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!

4 comments:

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

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

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

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

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