Saturday, January 4, 2014

Guerlain Stardust #900 Maxi Shine Lip Gloss | Spring 2014


Guerlain Stardust #900 Maxi Shine Lip Gloss ($30 for 7.5 ml/.25 fl oz) is a sheer sparkling white that flashes shimmers of blue and white silver. It's an exact match for the Stardust Nail Lacquer reviewed here.


Stardust Maxi Shine Lip Gloss comes with a sponge tip applicator. I love the simple and sleek packaging. The applicator applies the gloss perfectly. Stardust is a sheer clear base with subtle sparkles. The sparkles are large enough that you can see them on the lips but the overall effect is very subtle and sheer. If you're a fan of sheer sparkle glosses you will really like this. If you're one who craves more impact and color you may want to skip. There is no detectable scent with the Guerlain glosses when applied, at least not that I can tell. There is a soft floral powder scent if you smell them closely, the scent fades quickly though. Lasting power is medium. Texture is smooth and slightly moisturizing. It's one of the least tacky/sticky feeling glosses I've tried.

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Guerlain Stardust has a similar feel to other white-silvery sparkly glosses. Stardust is more of a true silver sparkle while others flash more violet, pink or glitter with the sparkles. Comparisons below to some discontinued Chanel Glossimers and one MAC Dazzleglass. Left to right: Guerlain Stardust, Chanel Aragonite, Chanel Galactic, Chanel Surprise, MAC Sugarrimmed.


The effect is really similar in natural light:


Different view to highlight the sparkles:


Overall a lovely soft shine gloss. You have to see the gloss in person to really see how lovely the shimmer is. I have tried and love both Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Glosses and MAC Dazzleglasses both of which are extremely glittery. If you like the concept of those glosses but want something more subtle, I recommend checking out Stardust by Guerlain.

Guerlain Stardust retails for $30. It's currently available at Guerlain counters along with the rest of the spring collection, also online now at Nordstrom and Dillards.

11 comments:

  1. Looks nice, I've got the same nailpolish colour from OPI

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  2. This looks so stunning and I love your comparative swatches! I have yet to try anything like this but I think I might :)

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  3. This is my kind of gloss, I'm already in love with Gold Thlack lipgloss so I'm definitely getting this one!

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  4. Great review.
    I have a huge soft spot for clear sparkly glosses, I will definitely have to give this one a go.
    TarteTanya

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  5. Mmm not really my kind of gloss - too sheer and sparkly!

    Georgina at itotallypaused.com

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  6. Thanks for the review. It's thorough. I like the subtle shimmer very much, as well as the sleek packaging.

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  7. Lovely! And can I just say that I truly appreciate the new front view of your lips in this post? I find it very helpful to have both angles. Love your blog! :)

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  8. Hi Sabrina,

    What a gorgeous shimmer! If I were more of a gloss person, I'd love to dabble in some of the shades in your collection CHANEL Argonite and Galactic look so pretty as well :)

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  9. Such cute shimmer..

    http://www.glossandmagic.com/

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  10. I love a good special effects topper and Stardust is a great one. Chanel's Aragonite and Galactic have always been favorites of mine, but since their demise, I've been looking for a replacement and found it in Stardust. It excels when worn over pink, rose, and berry shades of lipstick; giving them a shot of refined glitter without interfering with the color. I also love the Gloss D'Enfer formulation which is shiny without being de trop, doesn't feel sticky, and doesn't cause my lips to peel or crack as many glosses do. I must admit, when I first saw Guerlain's promo pictures, I wasn't crazy about the blue color, but when I saw Stardust in person, I immediately said, "And I want the polish and the gloss." :-)

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