WARNING: Do not stare directly at these tubes! Like liquid neon, both of the new Fluo de Chanel lipglosses ($27 each, available in May) may cause temporary blindness.
Pop (the shiny coral) and Laser (the shiny hot pink) are dressed to play for TEAM BRIGHTS this summer as part of Chanel’s Les Pop-Up de Chanel collection, and if I were to judge them on outward appearances, they’d look bright enough to require shades!
Gloss Fluo in Pop
Gloss Fluo in Laser
Do they unleash a massive color assault? Not really. I was surprised by how sheer they apply. Like, HELLA SHEER!
I love their shine and slick (non-sticky), smooth texture, but I almost feel a little let down by the muted color.
For $27, and based on how bright they look in the tubes, I expected, I don’t know, something a little … brighter.
But the more I think about it, the more I think I see what Chanel was going for with these. In summer we usually see a move from rich pigments to tints and beauty products with lower levels of opacity. Ya know, stuff that feels lighter and looks almost invisible, like tinted moisturizers, gel blushes and body splashes. Maybe that’s what Chanel was going for here?
I usually covet punchy, pigmented glosses, but these leave a lighter kiss of pretty color instead (unflavored, no scent).
While the color may be easy to miss, the price is hard to ignore. Ye Olde Gloss Fluos are pricey, so if you decide to throw down for them, be cool with sheer color. At least we have some time to ponder before they arrive on Chanel counters this May. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,