Guerlain Rouge G L’Extrait Gourmandise : Can this liquid lipstick last you 8 hours?

by Paris B on · 40 comments

in FOTD,Lipstick,Makeup,Product Reviews

Liquid lipsticks – I never really got into them because I like the convenience of a tube of lipstick that you can just slick on. Liquid lipsticks are to me, rather like a thicker, more pigmented lip gloss and I’m not much of a fan of lipgloss. It didn’t stop me getting a tube of Chanel Rouge Allure Lacque before this. I liked the colour but I found it a bit strong and the texture had too much slip for my liking so it never got much love from me.

However, this year sees 2 big brands take on liquid lipsticks – Shiseido and Guerlain. As before, the texture of the liquid lipstick on offer is creamy and very strongly pigmented, but the texture now tends to be matte. I didn’t realise it before with the Guerlain Rouge G L’Extrait or I might have been less excited.

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As it was, I stopped by the counter one evening, close to closing time, and hastily swatched a few of the colours available, before deciding, arbitrarily on M71 Gourmandise. I was keen on Luxure, the signature deep red that is on the model in the ad, but I passed on it, because I knew realistically that as much as I love wearing red lipstick, I would prefer wearing a colour I’d get more use out of and after quickly consulting with my exhausted companions that day, Gourmandise came home with me.

I’ve had it a little while now, trying to get my head around it. The thing I’ve been most interested in is its longevity. Prior to making my purchase, I read all up and down the interweb that this is a very long lasting lipstick that can easily take you through 8 hours with eating and drinking, without breaking much of a sweat. Very impressive, if its true! So I had to put it to the test. 8 hours – could it last? icon smile Guerlain Rouge G LExtrait Gourmandise : Can this liquid lipstick last you 8 hours?

Before I tell you (where’s the fun in giving away the answer so quickly right?!), let me share a little about this lipstick. The Guerlain Rouge G L’Extrait comes in the signature heavy metal case.

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Thank you Guerlain for giving me packaging commensurate with the price you charge me! The case is heavy. If you are used to the regular Rouge G casing, you will notice that the Rouge G L’Extrait is actually larger than the lipsticks. Keep one of these handy in your handbag – you never know when you might have to use it to brain someone LOL! icon razz Guerlain Rouge G LExtrait Gourmandise : Can this liquid lipstick last you 8 hours?

As of now, the Rouge G L’Extrait aren’t refillable, unlike the mascara. However, since they have made the mascara refillable, I have hope that some day, they will also make the lipsticks refillable because it would be such a waste to toss the beautiful case once you are finished with the lipstick.

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The method of opening the Rouge G L’Extrait is similar to that of the mascara. The top “locks” down, so you have to pull it up, then twist it to open. Pulling up the cap also allows the in-built mirror to pop open. I used to scoff at the mirror, but recent experience has taught me that the mirror is very useful when touching up. You don’t need to carry a separate mirror.

Gourmandise M71 is a very lovely, very intense raspberry red. It is a little deep so I find it easier for most to pull off as opposed to a brighter shade. I found it interesting to see the swatches and commentary on Temptalia, who described it as a neon pink coral colour. I would have loved that colour, but I have to respectfully disagree with her. There is nothing neon, nor coral about Gourmandise.

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To me, Gourmandise is a raspberry red with some pink tones. The texture is lovely and creamy and it applies opaque with just 1 swipe. That sort of pigment is seriously something! When it dries down, Gourmandise deepens a little on my skin.

It also dries a little matte but here’s the good thing, it does not dry out lips. I rarely, if ever, wear matte lipsticks or lip colours because they tend to dry lips, feel heavy on and accentuate lip lines. This one however, feels light, looks matte but with a bit of sheen and shine, and does not bleed nor accentuate lip lines. You do need relatively flake free lips to wear it well, but it doesn’t make your lips look old and cracked. That is impressive! It however, does not “set” either. Even when dry, it will still mark coffee cups and transfer so be careful.

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I’m afraid capturing the exact shade of Gourmandise has been really hard. The colour is less bright than what you see here. It has more blue tones and is deeper, rather like what you see in Picture #1 and #4 of this post. However, opacity shown here is excellent – 1 swipe was all it took, for smooth application and perfect coverage.

