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)
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.
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.
Crazy 68 Rouge Automatique in 660 Illusion ($35)
Illusion’s sheer, sparkling plum has a smooth texture and a forgiving (particularly on mature lips) sheen finish. Plus, it plays well with others, as in skin tones ranging from light to dark.
La Laque Couleur in 861 Sulfurous ($23)
Ooh! — remember Bobbi Brown’s Black Pearl from last fall? Sulfurous is a little like that, but a few shades lighter, and with more purply taupe and less black.
Like (oh, here we go), if Black Pearl went through an anger management course and emerged markedly calmer but still ready to cut you at a moment’s notice, it would be just like Sulfurous.
I like it.
Ultraviolet Top Coat ($23)
This glossy polish’s claim to fame is that it turns fluorescent under ultraviolet light.
Now, if this were 1998, I’d easily be able to test that at any house party (just find the one room in the house with the black light and the people eating the “special” brownies), but in this day and age? I guess I’ll just have to wait until someone I know tries it and reports back…hint, hint.
I can, however, confirm that Ultraviolet does give nails a faint blue tint, which is hard to see in these pics (but it is more obvious in person).
The Crazy Paris collection is available now at Guerlain counters in Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Sephora, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom and Neiman Marucs stores (and coming soon online).
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Pretty collection, isn’t it?