Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

Guerlain Rose Innocent Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Rose Innocent Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Spring 2012: Rose Innocent Rouge G Lipstick

Debuting in January, Guerlain Rose Innocent Rouge G Lipstick ($48.00 for 0.12 oz.) is pale pink with subtle yellow undertones. This shade is limited edition from Guerlain’s spring collection, and it is one of four Rouge Gs–I’ll have reviews on the other three as soon as I can buy them. It’s almost a neutral pink, but the color itself is very light–it’s just a pink-tinted version of my natural lip color. Very my-lips-but-better kind of shade, so it may be rather superfluous on someone with more pigmented lips or else serve as a way to lighten them a shade or two. OCC Femme is an opaque version of this shade. MAC Dress It Up is a cooler-toned pink. MAC Royal Azalea is similar in lightness but is a touch cooler toned. MAC Behave Yourself is a bit darker and bluer.

This is the kind of shade that someone will love and wear everyday or one where someone just doesn’t see the point. The color coverage is semi-opaque (you can just barley see my lip freckle), but there’s a general translucency throughout the product that lets my natural lip color peek through. Rose Innocent feels more like a Rouge G Brilliant than your typical Rouge G, because it has more slip and natural glossiness, but it’s not quite as glossy (and definitely not as sheer) as a Brilliant. The color doesn’t apply as evenly, and I expect it’s due to the slip in the texture. It only wore for three hours on me, which is decent for this type of light color, though I tend to get better wear out of the Rouge G formula than that. It is very hydrating and comfortable to wear, though.

The Glossover

LE
product

Rose Innocent

B
Not the best Rouge G shade I've come across; the Rouge G formula is a favorite, but this shade doesn't wear as long and the color doesn't deposit as evenly as the majority of the range.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

7.5/10

Application

4/5

Results
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Guerlain Rose Innocent Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Rose Innocent Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Rose Innocent Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Rose Innocent Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Rose Innocent Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Rose Innocent Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Rose Innocent Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Rose Innocent Rouge G Lipstick

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

January 2012 at Guerlain counters, $48.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

OCC Femme is an opaque version of this shade. MAC Dress It Up is a cooler-toned pink. MAC Royal Azalea is similar in lightness but is a touch cooler toned. MAC Behave Yourself is a bit darker and bluer.

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48 thoughts on “Guerlain Rose Innocent Rouge G Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Layla

    Christine, you look so pretty! love the blue eyes x pale pink lips combination

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Vanessa nessa

    the color is beautiful but i wish it weren’t as sheer.. would’ve been my first rouge g.. btw, which color would you recommend as my first one? i’d wear anything except for browns..

  3. Jasmijn

    I <3 your eyemakeup!
    What are you using

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

    I think this color would work well for people like me, whose lip color is practically white!

  5. dzhenie o

    Love the softness of the pink. But I’m more interested in what you used on your cheeks. They are glowing. Pls what did you use?

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Evelyn Evelyn

    I don’t think it would show up on me, but it looks lovely on you. Also, you are really making me want those eyeshadows….this collection is going to decimate my funds.

  7. alison

    gah, thspis is exactlh what I wanted this shade to be. My lips are more pigmented than yours though, so I guess ill have to find this pretty in person and try before I buy… with a price like that, I almost hope it looks awful on me, haha!

  8. You = stunning. Wow! Can we get a little tutorial on those eyes?! Beautiful!

  9. Nicole

    This is so pretty! But it doesn’t stay long? hmmm… I’ll see if it works on me when it comes out. Thanks for the swatch Christine :)

  10. Samantha

    I hate (in a loving way) how you can pull off virtually any lipstick swatch I have seen so far. Jealous!! :(

  11. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Virginia virginiaisforluvrs

    How disappointing! I really hope the rest of the shades will have better color payoff. Can’t wait to see your reviews for the rest of the collection :)

  12. Summer

    Oh, gosh, I really like this… I need to stop looking at your Guerlain posts, because they tempt me to do things like spend $48 on lipstick when I have Christmas presents to buy! Thank you so much for listing a few similar colors! But this shade looks really good on you, Christine, especially with your eye makeup. I love pretty pinks with cool blues and greens and shimmer! :)

  13. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Etaoin baby in a corner

    I think this is absolutely gorgeous but it wouldn’t show up as nice on my pigmented lips – boo.

  14. ak

    Hi Christine! How are you? May I please ask you a few questions?

    Does Guerlain make any opaque and matte lipsticks at all?

    Do you think that Guerlain’s KissKiss lipstick collection is any good and worth the extra money in regards to quality?

    Which collection of Guerlain’s lipsticks do you think have the best quality: KissKiss, Rouge G, or Rouge Automatique?

    What do you think of Guerlain KissKiss Lip Lift?

    • Hi AK,

      I don’t think they have any mattes. I like the KissKiss line, but it has been awhile since I’ve used any since they are more focused on Rouge G and Rouge Automatique. Rouge G is the highest quality, but Rouge Automatique is like 90-95% close for a lot less. The major difference is in the nuance of the colors, even though RA is a beautiful range, some of the Rouge G shades seem to have more depth–just a little something. Rouge Gs are a bit more hydrating and more opaque. I haven’t tried Lip Lift.

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

    looks pretty cute because you got paler lips :D

  16. Lori

    Very pretty color! Do you see any similarity to MAC’s Emanuel Ungaro Pure Rose? I’m forever looking for a replacement for Pure Rose.

  17. Aria

    At this price, I’d have to say I’d pass! However, it looks good on you. :)

  18. The pink looks too pale!

    xoxo,
    Roxanne

  19. This seems a tad expensive for something so sheer :/

  20. Glenda

    You look gorgeous Christine! Love

  21. Gia

    I got this the other day and love it !! So pretty and I had no trouble with the texture, it deposited evenly, no issues here. It doesn’t look very pale on me either, and I’m a medium skin tone. Weird. Do you think these may be slightly different US from Europe? (I’m in Europe).

    I know Chanel pulls stunts like these and their European stuff is different, but as far as I know Guerlain hasn’t been doing it?

  22. Carla25

    Hi christine, i recently brough guerlain rose innocent lipstick, and always have natural bright red lips, is it worth puting a lip tint on or something like benefit plump lip primer to dye down my lip colour abit before applying the lipstick to actually get use of this colour lipstick? otherwise i can’t hardly see it on my lips lol, thanks

  23. Hi Christine,

    someone stole your pics here :
    [removed link to avoid promoting]
    without any mention ur blog

    i hate it