Guerlain #29, #30, #31 Rouge G Matte Lip Colors Reviews & Swatches

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Guerlain #29 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #29 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #29 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #29 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #29 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #29 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #29 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #29 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #29 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #29 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #29 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #29 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #29 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #29 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #29 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #29 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #29 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #29 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #29 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #29 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #29 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color

#29

Guerlain #29 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip ColorGuerlain #29 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color ($33.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark copper with moderate, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good color coverage that could have applied more evenly to my lips, though a lot of it was a reflection of the finish and formula. The texture felt smooth, lightweight, and more velvety, so it glided comfortably across my lips but didn’t feel emollient.

The issue I had was the product separated along my lip lines and looked almost “crumbly” all-over my lips. It wore well for five hours but settled more noticeable into my lip lines over time, while the formula felt lightly hydrating.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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.

Browse all of our Guerlain Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color swatches.

Ingredients

Diisostearyl Malate, Polyglyceryl-10 Nonaisostearate, Jojoba Esters, Synthetic Wax, Bis-Behenyl/Isostearyl/Phytosteryl Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Isostearyl Hydroxystearate, Hydrogenated Microcrystalline Wax, Silica, Hydrogenated Styrene/Methyl Styrene/Indene Copolymer, Octyldodecanol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Irvingia Gabonensis Kernel Butter, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Parfum (Fragrance), Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Commiphora Mukul Resin Extract, Bht, Propyl Gallate, Trihydroxystearin, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hexylene Glycol, [+/- Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 12085 (Red 36), Ci 15850 (Red 6, Red 6 Lake, Red 7, Red 7 Lake), Ci 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 45410 (Red 27, Red 28 Lake), Ci 73360 (Red 30 Lake), Ci 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), Ci 45380 (Red 21, Red 21 Lake), Ci 77742 (Manganese Violet)].

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Guerlain #30 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #30 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #30 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #30 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #30 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #30 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #30 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #30 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #30 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #30 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #30 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #30 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #30 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #30 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #30 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #30 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #30 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #30 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #30 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #30 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #30 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color

#30

Guerlain #30 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip ColorGuerlain #30 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color ($33.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium orange-copper with strong, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation in a single stroke, though it was shy of full coverage and didn’t seem to build up with a second layer. The texture felt lightweight, smooth, and velvety as it applied fluidly across my lips, but it wasn’t the most flattering formula to wear.

The color pulled away along my lip lines and looked a bit speckled, almost like it was bubbling up in places, which resulted in this very faint patchiness. In person, it just looked like it wasn’t as even as it could be, whereas in person, the texture was more apparent. The color stayed on decently for five hours but started having more noticeable settling into my lip lines after three and a half hours. The formula felt lightly moisturizing while worn.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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.

Browse all of our Guerlain Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color swatches.

Ingredients

Diisostearyl Malate, Polyglyceryl-10 Nonaisostearate, Jojoba Esters, Synthetic Wax, Bis-Behenyl/Isostearyl/Phytosteryl Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Isostearyl Hydroxystearate, Hydrogenated Microcrystalline Wax, Silica, Hydrogenated Styrene/Methyl Styrene/Indene Copolymer, Octyldodecanol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Irvingia Gabonensis Kernel Butter, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Parfum (Fragrance), Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Commiphora Mukul Resin Extract, Bht, Propyl Gallate, Trihydroxystearin, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hexylene Glycol, [+/- Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 12085 (Red 36), Ci 15850 (Red 6, Red 6 Lake, Red 7, Red 7 Lake), Ci 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 45410 (Red 27, Red 28 Lake), Ci 73360 (Red 30 Lake), Ci 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), Ci 45380 (Red 21, Red 21 Lake), Ci 77742 (Manganese Violet)].

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Guerlain #31 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #31 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #31 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #31 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #31 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #31 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #31 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #31 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #31 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #31 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #31 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #31 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #31 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #31 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #31 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #31 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #31 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #31 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #31 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #31 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #31 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color

#31

Guerlain #31 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip ColorGuerlain #31 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color ($33.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy pink with strong, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff that adhered evenly and smoothly across my lips without tugging or dragging during application.

The lipstick had a lightweight, more velvety consistency so it felt like it glided with ease over my lips but didn’t feel slippery or “wet” during wear. This shade applied better than some, but it just didn’t lay as smoothly nor was as forgiving of my lip lines/minor lip texture imperfections compared to the original range of Rouge Gs (and this formula is supposed to do the same with respect to smoothing). The upside was that the color didn’t settle into my lip lines further while worn, so it was only visible in the close-up photos but not in person. It lasted well for five hours and felt lightly hydrating while worn.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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.

Browse all of our Guerlain Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color swatches.

Ingredients

Diisostearyl Malate, Polyglyceryl-10 Nonaisostearate, Jojoba Esters, Synthetic Wax, Bis-Behenyl/Isostearyl/Phytosteryl Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Isostearyl Hydroxystearate, Hydrogenated Microcrystalline Wax, Silica, Hydrogenated Styrene/Methyl Styrene/Indene Copolymer, Octyldodecanol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Irvingia Gabonensis Kernel Butter, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Parfum (Fragrance), Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Commiphora Mukul Resin Extract, Bht, Propyl Gallate, Trihydroxystearin, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hexylene Glycol, [+/- Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 12085 (Red 36), Ci 15850 (Red 6, Red 6 Lake, Red 7, Red 7 Lake), Ci 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 45410 (Red 27, Red 28 Lake), Ci 73360 (Red 30 Lake), Ci 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), Ci 45380 (Red 21, Red 21 Lake), Ci 77742 (Manganese Violet)].

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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The only one I would get would be #31, and I have MAC Retro, so I don’t really need it. The other two sound like they have a pretty funky formula! Crumbly and textured are not the things I would want in a lipstick, especially not at that price point.

No wonder I liked #29 and 30, my beloved CP Foolish lipstick is a perfect dupe for them and at a better rating. These are a little disappointing for the price.

Oh no, a “B” for Guerlain is not good at all! I say that while loving some of them. Of course not these!

I’m looking forward to your review of the Guerlain nude glow bronzer. I’m hoping that it’s a dupe for my favorite bronzer from Guerlain – Terra Inca.

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! 🙂 If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!