Some days you are happy to prance around in your Bata flip flops but some days you want Jimmy Choos. I felt that that last weekend when I was at a loose end at Isetan. Note to self: Never find myself at a loose end. I end up spending money!
Anyway, I felt like Jimmy Choos (figuratively speaking) but nothing from the various beauty brands caught my eye. Everything just sorta looked the same old same old… then I came by Chanel and my eyes fell on the Chanel Lumiere Celestes collection of Levres Scintillantes (Extreme Shine) lipglosses. They are new for Summer 2009. And damn! if I did not fall in love with them!
There are 8 new colours for Summer 2009 and they are some of the most shimmery lipglosses I’ve seen so far. I had a Chanel Glossimer from a while ago but I’d not tried the Levres Scintillantes shimmer ones – now I wonder why I took so long to!
I swatched a couple of the colours I thought were more interesting. The color tone is a little warm in the picture but they are approximates of the shades available.
I liked how Venus looked in the tube but on my skin it turned out a bright bubblegum pink.
Nebula is another lovely tone – a rose shade that would be lovely for everyday wear. I felt it was a little cool but I was dithering between that and Jupiter for so long! I opted for Jupiter in the end because its limited edition. I can always pick up Nebula later.
Cosmos is another Limited Edition color. It is a neutral looking brown shade I did not think suited me very much. With the shimmer and shine though, it just might. I was not swayed so that’s ok.
I liked Meteore too. Its another rosy toned lip color that I just know will suit me perfectly. Mirage was light and may be good for toned down lips that need a little shimmer and shine but again, it was not the oomph I needed just then. The other shades available in this collection are Silex and Mica.
Jupiter (limited edition) is a gorgeous bright red that I HAD to pick up. It was just my sort of shade – bright!
Here’s Jupiter in a swatch and on my lips. Not one for the faint hearted! I love it though – love love love! I love it even more that there’s no scent and imparts a gorgeous shine and shimmer! I think its a little on the cool side though – just a little but it suits me fine.
In fact I am reminded of an old Chanel glossimer in Vibration and a Dior Addict lipgloss in A Relish of Berries – both are bright red and very slightly cool, both I once owned, both I can no longer find in my stash for some weird reason. I’m glad I replaced them with Jupiter!
Drops of Jupiter in her hair
Everytime I see the name Jupiter, it reminds me of Train – Drops of Jupiter
Now that shes back in the atmosphere
With drops of jupiter in her hair, hey, hey
In fact, I asked the Chanel sales assistant if they had Drops of Jupiter! *cringes with embarrassment* They did not of course and I then felt obliged to buy Jupiter for RM84 LOL…
Have a lovely weekend everyone. I’m meeting up with some friends this weekend and it promises to be fun and filled with beauty chatter. How are you spending your weekend? Checking out Chanel perhaps?