If you are concerned about making mistakes (its easy to, with bright colours like these), what you can do is dab a dot of colour in the centre of your upper and lower lip then use a lip brush to spread the colour out. You end up with a lighter coverage, and lighter rendition of the colour that you may be more comfortable with. This is also helpful if you feel the colour is too bright for use in the day. This product has lots of “stretch” and stretching it doesn’t make the colour any less vibrant, but it does tone it down a little.

Oh and does it last 8 hours? Well, not on me. I can make it last 5 hours through a simple breakfast of oats and coffee, and glasses of water in the morning. By the time I go for lunch, the colour would have faded a little. Just a little though. However, I can’t make it past lunch. I think it may be to do with the food I eat – I’ve tried taking it through a Chinese restaurant meal, a “dai chow” Chinese stirfry meal, noodle soup, and oxtail stew. It fails every single time. All I’m left with is faded colour. It could probably last through lunch, if I were to eat a simple sandwich or salad, or maybe if I were a less violent eater icon razz Guerlain Rouge G LExtrait Gourmandise : Can this liquid lipstick last you 8 hours? But since I’m not, let the record show that I cannot take the Rouge G L’Extrait past a full Asian meal without needing touch up icon razz Guerlain Rouge G LExtrait Gourmandise : Can this liquid lipstick last you 8 hours?

Its a little ironic you know, because I looked up “Gourmandise”, and its defined as an appreciation of or interest in good food and drink. Its unfortunate therefore that Gourmandise the lipstick cannot stand up to gourmandise.

On the upside, whilst this does fade, I like to then blot off, leave the stain as a base and touch up a different coloured lipstick over it, especially a sheer pink or sheer berry. It makes a very pretty base colour, and I get 2 lip colours in a day. Lovely!

In a nutshell

The Guerlain Rouge G L’Extrait Gourmandise M71 is a liquid lipstick that comes in the iconic Rouge G metal case packaging. The case comes with a built in mirror and whilst heavy, oozes luxury. As of now, I don’t believe they are refillable, but hopefully it will be. Texture-wise, the product feels creamy and applies opaque in just 1 layer. It dries down matte but with a nice sheen so the colour and your lips do not appear to look flat. The colour however, does not dry, so it will mark cups. I can’t take it through a full Asian meal either so it will not last me 8 hours unless I do not eat in those 8 hours. Rouge G L’Extrait is a luxurious and quite impressive liquid lipstick. I could see myself wanting another, but the price will make even I think twice.

Pros: Opaque in 1 swipe, Bright vibrant colours for lips, Not drying, Lightweight texture, Matte texture but not flat, Long lasting provided you do not eat oily foods or are a violent eater

Cons: Pricey

Who will like this: Anyone looking for a vibrant coloured lipstick that is long lasting without drying out lips, Anyone who likes strong opaque lipstick

Here is how Gourmandise looks on me, in a full face shot.

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Other products used : Dior Rosy Glow Petal blush, Dior Electric Lights eyeshadow palette, Diorskin Nude liquid foundation 010

I think this picture shows a more true to life colour and it isn’t too bright at all. Gourmandise is a gorgeous raspberry red and I think it will suit almost all skin tones.

Have you taken a look at the Rouge G L’Extrait liquid lipsticks? Do you like liquid lipsticks, in general?

I am unsure yet, if I will pick up another colour. Most of the other shades didn’t quite appeal to me so maybe I will, if more shades are released. These are permanent after all icon smile Guerlain Rouge G LExtrait Gourmandise : Can this liquid lipstick last you 8 hours?

Paris B

Guerlain Rouge G L’Extrait liquid lipstick Price: RM161 Availability: Guerlain counters

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Liyeun October 15, 2012 at 9:07 am

Omg this colour looks so different and beautiful on u compared with the other swatches I saw online! I never thought I would love this, but after seeing it on you, I MUST go and swatch it on my own!!!! Omg omg I predict more damage is to be done on my purse very soon…..


Paris B October 15, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Thank you Liyeun! I didn’t look up swatches before I took the plunge and if I did, I may not have gone for Gourmandise because it all looks so bright doesn’t it? It really isn’t, and it seems to deepen a little once it dries down. Do swatch it – its gorgeous!


