Monday, October 31st, 2011

Guerlain Liu (122) Rouge Automatique
Guerlain Liu (122) Rouge Automatique

Guerlain Liu (122) Rouge Automatique

Guerlain Liu (122) Rouge Automatique ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep red with a subtle translucency that gives it a really great shine and smoothness in color. It yields almost opaque color coverage. Guerlain Garconne is redder with less pink and more opaque. Chanel Byzantin is similar in color but different in finish. MAC Prolong is more opaque and less glossy. Guerlain Gwen is similar but deeper with less pink.

When pressed, I will pick Rouge G over Rouge Automatique, the Rouge Automatique line-up is very comparable and the color range is brilliant and often as nuanced as the luxurious Rouge G range. Both formulas are incredibly comfortable to wear with glide-on color that slides on like butter, and the creamier finishes in the Rouge Automatique line have a pseudo-glossiness with really clear color that’s semi-opaque to opaque. The deeper shades, like this one, wear six to eight hours, but even the lighter shades last four to five hours on me. Like most Guerlain products, it is violet-scented, though it is not overwhelming. I love the consistency of the formula and how well it wears while delivering hydration for hours.

For more packaging photos, please see this post.

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Liu

A+
Rouge Automatique is a top-notch formula, because the creaminess of the texture enables it to glide on, making for an easy application, but it's lightweight and never slippery, so it stays on and wears for hours.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Guerlain Liu (122) Rouge Automatique
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Guerlain Liu (122) Rouge Automatique
Guerlain Liu (122) Rouge Automatique

Guerlain Liu (122) Rouge Automatique
Guerlain Liu (122) Rouge Automatique

Guerlain Liu (122) Rouge Automatique
Guerlain Liu (122) Rouge Automatique

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $35.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

Guerlain Garconne is redder with less pink and more opaque. Chanel Byzantin is similar in color but different in finish. MAC Prolong is more opaque and less glossy. Guerlain Gwen is similar but deeper with less pink.

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18 thoughts on “Guerlain Liu (122) Rouge Automatique Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. So pretty! I could see this working in a Christmas look.

  2. RM

    It’s pretty, but too expensive and too dramatic for me to justify spending $35 for it when I wouldn’t really wear it. :(

  3. Andrea

    wow appearances in the tube look like a kind of burdoux

  4. Noah

    Another red similar to so many reds…! Though, lipstick looks awesome as usual…also, waiting for some more different colors from Guerlain!

  5. The shade looks great on you! :)

  6. Paula

    I love this particular lipstick formula. I have 2 so far and they’re both great.

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    That’s just gorgeous!

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Lisa Lisa

    I wonder if Liu is a tribute to someone Chinese, as Liu is an extremely common Chinese last name.

    The slight fuschia-red would really complement Chinese skintones.

  9. TLC

    LOVE IT! I think I will be hitting the Guerlain counter real soon. I love this brand of lipstick. 6 years ago my mom bought me my first Guerlain lipstick. The colour was amazing. When I went to re-purchase it, the colour was discontinued. I was upset. A few months later I went through Duty Free at the airport and found it! I actually picked up 3 more tubes in the same shade. My husband replied “You needed 3 of them?” The lipstick applies really smooth, the colour is saturated and it actually lasts. $35 is a lot for a lipstick, but if it wears well over the course of the day with minimal touch up, looks great with your skin, then it works out to being great value.

  10. elizabeth

    it seems pretty pink to me :\

  11. Kelly

    Truly an amazing red, perfect for a party or the holiday season

  12. Although I really do not need any more reds, this one has been calling to me since the collection launched. I love the three RAs I have…

  13. This is one of the two Rouge Automatique I own and my fave. I love reds though so go figure

  14. nice strawberry red….I think there is another by Guerlain similar to this….but still very pretty

  15. TO DIE FOR!! Gorgeous!!! Simply stunning!

  16. Alison

    This looks like it has a beautiful finish. I wonder if it would suit me!

  17. Violet

    Aaaahg, don’t tempt me with more Guerlain lipsticks, I recently bought Gigolo even though luxery brands are waaay out of my price range! Damn you, Christine, for your gorgeous swatches and lovely reviews! ;)