Next Stop: The Chanel Knightsbridge Collection’s Pink, Coral and Fuchsia Lippies in Chelsea, Kensington and Hyde Park

Published in: Chanel, Lips, Makeup, Product Reviews

Pink, coral and Chanel. Three little words that when spoken together trigger my drool resthponthe.


Oh! — there I go. Got a little drool on my chin. πŸ™‚

The lovely lippies in the new five-piece Chanel Knightsbridge Collection, an online-only exclusive, are enough to make this grown woman quiver in her tweed jacket and pearls. Oh, and pip-pip, cheerio! The gossamer Glossimer and three saturated Rouge Allure Lipsticks in pink, coral and fuchsia are named after some of London’s most iconic neighborhoods.

Today, I tantalized my senses, trying on two of the lipsticks and the gloss…

Clockwise from the blush: Poudres Tissée Highlighting Powder and Blush in Brompton Road, Rouge Allure in Hyde Park and Rouge Allure in Kensington

The Glossimer in Chelsea

Swatches from the left: Chelsea, Kensington and Hyde Park

Wearing Rouge Allure in Kensington

Rouge Allure in Hyde Park

The Glossimer in Chelsea

Rouge Allure Lipsticks in Hyde Park and Kensington ($32 each)

Might I be so bold as to ask the way to Hyde Park? Yes, I might. πŸ™‚ These two bold, bright lippies are all kinds of right. Vibrant coral pink Hyde Park and fuchsia Kensington both feel light, smooth and moisturizing on my lips. And the satiny finish gives them an elegance that seems so very Angelina (post-Billy Bob, of course) to me. Expect to have to reapply after bangers and mash, but you should be fine if you’re just having Earl Grey. love Love.

Glossimer in Chelsea ($28.50)

Oh, behave! This super sheer hot pink looks and behaves like two lipglosses I remember from the summer of 2010. Do you remember the Fluos? From Les Pop-Up de Chanel? I can see Chelsea’s petite pigment irking some, but it sure shines (pun intended) on top of Kensington (and Hyde Park!). Darned thing is spendy for a gloss, especially one this sheer, but if you’ve been aching to bring home something from Knightsbridge, Chelsea is the least expensive piece.

Feline Fury…

Tabs threw a fit this afternoon when I told him he’d have to prepare his own gravy.



Sorry, tabby, but tonight I’m driving into the city to visit Annie and the other Benefit babes at the Benefit store on Chestnut Street. They’re hosting a launch party for their new foundation, Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow.

Your gravy, my liege, will just have to wait. πŸ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. We’ve reached the top of the hump! That means it’s all smooth sailing from here… Hope you had a great day. I’ll be back soon.


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  1. Oh my goodness! Those lipsticks are to die for! You look really great in Kensington. I don’t know which I like better but I think it might be Hyde Park. πŸ˜€

    I was at the Chanel counter yesterday and I think they were showing the Spring collection, and the blush is to die for! Reminded me a lot of NARS famous one, Orgasm!

    x Renee
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  2. Christine says:

    Wow Karen, that picture of Tabs is amazing :D. So fierce.

  3. Karen B says:

    Those lipsticks are calling my name bigtime. Too bad I can’t order online or I’d be all over these in a flash.

  4. Sonya says:

    The lipsticks are gorgeous! The vibrant colors are a nice change of pace for winter!
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  5. Amanda says:

    Really pretty lipsticks, they both look great on you. LOVE the pic of tabs. He looks so fierce!
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  6. Nina says:

    the two lipsticks are so pretty and i think i am ordering them … πŸ™‚

  7. Sunny says:

    I’m loving Kensington! Maybe it’s the answer to my “please give me a great coral lipstick” prayer! Chelsea is just too sheer and different from how it looks in tube. A bit deceiving in my humble opinion.

    I LOVE cats when they yawn, the sharp teeth and hooks on their tongues and all! Tabs has really sharp claws though, oh my! Don’t you trim them from time to time (yes I compromise my cats’ dignity by trimming their claws regularly so that no furniture/people/other cats can be hurt. They’re indoor anyways)?

  8. AnieJ says:

    Tabs really does look like our newer cat, Sparky, so cute! Except Sparky has a chipped fang…but in other news, I want Glossimer in Chelsea to be pigmented so that it looks like something from this collection. If I want a clear gloss, I get a cheap one that has the same shine, which is not that hard to find.
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  9. Yelena says:

    I have been so busy i have missed a lot of your blogs and while I absolutely love reading your blogs I was really enjoying the more affordable makeup being reviewed that I can actually buy :S

    Hope there are more of those coming. thanks for all that you do Karen, love ur work!

  10. Oh my I am loving Kensington! What a fun coral-pink hue. And that blush is just to die for with it’s super chic shimmery imprint

  11. Marian says:

    OMG……really want BOTH of those lipsticks!

  12. Chris25 says:

    I love Kensington!

    Have you ever tried Sleek makeup? I just ordered some palettes from Ebay. Hopefully they’re good!

  13. OMG, those colors are divine!! That chelsea gloss is a must have. Love love your red streaks btw, just as fab as those Chanel products!! Thanks for sharing as always.

  14. shiny says:

    Karen, of course the colours are drool-worthy. But the real comment is, you’ve waited a long time to use that line ‘Pip-pip, cheerio’, haven’t you?

  15. Katrina says:

    Kensington sings to me!

  16. Kensington and Hyde Park look really happy! Hyde Park looks a little hard to carry off though…
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  17. NeenaJ says:

    I dunno, Chanel serving us up Britain’s summer leftovers leaves me feeling cold. I’m passing on all the Knightsbridge Collection.

    BUT, that pic of Tabs is crazy awesome!!!

  18. corallista says:

    Kensington would be my pick – gorgeous warm pink! Tabs looks fierce in this pic!
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  19. Tina B says:

    Even though I know I won’t be buying Chanel, I still need to read these posts and look at the inspiring photos! I love your blog πŸ™‚
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  20. Stephanie says:

    Those bright colors make me love the summer so much more, haha.. (It just got winter a month ago). Love the lipsticks!
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  21. Vicki says:

    I’m scared of Tabs on that photo! Look at those teeth!

    As an English Rose I enjoyed your Brit references!

    Toodle pip

  22. Irene says:

    I just purchased the new blush from Chanel. Now I need to make another purchase for these lipsticks! Kensington looks so gorgeous! I’m not sure if I can pull off Hyde Park though.

  23. EVO says:

    omg…they just FINALLY released them in canada. I’m gonna head over to holt in a bit after work to check them out πŸ™‚

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