The shades are shown above from left to right.
- Bagatelle (#161) - pink
- Pétillant (#159) - golden beige
- Bonbon (#73) - soft pink
The sun returned, and I wasted no time getting outside, in the cold, this morning to get some photos. I hope the goosebumps on my arm don't show. The winds blew in a cold front, which blew out the driving rain we had yesterday. December is back!
My swatch photos were taken in full early-morning sun. Bagatelle is shown on my arm at top left. Isn't it sweet? I love the color, particularly since I can wear it alone, without lipstick, to get a natural pink glow. Pétillant is shown top right. It does look clear, doesn't it? It's as close to clear as a tinted gloss gets on my skin. Anyone with darker skin will see the light (very light) tangerine color. I'm actually fond of Bonbon. The transparent, glimmering pink glow is subtle - extremely subtle - but it's pretty. Don't look for Pétillant or Bonbon to give you a lot of color. Think of them as toppers.
None of these shades were marked on the Chanel fact sheet as repromotes, so I'm assuming they are all new introductions. Would I have purchased all three if I had tested them in advance? I might have skipped Pétillant - only because it's so colorless on me. Chanel's new Rouge Coco Baume is totally clear, and I decided I didn't need to spend money for a clear shine.
As I mentioned yesterday, Chanel's spring collection is arriving now at stores throughout the country. Check with your local Chanel counter so they can alert you when the colors arrive. More to come here...
Photos by Best Things in Beauty