Sunny October 15, 2012 at 9:12 am

I’ve tried Gourmandise on and let me tell you, it looks SO different on you!

I think the “surviving a meal” criteria is pretty arbitrary. It really does come down to what one eats and how one eats it. I think Chinese food is more challenging because food is not already cut into bite size, and also it tends to be more soup-y.

I love this formula because it stays all day on me, and it is very comfortable to wear. I’m still dreaming about Luxure too, or all the other colors in the line to be honest :)


Paris B October 15, 2012 at 4:11 pm

LOL How did it look on you Sunny? Maybe its to do with our skin tones too? I did think it was a colour to suit most people :) I honestly do not think anything can survive an Asian meal. Its all that oil! LOL! But I could do it if I was a little more careful but then, heck, I’m hungry, its lunch time and there’s a queue of people out the door and hovering around me while I eat. No time to linger! ;)


Sunny October 15, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Yup I think it’s a skin tone thing! It looks closer to what it does on Christine from Temptalia on me, though experience has taught me that what looks great on her doesn’t necessarily look good on me (particularly when it comes to nude shades. A lot of the times her skin tone is just a smidgen different to make all the difference)!


Paris B October 16, 2012 at 2:50 pm

It starts out bright on my lips, but deepens to a more wearable shade in a few minutes. I think I prefer the deeper shade :D Colours are such complex things! Not everything can and will work for everyone :D


Lily October 15, 2012 at 9:18 am

This shade looks absolutely lovely on you! I nearly picked it up but ended with Luxure, because I don’t have many red lipsticks. True that it doesn’t last through an oily Asian meal, but good thing is, it fades evenly. Don’t you hate those ghastly lipstick rings?


Paris B October 15, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Luxure is gorgeous and very elegant :) You’re right too about it fading evenly, at least we don’t look like try hards after our meal with that dreaded red ring around our lips LOL!


Lisa October 15, 2012 at 9:37 am

Lovely on you. I love the almost matt finish.


Paris B October 15, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Thank you Lisa! The finish is almost velvety!


xin October 15, 2012 at 9:52 am

i snapped a tube of G lipstick but haven’t had the heart to use it yet <3 always have the fear of dropping it :S


Paris B October 15, 2012 at 4:13 pm

My heart almost stopped when I saw that you snapped a tube of Rouge G – thought you broke it >.< Lucky it wasn’t the case LOL Careful you don’t drop it or if you get your toes, they’re going to swell!


Efrain October 15, 2012 at 10:06 am

Paris you look gorgeous with that haircut and that lipstick shade I really like it.

I’m thinking in trying the Meteorites, do you think they are a good idea for me?


Paris B October 15, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Thank you so much Efrain! :) I think the Meteorites would be good – go for the ones in the regular permanent line – either Teint Rose or Teint Beige because they are not sparkly while Teint Dor or the limited edition ones tend to be a bit more sparkly and obvious.


Ling October 15, 2012 at 10:36 am

Ooh looks lovely on you! Am intrigued by this matte liquid lippy. I swatched the shiseido version recently but the colours didn’t fascinate me enough to add it to wishlist. Can I ask how the guerlain smelt? I’m not a BIG fan of their flowery scents.


Paris B October 15, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Thank you Ling, I think the Shiseido one actually has more wearable colours in their range while the Guerlain is more out there. There is a scent. I forgot to mention it, a flowery scent that isn’t too strong, but its there.


Catherine October 15, 2012 at 10:58 am

‘less violet eater’ – hahah love it! :D It looks good, I like the colour but I wouldnt buy it, Im loving YSL laquers and I can mix them or add different lipstick under/over and get lipgloss-lipstick-stain.


