Happy Friday!! I changed up the rhythm of my blog posts a little bit this week because I wanted to inject some variety after some heavy Summer 2016 makeup coverage earlier this week. Since I already did a fragrance review yesterday, I thought I’d introduce something equally fun but still in keeping with the #FragranceFriday theme. And here is a look at the new Guerlain La Petite Robe Noir Lipstick!
Guerlain recently launched a new permanent makeup collection comprising of a comprehensive lipstick and nail polish line. These are inspired by Guerlain’s popular La Petite Robe Noir fragrance, and bear the same emblematic downwards heart-shaped transparent stopper in their packaging. Whilst I will always love and cherish the hefty gold/silver cases of Guerlain’s classic Rouge G and Rouge Automatique, I do find the new LPRN lipsticks to be a refreshing change.
Of course, the La Petite Robe Noir inspiration does not stop at the packaging, but the lipsticks themselves are flavoured!! A big warning for those of you who are averse to fragranced lipstick, and indeed these LPRN lipsticks smell very strongly of La Petite Robe Noir. If you are curious about the fragrance, please check out my review on Guerlain La Petite Robe Noir EDP here. In addition to the smell, the lipsticks also taste a little bit sweet, like liquorice. I don’t generally make it a point to eat my lipsticks, and I’ve not really found these lipsticks interfered with the taste of my food and drinks; but if curiosity gets the better of you (i mean me!) and you made it a point to lick it for a taste, you will get what I mean.
I received the shade 062 Floral Headband from the kind folks at Guerlain Singapore, and managed to test drive it for a bit. The Guerlain La Petite Robe Noir Lipstick joins the current class of lip-loving formulas like Chanel’s Rouge Coco Stylo [reviewed here] and Dior Addict Lipstick [reviewed here], and leave my lips feeling smooth and supple. The LPRN lipsticks generally go on sheer in the first layer, and are buildable in opacity and shine. Having said that, I was pleasantly surprised to find that 062 Floral Headband has good pigmentation, and I was able to achieve full opacity with 1-2 swipes as shown above. The lipstick leaves a nice healthy shine, but not quite as glossy as the Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo. I think it is closer to a cream with a satin luster.
What really impresses me is the longevity of this little lipstick! Normally such balm-like lip things go away with my first cup of coffee of the day, but Guerlain La Petite Robe Noir Lipstick leaves behind a nice stain (not a dreaded ring around the lips!), that goes on for hours and hours. There are 20 shades available in Singapore to choose from (I believe there are more shades in other markets), and all are permanent! For more swatches of other shades, hop on over to Sara’s and Melanie’s blogs.
This post featured a product that was kindly provided for my consideration. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.