The La Petite Robe Noire, Lip Colour’Ink from Guerlain, comes in a small black cardboard box, with the brand’s name appearing on one side, in color. The number and shade of the lipstick appear on the top of the box, and the rest of the information appears on the other sides. Read More
The La Petite Robe Noire, Lip Colour’Ink from Guerlain, comes in a small black cardboard box, with the brand’s name appearing on one side, in color. The number and shade of the lipstick appear on the top of the box, and the rest of the information appears on the other sides. Once open, the box contains a liquid lipstick in a small see through recipient that allows you to see the color of the lipstick, and a hard black cap. It has a transparent plastic ornament at the top, Guerlain’s reversed heart, as seen on the perfume bottles of the same brand. It is quite small and easily packed in a small evening bag.
This liquid lipstick is available in fifteen different shades, split into four categories of nude, crazy, essential and daring colors: L120 #Empowered, L121 #Stylegram, L140 #Conqueror, L107 #BlackPerfecto, L101 #Adventurous, L162 #Trendy, L122 #DarkSided, L102 #Ambitious, L161 #Yuccie, L160 #Creative, L141 #GetCrazy, L110 # OnFleek, L111 #Flawless, L113 #Candid, L112 #NoFilter.
The lipstick has a cherry fruity smell, which is quite nice and for fans of the fragrance, it plays as a reminder. The smell is not too strong, and doesn’t interact with your own perfume or skin products.
This lipstick is liquid, with quite a light touch and a zero-texture effect once applied.
It is recommended by the brand to apply up to three different layers for the full coverage of the lips. One layer is said to help the lips be “infused with color” for a light look, and that might work with the lighter tones, however with the dark shades especially, we do not recommend applying only one layer as it doesn’t result in a clean look.
The very light formula of the lipstick, results in an agreeable sensation of having nothing on your lips, as it also dries quite quickly. The effect is quite nice and results in a matte finish. Depending on your skin tone, the season and what you’re wearing, there is a shade for every occasion, which is practical.
If you are a fan of shiny lips, we wouldn’t recommend using this product by itself, but adding a transparent gloss on top, or one matching the colour of the lipstick, to avoid a matte look.
According to the brand, the lipstick will last up to 8 hours once applied. The reality is that if you don’t eat or drink, it will be fine for a few hours, about 4-5, but if you do, then you will need to reapply the lipstick at some point during your outing.
The Guerlain Lip Colour’Ink lipstick is priced at 32$. It is not cheap, although cheaper than the Rouge Allure Ink by Chanel, priced at 37$, or the Tatouage Couture lipstick by YSL, priced at 32$.