Needless to say, when this popped up online this year, I snatched it up without reservation. I'm going to be frank and admit: I LOVE Chanel glossimers. I think they are hands down one of, if not, the best lipglosses in the industry. They are not sticky, do not reek of fragrance, and are so flattering both by themselves or layered over a lipstick. So if you ask me whether or not you need this set, my answer will be a biased yes.
This year's set retails for $51USD and comes with a full size Muscat Glossimer, Wild Rose Glossimer, a Chanel sharpener, black glossy bag, and a deluxe size lip pencil in Nude.
Following the gold theme for this year, both the box and the Chanel cosmetics bag zipper is gold. I am quite fond of this bag as it's oh so glossy and chic.
Inside the cosmetics bag are the lip products house in a very interesting foam packaging. One side of the black foam has the 2 glossimers has shown below:
Wild Rose is the rosy pink glossimer and the lighter pink is Muscat.
On the other side of the same foam package are the sharpener and the lip pencil in Nude.
Both of the sharpener and lip pencil have the gold Chanel brand printed on them. The sharpener is made in Germany and I believe the pencil is from France.
This is how the packaging looks like on the side. It reminds me a lot of a blackboard eraser for some reason. I think this is due to the thick foam on both sides!
Nude lip pencil is a bit mis-leading because the color is far from "nude". It is a dark rose with a tad of brown in the swatch. However, when I used this to line my lips before applying Wild Rose, it becomes this medium rose that's quite flattering. The gloss goes on opaque and does not feel drying.
Muscat Glossimer is a rather complex color to photograph. In the tube, it looks like a light pink with shimmer. On my hand, it is a sheer pale beige with shimmer. On the lips, I get a beige-pink because of the medium pink shimmer in the gloss. I like this best paired with Nude lip pencil or with any pink lipstick. By itself, you get a slight nude pink lip. This color is a re-promote from Nordstrom's Anniversary sale.
Wild Rose Glossimer is right up my alley. It's a soft rosy muted MLBB color with silver shimmer. This color can be used by itself or on top of the Nude lip pencil. The color is flattering with a smokey or neutral eye combo.
Overall, I think this is a great holiday set. Each individual glossimer costs $27USD so you're already saving $3USD with this set, and you get the pouch + lip pencil + sharpener. For those who are deal seekers like myself who took advantage of Sak's 10% cosmetics sale, the set comes out to be $45.90USD. Do the math and you'll end up paying $22.95USD for each full size glossimer + the extra goodies. I think it's an awesome deal for Chanel glossimer fans like myself. I do recommend checking this out at your local Chanel counters (Nordstrom, Saks Fifth, Nieman Marcus, Macys, Bergdoff Goodman) and at least try on the colors before they all disappear.
Have you tried Chanel Glossimers before? What's your HG lipgloss?