Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Guerlain Samsara (124) Rouge Automatique Lipstick
Guerlain Samsara (124) Rouge Automatique Lipstick

Guerlain Samsara (124) Rouge Automatique Lipstick

Guerlain Samsara (124) Rouge Automatique Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a berry-kissed medium-dark red with ruby red micro-shimmer. There’s the faintest hint of a cool undertone, but compared to more obviously blue-toned lipsticks, it almost appears orange-toned! The color coverage is mostly opaque with little product needed for the results seen in the swatch. It does have some resemblance to Guerlain Vega, but this almost looks orange in contrast, and it’s a bit darker and definitely not as bright. Guerlain L’Heure Bleue looks more like a berry-red in comparison. Giorgio Armani #406 is similar but has little to no shimmer. MAC Prolong is a touch brighter.

Guerlain’s Rouge Automatique is a fabulous formula–it’s long-wearing, comfortable, lightweight, and always seems to make lips look better: more luscious and luminous.  Some of the lighter shades only wear for four to five hours, but richer shades like Samsara easily wear for six hours, up to eight, from my experience with the formula.  The texture is lightweight, creamy enough to glide easily across lips, but it doesn’t slip around once applied.  For more packaging photos, please see this post.

The Glossover

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product

Samsara

A+
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

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Guerlain Samsara (124) Rouge Automatique Lipstick
Guerlain Samsara (124) Rouge Automatique Lipstick

Guerlain Samsara (124) Rouge Automatique Lipstick
Guerlain Samsara (124) Rouge Automatique Lipstick

Guerlain Samsara (124) Rouge Automatique Lipstick
Guerlain Samsara (124) Rouge Automatique Lipstick

Guerlain Samsara (124) Rouge Automatique Lipstick
Guerlain Samsara (124) 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 does have some resemblance to Guerlain Vega, but this almost looks orange in contrast, and it's a bit darker and definitely not as bright. Guerlain L'Heure Bleue looks more like a berry-red in comparison. Giorgio Armani #406 is similar but has little to no shimmer. MAC Prolong is a touch brighter.

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19 thoughts on “Guerlain Samsara (124) Rouge Automatique Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. AmyD

    gorgeous. i have really got to check out these rouge automatique lipsticks!

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Melissa divinem (Melissa)

    Boy, you’re not kidding about the formula of this lipstick, Christine. I finally bit the bullet and purchased Samsara, and it does glide on. Absolutely lovely. I compared it to one of my $15 lipsticks, and the difference is astounding. WoW! Again, the saying ‘you get what you pay for’ applies!

  3. Mel

    You’re so pretty Christine :-)
    This colour looks really great on you.

  4. Carmel

    So beautiful! It looks the colour of tomato soup on you <3. Anyway, what are you trying to do to me, Christine? I can't give Guerlain any more of my money right now. :(

  5. You taunt me with all these beautiful swatches!! Which RAs are your favorites/what would you recommend? I have similar skintone as you

  6. This is really pretty on you!

  7. Very nice review, and well the product looks amazing it got great grade, thanks

  8. Love it! I’m getting more and more seduced by Guerlain, despite being a Revlon girl. :)

  9. Awww, I was hoping this would be a vampy colour.

  10. Hi Christine, is this, or any of the other deep red Rouge Automatiques that you’ve reviewed recently, anything like MAC So Scarlet? I’ve lost my So Scarlet (my favourite ever red) and I’m devastated! Guerlain Samsara is also my favourite perfume, so it would be lovely if this turned out to be a dupe for So Scarlet! Thanks for your help :) xxx

  11. What foundation and powder are you wearing? I really like the finish of it. It looks very polished – perfect for work, giving a presentation, etc. :-) Thanks!

  12. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Aimey Aimey

    Berry pretty ;)

  13. cupcake888

    That’s a lovely color on you Christine! Wondering if it’s in any way close to Dragon?

  14. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Gala Gala

    Christine, I hope you can answer –
    I am nw15/20, quite pale with slight pink undertones (n1 in face in body)
    and I am looking for a Rouge Automatique that would flatter my complexion from the reddish shades –
    I was thinking of Coque D’or or Vega,
    but I would love to hear your suggestions.
    Thanks!