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Guerlain Avarice Rouge G L'Extrait Review, Photos, Swatches

Guerlain Avarice Rouge G L'Extrait
Guerlain Avarice Rouge G L’Extrait

There’s Avarice in Your Heart

Guerlain Avarice Rouge G L’Extrait ($48.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as “beige.” It’s a warm rose with a hint of beige-brown in it. It’s neutral, but there’s a healthy dose of pink in the color. Again my complexion, it almost reads as a subdued coral. Cle de Peau Comtesse de Cayla is lighter and shimmery. MAC So Vain is lighter and pinker. Guerlain Jicky is similar but much sheerer. MAC Spice is browner. Guerlani Galante is darker, redder.

Rouge G L’Extrait is such an interesting formula, because it has a lot of the components of long-wearing, liquid lipstick, but it doesn’t have the same dry-down.  It clings, but it doesn’t develop a full on second-skin as do other products in the category.  As a result, it doesn’t flake away but wears away evenly over time.  The flaking is one of the problems with long-wearing, liquid lipstick, which can make reapplication difficult, as it needs to be fully removed before reapplying.  However, there is a trade-off:  this formula isn’t transfer-free or even transfer-resistant.  It certainly wouldn’t pass a kiss-test!  Avarice wore for a lengthy eight hours, and it’s hydrating both during and after it fades away.  It’s opaque in a single pass, and you’ll want to use less product than you’d expect, because you don’t need much for full coverage.

Guerlain Avarice Rouge G L'Extrait
Guerlain Avarice Rouge G L’Extrait

Guerlain Avarice Rouge G L'Extrait
Guerlain Avarice Rouge G L’Extrait

Guerlain Avarice Rouge G L'Extrait
Guerlain Avarice Rouge G L’Extrait

Guerlain Avarice Rouge G L'Extrait
Guerlain Avarice Rouge G L’Extrait

Guerlain Avarice Rouge G L'Extrait
Guerlain Avarice Rouge G L’Extrait


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Ryou Avatar

I’m pretty bad with nudes, but I have a feeling I’d be able to pull this shade nicely. <3

Have you ever tried wearing this formula under a gloss, Christine? I love the formula, but soooometimes I prefer a slightly glossier finish. I'm just how affected the wear time would be if I layer it with anything!

Wwendalynne Avatar

I really like this so much better on you versus me. I picked up this colour on a second go at these lipsticks after trying a couple of the others and loving them. On my neutral skin, however, this looks much darker and also browner, less rosy. I was confused by your post because after looking at the pictures, I almost thought this was the colour #65 Paresse. It’s gorgeous on you..meh on me. I love Paresse and Gourmandise the best 🙂

Kathrina Avatar

Lovely! I’ve already started to collect them. So far I have Orgueil, Luxure and Gourmandise, this will be my fourth. Can’t wait to see the reviews for the remaining shades. Thanks a lot, Christine!

Cristina Avatar

Hi there Christine!
This color looks beige-brown on mi skin, but I am very messy with my skin undertones, I have no idea if I have pink, yellow or olive ones.
So I though that as you know a lot maybe you can help me.
I am very pale, almost grey. Indoors I look yellow, but outdoors, with natural light, I look white with a little of pink. The veins of my wrist look blue, but the ones of my arm look greenish.
What do you think?

Melissa Avatar

I’m not following the makeup you’re wearing list. It says you’re wearing a mac lipstick and that there is a left and right photo where you are wearing different makeup. Is there something I’m missing?

Cat G Avatar

So glad Mac Spice is similar since I have it, though this color is definitely not the same and so so lovely. Alas I don’t think I’ll ever have the money for all (or any) of the Guerlain products I want!

Moena Avatar

I was initially very excited about this as a neutral everyday for me but upon trying it on it was MLBBrowner, basically the same as my lips but showed up browner on me than on you, so I had to pass.

blueraccoon Avatar

I have this one and Paresse but this one pulls a lot browner on me than on you. Somehow it looked better in the store, idk. But I still think it’s lovely.

Becca @ The Beauty Sample Avatar

this color is SO SO SO gorgeous on you! I have Paresse and I love the formula. I really like Hourglass’ too, but I am not a fan of the flakies and the Guerlain formula is just beautiful in that regard. I also like that it doesn’t dry down completely matte–there seems to be a bit of a satiny sheen to it. It’s really good stuff!

Rania Avatar

This is unfortunately such a beautiful shade 🙁
I say “unfortunately” because I don’t think we have this line of lipstick in my country and if we did, it would be ridiculously priced.

I just bought two bobbi brown rich lip colors and a blush (because of all your tempting reviews), which a friend of mine bought for me from the Middel East at 40$ per lipstick!!

I can’t even imagine how much this one would cost

zamedine Avatar

Same problem here in Australia… things just end up so ridiculously expensive that there’d be no point stocking them here. Nars duos are $55 or something… I wish we had local mid priced brands to fill the gap, but they are generally awful or also expensive.

LC Avatar

I know names for beauty products are highly nonsensical and never really represent the overall quality of the product, but whoever branded this obviously doesn’t know or care about the meaning of “avarice.” Since the holiday season is just around the corner, is this gloss supposed to remind the consumer of Ebenezer Scrooge?

Anne Avatar

OMG, now I don’t know if I want this one or Paresse… I’m really liking this formula and would love a nudish shade. It’s so hard to choose!!! I can only get one :s

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