Guerlain Geisha 23 Rouge G de Guerlain Lipstick Review

I bought this at the height of my Guerlain fever over the awesome Guerlain Chamade Rouge Automatique lipstick. Because I just had to find out if Rouge G formula is indeed better than Rouge Automatique.
What they say: A shimmering, ruby-powder lipstick tucked inside a chic, Parisian case. Guerlain Rouge G de Guerlain Jewel Lipstick Compact contains a ruby-powder formula that interacts with the light and creates a jaw-dropping pout of perfection. At first glaze, lips will be left defined, smoothed, plumped, and hydrated.

My thoughts:
  • The packaging looks gorgeous, but it's not practical for me. I don't need two mirrors and would have preferred that the mirrors open flat, instead of the 90-degree angle which makes it awkward to use the mirrors. But I'm forced to use the mirror because it pops open when I pull the lipstick out.
  • Application is divine -- smooth, even and lightweight, but very pigmented.
  • The colour is beautiful -- a shiny warm red with very fine micro shimmers than I can see in the tube but can't feel on my lips.
  • It lasts over four hours through drinks and a bit of food.
  • It fades evenly and leaves me with a nice stain.
  • I do find that the stain will dry my lips out if I don't top up or apply lip balm.
  • I balked at paying RRP $65 for the limited edition Garconne shade at Myer, because it was a tad drying after a couple of hours. But I think the Rouge G is a lovely lipstick and I would happily purchase another shade from Cosmo Cosmetics at $35.

Overall, I value hydration over longevity so I prefer the Guerlain Rouge Automatique over the Rouge G, at this point. My preference could change when I try the lighter shades in the Rouge Gs range or the darker Rouge Automatiques.

L-R: Guerlain Chamade 164, Guerlain Geisha 23, YSL Le Orange 13
(Hmm, Chamade looks really pale in comparison, but it's really vibrant on my lips!)

Happy Aussie Day!


  1. This is beautiful! I love this red! I've always wanted to splash out on a Guerlain lippy but still saving up ;)

  2. Thanks, Ling! I think this would look great on you! :)

  3. this is a very pretty red! likey likey!

  4. Hi PrettyMom! It Is very pretty, even better in real life! :)



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