Guerlain #75 and #99 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Colors Reviews & Swatches

#75

Guerlain #75 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color ($33.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a rich, deeper berry with cool, pink undertones and a satin finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly across my lips without dragging or tugging. The consistency was lightweight, creamy enough to glide but not enough that it felt slippery or emollient on my lips. This was one of the better-applying shades in the range, as it made my lips looks fairly smooth except my very deeper lip lines (center, bottom lip). The color stayed on well for over six hours, left a fuchsia stain behind, and was slightly drying.

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.

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Ingredients

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#99

Guerlain #99 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color ($33.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep brown with subtle, warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had good pigmentation in a single layer, though it wasn’t quite opaque. The texture felt lightweight, emollient and not quite as powder-like compared to other shades in the range, which I think was a good thing as it didn’t “clump” up as I applied as a few shades did. The color applied evenly without accentuating my lip lines, but it did not smooth them out as promised. It wore well for five hours and was slightly drying over time.

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

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Guerlain #75 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color

Guerlain #75 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color

Guerlain #75 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color

Guerlain #75 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color

Guerlain #75 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color

Guerlain #75 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color

Guerlain #75 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color

Guerlain #99 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color

Guerlain #99 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color

Guerlain #99 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color

Guerlain #99 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color

Guerlain #99 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color

Guerlain #99 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color

Guerlain #99 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color

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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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I think it helps that #75 is so vivid that it hides any sort of issues with the formula! If I didn’t already have PMG Executive Realness, Idk, I may have fallen for this.

Also have dupes for #99, too. It’s beginning to scare me that I actually have dupes for almost every single lipstick I end up loving! Crazy! 🤣

These don’t really look matte. Are these photos immediately post-application, and do they lose the satiny affect after sitting on the lips for a while?

Guerlain’s marketing says they’re supposed to be semi-matte. The swatches are taken shortly after applying – at the same speed as all other products I shoot (except liquid lipsticks that require a dry down time!) – and yes, they lose their shine over time!

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