Espiegle: I simply cannot resist pretty peach blushes! This is a lovely pale warm peach with subtle gold shimmer. It's very similar to Chanel Reflex, but just a touch lighter. I think if you have Reflex you probably don't need this (I swiped one on each cheek and they're virtually identical), but if you're looking for a softer version of Reflex, or just want a versatile shimmery peach blush, this is it.
In Love: This is sooooo pretty in the pan but I'm not sure why it didn't show up on me the same way. On my pale skin it's very warm and peachy instead of coral. While I do like peach blushes I was hoping this would show up the way it looks in the pan. I don't have the pigmentation problems others have had, but it could be because I'm fair so I don't need much product to have some color show up. Given the price, it's important to try this on before you buy to see if/how it looks on you.
Reflex*: I kept putting off buying this since I didn't want to get hooked on Chanel blushes, but found out it was getting discontinued (at least in the U.S.) so I had to buy it before it was gone. I'm so glad I did too, I really should have gotten it sooner. It's a beautiful glowy warm peach that looks great on its own on my fair skin or with bronzer underneath. It's pigmented enough to show up on medium and dark skintones too. I swapped for the Euro version and in my opinion it's identical to the U.S. version both in the pan and on my skin. Unfortunately now I'm addicted and need more Chanel blushes!
Absolu Topaze: This is part of the 2007 Gemstones collection. At first I thought this looked way too orange, but then once I swatched it in good lighting I discovered it's a lovely medium peach with a subtle metallic sheen. As with all Rouge Allures the texture is excellent - lots of color but feels lightweight and is long-lasting. If you love peach lipstick, definitely get this.
Biarritz: I bought this when it first came out and never got around to reviewing it! It's a sheer true peach with microglitter, perfect for spring and summer. I'm not crazy about the glitter since once the color wears off the glitter is still there, plus it makes the lipstick ever so slightly gritty, but overall it's a gorgeous, wearable shade that would suit lots of skin tones.
Exotic: This is a very bright, heavily pigmented coral-orange shade without shimmer. It's a bit much for my fair skin but with bronzer I can make it work. Still, I think it's best suited for medium to darker skintones. The staying power is excellent and the color didn't bleed. And since I'm a sucker for packaging I couldn't resist the sleek black tube's nifty spring mechanism and engraved lettering on the lipstick itself. Overall it's a unique shade with great pigmentation, so if you think you can pull off such a bright color, go for it.
Flash Quartz: I love this color - it's somehow a slightly metallic pink without being frosty. Since it's not overly cool (in fact, I think it's on the warmer side) and nicely pigmented, any skintone should be able to wear this. As with the other Rouge Allures the texture is long-lasting and slightly creamy. It was part of the Limited Edition Gemstones collection, but worth tracking down.
Jamaica: Gorgeous shade for spring and summer - a sheer, slightly tawny peach with subtle shimmer. I like that it's not gritty like Biarritz and has just a bit more warmth/orange to it. It looks great with my coloring and even better when I'm wearing bronzer, but it's one of those shades that would work on almost any skintone and lip color. Maybe I'm just used to glosses but texture-wise this felt a little dry. Nevertheless it's a beautiful color and well worth the price tag.
Java: This is a beautiful sheer plum with micro glitter. If you're afraid of plums, this would be a great way to try them since it's sheer and would work on a range of skin tones. Texturewise this gets a little gritty sometimes because of the glitter but overall it's a great color and formula.
Malta: I was on the fence about buying this but I'm glad I did. It's a pinkish-nude in the tube and is loaded with gold shimmer, so on my unpigmented lips it shows up ever so slightly peachy. It's an odd shade (pink, nude, gold all mixed together) so at first I was stumped as to what to pair it with, but I found it looks great with nude blush and beige or taupe eye shadow. If you want a subtle color with a little sparkle, this is perfect.
Phi-Phi: I'm surprised by how much I'm loving this. At first I thought it was just a nice pink - worth keeping but not anything spectacular. But the more I wear it the more I love it. It looks like a plain medium-toned pink in the tube, but it goes on a lovely sheer rose with a hint of shimmer. It's perfect for spring, and I can also see this paired with icy white or silver eye shadow and pink cheeks for a wintery ice-princess look. Unless you're very warm-toned or have very pigmented lips this will work with your coloring.
Peregrina: This is so pretty for spring and summer - gorgeous pinky peach with soft shimmer that goes equally well with peach or pink/coral blushes. I also think it would be flattering on almost any skin tone. This is my first Rouge Coco and I really like the texture. It's sheer but buildable and doesn't feel too drying. Looking forward to buying more of these.
Rebelle: Maybe it's the name "Rebelle", maybe it's the fact that it's Chanel, but this is possibly the chicest red lipstick I've ever seen - it's understated Parisian glam in a tube. Wear it with neutral eye shadow and a little black liner along with a cute striped shirt, and you'll instantly feel as though you should be strolling along the Seine. It's a vibrant cherry red that's suitable for even the fairest of skin tones, and would be equally flattering on darker skin as well. While the Rouge Coco Shine formula doesn't wear as well as that of the Rouge Allures for me, the shine and balm-like texture are worth it.
