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I brought this lipstick a couple of months ago after deciding to invest more money into a new lipstick in the hope it will last longer on. I was attracted by the nice range of shades, 25 in total, and the stylish packaging.
The lipsticks comes in a very nice gold tube, which is quite a fancy gadget, as it has no lid. You access the lipstick by sliding the button on the slide which opens the top and brings the lipstick up. It solves the problem of losing your lipsticks lid in your handbag and getting fluff on your lipstick. I was slightly concerned that it would brake after time, but 2 months down the line in my handbag and it is still going strong.
The lipstick producing quite a sheer finish, more so than you would think just looking at it, which was a slight dissapointment as i wanted more of a matt finish as they usually last longer. The lipstick feels a little bit like a gloss when you first apply it which quickly goes away. The lipstick lasted about 1.5/2 hours which is slightly better than most sheer lipsticks, but personally i would of liked it to last longer.
The lipstick retails about 25 pounds
Personally i would spend this amount of money again. While it applies nicely onto the lips, giving a moisturing sheer finish it didnt last as long as i hoped a 25 pound lipstick would.
Overall 3 star rating
I have a limited range of Guerlain products because of their only severe fault: price. Yes, Guerlain products are known to be quite expensive, and nowhere near the high street branded price that I usually buy at, so it is not really in the price range that I prefer to buy from. For this reason, I only buy their products when I feel I have earned a real treat for myself (even better is when someone has the kindness to give me a Guerlain product as a gift!). They have always seemed to be something of a luxury cosmetics brand, which I suppose they are, and something that I would only buy very occasionally. The products I have bought from there, however, have been good quality and very well worth the price for me.
This Guerlain Rouge Automatique Lipstick is something that I just had to buy as a little birthday treat for myself, as I had heard so many good reviews about this product; so I thought: well, since it is my birthday, I might as well treat myself to a product that is meant to be so good. Also, it is said that the more you pay, the better quality you get, so I hoped that I would get something of amazing quality, that would end up being worth the price.
Currently, you can buy this Guerlain Rouge Automatique Lipstick from Debenhams for the grand sum of£24.50. OK, so that is not a completely shocking price considering other make up brands could beat that price any day, nor is it anywhere near the prices of some other more expensive Guerlain products, but it is in no way what you would call a cheap lipstick either; you can get good lipsticks for half, quarter, or even less of the price that I paid for this lipstick from Guerlain. However, this lipstick is said to be very long lasting, so I figured that it may well be worth the price.
The packaging is very elegant and different from the majority of the lipsticks that I normally use. It is a flashy yet classy gold colour that seems to speak of luxury; this is marked with the Guerlain logo. However, this is actually very lightweight and portable, so you can carry this around in a pocket or in your make up bag with minimum fuss. The most distinct feature of this lipstick is the slide up function- where instead of twisting it up like you would with an ordinary lipstick, you slide it up with the golden sliding mechanism (but it in reverse- you have to push the slider down for the lipstick to slide itself up) on the side of the lipstick. This is a very interesting feature to use, and I actually find it easier to use than a regular twist up lipstick, since you can see exactly how much you have pushed it up. There is also no cap to this lipstick, something that you might find odd; instead, the lipstick is protected using a little door like structure that flips open so that you can slide the lipstick up. Obviously, all this is quite unnecessary, but it is by far the most interesting lip stick I own.
The texture is beautiful; I have to say this is one of the best lipsticks I own texture wise; it is smooth, creamy and actually, instead of feeling really dry like some lipsticks I have used in the past, I found this quite moisturising. It feels lovely to apply on your lips, and doesn't feel overly sticky. This lipstick gives brilliant coverage and often you only need one swipe to provide you with beautiful results.
There is a lovely range of colours this lipstick is available in, but I got the shade of Vol de Nuit (105), I dark red colour which has a hint of brown. This is a lovely bold colour, and I think that I have made the right decision with the colour, though next time I think I will try out some lighter tones. The colour is very deep and intense; it looks absolutely brilliant when it has been applied and I do not think I have got better results with any other lipstick colour wise. It looks bold and sophisticated, an effect that some lipsticks fail to achieve. As mentioned before, one application should be plenty to achieve brilliant effects.
