The Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Interview

Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Lipstick

Richard HawkinsBe still our beating hearts – Guerlain’s latest beauty launch has just landed in an explosion of kaleidoscopic colour, texture and high shine for both lips and nails.

The La Petite Robe Noire Lipstick and Nail Colour comprise the brand new makeup extension of the La Petite Robe Noire fragrance universe, with electrifying shades and seriously delicious fragrances that put the fun back into beauty.

Need to know more? Us too! We had a chat with Brand Ambassador for Guerlain, Richard Hawkins, to discover everything there is to know about this fanciful new launch…

Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Lipstick Stylised 2

1) What inspired Guerlain to create the La Petite Robe Noire makeup collection?

La Petite Robe Noire Make Up was inspired by colour being an essential accessory that every woman needs.  La Petite Robe Noire translates directly as “the little black dress”, a wardrobe staple for every woman. The one that always works and you always feel good in; this is exactly the inspiration of this colour collection, colours that fit and always work.

There is also a natural association with the fragrance – through both the details in the packaging and the delicious scent – which is so important to a woman wearing her lip colour.


2) How does the La Petite Robe Noire fragrance tie in with the line?

The fragrance and the make up lines are interlinked in so many ways. First and foremost they are both accessories to showcase the beauty of a woman. How else does a woman show off her beauty more than by wearing a signature fragrance and her favourite lipstick?!

There are obvious links between the two ranges too, including the iconic upturned heart packaging detail, representing the effect this woman will have on men when wearing them, and also the delicious scent. The make up line is scented with bergamot, raspberry and tonka bean – the heart notes of the perfume collection.


3) How does the La Petite Robe Noire Lipstick differ to Rouge G and KissKiss?

Each lipstick in the Guerlain collection has its own personality, and equally a place in a woman’s wardrobe of lipsticks.

KissKiss is the classic, an everyday favourite of classic shades.

Rouge G is the most luxurious lipstick, from the pure colour shades, treatment benefits, through to the luxurious packaging with concealed mirror – this is the couture lipstick for those statement moments.

La Petite Robe Noire Lipstick really is the little black dress of the collection. One that always works – whatever effect is needed, as it has buildable coverage that allows for endless effects dependant on the look you wish to create. In addition the 2 unique top coat products, which allow you to create shimmering or smoky results, giving an entire wardrobe of effects whenever the need arises.

All Guerlain make up is highly sensorial, and the fresh fruity scent of La Petite Robe Noire brings a new youthful addition to the lipstick collection.

Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Lipstick Stylised


4) What sort of finish does the La Petite Robe Noire Lipstick have?

The La Petite Robe Noire lipstick gives varied results – you can dress it up or down, just like a little black dress! 1 layer is sheer, another coat gives a vibrant finish, and 3 coats give an intense coverage.

In addition to this the range contains 2 top coat shades, which can be worn alone or over other shades to change the effect. 001 My First Lipstick provides a shimmering veil, where 007 Black Perfecto gives a smoky bitten lip effect- perfect for a more mysterious finish to any existing shade in your lip colour wardrobe,


5) What are your favourite shades of the La Petite Robe Noire lipstick?

My favourite shade of LPRN colour is 003 Red Heels – a no holds barred, pure red in a shade that suits every skin tone.   The beauty of this as a red is the buildable quality. For women scared to try a red, beginners can test the water with just 1 layer of sheer colour… but it won’t be long before your confidence builds and you will create bolder effects by adding extra layers!


6) What makes 001 My First Lipstick so special?

001 My First Lipstick really does what it says in the name. It’s a shade so delicate and tender that even those non lipstick wearers soon become addicted. The shade is equivalent to an eau de nil – barely perceptible, but none the less you see the effect.

This shade is both a lipstick in its own right – a shade to make lips see just a little more perfect – and also a top coat to add shimmer to any other shade.


Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Nail Polish Stylised


7) Can you tell us a little bit about the finish of the La Petite Robe Noire Nail Polish?

The nail polish has an ultra-high shine finish . Truly the closest effect to a professional manicure, with the easiest application due to the unique brush. To enhance the shine further, simply sweep on a layer of the top coat to revive both colour and shine. Best of all, the polish reveals delicate notes of the La Petite Robe Noire scent as you wear it . Once dried on application, the scent lasts for a day, and can also be revived with a layer of top coat.


8) What’s the best way to wear the La Petite Robe Noire Nail Polish?

The best way to wear the nail polish is with 1 coat of base coat, which not only smooths nails but creates an optical illusion of flawlessness– particularly evident for anyone with naturally  imperfect nails, which could otherwise affect the result of nail polish. Sweep 2 coats of polish on, and then seal with a layer of top coat for an ultra-shiny, long-lasting effect.

As with the lipstick, there are shades that can be worn to personalise the nail polish . My favourite is 007 Black Perfecto. 1 layer swept over another colour brings stunning results. A red is transformed to a deep crimson berry tone – what a great way to expand your nail effects!


9) What’s your favourite shade of the La Petite Robe Noire Nail Polish?

La Petite Robe Noire Nail Varnish in 002 Pink Tie is the perfect shade to bring a youthful and fresh look to hands, and  also  to bring an entire outfit to life. This colour is a great way to break into the mood of spring, and carry off a touch of vibrancy, whatever the outfit.


10) What makes 001 My First Nail Polish so special?

001 My First Nail Polish is the modern take on the French manicure with delicate, barely there colour. It brings polish in the true sense of the word, offering shine without dazzling, whilst also being able to be worn as a layer of shimmer over other nail colours. This one is the cashmere jumper in your make up capsule wardrobe.

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