Bronze Crystal: This was released with the 2007 Holiday collection. This is really similar to Pin-Up - same thick texture, same amount of gold frost - but with a pale bronze undertone rather than peachy-pink. I'm fair-skinned and I find it looks best mixed with a peachy or beige lipstick or gloss, although it can be worn on its own.
Coral Reef: This is a gorgeous sheer peachy pink shade with gold shimmer. It's pale but not frosty and looks great with melon or coral blush and gold eyeshadow, but it's subtle enough to be worn with many different colors. Texture is excellent too, not gritty like some of the more frosty, shimmery glossimers (Pin-Up, Brilliance). I admit it's not as pigmented as I was hoping, but when I looked at it on my lips I realized I love the subtlety of it. I'm fair-skinned with very pale mauvey lips and it works on me, and I think it would be even more flattering on medium skintones and more pigmented lips.
Dragee: Very happy with this, too bad it's a European exclusive shade. It's a milky, slightly warm pale pink with no shimmer. It looks great with smokey eyes but I also like to wear it with bright pink blush and light grey or shimmery white shadow on eyes. This would probably suit pale-skinned people best but it's sheer enough to be flattering on a range of skintones.
Ginger: It's a crime that this glossimer isn't sold in the U.S. It's a stunning shimmery golden peach with the perfect amount of pigment. It doesn't have that slightly gritty, thick texture that Pin-Up has, and none of the gold frost. I'm pale and it looks great on me, but I honestly can't think of a skin tone that this wouldn't be flattering on.
Glow: This looks like a reddish pink in the tube but goes on extremely sheer - it barely showed up on my very non-pigmented lips. On me it's a nice shimmery MLBB pink shade, but nothing all that interesting. It's a nice shade but if your lips are pigmented you may want to test it before buying to make sure it shows up.
Magnifique: One of Chanel's prettiest glossimers! It's a gorgeous shimmery cool pink with a hint of rose. It's not too bright or bubblegummy (more subtle than Chanel's Pink Ribbons glossimer, not as fuchsia or bright as MAC's Pink Poodle lip glass), just a lovely cool rosy pink. And since it's relatively opaque it'll show up on pigmented lips. The shimmer is excellent too, just enough to make your lips sparkle and not frosty at all. As with almost all glossimers the texture is a bit sticky but long-lasting. Overall it's a beautiful and unique shade, one of the best pinks to come along in a while.
Nakkar: I'm so glad Chanel releases its spring collections in January because this is the perfect antidote to the winter blues. It's a gorgeous strawberry pink with gold shimmer that would flatter nearly any skintone. It's bright but somewhat sheer so it's not over the top, and the gold shimmer really complements the color. Go buy a tube for an instant pick-me-up!
Nougat: This is one of those colors that looks different on everyone depending on your lip color. In the tube it's a shimmery beigey nude with the tiniest hint of pink, but on me, since my lips are pale and mauvey, it shows up much cooler and pinker than in the tube. I wanted something slightly more golden and warm. It's a pretty shade, but be sure to take your natural lip color into account before buying.
Pink Ribbons: This is a gorgeous cool pink shade with shimmer. In the tube it looks very bright and almost identical to MAC Pink Poodle lip gloss, but on the lips it's a bit sheerer and has a prettier sheen to it. Because it's sheer I think it would be flattering on a lot of skin tones and lip colors.
Sarong: This is a great pinky-nude with soft shimmer that would suit pretty much any skintone. In the tube it looks very similar to Stila Cinnamon lip glaze, but on the lips it's more pigmented and has the tiniest bit of pink whereas Cinnamon is more beige. If you're wary of nudes for fear of looking washed out, give this a try.
Sensuelle*: This is a shimmery violet with pink undertones. Applied sheerly it gives a nice purple/pink sheen to the lips but it can also be layered for a deeper and more dramatic look. Since it can be applied either way it would suit a variety of skin tones. The texture is excellent, it's not overly thick and frosty like some of the glossimers I've tried. Overall it's a unique color and great product.
Sirop**: Gorgeous sheer warm pink shade with no shimmer. It looks very bright in the tube but it's sheer and not bright at all on the lips. I think this would suit a variety of skin tones as well - warm or cool, fair or dark, this would be great on everyone.
Wild Rose: This is one of the nicest Glossimers Chanel has come out with recently. It's a cross between rose and mauve with a nice amount of shimmer, not on the frosty side like Pin-Up. I love wearing it with pink or lavender blush and grey eye shadow. Since my lips are pale and cool-toned it's the perfect MLBB shade, but if you're warm-toned with pigmented lips this may not be the best color for you. Still, it's a gorgeous shade and unique enough to warrant buying even if you have a ton of other pinky- rose lip glosses (like me!)
