Guerlain Liu (122) Rouge Automatique Review, Photos, Swatches

Guerlain Liu (122) Rouge Automatique
Guerlain Liu (122) Rouge Automatique

Guerlain Liu (122) Rouge Automatique

Guerlain Liu (122) Rouge Automatique ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep red with a subtle translucency that gives it a really great shine and smoothness in color. It yields almost opaque color coverage. Guerlain Garconne is redder with less pink and more opaque. Chanel Byzantin is similar in color but different in finish. MAC Prolong is more opaque and less glossy. Guerlain Gwen is similar but deeper with less pink.

When pressed, I will pick Rouge G over Rouge Automatique, the Rouge Automatique line-up is very comparable and the color range is brilliant and often as nuanced as the luxurious Rouge G range. Both formulas are incredibly comfortable to wear with glide-on color that slides on like butter, and the creamier finishes in the Rouge Automatique line have a pseudo-glossiness with really clear color that’s semi-opaque to opaque. The deeper shades, like this one, wear six to eight hours, but even the lighter shades last four to five hours on me. Like most Guerlain products, it is violet-scented, though it is not overwhelming. I love the consistency of the formula and how well it wears while delivering hydration for hours.

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Guerlain Liu (122) Rouge Automatique
Guerlain Liu (122) Rouge Automatique

Guerlain Liu (122) Rouge Automatique
Guerlain Liu (122) Rouge Automatique

Guerlain Liu (122) Rouge Automatique
Guerlain Liu (122) Rouge Automatique

Guerlain Liu (122) Rouge Automatique
Guerlain Liu (122) Rouge Automatique

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I wonder if Liu is a tribute to someone Chinese, as Liu is an extremely common Chinese last name.

The slight fuschia-red would really complement Chinese skintones.

LOVE IT! I think I will be hitting the Guerlain counter real soon. I love this brand of lipstick. 6 years ago my mom bought me my first Guerlain lipstick. The colour was amazing. When I went to re-purchase it, the colour was discontinued. I was upset. A few months later I went through Duty Free at the airport and found it! I actually picked up 3 more tubes in the same shade. My husband replied “You needed 3 of them?” The lipstick applies really smooth, the colour is saturated and it actually lasts. $35 is a lot for a lipstick, but if it wears well over the course of the day with minimal touch up, looks great with your skin, then it works out to being great value.

Aaaahg, don’t tempt me with more Guerlain lipsticks, I recently bought Gigolo even though luxery brands are waaay out of my price range! Damn you, Christine, for your gorgeous swatches and lovely reviews! 😉

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