Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss 728 Rose Pulpe & 172 Tendresse
I didn't have good pink lip gloss (no, really) and also wanted to see if Chanel had reformulated Glossimer for better indeed (not for an excuse to raise the price). Trust me, I was ready to criticize and almost wanted them to fall short of expectations. But, what can I say? I fell in love with them and might get a few more very soon.
I wasn't joking about not having good lip gloss before. It's just that I hadn't bought lip gloss in a while and spent my lunch money on various lip tints and matte lipsticks lately. I'd say now I am more open-minded about lip colors in general (compared to when I insisted on sheer glossy ones only) but I also have drier lips from being adventurous. I have found a couple of long lasting Korean lip tints (Beauty People Lip Tattoo & Berrisom Oops My Lip Tint Pack) that are not as drying on lips and sport them very frequently because of the convenience. I still need "good quality" lip gloss to wear on top so that my lips stay moisturized and flake free. The visual effect of the combo is quite flattering, too.
I hear some of the reformulated Glossimers are much more pigmented, but the two colors I picked are pigmented moderately which feels quite appropriate for its lip gloss form. I chose Rose Pulpe mainly to add on top of lip tints. Tendresse can be both layered and worn alone.
The colors are super pretty and have just right amount of shimmer that makes my lips appear fuller and more youthful, but the formula and the new doe foot applicator is the real game changer. The gloss formula is thick enough that it doesn't smear off but not sticky. It stays on fairly long and fades away clean (meaning it does not ball up because you took a sip of water). Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss is scented with the same fragrance I detect from the Rouge Coco lipsticks but very lightly so. The applicator is much better, too! The new one is slightly bigger and angled. It feels plush on the lips and does a great job distributing the color evenly and quickly.
Both colors appear sheerer and cooler on my lips than on my arm. I love the way the colors translate on my lips, which is why I want to grab a few more in brighter shades as well.
Here are a couple of overall looks with Rose Pulpe and Tendresse.
Wearing Rose Pulpe
Hope you find these swatches useful! Overall, I am quite happy with my purchase. $30 plus tax for a tube of gloss seems steep, but I know that I will wear them very often. I've spent enough to finally realize it is still cheaper than more affordable one that I never reach for.