Beige Lamé : This is a beautiful shade but just didn't work with my pale coloring and light brown eyes. It looks like a true beige with blue-green microglitter in the pan and when I swatched it on my hand, but on my lids it appeared darker and had a distinct orange undertone, making me look tired and washed out. Not flattering. Oh, and the glitter gets EVERYWHERE unless you use the shadow wet. Paired with a bronzer or peachy blush and nude lips I think this would be gorgeous on blue, green and hazel eyes and slightly medium skin (MAC NC25 or so), but it didn't work for me.
Emerald/Coast: This is an absolutely gorgeous duo and the quality can't be beat. One side is a light taupe shade with silvery undertones and the other is a vibrant green. I had been looking for the perfect green for fall and this is it - not too dark, not too bright and has no olive in it. Both shades have a very silky smooth texture and can be used wet. This one will probably be my favorite because I love the green so much, but I'm definitely getting the others!
Island: I'm loving this shadow much more than I thought I would. It's a beautiful shimmery pink with the slightest hint of peach. To my eye it looks like a cross between Stila Heather and Starlight. It makes a stunning glowy wash but you could apply darker colors in the crease - dark brown, copper or even green would look great with it. On my NC20 skin it's a gorgeous my-lids-but-better shade but since it's a fairly neutral color it should work on everyone. I love pairing this with just a tiny bit of black liner and peachy pink cheeks and lips (Nars Orgasm or Cargo the Big Easy for blush, and Chanel Pin-Up or Nars Orgasm for lips.) Pricey but worth every penny!
Jungle: I already own a ton of dark green eyeshadows but this was so pretty I had to buy it. It's a deep forest green with subtle shimmer that looks great wet or dry. This is now my go-to shadow for a green smoky eye!
Mirifique: I love cream products so I had to try out these cream shadows. Mirifique is a true black with silver glitter. While it's not the most unique color (it's identical shade-wise to Laura Mercier's Eclipse mineral eye powder) or versatile (there's no sheering this out - since it's so dark, I'd reserve it for nighttime wear only, or use as a liner) the texture is amazing and unique - very soft and spongy and unlike a lot of cream shadows I've tried. I think the closest thing might be Stila's old mousse shadow pots, but still not the same as those. I used Urban Decay Primer Potion underneath and it stayed put all night. I applied it to go out to dinner and was too lazy to take off my makeup (bad, I know), and the next morning it was still perfect! And I think this is the first glitter eye shadow that doesn't have fallout. Overall, if you want a sooty black that's perfect for a smoky eye or liner and won't budge, this is it.
River/Light: I was a little disappointed with the texture of one of the shadows in this duo. The lighter, mint green side wasn't very pigmented and I had to layer it several times to get it to show up. Using it wet didn't help either. The blue-green side of the duo, however, was silky and pigmented. Used wet it gives a nice iridescent sheen. It's a very bright shade too, perfect for spring (especially paired with Nars Orgasm on cheeks and lips.) While I wasn't thrilled with the lighter side the bluer side was great, so I'd repurchase.
Silvery: This is a sparkly medium-toned silver, not overly dark or light. It's really a perfect shade of silver, but unfortunately not all that unique so I took a lipstick off. I found it to be almost identical to Vincent Longo's Wet Diamond shadow in Concerto, or the middle shade in Stila's Silver Maple trio from fall 2006 - the only difference is the finish (not as sparkly as Longo's and not a smooth metallic like Stila's; it's somewhere in between the two.) But it's a great color with a lovely silky texture so if you don't already own something similar, go for it.
Mat Lumiere: This was just eh for me - not as good as Prescriptives Virtual Matte. It provides medium to full coverage but that's about the only good thing. I found I needed to use a sponge to apply as finger application resulted in a thick, slightly cakey look, and with a brush it looked a bit streaky and really settled into my pores. Plus I was shiny again in a couple of hours using the same powder that I always use on top, whereas with Px Virtual Matte I don't have to touch up for at least 4-5 hours. Finally, this didn't hold up too well. About 8 hours is its limit before it starts to fade - definitely not a foundation to wear on a long day. For shade reference I'm MAC NC20 and I wear the lightest shade in the Chanel - Porcelaine (.5).
Pro Lumiere: This was a nice foundation but I wouldn't recommend it for oily skin. I was lured by the fact that it's oil-free as well as the "semi-matte" finish is promised to give; while I have oily skin I don't want to look overly matte, so I gave it a try. While it does provide a lovely finish right after applying - my skin actually looked glowy, and the medium/full coverage nicely camouflaged any imperfections - I was shiny again within an hour even though I was using the same powder I always do. Also, I couldn't get a good color match. I'm fair and I thought the lightest shade (Nude, .5) would work, but it's actually the tiniest bit too dark. I will say that the packaging is great. While I was wary of using a pump (usually they dispense too much product), this dispenses only a little bit of product at a time so you're never stuck with a huge blob of foundation that you can't possibly use. This is especially important for those like me who don't apply foundation all over their face and only use small amounts where needed. Bottom line: if you have normal to dry skin, definitely give this a try, but for oily-skinned ladies I'd recommend Chanel's Mat Lumiere over this (or even better, Px Virtual Matte). And if you're pale definitely try it on before buying!
*Limited edition and no longer available at counters/online