Saturday, May 15th, 2010

Guerlain Cashmere Gloss
Sable (#01), Ambre (#04), Ebene (#06)

Guerlain Terracotta Lip Gloss ($30.00) is a lightweight, non-sticky lipgloss that delivers subtle color with SPF 15. It’s a very moisturizing formula that lasts about two hours on my lips. The shades themselves are sheer in color, but they really have an excellent formula. I’ve tried three of the six shades that came out — there are also: Sierra (#02), Grenade (#03), and Santal (#05).

  • Sable (#01) is a beige nude with champagne shimmer. It adds a little beige to my natural lip color, but mostly, it mutes the natural rose tint of my lips down a bit. I like this kind of shade with a smoky eye, either alone or over a nude lipstick.
  • Ambre (#04) is a softened red-coral with fine gold shimmer. It’s muted, it’s sheer, but it still delivers a significant amount of color without being thick or goopy. I like this shade, because I think it would be universally flattering–it’s not at all orange.
  • Ebene (#06) is a lush reddened, ambered bronze. It’s one of the most pigmented shades of the three I tried. Loved the consistency — smooth, even color that doesn’t sink into lip lines.

Guerlain describes the applicator as ergonomic, but I have to tell you, it was really awkward for me. I don’t know if it’s perhaps more to do with the length of the applicator or the handle, but it felt a little wobbly in my hands, personally–but I would say I have bigger hands with longer fingers (I blame my piano playing years!), so that could be it, too.

They feel like a glossy, thicker lip balm, but they’re on the thinner side for a lipgloss. They still deliver the shine and glossiness that you’d expect in a gloss, but they keep lips looking full, pouty, and soft while you wear ’em. They have a slight scent, like most Guerlain lip products, but it seems subtler than is par for the brand.

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  • Product: 28/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation:  Those who really enjoy lightweight, non-sticky glosses that go on thin and have a nice, moisturizing touch, may like Guerlain’s Terracotta Glosses.

Availability: Nordstrom

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Guerlain Cashmere Gloss
Sable (#01), Ambre (#04), Ebene (#06)

Guerlain Cashmere Gloss
Sable (#01), Ambre (#04), Ebene (#06)

Guerlain Cashmere Gloss
Guerlain Sable (#01) Lipgloss

Guerlain Cashmere Gloss
Sable (#01)

Guerlain Cashmere Gloss
Guerlain Ambre (#04) Lipgloss

Guerlain Cashmere Gloss
Ambre (#04)

Guerlain Cashmere Gloss
Guerlain Ebene (#06) Lipgloss

Guerlain Cashmere Gloss
Ebene (#06)

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29 thoughts on “Guerlain Terracotta Lipgloss Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. The last two look exactly the same to me o_O

  2. Brenda

    I love your eye make-up on these pics… which colors have you used?

  3. Hannah

    Wow, Amber is gorgeous! I’m not sure if I’d pay $30 for it though… do you know of any dupes (MAC or otherwise) that run at a lower price point?

  4. Hend

    Lovely packaging..
    I really should give them a try ..
    btw the Ebene shade looks just AMAZING on u !

  5. Madelynn

    Oh my goodness I love these. I don’t have $90 for them! :[
    So sad.

  6. jaspreet

    i like ebene

  7. I’ve been oohing and aahing about these, but none of the shades have grabbed me enough to pick them up. I have some of the other shades (not sure if those are permanent, or older LE) which I love but not these.

  8. Bianca

    I’ve got the ‘ambre’ one and I absolutely love it.

  9. frini

    I love sable on you. I love it the most!
    I tryed those but being pale and light brunette dont actually fit me too well!

  10. Kelly

    How do you feel the formula compares to Chanel glossimers?

  11. Wendy

    Sable looks gorgeous!
    What are you wearing on your cheeks, Christine?

  12. SiaM

    I know it might be a common color for some, but I am really liking #01 Sable, love the champagne shimmer and how it mutes your lips (I have pigmented lips and is always a challenge to get a lipgloss that alone achieves a muted look)

  13. When are the other three coming out in the US? My boyfriend’s sister-in-law brought me #3 Grenade from France and I wanna get the other shades too.

  14. Marta Fernandes

    This is weird. I had ebene on my hands today and it looked nothing like the ebene you have. It looked a lot more like the coulour shown on the Guerlain website.

  15. Kathryn

    I purchased this lip gloss in Sable about a month ago and it lasted a whole ten minutes on my lips, no matter if I used primer, lip balm or lipstick beneath. I felt like it really wasn’t worth it for the price, so I returned it.

  16. Tatiana

    Just “ehhh” for me but I love your eye makeup in the pix!

  17. Olena

    I am also happy owner of such glosses, № 01 Sable and № 03 Grenade, resistance, they are not different, the colors are not rich, do not stay long …