Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Guerlain Rose Bengale (163) Rouge Automatique Lipstick
Guerlain Rose Bengale (163) Rouge Automatique Lipstick

Guerlain Rose Bengale (163) Rouge Automatique Lipstick

Guerlain Rose Bengale (163) Rouge Automatique Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is reddened berry with rosy pink shimmer. It’s several shades darker than Bloom in Rose and the shimmer is less apparent. MAC Craving is a little pinker. Bobbi Brown Plum Rose is similar but has no shimmer. Maybelline Bit of Berry is a little less red. MAC Deliciously Forbidden is more berry-hued. Chanel Destinee has less red in it.

Rose Bengale has nearly opaque color coverage and a semi-frosted finish.  Even with the frost level in this particular shade, the formula is true to form for a Rouge Automatique.  It’s lightweight, comfortable to wear, glides on easily, and wears well.  With this shade, I was able to get five and a half hours of wear.   The consistency is creamy enough to enable an easy glide across the lips, but it’s not so full of slip that it slides around the lips.  For more packaging photos, please see this post.

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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

9.5/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

5/5

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Guerlain Rose Bengale (163) Rouge Automatique Lipstick
Guerlain Rose Bengale (163) Rouge Automatique Lipstick

Guerlain Rose Bengale (163) Rouge Automatique Lipstick
Guerlain Rose Bengale (163) Rouge Automatique Lipstick

Guerlain Rose Bengale (163) Rouge Automatique Lipstick
Guerlain Rose Bengale (163) Rouge Automatique Lipstick

Guerlain Rose Bengale (163) Rouge Automatique Lipstick
Guerlain Rose Bengale (163) Rouge Automatique Lipstick

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $35.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

It's several shades darker than Bloom in Rose and the shimmer is less apparent. MAC Craving is a little pinker. Bobbi Brown Plum Rose is similar but has no shimmer. Maybelline Bit of Berry is a little less red. MAC Deliciously Forbidden is more berry-hued. Chanel Destinee has less red in it.

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13 thoughts on “Guerlain Rose Bengale (163) Rouge Automatique Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. helen

    I am loving ALL of the Guerlain’s this time. I have a couple of them from past seasons (140 is the one i put on top of everything), but the selection for the spring not only suits you beautifully but every colour seems to be incredibly flattering. This will be an expensive spring….

  2. Avatar of Tessa Tessa

    I’m getting a bit bored by these Guerlain lipsticks. They all seem the same color to me.

    • Check the Swatch Gallery :) You’ll see they pretty much cover the range of normal lip colors – reds, berries, pinks, corals, nudes. Lots to choose from! And if you prefer blues, blacks, etc., then skip over Guerlain posts, since that’s not the type of brand they are :)

      • Charlotte

        I actually have to agree: this one, the one before and Cherry Blossom all seem almost identical to me (and I even own a Rouge Automatique!) although it could be due to the lightness of your lips, Christine, I often find lip producs look completely different on me =]

    • Gail

      Please don’t listen to her Christine! I love your Guerlain lipstick reviews! Nobody else reviews these and I can’t see them in stores where I live~!

      • Avatar of Tessa Tessa

        I wasn’t reffering to Christine, I was reffering to Guerlain that to me it seems that they are coming out with the same colors lately.

  3. Avatar of Etaoin baby in a corner

    I love your lipstick reviews too! I have this RA (together with nahema) and I love love love it! It shows up great on my pigmented lips and looks pretty much the same on me as in your pic!

  4. You’re killing me with all these lovely Guerlain lipsticks. I want them all, though they are quite out of my price range at the moment.

  5. Luna

    I keep thinking that there is something about you that makes you look much prettier. I think it is the eyebrows. Brown eyebrows make you look much younger and glowing!

  6. Now THAT is what I wanted that super-frosty pink Nyx lipstick from the other day to look like. This is gorgeous!

  7. Avatar of artemis artemis

    wow, gorgeous :D such a pretty metallic pinky red :D

  8. DP

    Hi! I was just wondering, what’s the gold eyeliner/eyeshadow you’ve got on your lower lashline? It’s lovely and I’ve been looking for something similar!