I have to applaud this product for its longevity; it actually stays for a very long time per application, and I rarely have to reapply throughout the day. It stays on my lips without smudging or being too dry; this is one of the things that I love about this lipstick.
Altogether, a beautiful product from Guerlain that, actually, I think is well worth the heavy price tag (which is ironic, since it is such a light product!). Though, sadly, I do not think I will be treating myself to many more Guerlain products for some time because of their price, I think that this Rouge Automatique Lipstick will last me quite a bit of time. It is a lovely lipstick, and I would give it 5 out of 5 dooyoo stars.
I love Guerlain bronzing products as I genuinely think that they are the best on the market. They also do some amazing lip products though I do find that some of their other product ranges can be a bit hit or miss for me personally.
I bought this lipstick because I needed a new lipstick for a wedding and I have bought Guerlain lipsticks before and really liked them.
The lady at the counter let me try a few different shades and I ended up going for number 165 which is called Champs Elysees. The colour is a vibrant pink colour which doesn't look tacky or 80's but is bold and modern. At least it is in my opinion anyway. There are 25 shades to choose from.
Colour picked I was excited with my new purchase and couldn't wait for the big day to wear it.
The thing I love about Guerlain lipsticks is that like Chanel they just seem so luxurious which they should do as they are also really expensive and definitely in the luxury market. I don't mind treating myself to expensive make-up now and then as a treat but these days money is a bot tighter than it used to be so it has to be something special for me to justify spending £22 on a lipstick. I do however believe that this is one of the few lipstick brands where the price is justified.
The lipstick goes on so smoothly and it just glides on my lips. It feels ultra moisturising and it lasts on my lips for absolutely ages without rubbing off or smudging on glasses. One application lasts several hours whereas with cheaper lipsticks I am lucky to get an hours wear out of them before I have to reapply.
Once it is on the colour is just so much more vibrant than cheaper lipsticks and although it is bright it is still sophisticated and classy.
I am not normally a big fan of lipsticks as I usually like more shine than they give so stick to glosses most of the time but this lipstick offers the best of both worlds. It gives me amazing colour but it also makes my lips look moist and shiny. The shine won't be to everyone's taste but for me I much prefer it to a matt lipstick.
Other than just being an amazing lipstick it also comes in the most gorgeous applicator and it always makes me feel really special bringing it out in the ladies to reapply it.
I would highly recommend this lipstick to those women who are looking for a sophisticated lipstick but in a range of vibrant modern colours. It is expensive but if you can afford it then I would recommend that you splurge on this rather than a cheaper one.
WHAT IS IT?
A lipstick by Guerlain which is inspired by the packaging of these lipsticks from the 1930s. There are twenty five different shades to choose from, I have Shalimar and Nahema.
A slim gold tube that doesn't have a lid, you slide the lipstick up and it pops out of the top. When you have finished applying your make up you slide the lipstick back down again and the top will seal itself. It's an effective tube and even without the lid the lipstick is kept clean and free of fluff when carried around in your make up bag.
IS IT ANY GOOD?
It's not the best Geurlain lipstick and isn't worth the £25 I paid for it, even the darker Shalimar is quite sheer on my lips and doesn't give me the deep colour I like. It feels a bit sticky on my lips when I first apply the lipstick but this wears off quickly and then I hardly notice I'm wearing it.
The colour wears off quite quickly and needs reapplication often during the day, I don't like to wear this lipstick at night as it's not bold enough but it is a good choice for a more natural daytime look. The colour applies smoothly and doesn't bleed even if worn without a lip liner.
The best thing for me is that this lipstick isn't strongly scented like a lot of Guerlain lip products and there is no taste to it. I don't wear it very often because of the negative points but when I do I'm glad it doesn't taste of flowers.
3 Dooyoo Stars.
This lipstick is one of my dirty little secrets, the fact that I spend a shade under £25 ona lipstick is something my other half need never know, it is not like I'm cheating on him just that I have a passion for cosmetics and that means spending money. Guerlain products are expensive and this one coles in a classy black box with gold lettering on it and inside there is a lovely rich lipstick. There are 25 different colours to choose from each with its own number, I have the rouge 120 which is a lovely deep red colour.
