Guerlain released early this year a makeup collection following the Le Petite Robe Noire perfume including 25 lipstick shades of mostly reds and pinks. They are all sheer with a few that could be buildable, but they all come out as sheer on me with my slightly pigmented lips.
007 Black Perfecto is a shimmery purple shade with a very sheer finish. The glitters are so small btw and do not feel gritty on the lips. I’m usually attracted to dark shades, so I checked this first when I saw all the lipsticks. I’m not into very sheer lips anymore, but I still like this because it gives my lips a red tint. Yep, red instead of purple. 🙂
I don’t mind the sparkle because it brightens up my makeup look. I prefer this over typical nude shades for lazy days. It pairs well with any eye makeup and is easy apply without a mirror.
I sometimes wear this on top of another lipstick. I’ve used this on Estee Lauder Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Nectarine and Wet n Wild’s Megalast in Bare It All (to make it look less flat).
As it is sheer, we obviously can’t expect great longevity, but it can last up to three to four hours. After a meal, the color comes off while the glitter stays put. I find it similar to a tinted lip balm because it is moisturizing. My lips stay feeling moisturized even after the lipstick wears off.
It has a scent, which I read is the same as the perfume. I’m unsure because I haven’t had a sniff of that. I’m not a huge fan of scented lipsticks, but this doesn’t have a strong scent; quite tolerable. It smells flowery and sweet and has a sweet taste too, which could make your drink or food taste so as well. I hope that made sense. Imagine if you had cherry candy right before dinner and, while the candy taste still lingers in your mouth, your food will start tasting like the candy too.
The sheerness keeps me from getting more shades from the line even though there are a couple of brown/nude shades that are quite tempting because they look nice. A tube of the Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Lipstick is PhP1400. For that mean, I think it’s expected to have good color payoff, right? 😛
I got mine at SM Makati with a discount. I’m unsure if they still have it because they seem to run out Guerlain items quick. Rustan’s also has Guerlain and with more products.