Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Chanel Lèvres Scintillantes Glossimer in Giggle for Fall 2011

It's back! Lèvres Scintillantes Glossimer in Giggle ($28.50) is being re-promoted with Chanel's Fall 2011 Collection. Giggle is a beloved Glossimer shade that has had its share of appearances and has earned a lot of love. It's perfect for fall - in my opinion any time of year - so I'm not surprised Chanel rolled it out with the fall color collection.

An alternative to the sparkly, shimmering Pampille and Braise, Giggle (#46) offers a more subdued glossy look. Its mauve-rose color is perfect for me, and I suspect it's perfect for many because it straddles the line between warm and cool.

I like it. I can't claim it's the snazziest gloss in the recent parade, but it's a staple, a gloss you will grab when you want some color and want to look good, but don't want to sizzle.

Here are some swatch photos I grabbed when the sun made a quick appearance yesterday. You can see that the color isn't even close to the the little rectangle on Chanel's Web site rendering above. It's definitely not grape or plum - on my arm or lips (or in the tube for that matter). What color would you call this pretty warm rose? It's hard to characterize, but not hard to love.

You can see that my arm sparkles from the sunlight, but Giggle doesn't. It has a nice, glossy finish that's perfect on its own or for use in transforming a lipstick's finish and shade.

I didn't purchase Pampille. It's extremely light, and I didn't need another ultra-sheer, ultra-light, shimmering gloss. It's pretty, but I gravitate toward colors that are unique. I think that adjective fits Giggle.

You can purchase Chanel's fall colors at Chanel's Web site or your favorite Chanel counter. I bought my Chanel Fall 2011 Collection pieces online and at Neiman Marcus. I'm sure Saks, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's, Lord & Taylor, and the rest of the counters have or will have the collection. Although it was scheduled to launch at counters in July, it arrived here a week early. From Twitter, I know that many of you are still waiting for the collection. Be patient. I'll bet it shows up this week.

Update 11:20 am - I got a question and decided to answer for all of you. This Giggle is not the Asian and European version, which is called Praline Giggle. That shade is rosier and darker.

Photo at top courtesy of Chanel; other photos by Best Things in Beauty


Anonymous said...

Giggle was the much touted lip gloss Sarah Palin used during her campaign for vice-president.

Charlestongirl said...

Hey, you trying to ruin Giggle for 3/4 of the U.S. population? LOL

I'm sorry; I try not to be political here, but Giggle is about all I can expect from that self-promoting pretender. There are much better conservative choices for anyone who leans in that political direction.

Eileen said...

Oh, Charlestongirl, you are such a hoot! I still can't stop laughing :-D I don't think I'll ever be able to wear Giggle again without thinking about your quick come back. I can see it all now: "Hey, what's up with that crazy woman laughing to herself?" "Nothing, man. She's just wearing Giggle."

Seriously, I was pleased to see Giggle being repromoted. I used to keep it in my desk drawer because it was the perfect swipe and go when I was called into an unexpected meeting. When I retired, I tossed the remnants away and didn't think about it until the Fall collection came out. I then remembered what it was that I loved about it and added it to my Chanel order at the last minute. When it arrived, it was as good as I remembered it: neutral without being boring, polished and poised, with just enough color to balance the face. It really is a keeper, albeit a "conservative" one ;-)

Charlestongirl said...

Laughing, Eileen, at the play on words Anonymous started with her comment.

Your reason for ordering Giggle matched mine. My old Giggle is long gone. I wanted a new one while it's available!

Clarisse said...

Hi Charlestongirl,
Believe it or not, I missed Giggle when it was issued...but this time I won't, it's a perfect classic staple...It will be hard to choose what to pick at the Chanel counter in August (everything?!)...
Laughed out loud when reading your and Eileen's comments:-)))

Charlestongirl said...

Hi Clarisse!

You might want to pre-order some of these lovelies. I suspect the pent-up demand will quickly lead to a few sold-out items when they finally debut in France.

serena violetta said...

What great news! It's my hg gloss!!

Straight Up Glam said...

This is such a gorgeous gloss and I'm so excited that it's coming back! I am so, so excited for Chanel's Fall collection to come to Canada! =) Thanks for sharing this with us!

Andrée xx

Charlestongirl said...

Hi Serena and Andrée!

Don't you love it when a favorite line returns a beloved product to the forefront? Something to anticipate! :)