New Guerlain Rouge G Lipstick – Luxury in a tube

by Paris B on · 30 comments

in Lipstick,New on shelves

Strolling by the Guerlain counter, I saw the latest lipstick offering from Guerlain. I’m a fan of the Kiss Kiss lipsticks and the Kiss Kiss lipglosses. They are pricey at RM95 and RM82 respectively but they are awesome on the lips. I did not feature the Kiss Kiss lipsticks before? How remiss of me! I’ll rectify that soon enough!

Guerlain Rouge G lipstick

Anyway, I’d read about the luxurious Rouge G de Guerlain lipstick that retails for a whopping US$45 and I had to see what a hype it was.

The case is sleek and quite unusually shaped for a lipstick case having rounded edges instead of the usual angular looks. When the lipstick tube is kept in the case the little knob with the G logo holds down the springloaded cover for the mirror. Slide out the tube and the mirror springs open.

Nifty if you like touching up on the go. However, I’d just seen a similar gadget in the Amuse lipstick case when I met Beetrice over the weekend so I wasn’t taken in by it at all. I felt it was a bit tacky for Guerlain to be perfectly honest.

The lipsticks however were awesome. I only picked out 4 swatches to test:-

guerlain rouge g lipstick

They slid on smoothly and very pigmented. There is slight shine but minimal shimmer so its perfect for those who prefer a more muted lip yet want to rebel a little. My faves were 63 and 04 both slightly rosy pink tones that suit me perfectly.

Just testing them, I had no quarrels with the texture and pigmentation. It was emollient and just lovely. Everything was perfect and hunky dory but what stopped me from whipping out my credit card was the price.

RM149 (US$41) a tube stopped me right in my tracks. I know that in times of recession women are more likely to buy a lipstick as a pick me up. Its a well known fact. But at RM149 I’m sorry Guerlain, you are playing in a field that is so far from where I stand, I can barely see the ball!

What’s the most expensive lipstick you have ever bought? Mine is a Guerlain Kiss Kiss lipstick but it was bought cheaper online so I did not pay RM95 for it. Still, it was pricey!

Stay beautiful,

Paris B

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JackieA April 20, 2009 at 3:17 pm

Wow! Tube looks a little too funky for me….but at the end of the day who cares about the tube when you have a wonderful product inside? I am currently into mineral lipstick which does not leave my lips dry and chapped. Not sure how much my most expensive lipstick cost though……getting old lah!


ParisB April 20, 2009 at 6:37 pm

Hi JackieA

I do have a mineral lipstick and its seriously pigmented. Surprised even me hehe… I might find it hard to buy a lippie if the tube looked too weird though :)


Shay April 20, 2009 at 3:26 pm

I think my most expensive lipstick was the Stila Hi-Shine Lip colour in Louise. I bought it in Bangkok at a dept store on a whim. It was over S$30. I love the colour! And it has been discontinued for a while now.


ParisB April 20, 2009 at 6:38 pm

Hey Shay

Thanks for sharing. I’d never tried Louise but I’d heard often that its pretty. At least it was expensive but you liked it, which is what’s important!


Jamilla Camel April 20, 2009 at 5:24 pm

Paris, I have the Rouge G in Geisha 23 and it’s the BEST ever lipstick! I have several KissKiss lippies, but Rouge G can’t be matched for luxury, color, and staying power.

I bought mine in the U.S. for $45, but it’s $10.00 CHEAPER here in London!


ParisB April 20, 2009 at 6:39 pm

Hey Jamilla

You know what? That makes it cheaper to get it in UK than it is here! Uhoh… Don’t tempt me!! 😛


jojoba April 20, 2009 at 8:29 pm

the packaging got me. very UN Guerlian like. very techno style. the colours don’t wow me though as not that shiny nor shimmery. i am safe once again. Guerlain hardly speaks my language. :) thank you for these. I was going to try them but now I don’t need to.


ParisB April 21, 2009 at 9:55 am

Hey Jojoba

Haha… Yeah you love shimmer eh? :) I liked these because they are really smooth and lovely. But the price!!


prettybeautiful April 20, 2009 at 9:14 pm

though the colors are sweet, but there is no way im going to whip out rm149 for a lip gloss! ouch!


