Monday, December 24th, 2012

Guerlain Ballade (600) Rouge Automatique Lipstick
Guerlain Ballade (600) Rouge Automatique Lipstick

A Warm, Rosy Shade for Spring

Guerlain Ballade (600) Rouge Automatique Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a warm-toned, rosy coral with a frosted finish. Applied, it seems to take on a rosier appearance (less coral) due to the natural pink tones in my lip color. Chanel Orchidee is redder. Revlon Pink Truffle is comparable in color but has a glossier, less frosted finish. Thierry Mugler Feeling is brighter. NARS Mayflower has less frost and is a touch redder. Rimmel Latino is less warm-toned.

Guerlain’s Rouge Automatique formula is supposed to be comfortable to wear, long-wearing, and a “burst” of color. Most of the Rouge Automatiques deliver a fair amount of color with translucency, so the natural lip color peeks through; this has the effect of a more natural lip color, because it doesn’t look like something else layered on your lips as a more opaque cream finish might. Ballade is semi-opaque with that subtle translucency. It has a creamy, glide-on consistency that doesn’t feel too thick or too thin, and it wears for five hours and is hydrating while worn. The lipstick range is violet-scented but has no discernible taste, and it is packaged in a tube that opens with a slider.

The Glossover

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product

Ballade

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It has a creamy, glide-on consistency that doesn't feel too thick or too thin, and it wears for five hours and is hydrating while worn.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

Results
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Dupes
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Guerlain Ballade (600) Rouge Automatique Lipstick
Guerlain Ballade (600) Rouge Automatique Lipstick

Guerlain Ballade (600) Rouge Automatique Lipstick
Guerlain Ballade (600) Rouge Automatique Lipstick

Guerlain Ballade (600) Rouge Automatique Lipstick
Guerlain Ballade (600) Rouge Automatique Lipstick

Guerlain Ballade (600) Rouge Automatique Lipstick
Guerlain Ballade (600) Rouge Automatique Lipstick

Guerlain Ballade (600) Rouge Automatique Lipstick
Guerlain Ballade (600) Rouge Automatique Lipstick

Guerlain Ballade (600) Rouge Automatique Lipstick
Guerlain Ballade (600) Rouge Automatique Lipstick

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $35.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

Chanel Orchidee is redder. Revlon Pink Truffle is comparable in color but has a glossier, less frosted finish. Thierry Mugler Feeling is brighter. NARS Mayflower has less frost and is a touch redder. Rimmel Latino is less warm-toned.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Dior Iconic Mascara. On cheeks: (your left) Dior Pink Happiness Blush, Guerlain Perles du Paradis Meteorites; (your right) Dior Pink Happiness Blush.

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15 thoughts on “Guerlain Ballade (600) Rouge Automatique Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Gala

    looks a lot like 161 rouge automatique – cherry blossom…

  2. helen

    Hi Christine,
    Are your fabulous lips Guerlain or Dior? Under the “what make up are you wearing”, it’s listed as Dior Addict. No matter which one it is, i need it.

  3. blueraccoon

    I have Pink Truffle but I love this. It may have to be mine.

  4. Mariella

    I have a couple of Rouges Automatiques and while I love the lipsticks, I hate the packaging. The tube design is so stupid. Because it’s square, it’s really difficult not to get lipstick all over the corners of the case as you’re applying the product. I guess if you always use a lip brush, it’s not a problem but if, like me, you often apply right from the tube, it’s annoying.

  5. Sunny

    I’m always attracted to and end up buying the high end reds and plums but these everyday colors are the ones I should be investing again. Looks gorgeous on you, Christine!
    -Sunny

  6. Liz

    Very pretty. I wish Macy’s sold this brand. I just got a gift card from them.

    • AZSunshine

      Amen! I have a few Macy’s gift cards and I wish I could use them to purchase Guerlain, Burberry…etc

  7. AZSunshine

    This whole look looks fantastic on you! I’m loving this lip color, and the blush!

  8. Hazel

    Lovely, subtle and natural look, gorgeous on you. I’m really tempted to try this one.

  9. Valerie

    I have to have this! It looks gorgeous on you, Christine!

  10. Mariam Shah

    Christine how do you compare this to gems rouge g? Except that has gold shimmer. I am reluctant to get such lit colours because they don’t show on my pigmented dark lips. E.g rouge g grenade looks awful on me and it looked pretty on you. It’s way too light for my lips and my skin one ( NC 42 ).