Guerlain Fall: Lips and Cheeks

Guerlain, fall, 2010, displayWe previously looked at (lusted, drooled over) Guerlain’s new-for-fall eyeshadow-and-liner palettes in the “cigarette case” compacts. (Click here to revisit those swatches.)

But that was only half of Guerlain’s fall offering. I spent so long admiring the palettes that day, I ran out of daylight before I could swatch the rest of the collection.

Now (at last), I have those swatches to show you. The best part is that every item from the fall collection is a permanent addition to the line. (Hurrah!)

The biggest news is probably the introduction of a new lipgloss formula: Kiss Kiss Essence de Gloss. This gloss is supposed to deliver anti-aging benefits with a high-shine formula. The gloss contains vitamins A and C, and mother-of-pearl. It’s $31, has a doe’s foot applicator, and is scented, like all Guerlain glosses (violets?). The packaging is also different — the new tubes look more like the Kiss Kiss lipsticks: solid, with a “window” that’s supposed to show you the color inside.
Guerlain, Kiss Kiss Essence de Gloss, swatches, 420, Vermillon, 421, Grenat, 440, Myrrhe, 441, Tonka, 442, Cuir, 460, Ambre, 461, Baie Rose, 462, Violine, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar
Vermillion is sour cherry. Grenat is mauvey rose. Myrrhe is peachy pink, and it’s more sheer than it looks in this swatch. Tonka is warm, peachy rose. Cuir is brown-orange red. Ambre is a pinker peach-pink. Baie Rose is Barbie-pink. Violine is plum.  Vermillion, Grenat, and Violine have the least sparkle. Tonka and Cuir aren’t terribly sparkly. Myrrhe, Ambre, and Baie Rose have a bit more sparkle.
Guerlain, fall, 2010, Rouge G de Guerlain, Giny, Gilian, Gigi, Gwen, Kiss Kiss Gloss, Poppy Star, Peche Charnel, Brown Sugar, Caresse de l'Aube, swatches, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar
There are four new Rouge G de Guerlain lipsticks, and I swatched them on either side of the blush because I find very bright lipsticks distracting when I’m trying to look at nude shades.

I stared at Giny and Gilian forever, trying to discern the difference between them. I think Giny is a little more mauve or brown, and Gilian a little more pink, but they are very close. Gigi is fuchsia and Gwen is wine. Rouge G lipsticks are $46 each; click here to see my swatches from the original release.

There are three new Kiss Kiss Glosses (the formula is supposed to deliver moisture, shine, and long-lasting comfort): peachy Peche Charnel, pink-brown Brown Sugar, and bright cherry Poppy Star. These have brush wands and are $30 each.

Lastly, there’s a new blush: 07 Caresse de l’Aube. I recently learned that Guerlain’s Blush 4 Eclats are meant to contour as well as color: you swipe your blush from one side to the other, then apply to your cheek (no swirling). Your blush should place a lighter color on top and a darker color beneath.

I tried to swatch Caresse de l’Aube as Guerlain prescribes. I don’t think you can really see the two shades in the picture, but the top was gently shimmery; the bottom was matte and slightly peachier. Caresse de l’Aube is a very light blush (it reminded me of the Cherry Blossom blush from last spring). Like all Blush 4 Éclats, it is $49.

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6 Responses to “Guerlain Fall: Lips and Cheeks”

  • Wendy says:

    Thanks Karla – I will have to ask for Gigi and Gwen for Christmas :)

  • Melissa W. says:

    Gigi lipstick looks very cute! Which is much more affordable to me than one of those (also very cute) eyeshadow compacts. Thanks for the swatches!

  • Wendy says:

    Hi again Karla – do you know when this collection will be available in the UK? Thanks!

  • Kelly says:

    Did you swatch Violine? you mentioned that it is plum, but I didn’t see it in the pic.

  • KarlaSugar says:

    Hey Kelly, Violine is the last swatch in the Kiss Kiss Essence to Gloss picture. If you’re browsing in Firefox (or maybe Internet Explorer), that picture probably got bumped to the right by the too-tall photo of the display unit. (Chrome automatically adjusts to display correctly). Just click on the swatch pic to view at full size, and you’ll see the whole picture.

  • Rachael says:

    Hi Karla. Can you name any dupes for Gwen and Gigi? They’re beautiful.

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