Saturday, 9 June 2012

Chanel Levres Scintillantes in Jalousie #169: review

Chanel Levres Scintillantes in Jalousie #169

I saw Jalousie on Lisa Eldridge and thought that this raspberry pink is exactly what I need for a fresh summer look. Since I'm not a big fan of "just glosses" which simply shine and moisturise and disappear within a couple of hours I felt unsure about forking out so much money to get it from Sephora. Then I incidentally came across an affordable tester on Polish wannabe Ebay, Allegro. The tester is a full-size brand new product with no box.
Chanel Levres Scintillantes in Jalousie #169

When I received the gloss scared me a bit cause in the the shade in the tube looked much more wild fuchsia than raspberry to me, however on my lips it looks raspberry all right, not too bright at all.
The gloss is traded in the most conventional and unimaginative tube ever. Every drugstore brand has had a gloss packed like this. I suppose Chanel could do better than that to justify the price tag. But I appreciate the fact that you apply the gloss with a doe foot applicator, which is so much more convenient and less messy than a squeeze tube.
Chanel Levres Scintillantes in Jalousie #169

The gloss is fairly pigmented and opaque, which I like. Despite containing no glitter or shimmer it offers very mirror-like shiny finish. This is definitely my preferred type of gloss.
Like all glosses of this kind it's rather sticky, but not gloopy. The good news is that with such an opaque color you don't need to apply much of the product, which always makes it less sticky.
Chanel Levres Scintillantes in Jalousie #169

As for how long the colour lasts, well, it's pretty average. After less than half an hour the colour gets much  less intense and gradually fades to very sheer milky barely there kind of  pink. The shine lingers on much longer, up to 4-5 hours without eating or drinking.
in Lisa's lips it seemed brighter

So to conclude: is it worth the price tag? No. It's a pretty average product. But for the price I got it for it makes a nice addition to my collection of glosses and fills in the gap in the pinks department. Now I need some raspberry metallic shimmer nailpolish. OPI California Raspberry perhaps?

Disclaimer: I bought the product myself for my personal use and I am not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my genuine opinion. 

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