Like Fuchsia Tweed Blush and Pulsion Nail Polish, Chanel’s Pink Pulsion Glossimer ($27, Levre Scintillantes #247) has a cool pink cast. There is a generous sprinkle of glitter sprinkled through Pink Pulsion to add soft holiday sparkle to the lips.
As with others in the Glossimer line, this imparts a sheer wash of color. Liz and I found that this was a softer, sheer and more glittery version of Chanel’s Extrait de Gloss in Insolence. Here is Chanel Pink Pulsion Glossimer on lips:
Overall, Pink Pulsion is a pleasant addition to Chanel’s Glossimer line. Perhaps now that the Extrait de Gloss line has been released, I am beginning to prefer the Extrait de Gloss formula. I used to think that Glossimers were the only lip gloss that I would ever want to own–I remember loving Twinkle in 2004 more than any other gloss at the time. It had a beautiful peachy-pink color with a lovely touch of gold. By comparison, Pink Pulsion seems more of a sparkle tint. Let me be more clear–Twinkle seemed right for the makeup and clothing of that particular time. I’m sure I would not still be buying Twinkle right now even it if were still available. Today, the Extrait de Gloss line seems more in line with my current makeup and clothing aesthetic. To me, that’s what a fashion accessory (including makeup) is all about.
I would likely go for the Chanel Extrait de Gloss in Insolence over it for my Holiday cool pink of choice. I’m not sure I can articulate exactly why except to say that it makes my lips look better. I probably would not have included this paragraph in my review, except that Liz voiced this same conclusion independently. Of course, I realize that makeup is extremely personal and so you may prefer this sheerer formula.