Friday, February 24, 2012

Chanel Jalousie Glossimer: Review & Swatch!

As part of my "use up as many products in 2012" efforts, I've been really resisting makeup purchases lately. So much so that ever since my trip to LA the first week of January, I haven't bought anything! That is, until I swatched this at the Chanel counter this week and instantly knew I had to make an exception.


This shade, called Jalousie, is part of the new Roses Ultimes de Chanel collection that just recently hit counters. The release features six glossimers and three nail polishes in new limited edition shades. This color really stood out to me, and I love the name!


I would describe this as a hot raspberry shade. It's definitely in the pink family, but has a bright red undertone to it.


The swatch sold me on this one. As you can see, it is nearly opaque, which is something I love in a gloss. It packs enough color that I don't have to layer it over a lipstick to get a bright lip!



And as with all Chanel products, the packaging is lovely.


If this is the kind of shade that catches your eye, I really recommend it! It takes a lot for me to justify the price of a Chanel product (this Glossimer retails for $29.50), and this is only the second lip gloss I've ever purchased from the brand (2010's Bikini Peach was the first!). However, this is one of those shades that is hard to be disappointed with. I love the formulation (not too thick, not too thin), and it wears on the longer-end for a gloss.

Would you wear it?
xx, Allison

48 comments:

  1. Gorgeous color! I'm not sure it would be worth the price tag to me though :)

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  2. I'm also trying to use up as many products as I can this year! Good luck !

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  3. I have too much Chanel, just bought a load of lip products last night too! :) xx

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  4. This color is so bright and lovely! I really do like it :)

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  5. Wow, so pigmented! I was wondering if you could make a post or video (when you have time of course, I know you're super busy!) about how to pull off bright lip colors? I have very light, blond coloring and I tend to look washed out. I'd love to venture into bright lips, though!

    alisongoestothemovies.blogspot.com

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  6. This lip gloss looks amazing! I may just have to purchase it.

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  7. Is this the same gloss that Blair was wearing in the Royal Wedding episode?

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  8. OOooh the pink lipgloss is definitely a tempting shade!

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  9. there's a very similar shade from Estee Lauder's Bronze Godess collection :)

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  10. I love this! A perfect shade for the summer :)
    http://hearttodayhearttomorrow.blogspot.com/

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  11. its so vivid and pretty! i'd def wear it :) nice

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  12. Maria Inês BarreirosFebruary 24, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    You have to tray the ones from Essence, they're chep and such great quality!

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  13. Wow, what a gorgeous color! I would definitely wear it. It looks so pretty on you!

    http://keepcalmandcarrylipstick.blogspot.com

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  14. oh wow!!! I thought this would be quite a sheer colour when I first saw this.... how wrong was I. This is beautiful!!
    http://www.allthingsbeautymake-upandshopping.blogspot.com

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  15. WOW! If it wasn't 30 dollars I would definitely pick that up.

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  16. could you do a video about the products you want to use upß .9

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  17. Very pretty.

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  18. That is BEAUTIFUL :)

    gillianbanana.blogspot.com

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  19. so beautiful, good purchase, I love the shade!!!

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  20. Gorgeous! But, not sure it was worth $30.

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  21. I love the color but can't justify the price tag. Could you recommend a cheaper dupe for this? Thanks!

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  22. It's pretty but it looks like a lot of colours I've seen in a drugstore soI can't really justify the price

    tobequitefranki.blogspot.com

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  23. They sound nice but they are so expensive!!
    If anyone wants to find out about cheaper brands, please visit my blog :D
    http://missjammyxo.blogspot.com/
    I just did a post on budget makeup.
    I'm new to this and I put a lot of effort into my blog posts so PLEASE check it out and l would reallly appreciate any feedback xxxxxx
    Thanks so much :')

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  24. Very bright and pretty!

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  25. Chanel glossimers don't disappoint. They have a wonderful formula and the tube doesn't "turn" quickly. This color is stunning Allison! Thanks for the review.

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  26. you should do a video about all the products you used up and what you think about them! i think we all love those videos!

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  27. I love your blog! I was wondering how you got the word out about your blog (if you did) and how you got so many subscribers. It would be awesome if you checked out my blog!

    http://rollwiththepunches-taite.blogspot.com/

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  28. Very creative and chic. Your style is great.

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  29. I wanted to say a massive THANK YOU for putting that short clip of Jay Loftus - Buried Treasure at the end of your last video! I love discovering new artists through watching YouTube videos. He is AMAZING and has so many original songs, plus a beautiful voice. It would be great if you could give him more exposure, as he still only has 3,000 followers which I think is CRIMINAL!!! (I don't know him but I felt compelled to write this to you because I think he is so good!). I know you have thousands of subscribers so it was really generous of you to feature him! I love your videos!!! love from the UK xxxxx

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  30. This is so pretty!!! And so girlicious...

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  31. is this color similar to the lollipop revlon lip butter? But i defiantly would love to try this!

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  32. I LOVE Chanel makeup .
    My makeup bag would be full of Chanel if it weren't for the price tag :)

    annadeglam.blogspot.com

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  33. justmakeitup3@blogspot.comFebruary 29, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    I think that you should do a BLOG SALE. Especially with your blushes, since you have sooooo many.

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  34. hey Allison I absolutely loooove your blog but wish you updated it more often!! X

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  35. I would 100% wear this :)
    I was going to purchase the bagatelle gloss but this is such a WOW
    product
    love India
    www.thejewelbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  36. Maggie Vander LaanMarch 1, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    Amarixe! You have been gone for almost another week! Post soon please :)

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  37. omg... NEED. is it LE?? beacausee..... I cant shop for lent... but i might be bad....

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  38. It's definetly not a color that is in my comfort zone, but it looks lovely on you!
    Im having a giveway, want to check it out?
    http://seventhingsbeauty.blogspot.com/2012/02/review-cutey-charm-bracelets-and.html

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  39. I'm missing the blog posts! Please post again soon! I understand you are busy, but I look forward to your blog posts and value all of your advice. Thanks!
    Love,
    a loyal fan

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  40. haha unfortunately it is limited, which is a shame because I feel it would sell well as a permanent item!!

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  41. This lipgloss looks amazing! I love the fact that it's super pigmented and pretty much opaque, and it's a lovely colour. Bingo! I'll have to go check it out next time I'm near a Chanel counter. :)

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  42. That colour is gorgeous! I love blue-toned pinks :)

    Please visit my blog, I have a CHANEL haul just up!

    http://beautybybonnie25.blogspot.com/

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  43. ah my goodness chanel lipgloss is $50 here in australia :( but i might be going to hawaii in may! :D

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  44. I love Chanel glosses. My favorite is Nebula, but this is exactly what I have been looking for... a shocking hot pink! Will definitely be purchasing this week! Also, I noticed you did a Disco Biscuit review. I have and love that, too! It must be a pink year for me.

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  45. LivinghealthymommyMarch 12, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    I love the texture and feel of Chanel glosses - this one is gorgeous! Why does Chanel make them so lovely? Oh yeah, so I can fall in love with them, buy them and go broke!
    www.livinghealthymommy.com

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  46. is lolipop revlon lip butter a dupe for this?

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