The lipstick is contained with a gold case and there is a simple slide mechanism that you use to reveal the tip of the lipstick because as you slide it up at the same time a cover retracts and then you are ready to apply it to your lips. It is a neat little innovation although it makes no difference to the user experience, it is just a neat gimic I guess and fits in with the sense of quality that this product seeks to create. I have had no problems with the delivery system and I'm about half way through using the lipstisk and it has never jammed either when opening or closing.
This is a lustrous and smooth lipstick to apply, it gives a nice even coating and leaves my lips feeling nice and soft. It is a rich colour when applied and will not suit everyone, with this colour you have to be a little careful that you do not over do it unless you are setting out for the vamp look because that is what you can end up with however I find that when blended in with my clothing colours it is a rich and vibrant colour. It lasts a decent amout of time as well, 4-5 hours at the most which is enough for a night out I guess if it is not a late one otherwise you will find yourself topping it off.
The only question i really have about it is whether it does justify the hefty price tag and I guess I'm a bit undecided so will only give it 4/5 stars instead of the maximum 5. Still worth it though in my opinion as long as it stays my little dirty secret.
Housed within its dark seductive box I love unwrapping this lipstick by the masters of makeup and skin care at Guerlain France. I'm very lucky seeing the job I'm in, as I regularly receive full size trial products from some of the best cosmetics and skin care products from around the world. I'm also very lucky to have plenty of beautician, makeup artist and dermatologist friends that are very generous with the products they receive and that's how I have had the opportunity to not only try but enjoy a large selection of Guerlain products.
The packaging of this luxury lipstick is worth mentioning. It is not your bog standard design. The lid is a gliding sunroof like contraption that never leaves the product it slides back and downwards smoothly on to the base. This alone strongly suggests class and you just know you are in for a treat with this luxury product. There is a large choice of wonderful coloured to choose from in this range. From the deepest darkest reds to the silkiest pinks. From a nude looking peach Rose inspired shade to dramatic, strong, bold colours. You will be spoilt for choice with the different affects achievable with this brand. You could have a dewy, creamy, shimmery, glossy pout. Or a solid looking flat dramatic colour. There are nearly thirty different shades and that number may have grown from the last time I had to apply this to a client. The average price of this 0.12oz lipstick is around £25 but it can differ depending on in store promotions and sales.
The lipstick is in bullet form and slowly and proudly presents itself up and out if its golden casing. This lipstick unlike most has a pretty scent to it no overpowering smell of cheap wax like an unlit candle with its greasy texture to match. This just glides on to and across my lips. It's soft and gentle like the most perfect of kisses.
It will nourish and hydrate your lips resulting in softer lips than you had before use. This lipstick will last, but it's not a lip stain so it will need reapplying every now and then. Depending on your use it should last a few hours but this will depend on factors such as whether or not you are drinking (the glass pressing against your lip) whether or not you are a smoker and whether or not you have been kissing (greeting people not snogging, it would definitely need reapplying after that, lucky you ;0)
This is pure luxury, it oozes suffocation both in it's packaging and in it's appearance once applied. The shades are stunning, nourishing and smell devine.
Now for a little tip :
When you come to the end of this lipstick or any similar packaged lipstick and you can't get that last bit from inside the casing. Simply take a cotton bud and use that as a makeshift wand to rub the out of reach product on to your lips, you will be amazed how many extra applications you will get out of it by using this simple trick.
Stay beautiful xxx.
I went on a slight shopping spree a while ago and treated myself to a few Guerlain products. In terms of lip products I tend to stick to tints and salves to add an injection of colour into my outfit. I have used lipsticks in the past but generally bought cheaper products because I didn't want to spend a lot to find I didn't like it. This can be a problem though as cheaper lipsticks bleed into the lines in your lips and they don't have as much staying power. I've always been disappointed until I used this product.
The lipstick comes in a gold metal square shaped tube which is very expensive and elegant looking. It has a slide applicator on the side so you can adjust the amount of lipstick you want. There is a lid that covers the lipstick by sliding across the top and then down when you move the toggle on the side. I think the design is good although I didn't feel particularly secure with it in my handbag without a proper lid. I was a little worried it might collect dirt inside and taint the lipstick. This hasn't actually happened so I am quite impressed but I can see that at some point I won't close it properly and this will happen. For peace of mind I would rather have a proper lid. That said, the overall effect is glamorous and expensive looking and the gold goes very nicely with my chosen shade.
