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Guerlain Fancy Kiss & Kiss Blossom KissKiss Lipsticks

Guerlain Fancy Kiss KissKiss Lipstick
Guerlain Fancy Kiss KissKiss Lipstick

Guerlain Fancy Kiss KissKiss Lipstick ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft, medium coral with warm, orange tones and a natural sheen. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a smooth, lightweight texture that had moderate slip. It’s a very comfortable formula to wear as it was moderately hydrating over time, but the wear time was three and a half hours and a smidgen of color pulled into the more obvious lip lines on my bottom lip. MAC Style Surge (P, $23.00) is darker (95% similar). Buxom Coral Confession (P, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Understudy (114) (DC, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Solar Affair (LE, $52.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Centifolia (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Buxom Two-Timer (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Retro Coral (P, $35.00) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Heavenly (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Dior Grege 1947 (169) (P, $35.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). Make Up For Ever Poppy Orange (301) (P, $24.00) is brighter (80% similar). Smashbox Nude Beach (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Guerlain Kiss Blossom KissKiss Lipstick ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft, medium rosy pink with warmer undertones and fine silver pearl. It had semi-opaque color coverage, and while the texture didn’t tug and still felt smooth/slightly wet as I maneuvered it across my lips, it was one of the more unflattering Guerlain lipsticks I’ve tried–it seemed to accentuate lip lines and the texture of my lips. The color wore for three and a half hours and was very lightly hydrating. Estee Lauder Bold Innocent (210) (P, $32.00) is cooler (95% similar). Estee Lauder Sweet Sinner (P, $32.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Bonsai Bloom (LE, $20.00) is less pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ansel (DC, $35.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Only You (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Rose Dipped (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jake (P, $35.00) is darker (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Dark Pink Frost (P, $0.99) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Rush (DC, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Venus Rising (05) (LE, $53.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel Roussy (426) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, darker, glossier (85% similar). Chanel Conte (202) (P, $37.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Douglas (P, $35.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Little Buddha (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Guerlain KissKiss Lipstick ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to have a “lip-shaping and plumping effect” from hyaluronic acid spheres and “incredibl[e] hydration” with a “fine, even, and rich creamy texture … with impeccable hold.” They’re a lightweight, very creamy and fairly emollient/slippery formula that’s lightly hydrating and gives lips a smoother appearance. I find that they have more color and less slip compared to Shine Automatiques but more slip and shine than Rouge Automatiques. They’re lighter-weight, more emollient, and less hydrating than Rouge Gs. They wear longer than Shine Automatiques but shorter than Rouge Automatiques and Rouge Gs. If you like the shine and shimmer of the Shine Automatique range but want more color coverage, then this might be the right formula for you. If you prefer the wear and hold of Rouge Gs, this formula is noticeably different. The lipsticks are violet-scented but have no discernible taste.

Guerlain KissKiss Lipstick Fancy Kiss
Fancy Kiss
Fancy Kiss
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
Guerlain KissKiss Lipstick Kiss Blossom
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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Guerlain Pause d’Ete Terracotta Bronzing Powder Duo

Guerlain Pause d'Ete Terracotta Bronzing Powder Duo
Guerlain Pause d’Ete Terracotta Bronzing Powder Duo

Guerlain Pause d’Ete Terracotta Bronzing Powder Duo ($82.00 for 0.60 oz.) swirls together to create a warmer, medium orange-brown hue with a frosted shimmer. The gold is an overspray (which I tried to remove, but a bit of it lingered), while the browner shade is a medium-dark, golden brown, and the center shade was a light-medium coral-orange. Too Faced Luminous Peach (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Esoteric (LE, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Trace Gold (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Terra India (LE, $53.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Suqqu Hanachaori (02) (P, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Linda (LE, $23.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Angelique (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Clinique Golden Glow (P, $27.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Center of the Universe (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Perfectly Poised (Outer) (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It is housed in a wooden compact where the top lifts off completely and is held on by magnets. If you have a very small, tapered face brush, you could use the two shades separately, but it will be hard to avoid dipping into the other shade if you use an average-sized cheek brush. The powder is fragranced with “notes of orange blossom, tonka bean, vanilla, and white musk,” and it is heavily scented, but it wasn’t that noticeable applied. The texture of the bronzer was a little firmer but smooth, while the center shade softer and looser, so I felt like when I swirled my brush in the pan, I always got more of the center shade on the brush than the bronzing component. The powder applied well, blended nicely, and was easy to use; the shimmer didn’t emphasize pores or the skin’s natural texture. On me, it wore for eight hours.

Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder Duo 2016 Pause d'Ete
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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Guerlain My Terracotta Summer Collection for Summer 2016

Guerlain My Terracotta Summer Collection for Summer 2016
Guerlain My Terracotta Summer Collection for Summer 2016

Feel the sun with Terracotta Bronzing Powder by Guerlain. It naturally reproduces the varying shades of the sun, giving your complexion an instant natural glow with one quick, easy motion any time of the year.

The Details

Pause d'Ete Collector Bronzing Powder Duo, $82.00 (Limited Edition)

This limited-edition bronzing powder duo by Guerlain combines the brand’s best-selling Terracota shade 03 Natural Brunettes, which naturally warms all complexions, and the It-color for summer, a pink with a slight gold shimmer to illuminate your tan. It’s housed in a luxurious, environmentally sound wooden compact (using wood from PEFC-approved sustainably managed forests) and features a wide mirror. Its colors can either be blended together to warm the complexion and enhance the natural radiance of your tan or applied separately to achieve your desired intensity. The powder is fragranced with notes of orange blossom, tonka bean, vanilla and white musk.

KissKiss Shaping Cream Lip Color, $37.00 (Limited Edition)

KissKiss Shaping Cream Lip Color is enriched with plumping hyaluronic acid spheres to help your pout regain its fullness and softness. Added commiphora oil smoothes while mango butter hydrates and added notes of vanilla and violet leave you with a delicate scent. The satin-finish color comes packaged in a simply chic curvaceous tube case that’s a work of art in its own right.

  • Fancy Kiss (342) Coral
  • Kiss Blossom (367) Pink

My Terracotta Summer Bronzing Powder, $53.00 (Limited Edition)

Feel the sun with Terracotta Bronzing Powder by Guerlain. It naturally reproduces the varying shades of the sun, giving your complexion an instant natural glow with one quick, easy motion any time of the year. Its formula is enriched with moisturizing ingredients and won’t dry out the skin, while ultrafine pigments provide a very natural result with a nude skin-effect finish. It’s neither too powdery nor too shiny, embracing all the contours of your face. The powder is fragranced with notes of orange blossom, tonka bean, vanilla and white musk. In 02 Naturel Blondes.

L'Eau Hâlée' Tinted Cooling Water, $54.00 (Limited Edition)

Guerlain Terracotta L’Eau Hâlée is the brand’s first tinted cooling water that instantly recreates a natural, sun-kissed complexion. Its fine texture and universal color quickly melts onto the skin, allowing for multiple applications to suit every skin tone. Its formula includes a unique combination of pigments to banish dullness and leave your complexion glowing. The product won’t rub off or transfer onto clothing and its tiare flower fragrance leaves behind a gentle scent on your skin, instantly sweeping you away to an exotic, far-off paradise.

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Guerlain Carousel Meteorites Pearls

Guerlain Carousel Meteorites Pearls
Guerlain Carousel Meteorites Pearls

Guerlain Carousel Meteorites Pearls ($62.00 for 0.80 oz.) is supposed to be a mix of “fuchsia,” “soft mauve,” “sunny yellow,” and “pearlescent white” that can be dusted all-over the face. It’s a light, pastel-ish pink with fine gold and champagne micro-shimmer. Guerlain Happy Glow Pearls (LE, $74.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek First Love (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, more pigmented (90% similar). NARS Cheek Studio I (LE, $30.00) is more pigmented (90% similar). NYX Pastel Chic (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Pearl Blossom (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Clear Radiance (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Ethereal Glow (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Kat Von D Clyde (Light) (P, ) is more pigmented (90% similar). Kat Von D Gomez (Light) (P, ) is less shimmery, more pigmented (85% similar). Urban Decay X-Rated (P, $26.00) is more pigmented, cooler (85% similar). Zoeva Gentle Touch (P, $11.80) is darker, more pigmented (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Guimauve (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

