Guerlain Rendez-vous (762) Shine Automatique Lipstick

Guerlain Rendez-vous (762) Shine Automatique Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a cool-toned, medium pink with blue undertones and a soft, pearly pink shimmer-sheen. MAC Love Long Distance is cooler-toned. Guerlain Rose Piquant is less cool-toned, milkier. Revlon Strawberry Shortcake is much cooler-toned, almost lavender in comparison. Chanel Charme is a touch lighter. MAC Cheers All Around is a bit warmer.

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Guerlain Rendez-vous (762) Shine Automatique Lipstick
Guerlain Shine Automatique Lip Color Rendez-vous
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
7
Application
4.5
Total
87%

Lynnderella Gingerbread Hearts Nail Lacquer

Lynnderella Gingerbread Hearts Nail Lacquer ($22.50 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as containing “metallic gingerbread coloured glitter decorated with flat colour red, white, blue, pink and green glitter in a clear base.” It has small, medium, and large square gold glitters, plus large diamond-shaped white glitter, along with multi-sized orange and green hexagons. All of the glitters are suspended in a clear base.

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Lynnderella Gingerbread Hearts Nail Lacquer

Lynnderella Gingerbread Hearts Nail Lacquer

B
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
3.5
Total
83%

Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm

Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm ($34.00 for 1.18 oz.) is described as a “beauty balm that minimizes pores, lines, wrinkles, and redness instantly” plus “significantly firmer, more-lifted skin in eight weeks.” This is really not a tinted moisturizer, sheer foundation, or the like; the coverage is described as “translucent” once it dries down. Instead of tinting, it’s supposed to “[diffuse] light with high-tech pigments.”

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Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm

NYX Dark Glitter (NPS 217) Nail Lacquer

NYX Dark Glitter (NPS 217) Nail Lacquer ($4.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as “black with red flecks.” It looks like a black jelly with large, hexagon-shaped red glitter and smaller bits of red glitter. The finish is interesting, because it has the squishy look of a jelly, but it’s such a dark color that it almost doesn’t seem right!  The one dupe that I know of is Deborah Lippmann’s Ruby Red Slippers–there are really barely-there differences that you’ll likely only find in amount/composition under intense scrutiny.

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NYX Dark Glitter (NPS 217) Nail Lacquer
NYX Salon Formula Nail Polish Dark Glitter
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
90%

Guerlain Cherry Pink (870) Kiss Kiss Gloss

Guerlain Cherry Pink (870) Kiss Kiss Gloss
Guerlain Cherry Pink (870) Kiss Kiss Gloss

A Subtly, Sparkled Pink

Guerlain Cherry Pink (870) Kiss Kiss Gloss ($32.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and silver sparkle. Urban Decay Flushed has no sparkle and is a touch more plum. Bobbi Brown Pink Tulle is similar, perhaps a touch lighter. MAC Fabulous Fun is more fuchsia. Benefit Back to the Fuchsia has fuchsia sparkle.

Between this and Frizzy Mango, the latter is more interesting. It is sparser on the sparkle (I’m thinking it is the “gloss effect” finish, which yields a “subtle sparkling finish”), so you get lots and lots of shine that naturally helps give an illusion of fuller, plumper lips–juicy almost. The color coverage is somewhere between semi-sheer and semi-opaque; my lip freckle is muted noticeably, but there’s translucency to the overall color is the natural lip color will still show through. When I tried it on, Cherry Kiss lasted four hours, and it was incredibly hydrating both during and after wear (no desire to race for the balm).

As advertised, Kiss Kiss Gloss is non-sticky, moisturizing, and has a thicker, cushion/gel-like consistency that doesn’t feel or look heavy on the lips, but it’s not a thin gloss. It comes with a brush-type applicator, and all of the glosses have a sweet, fruity scent. If you’re familiar with Dior’s Ultra Gloss or Hourglass’ Extreme Sheen, both have a similar texture to Guerlain’s Kiss Kiss. Depending on your preference for sheer/opaque gloss and subtle/sparkle-tastic gloss, this may or may not be interesting. Myself, I tend to prefer a really sparkling finish in my gloss, but for every sparkle fiend there is a creamy fiend right around the corner 🙂

Guerlain Kiss Kiss Gloss Cherry Pink
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
94%

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Guerlain Frizzy Mango (849) Kiss Kiss Gloss

Guerlain Frizzy Mango (849) Kiss Kiss Gloss ($32.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a warm coral with gold sparkle. It seemed to have a good balance of pink and orange to create the coral coloring, but if pressed, I would say it leaned orange (more so in the tube than on, given the natural pink tone in most natural lip colors). Bobbi Brown Citrus is a bit darker and has more sparkle. Dior Pink Veil is pinker with silver shimmer. Chanel Coral Reef is comparable, perhaps a bit lighter.

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Guerlain Frizzy Mango (849) Kiss Kiss Gloss
Guerlain Kiss Kiss Gloss Frizzy Mango
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
94%