CHANEL Summer 2012: Glossimer #337 Calypso (swatches & review)
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Continuing with the reveal of my Wedding Anniversary Bounty (begun here), I realized that I also needed to include something for the lips, and as I have a soft spot for CHANEL Glossimers, this stunning shade was definitely calling my name! ‘Calypso’, might mean “to hide from/hidden” in Greek, but I much prefer revealing every brilliant aspect of this tropical beauty!
#337 Calypso is an absolutely gorgeous orange/coral hued gloss, filled with the tiniest glistening shimmer in shades of gold, orange and pink – with perhaps even a speck or two of blue deep within. Considering that this is a gloss, I found the pigment to be rather well saturated throughout, as it leaves a nice veil of colour when applied. With a formula that’s neither thick, overly slippery or too tacky, I believe that this hue will work well with all skin tones, and it won’t settle into any lines like many glosses have a tendency of doing. I generally get at least 2 hours of solid wear with CHANEL Glossimers, and ‘Calypso’ seemed to last a little longer than that; when it finally faded, it left the faintest touch of a delicate sparkle behind, while my lips continued to feel quite nourished and moisturized.
NOTE: I’ve learned over the years, that when using a new CHANEL Glossimer for the first time, you may find that only a small amount of product is released at the onset; the more you continue to use your gloss, the more saturated the spongy tip will become, and deposit more than enough product for a perfect application.
I still get a little thrill looking at those interlocked “C’s”!
the spongy doe-foot wand grabs the perfect amount of product
indoors, natural lighting
Final thoughts: I usually prefer lip glosses over lipstick primarily for their ease of use; one swipe and you’re done, no mirror needed (for the most part – highly pigmented glosses being the exception). CHANEL Glossimers also have the unique advantage of being rather long-lasting, for a gloss, and while applying the term “non-sticky” to a gloss may sound like an oxymoron, I love how ‘Calypso’ stays on the lips until it eventually fades, and doesn’t develop that filmy line along the inner lip that so many other glosses can. Even when it faded away, I was left with the faintest glimmer behind and my lips felt quite moisturized – another plus. The perfect hue for when you want your lips to be the focus, this ‘Calypso’ should definitely never remain hidden!