Guerlain Rouge Automatique Review & Swatches
Guerlain Rouge Automatique will be available this April (I’ve seen them on counter already wink!) and is Guerlain’s first capless lipstick. Fun times, a slide up and down lippie, it appeals to my inner gadget girl dontcha know!
The packaging isn’t the only appeal but the long lasting hold formula also had me highly curious.
Let’s take a look!
An innovative and delicately sheer lipstick formula that offers a second skin texture with a long lasting hold!
Guerlain Rouge Automatique comes packaged in a lightweight slide tube design. The design itself isn’t new by any means as many budget brands embrace a similar style compact however to my knowledge it’s the first high end brand that features such. The square tube features a slide mechanism that allows the lipstick to rise and lower with a quick up and down movement. It does not feature a cap but merely a slide close hinge that hides the lipstick when it’s not in use. This allows for a design that does not have a cap or extra parts to worry over, I lose the cap to my lipstick constantly so this is kinda ideal for me. It’s simple, elegant, and should appeal to those who like a bit of gadgetry with their beauty.
I was surprised by the weight of the lipstick as Rouge G de Guerlain are heavy weights and have a good deal of craft behind them. Guerlain Rouge Automatique is far lighter (and cheaper at $35) in comparison. Going into a purchase you may be disappointed at the weight behind the product however the quality of the lipstick should lighten your mood up.
Guerlain pulled out all the stops here and you’re truly getting a very long wearing formula. The texture is lightweight and smooth as butter with a glide that’s oh so soft and offers impeccable coverage with a single stroke. The lipstick is not too thick or heavy but feels, as promised, like a second skin. The real trick here is the long lasting hold that allows the lipstick to adhere to lips and wear long and strong throughout a cup of tea or through an entire dinner course. I wore mine last night through dinner, a movie, and popcorn and it still looked as fresh as when I originally put it on. You’re looking at an extended wear here so if you’re not one for touch ups, this is the lipstick for you. I’m thinking I could get through eight hours here and not worry about my lipstick migrating, fading, feathering, or disappearing!
The shade I tried was Vol de Nuit which is a coppery bronze. The shade is bold, pigmented, and works well with warmer shades in my opinion. The formula doesn’t run extra shiny but it does leave behind a certain glossiness however for more pop clear gloss is recommended.
$35 makes me wince slightly and isn’t in everyone’s budget however for a long lasting lipstick of this caliber you may not feel too badly by indulging!
- Those seeking an extra long wearing lipstick.
- Those who want long wear but do not want an ultra thick, heavy formula to get it (this is lightweight and comfortable to wear).
- Beauty budget types unwilling to dish out $35 on a single lipstick.
- Those who want a heavier lipstick packaging (the lighter tube could prove disappointing when compared to past Guerlain Lipsticks).
Overall, Guerlain Rouge Automatique is a posh lipstick experience to say the very least. The long wearing formula will tempt many over to this makeup’s dark side plus the incredible selection of 25 colors to choose from should please. The formula pays for itself in this case, count me impressed with this wear time.
(Wearing Guerlain Rouge Automatique in Vol de Nuit)
Rouge Automatique will be available shortly at select locations of Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and at Bergdorf Goodman.
Learn more at www.guerlain.com
Will you be indulging?
This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR.
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