Shine Automatique Hydrating Lip Shine ($35). Want a little sparkle in your life? Here's the answer. This moisturizing and long-lasting lipstick combines bold color with pearly particles to give your lips a subtle, elegant shine. Wear it, and your lips will be soft, smooth, and luminous.
Guerlain has introduced two new shades for Spring 2013. Flirt (#761) is shown above at right. When I saw it in the store, I feared I would not be able to wear it. It's a purple-rose hybrid, and the color is intense. Here is a swatch photo below, but I do not think this swatch on my arm adequately represents the shade on my lips. You have to remember that most lipsticks will be darker on your lips because your lips add their natural pigmentation.
The second new shade, the lighter Rendez-Vous (#762), is shown at left in the photo at the top of this feature. While officially described as purple, I would instead call it a blue-toned pink.
I would love to have an opportunity to get better swatch photos of these two lipsticks. Unfortunately, the sun departed Friday night and hasn't returned. My next best hope will be Wednesday, I hear.
Guerlain’s Spring Color Collection is available starting now at select locations of Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Sephora, Bloomingdale's and Bergdorf Goodman. The collection is arriving in phases. I purchased my Rouge Automatiques and Shine Automatiques from the Guerlain Boutique in Las Vegas - then I purchased extras at Neiman Marcus. Think I'm smitten?
Photo at top courtesy of Guerlain; other photos by Best Things in Beauty