Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Guerlain Candy Stripe (468) Gloss d'Enfer Maxi Shine
Guerlain Candy Stripe (468) Gloss d’Enfer Maxi Shine

Guerlain Candy Stripe (468) Gloss d’Enfer Maxi Shine ($30.00 for 0.25 fl. oz.) is warm, coral-red with a very dusting of gold pearl (it looks mostly like a cream applied the shimmer is so fine and sparse). Korres Pomegranate is a touch lighter. Revlon papaya is pinker but similar. MAC Geo Pink has more shimmer. Revlon Strawberry is pinker. Hourglass Nectar is brighter. MAC Viva Glam Cyndi is lighter. Illamasqua Mistress is brighter and bolder.

It had semi-opaque color coverage with some translucency. Candy Stripe applied evenly and smoothly, and it didn’t settle into lip lines because it has such a thin consistency. The gloss feels thin, nearly weightless, and non-sticky. It lasted for four hours well, which is about average. It feels almost gel-like when it’s on, and it has slip, but it doesn’t slide around. My lips, consistently, feel more hydrated after wearing one of Guerlain’s new glosses, and Candy Stripe was no exception. They have a floral-like scent and come in a flat, clear tube with a slanted doe-foot applicator. It has good shine but not quite enough glossiness that it gives lips a fuller appearance.

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My lips, consistently, feel more hydrated after wearing one of Guerlain's new glosses, and Candy Stripe was no exception. It has good shine but not quite enough glossiness that it gives lips a fuller appearance--that's my only criticism.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

5/5

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Guerlain Candy Stripe (468) Gloss d'Enfer Maxi Shine
Guerlain Candy Stripe (468) Gloss d’Enfer Maxi Shine

Guerlain Candy Stripe (468) Gloss d'Enfer Maxi Shine
Guerlain Candy Stripe (468) Gloss d’Enfer Maxi Shine

Guerlain Candy Stripe (468) Gloss d'Enfer Maxi Shine
Guerlain Candy Stripe (468) Gloss d’Enfer Maxi Shine

Guerlain Candy Stripe (468) Gloss d'Enfer Maxi Shine
Guerlain Candy Stripe (468) Gloss d’Enfer Maxi Shine

Guerlain Candy Stripe (468) Gloss d'Enfer Maxi Shine
Guerlain Candy Stripe (468) Gloss d’Enfer Maxi Shine

Guerlain Candy Stripe (468) Gloss d'Enfer Maxi Shine
Guerlain Candy Stripe (468) Gloss d’Enfer Maxi Shine

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $30.00.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

Korres Pomegranate is a touch lighter. Revlon papaya is pinker but similar. MAC Geo Pink has more shimmer. Revlon Strawberry is pinker. Hourglass Nectar is brighter. MAC Viva Glam Cyndi is lighter. Illamasqua Mistress is brighter and bolder.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Urban Decay Bourbon Eyeliner. On cheeks: Burberry Summer Glow.

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38 thoughts on “Guerlain Candy Stripe (468) Gloss d’Enfer Maxi Shine Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Mel

    Hello there. I’m curious about your rating scale, you have pigmentation for instance as part of your criteria and you have scored this lipgloss as a 10/10, which effects the overall score in a very positive way. What if you try on a gloss that is meant to be sheer? How do you score that under pigmentation; it would have to have a lower score, therefore giving an overall lower score,even though the product was never meant to be highly pigmented?

    • Pigmentation is a grade based on the question: “is it as pigmented as the brand states?” so if a brand says it is supposed to be sheer, then sheer = 10 and pigmented would be some lower score. Everything about the rating system is looking at what the brand says a product does and seeing if the product meets those claims. Please make sure to read about our review system as we have tried to make everything very transparent! It is listed at the bottom of ever page on Temptalia. http://www.temptalia.com/review-disclosures-policies-and-the-glossover-rating-system

  2. Love the colour and the name of the gloss! Too bad I’m more of a glossy balm type person though. Never been a fan of glosses. Tempted to try this though. (:

  3. I’m just not seeing anything special about these glosses. I sound like a broken record. Sorry Guerlain. So far I haven’t seen anything to tempt me at all in this line.

    • meaning..this line of glosses. I still have plenty of love for other Guerlain products.

      • I think the texture/wear make them different than some other glosses on the market – the thin but better-wearing feel; hydrating but not thick, never sticky. Not really trying to convince you otherwise – I can see why it is boring to some ;)

  4. Isa

    The Swatch looks so fantastic!

  5. That color looks really pretty on you. I am going to continue to stick to my boring nudes.

  6. This is an especially pretty colour. I definitely feel like I have to try these!

  7. I haven’t tried this brand yet.

  8. So so so pretty…. lovely shade :-)

  9. The shade is perfection!

  10. Avatar of Janeen Janeen

    GORGEOUS!!! I wonder how this would look on very pigmented lips and if it would be worth it.

  11. Hey Christine, I have a technical question about this. In the information and the product I have received, it is called Candy Strip. Did they name it differently for the US?

  12. Avatar of Barbara Barbara

    Yeah, so, I think I need this.

    • Avatar of Ellen Ellen

      Totally agree. not a color I would necessarily pick out for myself, but it is so gorgeous, and the pigmentation and shine! Love!

  13. Avatar of Precious Precious

    Ooh, here goes another Guerlain product I’m interested in. I think it would look fabulous over Gourmandise. What do you think, Christine? :)

  14. Avatar of Sasha Sasha

    This is really lovely, I’m just not a gloss person >.>

  15. Avatar of Lisa Lisa Jean-Francois

    Since you posted the first review and pics of this product I’ve been stalking Nordstrom’s website.

  16. dimpy

    Hi Christine! is this touch similar to Lancome Rose Mythique??

  17. Avatar of Alison Alison

    I’m so super-excited about this release now! It sounds like these really reflect Guerlain’s standard of quality, names aside.

  18. Avatar of Jennifer Jennifer

    Wow, I LOVE this color! But seeing as I already have Korres Pomegranate and Revlon Papaya maybe it’s time to start using them.

  19. VickyM

    This color is really pretty, and it suits you perfectly. However I´m really just waiting for the new Chanel glosses. :D

  20. Avatar of rebecca blueraccoon

    This one and Cherry Swing so need to be mine. And I like Browny Clap (but oh, the name) too. Guerlain, just take my paycheck, mkay?

  21. grace

    help christine!
    i’m feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the new glosses from chanel, dior, armani and guerlain. would you be able to provide a breakdown of the differences between the formulas? could you also rank them in order #1-#4 of your personal preference? thanks so much!

  22. robyn

    i just tried this at sephora and loved it, but it looked a lot like fever isle (mac) which i already have. do you think it’s a dupe?