In the Northern Hemisphere, the temperature has cooled and we’re starting to hear the jingle jingle of sleigh bells and carols in the air and perhaps, just perhaps, you are looking for a lip colour for the Fall/Winter/Holiday season. Well, you’ve come to the right place! Let the Lipstick Bandits help you in your quest! 😀
My contribution is the Guerlain Rouge Automatique No. 170 Nuit d’Amour. I love this one because this is a gorgeous lip colour that is at once surprisingly wearable and beautiful on the lips. Plus its perfect for the party season, dinners, low light situations… where it really comes into its own, and heck, I wear it in the daytime here – in the bright sunshine 😀 Quick review, more photos and other Lipstick Bandit recommendations below!
The Rouge Automatique No. 170 Nuit d’Amour is actually Guerlain’s Christmas offering. When I was first tasked to showcase a Fall lip colour, I panicked. You see, when you live in a warm sunny country its hard to imagine what sorts of colours people will use when it gets cooler and darker. I just want to whip out corals and pinks all the time. So I actually prepared 3 posts before this, with what I thought was a suitable Fall lip colour, until I came onto the Guerlain counter last week and Nuit d’Amour sang its siren’s song.
Here is a picture of Nuit d’Amour taken in bright sunlight. You can see that its actually a plum berry and not black as I originally thought. Here’s the picture I showed you last week that had reader Emma El wondering if I’d gone all goth 😉
In the shade, its a deep deep plum, almost black. In the sun, you can see its got these pretty gold flecks in it but it does not apply shimmery nor glittery. The texture is similar to Chamade and you can read my review on the Rouge Automatique lipsticks here including my take on the packaging. I swipe it on directly without a brush, although a brush will offer better control.
And on my lips, here’s how it looks.
Its a deep berry-plum with red tones that isn’t as dark as it looks in the tube. If you prefer something darker you will be disappointed. I was hoping for something more wearable so this suits me perfectly. Its a colour I don’t have in my stash and I love the surprised looks when I whip it out for touch ups, because everyone will STARE at that black lipstick in your hand! 😀 Oh and at the mechanism too of course 😉
This deep colour will accentuate flaky lips though, so be sure to ensure a smooth flake free lip before applying this. It is a little sheer on first application, and the colour can be built up if you apply more layers. This picture shows about 2 layers.
And here’s how I did the rest of my look to go with this lipstick.
Other items featured:
Face: Guerlain Lingerie de Peau liquid foundation 01 Beige Pale, Guerlain Meteorites Perles de Nuit
Eyes: Urban Decay 15th Anniversary palette – Deep End, Ace, Midnight Rodeo (I was trying to replicate the Guerlain Christmas eyeshadow palette) angle’s out so you can’t see a lot of it but its pretty
Cheeks: Lunasol Modelling Cheeks EX01 Soft Pink
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If you don’t already have a lip colour in this shade, I think its a good investment. Its surprisingly wearable, its a good formula and it will get you your deserved attention, one way or another 🙂 That of course, if you can still find it, and are willing to pay for it 🙂
Wondering what the other Lipstick Bandits are loving? Check out these posts for all our fall favourites:
- Tracy, at Beauty Reflections,
- Danielle, at Bloomin’ Beauty Blog,
- Dani, at Call It Beauty.,
- Larie, at Eye Heart It,
- Arianne, at Glitter Geek,
- Makeup Morsels,
- Xiao, at Messy Wands,
- Jen, at My Funny Valentine,
- Paris, at My Women Stuff,
- Rocaille, at Rocaille Writes, and finally,
- Rae, at theNotice: a beauty blog.
What say you – does a colour like Nuit d’Amour catch your fancy? Or are you perhaps a little intimidated by it? What is your favourite lip colour for Fall/ Winter (or your interpretation of a Fall/Winter lip)?
Guerlain Rouge Automatique No. 170 Nuit d’Amour is I believe limited edition and retails for RM114 at Guerlain counters as part of the Belle de Nuit Christmas 2011 collection.
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It’s gorgeous! You’re luck you can wear these cooler reds against your pale skin!
Thank you Jamilla 🙂 I have realized I pull off cooler tones better than warm ones so those are the shades I gravitate to 🙂
absolutely gorgeous! the entire look is gorgeous – the accessories, the hair, the complexion, the lip colour *thumbs up*
Thank you Juan! Glad you approve 😉
Wow! This is such a gorgeous look. The eye shadow makes your eyes so beautiful and the lip color is so perfect for this look.
