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Guerlain Is Cooking Up Delicious New Lip Looks With Seven New Rouge G Lipstick Shades

Published in: Guerlain, Lips, Makeup, Product Reviews

Guerlain Rose Grenat

Cooking with K-Dawg and T-Money!

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Hi, everyone, and welcome to Cooking With K-Dawg and T-Money, the number one cooking show on TTCTV (Tabs the Cat TV), where we teach you absolutely nothing about food.

That’s right! — not a damned thing. :)

Hungry for homemade pasta? Salivating over sushi? Craving killer creppes? GURL, you won’t hear about any of that stuff here.

That’s because we dish about makeup, and today we’re cooking up delicious looks for lips with some new products from Guerlain.

Wearing the new Guerlain Rouge G in 864 Rose Grenat ($51), new for Spring 2014

Wearing Guerlain Rouge G in 864 Rose Grenat ($51), new for Spring 2014

Shoo’, I couldn’t cook my way out of a paper bag, and my cat co-host Tabs lacks opposable thumbs, so he’s no cordon bleu chef, either.

Wearing the new Guerlain Rouge G in 864 Rose Grenat ($51), new for Spring 2014

My bad…

Oh! — I’ve just been corrected by my producer. Apparently, I should have referred to my kitty co-host as, “Internationally renowned plus-size kitty supermodel, hip-hop mogul and founding member of Kitty Mensa Tabs the Cat.”

My bad.

Let’s get started. Step one: prepping our ingredients. :)

Four of the seven new Guerlain Rouge G's

Four of the seven new Guerlain Rouge G’s, $51 each, coming next month to Guerlain counters and online

It’s important to use the freshest ingredients, so today we’ll be working with a new crop of Rouge G Lipsticks ($51 each).

Four of the 7 new Guerlain Rouge G's

Four of the seven new spring 2014 Guerlain Rouge G’s

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Get a Fabulously Faux Glow With Guerlain’s New Terracotta Joli Teint Foundation

Published in: Face, Guerlain, Makeup, Product Reviews

Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint

Working my heart-shaped sunnies and a faux bronze glow with Guerlain’s new Terracotta Joli Teint

Taking bronzer to “the next level” (air quotes!).

Raise your hand if you’re a bronzer enthusiast — also known as someone who wears bronzer almost daily, hook or crook, without fail.

I am totally raising my hand right now. :)

Guerlain’s new Joli Teint was made for you.

Like a lightweight liquid bronzing foundation, or maybe a primer for your bronzer, it couples SPF 20 sun protection with a warm-toned matte finish and a flexible formula you can wear sheer or built up for more coverage.

Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint ingredients

Comparable to sunshine in a tube, this magical, lightweight fluid gives skin an instant touch of summer, leaving behind a perfectly radiant glow. Used on its own or paired with Terracotta Powder for buildable color, there is no easier and healthier way to create the perfect customizable tan for every complexion. Terracotta Joli Teint has a feather-light texture that glides on, leaving an incredibly fine and silky veil over the skin. It contains nourishing natural ingredients which counter the visible effects of fatigue, reviving dull skin for a radiant, even complexion. .
–Guerlain PR

Available in five shades — Light, Natural, Medium, Dark and Ebony — it can be worn all by itself as a standalone foundation, or combined with bronzer, which is the way it was designed to be used.

I like it both ways.

The shades are warmer and darker than the shades in Guerlain’s mainstream foundation line, Lingerie de Peau, giving your faux glow an extra boost, like a bronzing support tool.

Wear a little for sheer coverage, or build up layers for more.

Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint swatches in Natural

Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint swatches of Natural on my NC42 skin — that’s unblended on the left and blended on the right

Natural, the shade I’ve been wearing, has noticeably warm/orangey bronze undertones, and I like the way it partners with Guerlain Terra Nerolia, the bronzer I’ve been hooked on since last summer. It even has the same wonderful tiara flower scent.

At $53 a tube, it’s not budget by any means, but at least it performs. It goes on smoothly (no patchiness, not even on my dry spots, yay!), doesn’t settle into my exuberant pores, stays put all day long, and best of all, feels lighter than a feather on my skin — almost like nothing at all.

I wore it both days last weekend with a bit of bronzer and some blush, and my pores could breathe. I didn’t feel like I was suffocating under a layer of foundation.

Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint

Sans foundation on the left, and with Joli Teint in Natural on the right

I do a single pump on the back my hand, and then, using either clean fingers or a foundation brush, stipple it on my cheeks just under my cheekbones where I need the coverage. Then, I run whatever remains on the brush along my jawline, down the bridge of my nose and across my forehead.

By that point, if I feel like I need more coverage, I’ll do an extra “half pump,” patting and blending that to build up the level of coverage on my cheeks.

Then I followup with bronzer.

Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint

Applying Guerlain’s Terra Nerolia Bronzer (from last summer) with the new kabuki-like $42 Terracottta Brush

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Today Felt Like a Guerlain Spring 2014 Kind of Day

Published in: Collections, Face of the Day (FOTD), Guerlain, Makeup

Guerlain Spring 2014

Wearing Guerlain’s Spring 2014 on my eyes, cheeks and lips

When I passed him in the kitchen this morning wearing this look with pieces from Guerlain’s new spring collection, the first thing El Hub said was, “You smell good!”