Paris B October 15, 2012 at 4:22 pm

yeah, sometimes I gobble *hangs head in shame* I wish we have YSL here – I’ve heard their new lacquers are good stuff!


beetrice October 15, 2012 at 11:56 am

Liquid lipstick – check. Matte finish – check. Colour love – check. Darn you PB, just when I thought I was content with my Rouge Allure Laque! LOL…as for the staying power, it can probably double up as a diet-aid of sorts – if there’s too much oil in the food, the lippy disappears! :P


Paris B October 15, 2012 at 4:23 pm

LOL!!! Diet aid :P I wasn’t too thrilled with Rouge Lacque so I prefer the texture of this one and the packaging wins doesn’t it? /enabler hat on


Hanny Daforcena October 15, 2012 at 12:07 pm

MUAH. HAH. HAH. I’ve found a way to finance my way to this beauty. ^.^ Two words: Summer. Internship.

Oh Gawd, PB this looks so lovely, but I already have the Chanel Rouge Velvet in 63, which is more or less this color. How ah, how ah?


Paris B October 15, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Good on ya, Hanny! The reward is all the sweeter for having worked and saved up for it ;) I’m not familiar with the Chanel Rouge Velvet to be honest, so I don’t think I’m of much help, sorry! I would suggest heading to the counter and having a test? ;) Go to one with a Chanel counter nearby then you can do a side by side swatch and see if you want to get this or any of the other colours


Applegal October 15, 2012 at 1:44 pm

This is such a pretty colour!! I would have been super impressed if this stayed on during lunch. If it did, I will buy it! Need to find a way to make my lipstick stay on my lips throughout dinner and drinks. Have not been successful though!


Paris B October 15, 2012 at 4:39 pm

It would stay on over lunch, if you eat something dry or not oily, or you can eat without having your lips get in the way LOL Its quite impossible to gnaw on chicken bones or oxtail stew without having lips get in the way eh? I guess I’m just sloppy LOL! ;)


gio October 15, 2012 at 1:46 pm

That shade looks gorgeous on you. Love the finish!


Paris B October 15, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Thank you Gio and yes, its an interesting finish, almost velvety!


Sze Ling October 15, 2012 at 2:25 pm

You pulled off that color nicely. So pretty!

To be honest, I’m a bit scared of red lippies. Yup, I do not own a single red lipstick. None! The darkest color I have is something like a mauve-y plum-ish color. But even that is not dark. LOL. :P


Paris B October 15, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Thank you Sze Ling! :D You’re not alone, being afraid of red lipstick :) A good way to start is to apply it not full on, but as a stain. Just dab it on and blend it out with a lip brush. You’ll soon get used to it ;)


Lavender October 15, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Hi Paris

This is such a lovely color. Very suitable for you, as always. And I like your lipstick test. I will usually wipe off my lipstick before eating as I do not want to add wax to my food. It’s just a habit. Anyway, I seldom use lipstick, just gloss.


Paris B October 16, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Thank you Lavender :) I usually eat, then wipe off after lunch because it’d be a mess anyway LOL! :)


Claire October 15, 2012 at 9:50 pm

I have Gourmandise and Colere – both are to die for imo. I am not a huge fan of the packaging but at least it looks very pretty, like all Guerlain products it feels luxurious. I also love how they perform, Guerlain rarely disappoints me :D


Paris B October 16, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Ooh! Colere is pretty! :D Like you, Guerlain rarely disappoints me too but am still not so sure about that blush duo of theirs >.<


Tammy October 15, 2012 at 11:19 pm

Perfect red for you!


Paris B October 16, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Thank you Tammy! :D


Issa October 16, 2012 at 4:45 pm

you look oh so pretty! the shade is very nice on you :)


Paris B October 20, 2012 at 10:59 am

Thank you so much Issa :)


Esther October 18, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Lovely new haircut Paris! :) I have this in Parasse, a pink and I don’t think it really lasted but I do like the matte finish :) There are so many liquid lipsticks in the market now. Have you tried the new Rouge Lacquer from Shiseido?


Paris B October 20, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Thanks Esther! :) I have tried the Shiseido one too and I find it shinier than the Guerlain but not super shiny, if that makes sense? :D


Joyce (bronzerbunny) October 22, 2012 at 2:41 am

Lol about violent meals lol. I have this problem as well. Oh well, the shade is still gorgeous on you and I do love that packaging! I still want one of those but now I can’t even decide what color!


Caitlin January 6, 2013 at 9:27 am

You’re the only other person who seems to have the same resulting colour from the lipstick. I prefer this colour as opposed to the coral most others seem to be getting. So much more rich.


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