The Summer Season: Guerlain Giuliana Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Giuliana Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Giuliana Rouge G Lipstick

The Summer Season: Guerlain Giuliana Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Giuliana (#42) Rouge G Lipstick ($45.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brilliant shade of orange-coral. It’s almost all orange, but it’s not quite a full-blown orange. This was definitely a love-at-first-swatch kind of shade. I saw it in the tube, and I wasn’t too excited, but on the lips? Oh, it’s gorgeous! It has such a beautiful subtle golden shimmer topped with this vibrant shade of orange that doesn’t pull too orange. The Rouge G formula is just icing on the cake, because the color itself is so spectacular.

I’m not typically a big fan of orange-based shades on my lips, but this could easily be my favorite–let’s not be hasty, this is only the kick-off of the Summer Season!

P.S. – For whatever reason, it’s not spelled correctly at a lot of retailers – it’s called “Guliana,” but the name on my lipstick case is “Giuliana.”

Is this the right coral lipstick for you? Would you wear it?

The Summer Season is a series of posts featuring bright, vibrant shades of coral, orange, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for a summer of fun — that runs through July 2010.

See photos and swatches…

Guerlain Giuliana Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Giuliana Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Giuliana Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Giuliana Rouge G Lipstick

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Wow! It’s very beautiful on you. I love orange lipsticks, I think I’m gonna head out and try this one. Guerlain’s Rogue G is the leader of the pack, too bad it’s very expensive. I only own one shade of it and I have to stop myself from getting many because it’s going to hurt my pocket.

hi christine, have you ever done a post about how you apply your lipstick? do you do it straight from the tube or use a lip brush (and if so which one?)? i envy your clean cut lines – it’s amazing!

Ooohh, LOVE! I think I’ll have to bite the lipstick bullet (HA! See what I just did there?)and get some Rouge Gs.

BTW, Christine, what is the purpose of the Love it/Leave it function? I know it’s so silly and involved of me but I get SO annoyed when I see that people have rated a post as ‘Leave it’! I just feel that you’ve done such an ay-may-zing job and for free, I’m so grateful for all the time and effort you put in. Maybe you should change it to ‘Love it/Piss off if you don’t’. πŸ™‚

LOL!

No, no, the idea of Love it/Leave it is more like, “Do you like this product?” or “Would you buy this product?” It’s not so much about my review, I don’t think, LOL! Of course… maybe some are like that, but no, not our intention, haha!

Ohhhhhh! Oops. Well, that makes sense. Whenever I saw a post with an overall ‘Leave it’ rating, I kept thinking ‘What rude piglets! I’m going to vote up on EVERYTHING so Christine doesn’t feel bad’. Whaddaya mean I have too much free time on my hands?

LOL, Frances! Too sweet πŸ˜‰

Nah, it’s intended to be more about the product, not necessarily what I write about it. And I’ll think of it that way, too, otherwise I might get depressed, ha!

I love the face pic, it really helps to put the colour into perspective. I have been crossing my fingers, hpoing you would add this feature πŸ˜€

i have been loving all the new features and upgrades on the site lately. I take it the boyfriend has been quite busy?

Looks good on the full face photo, but it’s not for me. πŸ™‚

Summer season already? It’s blooming cold here in England! Was freezing at 3 am this morning, had to put the heating on. πŸ™

I love the full face shot and this color is amazing! Do you know of any less expensive lipsticks that might compare to this shade? I’ve been looking for the perfect orange/coral for awhile, I might just have to splurge.

I loved the Spring Season, and now I can’t wait to see what’s coming up in the Summer Season! I bookmarked the page and it became part of my daily routine to check what new lipsticks have been added haha.

I also really like how you added a picture of your whole face, in addition to pictures of just the lips. It helps me visualize the colour on myself better.

Thanks Christine! Great job!

I’m so not ready for summer, but I’m always happy to see bright lip colors!

By the way, I love that you put a full face pic next to the swatch. It makes it a lot easier to get an idea of the how the color looks when worn. πŸ™‚

I love the summer season and the spring season, these series are awesome, even though corals look terrible on me. Thanks Christine!

I haven’t found one yet… MAC Vegas Volt has similar coverage and feel, but it’s more of a coral-pink.

Although I do not love this color for myself, I know you love the coral family and it looks great on you. Keep the Rouge G reviews coming please, I have bought two based on your reviews and I love them!

Woo!! Will do πŸ™‚ Can you believe that I’m *almost* through reviewing them all? I’m missing about four!

I really love this color as well. This is definitely my hue, I do not like orange but have recently discovered that coral is really nice on me. At one of my local perfumeries they have recently discounted certain Rouge G shades, among them Giuliana. I have put both this and Geisha on hold, that is an awesome red on me BTW.I agree with you Christine that the darker shades perform better as far as longevity goes. Rouge Gs have also recently gone up in price in Hungary, most stores are now selling them for around 60 USD, yikes! I am getting this for about 35 and Geisha for about 32,Rouge Gs are definitely HG material so this is a great way to expand my current collection of them, my very fave lipsticks.Really nice shade for you BTW.

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