Guerlain #44 and #61 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Colors Reviews & Swatches

01/07

Guerlain #44 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #44 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #44 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #44 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #44 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #44 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #44 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #44 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #44 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #44 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #44 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #44 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #44 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #44 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #44 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #44 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #44 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #44 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #44 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #44 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #44 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color

#44

Guerlain #44 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color ($33.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark orange-red with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that didn’t build up beyond that as it was a bit too emollient to do so (it just seemed to move the product around). The texture was lightweight, thin without being clingy, and prone to emphasizing lip texture/imperfections. The lipstick applied fairly evenly, but it sank into my lip lines and highlighted my lip texture, so it wasn’t the most flattering finish (and it was supposed to be more smoothing). It wore well for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.

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 #61 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #61 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #61 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #61 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #61 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #61 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #61 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #61 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #61 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #61 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #61 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #61 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #61 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #61 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #61 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #61 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #61 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #61 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #61 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #61 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color
Guerlain #61 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color

#61

Guerlain #61 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color ($33.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright pop of medium-dark pink with cool undertones and a satin sheen. It had good color coverage that adhered somewhat evenly, but it had a tendency to pull away from itself and looked a bit clumpy in places. There was also some product that slipped into my lip lines, though it wasn’t noticeable from a normal viewing distance. The texture was thin, lightweight, and emollient enough to apply without dragging, but it seemed to feel “tight” while worn. It stayed on well for four and a half hours and was lightly drying 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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It would seem that there is something a bit *off* with the formula used on these. For one thing, I don’t think they even look all that matte! And then there’s the fact that quite a few of the shades have that clumpy and lip line sinking thing going on, which tells me that these are mostly too emollient for a matte lipstick formula, too. That said , I really DO love #61 a lot! It feels like fresh spring flowers! 🌺

I will say that this type of matte formula doesn’t seem to go on well on my lips in general – Guerlain’s formula isn’t the only one that has struggled on my lips! (MAC & Bobbi Brown come to mind!)

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