Chanel Glossimer Lip Gloss, A Makeup Addiction in the Making

Published in: MAC Makeup, Makeup, Product Reviews

Oh, boy. I’m in trouble now, because Chanel Glossimer lipgloss has got me feining.

Save me, holy ghost.



Myriade is my fave of the three. I paired it with MAC lipstick in Dubonnet.


Mad Crazy Big Hearts for:

Color. The sparkle factor is high on these glosses. It’s very grown-up glitter though! I love looking at the color and seeing the different flecks of gold, silver, pink and green.
Texture. Glossimers are thick but aren’t as sticky as MAC Lipglass. You can still feel them on your lip, unlike other thin lipglosses.
Packaging. I love looking at the cap and seeing those gold interlocking C’s. It feels very luxurious.


Little Itty-Bitty Hearts for:

Price. Yeah, it’s an arm and a leg: $25.00 for each. I know, I know.
Limited edition-ness. I really wanted to get the shade that Paris raved about, Astral #104, but unfortunately it’s a limited edition and the counter was out! I almost cried. My wallet sighed in relief.

Are you a Chanel addict? Can you remember your first hit? What should I get next?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. sassy says:

    This looks good enough to eat!!! Sassy likes!!!!

  2. ponikuta says:

    omg splurge. look at those shiny glosses !! oh my, i’ll be too shy to wear it on a daily basis.

  3. Glosslizard says:

    So gorgeous! I’m so glad you finally got your Chanel! You deserve it! Don’t you just love the texture of the gloss over lipstick? I only have Sundress (highly recommended) right now, but after Christmas (as soon as I’m done spending all my money on other people) more will be mine!

    Should I even mention that they still have a shade called Astral on both the Chanel and Nordstrom websites? πŸ˜‰

  4. Karen says:

    Sassy, you crack me up. I like anyone who refers to themselves in third person.

  5. Karen says:

    It’s pretty sparkly, Ponikuta. I think though, if you go easy on the eyes you can get away with the sparkle for everyday use. πŸ™‚

    Also, you could probably get away with the lightest color, Galactic, in a corporate environment (just as long as it wasn’t a conservative law firm or something), if you paired it with a very gentle pink.

  6. Karen says:

    Ya had to go there, Glosslizard! AGGGGHHHH! I might have to go shopping for other people on the Nordstrom site and then mistakenly put another Glossimer in my cart. Whoops!

  7. Irene says:

    Oooooh you finally went to get them! I’m not too big on the colour though, is it as red as it looks?

  8. Christine says:

    Looks lovely – are they sheer or do they have good color pay off on their own?

  9. Karen says:

    Hey Irene, it’s purty red, but not super pigmented red like in the pic. The lipstick I used underneath, MAC’s Dubonnet, is a deep, don’t-mess-with-me red lipstick, which is why it looks so *BADA BOOM BAM* in that picture. Seriously, you can tone it down!

  10. Karen says:

    Hi Christine!

    I haven’t tried them yet by themselves! πŸ™‚ I’ve been all obsessed with layering lately so all this afternoon I played with different lipsticks: Viva Glam, Estee Lauder, and some L’Oreal. They do look super pigmented on your hand when you swatch them though. There’s glitter for days (but it’s good glitter!).

    Dunno if they will feel good to you, because they aren’t sticky (I can recall you saying you liked the “stick” of Lipglasses) πŸ™‚

    P.S. I’m soooo unimipressed with Uppity. πŸ™

  11. nilla cookie says:

    OMG, Karen, I’m in love.

    Myriade looks like a color I would SOOO wear. But I currently have Spark as my everyday red-stain gloss and it looks FIERCE over red-ish lipstick for a sexy shine. Other Chanel fave of mine is Seashell. It’s a lighter gloss like Galactic with peachy gold tones – gorgeous when I pair it with a gray smokey eye!

  12. Christine says:

    Why no love for Uppity? It makes a good wash of color on me!

  13. Karen says:

    Nilla, it’s an *amazing* color. When you go to the counter and swatch it on your hand you will LOVE it.

    Now I have Glosslizard’s “Sundress” and your “Spark” and “Seashell” colors on my Glossimer list. CRAP, ya’ll!

    By the way, I took a good looksie at the quads and I almost got Winter Nights! It took all my will power not to go crazy.

