Puttin’ on a happy face with Guerlain Rouge G Le Brilliant in Bee
You’re probably expecting this to be a lead about makeup (a logical assumption), but I spent the better part of the afternoon at my obstetrician’s office today, and I’m a wee bit emotional right now.
Before you jump to any conclusions, it was just a checkup. Thankfully everything’s working fine (knock on wood!), but I’ve been thinking a lot about kids lately. The doc looked straight in the eyes and said, “Get cracking.”
It’s weird — sometimes I feel like I’m ready; other times I’m not so sure. To my makeup lovin’ moms out there, how did you know it was time?
After my appointment, I felt like I needed a tube of makeup TLC, and it came in the form of limited edition Guerlain Rouge G Le Brilliant lipstick in B64 Bee.
It’s one of nine pieces in the Guerlain Les Ors Holiday Collection, and — you might want to sit down for this one — it’s priced at a very Guerlain-esque $46 (!!).
This Bee is a creamy, full-coverage (yes!) deep violet with tiny flecks of golden glitter, and it feels like a feather on the lips, ahh…
I’d heard the Rouge G Le Brilliant lippies were long wearing, and this one lives up to the hype. It wears off slowly over about five hours, which usually includes a snack or a meal.
Oh, and the bomb @ss tube! I’ve never seen anything like it before, but it’s also really functional. Guerlain squeezed a mirror in the cap (I LOVE the logo!), and the tube has some heft to it too. Should I ever find myself an unwilling member of a Jersey Shore club brawl, it could double as a weapon.
Kids, violence is NEVER the answer…but it doesn’t hurt to be prepared.
This Bee’s no bargain, but she’s dressed to impress, and her long-wearing, pigmented color lasts a considerably long time. If you’re planning to indulge your lips this season, this could Bee (haha!) what you’re looking for.
AVAILABILITY: At Guerlain counters and online.
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
How was your Monday?
I hope your week got off to a good start. What was the highlight of your day? Mine was a note I got from Christine, a friend of mine from college. We hadn’t spoken in months, so it was really nice to hear from her.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,