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

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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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

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Product Availability

Guerlain Candy Stripe $30.00/0.25 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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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

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. (:

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 😉

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?

Hi Sunny,

It’s listed as “Candy Stripe” in my press release, HTH! I don’t think the names are written on the box/gloss – just the numbers.

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

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

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

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

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?

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!

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?

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