|The Guerlain Rouge G case is elegantly beautiful (and quite heavy!).|
Upon its release a few years ago, I purchased the Guerlain Rouge G lip color in Gabrielle (#60), a pretty peachy/pink shade with a bit of shimmer. Being the pale lip color lover that I am, this color called to me, especially since it was nestled in a sea of much darker shades (in my opinion, Guerlain's lip color offerings tend to definitely run on the darker side).
Retailing for $48, I rationalized this expenditure based on its preternaturally beautiful case...shiny pale gold weighty metal with a revolutionary pop out mirror. These features begged the question, how could one not love this lipstick?
|Guerlain Rouge G in Gabrielle (60) is a lovely peachy/pink with micro-shimmer.|
Unfortunately, the formula of this investment piece left little to be desired. Upon wear, my lips began to dry out and even peel...oh the horror! So pretty, yet so very unwearable. Eventually, I returned this lipstick, disappointed by the fact that something with so much promise was just not for me.
|Guerlain Rouge G in Gabrielle (60) is sheerer than one might imagine, imparting a pink sheen that is neither remarkable nor long lasting.|
Fast forward to nearly three years later. While browsing at Sephora one weekend, my eyes were drawn to this shade yet again...this time, I hoped, it will be different! Perhaps I was not alone in my parched lips and perhaps Guerlain decided to reformulate, thereby making this the product I had always hoped it would be. I talked myself into trying it again. The. Very. Same. Shade. A bit daft, I know, but things can change, right?!
Unfortunately, I learned my lesson yet again. The formula has not changed, and the color is even sheerer than I remembered it being in the past. While it is not the worst product on the market, its quality hardly merits the $48 price tag it possesses. The color is pretty, if not a bit unremarkable and, while it looks fetching upon first application, the shade turns transparent and my lips begin to feel dry.
Back to Sephora this must go...
|At the start, Guerlain Rouge G in Gabrielle 60 looks lovely...time, however, brings upon a fading, drying situation that is not becoming for a lipstick of this caliber.|
Bottom Line: I want to love Guerlain Rouge G...the case, the image, the shades...there is a wealth of promise. However, the formula is lacking on so many levels. In turn, I suggest learning from my folly by avoiding the siren call of Gabrielle (60)!