|Would buy this product again.||83%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I have it in Garance (06). Initially I only bought it because I liked the color: on my lips it reads muted rose with a hint of brown (which is just a tad brighter than my quite pigmented lips). I hated the packaging from the pictures and when I got it I hated it even more. To me there is nothing sophisticated about it. It looks like a toy for guys (like a bullet or something). It is heavy and bulky. If it wasn't the amazing formula, I would've regretted the purchase. But the formula makes up for everything: it is creamy but not to the point where it melts off your lips within an hour or bleed, it is waxy without feeling stiff. It is better than my all-time favorite Chanel's Rouge Allures. And it doesn't have the smell like Guerlain's lipglosses which was too loud for me to bear. I am def going to keep buying this hoping they will tune down the packaging at some point.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Such a fabulous lipstick. I am one to sing the praises of drugstore makeup but lips are obviously not the place to skimp. This lipstick is the creamiest, most hq formula I have come across, and it lasts me a few months of daily wear. True, gorgeous shades that I always get compliments on--and the packaging alone is worth the kinda high price tag. If you're looking for a truly fabulous lipstick in look and feel, look no further. Money well spent.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This is called "weapon of mass seduction" which is SO TRUE! Packaging is the sexiest ever! I got Gwen for my red-lipstick-mood & Galia for everyday neutral lips. The lipstick is creamy, smooth & pigmented. I didn't need to apply lip balm underneath & color stays true for long time. Expensive but very worth the money, especially when people turn their heads checking out the cool packaging, while you're feeling classy retouching your lips with the equally great lipstick inside. This makes as a great gift also--have it personalized with name engraving! Guerlain made me happy with this product & I'll repurchase!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I have this in Gisele (08) -- deep golden rose. The color can go on lightly or layered for more depth, and it is a simply beautiful color that I can wear dailly. It is long-lasting without drying like most stains. They have many other colors, some I want to try. But holy cow, this is the most expensive lipstick I have ever bought. The case is both beautifully and wastefully package. The attached mirror is convenient and the weight does not bother me, but the case is not refillable or recyclable (that I am aware of). I am looking to purchase Gabrielle (60) or Gil (40) when I set aside the money. If anyone has tried these, please message me and let me know your opinion. The bottom line, I think these lipsticks are very high end. I can tell the difference for sure. I will repurchase but only in colors that I can wear daily. I wanted a red for Christmas time but it is not a look I can pull off often enough to warrant the price.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
Initially, the price held me back from purchasing this product. However, a sales associate at my Guerlain counter gave me a free tester tube, and I've been hooked ever since. I've purchased five of them (I don't even want to add that up in my head). My favorite is Gaby 07. It's a shimmery copper color with just enough red. It seems to go with almost everything. I also have 06 which is a gorgeous neutral, 08 which is a pink/coral with slight shimmer. I also have 23, Geisha, which is a nice orangish red that I wear under 07 to mute it a little. The best thing about these is the formula. It conditions, plumps and makes my lips so smooth and healthy. I always got chapped lips in winter, and nothing seemed to help, but I only wear these and my lips feel fabulous and moist with no chapping at all. I highly recommend these if you can afford them.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have reviewed Bee in its own section, Bee is probably my most favorite color and the first of the Rouge Gs and the one that started my addiction with them.
Overall this is by far the best lipstick I have ever owned.
Colors I own are Bee (special edition violet-plum in special edition packaging), Garconne (the new gorgeous pure red) and Gaby (a bronze). I generally prefer dramatic darker and more vibrant colors since I have large plump lips but bronze is great for everyday or when I focus on eyes. Love the colors, Garconne is the most striking, most beautiful red I have ever used.
Texture wise this lipstick is also far better than the others I have used and I have used many different brands which I thought were great but this lipstick has the most amazing even, moist texture, finishes vary but are all lovely, some with shimmer (like Bee which is part of the Le Brilliant collection with subtle gold shimmer and Gaby is also shimmery), Garconne has a gorgeous vinyl like shine to it.
Quality wise even the dark colors do not bleed at all, they define lips beautifully and are easy to apply even without first lining lips with a pencil. The color does in fact stay on for many hours, up to something like six even when sipping coctails or snacking. One of the great features of this lipstick is that it moisturizes even the driest, most sensitive lips; my lips tend to even crack and bleed, none of that when wearing this lipsticks, its moisturizing power stays as long as the color and when the color comes off it comes off even.
