Gloss girls, take heed! Any day now, the 20 new Guerlain Gloss d’Enfer Maxi Shines will pop up on the shelf to tempt you with their comfortable, non-sticky gel texture, high glossy shine, and a reasonable amount of pigment (availability in Belgium: May 1st. RRP: 29,75 euros)! Today I have Gold Tchlack (400), Candy Strip (468), and Prune Zip (471) to show you!
This is the packaging Guerlain Gloss d’Enfer Maxi Shine comes in. It is not hefty, but the cap still gives it a certain air of prestige. It contains 7,5 ml (0.25 oz) of product, which is a generous amount in comparison with most other glosses.
Guerlain Gloss d’Enfer Maxi Shine comes with a somehow flexible doe-foot applicator. I like how I can get just enough product out with this, so there is no messy excess or re-dipping involved! Like all Guerlain lipsticks, Guerlain Gloss d’Enfer Maxi Shine has a floral/perfume-y smell.
From left to right: Prune Zip, Candy Strip, Gold Tchlack
The formula of Guerlain Gloss d’Enfer Maxi Shine is pretty impressive! If you like glosses that are gel and cushiony instead of thick and sticky, you’re in luck because these are buttery smooth to the max! All three colors I have here go on easily and evenly, doesn’t look milky or sit in lip lines, and they last around three hours! The formula is hydrating as well, so you can easily wear it all day.
Here you see Gold Tchlack (400). The base is basically clear, but it is infused with flakey gold shimmer! The shimmer doesn’t feel rough on the lips, which is a nice bonus. When worn alone, my natural lip color shines through, but there is a pretty golden sheen! I think it will layer well on top of any lipstick when you want some extra bling.
I layered it in the swatch to show you the density of shimmer.
Next we have Candy Strip (which is allegedly selected by the face of the campaign, Natalia Vodianova. I think this is the shade she’s holding in her hand in the promo image). Candy Strip is a coral pink with quite a bit of tiny shimmer, but once on the lips the shimmer is not so obvious. For a gloss it packs a decent amount of pigment, and that’s what I love it for!
Left: one pass. Right: built up
I did all the face shots with the amount of gloss I pulled out from the wand, so you can see Candy Strip is definitely pigmented enough to be worn alone!
Last but not least, we have Prune Zip. When I saw the shade in the tube I was imagining something a bit vampier, but it turned out to be a rather bright fuchsia on me! I wouldn’t say it’s less pigmented than Candy Strip, but it has a jelly finish so the color seems less opaque. However, it definitely hangs in there even after the glossy sheen is mostly gone!
I think both Candy Strip and Prune Zip are versatile because they are moderately-pigmented. You can wear them alone as well as layering them!
Bottom line: Guerlain is a brand that knows how to do lipsticks, and it’s great to discover they are just as good at making glosses! Guerlain Gloss d’Enfer Maxi Shine is pleasant to wear, has some really gorgeous shades (I still can’t forget about Coral Wizz), and I like how many in the line-up seem to be moderately-pigmented (because you can wear them alone as well as layered)! Well done, Guerlain!
Did you see anything you like? Will you be checking these out? What are the important criteria for you when it comes to picking a gloss formula (do you avoid sticky ones at all costs? How much pigment is enough for you? Do you want it to be sparkling all the way?)?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx