Chanel Fall 2011 Glossimers and Rouge Double Intensite: Pampille, Braise and Rose Morganite for Lips

June 23, 2011
This fall there are two new Glossimer shades, Pampille 156 & Braise 158 and one new shade of Rouge Double Intensite Rose Morganite 30. (Giggle 46 Glossimer and Rose Quartz 04 Rouge Double Intensite are repromoted this year.) I purchased the new shades sight-unseen and when I first opened the package I was not entirely wowed. At first glance, while beautiful and classic, the colors just seemed like slightly different versions of past releases. They did not appear to be all that unique. However after playing with them a bit, I’ve changed my mind.
  • Rose Morganite is a plum-pink stain (there’s shimmer in the tube but it goes on a cream)
  • Pampille is a pale clearish pink with sheerish sparkles (goes on very smooth)
  • Braise is a sheer warm reddish shimmer with gold flecks

A little disclaimer before you evaluate my swatches: For some reason these applied very different on the hand compared to what went on my lips. The glossimers are both very sheer, but on my hand look completely different from what I see in the tube and what color I get when applied to the lips. As always, please take these with a grain of salt. I don’t know why I get orangey from Braise on the hands while on the lips it’s not orangey, but a warm reddish pink. I’m not sure if you can see the sparkle in my Pampille swatch – it’s there but I’m afraid it’s virtually impossible to detect in the photo below.

Comparisons to Chanel Spark, Futile and Iris:

Overall beautiful for fall, but really these colors will take you year-round. The glossimers make lovely layering colors to add a natural sheen to lipsticks. I have a few Rouge Double Intensites but I’m not really used to using them. Those who have tried them will know that the colors really do stay put! I prefer a traditional lipstick but from what I’ve heard – those who have tried these REALLY love them. I personally don’t think they are must-haves – mainly because I have similar colors that will achieve a similar effect on the lips. They are however beautiful and I don’t regret purchasing them. I know they will be frequently used in the seasons to come.

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  • I always prefer lipstick to lip gloss, so I didn't even really give the Glossimers a good look, but I am sorry I didn't see Rose Morganite when I placed my order. I'll have to remedy that. If the texture is like a creamy lipstick I could be swayed. The color looks gorgeous.

  • Loving the way Braise 158 applies to the hand. That is one seriously beautiful color! I'm disappointed in how sheer Pampille 156 is once applied. It looks so gorgeous in the tube. Thanks for the reviews! I had eagerly been awaiting reviews on the glossimers.

  • tatiana0

    My first time to comment. Just love your blog. Perfect always. Thank you for all your work.

  • I'm surprised at how sheer Pampille is. I like the idea of a sheer, though. Braise and Rose Morganite have Reddish, and a hint of brownish tones that seem very fall to me!

  • I knew when I saw Pampille online that it was going to be too sheer for me, but I didn't realize how sheer it really is. I wonder why I didn't see Rose Morganite when I was looking at the collection online, I must have missed it.

  • Rose Morganite looks gorgeous!

  • These colors are all beautiful, and although I had previously focused mainly on the eyeshadows in this collection, I'm thinking I might end up walking away with the lips instead. I love the Rouge Double Intensite formula…as long as you have gloss on top, it feels light and fresh, and it NEVER wears off!


  • Anonymous

    Rose Morganite looks exactly like Bare Escentuals Rose natural gloss.

  • LOVE Rose Morganite! And Spark – is it a permanent shade or LE?

  • Crap! I think i need Rose Morganite – I love Maybelline Superstays (these lipsticks allow me to wear lipcolor and kiss the baby at the same time) and I have Chanel Rose Quartz, but this looks like the YLBB rose I've been looking for!

  • Iris looks beautiful! I may have to stop by a chanel counter soon . . . whoops!

  • Eileen

    Of all the lip products, so far I've only purchased Pampille. I didn't buy it for the color per se so much as for the soft, warm tint and fine shimmer. I plan on layering it over some of my lighter Rouge Cocos and Shines to add a bit of autumnal warmth and micro shimmer. I'm a real fan of gloss over lipstick because I like the way a good gloss can enhance or transform the basic shade of a lipstick. When I'm out and about for the day, I usually carry one lipstick with two or three glosses so that I can change the look throughout the day as my mood dictates. Because Pampille coordinates well with so many of my lipsticks, I know it will be a constant companion, summer into autumn.

  • Braise looks really pretty!! Chanel is going to bankrupt me, eventually…. lol