Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Gorgeous New Product Alert: Chanel Lipstick and Gloss in Bondi

When I heard that Chanel was doing a limited-edition Aqualumiere lipstick and lipgloss named after the beautiful and famous Bondi Beach in Austrailia...I almost hypervenilated. TMI, but my middle name is Bondi! Yes..Logan Bondi..strange, I know!  It is my mother's maiden name and since my family names children's middle names from last names in the family, I realized this lipstick and gloss was for me the minute I read about it.

Cut to the Chanel counter at Nordstrom's and the lady working Shishedo helping us and not knowing what I am talking about when I go to buy. The anticipation was killing me..stupid Chanel lady off somewhere hiding! Well, eventually the two very sweet ladies did find both the lipstick and gloss for us and my mom and I wound up buying both. And let me tell you, I was more than pleasantly surprised when I saw the color. I was prepared for this thing to be a really fug color, and still prepared to buy it because of the name. Uh, Chanel AND my middle name? I'll glop it on and look like a baby prostitute if I get my hands on this. I don't even wear lipstick, but I was a woman on a mission to spend more money on designer makeup I won't use. Don't dare to stop me!

This wasn't the case though. No fug color or baby prostitute makeup for me. It is a beautiful bronzy, rose, neutral color that really would work on everyone. Both are in the Aqualumiere formula, which is the very  sheer wash of color formula from Chanel. If you are looking for a pigmented option, this is not it. But it is so universally gorgeous, I think everyone  might like the gloss or the lipstick. We bought a lipstick to my aunt (a Bondi) that night as a hostess gift for dinner, and my cousin's and I were musing on how pretty it was. Sure, we were excited for the name, but the fact is that my cousin's, aunt, mom and I range in skin tone from the most super fair blonde hair blue eyes (me) to the darkest Mediteranian skin tone/features, brown hair, brown eyes like my cousin...and everything in between. And playing with the lipstick, we all saw that it would work for all of us. This is one of the few items I can say that many skin tones (not just mine) would really like this color.

My particular favorite is the gloss. Mostly because I am a gloss girl, but also because it is slightly lighter in color than the lipstick. Both are flecked with gold shimmer, and it is especially apparent in the gloss, which really lights up the lips.

Bondi Lipstick

Bondi Beach Lipgloss

NOTE:They are pulling a little more orange or coral to me in the flash than I think they are in person. I see them as more neutral than in my camera. 
Lipstick below and gloss above

Again, they are both sheer washes of color, and the lipstick feels more like a gloss stick hybrid than a creamy opaque lipstick. But I think this would be nice for summer or those that don't care for a heavy lipstick. The lipstick also contains SPF 15, so I see it as a perfect idea for summer. They have a bit more color than the swatch shows up on my hand above though. I will add lip pictures later when I throw some makeup on today.

I was told this was being sold for a limited time until May 2nd or so, but I am unsure if this is true or not, but if you are interested, check this out soon ladies. I think it is not to be missed!



lorraine said...

wow! such a pretty color :) love both the lipstick and lipgloss :)

glamour rouge said...

I love them both..gorgeous colours! "baby prostitute" I bet this will look lovely on you x

Marie said...

That's a gorgeous color!:D It's a plus if it goes well on almost all skin tones!:D

Funny Nordstrom lady story, hate when that happens!:D

Hope you are having a lovely Wednesday, Logan!:D
...and everything girly under the sun!

elle said...

pretty. this really reminds me of the nars orgasm set.


Leah said...

Oooh, gorgeous shades!

lovelyviolet5 said...

Both of them look gorgeous and I've heard that channel rocks on their beauty line!Thanks for sharring!!!

Makeup Majesty said...

OMG great post! I really want to check these out - like look really beautiful. I'll let you know if I get one! xoxo

Trish said...

Hey sweetie, this lipstick/glossimer combo looks PERFECT for spring/summer! I just love a pink/nude lip combo and the glossimer adds just enough of a shimmer. What a great find! I am going to check it out today! xoxoxox

The Beautiful and Glammed said...

most gorgeous sheer nude shades, jalouse! amazing blog, definitely be back! Come follow TBAG if you fancy. Bon weekend x

VaidaG said...

Omg first of all - I am so Jealous!!! Chanel practically named a lipstick after you! You're like Lady Gaga to me now! lol
And wow, these colours are really gorgeous. It would really work on every girl... Hm... i wonder if they'll sell it here... And even if they do, the price is going to be ridiculous probably... :( But i'm gonna have to buy it for your honour anyway lol :D

Shell said...

Oh no! I wonder if I missed it! It looks like the perfect color for summer.

LOL @ baby prostitute!

Stopping by to welcome you to SITS!

sibelle said...

i love the colour!

MsHark said...

the color is beautiful! It looks like it would be universally flattering too. BTW I think your name is so unique and pretty! love it!


UrbanMermaid said...

ooh i love the colour!! very coral-y and perfect for summer. I have to get this one :P xoxo

Kittynail said...

The lipgloss looks really pretty! Love it!

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Ashley said...

Ooh pretty! I love that lippie.