Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Guerlain Luxure Rouge G L'Extrait
Guerlain Luxure Rouge G L’Extrait

Guerlain Luxure Rouge G L’Extrait

Guerlain Luxure Rouge G L’Extrait ($48.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as “deeper red for lust.” Luxure is an orange-toned red with a mostly matte finish. MAC Red Racer is brighter and has less orange, more yellow in its base. Guerlain Habit Rouge is a little lighter. Make Up For Ever #44 is very similar. MAC Ruffian Red is a little brighter, less darkened. Guerlain Geisha has a stronger orange base and orange-gold shimmer.

This is a new product for Guerlain, and it’s best described as a liquid lipstick. It has the consistency, feel, and wear of a liquid lipstick. Creamy without being too thick, but not at all thin, and extremely opaque. It dries down to that mostly matte finish–there’s a subtle, natural sheen as a result.  Even after wearing the formula several times, I’m undecided on whether I love it or not.  Luxure hung on for eight hours no problem, and of course, the color after eight hours wasn’t exactly the same as the initial application, but it was still at 90% or so, after eating and drinking. It’s even moisturizing.  Matte lip color that is long-wearing and hydrating? Hard to come by.

There’s a lot of transfer, which is the characteristic that put me on the fence. For a matte, long-wearing lip color, there was a surprising amount of transfer for hours after initial application.  It doesn’t seem to have an affect on the wear, though, and it never feathered or bled around the edges, which you might have expected with a product that never fully dries down.  Don’t kiss your honey with this on (not that most lip colors are kiss-proof).  It doesn’t say transfer-resistant or -proof in the press release, but I think the matte finish had me thinking it would have less transfer (because this felt like more than usual–more in keeping with a gloss!).

It’s more matte and creamier compared to Chanel’s Rouge Allure Laque formula. They’re not the same; it’s hard to describe the differences, but when you apply, they’re not the same. I’d describe Chanel’s formula as slicker, while Guerlain’s is creamier, maybe a touch thicker. Not as glossy as Korres’ Liquid Lipsticks, not as thick as NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Creams, thicker than Bare Minerals’ Pretty Amazing Lipcolors.

Ultra-pigmented, long-wearing, hydrating, doesn’t feather or bleed, and easy to remove.  It does everything it’s supposed to do and does it excellently.  I think the consistency could be marginally thinner, because it’s easy to over-apply the product.  You’re almost better off using a separate lip brush so you get just the amount you actually need.

The lip color is packaged in a silver metallic tube (shaped just like the Rouge G lipsticks, just longer, so it also has the flip mirror), and you pull the top outwards and then twist to open. It has a doe-foot applicator.  I did really like that Guerlain added a little plastic piece that’s the same color as the plastic insert to indicate the color of the gloss. It’s such a pain trying to read the small printed name on the back of the tubes.  I give kudos to Guerlain for using higher-end packaging to go with their higher-end prices, rather than plastic, which a lot of competing brands use.  Of course, metal packaging holds fingerprints, so it’s kind of a draw.

The Glossover

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product

Luxure

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Ultra-pigmented, long-wearing, hydrating, doesn't feather or bleed, and easy to remove. It does everything it's supposed to do and does it excellently.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4/5

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Guerlain Luxure Rouge G L'Extrait
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Guerlain Luxure Rouge G L'Extrait
Guerlain Luxure Rouge G L’Extrait

Guerlain Luxure Rouge G L'Extrait
Guerlain Luxure Rouge G L’Extrait

Guerlain Luxure Rouge G L'Extrait
Guerlain Luxure Rouge G L’Extrait

Guerlain Luxure Rouge G L'Extrait
Guerlain Luxure Rouge G L’Extrait

Guerlain Luxure Rouge G L'Extrait
Guerlain Luxure Rouge G L’Extrait

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

August 2012 at select locations of Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Sephora, Bloomingdales and Bergdorf Goodman., $48.00.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

MAC Red Racer is brighter and has less orange, more yellow in its base. Guerlain Habit Rouge is a little lighter. Make Up For Ever #44 is very similar. MAC Ruffian Red is a little brighter, less darkened. Guerlain Geisha has a stronger orange base and orange-gold shimmer.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Chanel Complice Eyeshadow, Le Metier de Beaute Goldstone Eyeshadow, Burberry Trench Eyeshadow, Tarina Tarantino Ammunition Eyeliner, Lit Cosmetics Beach Baby Eye Glitter. On cheeks: Chanel Lumiere d'Artifices Beiges.

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38 thoughts on “Guerlain Luxure Rouge G L’Extrait Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. MaggiesMakeup

    That is…gorgeous. Whatever you want to say about Guerlain’s prices, 95% of the time they deliver on performance and the sheer luxury of their packaging.

