Bright Lights, Sheer Lippies: Two New Gloss Fluo de Chanel Lipglosses for Summer 2010

Published in: Makeup, Product Reviews

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

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  1. Citrine says:

    That IS really sheer…30 bucks (counting sale tax) is a tad bit too much for sheer glosses but it seems that the 2 bright lipstick from the line is really pretty though, I kind of wonder how they will turn out…

  2. marisol says:

    IMO they are too sheer to be worth that much. Hope you had a good Wednesday. What’s up with the weather? bbrrr
    .-= marisol’s last blog post… Europe here I come! =-.

  3. Lindsay says:

    Yuck, why so sheer chanel????
    .-= Lindsay’s last blog post… Review: Maybelline Full ‘N Soft Mascara =-.

    • Karen says:

      I think it’s supposed to appeal to a certain type of gloss lover. My BFF is crazy for the sheers because she has very full lips… she’d probably love these.

  4. shivotra says:

    they looked so much better in the tube. i’m going to skip…i want more for $30.
    .-= shivotra’s last blog post… MAC Coppertone Blush Swatches =-.

  5. suzanne says:

    not impressed. I’m probably influenced by my massive hatred and repulsion for karl lagerfield, but yeah – he aint gettin mah moneyz this time.
    .-= suzanne’s last blog post… 10.0.06 made baby jesus cry =-.

    • NINA says:

      I never had much of an opinion about Karl Lagerfeld but when I saw his interpretation of the “Asian” look in a recent magazine article, id have to say im irritated at him now.

      • Karen says:

        I think he’s somebody people either love or hate. He’s a wacky dude, I’ll give him that…

        • NINA says:

          Hes got a personality that one …. so since I posted that comment up ive been reading up on our boy Karl. Hes an interesting one. Got wacky ideas but id give him this – he is a creative genius. There was this indepth interview of him by someone in New York Magazine … pretty interesting reading!!!

    • Karen says:

      Seems like Karl is ticking a lot of people off!!

  6. Marina says:

    This collection is a total disappointment 🙁 I also didn’t like the nail polishes, they looked much better on the promo photos.
    But the Spring one was amazing. I can only hope that the one for Fall will be great!
    .-= Marina’s last blog post… Makeup4All Magazine:Everything You Need to Know About Spring 2010 Beauty Trends =-.

  7. Instant Karma (formerly L) says:

    Aww, that’s a shame. I was going to suggest 3 Custom Color’s bright glosses for a similar look that’s slightly less sheer, but they’ve apparently been discontinued :(. They still have them in the form of sheer lipstick, but I like the glosses a lot better — shinier and more color. Grr.

    • Karen says:

      Noo! I loved their bright glosses too!

      Why does everything good have to go away?!?

      • Tess says:

        A quick note from us at 3 Custom – So happy that you love out Light Brights Lip Gloss! We took it off the site but you can still special order the glosses. However, we definitely recommend using Light Brights Lipsticks with Crystal Clear Lip Gloss for a bright look with shine!

  8. Ithfifi says:

    Have to agree with everyone else, far too sheer for my liking. I love my corals to have more vibrancy to them!

  9. gio says:

    They looked so pretty in the tubes, what a disappointed! I think the price is way too high for such sheer glosses.
    .-= gio’s last blog post… Sunday Beauty Reads, 28/03/10 =-.

  10. NINA says:

    Why is everyone having cold fronts? We are here in the Lone Star State and id have to say its chilly here too!!!

    I guess those glosses would be awesome for people with highly pigmented lips AND the moolah to spare… id probly give this one a pass …. it sure is cute tho!!!

    • Karen says:

      They are very cute to look at, LOL! I just wish they glowed like that on the lips.

      It’s chilly but sunny here today. I’m glad to see some blue sky!

      • NINA says:

        We got the skies too … its just surprisingly chilly but ill take it!!!

        They are pretty, shiny things …. which I know we all love, thats fo’sho!!!

  11. Question,Has anyone ever picked up any makeup items from ebay,I see some really good stuff,Brands that I buy for half the price.I’m like should I,All of the items say new,never used, Without box,with box.Where do they get this stuff from?I checked out feedback and it’s all good.
    .-= The Crochet Queenn’s last blog post… Soft Lime Green,Turquoise and Copper Brown Scarf, Brown Beads and Ribbon added to Fringes =-.

  12. amy says:

    These are pretty in the tube but I prefer more pigmented glosses like Chanel Rouge Allure Lacques. Though I think these will be great layering colours, I think I would just stick to my Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush glosses or Lancome Juicy Tubes. They cost a bit less and taste delicious.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… MAC Give Me Liberty of London Eyeshadow Birds & Berries Product Picture, Swatches and Review =-.

  13. mkdallas says:

    for $27 smackers, I want HELLA PIGMENTATION! They’re cute but I swear I could get more color off my daughter’s Bonne Bell Lip Smacker.

  14. Lindsey says:

    That’s a bummer that they are so sheer, but I’m sure more people will actually love that they are not so bright on!
    .-= Lindsey’s last blog post… Trend Alert: Unibrows are Sexy! =-.

  15. knownever says:

    Gorg! the tubes look like glowsticks!
    .-= knownever’s last blog post… Lipstick Forever: clear lipliner =-.

  16. Marina says:

    Aren’t they supposed to glow in blacklight? That’s why they’re called Fluo. I believe Chanel already released fluo glosses some years ago.

  17. Sophia says:

    It’s boring that they’re so sheer … but they look like something I’d like to drink, haha. Like, they look like they’d be the perfect color for a really fruity, lovely cocktail, or like super tasty popsicles.

    Given the sheerness I don’t think I’ll buy one. Although I’ve gotta admit, if they’d had them in blue, I’d’ve been over that thing like white on rice. I am a SUCKER for blue gloss! (Yes, sucker – popsicles – hahaha, my punny sense of humor is the WORST!)

  18. Katie says:

    I was sooooo excited for these too! They remind me of Dior Diorkiss plumping gloss. Way too sheer for the cost.
    .-= Katie’s last blog post… OPI Hot & Spicy =-.

  19. Christina says:

    I have fluos from before and they are supposed to glow in black light, at least thats what I was told. I havent tried it out, but I still like them. They had a really bright but sheer hot pink that was an easy way to wear a pop of bright color without going overboard.

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