Ah, new lip glosses - my weakness. Chanel introduced two Lèvres Scintillantes Glossimers ($28.50) with its Holiday 2011 Collection. Sparkle d'Or (#307, shown at left here) is a classic golden topper, and Sweet Beige (#297, shown at right) offers a warm rosy nude color. Both are luscious, with the same features and quality of other Lèvres Scintillantes Glossimers.
What a great day it was for taking photos - finally! I was able to get a couple of swatch photos to show you these shades. Sparkle d'Or is shown at the top of my arm, with Sweet Beige below. My photos were taken in full sun. I did turn my arm at an angle to the sun so that the shimmering shades wouldn't blind you.
Sparkle d'Or is extremely sheer. It's gold with gold sparkles. Unless you simply want a hint of shine on your lips, Sparkle d'Or is best used to top other lip colors - or other glosses. I'm sure you can see on my arm that it offers very little color. Rather, the effect is golden and shimmering. In the photo at left, it reflects the coloring of my arm, showing a slight pink undertone, but that's my arm under the sheer gloss, not the gloss itself.
Gold lip glosses often sell out first. They are extremely useful, which probably accounts for their popularity. If you're interested in Sparkle d'Or, don't waste any time looking for it.
Sweet Beige does provide the lips with color - not beige, per se, but an exquisite rosy nude. It's a warm shade - very flattering on the lips. Sweet Beige could become an everyday shade; it coordinates with almost every color family. I'll wear it alone, not as a topper. I absolutely love it. I have to look hard for nude tones that work for me. Most are too light. Sweet Beige is absolutely perfect.
I doubt I have to tell anyone reading this blog that Chanel's Lèvres Scintillantes Glossimers are fabulous lip glosses, with a nice feel and finish and reasonable wear time. We have two lovely new options.
I purchased mine at Neiman Marcus. The holiday collection is expected to be available at all Chanel counters and Chanel's Web site.
Photos by Best Things in Beauty