Guerlain Merveilleux Rose (867) Rouge G Lipcolor
Guerlain Merveilleux Rose (867) Rouge G Lipcolor ($55.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium, rosy pink with warm undertones and a soft, luminous sheen. MAC Mystical (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Tulip (P, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Streak (DC, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, less pigmented (85% similar). MAC Grande Dame (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, darker, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Out for Passion (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cortado (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Shiseido Coral Shore (RD309) (P, $28.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Lettre (216) (P, $37.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Liar (P, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). MAC Finally Free (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Estee Lauder Incensed (P, $32.00) is darker (85% similar). Hourglass Inventor (P, $32.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Givenchy Corail Decollete (303) (P, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder Dynamic (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
The Rouge G formula is supposed to be hydrating with a luminous finish. Long-time readers will know it has been a longtime favorite of mine, and it still is my absolute favorite lipstick formula (it’s a favorite that has stood the test of time!). The part that I find is more unique to Rouge Gs is the finish; there’s a fine pearl that gives it a glossier, shinier sheen that isn’t too slippery. This holiday’s limited edition release is mostly opaque with a creamy, lightweight consistency that glided on easily and applied smoothly. The formula was comfortable to wear, nicely hydrating, and lasted for almost five hours on me.