Monday, October 15th, 2012

Guerlain Lou-Ling (760) Shine Automatique Lipstick
Guerlain Lou-Ling (760) Shine Automatique Lipstick

A Holiday Pink That Sparkles

Guerlain Lou-Ling (760) Shine Automatique Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as an “enchanting plum set off with a golden sparkle.” It’s a pop of raspberry pink with a subtle shimmer-sheen finish. There is noticeable fuchsia and gold sparkle within the color. Tarina Tarantino Floriculture is similar, slightly pinker. Revlon Raspberry Pie is less red, pinker, cooler-toned. Guerlain Girly is redder. MAC Quite the Thing is cooler-toned and more fuchsia. MAC Scandelicious is similar but doesn’t have the sparkle.

It looked rather sheer when swatched, but applied to lips, the color opacity is nearly opaque–it was a little surprising, actually!  Shine Automatique is a long-wearing and hydrating with “bold” coverage.  Lou-Ling wore for six hours and left behind a light stain, and while there’s noticeable sparkle, it didn’t travel during the time I wore it but there was an ever-so-noticeable grit after three hours of wear.  It was comfortable to wear and apply–creamy and slick enough to glide on without pulling or tugging but no feathering or bleeding–and my lips felt hydrated during and post-wear.  It is scented with Guerlain’s signature violet fragrance.

The Glossover

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Lou-Ling

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If you aren't ready for a holiday red, or you want something different, Lou-Ling is a holiday pink with just enough brightness to pop but not read neon.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Guerlain Lou-Ling (760) Shine Automatique Lipstick
Guerlain Lou-Ling (760) Shine Automatique Lipstick

Guerlain Lou-Ling (760) Shine Automatique Lipstick
Guerlain Lou-Ling (760) Shine Automatique Lipstick

Guerlain Lou-Ling (760) Shine Automatique Lipstick
Guerlain Lou-Ling (760) Shine Automatique Lipstick

Guerlain Lou-Ling (760) Shine Automatique Lipstick
Guerlain Lou-Ling (760) Shine Automatique Lipstick

Guerlain Lou-Ling (760) Shine Automatique Lipstick
Guerlain Lou-Ling (760) Shine Automatique Lipstick

Guerlain Lou-Ling (760) Shine Automatique Lipstick
Guerlain Lou-Ling (760) Shine Automatique Lipstick

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $35.00.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

Tarina Tarantino Floriculture is similar, slightly pinker. Revlon Raspberry Pie is less red, pinker, cooler-toned. Guerlain Girly is redder. MAC Quite the Thing is cooler-toned and more fuchsia. MAC Scandelicious is similar but doesn't have the sparkle.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Urban Decay Provocateur Eyeshadow, Urban Decay Rapture Eyeshadow, Urban Decay Occupy Eyeshadow, Urban Decay Desperation Eyeshadow, Urban Decay Echo Beach Eyeshadow, Urban Decay Anonymous Eyeshadow, Tarina Tarantino Amethyst Android Eyeliner, Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Waterproof Mascara. On face: Make Up For Ever HD (125), Milani Bellissimo Bronze Blush.

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30 thoughts on “Guerlain Lou-Ling (760) Shine Automatique Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Ooh. Definitely something I want to be trying… I really see what you mean about the sheerness of the colour on the swatch versus on the lips!

  2. I feel like this could be a Christmas ornament. So festive and Holidayish

  3. Mel

    Amazing! If it weren’t for your swatches though, I doubt I’d ever even consider this particular shade. You make everything so… tempting -pun intended ;)

  4. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Audrey Audrey

    Christine,

    What would you say is the typical price point for a higher end lipstick? Is $35 considered to be quite pricey for a lipstick, or is it reasonable? Thank you! By the way, this color is amazing! I was sceptical at first with all the visible glitter in the tube, but it’s so beautiful!

    • High-end starts around $22-24 – that would be brands like UD, NARS, Too Faced, etc. Upper high-end, or designer, would be $30-$35. Luxury I’d say is anything nearing $40 or more (Tom Ford, Guerlain Rouge G, Cle de Peau).

      So, the world in which $35 is reasonable is when compared to Guerlain’s Rouge G – which I think is up to $48 now. Rouge Automatique is very similar (not 100% the same), but it’s a very nice and comparable alternative to the Rouge G formula for $13 less (Rouge G has even fancier/more expensive packaging – which you pay for!).

