strange. It constantly feels like your nose is running even though it isn’t. When you go to wipe the “running,” I had the darnedest time trying to locate my nose. It was so surreal.

    Aw, Zena gives a sniffy to Tabs and a very tired kiss on the nose to you. She’s been tranquilized since yesterday (it’s been T-storming on and off) so she’s been going between really, really tired from the tranquilizer to really hyper from when it wore off. She’s either snoring or barking for playtime. I feel like I’m living with EVE from WALL-E (cutest movie EVER) only in dog form.

  3. Paris B says:

    Woot! Bel Air looks so pretty! And I hardly wear pink. Gotta. Check. This. Out!

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  4. Kewal says:

    Oooh Bel Air is so posh!

  5. Vonvon says:

    I think I can see myself getting Unity and Waterlily, may be. Like the shimmer and pearl in Unity. And Waterlily is quite me too! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  6. Karen B says:

    Bel-Air and Waterlily are calling my name! Too bad I’m broke… hehe.

  7. Alison says:

    I love Bel-Air, it looks really pretty, I hope these make their way to the UK. We only just got the cote d’azure collection and haven’t got the celestial lights collection yet so i’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  8. Shirleen says:

    I’ll definitely go for Bel-Air… Come on baby give me a kiss! (muack!!)

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  9. Miss QQ says:

    Hi Karen! Hope the pain is gone. I was right, I love these glossimiers when I saw the colour story. I want Bel Air and Waterlily. I can’t wait!

  10. Luv J says:

    I was interested in Bel-Air and Waterlily, but thanks to you, I can spare myself the trip of having to bring back Waterlily! Bel-Air is so pretty!

  11. Nicole15 says:

    Totally agree, Bel Air is the only one that catches my eye. It is gorgeous & looks great against your coloring.

    I am actually leaving for the dentist in a half hour for my semi-annual deep cleaning. Ugh – I hate the dentist! I feel your pain Karen…literally, I will feel your pain in like an hour. :(:(

  12. smiley says:

    Ahh. I really want more glossimers. And I THOUGHT I was in love with the Celestes ones. I love Bel Air even more! It looks so pigmented.

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  13. Ally says:

    I never bought one but I may buy Unity that is the first one that actually makes me swoon with delight.

  14. Tali says:

    Helloooo BelAir!! Hope your recovering form le dentist!

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    • Karen says:

      Hi Tali,

      Bel Air is so frickin’ pretty! I was actually kinda shocked with how much I liked it.

      My jaw is still really sore but that’s what pain killers are for, I guess.

      Hope you’re having a good day!

  15. Tracy says:

    The gold hints in Unity are so yummy. Must try!

  16. Cindyrella says:

    Bel Air looks lovely. I have Unity but it looks very brown on me–it is the old formula though so maybe it has changed. After a visit to the dentist you deserve a glossimer or two!!

  17. Rachel says:

    I really like Unity ๐Ÿ™‚ Watched The Closer last night, as well.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Rachel,

      Did you catch any of the eps before the premier? There was a monster marathon! I love Kyra Sedgewick’s character. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Nicolle says:

    I have Waterlily ๐Ÿ™‚ After I tried it on I knew I had to get it. I also feel that these are less sticky than original glossimers I have. Bel Air looks really good on you. I think I might go back and get one for myself! I’m becoming addicted to lip gloss/lipstick…I just got one from Sisley Paris & Cle De Peau ๐Ÿ˜

  19. Tami says:

    Hi Karen,

    I have a question. I’m thinkin of taking a little plunge and buying my first Glossimer and was wondering what shades would you (or anyone else) suggest? To give an idea of my complexion I am a NC45 in MAC foundation. Thanks in advance!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Tami,

      I’d suggest trying one of these new ones because the formula seems a lot more improved. Other ones I like though, are Myriade and Astral. ๐Ÿ™‚

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