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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Guerlain ~ Rouge de Guerlain Jewel Lipstick Compact in Genna 28 and Rouge G de Guerlain L'Extrait M25 Colere and M71 Gourmandise Review and Swatches

I recently lost my mind and ordered three $50 lipsticks from Sephora. I know that's ridiculously expensive for a lipstick but I had a little birthday money so I figured why not splurge on something good! :D
The first thing I chose was the Rouge de Guerlain Jewel Lipstick Compact in Genna 28. As you can see the packaging has a mirror finish and is engraved with 'Guerlain' which makes it look really high end. The downside of it being so shiny is all the fingerprint marks! It's impossible to keep it from smudges.
Now this is where we get fancy! When you pull the lipstick out it automatically flips out a double mirror, one of which is magnified. The whole lipstick is very heavy. It's the heaviest lipstick I own, which I expect since it was $50!

Here is the gorgeous color in Genna 28! It's a beautiful bright warm red. This lipstick is so hydrating. It glides on the lips smoothly and gives a full color shiny finish. Because it's so moisturizing it isn't the longest lasing lipstick. Without eating it will last about 4 hours. If you eat or drink it will transfer and fade.
Next  I ordered two Rouge G de Guerlain L'Extrait in M25 Colere and M71 Gourmandise. 

These have similar packaging with the mirror. They are a little bit harder to open as you have to pull them out a tad, then twist open. In the photo above this one you can see it comes with a sticker attached to the package with opening instructions.
Although these have brush tip applicators they are not glosses, they are opaque liquid lipsticks. When you first apply them they are moisturizing, but after a few minutes they set into a satin/matte lipstick finish.  These are definitely more long wearing. They lasted about six hours on me and even after eating and drinking it didn't completely fade. It left a full color stained lip, which is great!

From top to bottom
Genna 28, M25 Colere, and M71 Gourmandise

These colors are so gorgeous! My favorite is probably Colere. It's the perfect bright cool toned red. I was most looking forward to Gourmandise and while the swatch looks like a bright pink it comes across on my lips as a muted rose color. It's a pretty color, just not what I was expecting. 

Overall these were definitely a splurge, but very well worth the money. The packaging and colors are beautiful. I recommend you check these out if you feel like buying something special and luxurious for yourself! 

Have you used any of these lipsticks? Would you pay $50 for one lipstick? 

4 comments:

Joanna M said...

They're all so pretty! I am going to pick up one myself. Thanks for the amazing swatches.

LipGlossGossip said...

@Joanna No problem! Let me know which shade you get! Would love to see swatches when you get one! :)

Kairi Yi said...

beautiful color selections! and even more beautiful swatched!! plus..geurlain's packaging (drool)

LipGlossGossip said...

@Kairi Yi, Thank you! Yes the packaging is so beautiful but for $50 I expect it to be! Lol!