Sunday, June 20th, 2010

Guerlain Gil Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Gil Rouge G Lipstick

The Summer Season: Guerlain Gil Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Gil (#40) Rouge G Lipstick ($46.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a beautiful shade of orange with subtle gold shimmer and a light sheen. It’s not quite a coral, but it has the lightness and brightness of one. It’s not a neon orange, nor is it overly dark, so it’s a much more wearable version of orange. I’m a huge fan of the Rouge G formula–it’s pigmented, smooth, and feels nearly weightless on lips. From the texture to the color pay off to the way it wears, Rouge G is one of my favorite lipstick formulas. For those with sensitive noses, though, may want to check it out in person first, because it does have a perfume-y scent in the tube (but I don’t notice it when I wear it).

Is this the right orange for you? Would you wear it?

The Summer Season is a series of posts featuring bright, vibrant shades of coral, orange, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for a summer of fun — that runs through July 2010.

See photos and swatches…

Guerlain Gil Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Gil Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Gil Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Gil Rouge G Lipstick

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15 thoughts on “The Summer Season: Guerlain Gil Rouge G Lipstick

  1. Diana

    Gorgeous for the summer

  2. Katarina

    meeee likey!!!!

  3. Myna

    Such a pretty color. I like orangey tones for lipsticks. I will definitely check this out.

  4. this is a nice shade, but it’s too expensive, i don’t wear often shades like this. do you have an idea what other brand could have a shade like this? maybe is there a dupe from mac?
    thank you!

  5. Andrea

    This was the first Rouge G I bought & I love it. I got it at the Guerlain shop in Disney’s Epcot in Orlando.

    • Lee

      Me too! When Guerlain Rouge G first came out, I bought two in Gil and had them engraved in Harrods. This is very complimenting for tanned skin and looks nice in the summer.

      • Johanna

        OMG Lee what an awesome idea to engrave these little beauties! Was never a fan of orange lippie but it sure does look nice with a great tan in Summer!

  6. Hannah

    Ohhhh, I really like this one!
    P.S. You look gorgeous in this picture. :)

  7. leah

    Gorgeous. I already got #62 (Georgia) & #63 (Giulette) because of you Christine. They are both gorgeous and I love the packaging! The only thing I don’t like is the scent. It’s very rose like or floral. Vanilla is much better for me.

    • I prefer vanilla, too (but not sugary, syrupy sweet vanilla!), though the scent doesn’t bother me (thankfully). You can leave the cap off for a day or two and the scent will diffuse quite a bit.

  8. Hilana

    I think if it did not come with such a heavy price tag, a lot more would love it, because it’s a gorgeous colour and I love the swatch. It’s beautiful. But when you work on a budget this is not the one to buy. But beautiful. Totally