Guerlain Nuit Merveilleuse (903) Le Vernis

Guerlain Nuit Merveilleuse (903) Vernis ($26.00 for 0.34 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark, violet purple with fine, multi-colored shimmer (mostly pink and lighter purple). Rescue Beauty Lounge Pause (LE, $20.00) is more pigmented (95% similar). Anna Sui Minnie Mouse Midnight Purple (200) (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Illamasqua Poke (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Zoya Belinda (P, $9.00) is darker (85% similar). Zoya Suri (P, $9.00) is darker, more pigmented, better quality (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Guerlain Nuit Merveilleuse (903) Vernis
Guerlain Le Vernis Nail Lacquer Nuit Merveilleuse (903)
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
89%

Guerlain Merveilleux Rose (867) Rouge G Lipcolor

Guerlain Merveilleux Rose (867) Rouge G Lipcolor ($55.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium, rosy pink with warm undertones and a soft, luminous sheen. MAC Mystical (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Streak (DC, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Tarte Tulip (P, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC Grande Dame (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, darker, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Out for Passion (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cortado (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Lettre (216) (P, $37.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Shiseido Coral Shore (RD309) (P, $28.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Liar (P, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). MAC Finally Free (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Estee Lauder Dynamic (P, $30.00) is lighter (85% similar). Givenchy Corail Decollete (303) (P, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Guerlain Merveilleux Rose (867) Rouge G Lipcolor
Guerlain Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color Merveilleux Rose (867)
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
96%

Guerlain Ors et Merveilles Eyes & Blush Palette

Guerlain Ors et Merveilles Eye & Blush Palette ($90.00 for 0.40 oz.) includes five eyeshadows housed in the top tier and then four blushes hidden beneath it in the lower tier. I’m not a fan of the blush formula they use in these tiered palettes, and I’m even less of a fan of the fact that the pans are tiny (even the “large” ones)–an eye brush just comfortably fits in the smallest pans, so you can imagine what a pain it is to dip a blush brush just into one shade (better to think of them as duos or even a single shade, perhaps). The blush formula is on the drier, dustier side and has lesser color payoff, though it is somewhat buildable. I like the eyeshadow formula a lot more, but the colors are dupable, typical for holiday (not really a bad thing, but it’s less tempting for some), and even more, more similar than not to last year’s holiday palette as well. That being said, the eyeshadows weren’t good enough to make up for the subpar blush performance this year.

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Guerlain Ors et Merveilles Eye & Blush Palette
Guerlain Eyes & Blush Palette Ors et Merveilles
B-
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
80%
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5 Faves: Glossy Lipsticks for Fall 2015

My favorite kind of finish on lipstick is something that’s luminous with slight pearl–a glossier finish one but one that doesn’t wear away in a nanosecond. Here are some of my favorites for fall!

  1. Givenchy Nude Guipure — a light pink
  2. Bobbi Brown Neutral Rose — a subdued pink
  3. Too Faced Melted Villain — a glossy purple
  4. Too Faced Pink Chocolate — a glossy pink-plum
  5. Guerlain Garconne — a glossy red

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5 Faves: Pearl Lipsticks for Fall 2015

If you prefer your lip color with a little shimmer, this top five might be right up your alley! 🙂 Today’s picks feature my favorites for fall with a pearly twist.

  1. Estee Lauder Heavenly — a gold-shimmered coral
  2. Chanel Antoinette — a gold-shimmered copper-brown
  3. Guerlain Gracia — a pearly plum
  4. Guerlain Air Kiss — a sparkly muted plum
  5. Too Faced Metallic Jelly — a pearly berry-purple