A good lookin’ red never goes out of style whether it’d be a dress, nail polish or lipstick. Looking back, I rarely review lip products on their own because I love being able to put them to the test and show you how they really look on an entire face. There are so many colours I have loved in isolation, but I generally like seeing both a swatch and how it looks on someone overall. With the case of my Guerlain Holiday Look (here), I was so impressed with the Gloss D’Enfer in #920 Rouge Parade* ($33 CDN) that I felt it needed a bit of a spotlight for this holiday season.
This lipgloss comes in a clear plastic 8-sided container with a doe-foot applicator. The actual colour is a blue-toned red, described as a “deep black cherry” which is stunning in person! The shine and pigmentation from this formulation is evident from the swatch and translates just as beautifully to the lips.
Final Verdict: I was actually terrified that such a bright, shiny, glossy lip colour was going to last all of 5 minutes on my lips. I thought it would be slip-sliding around and feathering like crazy, but no. It stayed locked in place for about 4-5 hours and while the shine died down, the colour intensity did not. My lips did not feel extremely dry over time and the mega intense shine is to die for. At $33, I don’t think this is too outrageous a price considering some of us have spent almost $40 for a single lipstick during the Sephora VIB sale! This is an absolutely stunning lip product and if you’re in the market for a blue-based, highly pigmented lip colour, THIS is the one.
Pick up Rouge Parade at Guerlain boutiques and select Guerlain counters.