What’s a Chanel lip gloss lover to do when she still feels a throbbing hole in her heart where the Aqualumiere Glosses once lived?
The lightweight, shiny Aqualumieres have been gone for years, and yet I still shed sparkly tears whenever I think about them…
Oh, the sweet, sweet misery!
R.I.P., Candy Glow. *sniffs*
Next time I get all emo for an Aqualumiere and feel the urge to pour a 40 on the ground (or in my case 6 ounces of chai latte), I’ll just grab one of these new splurge-worthy Gloss D’Enfer Maxi Shines from Guerlain.
For a polished chrome shine a mirror would envy, just whip out the flat flocked applicator (ergonomically shaped for easier application), and slick your lips with one of 20 available shades, which vary from shy girl quiet sheerness to HAAAY BOO! — we’re going full-on drag-caliber opacity tonight.
What’s more, these glosses look and feel exactly like the Aqualumieres!
Well, darned near. Same crystal ball-like finish, same smooth, non-sticky texture, lightweight formula and two-hour wear time.
Heck, they could almost pass for identical makeup twins.
Guerlain’s Maxi Shines do have a rosy scent and flavor the Aqualumieres didn’t have, but I like it. It’s not overpowering. I think it’s quite elegant, in fact.
The only thing I’d change about these is the $30 price.
Sure, these aren’t life necessities, and one could probably find more affordable dupes at the drugstore, but sometimes, ya know, a girl’s just gotta splurge on gloss.
At least this girl does. These Maxi Shines are like PMS magic wands! I wave one around, and just like that — the crankiness goes away…
PRICE: $30 for a 0.25-ounce tube
AVAILABILITY: Available now in Guerlain’s permanent line at select counters in Saks Fifth Avenue, Mordstrom, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman stores (coming soon to sites online)
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Tonight on Font Talk…
So I’ve been thinking a lot lately about fonts (even more than usual), like which font I’d use if I ever got a tattoo of a quote.
Yep, these are the days of my life…
I’d seriously consider that Guerlain font, but only for a short quote of one to three words.
I think longer than that would start to look fussy…
As for which fonts I do not plan to use: Comic Sans (obvs), Scriptina, Curlz and Papyrus.
And then there’s the quote… There are so many great things people have written or said! I like collecting them in my quote journal, but I’ve yet to find one I’d actually consider permanently etching into my skin.
If that ever changes, I’ll let you know, ’cause it would have to be an EPIC quote.
Hope you had a good day and that something nice happened. 🙂
Question for you: is it Friday yet?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,