Like every good Spring 2013 collection, Guerlain released their's just in time for Christmas! In addition to the MaxiLash Mascara (full review coming soon!), my eye was caught by one of the four special release lipsticks...in this case, Rouge Automatique in #601, Romance.
I have been intrigued by the exceptional gadgetry of the Rouge Automatique packaging (rivaled only by the satisfying clickiness of Chanel's Rouge Allure), but, up to this point, had not found a shade to buy. Either too sheer, too shimmery or too dark, the Guerlain RA colors were just not for me!
Cue to the entry of Romance, a lovely pinkish purple that takes me back to the rosy lilac loveliness of my lipstick choices in high school and college (e.g., L'Oreal Sealilly and MAC Up the Amp, respectively). The Rouge Automatique formula is hydrating, medium coverage, has decent lasting power and a beautiful semi-glossy finish. Since receiving it as a Christmas gift (thanks, mom and dad!), I have worn it multiple times this week...it is a gorgeous shade on its own or under gloss...lately, I've been combining it with Tom Ford Naked gloss!
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The next three images were taken with my new Olloclip lens for my iPhone 5 (thanks, husband!)...the macro feature is pretty amazing!
|Above: Swatch of Guerlain Rouge Automatique #601 Romance in direct sunlight.|
|Above: Swatch of #601 in the shade.|
|Above: A little collage fun with #601!|
The final three images...Rouge Automatique #601 alone on the lips in natural lighting...
Bottom Line: I often ask myself, how could I possibly embrace another pinkish lipstick...especially one that will bring something new to my collection?! Guerlain Rouge Automatique in #601 Romance, however, is so special, that I am contemplating a backup. The medium coverage, delicate shimmer, unique pink/purple color and, hydrating formula, beautiful sheen and remarkable case make this a truly worthy purchase. Highly recommended!