Recently Guerlain replaced their Rouge Automatique line with a new line, the La Petite Rouge Noire (LPRN) Lipsticks. Similarly, the nail polish also got replaced. I noticed no sales of the old things and they already vanished from the stores. They might show up in the summer sales.
I picked up one lipstick in the new design. The color is 013 Leather Blazer, the darkest brown available. Most other colors are very bright.
On the design: it irks me when people say ‘oh it looks like the Petite Robe Noire bottle’. No. The LPRN looks like a typical Guerlain bottle. You also get L’Heure Bleue and Mitsouko in that bottle.
Case in point: L’Heure Bleue
Alright, so these new lipsticks come in the typical spade bottle shape and they are inspired by Guerlain’s bestseller LPRN. They also have a berry scent, very sweet.
A close up of Leather Blazer. It is a chocolate brown with teal shimmer. Later I noticed that the shimmer is in fact multi colored, but in the bullet you see only the blue/teal one.
Like the design already suggests, this is a sheer glossy lipstick. The texture is comparable to Chanel’s Rouge Coco shine, maybe a bit more balmy. Almost every color in the range contains shimmer and while the shimmer is very fine, I still felt it a bit on my lips. Sadly I couldn’t catch the shimmer on camera, but it’s there and it is visble on the lips.
Shown up there is two swipes and sadly, the color doesn’t get any more intense. My lips are naturally ruddy and sadly, this isn’t a my lips but better shade (MLBB), but simply a my lips shade. 😦
Due to the light and glossy texture, this lipstick lasts only about two hours, even without eating and drinking. This particular color does not leave a stain, but maybe the intense colors do.
I didn’t like the sweet scent of the lipstick. It lasts a couple minutes, then I forget about it, but I still don’t like it. They claim it smells like the LPRN perfume, but it doesn’t really. It doesn’t reach the depth of LPRN, it’s just some sweet candy cotton.
So in conclusion, I am not convinced by this line. You can get other nice sheer glossy lippies for cheaper. The one thing I did like was the shimmer, and the shimmer stayed on my lips much longer than the actual color. But that’s really not enough to make me buy another one.
From among the lipstick lines released recently I also tried a Givenchy Rouge Interdit Vinyl (Review upcoming) and liked it much better.