Monday, November 29th, 2010

Guerlain Grenade Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Grenade Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Rouge G Lipstick: Grenade

Guerlain Grenade (65) Rouge G Lipstick ($46.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a brightened raspberry pink with soft pink micro-shimmer and a glossy sheen. True to the Rouge G formula, the color itself is opaque without being heavy. With such a rosy hue, it works well with cooler skin tones, but since it doesn’t have strong blue undertones, it flatters warmer skin tones, too. It applies evenly and smoothly, with rich color delivered in a single pass.

The first dupe I could think of was Dior Raspberry Serum de Rouge, which is more muted and less pink, but I think it may be close enough for those wanting a more palatable price tag.  Chanel Rouge Orage Rouge Coco is also similar but pulls almost coral in comparison.

Rouge Gs are pricey, mostly due to the fancy packaging, which includes a heavy metal case, with a top that slides off and flips open to reveal a mirror. Though I’ve heard about refills “coming soon,” I’ve yet to see them come through (it would be nice!). The lipstick formula is one of my favorites–so soft and smooth, rich in color, moisturizing on its own, and lasts four to six hours (lighter shades closer to four, darker shades closer to six). They do have a fruit-floral scent (but no taste), which is a bit heavy-handed, so for those who are more sensitive to scents, you may want to see if it is one you like first.

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  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 7/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: Grenade gives lips a pop of color without being in-your-face. It’s bright and opaque, but it’s still very easy to wear.

AVAILABILITY: Sephora

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Guerlain Grenade Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Grenade Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Grenade Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Grenade Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Grenade Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Grenade Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Grenade Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Grenade Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Grenade Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Grenade Rouge G Lipstick

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Grenade? How much is it?

Sephora, $46.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

Dior Raspberry Serum de Rouge comes the closest from the products I have--Grenade is brighter. MAC On Hold would be my best guess for a more affordable dupe, but it's only close--not a dupe.

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35 thoughts on “Guerlain Grenade (65) Rouge G Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. xiao

    It reminds me of Chanel Mademoiselle for some reason. I know you didn’t mention it in your dupes FAQ but do you think it’s remotely close?

  2. K

    I always love you in corals Christine, but this raspberry shade is really gorgeous on you!

  3. Vanessa

    I love this color reminds me of watermelon. Too bad its almost 50.00 :(

  4. Avatar of Tiffany Tiffany S.

    Nice color and I’m sure the formula is great but I can not pay $46 for one lipstick!

  5. Avatar of Polly Polly

    I love bright raspberry! Second from pinky-peach ,though! lol
    I think this kind of color looks ‘red’ but yet not too bold or intense that makes it more wearable for me.
    And it’s sure looking GREAT on you!

    Thank Guerlain if refils will be available soon!

    *not related to the post* I’m not sure if I missed it ,but I haven’t seen you rating Cle De Peau lipsticks. It’s not been in “lipstick comparisons” series ,too. I wish to see its grade point from you someday if you have time. :)

  6. Bianca

    Very pretty! What are you wearing on your cheeks? It looks amazing!

  7. MissTish

    I would die for this…because if I bought it my fiance would kill me. :(

  8. Amal

    Ooh, I would LOVE it if Guerlain offer refills.

    I’ve been waiting for this review, not to decide on buying it or not, but to see if anyone is as crazy as me on this shade – I’m absolutely in love!
    ..And it does flatter the warmer skin tones. (I’m NC30 – NC35 with yellow / bronze undertones)

  9. Avatar of Rayne rayne

    i love how the packaging looks like a gun, haha. it’s totally cute, though!

  10. Britt

    Looks amazing on you!!! Perfect red lip for the holidays

  11. Andrea

    Love it!!!!

  12. Avatar of Etaoin baby in a corner

    this is lovely. appears a little lighter on me. i got a lovely everyday pink today – rouge dior in devilish pink. it just brightens up my face a little

  13. Eileen

    For once I don’t care for the fancy packaging but boy do I like that colour … you’re right it’s very wearable!

  14. SiaM

    This color looks beautiful. I might check it… I do like the idea of refills, and will like to see how it develops and works. The packaging is good enough for a couple (or a lot) of uses :)

  15. CeeBee

    Holy crap, that is GORGEOUS! (adds to wishlist)

    I’m constantly amazed at how fantastically wearable the whole Rouge G line is – usually with a lipstick line I’ll find one or two colours I fall in love with and just have to have, but with Rouge G’s I’m at 7 and counting…

    • THIS!

      I feel the same way – the line is SO wearable, and by “wearable,” I don’t mean boring or bland. There are just so many incredibly flattering shades.

      • Avatar of Etaoin baby in a corner

        yeah i love several of the colours. BUT i think overall they suit warmer skin tones. There isn’t really a cool medium pink – most of them are warm or neutral. I have gaela which is neutral slightly warm pink. its lovely but in some lights it can look a little yellow on my lips

  16. Kelly C.

    Why must you keep tempting me with these amazing Rouge G shades I can’t afford?! : p

  17. MARGO

    would love to try…outrageous price……………

  18. Ashley D.

    Such a beautiful colour!

  19. Suzanne

    My boss gave me a GC from Sephora for my birthday last week and I wanted to use it,taking the opportunity to finally get a Rouge G. I was considering this color seriously, as it is so beautiful and I am a fool for LE shades. I am quite fair (NC15) and tend to do a smokier eye look so I ordered Gentiane instead, but seriously this is so gorgeous on you!

  20. That is a beautiful colour on you.

    I have yet to invest in a Guerlain Rouge G but will definitely get my man do pick one up when he’s overseas next (he’s my makeup mule hehe) because these beauties are priced around AUD70 here *ouch

  21. Amal

    Christine, in the FAQ it says it’s limited edition?

      • CeeBee

        H’mmm, I don’t know… It’s listed in your post from March 10 last year when it was launched…

        I thought there were only 3 LE Rouge G’s, Gems and Grace and the gorgeous red Giovanna for Christmas last year? Though I may well be wrong because I seem to remember two LE releases, but only 3 names, so you’re probably right – I mean, you ARE the beauty guru – if any knows, it’d be you! :-)

    • Kelly C.

      Nordstrom has this color listed as a regular, not limited edition, offering on their website. Maybe Sephora just has it for a limited time?

  22. This is just the right colour for me! But OMG the pricetag – I mind it. Still, I know you like a lot these Guerlain babys so I have to try them.

  23. Shannon

    it is GORGEOUS but the price tag makes me want to cry lol

    i got that $20 off $40 gc from sephora last night, maybe i should grab this…>.>;;;

  24. oksana

    wow this is one amazing color.

  25. Sara

    I had a gift certificate for a luxury department store in my country and I decided to go big and spend it on this shade. Soooooo happy with it. :D