I Can’t Think of a Better Way to Mourn the Loss of the Chanel Aqualumieres Than With the New Guerlain Gloss d’Enfer Maxi Shines

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Guerlain Gloss D'Enfer Maxi Shine

Guerlain Gloss D’Enfer Maxi Shine

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.

Guerlain's Gloss d'Enfer Maxi Shines small

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.

Almost.

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.

Guerlain Gloss D'Enfer Maxi Shine Swatches

Top row: 400 Gold Tchlack, 460 Rose Splatch, 402 Browny Clap, 463 La Petite Robe Noir and 468 Candy Stripe; bottom row: 467 Cherry Swing, 471 Prune Zip, 420 Rouge Schebam, 441 Tangerine Vlam and 421 Red Pow


Guerlain Gloss D'Enfer Maxi Shine in 421 Red Pow

Guerlain Gloss D’Enfer Maxi Shine in 421 Red Pow


Guerlain Gloss D'Enfer Maxi Shine in 471 Prune Zip

Guerlain Gloss D’Enfer Maxi Shine in 471 Prune Zip



Guerlain Gloss D'Enfer Maxi Shine in 468 Candy Stripe

Guerlain Gloss D’Enfer Maxi Shine in 468 Candy Stripe


Guerlain Gloss D'Enfer Maxi Shine in 467 Cherry Swing

Guerlain Gloss D’Enfer Maxi Shine in 467 Cherry Swing


Guerlain Gloss D'Enfer Maxi Shine in 463 La Petite Robe Noir

Guerlain Gloss D’Enfer Maxi Shine in 463 La Petite Robe Noir


Guerlain Gloss D'Enfer Maxi Shine in 460 Rose Splatch

Guerlain Gloss D’Enfer Maxi Shine in 460 Rose Splatch


Guerlain Gloss D'Enfer Maxi Shine in 441 Tangerine Vlam

Guerlain Gloss D’Enfer Maxi Shine in 441 Tangerine Vlam


Guerlain Gloss D'Enfer Maxi Shine in 400 Gold Tchlack

Guerlain Gloss D’Enfer Maxi Shine in 400 Gold Tchlack


Guerlain Gloss D'Enfer Maxi Shine in 420 Rouge Schebam

Guerlain Gloss D’Enfer Maxi Shine in 420 Rouge Schebam


Guerlain Gloss D'Enfer Maxi Shine in 402 Browny Clap

Guerlain Gloss D’Enfer Maxi Shine in 402 Browny Clap

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…

Guerlain's Gloss d'Enfer Maxi Shines closeup

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,

Karen

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  1. Michelle Teixeira says:

    I have to say that the price doesn’t bother me as much as applying something named Browny Clap to my face. I think Guerlain needs to start proofreading their names. Their is nothing glamorous about STD’s, but, here we are. Being offered the Browny Clap. Let me paint you a picture of my Mum giving me a compliment on my makeup. Then, she asks what is that lippie called? UM, Mum, Browny Clap? Mum drops on the floor from shock. Then, I have to explain to her that I paid $30 bucks for it.

    • Wendy says:

      Michelle Texixeira,

      Hahahahaaa It never dawned on me about the clap & STD until you mentioned it. OMG what in the world is Guerlain thinking? I know rich, old ladies who wear Guerlain. Then again, they might not make the connection. lol

      I was speaking with Jordan Liberty about his new false lash line. He literally has lists of wonderful, funny, edgy names for future lashes. I hope he does a men’s lash line and names one “Lady Boy”. I wouldn’t mind owning “Cat Fight” lashes. Some potential names would ruffle feathers. However, I told him that people who would be offended wouldn’t be his target market anyhow. They’re most likely not going to be faking it with false lashes anytime soon.

    • Monica P says:

      Rofl .. OMG .. well .. you’re right!

      Monica.
      Monica P recently posted … A striped black and white top, minus the peplum

  2. Have to say I agree with Michelle :)

  3. Paddychat says:

    Beautyful shades and funny onomatopoeia names. You have to listen the Serge Gainsbourg’s song “Comic street” and watch the vidéo with BB ;-)

  4. Sunny says:

    I looooove these, especially the more pigmented ones! I very seldom layer a gloss over a lipstick, so fairly pigmented ones are more versatile in my book. Red Pow, Tangeine Vlam, and Rouge Schebam are definitely on my to-check-out list!

  5. Eesha says:

    Hi Karen… I love Chanel Glossimers. But, I am also dying to try these Guerlain glosses… In India, they say its still sometime Guerlain launches Maxi Shine range. Waiting waiting …. :D :D
    Eesha recently posted … BLOG SALE – MAC, ELIZABETH ARDEN, REVLON, L’OREAL, MAYBELLINE & COLOBAR

  6. These do look gorgeous. Speaking of fronts, I am also often curious about the front I’d choose for a tattoo. In fact, I have been thinking a lot about that lately. May get a new one, if I don’t change my mind)
    Marina(Makeup4all) recently posted … butter LONDON Bespoke Nail Polish Collection for Summer 2013

  7. Danielle says:

    These look beautiful, but I’m still not a lipgloss person. However, there are a couple that are calling my name.
    - Danielle

  8. Agata says:

    I love the Candy Stripe! Although I have never bought a $30 lipgloss…Btw, where did you get those earrings from? They are gorgeous!

  9. Hali S. says:

    Hahaha pour a 40 on the ground. You’re hilarious!

    For the homies!

  10. Lauren says:

    I love quote tattoos :3. I have “This Too Shall Pass” written in simple Irish-style script on my upper back, I found that cursive would’ve looked too stuffy :/

  11. Teri says:

    I’m in love with everything Guerlain right now. The new glosses are to die for! I was so impressed with the nice pigment and the weartime. You look so great with a high bun btw! ^^
    Teri recently posted … Guerlain Colour Lacquer in La Petite Robe Noire 463 and Gel Top Coat

  12. Dominique says:

    I have ” Red Pow ” and I love both the colour and the texture. Not sticky at all and easy to apply. I don’t know if I’ll purchase some more as I bought 3 Dior glosses :) very good too, but Guerlain glosses and nail polishes are really pretty !

  13. Sami says:

    Candy Glow was the most amazing lip gloss ever made, I’m pretty sure anyway! Any dupes?!

  14. Veronica says:

    Dear Karen,

    do you know anything that can fill a broken heart of a girl
    who’s still mourning after Dior’s Creme de Gloss

    it’s been almost a decade….

    and I still can’t find anything that would compare to those lost treasures

  15. Iris says:

    La Petite Robe Noir is my favourite out of all the colours.

    Really like your outfit in this post. I like how the earrings go together with the top. Cheers.

  16. Jennifer says:

    LOVE Candy Stripe, Robe Noir and the gold one! Very expensive but very tempting!
    Jennifer recently posted … Mani Monday: The French Pedi

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