There are 25 shades to choose from in this range, which is a lot! It can be a little overwhelming to choose one from this wide selection. After a lot of deliberating I chose Mitsouko (140) which is a lightly golden shade with a peach coloured shimmer to it. I wanted something that was mostly nude but with a slight pop of colour to it so this shade is perfect. I think the peachy colour and the gold go well together and it looks very nice in the hold tube too. The colour is a good match for my skin tone, which is pale and freckly, and I think the orangey tone brings out the blue in my eyes. I can see that it would also suit a more tanned or darker complexion too.
The texture of the lipstick is very smooth and feels like a lipstick crossed with a salve as it hydrates the lips effectively. The colour, with gold flecks, has a great shimmer to it which evens the look of your lips and if you have fine lines should reduce them too. The colour lasts for 1 or 2 hours in total before you need to reapply it. Compared to others I have used I think that is pretty good and should I want a little extra colour I just use a tint underneath. I think the application is easy and covers all of your lips without straying outside your lip line. I did not use a lip liner with it and found the colour didn't bleed which I was very pleased with.
This lipstick costs around £20.00 for 0.12 oz. The size is fairly standard but I would say the price is middle of the more expensive brand lipsticks. I actually think it is a fairly reasonable price considering the quality of this product. I don't tend to use it all that often and when I do I use it sparingly, mine actually lasted for a little over a year which is perfect for me. I think I would rather spend a little extra on this lipstick than spend as much on several cheaper ones to find I never use them anyway because they don't offer enough good quality.
So, overall? I'm now a lipstick convert.
I was absolutely delighted to be given this lipstick by my cousin after her wedding, she had bought two colours in this make for the day and wasn't keen on one of them after trying a few times, (Chant D'Aromes 103 - which I believe is also the name of a Guerlain perfume?) as she prefers a more sheer finish... Or so she says, I suspect I've taken on the role of the poor relative and as we are close and I've done the same for her when our positions were reversed I think she likes to 'spoil' me now and then. God bless family. So this lippy was practically unused. The box had already been disposed of when I received it but is apparently an attractive classy black with gold lettering.
This lipstick comes in a good range offering 25 different shades with differing levels of opacity and creamy to shimmer finish. They are split into colour ranges encompassing "Les Roses, Les Rouges, Les Beiges and Les Oranges" and would cost if buying on the high street about £24.50 (at time of writing available in Debenhams for £22.05). The weight of the actual colour is 0.12oz and to me the bullet doesn't look that big, but other lipsticks provide slightly less product so I think that the bullet just looks a little small in comparison to the biggish case.
Even though I didn't chose this my self (beggars can't be choosers) I really love the colour, though I suspect that I would use it even if I didn't! perhaps mixing with other colours or glosses to achieve a more desirable finish/colour. I'm not one to waste something of this calibre. The thing I like most of all though is the container it comes in. I'm like a toddler who wants to play with the box not the toy. It has a gadgety feel to it, as it is opened by sliding the bullet up via a 'button' on the side, I've apparently even been heard to make light sabre sounds while 'playing' with this.
While the slide up design has been around for some time this version does have a nice twist on it in that the lid does not slide off the tube, but is a little cover a bit like a skylight which slides across and down into the tube as you slide the bullet up. This design has been done before too but in my opinion never so stylishly and reliably. The mechanism operates beautifully, it is tactile and the slider needs a little pressure to move so doesn't accidentally operate when in your make up bag. Also the lid feels quite secure and well made, I had a lip balm that opened like this years ago and the pull back disk lid broke very quickly leaving the balm exposed. I haven't had this lipstick long yet but the tube has had some heavy use just playing with it by both me and my girls and there is no sign of wear thus far, not even to the gold finish on the plastic of the tube.
