Chanel Le Vernis Taboo and Levres Scintillantes Glossimer Rose Sauvage Review and Swatches

May 30, 2013

I haven’t physically been to any shops for a while..and when I finally decided to give myself a ‘workout’ today, guess what I found?! The beautiful Chanel Le Vernis Taboo 583 that has just been released in Australia, along with six new reformulated Levres Brilliant Extreme Glossimer which I also bought the shade Rose Sauvage 172. Taboo looked stunning in Chanel’s promo as well as in real life. It’s a typical edgy vampy shade with complex shimmer that Chanel is known for. I am not wearing much nail polish lately but this one is definitely worthy of purchase.

chanel-le-vernis-taboo-glossimer-172-rose-sauvageSwatches of 2 coats of Taboo -it’s a dark eggplant shade with a mixture of red and magenta iridescence. Texture is superbly smooth and opaque.

chanel-le-vernis-taboo-583-swatchWith the new Glossimers, I picked up the shade Rose Sauvage 172 which is what the model wears in the promo picture. It’s a soft rosy pink shade with tons of pink and silver micro-shimmer. I always have a soft spot for Glossimer because they all look lovely with that irresistible iridescence shining through the tubes, but sometimes they can look very similar on the lips. The new range has been slightly reformulated so the pigmentation is richer (you can actually see the color rather than going on super sheer), and it feels noticeably smoother and lighter on the lips. The result – beautifully plumped juicy lips with a tinge of pale rose undertone in a watery shine finish. Love it!

chanel-Levres-Brilliant-Extreme-glossimer0172-rose-sauvage-swatchesA FOTD (selfie taken with my iPhone) wearing Taboo and Rose Sauvage. It’s not the best quality picture but you get an idea of what they look like..

chanel-le-vernis-taboo-glossimer-172-rose-sauvage-fotd-swatchesI bought Chanel Le Vernis Taboo for AUD$39 and Rose Sauvage Glossimer for AUD$46 in Australia. They are available here and here in the US.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Natasha May 31, 2013 at 10:41 am

you look cute in the selfie. Love the lip gloss on you!


ra June 1, 2013 at 10:09 pm

You look so fresh and young. It’s like you age 16. Lol 🙂


ra June 1, 2013 at 10:11 pm

Sorry I forgot to ask, is the shimmer visible without sunshine, spotlights or flash? Thank you


Reika June 2, 2013 at 2:55 pm

I assume you mean the shimmer of nailpolishes? No it’s not that invisible without sunlight unless you look very closely.


ra June 12, 2013 at 8:19 pm

Thank you! I look forward to the UK release.


Zoe Gruss June 3, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Two beautiful products! I especially love the colour of the nail varnish – it is the perfect autumn/winter shade!


Eta June 19, 2013 at 10:57 am

after seeing your post, I picked this one up from the store immediately – or so I had thought, lol. Turns out I choose 175 instead which is a lot brighter and has gorgeous purple/gold multishimmer, gosh what a shade, it might be my new favorite.

Thank you for your excellent posts lately!


Reika June 23, 2013 at 4:01 am

Thank you! I’ll check out 175 when I get a chance 🙂 I am so in love with Chanel glossimers lately!


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