I am a huge huge fan of Guerlain lipsticks, but they are pricey, I will be the first to admit. Rouge G retails at RM158 which is OUCH! to the wallet. So a few months ago, when I was told that Guerlain was coming up with a lipstick that would retail at below RM120, I was quite intrigued. RM120 is still a heck lot of money, but its cheaper than a regular Guerlain lippie.
Turned out, its the Guerlain Rouge Automatique that you might have seen around. The Guerlain lipstick that comes in a cap-less packaging. The lipstick that allows you to apply lipstick one handed because all you do to apply lipstick, is the slide down the “switch” and the lipstick slides up the top.
See what I mean? Slide it down, the lipstick slides up. All cool and gimmicky… and unfortunately for me, not very Guerlain. [Update of some historical info: Guerlain is the first brand to come with a one hand lipstick. Guerlain Rouge Automatique was originally launched in 1936 using the same name and almost similar packaging.] So perhaps I’m wrong about it not being very Guerlain, but what I really meant was that it wasn’t very Guerlain to me – as I’d come to associate Guerlain with much more luxurious packaging 🙂
Still, let me tell you a bit about the colour and texture of the lipstick (which is DIVINE!) and then whine a bit about packaging 😛