Guerlain Rose Piquant Rouge G Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

Guerlain Rose Piquant Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Rose Piquant Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Rose Piquant Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Rose Piquant Rouge G Lipstick ($48.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a a soft yellow-toned pink with a soft, frosted finish and a fair amount of shine. It makes my lips look pinker and shinier. Dior Pinky Mauve is very similar, slightly yellower. Estee Lauder Mauve Mirage looks very close, just more opaque. Dior Pearly Pink is darker. Chanel Charme is also similar with more of a frosted finish than a glossy one.

It has a fair amount of pigmentation, but there is a lot of translucency. It doesn’t apply as evenly as other Rouge Gs do, though it’s consistent with the other three shades from spring. It doesn’t have the same feel or look as the Rouge G line–it’s much more like the Brilliant formula, because it has a lot more slip and a glossier finish. The richer, more opaque color and creamier consistency is missing. It only wears about two and a half hours on me, and I normally see at least four, often six, with this formula. I’m still bummed over how different these spring shades turned out to be from the rest of the formula.

The texture is soft and very slick; it glides on fairly easily, but it reaches that level of slip where the color moves around too readily and causes uneven color deposit.  It’s moisturizing, but it doesn’t seem as moisturizing as many other shades of Rouge Gs have been. I don’t know if it’s because it wears off so much more quickly that gives an illusion of lesser hydration.

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Guerlain Rose Piquant Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Rose Piquant Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Rose Piquant Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Rose Piquant Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Rose Piquant Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Rose Piquant Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Rose Piquant Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Rose Piquant Rouge G Lipstick

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Guerlain Rose Piquant $58.00/0.12 OZ.
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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 matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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 @Christine (Temptalia) You’re right – sorry Christine! I just thought that as the summer collection was out you wouldn’t be reviewing any more of the spring.
 
I love all my rouge gs – gemma, gaela, gigi and orange europhorique – these are way too sheer and very similar to each other!

 @Cat G I must be the only one, but the Revlon Lip Butters look terrible on me.  They don’t “melt” into my lips at all; they just sit there and clump up.  I usually don’t have that problem with Guerlain Rouge Gs (except for one of the black case limited edition ones, such a disappointment!).  I have very dry and fussy lips, and it’s one of the few formulas that looks soft and dewy on me.  So spendy, I know.  I try to buy very few lipsticks and use them up, instead of having many shades I don’t wear.  That’s the only way I can justify the price!

Oh I definitely think Guerlain lipsticks can be top quality, this particular lipstick just doesn’t seem worth it to me when it looks so similar to the color and look I already have from a drugstore product. I’m sorry to hear the lip butters don’t work for you, my lips are pretty normal I would say, not dry but not always super easy and moisturized either, so maybe that’s why the Revlon lip butters work fine for me.

 @Cat G I totally agree with you, Cat. I hate the finish and texture of the Revlon Lip Butter on me, which was disappointing because I thought I’d found a cheap lippie alternative.

The Lip Butters aren’t a complete miss for me, but I found them to be somewhat under-performing, as well.  At least, the hydrating effects didn’t work as well for my lips as they did for others.  I still like them, but some of the shades actually accentuate my lip lines more than smooth them out.

Although I found all of the Rouge G’s to be pretty sheer from this collection, this one took the invisible cake. I just could not get it to show up on my lips… I wish Guerlain had released these as the “Brilliant” formula, because it would have affected my expectations. It does look very pretty on you, though. 

Translucent pinks get completely lost on my face, but this looks quite pretty on you.  It’s not what I’d expect out of the Rouge G line, though.  When I was swatching them at Nordstroms the other day, the rest of the line seemed better geared at a more pigmented look.
 
But on an unrelated tangent, “piquant” is an delicious sounding piece of vocabulary that I haven’t seen in writing since 10th grade, so it makes my little writer’s heart go pitter patter with joy.

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