  14. Karen says:

    Hmmm, maybe that’s why I’m having problems with it. I’ve only used it so far as a straight up liner. It takes *forever* to build the gold color up enough to get a nice, defined line.

    I will try it all over the lid tomorrow, with my new favorite brush: 239.

  15. nilla cookie says:

    Ooo Girl, you’ve got some will power if you were able to resist the eyeshadow quad. Last time I was at the Chanel counter, I got suckered into buying the Camelias de Chanel lip palette. The flower imprint was so gorgeous and the SA was like, “There are only 2 left..” so I caved! It’s been 2 weeks and I still haven’t touched it. I dunno if I can control myself not to dive in, but I think I’d rather exchange it for Glossimers because you’ve inspired me, fo’ real yo! πŸ˜€

  16. ponikuta says:

    I actually went by the Chanel counter today. Oh my, the pre-Christmas sale is going on and everyone was buying cosmetics mad. I couldn’t even squeeze myself near the counter. I might just try my luck tomorrow after work and snatch one myself. πŸ˜‰

  17. Glosslizard says:

    I’m loving the Plum Lips set… and the Sundress Glossimer layered over the Culture Class lippie is out of this world!!! For a mellow look with the Chanel gloss with not too much sparkle, I like to layer it over a neutral lip pencil. The look is very pretty and understated without being too bare.

    Oh… Winter Nights… how I love thee! Not sayin’ any more! πŸ˜‰

    I think Coco Mademoiselle is a great choice for your Christmas list! That or the fragrance wardrobe!

    Happy Thanksgiving, y’all! πŸ™‚

  18. Holly says:

    I am actually obsessed with Chanel, so much so that I now work there!!
    The bronzing powder is by far the best i have ever come across and then teint innocence compact foundation is amazingly light but still gives and totally flawless look! In fact everything is amazing you can’t go wrong!!!

  19. zoe says:

    I have 4 chanel glossimers and love them all, my favorite is hibiscus, though . i Love them by them selves or with lipstick . I love them i cant wait to get more.

  20. Karen says:

    Hey Nilla,

    I saw the Camelias set and was tempted, too … but then I saw how it looked like after it had been dug into at the counter and was like, um, no. It’s not as cute after it’s been used. Get thee some glossimers, girl!

    Hope you had a good thanksgiving. How did your spread turn out?

  21. Karen says:

    Yeah, everyone seems to go crazy at the mall this time of year, Ponikuta! I hope you got something cute (Astral, perhaps?)

  22. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard!

    Happy post Thanksgiving! Did you wear your plum lips to your turkey day celebration?

    It’s looks like the Winter Nights quad is going on the Christmas list, too! πŸ™‚ Enjoy your nice, loooong weekend!

  23. Karen says:

    Wow, Holly! I’m so jealous that you get to be amougst amazing Chanel cosmetics all day long. I want to learn as much as I can about the color line! Email me your favorites sometime. πŸ™‚

  24. Karen says:

    Hi Zoe,

    What do you usually pair with Hibiscus? I will have to check that one out, too!

  25. Glosslizard says:

    Yeah, I wore the Culture Class with the Sundress and a light Winter Nights eye! Perfect for a casual dinner with family! Today I wore the Ultra Madame and it was such a lovely everyday color on me! Happy Glosslizard! πŸ™‚

    I hope the pie turned out great!

  26. Karen says:

    It did! I wanted to take a pic of it but it got eaten, ha!

    OHHHH that look sounds pretty! (Winter Nights quad … *drools*) Did you brave the mall today?

  27. Glosslizard says:

    I didn’t! Did you? We have family in town from Seattle so we took all the kids to the Bay Area Discovery Museum in Sausalito! Perfect weather for it!

    Seriously though, I’m getting so addicted to Winter Nights, I may end up buying another one just so I don’t run out after the holidays! I sure hope they bring it back again next year or add it to their permanent line! It’s so versatile and classy! I’m now moving on to lusting after the Teint Innocence foundation (haven’t decided between the liquid or the compact yet) and a Chanel blush! Hmmmm, there’s a blush in the palette…… πŸ˜‰

  28. Holly says:

    Deffinately deffinately go for the teint innocence compact, i have had both and the compact is 100 times better, the only problem with it is that it sells so well that we often run out of it!
    I use it every day and it never cloggs my skin or feels greasy which i have found to be a problem with the liquid!
    hope that helps!

