A glimpse at the lips: Chanel Glossimer in 166 Amour

Flecks of micro glitter swim about Chanel's Amour 166, but it's not in your face; it's reminiscent of a holographic formula.  The light reflecting particles help to enhance the soft coral shade and when you put your lips together you don't feel any grittiness. I added Amour to my rotation a few months ago, but managed to let it slip through the cracks.  It's not because I didn't love it - let's just say my attention span (or lack thereof) got the best of me.

Oh hey, what's over there?

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Chanel's Amour is the grown up sister to MAC's Wonderstruck.  Amour is bigger in size, a touch more expensive, comes with a doe foot applicator (in lieu of a brush) and lacks the vanilla scent.

Ultimately what drew me to buying Amour was the advertising.  I just had to have the colour as seen on the model's lips.  Don't you think it's amazing how well an advertising campaign can drive sales for a brand?

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Touches of Spring, a whiff of the famous Chanel boucle jacket and that doggone bone, er, gloss tightly held between her teeth.  It's mine, not yours!

That war or inner-monologue waged in my head until I decided to make it mine (too).

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I don't get a strong coral hue on my lips thanks to the fact they're pretty pigmented - it's nothing a little foundation can't fix.  Amour sticks around for a solid three hours, unless I decide to eat or drink.  Then, I can most certainly expect the colour to fade away quickly.

Chanel's Glossimer is light, a tad sticky and easy to apply.  Perfect for those days when you just need a little colour to brighten that smile of yours.

The Bagful breakdown:

Total amount for Chanel's Glossimer in 166 Amour:

  • $45.00 AUS / $29.50 USD

Value for money spent (performance and quality):

  • 7 out of 10 bags – pricey for what it is.

Likelihood to purchase again: