The La Petite Robe Noir fragrance is possibly Guerlain’s most iconic fragrance, and to follow the success of the fragrance, Guerlain have launched a range of lip colours and nail polishes which are exclusive to House of Fraser as of the 25th of January. There are 20 shades available in the Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Lip Colour range, and I have two of the shades available in; Poppy Cap and Sun Twin Set.
The Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Lip Colours are described as having a thin and lightweight texture which is so light that they can be applied on the go without the need for a mirror and each of the lipsticks are £21.50 from the House of Fraser website, or Guerlain counters instore.
– A light-weight texture reveals the lips` natural radiance, leaving them supple and comfortable.
– Buildable coverage thanks to its thin film: one layer to offer a glimpse of the sensual texture of the lips, several for a more dense and sophisticated finish.
– Inspired by La Petite Robe Noire, the formula is deliciously perfumed and delicately flavoured for an unforgettable taste on your lips.
– An ultra-shiny finish and pure & luminous colours thanks to a cocktail of fine oils and a selection of POP pigments coated in a specific shine-boosting resin.
The packaging of the Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Lip Colours is absolutely stunning, with the lipstick being shiny black metal with a clear plastic lid so you can see the shades inside, and the end of the lipstick has a spade like shape just like the lid of the La Petite Robe Noire fragrance which is a nice touch.
The lipstick bullets are slanted, and they have a lovely fruity/floral scent which I can smell during the weartime but I like the smell so it doesn’t bother me at all. They feel so weighty and luxurious, and I like that they’re cheaper than the likes of the YSL Rouge Volupte Lipsticks even though they’re similar in terms of formula.
The two shades I have are quite similar, but there are a really great selection of shades in the range from the prettiest nudes to bold plums. Poppy Cap is a bright, blue toned red and Sun Twin Set is an orange toned red which contains a very small amount of shimmer but the shimmer isn’t detectable once on the lips.
Both lipsticks are incredible creamy, and balmy making them very easy to apply and they glide across the lips without tugging. The balmy formula makes them very forgiving, and I don’t have to do any lip prep prior to applying them which I love as my lips are exceptionally dry thanks to the cold weather.
I’m normally quite boring when it comes to lip colours as I don’t think I can pull off bright and bold shades, but the sheerer formula of the Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Lip Colours makes it a lot easier to wear brighter shades. If you apply one light layer, you’re left with a subtle tint but a further swipe builds up to a beautiful, slightly bolder colour with the comfort of a glossy lipbalm.
I’m ever so impressed with the formula of these lipsticks, and I’d really recommend them if you like higher end lipsticks as they’re truly wonderful and the beautiful packaging is an added bonus. I’ve not tried very much from Guerlain in terms of makeup, and I really want to try more after loving these lipsticks and the Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint Healthy Glow Powder Duo.