The case itself, for the price feels kind of lightweight, I have had high end lipsticks before (usually bought on discount sites) which are quite heavy and even made of thin metal which enhances the durability and expensive feel of the product. This is clearly made of plastic (albeit well put together and slightly heavier gauge plastic) and is fairly light in the hand. However if you have several things to lug around with you either in bag or pocket this is probably more of a plus than minus. It seems to be durable enough and is very aesthetically pleasing. It is also surviving knocking around in my make up bag every day and being used regularly very well so far. I love not having to worry about losing or cracking the lid too as these are things that happen too many of my lipsticks eventually.
The square casing which is 'further out' from the actual bullet of colour than usual does sometimes make for slightly awkward application. Especially if you only want to push the lipstick up a little bit, it gets in the way somewhat. So my beautifully chiselled tip has taken on a slightly less steep angle 'flattening out' somewhat to accommodate the case. I am a bit of a klutz though so you may find no problem with this. I find if I hold the tube up in the air rather than approaching from a lower angle this helps.
Unusually on the Guerlain website they offer a description of the lipsticks fragrance which reads like a perfume sales pitch. I must admit I do like the scent of most lipsticks and this has a pleasant smell which is a little different to average high street products and has a hint of luxury about it, although it is obvious I don't mind it I don't find it overpowering nor does it 'taste like it smells' being relatively neutral in that department, if you are interested to see Guerlain's description of the aroma you can find it easily on the Guerlain website http://www.guerlain.com/int/en/base.html#/en/home-makeup/ under the relevant lipstick.
The texture is super smooth and feels hydrating but not heavy on the lips. The colour is fairly shimmery though not frosted, and is a mixture of light and deeper beiges which looks quite natural but 'better', on my lips there seems to be a slight pink/heather undertone and to me it seems that there is definitely a little rose hue mixed in there too. Though that could be my deep pink but slightly purple oxygen deprived asthmatic lips showing through a little. In the bullet it looks a little milk chocolatey/light chestnut but on the lips it isn't as 'brown' which is good for me as a true brown lipstick doesn't suit me. I do sometimes add a dab of lightish pink gloss to this to pink it up a little more. The formula is hydrating but not of course as much as a balm would be, but this is one of a few lipsticks that leave my lips either as soft as before it went on or a little softer.
This colour doesn't last for ages on me about 3 hours max. However I see this as pretty good as lipsticks don't normally last long on my lips. Especially as it's a moisturising formula not a lasting one, and not a deep more 'staining' colour either. This is one lipstick I would not mind applying in a less than private place and I'm normally quite shy about that kind of thing. It has a hint of glamour about it which is delicious, but not so much as to tip it into tacky territory and I have had people (mostly women) snatch it off me and ask what it is and where I got it. Like me they seem fall in love with the packaging. My cousin kept the colour 'Mitsouko 140' which is from the orange stable, and I have to admit it is gorgeous, very sheer and almost shimmery gloss like in appearance. It doesn't look orange on her at all more of a rosy peach; though she did mention - when I interrogated her - that it needs reapplying quite often as the colour is quite subtle and seems to wear off fairly quickly. I would like this colour myself but short of robbing my cousin there is no chance of getting my hands on this.
Although I really love having some fancy lipsticks in my make up bag again I can't really see me paying over £20 for this, as I have access as most people do these days to discount sites where I can get hold of some higher end lippies for the price of a Maybeline product and sometimes even cheaper if I should so wish. Although if you are desperate to get this specific lipstick you may have to pay full price. Also although I do adore this lippie I have had equally lovely colours and lasting finishes in highstreet products such as Maybeline, and Collection 2000. Where these high end lip colours do seem to shine above the cheaper brands is the hydrating and conditioning qualities. I have owned several high end brands from Diore, Ysl, Guerlain and others (years ago when I was working in a proper job) and I did find them better in that respect than many cheaper brands.
A gorgeous product to wallow in and enjoy, but bloomin expensive. Thank you Mel.
Guerlain Rouge Automatique Lipstick / Inspired by the original 1936 art deco packaging / the Rouge Automatique lipstick from Guerlain opens in one single gesture for fast / simple application / The fine and sensual texture enriched with crystal pigment glides over the lips like a second skin / Available in a world of hydrating / long lasting and luminous shades; powdery beiges / exotic corals / thrilling reds and pretty pinks / Moisturising.