But I wasn’t wearing any perfume, unless you count the cloud of Eau de Tabby Cat that permeates my clothes…

I’m pretty sure he was picking up the scent of my makeup, despite that fact that he has the worst sense of smell (his nose was broken several times in his martial arts days), because Guerlain’s spring stuff smells amaze-balls! — like plumeria and jasmine. Even their brow powder smells really good.

Guerlain Spring 2014

That’s Guerlain Cherry Blush topped with Meteorites Perles in Clair on my cheeks and Rouge Automatique in Insolence on my lips

Having slept well and feeling good, I was in the mood to wear something a little colorful today, so I did this green and taupe eye with pink cheeks and fuchsia lips.

Guerlain Ecrin 4 Eyeshadows in Les Tendres

Guerlain Ecrin 4 Eyeshadows in Les Tendres, $63 (limited edition)


Guerlain Meteorites Blush in Cherry

Guerlain Meteorites Blush in Cherry, $42 (also limited edition)


Guerlain Météorites Pearls in 03 Medium

Guerlain Météorites Pearls in 02 Clair, $60 (permanent)


Guerlain Meterorites Brush

Meterorites Brush, $42 (permanent)

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Provocative Pinks and Purples Play Atop Lips and Tips in Guerlain’s Crazy Paris Holiday Collection

Published in: Guerlain, Lips, Makeup, Product Reviews

Guerlain Crazy 68 Rouge G de Guerlain in 863 Provocative

Crazy for Guerlain’s Crazy 68 Rouge G de Guerlain in 863 Provocative ($49.50)

The “crazy” in Guerlain’s latest limited edition expedition, Crazy Paris, really seems to come through in the lipsticks and nail polishes, and to that I say, HAWT DAMN, PEOPLE! Bring on the crazy!

Crazy 68 Rouge G de Guerlain in 863 Provocative ($49.50)

Guerlain Crazy 68 Rouge G de Guerlain in 863 Provocative

Observe Provocative’s snazzy limited edition Rouge G packaging…

With its crazy long name, Crazy 68 Rouge G de Guerlain in 863 Provocative is 50 cents shy of 50 bucks, and that hurts, but if you’ve fallen in love with the idea of this creamy opaque hot pink but aren’t ready to throw down $49.50 for it, perhaps MAC Impassioned could (at least temporarily) quell that urge.

Guerlain Crazy 68 Rouge G de Guerlain in 863 Provocative

863 Provocative, up close

Buuuuut if you are ready to trade in that Camry for a BMW, Guerlain’s Rouge Gs are like the luxury cars of the lipstick world…and if that makes any sense at all (it doesn’t), 863 is the model that makes your boy toy jealous. We’re talking moonroof, heated leather seats and satellite navigation.

Guerlain Crazy 68 Rouge G de Guerlain in 863 Provocative

Cute widdle pink G

Guerlain Crazy 68 Rouge G de Guerlain in 863 Provocative

Rouge G de Guerlain in 863 Provocative

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Guerlain Goes Pink, Peach and Glitter To Commune With the New Crazy Paris Holiday Collection

Published in: Guerlain, Makeup, Product Reviews

Guerlain Crazy Paris Collection

Wearing the new Guerlain Crazy Paris Collection’s Crazy Champs Élysées Météorites Pearls and Crazy 68 Terracotta Bronzer

Normally, I’d worry about this much glitter, peach and pink turning completely loco (together, in quantities this large, they could easily go the children’s playtime makeup territory route, ya know?!), but with Guerlain, I feel like I’m in good hands.

The elegant way they handle the finishes and textures of their face and body products always just werks, and this year, with their new limited edition Crazy Paris holiday collection, they even manage to make body glitter luxurious (yup, body glitter).

Buckle up, babe, ’cause we’re headed to Crazy Paris… :)

Crazy Champs Élysées Météorites Pearls ($58)

Guerlain Crazy Champs Élysées Météorites Pearls

Guerlain Crazy Champs Élysées Météorites Pearls

These colorful, shimmery highlighting powdered pearls look like little candies (note: but they’re not). To use ‘em, just take your brush (I usually use a skunk or blush brush), poke it in the jar, and swirl (like highlighter jambalaya), picking up a mixture of the colors.

Guerlain usually releases a different limited edition version of these pearls with their seasonal collections, tweaking them slightly to suite each release.

Guerlain Crazy Champs Élysées Météorites Pearls

This time around the pearls come in a combination of beige, purplish white, gold, light pink and hot pink that when mixed together create a pinkish golden sheen with flecks of silver glitter.

Pretty! The color plays well with the lip and eye colors in the Crazy Paris collection.

Guerlain Crazy Champs Élysées Météorites Pearls Swatch

You may love these if you like highlighters that don’t shout from the rooftops, because the overall effect is very sheer. I’d say it’s more like a subtle brightening effect — one that casual passers by may not even notice — than a five-alarm fire.

A makeup artist/enthusiast pal, however, would surely catch the flecks of glitter shining on the high points of your cheeks, and how the soft sheen looks like powder puff lighting.

It’s a gentle, luminous effect that should look absolutely lovely on light and medium skin tones.

Might get a little lost on darker divas, though…

MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+

Crazy 68 Terracotta Bronzer ($69)

Guerlain Crazy 68 Terracotta Bronzer packaging

Guerlain Crazy 68 Terracotta Bronzer

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