Packaging of Rouge G L'Extrait de Guerlain
Formula and staying power of Rouge G L'Extrait de GuerlainThese dry to a matte finish and are very silky-velvetty-creamy. They are non-drying. You can apply them thinly for a more delicate, sheer finish, or pile them on for full coverage. I prefer the latter because of better pigmentation.
The formula reminds me of the Bourjois So Delicate Lip Creams in terms of their silky-velvety-creamy texture - and transferring. Both the Guerlain Rouge G L'Extrait and the Bourjois So Delicate transfer to glasses, tumblers, mugs, pillows, the air, clothes and people.
Swatches of Rouge G L'Extrait de GuerlainThese are thick swatches of Paresse to the left and Avarice to the right in natural light. Paresse is a warm dusty pink and Avarice is a neutral beige-brown.
Lip swatch of Avarice
Lip swatch of Avarice with flash
Oh, and the SA gave me a really cool gift with purchase - a Guerlain keyring with iconic charms, scented with "Guerlinade". She assured me that the scent wouldn't go away, though I don't know how that is supposed to work.
The price of a Rouge G L'Extrait de Guerlain is $49.50 - I paid $47.25 at Duty Free. Chanel Rouge Double Intensite is $35, and given the INSANE staying power, I would go for Chanel on a regular basis, though it comes in a no-nonsense tube. However, if you plan to splurge, don't mind reapplying and have a thing for fancy packaging, do try out the Guerlain Rouge G L'Extrait!
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