Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Guerlain Gwen Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Gwen Rouge G Lipstick

Fall Lipstick: Guerlain’s Gwen

Guerlain Gwen (69) Rouge G Lipstick ($46.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deepened ruby red with a glossy sheen and nearly imperceptible micro-shimmer.  It’s opaque, and like many Rouge Gs, wears incredibly well–my lips still looked scarlet after drinking a full Starbucks, and the color continued on like a champ for about six hours before gradually fading.  It’s moisturizing without being heavy or slippery; it’s creamy but not slick.  It applies like a dream–even color, smooth texture–and feels lightweight.

I think you’ve probably seen me profess my love for Rouge G Lipsticks often enough on the blog.  It has and continues to be one of my favorite lipstick formulas, even if it comes at a price.  All Rouge Gs are scented with a rather perfume-y mix, but I’ve never noticed it linger and only detect it when I smell the tube itself.

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

RECOMMENDATION: If your wallet doesn’t scream and run far, far away from you, Guerlain Rouge Gs have always been worth the indulgence for me.


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Guerlain Gwen Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Gwen Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Gwen Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Gwen Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Gwen Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Gwen Rouge G Lipstick

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50 thoughts on “Guerlain Gwen (69) Rouge G Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. I absolutely love this, thank you for reviewing!
    I adore Guerlain G lipsticks too, so this one will definitely be a must-buy when I’ll finish my Chanel Coco.

  2. Gee wizz… how pretty is that packaging. Gorgeous colour too. It even looks expensive on your lips! ha! :)
    Very nice indeed, Christine. And I love red lips. Unless you are Courtney Love, red lips just look so well put together on almost anybody I have ever seen.

  3. Thanks for this, now I definitely won’t get it. Just not my colour.

  4. Hend

    Blue reds and berries always look amazing on you !

  5. Astasia

    Wow! Yes the color is beautiful, but your lips are enchanting!

  6. Etaoin

    This is pretty! I’m surprised that you only marked this 24 out of 30 for product – I would’ve thought you would have marked the product very high and the taken a few points off the value! I know you love this formula!

    • Oops – supposed to be 29 :)

      • Etaoin

        I know your opinion on rouge g better than you do! 😉 LOL! One of these is def going to be my next investment – well maybe that or chanel allure laque! there’s something about a new lipstick..

        • Rach

          I bought one of each this week and prefer teh chanel allure laque. It’s like satin on my lips! Doesnt mean I dont love this one too though. 😀

  7. Libby

    Love your blog. Wish I had lips like yours……shades I love on you look crappy on my garbage mouth!

  8. Catherine

    Maybe Gwen Stefani wears this color! The price scares me!

  9. So beeeaaautiful! Love it.

  10. kat

    I love Guerlain and have never been able to try their lippies yet…. do you prefer them or YSL? I’m just curious :) I love the selection of MAC but find some of their products slightly drying so I am moving on to better things!

    Also…. 92% is a B+? Thought it would be an A or something haha!

  11. Leslie

    I love this color so much!!! it is beautiful!!! do you think a pale cool toned gal can wear it without it going orange on her?! :)

  12. nina

    i own this colour and i love the texture of this lipstick. you are right. the colour lasts very very long!

  13. Susan

    Gorgeous color! How do you compare it to Chanel’s Dragon (color wise). I’m brunette (well, graying…) and love the reds! Not sure if I want to spring for it as I still have a fairly new Dragon….

  14. Meagan

    Gorgeous! I may just get this color (after MAC VV though lol).

  15. Rach

    I bought a Guelain in Grenade and realized it’s a perfect dupe for an Avon lipstick I have. Same smooth texture, though probably not as long wearing. Can you think of any dupes (highend or low end) for this shade, because I absolutely adore it!

    • Sally Hansen’s Garnet is the only drugstore dupe I can see after going through my Scarlet Season lipsticks — it’s more raspberry than Gwen, so Gwen is redder, but it has the same wet look and finish.

      • Rachael

        Doesn’t look like Sally hansen sells that anymore. Well, I finally got my Gwen in the mail today. It’s really lovely! I thank you but I’m not sure my wallet feels the same. 😉

  16. Melissa

    Are you going to post a look using the Maleficent part of the Mac collection? I can find looks using all the others, but I can’t find anything other than Maleficent swatches. I’m eager to see!

  17. pinkyparadise

    what treatment do you use on your lips that makes them so smooth? your lips look great!! love the lipstick, it is definitely a must buy!

  18. Vannie

    I love this color on you! It’s gorgeous. Do you know any MAC dupes or dupes over all for this color?

  19. diddlez

    wow! i love this shade but i don’t think i would pay that much for a lippie. are there any good dupes for this lippie?

  20. ilexica

    Stunning colour, how perfect. But I just don’t think I could persuade myself to spend that much on a lipstick. Maybe I’d ask for it for a Christmas present, but I think my mum/dad/boyfriend would have a cow if they knew lipsticks cost that much! Haha.

    • ilexica

      Actually – checking it out, they’re available for £27 over here which although expensive works out far less than the US price (a MAC lipstick here is £12.50 so it’s about twice the price – as opposed to $14.50/$46.) For once we’re not getting scalped! Yay!

    • LOL! My mom flipped when I asked for a $54 brush one year. It was eons ago, but yeah… lol.

  21. Fiona

    Could you specify when you do posts about Guerlain’s Rouge Gs, whether or not they are from the Jewel Lipstick Compact line or the Le Brilliant Complete lipshine line, thanks!

  22. Leslie

    for you…how does this compare to Chanel Laque in Dragon?
    I’m trying to find “THE” Red :)

  23. Rachael

    What would be a good dupe for this beautiful shade, if we don’t want to spend $50?

  24. Adriana

    gOOOOOOOOOOOOOOrgous on you.