The Spring Season: Guerlain Gemma Lipstick

Guerlain Gemma Lipstick
Guerlain Gemma Lipstick

The Spring Season: Guerlain Gemma Lipstick

Guerlain Gemma Rouge G Lipstick (#64) ($45.00) is a sweet pop of posey pink. It has a delicate gold sheen and shimmer, but it’s one of my favorite pinks for the spring. It has enough brightness to pop when worn alone, but it can still be a nice way to complement a subtle spring eye, too. Creamy, opaque, and easy to apply, Rouge Gs are high on quality (and high on price, I know). They have Guerlain’s traditional scent to them, though it does seem a bit subdued in comparison to their KissKiss line of lipsticks and glosses. The wear time is four to six hours for me on these.

Is this the perfect pink for you? Would you wear it?

The Spring Season is a series of posts featuring my favorite soft beige, coral, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for the first blossom of spring — that runs through March 2010.

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Guerlain Gemma Lipstick

Guerlain Gemma Lipstick

Guerlain Gemma Lipstick

Guerlain Gemma Lipstick
Georgia (left), Gemma (right)

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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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Can you help us warm-toned ladies figure out how to wear cool toned lipsticks?

I can never seem to pull off cool tones! Does it require a warm blush/eye or cool blush/eye?

Hi Diane,

It’s really, really about experimentation! I do find that if I want to wear a cool lipstick, going for a warm blush and maybe a cool eye works. Sometimes a warm eye, cool blush and cool lips is the way to go.


I think my problem is I try to make both my eyes and cheeks cool if my lips are cool… And it doesn’t work!

I’ll experiment some more! I want to be able to wear cool tones too!

I love this colour! I would totally venture out more into the lipstick world but I don’t really know what goes well with my skin tone. Can anyone help? I’m a fair skinned Chinese girl!

I should of bought Gemma! I got Georgia and it came out a dark pink for me. oh well, gives me an excuse to head to Nordstrom during my lunch time ๐Ÿ™‚

I so love this color!
45 is too expensive ๐Ÿ™ i cant believe how ppl complain about mac with behing less than half of that…
but its a looolvely color!

Christine, can you clarify which swatch is Georgia and which is Gemma? In your review of Georgia, the same swatch picture showing both lists the one on the right as Georgia. They’re both gorgeous, but I’d love to know the difference!

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