Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer Calypso

So I went shopping on Saturday!  Just one itty bitty lip gloss but oh it's a beauty!  After seeing Simone's video on YouTube over the weekend, I got a little giddy and knew I'd have to go visit the Chanel counter in Debenhams.  I had a voucher to spend and took my sweet time checking out each counter but it was only a matter of time before I found myself back at Chanel and picked this baby up.

It's official name is Levres Scintillantes Glossimer in the shade Calypso but I'll just be calling it Calypso Glossimer.  It's part of Chanel's summer collection along with Rouge Coco Shine in En Vogue, so it's limited edition.  As you probably know, I love corally peachy orangey shades this year and Calypso fits right in there with not only being a tangerine orange colour, but it's full of fine gold shimmer.  This makes me happy.  I love a sparkly gloss and THIS IS PERFECT!

The formula is quite thick but applies easily and smoothly over the lips.  I can't feel the glittery bits when I smush my lips together.  Pigmentation wise, it's like the Goldilocks of glosses, not to sheer, not too opaque, just right!  It lasts a good two hours before the gloss disappears leaving a light stain on the lips along with the shimmer.

Photos anyone?

For someone who is afraid of strong colours on her lips, this is the perfect level of cover for me and I can wear this confidently at work, not worried that people are going to be pointing at me going "What is she wearing on her mush?"  This is going to sound weird too but I think it makes my teeth look whiter!  I can still be "on trend" with orange lips but still keep it to a level I'm comfortable with.

This retails at €25.50 and is worth every penny.  It's Chanel.  And gorgeous.  And orangey corally.  And has shimmer.  Go visit your Chanel counter and you will fall in love too!



  1. It is STUNNING on you Karen! xo

  2. Just WOW!! I love it.

    Is it stunners over En Vogue too? I've been bitten by the Chanel bug it would seem...

    1. I'm not ready to let the two products touch yet, I'm so weird, I know, but I will allow them meet vah vah soon ;)

  3. Thanks Emma, Calypso and I are very happy together ;)

  4. This is lovely! I got one of these glosses recently (in a name that now alludes me) and they are definitely worth every cent! This is a gorgeous colour!

  5. I have been seeing this on the interwebs ...mmmm it's so pretty

  6. Wow wow! This is my kinda color! Looks great on you:)


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