Saturday, May 1st, 2010

Guerlain #847 Kiss Kiss Gloss

Quick Reviews:  Guerlain Champagne Pearl Kiss Kiss Gloss, La Mer The Hydrating Facial Mask, Urban Decay Razor Sharp Finishing Powder

What are quick reviews? I’m glad you asked!  Quick reviews are products that I just haven’t gotten around to reviewing but either photographed, swatched, and/or tested.

Guerlain Champagne Pearl (847) Kiss Kiss Gloss ($30.00) is a sheer, sparkly peachy beige with champagne and gold shimmer. It’s definitely a sheer wash of color on lips, but it provides tons of sparkle. I like it better over a lipstick, because it can bring out the depth of a lipstick that way, rather than just being a wash of shimmer on lips.  Rating:  B+

La Mer ‘The Hydrating Facial’ Mask ($250.00 for 6 applications) is the closest I’ve ever come to feeling like I’m getting a spa facial at home. Granted, I’ve only had about two facials in my entire life, but I felt like I might have spent a little time on cloud nine when I relaxed with this on. There are two parts to the mask–an upper and lower zone–and together they infuse skin with moisture. My skin felt as amazing as it looked, and I definitely wished I had more than one mask to try, ha! The price is steep, but it’s La Mer–not surprising. I still find it completely funny that my Mom, who is not a beauty junkie, LOVES La Mer and says she can tell the difference when she uses something else I’ve given her. At least every gift giving occasion for Mom is easy :)  RatingB+ — love the product, value drags it down a bit.

Urban Decay Razor Sharp Ultra Definition Finishing Powder ($30.00) is a nice, translucent powder to help set your makeup, but I really hated the delivery system. It annoyed me so much that I only used it twice and completely forgot about it. It’s a sponge that goes over the “nozzle” that disperses the powder. It just strikes me as particularly unsanitary, but aside from that, I much prefer a brush for a delicate, soft application. I feel like this presses more product onto the skin than necessary to set, but it can also smudge or over-blend your makeup if you’re not careful. I tried to twist/pry off the whole contraption on top, but to no avail, and thus why it’s taken me three months to review.  Rating:  B- — the product itself is decent, the packaging drives me batty.

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Guerlain #847 Kiss Kiss Gloss

Guerlain #847 Kiss Kiss Gloss

Guerlain #847 Kiss Kiss Gloss

La Mer Hydrating Facial

Urban Decay Razorsharp

Urban Decay Razorsharp

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13 thoughts on “Quick Reviews: Guerlain Champagne Pearl Kiss Kiss Gloss, La Mer The Hydrating Facial Mask, Urban Decay Razor Sharp Finishing Powder

  1. LiLi

    Have to agree, the delivery of the UD razor powder turns me off as well.

    Oh, a lip swatch of the gorgeous gloss, pleeease???

  2. LNU

    For 250 dollars I would honestly go to the spa and get a facial instead, I’d feel much more pampered and could at the very least justify spending that much for 6 facials.

    • All the facials I’ve looked at are $100-150 (in my area), so this would be wayyy cheaper (at least for me).

      • LNU

        Ah yes it would! Over here the cheapest you can really find is 50 dollars and up, but to me I’d just want the whole spa experience if I’m going for a facial at all, and I can’t imagine myself splurging for the whole pack of 6 cause I rarely splurge for a facial at all. XD

  3. Rae

    Hurrah for five minute reviews! Thanks for posting them, Christine :)

  4. Jenn

    Ahh, La Mer! Wish they’d go on Hautelook. I’d take the splurge for sure!

  5. Amelia

    I love the razor sharp powder, I used to take the top (sponge thing) off and put my brush directly into the powder but I was always too afraid to knock it off while open (it’s expensive I don’t want to waste any of it haha) so now I use the sponge thing again, it’s annoying at first but now I’m used to it

    • Becca

      I also took my sponge off, but left it off…I do hate spilling/pouring out the powder. The powder itself didn’t wow me though :-/ It was such a disappointment :(

  6. Love the Guerlain lipgloss. I have the UD Razor Sharp Finishing Powder and I love it! But the packaging sucks.

  7. jenna

    no kidding? i got the top to mine off no problem and dumped it into another container, never even bothered with the dumb poof thing.