  2. baby in a corner

    Loving this! thanks for such a through review!

  3. Dominique33

    I love red lipsticks, this one is really pretty but I never liked the Rouges G even it’s pure luxury. Maybe I’ll try this new texture, it looks simply gorgeous on you.

  4. corallista

    it is a lovely shade and looks gorgeous on you! Are you testing the new foundation, your skin looks great here!

  5. I was so excited about this product and I’m just not sure now what I think.  I’m looking at your lips, Christine and the finish is kinda weird and I can’t figure out if that is what is bothering me or that I’m just not overly fond of the colour.  It’s not the prettiest red I have seen on you IMO.  You look great as you always do, but this one is just not hitting it out of the park the way I expected.  I’m curious about the other colours.  I hope you will be reviewing another shade in this product when you have time :)

  6. Caitlin Mary

    I am overall happy with the review only it lacks that ‘wow’ factor for the price.  The packaging as always is lovely and the products looks good…  I don’t know if I am going to want it super bad though.  It definitely is not a replacement is seems for the Chanel products, maybe it is missing that shimmer~

  7. Kari

    that’s so nice, too bad it never dries fully :

  8. Jill

    you’re lipstick always looks so perfect!  no matter how careful i am, mine never comes out anywhere near as nice :(  what’s your trick Christine?

  9. Mariella

    I like the sound of the formula (the texture, pigmentation, etc.) but this is too orange for me. I’ll wait for your reviews of more blue based reds or berry tones, which are better colours for me.

  10. Rachael

    I think I need this.

  11. I’m not sure that I personally would want to try this formula (a little more opaque than I like to wear) but the color looks absolutely fabulous on you!

  12. Sexy Sadie

    I liked this one on you.

  13. ToxicAngel

    Love this!

  14. Icequeen81ma

    even I like the finish, I do prefer for myself a less orangery based color, maybe a more blue based color. Is a shame that it transfers, with that fact that is 48 dolor for one, I sure was expecting less transfer and a more matte finish

  15. SUMER MOHAMMAD

    It looks gorgeous but I cant pass the price tag !

  16. FaerieEvenstar

    Oh wow! That really suits you Christine! It’s not very ‘me’ at all, thankfully, at that price! It’s a lovely finish. I like how it’s matte with a sheen and the packaging is gorgeous! Still.. not worth that price tag, especially as it’s not a shade I’d look good in. I’ll resist the urge to look at other shades in that range. My wallet wouldn’t forgive me!

  17. This look on you is amazing

  18. StephanieT

    I want this so bad!

  19. JJ

    So glad to see a review on these- was hoping they could at least substitute for the discontinued Chanel, even if it isn’t exactly the same. Will you be reviewing more of the color range?

  20. Adelita

    I love how you compared the formula with other lip lacquers, great job! Now I won’t hesitate to buy this product (well maybe not in this shade, though, I can’t wear warm/yellow-toned lip products).
    Btw, I love this look on you, especially how Chanel Lumiere d’Artifices Beiges glows on your cheeks and the gold glitter on your lower lash line, glamour indeed! :)

  21. This even looks like a fantastic formula. I’m not usually one for luxury brands, but I may check this one out!

  22. Giters

    Do lipsticks packaged in this format tend to have shorter lifetimes?

    •  @Giters Probably, because you’re pumping air into the tube, as well as it has more moisture so it likely allows for more bacteria growth vs. a tube of lipstick.  The shelf life is going to be closer to a gloss.

  23. I can wait till it come out and check out all the colors.  I am a red color lipstick whore…..love love love.

  24. blueraccoon

    The formula looks great; I’m not sure about the color, but hopefully one of the other six will appeal to me!

  25. Sandrine

    This looks really luscious!

  26. Nicole

    You look beautiful Christine!  That color is great for your warmer skin tone.  You need to keep this one around. 
     
     

  27. yellowlantern

    I really like the velvety look this gives to the lips, but a $48 lipstick that transfers on to everything hours after application makes this a miss for me. At this price range a lip product has to be approaching perfection.
     
    Can’t wait to see the other colors though!  

  28. wanikkic

    wow the finish of this is really nice, looks long-lasting, too!

  29. heidi

    i love guerlain lipsticks. this color is fantastic…i love the finish. how do you prep your lips for lipcolor? what lipliner, lip balm, lip primer, etc. do you use? every single lipcolor you use looks beautiful on you =)

  30. That colour is crazy! most the time the brighter reds look horrid on me but i waaaant to try this!

  31. Zeenatrising

    Christine, you look gorgeous as usual. Are you going to swatch the other colors? I love the liquid matte formula!!

  32. Paulette

    My problem with this is not the color or the wear, it is how to close the case! I had no trouble opening it and closing it for about a month and then lost the magic touch. I cannot close the case!