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– this is a photo I posted on my Instagram account a while ago

I never leave the house without wearing lipstick! And that is a fact! But as much as I struggle, few hours later it is gone! And I never seem to bother applying it again during the day! So, I end up carrying around with me 12 different lip products, only to find myself reaching the most for my Dior Lip Maximizer or the Dior Lip Glow Balm. ( I had to exaggerate a bit, but only to emphasize on the amount of lip stuff that makes my bag a lot heavier! At my last count there were only 6?! )

But this summer I decided to step out of my comfort zone, to give my purse a good clean up and to go for a glossy, healthy looking lip. And my two choices were my Guerlain Rouge G in #86 Rose Glacé and and oldie but goodie – my Chanel Lèvres Scintillantes Glossimer in #131 Mica.



The Guerlain Rouge G, in #86 Rose Glacé is, unfortunately a limited edition, lip product Guerlain threw on the market with their summer collection, along with 5 more permanent shades of their iconic Rouge G’s. 

It is a “nude, barely-there pink”, with a milky consistency, which is not sticky or tacky at all. It does not offer much coverage and it is very similar to the Lip Glow balm from Dior, but with an extra touch: the white and pale-pink fine shimmers, which lighten your natural lip colour.

The scent of the Guerlain Rouge G Rose Glacé is light and delicate. When you first apply it you will sense the fresh top notes of lemon, orange and bergamot. After the application it leaves on your lips a sweet vanilla and tonka bean taste, mixed with irises and roses. But if you are sensitive to scents and you find it overpowering, do not worry because it will fade in a matter of minutes. 

It is a feminine scent, same as the packaging, the classic mirrored, heavy bullet has now been coloured in a feminine, pale pink… It is a delight to pick it up from your purse and apply it at any time of the day. 

I apply it straight from the bullet and I wear it by itself or on top of another lipstick, or a pink-toned lip liner for a more sophisticated look!


The Chanel Lèvres Scintillantes Glossimer in #131 Mica is an old favourite of mine, which I dug out from the depths of my makeup drawers.

The Glossimers are Chanel’s best selling glosses. They come in a wide range of colours and  finishes, from sheer and natural to sparkling and rich.

#131 Mica is a beautiful reflecting shimmer, with white, pink, fuchsia and blue-based particles. It is more pigmented than the Gurelain Rose Glacé, which means that is offers a higher coverage and it is also long-lasting, in fact it is my most long lasting lip gloss I have in my collection!

The only downside to it is that it is a bit stickier, so you might want to keep that in mind if you want to buy one soon 


– on the left the Chanel Lèvres Scintillantes Glossimer #131 Mica and on the right the Guerlain Rouge G #86 Rose Glacé

I absolutely love these two lip products! So easy to apply, so comfortable on the lips, and so low-maintenance!

What do you think? Are you a gloss wearer or you remain faithful to your old lipstick formula?

See you soon, beautiful!

xx, Annie