  29. Glosslizard says:

    Ooh, thanks, Holly! Good to know! I do have very dry skin though, do you think that would make a difference?

  30. Holly says:

    Hey Karen,
    I actually live and work in England so im not 100% sure if our ranges and names etc are the same as yours in the states but i will check with my manager who is the font of all Chanel related knowledge! I am actually off on a training day next week so may come back with some exciting new product news!!

  31. Holly says:

    Hey Glosslizard,
    my skin is actually quite dry in patches too and it has never been a problem at all its a really lovely smooth creamy texture so it has been perfect for my dry patches it actually fells quite moisturising.
    I also always found that if i wore foundation every day in the past when i used Benefit products my face would tend to break out in spots or dry patches and for the past year or so that i have been using the compact it has completely stopped! I also use a really fine layer the powder universal compact over the top which just sets it perfectly!

  32. Glosslizard says:

    Whoa, glowing praise indeed! I’m so getting that compact! Thanks for sharing, Holly! I’ll look forward to your Chanel updates! πŸ™‚

  33. Karen says:

    Woooooow, you guys are gonna put me in the poorhouse with all this crazy Chanel talk! Now I’m lemming the Teint Innocence compact too.

    Holly, can’t wait to get the skinny on the new Chanel stuff!

  34. Glosslizard says:

    I’ll be in the poor house with you… but at least we’ll look fabulous, dahling!

  35. Holly says:

    it could be worse you could have to pay the UK prices!! thank god for my discount!!!

  36. Karen says:

    DISCOUNT! Holly utters the magic words, lol!

    Sigh, maybe I should go work for Chanel, too!

  37. trisha says:

    omggg are those your lips??? thats like magazine ad material

    those look awesome but i could NEVER pull gloss AND glitter like that…

    have you guys tried the Double Rouge Intensité??? it’s the double ended lipstick that WONT COME OFF! it’s awesome and definitely worth the money!

  38. Karen says:

    Hi Trisha,

    Thanks for the recommendation. All you wonderful readers are feeding my Chanel fire. Does the Double Rouge Intensite dry your lips out though? I haven’t had much success with long wear lippies.

    And yup, those are my lips! I totally glammed up the gloss and glitter in that pic; you can easily tone it down for day wear. You gotta get the Glossimer in Galactic, at least! It’s very beautiful in person. πŸ™‚

  39. Hi Miss Karen!

    Soooo….I forgot to report back to you on the Chanel Glossimer that I purchased after I phoned you frantically from the Nordstrom counter πŸ™‚ Galactic is pretty much sold out EVERYWHERE, but I did manage to get MYRIADE, and I love love love LOVE it. Sometimes I wonder if it’s a little too much for daily use at the office, but heck – everyone needs a little sparkle in their daily lives, right? Anyway. Another product you may want to try is the Dior Addict lip plumper…not as pretty as a Chanel glitter pout, but very ooh la la sexxy too!

  40. Millie says:

    wow, maybe i should try glossimer instead of aqualumiere if they last longer!
    as for your question, i definetley got my first hit of chanel when i did work experience at a chanel makeup counter and was given two chanel aqualumiere glosses in diamond rose and ironic tonic.
    aaah, i love chanel makeup!

    Millie´s last blog post..Purple look+eyeliner

  41. Michaela says:

    If you haven’t tried it already, get Spark. Alone, it gives you that I-just-bit-into-a-strawberry kind of look. On top of your favorite lipstick, it gives it a nice pop. My all time fav is Equinoxe but it was a limited edition and I didn’t know until it was too late. πŸ™

  42. Sara says:

    I love everythinggg chanel. Im like a druggie, just chanel style. It started with bags and jewellry, (which I HIGHLY reccomend…ALL OF IT!! Although, yee, its quite expensive. Puppy dog eyes to the parents works best here!) Then my love expanded to, you guessed it, MAKE UP! And have you tried their nail polish? Its to DIE for. Im not joking. It goes on so easily and it comes in such beautiful colours! Its full of shine and gloss…my god. I also am OBSESSED with their concealer/foundation. They come on so well and are not at all oily or GREASY! I highly reccomend all of it!

    xoxo, Sara (:

    PS. I have Astral #104! I loved it so much, that I bought like, 5 or 6 ( not sure…?) yes, 100 dollars worth of lip gloss. But this was near christmas, so its all good.

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