As soon as I saw the beautiful shade of the Chanel Calypso Glossimer from their Summer 2012 Summertime de Chanel collection and heard that is one of their more pigmented Glossimer shades I knew it needed to be mine. I am a big fan of Glossimers but in particular the more pigmented versions that stand on their own and are more than simply a lipstick topper. I have noticed however, that with their more recent releases there seems to be an issue with residual glitter on your lips (and sometimes even migrated around your lips) after the gloss has wore off. The lovely effect of these glosses has me ignoring that annoyance for the time being though. 😉
Calypso is pretty much a straight up orange gloss but the pink reflective shimmer gives it a coral hue. It is also infused with gold shimmer. It is pigmented enough to offer a nice amount of colour on it’s own but by no means opaque or intense. I am looking forward to seeing the effect of layering this shade over not just corals in my lipstick collection, but pinks as well.
I’m very happy with my purchase. Another much loved Glossimer in my collection. I purchased this online at Neiman Marcus.