Monday, December 26, 2011

Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer in Spark 04

         With the new year's eve fast approaching, I thought it would be fit to post a review on a festive red lippie. Today I'm sharing photos and swatches of Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer in Spark 04.

          Chanel Spark is very fitting holiday color. In the tube it is definitely a red, however it is a subdued red. It's not a very blue red or an orange red, or a fire engine red. It leans a little twoards garnet or brick red. In person, Spark has a golden sheen (in the tube) which adds a hint of warmth.

          When you open the glossimer, you can see that the residue on the wand has a slight fuschia tone to it. This is interesting, since I didn't detect fuschia tones from the bottle itself.
          Finally, you can see from my swatch of Chanel glossimer in Spark 04 that the color is a nice modest red with the slightest hint of golden warmth. I've swatched it at the thickness that I think would be reasonable for normal wear. You can see that it's not overly opaque like a lacquer. It's medium intensity and shows up well on the lips. It applies evenly (as you'd expect of a glossimer) and it's sticky enough so that it doesn't move around. I like the glossimer formula in general. The texture is fairly smooth and not too tacky. It does feel a little tighter over time once it gets dry, but it doesn't bother me as much as many other glosses.

          I think Chanel Spark would be a wearable red gloss for most people (and most ages too). It's definitely not a statement red, which for me is a good thing! It's also a comfortable red to wear since I don't have to check to see if it's ended up outside my lips or on my teeth. To be honest, I don't get a lot of wear out of this even though I think it's really nice. I'm not a big red person. I own this one red gloss and one dramatic red lipstick! I'm pretty sure I'll be wearing this around New Year's though and maybe somewhat in January. It's peak red season so I should do my best to incorporate reds!

         Thanks for reading! Are you wearing red for New Years? If so, what color?

Love, Dovey.


  1. Oooh, it's so pretty! I love the ruby color of it in the tube :D I think it's super wearable, too, which is usually what I like in a gloss :D

  2. Gorgeous color! It reminds me of a red one I have stashed away somewhere!

  3. Dovey,
    I don't think I'm use to you reporting on red gloss! I'm very impressed, haha...
    This has been on my radar for quite sometime so I guess that means I need to pick this one up, finally!

    I think I'll be doing NARS Velvet Lip Pencil in Cruella, a very neutral red, topped with Moon Fleet gloss!

  4. Larie- I agree, wearable is a very good thing!

    Mercedes- well, it's time to take out the reds :)

    Lexi- haha, you are so right. Reds are way out in left field for me! I can't wait to see your NARS Cruella look... I bet it's going to be amazing!!

  5. How did I not know about this color! It's absolutely gorgeous. I love the look of sheer, plummy red glosses. They add a very unusual, beautiful complexity to the lips.

    Thank you for sharing this one :)
    ♥ Jessica

  6. This is so PRETTY! I do not own this, and so wish i did now.

  7. Beautiful! I need some more Chanel in my life. :>


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