Thank you Lavender! I do think a strong eye, strong lip combo can work very well together. Would you give it a go? 🙂
Hanny Daforcena says
PRETTY! *sighs* What wouldn’t I give for fair skin, you’ll be able to pull off all these beautiful colors heehee
Thanks 🙂 Oh this would look just as good in tanned skin actually. It may not be so dramatic which can be a good thing 😉
This looks absolutely stunning on you! What a gorgeous lipstick! Might have to go add this to my list now! *shakes fist* lol 😉
Ah a lipstick bandit success 😉 thank you Danielle!
Oh I love this look and your polished, confident smile. You look like you belong on the streets of Paris holding a coffee or the side-walks of New York City talking efficiently into a cell phone!
Totally agree with lynne’s comment. So chic, tres lovely! 😛
Merci Beaucoup! 😉
Thank you so much Lynne! What a compliment. You just made me wish I was really in Paris or New York right now 🙂
[email protected] says
Absolutely gorgeous! Love the packaging, too!
Thank you Dani 🙂 I’m not crazy about the packaging though. I much prefer the traditional lipsticks with caps 😀
Ahhh, love it!!! I also love your necklace 😀
Thank you Larie! Glad you like the necklace too. I had it custom made at sweetcontemplationaccessories.com 😉
Rae // theNotice says
Still completely <3ing your Nuit d'Amour coverage. The Rouge Automatique looks amazing on you! What a gorgeous berry shade ;o)
Thank you Rae! The day I saw this the skies opened, angels sang and I knew I’d found my lipstick for this post! 😀
[email protected] Reflections says
Now that’s a beautiful deep berry and it looks perfect on you! Very sophisticated!
Thank you Tracy! I love how unexpected it was because it looked black in the tube!
This berry is super flattering on your skintone. I love it! Great pick. 🙂
Thank you Arianne 🙂 I didn’t think about a light berry like you did. That would have been so much more wearable for everyday 😛
As Tracy has already mentioned, this shade is very sophisticated. It looks like you’re all ready for a holiday party 😉
With bling around my neck too! 😀 thank you Ashley 🙂
Paris, your photos and graphics are amazing! Not to mention the lipstick itself 🙂
Thank you Rocaille 🙂 I’m very gratified that you think so, thank you!
Makeup Morsels says
And I was doing so well at not succumbing to Guerlain lipsticks…
This is such a beautiful plummy color, and the finish looks perfect for everyday wear. Love your necklace too!
Thank you 🙂 Guerlain lipsticks are very lovely! But they really hurt the pocket 🙁 I do prefer the Rouge G though
Oooh la la, so gorgeous and chic!
This shade looks fabulous on you 🙂 What a gorgeous lipstick! xo
Thank you Sophia! The color is most certainly very pretty and I’m certain will suit most 🙂
Wow, Nuit D’Amour looks beautiful on your complexion, Paris! Yes, this color indeed adds a a touch of festive, but also chic touch to the whole look. I love it that it looks almost black by itself, but appears plum berry on the lips.
Hmm… my favorite lip color recently has to be coral red I think… Wearing MAC Lipstick in Fanfare a lot.
Thank you Jess! I’m not familiar with Fanfare but coral red is such a pretty shade! Since its always sunny here it’s easier for me to wear a warmer tone than a cool deep lip. I might have to wear something coral tomorrow! 😀
Well done you! It’s a gorgeous colour and guess what? We’re lipstick twins today! 😀 And, we can be necklace twins too! Thanks to Tine, that’s the necklace I have too 😉
Oh hurrah!! We are practically twins!! 😀
That is SO gorgeous! *faint* I love the whole look you put together. And yup, I’m definitely intimidated by the color and can’t imagine myself wearing it. I admire you for rocking this in the day time and wish I could, too!
*waves smelling salts* lol Thank you Peach! This is a color I cant imagine I’ll see on the streets very often. I do see a lot of fuchsia though which isnt very flattering at the best of times 😛 what sort of colors do you like then?
kinda reminds me of ksuan’s almost lipstick from clinique – the berry one 🙂
Ah could be. Clinique does do dark lippies…. But not here!