Oct 172010

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.

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  4 Responses to “Chanel Holiday 2010: Pink Pulsion Glossimer”

  1. I purchased this over the weekend and I *love* this shade. It is one of the most stunning pinks I have ever seen on my lips (and I love pink). I don’t mind the sheerness, I love Glossimers for the sparkle they have but the Extrait de Glosses are for days when I don’t want sparkle =D. As always, thanks for posting this Amy, I look forward to them!

  2. I think you may have saved me some $$ Amy!! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  3. I didn’t think I’d like Pink Pulsion until I actually tried it. And what a pleasant surprise it turned out to be! My lips are a medium rose color to begin with, so Pink Pulsion’s sheerness was not an issue for me. Applied over my natural lip color, it gives a look of depth and sparkle that is quite glam.

  4. I didn’t think I would like this shade. I thought it would either be too sheer or too bright but I was pleasantly surprised! It gives my lips a nice color and it’s not sheer on me. It’s a nice pink that actually looks nice on me for a change!

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