Chanel's Lèvres Scintillantes Glossimers ($29.50) from the Roses Ultimes de Chanel Collection for Spring 2012 have arrived! I ordered Désir (#168) and Jalousie (#169) online. Today, I got my first look at these new shades after UPS dropped them at my door. I was excited to get home while there was still a sliver of sunlight, and I snapped a few photos. I know some of you have been waiting.
When I ordered online from Chanel, I selected the two shades that looked darkest in the tubes. It's a good thing. Even though Désir (#168), shown on the right immediately above, looks colorful in the tube, it's light and transparent - beautiful, but sheer. The darker of the two, Jalousie (#169) is the one that made my heart race.
My swatch photos were snapped in very late-afternoon sun. Because the sun was setting, I tried to get multiple exposures in my photos. Désir is shown at the top of my arm, and the amazing Jalousie is shown below.
Chanel fans already know that Lèvres Scintillantes Glossimers offer gorgeous shimmer and a high-shine glow. These lip glosses range from sheer and light to pigmented and dramatic. Depending on the shade, they look beautiful on their own or make excellent toppers for your favorite lipstick. Equally beautiful is the conditioning formula's comfort and reasonable wear.
Désir strikes me as a topper, but Jalousie is a shade I can and will wear without lipstick underneath. For that reason, it's my favorite of the two.
I applied Désir very heavily for my swatch photos. With one swipe, it's very light. With continued layering, you can achieve the color you see in my swatch photos. It's a stunning neutral pink (not too warm, not too cool) that has an iridescent shine. I'm not sure I need to describe the fuchsia-rose Jalousie. Just look at the swatches and drool. It's every bit as pretty in person as it looks on my arm.
My photos may not be perfectly bright, but I know some of you were waiting to order the new Lèvres Scintillantes Glossimers. Now that you have seen two of them, what do you think?
I bought mine at Chanel.com, where you have a choice of six new shades (more on that later). I'll show you my other purchases as soon as I can get photos. I haven't had any time to shop this week, so I don't know if these glosses have arrived at Chanel counters.
Photo at top courtesy of Chanel; other photos by Best Things in Beauty