Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

Guerlain Geisha Le Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Geisha Le Rouge G de Guerlain Lipstick

Guerlain Geisha Le Rouge G de Guerlain Lipstick ($45.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a beautiful shade of red with just a tinge of orange. It has a soft, glistening sheen with a very subtle mix of coppery shimmer that you can’t even feel–it’s that fine. It applies decently from the tube, but to get a really defined pout, a lip brush is a must. It feels like silk on the lips–very lightweight–but it gives you heavyweight color.

The color wears well, giving me hours of wear and lasting fairly well through drinking/eating. I’ve noticed that lighter shades of Rouge G don’t quite last thoroughly through drinking or eating, but more intense shades like Geisha do. There’s some fading, but it’s even and still wearable without needing to reapply.  Geisha is surprisingly not too orange on me, as I tend to run away from anything too orange-red.  It’s just a slight fiery red on me.

  • Product: 28/30
  • Value: 7/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

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Guerlain Geisha Le Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Geisha Le Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Geisha Le Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Geisha Le Rouge G Lipstick
Geisha (left), Gipsy (right)

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26 thoughts on “Guerlain Geisha Le Rouge G de Guerlain Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches, Lip Swatches

  1. Jennifer

    That is pretty gorgeous. But 45.00 HOLY MOLY. lol

    Dragon is better hehehe

  2. Andrea

    Yup, very pretty but WOW $45.00!!! I can only imagine how much they’d be here in Canada!!

    • IIRC, another reader said it was $48 in Canada, before tax!

      • Andrea

        Sniff :( I should probably NOT look at these in person — when you posted your swatch/review of Gaela I so did not notice the cost!!

        • LOL! Maybe you’ll hate them in person! Maybe it’ll totally kill your lemming…

          Next time I’m the Guerlain counter, I gotta remember to ask about this rumor about refills in the future. I’m totally going to buy the refills and say screw the packaging! I’ll just find a way to preserve them as refills… it!! MacGyver it!

          • Andrea

            Ha ha .. kill the lemming? More like make me buy ten :)

            Refills?? Wonder how that would work?? I really love do Guerlain products.

            The great thing about buying Guerlain here is that it is sold at a major drugstore (Shoppers Drug Mart) and you can collect points that allow you to get a certain dollar amouunt for free! It is a really good deal cause they also sell MUFE and Dior.

            • I’ve heard so much about the point system at Shoppers! Argh! Nordstrom has points, too, but sometimes I feel like if I ever make it to the reward certificate… it means I spent WAY TOO MUCH.

              I think it’d allow you to refill each of the compacts with the lipstick, so if you run out, you wouldn’t have to pay the full $45 all over again. I’m not really sure, as I’ve never refilled any product ever. (Which just goes to say how bad I am at finishing a product.)

            • Ashley

              This brand isn’t sold at every Shoppers. It’s not sold at my location, although they sell a few other brands that I like.

              I would never pay almost 50 dollars for a lip product. Unless it was some jumbo Costco-esque size haha. Very pretty colour though! I love the finish – just enough glitter to add a nice shine, but not so much that your lips resemble a disco ball.

            • Lulee

              hahahah! im just imagining a giant huge of lipstick. hilarious.
              had i not seen the AMAZING dragon i would probably love this, but im just like meh about this

            • It’s pretty much impossible to compete with Dragon, LOL.

            • LOL! I completely understand, Ashley. It’s just a matter of preference, budget, desires, etc. $50 is the highest I’ve paid, but it’s tough to do!

              That’s their ruby diamond dust or whatever, LOL. That’s the secret SHIMMER ingredient!

          • Liliana

            I heard about refills and I even saw them for sale on ebay at much better price. I did not buy because until recently my Nordstrom did not have a Guerlain counter and I hate buying lippies without trying first.

    • Ruth

      Christine is right, $48.00 before tax, well worth it too, my favorite lippies ever !

  3. Lorna

    i’d rather try dragon or the d & g red

  4. Luisafer

    pretty, but $45… can buy almost 2 for that…
    is it really worthily?

    • If you have the money, sure. If you find just that perfect shade (’cause there are a lot of shades), sure. In general? No. I think $45 is excessive, particular because Guerlain does excellent KissKiss lipsticks, which are $30. I’d rather pay $35 or so for these lipsticks and skip the fancy packaging. I love the texture, feel, and wear of these, but I’m hard pressed to really say *any* lipstick is worth $45. I am also of the beauty school of thinking that if you like something, you want it, and you can afford it, “worth” is relative.

  5. Maria

    The color is surprisingly similar to the Geisha’s red lips 😀

  6. omg Christine! There are so many red lippies out! can you possibly post a blog with all of the swatches of red lippies you have? it would be easier to compare them all :)