Guerlain Rose Ensoleille Rouge G Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

Guerlain Rose Ensoleille Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Rose Ensoleille Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Rose Ensoleille Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Rose Ensoleille Rouge G Lipstick ($48.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft tangerine orange with hints of pink around the edges. It is a really frustrating color to describe, because there’s a translucency to the color that makes this look just a little different depending on your natural lip color, no matter whether you have very pigmented lips or not. It ended up translating to this warm pink-coral once applied. Bobbi Brown Nude Rose reminded me of this in color, but it’s a bit darker and opaque. MAC Flamingo is lighter, less pink. Chanel Flirt is very similar. MAC Blossom Culture is pinker.

I’ve mentioned this before when reviewing another shade from the spring collection, but the formula of this Rouge G doesn’t feel like the typical Rouge G. It feels more like a cross between the Rouge G and Rouge G de Brilliant formulas. It’s too glossy, too translucent to be a genuine Rouge G, which has a creamier, more opaque formula. Rouge G de Brilliant is all about a really high shine finish combined with a pretty little translucent color and a fair amount of shimmer. Rose Ensoleille is more pigmented than the Brilliants, but it’s not nearly as pigmented as the regular Rouge Gs. This has a fair amount of slip to it, and the finish is much glossier. It seems to wear away faster, too, because Rouge Gs are more long-wearing (four to six hours, sometimes longer, if it’s a deeper hue), but Rose Ensoleille only lasted for three and a half hours during a wear test.

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Guerlain Rose Ensoleille Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Rose Ensoleille Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Rose Ensoleille Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Rose Ensoleille Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Rose Ensoleille Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Rose Ensoleille Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Rose Ensoleille Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Rose Ensoleille Rouge G Lipstick

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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I think this type of shade creates a lovely effect (it almost reminds me of NARS Dolce Vita??), but there are way cheaper alternatives- just a more opaque orange lip balm, and voila!

It’s a lovely color, but perhaps a bit too sheer for my pigmented lips. FYI – the close up of the lipstick bullet looks out of focus. Thanks again for all of your reviews and swatches. They are really helpful!

Unfortunately, it ended up being the best photo I had – and I don’t find out that bad news until I sit down to edit the photo, which is typically 3-4 weeks after I’ve photographed, swatched, and used it already. My apologies for my terrible photography!

I thought this was one of the Automatique, then winced when I saw the price and realized it was part of the Rouge G. 🙁 It does look pretty on you, but that is disappointing for the price tag.

I bought it about a month ago, and since the price tag was quite hefty I have worn it. But I agree with you that it is a little disappointing, compared to my other Rouge G lipsticks. I’m not saying that it’s horrible, I just guess my expectations were a little too high.

It’s just… differen’t from the Rouge G, right? Not necessarily BAD different, but different so your expectations were different. That’s how I feel! It’s more like the Brilliants, which are nice in their own way, but if you like creamy, more opaque colors like Rouge G, they won’t be your thing.

Christine, this is the most logical and reasonable comment I’ve read so far. People expecting classic Rouge G might be disappointed by the lack of opacity. People who love Les Brilliants might be impressed by the depth of color. It’s a question of expectation. I bought all four of the spring Rouge G after being told by Marcus Manzon (Guerlain National MA) that they would be more like Les Brillants (which I love). Because I was anticipating a translucent formula that would require more frequent application, I was not In the least bit disappointed with this beautiful collection of roses. Perhaps if Guerlain had given this petit collection a special name to separate them from the classic Rouge G . . .

I think it’s a lot closer to the Brilliant formula than the Rouge G – so they could have slotted them in as Brilliants, IMO! They’re basically… slightly more pigmented Brilliants. I know I was a bit bummed after buying 3 of the 4 (1 of the 4 was a press sample), since I’m more of a fan of the original Rouge G formula, but I’m glad you are enjoying yours AND that you knew what to expect. Yay for Marcus setting expectations appropriately, too! 🙂

Ah! I’m disappointed in this. 🙁 I had such high hopes it would be more opaque and true to the usual Rouge G formula. It’s too sheer to justify spending that kind of money on. Boo.

I personally like it, but I also don’t really go for full coverage lipsticks. However, that does seem way too expensive for something like that.

What an amazing eyeshadow! Do you remember what eye products you were wearing? I was so distracted by the eye makeup I totally forgot to actually look at the lipstick swatches 🙂

But it looks so pretty on you!!! I actually like lip products with a more natural coverage to them; I think it looks so much nicer when your natural lip texture can show through the product!

Wearing this lippie just completely brightened up yoir face and made you come alive, this is like your perfect MLBB shade, can’t you see that?

Doesn’t really matter if it looks good on me – that has nothing to do with how a product is rated 🙂 I don’t think I ever said it was ugly or that it wasn’t pretty, though.

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