Wearing Chanel Roses Ultimes de Chanel Glossimer in Jalousie on my lips
Quick! — what’s the first flower that comes to mind when you think of Coco Chanel? If you said “camellias,” there’s a good reason for that. They were her signature bloom. Now, whenever I see one I think, “How very Chanel!”
This time, however, for Chanel’s latest makeup collection, camellias take a bow, and roses take center stage.
Glossimers and nail colors are blooming in the 10-piece, limited edition Roses Ultimes de Chanel, available now at Chanel counters and online. It features six thick, sticky Glossimers ($29.50 each) and four Les Vernis Nail Colors ($26 each) in springy shades of pink, peach and coral.
For the record, I have a thing for Glossimers. I’ve fallen for many of them before, and like those, these have that same thick, sticky consistency and unscented, unflavored formula that lasts from 3-4 hours.
Lately, I’ve been supervising visits between my lips and four of the six Glossimers from Roses Ultimes de Chanel, and so far everyone’s really getting along.
These vary in coverage, but I like how springy they feel without going down the typical spring pastel route.
For daytime errands, I’ve been grabbing the two lighter shades, creamy, peachy pink Plaisir and creamy coral Voluptè. Both are semi-sheer and oh, so easy to wear.
If you prefer more dramatic Glossimers and don’t mind having to do some light maintenance (may need to use a lip liner and do frequent check-ups), look for shimmery pink Dèsir (has the most prominent glitter of these four, and I can just barely feel it on my lips) and the potently pigmented fuchsia Jalousie. Both seem to take a little more babying than Plaisir and Voluptè, but WOW! — what an impact.
Glossimers from the left: Plaisir, Voluptè, Dèsir and Jalousie
Swatches form the left: Glossimers from the left: Plaisir, Voluptè, Dèsir and Jalousie
Oh, and if you happened to pick up any of the lipsticks from Knightsbridge, you’re in luck. I think all of these Glossimers layer really well with those lippies.
These being Chanel are kinda pricey, but there’s no reason they shouldn’t transition well into summer and beyond.
PRICE: $29.50 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Chanel counters and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Hope you had a nice day today, even if you had to work. Do you have any plans tonight? What’s for dinner? I’m hungry like the wolf.