Alright, I've had these for a hundred years but thought I'd swatch them. I only have 2 Chanel Levres Scintillantes (who names these things, yeesh) Glossimer glosses in the shades Unity (medium toned burgundy shimmer) and Pagoda (rosey plum shimmer). I like them both, but the tops of the tubes tend to gum up, so they're not my fave. But they're Chanel so I don't toss them. Weird huh?
L to R: Unity and Pagoda
Swatches below, same order.
I do like these glosses and would like to get a few more. Aragonite, Galactic, and Nakkar are on my watch list. They have a medium to thick texture but aren't sticky at all. I think the shimmer is very packed but isn't gritty, so you get a really nice coverage and complex shade, but aren't dealing with it sliding or fading in 10 minutes. Mine hold up for at least 3 hours and most of the time I forgo lipstick. These aren't duped often, so usually the ones on Ebay are legit and cost around $18.99 for Buy It Now. That's how I got these. I try to avoid the Chanel counter at Nordstrom because I know I'll cave and come home broke. When I think MAC is expensive, I go to Chanel and suddenly, all is right with the world :)
Overall opinion: Excellent color payoff, beautiful shimmery finish, and very wearable texture. No real fragrance or flavor (a plus). Can be expensive, but it's Chanel- it makes up for it in sheer snob appeal.
Do you have any Chanel? If anyone comments and says they have bags and clothes and such, I'll weep out of envy.