Saturday, November 27th, 2010

Clarins Rosewood Rouge Prodige Lipstick
Clarins Rosewood Rouge Prodige Lipstick

Going Beyond Nude with Rosewood

Clarins Rosewood Rouge Prodige Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a rosy nude with a glistening shine.  This is my kind of nude–it doesn’t wash you out or make you look like a corpse.  It’s soft and muted, the way a good nude should be, but it still brightens up the face.  This is the kind of shade that works well for everyday or paired with a heavier eye/cheek look.  I find it more neutral-cool, which makes it a very wearable shade.

It does have that shiny, glossy finish the description boasts, and it doesn’t feel like the traditional long-wearing lipstick does. There is nothing drying about it when you apply it, because it applies like a thin gloss or a gloss/lipstick hybrid. The color pay off is excellent, though, and really delivers opaque color with a lightweight feel. It doesn’t transfer much when drinking from a glass, but for whatever reason, it just doesn’t extend past four hours.

The Rouge Prodige is a comfortable lipstick to wear, because it doesn’t cling or dry lips out (but while it has a glossy feel when applied, I do not find it moisturizing). There is a faint sweetened berry scent that is detectable but not overpowering (and doesn’t read synthetic or syrupy sweet), and there was no noticeable taste.

If you want to know more about how products are evaluated, read out Rating System FAQ! :)

  • Product: 26/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: I always welcome a new line with opaque lip color (because it’s easier to sheer out an opaque color than it is to build up the color of a sheer shade!), and Rouge Prodige is a nice lipstick overall–it just falls short of its long-wearing claims for me. If it didn’t have that claim, I would have given it a higher score.


See more photos & swatches!

Clarins Rosewood Rouge Prodige Lipstick
Clarins Rosewood Rouge Prodige Lipstick

Clarins Rosewood Rouge Prodige Lipstick
Clarins Rosewood Rouge Prodige Lipstick

Clarins Rosewood Rouge Prodige Lipstick
Clarins Rosewood Rouge Prodige Lipstick

Clarins Rosewood Rouge Prodige Lipstick
Clarins Rosewood Rouge Prodige Lipstick

Clarins Blackberry Rouge Prodige Lipstick
Clarins Rouge Prodige Lipstick (Not the shade shown in this post)

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Rosewood? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $24.

Is it limited edition?


Any dupes?

It is a pinker version of Guerlain Galia.

Discussion and debate are highly encouraged, and we expect community members to participate respectfully. When asking a question, please check the FAQ section (above) for information about purchasing, price, dupes, and the like. If you have general feedback or need technical support, please contact us.

Comments that include advertisements, self-promotion, insults, etc. may be in violation of our comment policy and subject to deletion. Please see our comment policy for more information.

39 thoughts on “Clarins Rosewood Rouge Prodige Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. dang that color really suits you! and it looks so creamy!

  2. Omg i lovr this my fav kond of nude eva x

  3. Wow. Gorgeous color and amazing pigmentation!

  4. vikaki

    hhhmm..i think it looks a lot with korres guava natural pink!!doesn’t it????

  5. Liza

    beautiful! the color is great!

  6. isla

    This does wonders for your skin tone…

  7. vikaki

    i just saw that korres guava is pinker!

  8. I love this colour! I don’t own it but it looks very similar to a cheap lipstick I have which happens to be my favourite colour. :)

  9. Grace Chin

    Its like your MLBB!!!

  10. Megan

    Asolutely beautiful nude/pink! The price kills me though, I’m cheap lol

  11. Tish

    That is beautiful! Absolutely perfect for everyday wear!

    It looks lovely on you :) Well, everything does.

  12. Ooh, it is a gorgeous nude lipstick! While it’s not too pricey, I wish there were cheaper dupes…

  13. Grace

    What’s a mac dupe for this? <3

  14. Mel

    Does look a bit like Crystal Baby Lipstick by Estee Lauder to me…very pretty

  15. Christine shen

    why does it seems more coral then pink? Beautiful shade!

  16. Jennifer

    Is there a MAC dupe for this color wise? I just wonder, because I am interested in it, but don’t want it if I have a similar color.

    Is it anything like MAC Hug me, Bare slimshine, etc?

  17. Grace

    How does this compare to Mac Cosmo? :)

  18. Eileen

    Now that’s a nice Nudish colour …. half way natural looking for one thing.

  19. Ebby

    It’s so nice! It’s seems more coraly peach than pink, is that coming from my screen or is it like that in real?

  20. Ashley D.

    I love this colour!

  21. Tina C

    Ooooo! Thats a pretty nude! Will you be reviewing Clarins Barocco (#130) Rouge Prodige by any chance, Christine?

  22. what a nice my-lips-but-better shade.

  23. Bernice

    Love how it’s a hybrid!
    And this is also my kind of nude!

  24. Lyn

    that color looks amazing on you!

  25. LOVE this colour. I would purchase it if I get the opportunity to do so. It might actually be the perfect kinda nude for me!

  26. Caroline F.

    You need to try Tender Pink. You’ll fall in love

  27. civachen

    amazing color – my kind of nude!<3

  28. Karina

    Amazing colour! It really suits you(as others swatched rouge prodige lipsticks do)! Now i want to buy two more shades(i have clementine already, and coral tulip- also a wonderful colour))))

    Are you going to swatch any other shade of that lipstick?

    And one problem- i cant see that rewiew when i choose clarins brand.

  29. Mel

    Woah my tube looks so much darker.