Chanel Glossimer in Pensee (277) is the third and last item I picked from Chanel Summer 2011, Collection les Fleurs d'Ete. Out of the three Glossimers offered in the summer collection, Pensee is the brightest and most color saturated. The other two, Aurore and Pink Peony, are very pretty but too light and pink for me. Pensee, with its bright fruit punch almost coral hues is enough of a departure from my normal comfort zone. But since it is a lip gloss and sheer enough I figured there won't be an issue pulling it of.
I was right. Pensee might be almost be guava-colored (sorry, I have guavas on my mind because of an upcoming perfume review), but it's also happy, wearable and adds just enough color and brightness to a summer makeup look. My lips are naturally almost purple in color, so they probably somewhat neutralize the gloss' brightness and make it into a lovely pop of color. Fans of Chanel Glossimer usual texture will not be disappointed- the gloss is soft, non-sticky and very moisturizing. The first time I used it I thought there was some grittiness from the shimmer particles (it's not really glitter, though). It was either my own lips or I just got used to it, because I no longer feel it.
Bottom Line: summer love.
Chanel Pensee Glossimer Summer 2011 ($28.50) is a limited edition color. Available now at the counters and from Chanel.com.
This concludes my Chanel Summer 2011 reviews, but if you're a member of The Non-Blonde Facebook group, you already know there's more Chanel coming up here- all approved by Sophie.
All photos are mine.