The Chanel Lévres Scintillantes gloss is advertised as ‘A long-lasting, ultra-gloss look; intense colours and a perfect finish. The gel texture, fluid yet substantial, is easy to apply, giving a perfectly even finish. The smooth formula keeps your lips comfortable’.
It’s not wrong. The product is indeed fluids but thick enough for you to feel you’re actually applying something that might last on your lips. The product itself is glossy and there’s no matt business here: from the moment you put it on the gloss catches the light and glimmers very brightly. However, this ‘glimmer’ is short lived – beyond the first hour or so (even less if you’re eating/drinking in that time) and whilst the formula itself might stay on, in terms of colour and shine the gloss is rendered less effective.
The wand to apply on the gloss is the most common, furry nibbed kind that can be found on most glosses: a little disappointing for such an expensive product. There’s a subtle perfumed fragrance that is pleasant without being too intrusive and as per Chanel, the packaging is lovely.
If you want a gloss to shine and make your lips glossy and radiant, this is your one, but don’t expect the kind of lasting time which will last you have the day. The Dior Addict glosses might do just a tad better in the longevity department, though I’d argue the packing is a little more clumsy.
By and large, the product does exactly what it says on the tin and is a lovely gloss to use. However, if you’re just looking for a bog standard gloss to use regularly, there are some decent lower priced glosses that can still to the job.
(photo credit: chanel.com)