Guerlain Gloss d'Enfer Maxi Shines ($30) a week ago. That's how long it takes for UPS ground to get to me from across the country. I've been counting the hours.
I shopped with Rhonda, and we had to guess at the actual shades because the for-sale product had arrived, but the testers hadn't. I chose to go with pinks - such a safe color for me. Dragree Bomp (#466, shown at left above) and Cherry Swing (#467, shown at right) have landed at my house. Now I want more - a lot more.
The 20 shades of Gloss d’Enfer guarantee our lips a shimmering, radiant,
and plumping finish. Maxi Shine’s oil composition creates a
moisturizing barrier to ensure an intense softness. The ergonomic
applicator allows for easy lip definition, more effectively evoking the
hint of a smile. Additionally, each shade presents varying degrees of
coverage and pigment intensity. The perfect partner for a desirable,
appealing smile, Maxi Shine offers tailor-made effects for beautifully
I tried to select shades that looked pigmented. I won with one of them only. Cherry Swing offers really nice pink pigmentation. Dragee Bomp would have to be a lot more colorful to make me deliriously happy. I took swatch photos in full, late-afternoon sun, applying them with their own applicators.
If we look at the color chart I published here, we will know now what shades to order. I'll go for those that look the darkest. I'm calling soon to place order #2. The local Guerlain counters tell me they don't expect them until later in April, but I can get more from the boutique. If you'd like, call Rhonda - or anyone at Las Vegas - the number is (702) 732-7008. I've got my list together.
Photos by Best Things in Beauty