I love the scent of this lipstick, it is subtle and unlike many other lipsticks it does not taste bad.
The packaging to me is one of the most amazing things about Rouge G; I hated carrying separate larger mirrors with me and a lipstick compact is an awesome, very practical idea. Yes, sure it is heavier than most other lipstick cases but that does not bother me and the case is virtually undestructible. I hate it when gorgeous high shine cases scratch up easily but this does not. The Rouge G lipstick compact is a work of art, its beauty is unparralleled, like a perfect statue. My special edition Bee stands out from the crowd due to the tiny bee imprinted on the mirror inside the compact and the gold G on the outside. I cannot imagine something more beautiful, it is to die for.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Brown
Bought 06 Garance because I purchased online and wanted to be sure it was a wearable color. It is a beige pink that reminds me very much of Lipstick Queen Saint Nude.
The Rouge G formula is a *dream*. So creamy and smooth, and melts into the lips so that it looks like your own color rather than "sitting on top", if you know what I mean.
I happen to like the rose-like fragrance, and it doesn't linger nor have a taste.
Compared to Lipstick Queen, though, the Guerlain formula remains moist and feels good for much longer. Also, there is a little moist sheen to it, whereas St Nude feels matte in comparison. Depends on the look one wants. I generally am a gloss fan, so I really like the subtle sheen. It is not a shimmer, but lips look... kissable!
I also like the very heavy, substantial packaging. It is so rich and elegant--perfect for a night out when you want to look luxurious! (Not so great for those of us who carry around 5+ lipsticks every day though!)
This is an amazing lipstick. The price is really outrageous, but because of all the other positives, I expect I'll purchase another shade. :-)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Fine Eyes: Black
Got this in #06 Garance, a brown rose shade that sorta comes in the middle between nude and dramatic shades. Light enough to wear daily but heavy enough for special nights out cuz it actually shows and doesn't make me look pale like some nude shades would. I love the color, goes beautifully with smoky or light eyes.
The texture is so buttery and smooth...goes on like a dream...very moisturizing...and interestingly this is the first tube lipstick that last this long even through drinks and light meals. It's not magic or anything, it does fade, just after going through so much.
I apply Guerlain's Terrcotta Lip Gloss in Grenade (the new laque formula) and it looks gorgeous. They make a gr8 combo.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Black
I love the quality of their lipsticks and prefer the lipstick casing to that of its new sister - the Rouge Automatique. I've just purchased my second Rouge G but shan't comment on the colour since I believe that's a subjective view depending on your preference and differs with women of every age and colour. I have taken 1 lippie off only because Rouge Automatique has a better range of colours than the Rouge G. However, funnily enough, though Automatique boasts of long wearing colours in their range, I still found Rouge G's performance in lasting wear quite formidable as well.
I also found that application of Rouge Automatique's lipsticks to be clumsy because of the shape of its design. While Rouge G's casing design is undeniably heavy, it also includes a mirror, which I do not make a habit of carrying around...such old fashioned glamour in the act of applying lipstick gets my vote. Furthermore, perhaps it's my imagination, but I do think Rouge G's lipstick formula is superior to that of its sister, richer and creamier...but alas, that's just me, ladies.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I am not a lipstick fan, but I like the act of putting them on, to feel pampered and offering sun protection/barrier to my lips. so my choice of colour is usually neutral beige. I am writing a review on Rouge G Shimmer version, and I got 01 Blondie (beige pink). Well it doesn't shimmer as I thought, but its a nice moisturising, easy to wear lipstick. Yes, and the case - state of art, sophisticated, something that rests on the edge of modernity and anachronism. It has got a sleek, modern and functional charm, yet on the other hand heavy, bulky, impractical with a touch of old-world glamour - very Guerlain, as it might be. Interesting addition to my small lipstick collection.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
I own one of these lippies and intend on getting another two. After reading all the reviews I'm surprised to find so many people complaining about the containers.
Yes they are heavier than a piece of cheap plastic, but that's kind of the point isn't it? It's quality. It's not as if you are going to throw 3 or 4 of these in your handbag on a daily basis. Heavy means it doesn't feel like plastic, it doesn't mean you will give yourself an arm strain by putting it in your handbag. Personally I think it's wonderful that at least one company still knows what quality packaging looks and feels like. Unlike Chanel and Dior who charge just as much for their lipsticks but house it in nastily cheap tubes. As for the wastage aspect, I've yet to ever use an entire tube of lipstick in my lifetime. If I do then I think I may feel justified in chucking the housing away after so many years of using it. It's not like I buy and throw away hundreds of lipsticks a year. To be honest without the special packaging I wouldn't have paid $58 for the lipstick no matter how pretty the colour or good the fomulation. I needed something over the top to justify the purchase.