I wasn’t able to wear this all-over, because as soon as I did, it looked like I had applied pink blush all-over my face–and I absolutely used a finishing brush with this and lightly swept everything on. It worked better as a subtler blusher on my skin tone (light-medium with light yellow undertones), so I’ll be curious to hear from others on how they’re using it and what their complexion is. If you have more naturally pink-toned skin, it might work better all-over for your complexion than it did on me. It seemed more pigmented, which may be why the pink tone was more obvious when dusted all-over. The consistency is soft, smooth, and silky, as other Meteorite Pearls have been. Meteorite Pearls are usually intended to be used as a finishing, all-over powder, though this edition says it can be used as a setting powder (to improve hold) as well. It extended the wear of my base by maybe a half hour, but it didn’t have major impact on longevity. It does, however, produce a soft glow that looks very natural without being shimmery or metallic on the skin for eight hours.

Guerlain Meteorites Pearls Carousel
Carousel
Carousel
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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Guerlain Carousel Meteorites Pearls for Spring/Summer 2016

Guerlain Carousel Meteorites Pearls for Spring/Summer 2016
Guerlain Carousel Meteorites Pearls for Spring/Summer 2016

During summertime, Guerlain Météorites Pearls are reinvented in delicate, pastel colors. This limited-edition skin-enhancing harmony gently fades away imperfections and gives your complexion a fresh glow. Fuchsia revives; soft mauve catches the light; sunny yellow fights dullness; and pearlescent white reflects the light. Innovative stardust technology transforms UV rays into visible, soft-focus, perfect light, while the mix of harmonious shades tailors luminosity to your skin tone.

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The Details

Meteorites Pearls, $62.00 (Limited Edition)

  • Carousel Fuchsia, soft mauve, sunny yellow, pearlescent white

Guerlain Blackjack & Khaki Driver Kohl Contour Eye Pencil

Guerlain Blackjack Kohl Contour Eye Pencil
Guerlain Blackjack Kohl Contour Eye Pencil

Guerlain Kohl Contour Eye Pencil ($31.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a new formula launching this spring, which will be available in five shades. I tried two of the five, which are reviewed below. The formula is supposed to be long-wearing, water-resistant, creamy, and pigmented. This pencil will need to be sharpened and includes one with the pencil. They’re an average eyeliner; not bad, not ground-breaking–the wear is decent but pigmentation could be better. The texture is a cross between creamy and waxy, so they glide well but still deposit even, smooth color without a lot of work.

Guerlain Blackjack Kohl Contour Eye Pencil ($31.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium-dark black with a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage and lasted for eight hours on me. The consistency was creamy and smooth enough to glide on easily. Colour Pop Swerve (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, less glossy (95% similar). Colour Pop Swerve (P, $5.00) is cooler (95% similar). Guerlain Black Jack (01) (P, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M10 Matte Black (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Smolder (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Buxom Call Me (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Blacktrack (P, $16.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Stila Stingray (P, $22.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Black Brilliance (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Midnight (LE, $15.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M10 Matte Black (P, ) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Black Black (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Absolute Black (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Black Velvet (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Superfly (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Engraved (P, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Graphblack (P, $17.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Too Faced Perfect Black (P, $18.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Guerlain Khaki Driver Kohl Contour Eye Pencil ($31.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark olive green with warm undertones and fine gold sparkle. It had semi-sheer color payoff in one pass, which was buildable to fully opaque color with three layers (this one is best applied in back-and-forth motions). The texture was smooth, creamy, and didn’t tug at the lash line. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. MAC Army Style (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Roof Top Party (P, $10.00) is warmer (85% similar). Sephora Snakeskin Dress (17) (DC, $10.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Forever Green (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty O(vert) (56) (P, $25.00) is darker (80% similar). bareMinerals 10AM (LE, $15.00) is darker (80% similar). L'Oreal Green Ivy (270) (P, $8.99) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Guerlain Kohl Contour Eye Pencil Blackjack
Blackjack
Blackjack
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
Guerlain Kohl Contour Eye Pencil Khaki Driver
7.5
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
78%
Total

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