REVIEW: Guerlain Rouge G in Garance

Thursday, May 29, 2014

I always hear such great things about the Guerlain line, but the prices have kept me from actually purchasing anything from them for years! But one faithful day at Sephora, as I was obsessing over the Giorgio Armani beauty section, a sales associate approached me and convinced me to try out Garance from the Guerlain Rouge G line. The claims? Super long wear time--a really important quality in my book!

Find out how it went for me after the jump!


From the Sephora website:
"Guerlain Rouge G de Guerlain Jewel Lipstick Compact contains a ruby-powder formula that interacts with the light and creates a jaw-dropping pout of perfection. At first glaze, lips will be left defined, smoothed, plumped, and hydrated.

Guerlain Rouge G packaging is probably one of the prettiest, most luxuriously packaged lipsticks I've ever owned. It is encased in a reflective metal container that's heavier that most lipstick containers. When you pull the lipstick out, a dual-sized mirror pops open so you can apply your lipstick when you're on-the-go. Conversely, to close the mirror, you have to slide the lipstick back into the cap.

Color and Pigmentation 

"Garance" is a neutral rose-brown with a satin finish. It is opaque in one swipe.

Formula and Wear

Garance has a light, creamy consistency that feels very emollient on the lips. It had a light rose scent and glided easily and evenly over my lips. It wore well for six hours (even through eating and drinking) before fading evenly on the lips.



Garance was super comfortable to wear throughout the day, and I was particularly impressed by how well it stayed put through my meals! Easy application, long-wear, and a moisturizing application earn this lipstick high marks. If you're willing to splurge on a lux formula and packaging, you won't be disappointed by this lipstick!