Guerlain Flirt (761) Shine Automatique Lipstick
A Bold Shade for Spring
Guerlain Flirt (761) Shine Automatique Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a fuchsia-berry with iridescent fuchsia shimmer. Clinique Grandest Grape is redder and doesn’t have shimmer. MAC Rebel is nearly identical in color but doesn’t have the fuchsia shimmer. Guerlain Guet-Apens is redder, less berry. Guerlain Nuit d’Amour is a bit darker, redder, less shimmery.
The Shine Automatique formula is supposed to be long-wearing, hydrating, and contain “pearl particles to give lips discreet yet exceptional shine.” Flirt is mostly opaque on lips, and it has a thin, balm-like consistency that glides easily across lips and never pulls or drags. The thinner texture, though, means the sparkle is very slightly noticeable after a few hours of wear. It deposits even color that lasted for six and a half hours on me. I didn’t have any issues with the dark berry color feathering or bleeding along the edges of my lips. The formula is comfortable to wear, long-wearing, and moisturizing both during and after wear. It is violet-scented but has no discernible taste, and it comes in a slide-up tube.