Monday, August 15, 2011

Guerlain Garconne Rouge G - Review, Photos, Swatches


I am a lipstick lover. My collection is proof of that but it is not every day that I meet a red that I would consider wearing more than once a month. Garconne's vinyl [a sophisticated sheen, not glossy or shimmery] finish and opaque coverage remind me that the power of a red lipstick should never be underestimated. This lipstick truly enhances my pout in a way that lipsticks rarely do and I believe that it has something to do with the luxurious texture. It hugs my lips yet plumps them! I will recreate the Guerlain Fall 2011 ad campaign look - a classic black smoky eye with Garconne - later this month and I will update this post with the video so you can see the color in action against my tanned skin. This shade, however, is neutral and universally flattering so I am positive I will feel just as confident wearing it when I return to my fair self in the dead of winter.

I have only one other Rouge G in my collection, a pink from Spring this year, and as much as I love it, it is very unlike Garconne - sheer and glittery. The creaminess and intensity of Garconne is unsurpassed. My roommate even commented that it appeared as though I was wearing blood on my lips! Garconne also has a slight staining effect, as many reds tend to do, but it still manages to moisturize my lips while lasting a solid 6 hours. That's a long-lasting lipstick, as I tend to eat or drink at least every hour so 6 hours is top-notch. And my last note: the signature violent fragrance [which I adore] is incredibly subtle but as I have said before, my sense of smell is rather weak.

On my lips, Chanel's Dragon reads a tad darker with a little more shimmer and Chanel's Excessive is a touch warmer. YSL's Rouge Pur Couture 20 is also warmer but has too much slip to compare to Garconne's texture.

You don't have to panic and purchase it now because Garconne is a permanent addition to the Rouge G line but let's just I'm hooked. I can't wait to try more Rouge Gs. Let me know what your favorite shades are!

Bottom Line: I need it and you most likely will, too.








10 comments:

  1. this is such a gorgeous red shade! :) i shall pick this up when it hits my local guerlain counter.

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  2. THANK YOU FOR THIS REVIEW!! :) i think i might have just found the perfect red lipstick ! :D

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  3. Hi Rae, what are your thoughts of the Ecrin 4 Couleurs Eyeshadow palette? They look so pretty!

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  4. Love that shade! Such a gorgeous red. I would totally rock that. Only if it wasnt so pricey! *sigh

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  5. Love that shade! Such a gorgeous red. I would totally rock that. Only if it wasnt so pricey! *sigh

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  6. Sugar - Your counter should have it by now! Mine was one of the last to receive it :)

    Diana - I picked up 2! They're worth $59 and I was much more impressed with them than I was with the Ecrin 6, of which I only own one [with good reason]!

    Julie - I know, it's obnoxiously expensive! But I can't help but love it!!

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  7. I've wanted this since I first saw the Guerlain fall promo material. I have a really hard time stomaching the price tag though!

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  8. This is a beautiful color, and I may have to pick it up! My fav Rouge G is Garance and can be worn everyday, it's such fantastic and versatile shade!

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  9. Christa - Tell me about it! The Rouge G's aren't much less than the new palettes lol

    Jill - Garance may be my next Rouge G! I'll thank you in my post once I get my hands on it ;)

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  10. I don't know if my message went through, but is garconne very similar to ysl's rouge pur 01 or is it completely different?

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