Guerlain #688 is a moderately warm-toned, medium plum with a natural finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $33.00 and contains 0.09 oz.
Guerlain #688 Sheer Shine Rouge G Lip Color ($33.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a medium, raspberry pink with neutral-to-cool undertones and a natural sheen. It had medium color payoff in a single layer, which built up to semi-opaque coverage with a second layer.
The texture was lightweight, thin but not clingy, and had enough glide to apply comfortably to my lips in a fluid motion, though I didn't feel like it had the shine I'd expect from this formula (or the finish description!) and didn't find it smoothed out my lip lines as nicely as the original Rouge G formula. It wore well for four hours and was lightly hydrating over time.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Customize your style down to your lips, choosing from seven different sheer shine lipstick shades, suitable for all skin tones. The new innovative bullet is faceted like a gemstone for easy intuitive and ultra-precise application. Its unique formula glides over lips, offering comfort and up to 6 hours of hydration. Then choose your double-mirrored Rouge G case (sold separately) from a multitude of styles, from the most timeless to the trendiest.
POLYGLYCERYL-2 TRIISOSTEARATE • DIISOSTEARYL MALATE • HYDROGENATED POLYDECENE • HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE • TRIMETHYLOLPROPANE TRIISOSTEARATE • SYNTHETIC WAX • METHYL HYDROGENATED ROSINATE • POLYBUTENE • HYDROGENATED STYRENE/METHYLSTYRENE/INDENE COPOLYMER • HYDROGENATED MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX • OCTYLDODECANOL • C10-30 CHOLESTEROL/LANOSTEROL ESTERS • CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE • SILICA • CERA ALBA (BEESWAX) • POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE • ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE • POLYETHYLENE • CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE • PARFUM (FRAGRANCE) • PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE • COMMIPHORA MUKUL RESIN EXTRACT • TIN OXIDE • TRIHYDROXYSTEARIN • PROPYL GALLATE • DIAMOND POWDER • SODIUM HYALURONATE • TOCOPHEROL • GLUCOMANNAN • [+/- CI 15850 (RED 6, RED 7, RED 7 LAKE) • CI 15985 (YELLOW 6 LAKE) • CI 19140 (YELLOW 5 LAKE) • CI 42090 (BLUE 1 LAKE) • CI 45410 (RED 28 LAKE) • CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES) • CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE)]
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