Formulation - this is creamy, soothing, moisturising and a dream to wear. After the dry-lip syndrome of the 90's with all those horrible chalky longwear matte lipsticks I'm so glad to finally have a good soft and wearable lipstick. Let's not ever go back to the realm of chalky lipsticks again, please. For a soft, traditional lipstick it is indeed long lasting.
I own Grenade which is a bold rose pink\raspberry colour. A decidely cool pink it compliments my fair cool complexion and gives me a pleasant pop of colour. Importantly it doesn't make my thin lips look silly like most bold colours do. I love it and I love it enough to also buy 66 Gracia, the other colour I particularly liked. I rarely buy any lipsticks and when I do it must be love. I adore it that my small collection of lipsticks is so beautiful to behold.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I have 1,2, 3, 60, 62 and 64 and I plant on getting a couple more. I gave 3 (Galia) and 62 (Georgia) away. Galia is a dark beige and Georgia is a neutral (maybe a little on the cooler side) bright pink. None of them worked for me.
They have a good colour range but there is no true neutral beige. I'd really like to see a colour similar to Guerlinade but lighter! 60 (Gabrielle) is a nice light pink but I'd like it even more if it was more opaque (w/ no glitter/ shimmer).
Also, for such a price, I think they should have a better staying power... The packaging, though, is amazing and they smell really good! They apply nicely and my lips look hydrated!! if you're not on a tight budget, they are a nice addition to your make up stash!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Rouge G is probably the best lipstick range I have ever set eyes upon.
Yes, it is horrendously expensive, retail in New Zealand (IF you can find Guerlain anywhere!) is $85NZD and yes, the case is bulky and awkward to store because it only has one tiny flat surface but the formula is phenomenal and the colour range is indisputably gorgeous, flattering and ultimately very wearable.
These are smooth, oh-so-creamy, pigmented, delicately fragranced, moisturizing and a dream to apply. It has an almost buttery texture but is creamier and less slippery then Clinique Buttershine or YSL Rouge Volupte. The pigment clings to lips but seems to "float" and doesn't settle into or accentuate fine lip lines. I don't know if it's just me, but my lips appear fuller and slightly plumper then usual when I wear these. They last well, I get a good 4 or 5 hours (without eating, though the colour lasts though a coffee OK).
As luxurious as the packaging is (and I do like it personally) I do wish this was available in a smaller, less cumbersome (heh, and cheaper!) tube simply because they take up so much space! I keep them stored upright in their boxes but I hate the fact the identifying names/numbers are dark grey printed on black which makes them hard to see, so I keep them in numerical order.
I have several shades.
01 Guerlinade - a beige nude. Looks a little bit flat with my skintone as it is a bit too close to my natural skin colour.
02 Gardenia - subtle creamy soft pink with slight peach undertones.
05 Gracieuse - a slightly coppery warm nude with noticeable sparkles.
06 Garance - muted coral rose cream, a lovely, wear-with-anything shade.
08 Gisele - a gorgeous mauve toned slightly dusky pink with faint gold shimmer. Probably my favourite.
12 Gems (LE) - warm, golden glimmering luminous peach coral, very pretty!
63 Giulette - bright, cool pink balanced with a slight coral tone, definitely attention getting!
64 Gemma - cool, berry pink with gold micro shimmer, absolutely stunning.
I also have Gracia on my to-get list, plus possibly also Gil. If you can find your HG shade, I think these are worth investing in - sure it's a splurge but by holy heck they are amazing!
