Another new product caught my eye at the counter, Pink Melon Luminous Gloss, because I am always on the hunt for natural-looking pale pinks... I just can't get enough of them! I had never tried the Luminous Gloss formula, but I was willing to give it a shot. Of course, I completely destroyed my counter's tester! The gloss tube ate all the bristles from the disposable applicator in one fell swoop - one fell swallow? - and I pulled the applicator back out of the tube to find nothing but a thin tube of white plastic. Oops. So I bought that one without even testing it on my lips, partially out of pure embarrassment. I'm glad I did though, because I ADORE it and now I want to try the Luminous Glosses in more shades!
From left to right here, we have Daphne, Rose Delice, and Pink Melon:
And here you can see each of them on my lips, in the same order as above, in different FOTD looks:
|Daphne Lip Chic|
|Rose Delice Lip Chic|
|Pink Melon Luminous Lip Gloss, when my lips are "normal"|
|Pink Melon Luminous Lip Gloss immediately after lip exfoliation, which makes my lips|
much rosier - I imagine it would look more like this on very pigmented lips!
Some of my long-time readers may remember that, several years ago, I once professed love for Chantecaille's Brilliant Gloss formula (link here). While I still think this is a nice formula, my tastes and the way I feel about makeup have evolved over the years, and it is no longer my favorite. The Brilliant Glosses are as non-sticky as they come, which is nice when you have long hair, but it significantly reduces their wear time. They are also incredibly sheer.
I find that these days I prefer thicker and longer-wearing gloss formulas, along the lines of MAC Lipglasses, Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Glosses (another product I reviewed years ago!), Le Metier de Beaute Lip Cremes, and now that I've discovered them, Chantecaille Luminous Glosses. I also tend to prefer glosses that provide more opaque color, though my collection demonstrates to me that I will accept a few exceptions! Of course, my all-time favorite formula now is Yves Saint Laurent Glossy Stains, but they are a completely different animal in my eyes due to their staining capacity and I hate to lump them in the same boat as "normal" lip glosses. (Really need to swatch all of my Glossy Stains soon! I am such a bum!)
Anyway, I digress. I am thrilled with all three of my new Chantecaille lip products, and I will be sure to check out more Luminous Gloss shades in the future. What do you think of these shades, readers? I can't wait until the weather warms up - I think Rose Delice will be a summer favorite of mine, for sure!