ParisB April 21, 2009 at 9:55 am

Hi prettybeautiful

I know! None of the testers were even touched. I think people got scared at the prices.


prettyang April 20, 2009 at 9:17 pm

Did you try it in the Tangs store in Pavilion? the color looks really nice


ParisB April 21, 2009 at 9:56 am

Hi prettyang

I tried these at Isetan Lot 10. I think they are already at all Guerlain counters.


Nikki April 20, 2009 at 10:11 pm

Mine would probably be Paul & Joe and it’s one and only! LOL thanks for sharing this, I never thought of buying expensive lipsticks because I always think I don’t use them as much LOL


ParisB April 21, 2009 at 9:57 am

Hi Nikki

I haven’t tried Paul & Joe. I do tend to think that expensive lipsticks have better quality and pigment and I do use lipsticks so um… hehe… I do tend to save on lipglosses because I don’t use them as much.


Vonvon April 20, 2009 at 11:00 pm

wow! i like the packaging. and i like 63 and 04 too. these 2 are my colours, but the other 2 are a bit meh for me.


ParisB April 21, 2009 at 9:58 am

Hi Vonvon

Yep the other 2 shades were a bit blah. But the girl recommended them so I felt obliged to swatch LOL…


April 20, 2009 at 11:29 pm

I’m in love with the colors but hate the prices! D’ya know of any dupes for the colors 04 and 63? 😀


ParisB April 21, 2009 at 9:58 am

Hi Rinnah

I’ll need to swatch them then go round to the different counters to get a dupe LOL… I’ll try to find one that is more wallet friendly soon!


Indira April 21, 2009 at 11:37 am

I don’t have expensive lipstick. I love playing with lip colors.

I have Oriflame (Swedish brand) tester I played a lot LOL


ParisB April 21, 2009 at 5:39 pm

Hi Indira

I’d heard of Oriflame but never seen it here. Lipsticks doesn’t have to be expensive to be good :)


Indira April 24, 2009 at 11:48 am

It’s a multilevel marketing cosmetics :)

To be honest, Oriflame lipsticks are too good (not moisturized enough, not long lasting). But it’s easier to reapply LOL


Indira April 24, 2009 at 11:49 am

Correction: ‘aren’t too good’. Sorry :)


ParisB April 26, 2009 at 10:56 am

Thanks for the info!


Ms. Blacklace April 21, 2009 at 3:16 pm

I think Lola cosmetics has the same kind of mirror lipstick right?

The price really shocking sia….

If all else fails… Go for Bourjois.. Haha! Thier lipstick has a mirror too!! And so much cheaper.

Oh yes, I went to guardian to check out the nyx black label lipstick but they do not have it…. So sad!! Maybe singapore don’t have it yet.


ParisB April 21, 2009 at 5:44 pm

Hey Ms. Blacklace

I’m not familiar with Lola. Only saw them in Bangkok once. Bourjois is pretty good stuff too but less pigmented than the Guerlain – I guess there’s always a price to everything.


April 24, 2009 at 6:41 am

Most expensive lippie must be the Christian Dior ones I bought on Strawberrynet. In the end, so so nia.


Farah Lily May 11, 2009 at 12:59 am

I just bought one in #62 for my mother as a Mother’s Day gift. Yeah it is pricey but damn the texture!!!!!! And yeah the packaging is fancy :)

Though I don’t see this to be worn on daily basis, too expensive to be wasted just like that!!!


ParisB May 11, 2009 at 10:03 am

Hey Farah

That is a gorgeous gift! I’d get it for myself but I can’t justify the pricetag… yet 😉


Donna Mee September 27, 2010 at 8:03 am

I actually bought this lipstick while on vacation in Mexico. I paid $55.00 for it although ridiculous, I had to own it due to what I do. (Makeup artist, beauty expert, speaker & writer of beauty articles) . I was actually stopped by airport security on the way home because in the x-ray machine, it appeared to be a switchblade knife! LOL

I don’t think the lipstick is any different than the other 80 or so tubes I own. And it is far too heavy due to all the fabulous packaging to carry around in my purse. Therefore, it sits in my drawer of cosmetics which I refer to as the makeup graveyard. =)


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