EDIT: Got Garance as well - so, so nice!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This review if for Geisha 23. I really love the look of a perfect red lipstick, but I’d given up hope that I was ever going to find one for me. Every red I ever bought was a beautiful blue-red that looked gorgeous in the tube. But alas, they would all do the same thing: turn pinkish on me (sometimes a garish fuchsia, sometimes a sheer cranberry), never the true red that I wanted. (On a side note, those lipsticks that were blue, yellow or coral from the ‘80’s that turn “the best color for you,” my mom had a blue one and a yellow one, those turn bright fuchsia on me too.) My other problem with lipsticks is that I often react to the formula, it makes my lips tingle, then the next day they are dry and scaly, then the next day they flake. Fun. When flipping through a Sephora catalog I spotted this lipstick; it, too, look gorgeous and I was intrigues by the use of ruby powder in the formula. Sephora’s website calls it an “orange red” which initially turned me off. Although my skin is a fair olive, I hate coral-tinted lipsticks and glosses. After reading that another reviewer for this shade also experienced red lipsticks turning pink in the past, but that slightly orange lipsticks seemed to solve the problem, I was very optimistic. I was able to try the shade on at the mall and it actually looked red! I did try another one of Guerlain’s reds (Gala – 21, a “true red” which turned slightly pinkish), but this one was the best. It was a rich, true red without being too loud. It really looked effortless, but also dramatic – the perfect red! Finally! I wore it the rest of the day (which seemed a little odd for August) to see if the formula bothered me. It didn’t tingle on my lips or dry them out at all! I was thrilled! I bought it a week later (just to make sure there were no adverse side effects. I only wear it when I’m in the mood for red. It last pretty well too; I do reapply after a meal, but just sipping on a drink won’t take it all off. With the beautiful, but slightly heavy, case, I don’t mind reapplying. Yes, this is very expensive, but for me to find the prefect red I absolutely think it’s worth every penny and I will repurchase. Please, Guerlain, please don’t ever discontinue this color!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Just purchased Gwen 69 and Gigi 68, from the Fall 2010 collection and I'm thrilled with these colors!
Gwen: In the case it looks like a wine red, but on my pigmented lips the wine is toned down and it's more of an intense, deep berry tone. Love this. I have olive, warm skin tone and it looks phenomenal.
Gigi: This is the most gorgeous shade of fuchsia I've put on my lips. It is bright but not in a garish way. It is not retro '80's neon, thank gawd. I find that I usually look best in bright, bold colors and I prefer lipsticks with depth to them. Gigi is not for the faint of heart. You will get noticed. I was lucky and got the last tube at Nordstrom. Apparently it has been quite popular.
I did try both lippies along with many other colors at the Guerlain counter. I would highly recommend trying them on or swatching before buying as they look different on everyone. At this price point, I have to LOVE the color and it needs to make me look faboosh.
I actually wear these (and most strong colored lipsticks) without lip liner and I don't have fading, feathering, or bleeding issues with Guerlain. I have two other Guerlain Rouge G lipsticks and find them all very creamy, moisturizing and long lasting. Gwen and Gigi are no exceptions.
These lippies have a light fragrance (like others in the line), but I don't find it overpowering or annoying. I definitely don't smell it when it's on. It is ridiculously expensive, but I love the case. It is lovely and the built in mirror comes in very handy. Just wish it was refillable. Like others have noted, the case is a bit heavy, but I don't mind this because it is quite the little show stopper.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
I think this lipsticks is pretty good, the qulity is smooth, soft, vibrant, pigmented. So far, I've only been using the B20,it is soft pink but it is pretty dark for me and love it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Fine Eyes: Black
First up, my apologies for the uploaded pic of swatches which were not labelled. They are (L-R) Gisele 08, Gina 20, Geisha 23, Grenade 65.
I had my husband purchase 3 of the lippies from Heathrow duty free as I'd read in blogs that it's less expensive there than elsewhere. My first Rouge G was purchased in Singapore for SGD 73 (about USD51). The other 3 cost about SGD 48 or 23 GBP/ USD 35 each. Big difference!
Colour: Pigmented and I love them. Great colour pay-off and buildable from light to full coverage. Gisele is a MLBB colour for my pigmented lips and has a rose tinge though it's not very obvious. It's almost mauvish with shimmer. Gina is a warm orangey shimmery red. Geisha is a true red, very close to Estee Lauder's discont'd Silent Red (my all time fave red, a real kick a** red). Grenade turns out to be a raspberry red (or reddish raspberry?) if you layer it enough, definitely a cool shade. All the colours have a sheen to it so the amount of shimmer that shows is just right. I thought Gina didn't wear as evenly as the other colours.
Feel: Feels great on the lips! They had better, at that price. I think Chanel's Rouge Coco isn't as moisturizing as Rouge G; the latter has a creamy, velvety and cushiony feel to it. Perhaps the Rouge Coco I tried was a bad comparison as it was a tester from the counter. The colour for Rouge G stayed fresh and lasted a little longer than most lipsticks. It would probably stay put with some drinks and light snacks, though it didn't last through a greasy Chinese meal for me. In terms of conditioning the lips, it's almost as good as Chantecaille's lipgloss; not there but close.
