Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Guerlain Rose Barbare Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Rose Barbare Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Rose Barbare Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Rose Barbare Rouge G Lipstick ($48.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft, strawberry pink with subtle shimmer and a glossed finish. The color coverage is semi-opaque, delivering some color but not enough to cover my lip freckle. Chanel Charme is lighter and frostier. MAC Cheers All Around is more opaque but similar. Rimmel Dizzy is brighter and more opaque.

This has a really creamy consistency that’s translucent and lightweight; it feels like a cross between the Rouge G and Rouge G de Brilliant formulas, rather than a Rouge G. I find Rouge Gs to have a creamier feel that’s more opaque and has less slip. This shade looks a bit wet on, which is a nice effect. It’s a moisturizing formula, but unlike a lot of other Rouge Gs, it only wears for three hours before fading away. I think the sheerness of the shade has made it less long-wearing compared to other shades.

The Glossover

LE
coming-soon

Rose Barbare

B
It's not the most inspiring shade from Guerlain, and the shorter wear time and less-than-opaque color coverage makes it out of sync with other Rouge G shades.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

8/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

7/10

Application

4/5

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Guerlain Rose Barbare Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Rose Barbare Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Rose Barbare Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Rose Barbare Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Rose Barbare Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Rose Barbare Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Rose Barbare Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Rose Barbare Rouge G Lipstick

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $48.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

Chanel Charme is lighter and frostier. MAC Cheers All Around is more opaque but similar. Rimmel Dizzy is brighter and more opaque.

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24 thoughts on “Guerlain Rose Barbare Rouge G Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Was not expecting the sheerness from the way the initial in-tube shot looks! It’s pretty, but I think I am going to check out your dupe recommendations for something more opaque.

  2. Avatar of Julie Julie

    what happened to love it or leave it christine ??? I love this!!!!

  3. Avatar of artemis artemis

    this looks pretty sweet, tho

  4. amanda

    Is this from the spring collection?

  5. Avatar of Alison Alison

    What nice cheeks and eyes! May I ask what you used?

  6. Avatar of tzwiggy t_zwiggy

    Love the color, and LOVE that it is sheer! Opaque lipsticks look hideous on me.

  7. Clementine

    But for real, who the hell spends $50 on a lipstick?!

  8. Avatar of Etaoin baby in a corner

    Not feeling the rouge gs from this collection but i guess its my personal preference for something a little more opaque. I am totally craving the e/s palette and highlighter eventhough i already own way too many eyeshadows!

    • Well, I don’t really feel like they fit in with the range! They’re a little wet, little sheer – but not quite as slick or as sheer as Brilliants. Hm!

      • Avatar of Etaoin baby in a corner

        Yeah the rouge gs from last year’s spring collection were a good bit sheerer than the permanent collection but still pigmented enough to be noticeable on the lips and had a lovely sheen!

  9. Even though it is different to the other lipsticks it still looks gorgeous on you! I wonder what it would look like with my skintone :)

  10. The tube pic looks so promising but it seems so not worth $48 when worn/swatched

  11. amy

    sorry, still trying to recover from the FORTY-EIGHT dollar price tag. Is it really worth it? I just got up off of $32 for Chanel Kensington & thought that was a little crazy.. but $50 (when you add the tax)? Can’t wrap my head around it…

    • Hey Amy!

      I don’t LOVE the spring shades like I’ve loved other Rouge Gs in the past. I have many favorite shades from Rouge G, though most were limited edition. It’s my favorite formula personally! If you find the right shade, then yes, I think so!

  12. Avatar of Camila Camila Müller

    Oooh, this color is so pretty! I wish I could buy it to use in school, ’cause this color is really light but gives a nice natural color to the lips.. Pretty but to expensive to me, I live in Brazil :// Definitely on my wish-list!

  13. Avatar of Polly Polly

    Though has been warned about the sheerness of Rouge Gs in this collection, I couldn’t help picking one of them up, which was Rose Piquant, under two reasons; ‘It is LE’ and ‘It is a very wearable cute warm pink which is not too easily to find one’. Sheerness makes softer, everyday wear look and tranlucence makes it juicy, so I’m not too disappointed.

    And I bought Cruel Gardenia Meteorites along with it! Sooo beautiful both design and color! It looks almost like the overspray of Parure de Nuit from holliday collection which I really LOVED and hoped them to sell something like that alone in powder form. And now my dream comes true! I will buy at least a backup next time I’m at Guerlain counter!

    Thsnk you for tje review as always :3

    • Ursula

      Well, I sort of thought that the spring collection would be less than inspiring as I truly hate anything leaning towards pink but then I was sort of hoping so secretly so I could be easy on my wallet:))) I really prefer fall and winter makeup in general and think that most companies come out with the best shades and LE products for the holidays. OTOH, I was also secretly hoping for a nectarine/tangerine/coral shade, did they only come out with pinks for spring? I do also want to try the G mascara and perhaps their spring highlighter.