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Guerlain Blush G Serie Noire Review, Photos, Swatches


Guerlain Blush G Serie Noire

Guerlain Spring 2011: Blush G Serie Noire

Guerlain Blush G Serie Noire ($65.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a pink and coral lover’s dream. There are four distinct shades in the palette, though it is expected to use either the two top shades or the two bottom shades together at the very least. It’s not really feasible to use just one of the shades individually, as the size of each strip doesn’t lend itself to that–perhaps the upper most shade which is also the largest stripe.

There is a coral-red strip with subtle gold shimmer, a softened fuchsia pink with gold sheen, a peachy-pink with gold sheen, and finally a soft rose pink with pale gold sheen. When swirled together, I managed to find a shade of medium peach-pink with gold sheen, which I found a bit like NARS Orgasm (and the many dupes for it). However, keep in mind that it easily gets darker, more coral, or lighter, pinker, depending on the concentration of each shade you use.

I swished my brush across the surface (once forward, one back), then tapped against my forearm to remove any excess product, and applied to cheeks (using MAC’s 116 brush). On me, it was a pinked coral with subtle gold sheen. As someone who loves corals, peaches, and variations on them, this moves me. The black lacquered palette is beautiful, and the design of the shades inside is beyond elegant.  The texture is smooth, soft, and easy to blend on the skin.

P.S. — On lips, I wore Guerlain Rouge Sensual Rouge G Serie Noire + Chanel Insouciance Extrait de Gloss.

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  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 7/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 5/5

RECOMMENDATION: This will work for any shade of skin tone (light, medium, or dark), because it can be intensified or softened, depending on the look you’re going for. I do think it will be flattering on both cooler and warmer skin tones, but the golden sheen found in all four shades does make a more compelling case for warmer skin tones.

AVAILABILITY: January 2011


Guerlain Blush G Serie Noire


Guerlain Blush G Serie Noire


Guerlain Blush G Serie Noire


Guerlain Blush G Serie Noire


Guerlain Blush G Serie Noire


Guerlain Blush G Serie Noire


Guerlain Blush G Serie Noire

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About the 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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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So beautiful! I love it- I have a question though…what are you wearing on your lips?!?!?! so pretty! I would love it if you answered. Have a happy holidays, christine! 🙂

Hi Catherine,

As mentioned in the post, on lips: I wore Guerlain Rouge Sensual Rouge G Serie Noire + Chanel Insouciance Extrait de Gloss.

Happy holidays!

Hi Cheri,

It’s mentioned in the post: On lips, I wore Guerlain Rouge Sensual Rouge G Serie Noire + Chanel Insouciance Extrait de Gloss.

wow i actually love how this make you look it lights up your whole face. i would usually never spend this much or even buy a really high ends blush but you have me convinced its great!!!! hahhah i Gotta have it!!

Aw, from the promo picks, I was expecting it to be like a Marine Life dupe.
I’m not interested in another Orgasm dupe (although it would be nice to have a similar color in a more refined formula, as I find Orgasm too chunky)

Yes, that is the point – to show you the color on. You can always sheer it out if you prefer something subtle. I wouldn’t say I have strong features, though – my bone structure is so muddled!

Aww no way are you “muddled” – you have the classic heart shaped face with that defined chin and strong cheeks. The intense blush really brings out the shape of your cheeks and I kinda like it!

I think your eyebrows are the strongest of your features – they are pretty large and close to your eyes and you fill them in so much with a dark color. I think since you have fuller eyebrows your face would look much lighter if you didn’t fill them in so much. For what it’s worth – just a suggestion! We are here to talk about makeup/faces after all.

Well, I have those chipmunky(cute) cheeks too. But no strong eyes or nose like you. Sometimes it looks like it throws off the balance of my face, but I have this weird notion that the longer I take to grow out of looking kiddish, the longer I’ll have non-saggy grandmaish skin.

thanks for telling us what you used on your lips 😉

is it possible you might do that more in the future? i’m always interested in what you use to put together a look even if it’s just a simple blush and gloss 🙂

wow thats gorgeous. When I saw the promo pics I was hoping it wouldnt be pigmented to kill my lemming but oyy. I am hoping that the fact that I have orgasm, deep throat and chanel in love will be enough 😛

This very well may be my first Guerlain product. I must have it!!! Although $65 for a blush seems crazy for me. I will probably find a way to justify it though hehehe its so pretty!!

W-O-W I think this is the first time I see a blush that pricey, don’t care about that fact and want it right away—because honestly, it is gorgeous! I WILL GET IT ^_^ LOL ++Starts saving $$++

Yes there is a small brush at the bottom of the compact. The compact has the blush and you flip the blush up and inside there is a compartment where the brush is.

I have 4 Rouge Gs and a Meteorites – all decision made after reading your blog. After reading this one and seeing the crystal clear pictures, this blush will be mine. Sorry wallet!

Since I have seen this review with the beautiful swatches and crystal clear pictures, I started to bug my Sephora. They finally got it in last week (I’m from the Netherlands) and I finally got my blush. It’s so pretty and I’m so glad I knew about it in advance because I got the very last one and they had it in for only a week! Thanks you Christine!

I was skeptical with the hefty price tag and my past experience with Guerlain. This is small product. BUT it’s absolutely gorgeous. It does give out multi dimension effect, which I think quite unique. It stays put, which for me is a big plus. Most blushes don’t stick more than 3 hours on my cheeks. This one does and the color stays fresh. it is is wearable and versitle despite bright. I just think that Guerlain should have put more product on this blush. xoxo Christine! I had my eyes on this for a long time until you reviewed it.

This blush is spectacular! I’ve never come across one like it and I’ve been a makeup maniac for 4 decades. It makes other brands, even high end, look and feel cheap. It has a glow that is coming from the inside, like baby skin. It is sheer and build-able and I can’t imagine anyone from the palest to the darkest complexion not looking good in this. It’s really unique and worth the splurge. One caveat, if you do not like any sparkle at all, don’t buy this. The glow is very soft and classy but if you only like a matte look, pass this up.

I’ve looked everywhere for the guerlain blush g serie noire without luck. I’ve checked Sephora, Saks, Nemian Marcus, Nordstroms and can’t find it available. Any idea where I might be able to purchase it?

My search continues without finding the treasure. If you’re able to locate it on your hunt will you please share the hidden location. Thanks.

Hey Christine – what would be good dupes for just the top two colors? I have similar coloring to yours, and often do a coral-y blush with just a pop of pink (Nars Desire) on the apples of my cheeks. Thanks SO much!!

Christine, I’ve read that Le Metier Echo is your holy grail peachy pink blush, would you also choose Echo over this also? I love both, but can only afford one : ( . . . your thoughts?

If you want something pinker, than Blush G, if you want something more orange, Echo. Echo is permanent as far as I know – I think you can also just get it on its own so it’s a little cheaper than this one.

hiii chrstine…..a big fan of ur quite reliable reviews..christine i hv a lancome pink blush nd guerlain rose plein vent 05..now m luking 4 a nice peachy blush like of a lancome mandarin sky blush or a nars orgasm..but dsnt wana double them with rose plein vent, no use buying 2 similar shades …highly confused plz help…moreover im exactly of ur complexion…

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