Chanel Sonate #178 and Murmure #179 Glossimers | Spring 2014

December 25, 2013
The Chanel spring collection has two new glossimers in Sonate #178, a bright sheer red pink and Murmure #179, a lighter soft pink ($29.50 each). The two new spring shades seem like familiar colors with similarities to other previously released glossimers, but I really like both shades. They have a slightly richer pigment compared to other shades giving a healthy fresh glow.

Sonate #178 is a sheer muted red pink. It gives the lips a healthy tint of red mixed with pink and brightens the whole face. The color is layerable for more coverage but is still semi-transparent.

Murmure #179 is a light milky pink. It has a slight hint of warmth to prevent it from looking too bubblegum-like. I thought this would be a repeat of Sirop (discontinued), however Murmure is pinker and slightly darker.

Comparisons to Dior Diablotine (review here), Tom Ford Peach Absolut (swatched here), Burberry Mallow Pink (swatched here), Chanel Sirop (discontinued), Chanel Volupte, Chanel Calypso (discontinued) and Chanel Nakkar (discontinued, reviewed here).

I give both a huge thumbs up. Chanel spring is out on counters now. I purchased the spring collection items from Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus.

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  • Suuuch gorgeous shades! I'd kill to have one! xx

  • I wish Sonate can replace Burberry Mallow Pink (which color I adore but I hate the scent), but sadly, Sonate looks so muted on lips than in the tube. Thanks for swatching this Sabrina!

  • Such pretty colors… loved both of them! <3<3

  • Sonate <3 <3 <3 I love it

  • I like the reddish color =) It looks bright, but not too bright, if you know what I mean =D

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  • I recently purchased Sonate and really love it. Now you've got me thinking about Murmure…

  • If Sonate is closer to Burberry Mallow pink then it got my heart! In other swatches I thought it could be similar to Nars Paris Follies or Guerlain Gloss d'Enfer 440, but in yours looks totally different but still gorgeous. Seems I'm getting that one!