Chanel Glossimers Bon Bon, Pétillant & Bagatelle for Spring 2012

December 19, 2011

I have a weakness for Chanel Glossimers. The colors created by Chanel are always so gorgeous in the tubes with the prettiest shimmers and sparkles – they make my heart skip a beat. The newest colors for spring are Bon Bon 73, Pétillant 159 & Bagatelle 161. All the shades are light and shimmery but unfortunately not unique. I still love the newest items from spring but the colors are fairly sheer and seem like lazy rehashed from seasons past. Note my weakness overcame me and I still caved.

The colors:

Bon Bon 73 is a pale pearly pink gold. It’s one of those luminous glowy glosses without glittery specks. The shimmer is very smooth and almost milky. Back in 2008, Chanel released a series of Aqualumiere Glosses, one was also called Bon Bon. I don’t have it anymore since used it up, but from my memory, the new Bon Bon Glossimer seems identical to what Bon Bon Aqualumiere Gloss looked like. It’s a paler version of Sundress. The color is very sheer and goes on clear on my lips. I suspect it will be best used as a layering color over a pigmented lipstick.

Pétillant 159 is a soft luminous peachy glow with an iridescent pinkish shimmer. On the hands and lips it goes on more of a clear pinkish shimmer for me. Odd right? I attribute this to the sheer silvery pale sparkles that show up more than the sheer peachy base. Do check out Best Things in Beauty for swatches in different light and skintone. I agree with her that I also could have skipped this too – it’s so sheer on me even the sparkles barely show up.

Bagatelle 161 is the most pigmented gloss in the collection. It’s a beautiful fresh salmon pink with gold shimmers. I found it to be a lighter fresher version of Magnifique. Years ago Chanel also released a color called Pink Oyster. I no longer have that either (used up) but Bagatelle reminds me of Pink Oyster. Scroll down to the bottom for comparisons. It’s more pigmented so this shows up on my lips but it’s still rather natural.

More close ups:

Comparisons below to other Chanels and one Le Metier gloss. The photo of the actual product was taken with my iPhone. I couldn’t get a decent shot with outdoor lighting – the sunlight and flash blurred all the pinks and corals together.

Have you seen the spring collection in person yet? What were your thoughts of the glossimers? I didn’t lip swatch them for this blog since they were so sheer it didn’t seem worth trying to post here. Thank you everyone for your patience as I slowly work my way through Chanel’s spring collection. November and December have proved to be very challenging months for me in my non-blogging life. The good thing with this collection is that Chanel scheduled the release very early this year so most of you have probably had the chance to go to the counters to play.
If you’ve seen the collection in person I’d love to hear your thoughts 🙂 Or even if you haven’t I’d love to hear your first impressions based on what you’ve seen online or read about.

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  • I skipped everything!

  • Absolutely gorgeous colors!!

  • Chanel would cause a lot of weaknesses among us girls. Bon Bon is a wonderful color.

  • Tiffany

    I'm pretty sure that your blog and cafe-makeup cemented my new-found addiction to Chanel 🙂

    I have had the chance to play around with the Spring collection, and because I didn't get into Chanel make up last, everything looks beautiful to me 😛 But I do admit that I was somewhat disappointed with the glossimers because while they look beautiful in their tubes, the effects don't transfer on to lips. I bought Bagatelle yesterday because I felt that it was the most beautiful from the bunch and it actually shows up on my lips. I don't know whether I will buy Bon Bon or Pétillant, but there is a great chance that I will cave and get everything ToT

  • Normally Glossimers don't get me going, but I loved Bagatelle so I snatched one up. It's a fave!

  • Eileen

    At first, I just bought Éclosion, but went back for the blusher after scrutinizing all my other pink blush shades. I decided that it was different enough to warrant the purchase. I'm glad I decided to get it, because it has a soft glow finish that I find very attractive, very feminine, quintessentially springtime. I also picked up Le Stylo Yeux in Grenat (garnet). My eyes are a deep moss green and I have black lashes so I can easily pull off the garnet color without looking like a rabbit. I would imagine, though, that women with light eyes–especially blue–would have a hard time with this jewel toned red. Everything else I gave a miss; not because it wasn't beautiful, it's just that I already have many similar shades.

    All considered, Chanel's spring collection has much to offer anyone who likes the peach-pink-garnet palette. If this collection wasn't your cup of tea, perhaps you'll find the Summer 2012 more exciting. It's all about burnished gold with a pop of tangerine or coral. You can see it in Chanel's preview book which is at all the counters. Just ask the SA to see it 🙂

  • I haven't had the chance to go in-store to play around with these yet— it might have to wait until the new year! So many of the lip products from Spring 2011 were well done, I think it would be hard to choose! Bagatelle is certainly a standout since it's such a optimistic spring pink. I'm sorely tempted. On a side note, I was reminded from your swatches that petit peche has been on my wishlist for a long time!

  • Cheryl

    I purchased Blush Horizon and April nail polish (in large part due to your great photos!). I may try Bagatelle because the color really appeals to me but I prefer the lip gloss formulas of Edward Bess, Dolce & Gabbana and Cle de Peau.

  • Actually, I like their sheerness. The most milky, or sheer glossimers look the most sophisticated I think. I rarely wear those with a lot of pigment. My all time favorite must be 104 (astral) and 139 and 144.

    Bon Bon looks lovely! I am tempted to buy all three!

  • maybe I should have ordered Bon Bon, it looks fabulous. The thing that I find so wondrous about glossimers is that even if one looks very similar to another in the tube or on the arm, they're all distinctly different when on the lips. Each has it's own personality. Great photos.

  • Gorgeous! I love Glossimers too, but yes, most of them are pretty sheer. I will probably pick up Bagatelle and maybe Bon Bon (can't remember if I have Aurore, need to check first).

  • Anonymous

    I've got Aqualumiere Gloss in BonBon, the color and the number(73) are the same.Absolutely love this golden-rose color 🙂

  • Oh, wow, Bagatelle is calling my name!

  • Bagatelle looks so lovely in your swatches. I may go back for just that one 🙂 Thanks for the great photos!

  • Love how shimmery these are!

  • Sophia1105

    Wow, hope your non-blogging life takes a turn for the less cumbersome. Hope you are well 🙂

    I have been trying to avoid the new spring collection until, well, spring. I'm still too deep into the blacks and silver/golds of the winter, and quite happy at that. I am *eagerly* awaiting the Nirvana cream e/s, though.

    As always, thanks for the gorgeous and meticulously thought-out swatching.

  • I hope everything is better for you after Dec! Lovely swatches as always Sabrina <3

  • I never really had a huge thing for Chanel until I started reading your blog o.O I do think that Glossimers have a tendency to look more magical in the tube than they do on the lips though. Not all the time, but sometimes (that's what I tell myself to avoid going crazy and buying them all at once).
    I love how Bon Bon and Bagatelle look in your swatches.

  • I also have a weakness for Chanel Glossimers. I wish some of them were more pigmented though.
    I am loving these shades. I will have to wait until they hit counter here in Australia.

  • magnifique looks a bit like bagatelle but its deeper with more gold shimmer. bon bon and aurore look like dupes and so does magnifique and bagatell.

  • Gorgeous! Love your detailed commentary as always 🙂

    How does Bon Bon compare to Twinkle (as an albeit milkier pink, but with gold shimmer)?