      The way I feel about price is: better to buy a lipstick you love and feel good wearing every time you wear it (and, hopefully, it’s a shade you’d wear often), rather than two or three lipsticks you like but don’t love.

  5. It actually looks a lot more wearable than I thought. Not as glittery as I thought. As a matter of fact, I really really like it :-)

    • Mimi

      I thought the exact same thing. I’m very selective on which products I splire on and this looks like it will be on that list.

  6. For me, this is completely meh! But I’m not into this colour at all nor the sheerer finish so it’s not surprise. I see this working beautifully on someone very fair with cooler undertones.

  7. It looks really pretty, especially the packaging is as luxurious and pretty as you expect for the price and from a brand like Guerlain, but is it just me or is the lipstick itself (the amount of lipstick) very small?

    • Hi Kelly! What makes you say it is small? It’s 0.12 oz. – that is at least as much as the average lipstick, if not more. MAC lipsticks are 0.10 oz. for example.

      • Joanna

        i think she’s talking about the bullet of the actual product. my initial thoughts when i saw the photos was, “wow! that’s not much product!” it looks much shorter for a lipstick. glad to know the amount is comparable to most other brand’s lipsticks

        • I just compared it to a few other bullets, and it’s about the same size – I think perhaps it’s because you see the full length of the tube vs. half of the tube (since most of a removable cap) :)

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

    This is exquisite! I wouldn’t have considered such a dark and sparkly looking lipstick, particularly not at that price, but I think it’s just lovely! I think it may look quite pretty with my cool and freckled complexion, so I might head over to Saks some time soon to check it out. Thanks for the review Christine!

  9. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Sandy Sandy

    This is beautiful! It looks great on you, and Guerlain’s formula is my favorite. I think it’s time I stopped blowing $8 at a time on so-so cheaper lipsticks and started buy just a few perfect lipsticks.

  10. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of rebecca blueraccoon

    Oh, I want this. And I bet with the gold over it it’d be even prettier. *adds to list to buy*

  11. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Mariella Mariella

    It’s not often that I go for glittery lip colours but I LOVE this one!!! Christine, are you really wearing ALL those eye shadows – 6 of ‘em – at the same time. When I try that, I get a muddy mess.

  12. Hmm. Now I’m not so sure about it. I thought it would be redder. I really liked last year’s lipsticks.

  13. Audrey

    Christine, I wonder if you can help me out. Or anyone familiar with the topic.
    I think, I have a drugstore dupe for this colour. L’Oreal Paris on the Color Riche lipstick line had a shade called “Crystal Violet” which later resurfaced in the Stars’ Secrets edition renamed Milla’s Violet (after Milla Jovovich)
    I had it on some 2 days ago and as I looked at your photos, it does look a carbon copy of the Guerlain one, based on the colour and even the shimmer. Still, not fully convinced.

  14. L

    Is it kind of weird that I wish it were more glittery? It looks really different and fun in the tube.

  15. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Michelle Michelle

    This color looks really good on you! I really love this whole look and you look prettier than ever! Marriage agrees with you!

  16. Maribeth

    Thanks for the review. I have never purchased a Guerlain lipstick & was thinking of this one. I will splurge on one of these RA soon but not sure if this will be “the one”. I’m a RN so I’d like to get one I can wear taking care of patients every day. Any suggestions from the group? I have Christine’s face group color. BTW how is the newlywed? So happy for you!

  17. Aude

    Beautiful color !
    I wonder how you’d compare it to Guerlain Pour Troubler ? They seem very similar in the swatch gallery (but very different in the tube !).
    Thanks !

  18. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Alison Alison

    WOW! SO not the colour I was expecting. From the tube I was expecting it to be more of a gilded burgundy colour, more baroque in feel. This is so light!

  19. chris

    Oh! I like it!!

  20. Sabrina

    I actually fell in love with this lipstick as soon as I tried it on! Had to have it! You can wear it quite sheer or layer it on… I love it because it doesn’t settle into my lip creases and I usually have issues with that!

  21. Thais

    This is one of the most beautiful lipsticks I’ve ever seen in my life! But, unfortunately, here in Brazil is gonna be VERY expensive! (Can I travel just to get it? haha) xxx

  22. Sherry

    OMG! It’s out of stock i want to buy it!!! do you know where i can get it??