Thursday, 16 February 2012

Review & Swatches: Guerlain Rouge G Lipstick in 64 Gemma and 66 Gracia


Say hello to my two newest lipsticks, the latest additions to my eye wateringly expensive collection.  These little silver beauties are Guerlain's Rouge G lipsticks, and they have absolutely gorgeous packaging, gorgeous colours, and are all named with ladies names starting with G.  So, you know, I couldn't really avoid buying the one called Gemma, right?  And a friend to keep it company, of course.


First off, packaging.  These are incredibly heavy.  Equivalent of about three normal lipsticks, I reckon.  All that weight comes from the lid - the G-embossed hinge holds down a flappy uppy lid, which pops up as you slide the lipstick out.  The lid contains two excellent quality mirrors, which are ideal for on-the-move application.  Even given the practical nature of the mirror, these lipsticks are definitely built for beauty and style - they're shaped more like curved trinket boxes than lipsticks, and feel utterly luxurious and expensive in the hand.  No surprise, then, that the casing has been designed by a Parisian jeweller.

Left to right: Gemma and Gracia

The formula of these lipsticks is every bit as luxurious as the packaging.  Pigmentation wise, they're not insanely full on - it takes a couple of swipes across the lip to get a opaque coating of colour, allowing you to wear the lipsticks either reasonably sheerly or fully opaque.  The texture is simply gorgeous - buttery smooth, moist but still adhesive, and light as air on the lip.  They remind me very much of the Estee Lauder Pure Colour range, which are around £13 cheaper, but significantly less luxurious.  Wear time is good, at around 4 hours, with the colour feeling comfortable throughout, although I did notice a little bit of uneven fading around the 4 hour mark.

Anyway, on to some swatches.



Gemma, shade 64, is a beautifully cool pink with a lilac undertone.  It's got a tiny bit of shimmer shot through it, but only the tiniest dusting - enough to make the lip look dimensional and pretty, but not enough to push the shade into being frosty.



Gracia, shade 66, is a very wearable plum pink that's still neutral enough to be paired with a stronger eye or cheek.  Again, it has a tiny bit of shimmer shot through it, with a similarly soft and pretty effect.  

So, would I buy more of these?  You bet I would.  These lipsticks scream luxury, and I can't help but feel proud to own such beautiful lipsticks - which is saying something for someone with a lipstick collection as big as mine.  At around £29, they are definitely a high end, treat yourself purchase - but if you're a serious lipstick lover like I am, you'll probably think it's worth it.

Guerlain Rouge G lipsticks are available at Guerlain counters and concessions across the land, and online via Escentual.  What do you think?  Would you?  Let us know in the comments!



4 comments:

  1. Oh wow do these look gorgeous!

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  2. So gorgeous, especially the packaging but OUCH at the price.

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  3. omg they got lipstick like it, i got the mascara, its awesome!!!!
    http://www.wandesworld.com

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