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Guerlain Orange Euphorique (45) Rouge G Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

Guerlain Orange Euphorique Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Orange Euphorique Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Spring 2011: Orange Euphorique

Guerlain Orange Euphorique (45) Rouge G Lipstick ($46.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted tangerine orange with a little pinkiness in it, which is probably what keeps it from venturing into neon territory. It has soft, pale gold micro-shimmer and a glossy finish. Not quite opaque but nearly there (you can see a hint of my lip freckle peeking through).

my thoughts on the formula: Long-time readers will know that Guerlain’s Rouge G formula is one of my absolute favorite lipsticks, so I always look forward to new and seasonal shade releases. Rouge G colors have certain nuances to them just seem to make them more flattering when worn. The formula is moisturizing, long-wearing (four to six hours), and comfortable to wear–never heavy but generally opaque in color.

The one thing I noticed about these is though the weight feels the same (we actually whipped out the scale, it was a 0.06 oz. lighter), the magnet enclosure seemed slightly weaker. If you throw ‘em around, the black lacquered case’s lid will fall off easier than the metal one (which also slips off if you put it through the tests we did, haha). I carried one in my purse all day, though, and it was fine.

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  • Product: 28/30
  • Value: 7/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

final thoughts: I know that cooler skin tones find orange lipstick more difficult to wear, as it is such a naturally warm color, but for once, here is an orange that just may suit cooler skin tones even better than warmer ones.

where to buy: Nordstrom

Guerlain Orange Euphorique Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Orange Euphorique Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Orange Euphorique Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Orange Euphorique Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Orange Euphorique Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Orange Euphorique Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Orange Euphorique Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Orange Euphorique Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Orange Euphorique Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Orange Euphorique Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Orange Euphorique Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Orange Euphorique Rouge G Lipstick


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Lucie Avatar

Absolutely gorgeous! Love that gold shimmer! But I think it would be too cool and pastel-y for me, mybe I’ll pick one up for a friend who wants to try more orange lipsticks.

anonymous Avatar

orange lips: trends I hope do not last long… an 80s fad I thought safely over with the jelly bracelets, splatterpaint shirts, sheena easton & all that. definitely looks better on than in the tube but still not liking this one even on you! & you can pretty much make anything look good. sorry christine!

kfm Avatar

Wow… I’d sworn off Rouge G, since they’re so expensive, but this one is so pretty… I wore Rouge Sensuel (bought on your rec) for a photo on my blog and I’ve had about six people ask me where they can get it, so I guess these lipsticks are just all around winners.

Jessica Avatar

I love the color orange and coral, unfortunately I have cool undertones so they dont always love me lol Happy to hear it is possible for it to be flattering, not crazy bout the pricetag though.

Lulle Avatar

I swatched it at Sephora the other day and I found it really too sheer. Too bad cause I’m looking for a soft orange lipstick, I might go for Chanel Rouge Coco in Sari Doré.

Wilcoa Avatar

Wow a lipstick shade I would love to wear, too bad the price range is a it more than I’m willing to pay for a lippie. Thanks though, looks magnificent!

Vania Avatar

I just bought this the other day, and though when I was paying for it I though I was going to have a heart attack, I’m so glad i purchased it! The color is fabulous, I love orange and peachy shades, and even though I have very fair skin, this one compliments me a lot! It also is my first Rouge G, and I’m in love, so smooth, moisturizing, long lasting… but I did notice what you said about the packaging, the case lid slips very easily, but it’s good to know that they’re not usually like that! 🙂

Ryou Avatar

Is it similar to Cle de Peau’s Extra Silky Lipstick in #101? I tried comparing the swatches but since the camera settings are different it’s a bit harder to do so. ^^; (Am I the only one who likes the older camera settings better? XD; )

Thank you. ^___^

ellie Avatar

It looks nice but i won’t spend that much on a lipstick and besides mac’s neon orange lipstick is my favorite orange lipstick so far.

emily Avatar

When I wear MAC Cut A Caper, it looks just like this cuz I have pigmented pinky lips, but no gold shimmer. I hope MAC does something like this soon. This is gorgeous.

Az Avatar

Gosh I was kinda indifferent when reading the title because I don’t even have any orange l/s, but this is so beautiful.

I should say this in a more unusual l/s post, like black/blue/purple, but my 14yr old sister has been reading Temptalia with me for many times, and she keeps saying “why does every l/s color looks so good on her .__.”

Vanessa S Avatar

I would have been the first one in line this morning to buy this shade if it wasnt for the extremly heavty price tag 🙁 i’ve been looking for a color like this! ::Sad::

Jenna S. Avatar

Dear lord, I’ve never spent more than $20 on a lipstick, but this is the most gorgeous shade! I might just be shelling out the $46 for it and eschewing other make-up purchases for the rest of the month!

Leslie Avatar

wow…. I have NEVER seen an orange lipstick I would be caught dead in, but this is fantastic! I’m super duper cool/fair and I think even I could pull this off!

DallasBrownEyes Avatar

Gorgeous color!! All of the lipstick colors look so good on you, I’m surprised one of the cosmetics companies hasn’t signed you as a model.

Alexa K. Avatar

I seldom leave a msg here though I have been reading it like bible everyday. This i just a beautiful shade, after reading your comment ytd, I went to Guerlain after today only to find that this shade has been sold out. I tried it on and it’s the best formula so far (even better than Chanel Rough Coco) , it just melt perfectly with your lips! I had a creamy white skin with slight olive tone, this looks wonderful alone (I just had my lasik and can’t wear eye makeup)! I have ordered it, the saleslady said it will be available next week


Gues what… I live in Barcelona, and I bought it yesterday in Sephora for 37€. I have fair skin, but this lipstick is very wearable, pair with soft brown smooky eyes. I LOVE IT. Thanks Christine for your reviews on new products. By the way, what do you think about the new liquid foundation from Shiseido? the one wiht black packaging.

Helen Avatar

Stunning! I think Christine is right, it may be one of the few orange lipsticks to suit cooler skin tones. Too bad it’s so expensive – I may spring for it anyway!

Chau Avatar

When I saw your lip swatch, I knew I had to own this lippie! It’s beyond gorgeous!!! I really like the fact that it’s semi-opaque so it looks very natural and flattering at the same time. I have looked for a good orangy coral lipstick for so long and finally found this. xoxo Christine! Well, it’s pricey but for me it’s worth it. Now I’m afraid I might be into Guerlain, which is as dangerous as being a huge fan of Dior.

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