I joined Temptalia just so I could review this lipstick. It’s well worth the exorbitant price tag—smooth, hydrating, and pigmented enough to brighten up my naturally dark raspberry lips with true-to-tube color that lasts and lasts and lasts. Although many lipsticks tend to feather or bleed on me, this stays exactly where I put it, without a liner. It fades evenly and, afterwards, my lips feel smoother and more moisturized than before. I’m a convert, and I’ll be buying more ridiculously-priced Rouge G lipsticks in the future.
Guerlain Rose Grenat (864) Rouge G Lipstick ($54.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “velvety red-pink.” It’s a vibrant, medium-dark fuchsia-pink with subtle cool undertones. At times, it almost looks warm-toned, but it is strongly pink-based, so it is definitely cooler overall. It had rich, intense color coverage, and the color wore well for six and a half hours and left behind a stain. YSL Rose Asarine (34) (P, $34.00) is warmer. Revlon Vivacious (120) (P, $8.99) is lighter. MAC Pleasure Bomb (LE, $16.00) is matte. Guerlain Provocative (863) (LE, $49.50) is warmer, redder. Urban Decay Catfight (P, $22.00) is warmer. MAC Impassioned (P, $16.00) is lighter, matte. Guerlain Gigi (P, $49.50) is very similar. Guerlain Champs-Elysees (P, $35.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.