Guerlain #24 and #26 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Colors Reviews & Swatches

01/07

Guerlain #24 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #24 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #24 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #24 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #24 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #24 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #24 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #24 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #24 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #24 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #24 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #24 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #24 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #24 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #24 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #24 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #24 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #24 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #24 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #24 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #24 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color

#24

Guerlain #24 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color ($33.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brighter, medium red with neutral undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied fairly evenly in one sense, as the color didn’t appear streaky or patchy, but then it also seemed a little clumpy when I looked at the texture of my lips. There was slight product that sat in my deeper lip lines, though this wasn’t noticeable from a normal viewing distance. The lipstick itself had a smooth, velvety texture that was comfortable to apply as it did not drag, but it felt a little clingy over time. It lasted well for five hours and was a touch drying to me.

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 #26 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #26 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #26 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #26 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #26 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #26 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #26 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #26 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #26 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #26 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #26 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #26 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #26 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #26 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #26 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #26 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #26 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #26 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #26 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #26 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #26 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color

#26

Guerlain #26 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color ($33.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a more muted, medium-dark red with subtle, cool undertones and a satin sheen. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single layer, which adhered evenly and applied smoothly across my lips. The consistency was lightweight, velvety, and thin without being clingy–it was one of the more comfortable (and flattering) shades in the range on my lips. It stayed on well for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating on me.

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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I’m very sad for #24 having that very strange sounding textural issue applied, as it is such a beautiful red for spring and summer. What a shame.

#26 is my favorite, though! Given the fact that I have a 95% dupe in MAC Slay Ride, that’s not surprising.

I love the Guerlain Rouge G line but don’t own any mattes. Of these two, #26 would be my best color. They don’t appear to be the uber drying mattes either. I do have two very similar colors, one in metallic and one in a creme red.

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