Guerlain #01, #04, #05 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Colors Reviews & Swatches

01/07

Guerlain #01 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #01 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #01 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #01 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #01 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #01 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #01 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #01 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #01 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #01 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #01 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #01 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #01 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #01 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #01 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #01 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #01 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #01 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #01 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #01 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #01 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color

#01

Guerlain #01 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color ($33.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft, muted rose with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good color coverage that adhered evenly across my lips, though there was very slight streaking along the edges of my lips, which wasn’t noticeable from a normal viewing distance. The texture was felt lightweight, thin but not clingy initially, and glided across my lips comfortably. It felt drier, clingier, and a bit drying after two hours of wear, though it only lasted for three hours on me and settled noticeably into my lip lines.

Formula Overview

$33.00/0.12 oz. - $275.00 Per Ounce

The Matte formula is supposed to have a "semi-matte" finish that has "the perfect balance between hydration and vibrant color" and contains "hylauronic acid and blurring powders" to help "smooth and volumize the look of lips." The coverage was semi-opaque to opaque, somewhat buildable, but there was enough slip that it was better to keep it two layers or else I experienced the color clumping up on itself and becoming more uneven in overall application. The texture was velvety and thin, I get that "blurring powder" feel that some of the recent matte formulas have had in them--a little "dry" and more prone to clinging on my lips. They wore between three and six hours but fade evenly and more red-based shades left faint stains behind. I didn't find any of them hydrating, and some of them felt drying to me. They had the typical violet scent but no taste.

For me, Rouge G was all about making my lips look better: smoother, plumper, and delivered good wear with a hydrating formula, but the Mattes left me wanting, as they weren't hydrating, didn't smooth out my lip lines for the most part, and felt a bit tight to wear after a few hours. One of the tell-tale signs of a drying formula is during the swatch-a-thon; given that there were only 11 shades to swatch, it should have been easy, but my lips felt a little raw afterward, which is typical of swatching more drying formulas for me.

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Ingredients

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01/07

Guerlain #04 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #04 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #04 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #04 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #04 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #04 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #04 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #04 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #04 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #04 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #04 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #04 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #04 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #04 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #04 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #04 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #04 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #04 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #04 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #04 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #04 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color

#04

Guerlain #04 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color ($33.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark coppery brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which applied evenly and smoothly across my lips without emphasizing my lip texture. It was one of the more flattering shades to wear within the range, which is a sad state of affairs given it’s part of the Rouge G family. The lipstick felt lightweight, thin but not clingy, and was comfortable to apply and to wear, though I wouldn’t describe it as hydrating during the four hours it stayed on for.

Formula Overview

$33.00/0.12 oz. - $275.00 Per Ounce

The Matte formula is supposed to have a "semi-matte" finish that has "the perfect balance between hydration and vibrant color" and contains "hylauronic acid and blurring powders" to help "smooth and volumize the look of lips." The coverage was semi-opaque to opaque, somewhat buildable, but there was enough slip that it was better to keep it two layers or else I experienced the color clumping up on itself and becoming more uneven in overall application. The texture was velvety and thin, I get that "blurring powder" feel that some of the recent matte formulas have had in them--a little "dry" and more prone to clinging on my lips. They wore between three and six hours but fade evenly and more red-based shades left faint stains behind. I didn't find any of them hydrating, and some of them felt drying to me. They had the typical violet scent but no taste.

For me, Rouge G was all about making my lips look better: smoother, plumper, and delivered good wear with a hydrating formula, but the Mattes left me wanting, as they weren't hydrating, didn't smooth out my lip lines for the most part, and felt a bit tight to wear after a few hours. One of the tell-tale signs of a drying formula is during the swatch-a-thon; given that there were only 11 shades to swatch, it should have been easy, but my lips felt a little raw afterward, which is typical of swatching more drying formulas for me.

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Ingredients

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01/07

Guerlain #05 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #05 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #05 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #05 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #05 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #05 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #05 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #05 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #05 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #05 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #05 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #05 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #05 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #05 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #05 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #05 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #05 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #05 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #05 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #05 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #05 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color

#05

Guerlain #05 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color ($33.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had nearly opaque color payoff, but it applied poorly with product gathering in my lip lines, light streaking along the edges, and the product itself clumping together and looking grainy on my lips. The texture was lightly creamy, lightweight, and thin without feeling clingy. It wore well for three hours and was neither drying nor hydrating over time.

Formula Overview

$33.00/0.12 oz. - $275.00 Per Ounce

The Matte formula is supposed to have a "semi-matte" finish that has "the perfect balance between hydration and vibrant color" and contains "hylauronic acid and blurring powders" to help "smooth and volumize the look of lips." The coverage was semi-opaque to opaque, somewhat buildable, but there was enough slip that it was better to keep it two layers or else I experienced the color clumping up on itself and becoming more uneven in overall application. The texture was velvety and thin, I get that "blurring powder" feel that some of the recent matte formulas have had in them--a little "dry" and more prone to clinging on my lips. They wore between three and six hours but fade evenly and more red-based shades left faint stains behind. I didn't find any of them hydrating, and some of them felt drying to me. They had the typical violet scent but no taste.

For me, Rouge G was all about making my lips look better: smoother, plumper, and delivered good wear with a hydrating formula, but the Mattes left me wanting, as they weren't hydrating, didn't smooth out my lip lines for the most part, and felt a bit tight to wear after a few hours. One of the tell-tale signs of a drying formula is during the swatch-a-thon; given that there were only 11 shades to swatch, it should have been easy, but my lips felt a little raw afterward, which is typical of swatching more drying formulas for me.

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Ingredients

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Thank goodness for dupes! Of which I have at least one per each of the above reviewed. I am so disappointed by this range of Guerlain Rouge G’s. This is actually depressing to see the quality get flushed down the toilet on these. Like; WTH happened? I mean, really? 🤦

I don’t understand why Guerlain had to come with a matte version of their Rouge G that seems to be a miss so far, when they have the KissKiss Matte Lipstick range that is excellent (they are more semi-matte imo). I had high hopes for Rouge G, but now I will go and grab a couple more shades of their KissKiss mattes and a backup for my M375-Flaming Rose, as they seem to disappear. Such a shame…

Such a wide range of ratings – that’s a bit unusual for Guerlain’s lipsticks. #4 is a beautiful shade and a much better rating than the others.

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