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

Guerlain Luxure Rouge G L'Extrait
Guerlain Luxure Rouge G L’Extrait

Guerlain Luxure Rouge G L’Extrait

Guerlain Luxure Rouge G L’Extrait ($48.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as “deeper red for lust.” Luxure is an orange-toned red with a mostly matte finish. MAC Red Racer is brighter and has less orange, more yellow in its base. Guerlain Habit Rouge is a little lighter. Make Up For Ever #44 is very similar. MAC Ruffian Red is a little brighter, less darkened. Guerlain Geisha has a stronger orange base and orange-gold shimmer.

This is a new product for Guerlain, and it’s best described as a liquid lipstick. It has the consistency, feel, and wear of a liquid lipstick. Creamy without being too thick, but not at all thin, and extremely opaque. It dries down to that mostly matte finish–there’s a subtle, natural sheen as a result.  Even after wearing the formula several times, I’m undecided on whether I love it or not.  Luxure hung on for eight hours no problem, and of course, the color after eight hours wasn’t exactly the same as the initial application, but it was still at 90% or so, after eating and drinking. It’s even moisturizing.  Matte lip color that is long-wearing and hydrating? Hard to come by.

There’s a lot of transfer, which is the characteristic that put me on the fence. For a matte, long-wearing lip color, there was a surprising amount of transfer for hours after initial application.  It doesn’t seem to have an affect on the wear, though, and it never feathered or bled around the edges, which you might have expected with a product that never fully dries down.  Don’t kiss your honey with this on (not that most lip colors are kiss-proof).  It doesn’t say transfer-resistant or -proof in the press release, but I think the matte finish had me thinking it would have less transfer (because this felt like more than usual–more in keeping with a gloss!).

It’s more matte and creamier compared to Chanel’s Rouge Allure Laque formula. They’re not the same; it’s hard to describe the differences, but when you apply, they’re not the same. I’d describe Chanel’s formula as slicker, while Guerlain’s is creamier, maybe a touch thicker. Not as glossy as Korres’ Liquid Lipsticks, not as thick as NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Creams, thicker than Bare Minerals’ Pretty Amazing Lipcolors.

Ultra-pigmented, long-wearing, hydrating, doesn’t feather or bleed, and easy to remove.  It does everything it’s supposed to do and does it excellently.  I think the consistency could be marginally thinner, because it’s easy to over-apply the product.  You’re almost better off using a separate lip brush so you get just the amount you actually need.

The lip color is packaged in a silver metallic tube (shaped just like the Rouge G lipsticks, just longer, so it also has the flip mirror), and you pull the top outwards and then twist to open. It has a doe-foot applicator.  I did really like that Guerlain added a little plastic piece that’s the same color as the plastic insert to indicate the color of the gloss. It’s such a pain trying to read the small printed name on the back of the tubes.  I give kudos to Guerlain for using higher-end packaging to go with their higher-end prices, rather than plastic, which a lot of competing brands use.  Of course, metal packaging holds fingerprints, so it’s kind of a draw.

Guerlain Luxure Rouge G L'Extrait
Guerlain Luxure Rouge G L’Extrait

Guerlain Luxure Rouge G L'Extrait
Guerlain Luxure Rouge G L’Extrait

Guerlain Luxure Rouge G L'Extrait
Guerlain Luxure Rouge G L’Extrait

Guerlain Luxure Rouge G L'Extrait
Guerlain Luxure Rouge G L’Extrait

Guerlain Luxure Rouge G L'Extrait
Guerlain Luxure Rouge G L’Extrait

Guerlain Luxure Rouge G L'Extrait
Guerlain Luxure Rouge G L’Extrait


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MaggiesMakeup Avatar

That is…gorgeous. Whatever you want to say about Guerlain’s prices, 95% of the time they deliver on performance and the sheer luxury of their packaging.

Dominique33 Avatar

I love red lipsticks, this one is really pretty but I never liked the Rouges G even it’s pure luxury. Maybe I’ll try this new texture, it looks simply gorgeous on you.

wwendalynne Avatar

I was so excited about this product and I’m just not sure now what I think.  I’m looking at your lips, Christine and the finish is kinda weird and I can’t figure out if that is what is bothering me or that I’m just not overly fond of the colour.  It’s not the prettiest red I have seen on you IMO.  You look great as you always do, but this one is just not hitting it out of the park the way I expected.  I’m curious about the other colours.  I hope you will be reviewing another shade in this product when you have time 🙂

Caitlin Mary Avatar

I am overall happy with the review only it lacks that ‘wow’ factor for the price.  The packaging as always is lovely and the products looks good…  I don’t know if I am going to want it super bad though.  It definitely is not a replacement is seems for the Chanel products, maybe it is missing that shimmer~

Jill Avatar

you’re lipstick always looks so perfect!  no matter how careful i am, mine never comes out anywhere near as nice 🙁  what’s your trick Christine?

Mariella Avatar

I like the sound of the formula (the texture, pigmentation, etc.) but this is too orange for me. I’ll wait for your reviews of more blue based reds or berry tones, which are better colours for me.

Icequeen81ma Avatar

even I like the finish, I do prefer for myself a less orangery based color, maybe a more blue based color. Is a shame that it transfers, with that fact that is 48 dolor for one, I sure was expecting less transfer and a more matte finish

FaerieEvenstar Avatar

Oh wow! That really suits you Christine! It’s not very ‘me’ at all, thankfully, at that price! It’s a lovely finish. I like how it’s matte with a sheen and the packaging is gorgeous! Still.. not worth that price tag, especially as it’s not a shade I’d look good in. I’ll resist the urge to look at other shades in that range. My wallet wouldn’t forgive me!

JJ Avatar

So glad to see a review on these- was hoping they could at least substitute for the discontinued Chanel, even if it isn’t exactly the same. Will you be reviewing more of the color range?

Adelita Avatar

I love how you compared the formula with other lip lacquers, great job! Now I won’t hesitate to buy this product (well maybe not in this shade, though, I can’t wear warm/yellow-toned lip products).
Btw, I love this look on you, especially how Chanel Lumiere d’Artifices Beiges glows on your cheeks and the gold glitter on your lower lash line, glamour indeed! 🙂

Christine-Temptalia Avatar

 @Giters Probably, because you’re pumping air into the tube, as well as it has more moisture so it likely allows for more bacteria growth vs. a tube of lipstick.  The shelf life is going to be closer to a gloss.

yellowlantern Avatar

I really like the velvety look this gives to the lips, but a $48 lipstick that transfers on to everything hours after application makes this a miss for me. At this price range a lip product has to be approaching perfection.
Can’t wait to see the other colors though!  

heidi Avatar

i love guerlain lipsticks. this color is fantastic…i love the finish. how do you prep your lips for lipcolor? what lipliner, lip balm, lip primer, etc. do you use? every single lipcolor you use looks beautiful on you =)

Paulette Avatar

My problem with this is not the color or the wear, it is how to close the case! I had no trouble opening it and closing it for about a month and then lost the magic touch. I cannot close the case!

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