Life is a mystery, and no matter what we learn about the world around us, it seems as if every answer leads to more questions.
Why is it physically impossible to eat just one spoonful of Häagen-Dazs ice cream?
Is Dillon Panther tailback Tim Riggins really a misunderstood genius?
What is Tabs thinking in his little kitty brain when he rushes into the loo to watch me, um, handle my business (swear to you, I don’t think I’ve had one minute of potty privacy since this cat came into my life)?
And then there are also makeup mysteries, like the new Chanel Glossimer in — yup, you guessed it! — Mystery ($29.50).
Yes, my fellow Chanel lovers, once again, Coco and Co. are doing nude, glossy lips in their latest limited edition launch, Eclats du Soir de Chanel.
Mystery, a medium pigmented creamy pinkish brown, guest stars as one of three Glossimers in the holiday release, and I can’t deny the chemistry it shares with the smokier, darker eyeshadows in the collection’s Nuit-Claire duo and Harmonie quad.
Nude lips and smokey eyes are like the peanut butter and jelly combo of my makeup world. I’ve been loving them for years because they’re just so blasted wearable (um…the look, not the sandwich), and Mystery has “wearable nude gloss” written all over it.
I guess the $64,000 question comes down to this: is Mystery a must-have?
Well, like last fall’s Sweet Beige, Mystery lacks that certain disco/wow factor that some of the sassier Glossimers like Astral have.
But really, how often does one wear a sparkly hot pink lipgloss? Speaking for myself, I only reach for mine on rare occasions, like when I go to dinner with the girls. I’m sure I’d get much more use out of something like Mystery. It’s just more of an everyday shade.
What else can you tell me about Mystery?
- It lasts about four hours on my lips (not bad).
- Has a medium-weight, non-sticky formula.
- While it’s unscented, I do detect a faint vanilla candy flavor that kinda reminds me of the White Rabbit candies I ate as a kid.
Okay, but is Mystery worth almost 30 big ones? I think the answer to that depends on how much of a Chanel-o-phile you are.
If you wouldn’t dream of wearing anything else on your pout, sure, I’d recommend Mystery as an everyday purse shade, especially if you skipped Sweet Beige.
But guys/gals on a strict makeup budget can certainly find similar shades for less (MAC Ample Pink Plushglass springs to mind).
Do I like Mystery? You know, I do. It’s something I know I’ll wear, and I like how well it works with the eyeshadows in the Eclats du Soire collection.
Maybe it doesn’t quite make my heart pull a Peter Cottontail (go thumpity-thump-thump), but Chanel die-hards who don’t mind paying a premium for basic colors may still want to add it to their holiday wish list.
AVAILABILITY: Coming to Chanel counters and chanel.com this October
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
Seriously, Mother Nature?
Yargh! I am so ridiculously itchy right now. I guess it’s allergies, even though I don’t usually get them in the fall. Whatever it is, my histamines have been on fire this week! I think maybe Tabs rutted around in some plants outside that my body totally hates.
Anyone else out there having bad allergies today? Or am I the lone itchy wolf?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,