Packaging: Super luxe. The one I purchased in Singapore came with a black velvet pouch (very handy for wiping away fingerprints). The other 3 that were bought in Heathrow didn't. Guerlain should be consistent with this. The case feels heavy and expensive. This is not a lippy to be applied at home. The packaging screams for you to apply/touch up in public.
I would buy this again at the right price, certainly not in Singapore but in UK if I have the opportunity.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I bought this in #43 Ginger and I absolutely love it! I usually am not a big lipstick fan as it is hard to find a color that suits me, but Ginger is such a gorgeous color and I think one of a few colors that look good on me. It goes on creamy and over the course of the day will kind of lose the creaminess without making my lips feel dry. Compared to my YSL Rouge Volupte, I have to say that this one is much better. I like my YSL, but it's so creamy that it just slides around on my lips and I end up with a line of concentrated color at the edge of my lips. The packaging is very nice although a little excessive since it could easily double as a paperweight and you certainly pay for the excess as this line cost a very shiny, pretty penny. However, if you find an awesome color that you just love it's certainly worth it. I also have to say that when I use YSL's Pur Shine; I think maybe it's the glitter/shimmer, but everytime after I use it, my lips would kind of flake. Ginger also has a shimmer and glittery flakes within the color and my lips are perfectly fine after using the Guerlain kind. Go figure.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I have this in Gina and I absolutely love the colour! Nice wearable red for the daytime and I find I don't need a lipliner to keep this from feathering.
The packaging, at first seemed very nice and I love the mirror that comes attached to the lipstick. However, my only gripe with this is that as it is made of metal, it is quite heavy and not too ideal to just throw in your MU bag!
The price is quite expensive, but I think if you're looking to treat yourself, then this is well worth the money!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
i recently purchased the rouge g de guerlain in three colors - georgia (rosy medium pink, creamy with minimal shimmer), gaela (bright blue pink, a bit more shimmery than georgia), and brenda (part of the new rouge g de guerlain "le brillant" - sheer, coral-pink with shimmer and shine). i was looking for a nice everyday lipstick that wasn't drying my lips out, and after having test-driven them, my verdict is:
formula: creamy, glides on easily, and the sheen (it's not a shine, it's a sheen) is subtle, elegant, but still sexy. there is a wide range of colors to choose from and i'm sure there's something for everyone, from sheer nudes to bright reds (i've personally got my eyes on geisha and gala, both eye popping reds). sometimes, the colors seem a bit garish in the tube, but look gorgeous on, so SWATCH, SWATCH, SWATCH, and SWATCH SOME MORE, before you buy.
the good stuff: it lasts a decent amount of time, the color range was impressive, and had both sheer/full coverage and warm/neutral/cool shades. they don't dry my lips out like some lipsticks (like my beloved MAC ruby woo, which i love but is so drying), and have a very nice, rosy scent (fades quickly). i do appreciate that the lipstick has a mirror built into it, which clicks open when you open the tube.
the bad stuff: this thing costs an arm and leg - it cost like CA$55 after taxes (LE GASP, i totally had a heart attack when the lovely SA rang up my bill), but i love it enough that i would eat canned tuna and crackers for dinner for this lipstick. also, only one of the shades came with a velour pouch - i thought this was a defect and went to exchange it, and THE ENTIRE NEW STOCK HAS NO POUCH. what the h*ll am i supposed to do with the heavy, large, but beautiful container now? thank god i had the one pouch, but i assume that others may be a bit annoyed about this fact.
i did e-mail the company and asked them why they started omitting the pouches, because all their other products (eye quads, powders) all have the pouches... what a shame...
the case could weigh a bit less, and i feel like they're going overboard with it, but i do like the convenience of a mirror. everyone does ooh and aah over it when i take it out, so i guess it's kinda cool. i'll probably get one of my friends who have a sewing machine to sew me up a chamois case for the other two, so that i don't get them all scratched up...
i also think the packaging is such a waste - they should at least make it refillable, these things will all end up in landfills and it's not like i can do anything else with them...
overall, i'll have to say, i like the formula and colors, but the price and unnecessary packaging bring it down considerably.
EDIT: guerlain has told me having the pouches for protection oxidizes the case and turns it black, which is why they have stopped including them. i really wish these become refillable, because it really just seems like such a waste. for a cheaper price without the frills, try rouge automatique, it's slightly different but still an excellent, comparable formula with shades that are just as gorgeous.