Chanel has released three new glossimers for the holiday: Allégorie 347, Mystery 357, Intrigue 367 ($29.50 each). The shades are semi-sheer on my lips with the classic natural gloss finish that Chanel glossimers have. They are great neutrals that are suitable for any season, however, those who already own a number of Chanel glossimers may find these have a similar effect on the lips to shades released in prior seasons. The shades:
- Allégorie 347 is sheer transparent light sparkle pink (goes on fairly clear on my lips)
- Mystery 357 is a warm-neutral nude peachy pink (slight tint but sheer)
- Intrigue 367 is a warm reddish pink with slight brown
Swatches show the colors are true to what you see in the tube, on the lips the colors sheer out quite a bit:
A few comparisons to other glosses show that the releases for holiday are different from other releases, however on my lips many of the lighter pinks appear very similar once applied (probably due to my pigmented lip color). I couldn’t find dupes in my Chanel collection.
My personal favorite is Mystery. I think this shade filled a gap in Chanel’s glossimer releases – they needed a good neutral pink-peach shade. Intrigue is also lovely for a healthy tint that’s still natural. Allegorie is gorgeous in the tube but is best as a layering shade over other lipsticks (alone it’s virtually clear). I personally give them all a thumbs up but I feel that Mystery is the only one that I can say is a must-have.
Did you check out the Chanel glossimers for the holiday? What were your thoughts?