Red Lips Day 11 – Guerlain Rouge G Lipstick in Greta

Posted by Lipglossiping On February - 6 - 2011

I have a love/hate relationship with these Guerlain Rouge G lipsticks.  They’re stupidly expensive and I blame it ALL on the elaborate casing.  Yes, the packaging is kinda delightful… it’s sexy and tactile and all those things but it also weighs my bag down and brings guilt to my purse.

Greta is a cool toned, creamy red that delivers maximum pigmentation with little effort.  It’s a formula that’s comfortable to wear for many hours despite drying down to a slight satin finish.  It’s fairly well behaved but I still wouldn’t recommend wearing without a lip liner.

Wear is slightly better than average.  I’m not sure what ‘average’ is, I haven’t really quantified it that definitively… but if I’m pleased with the wear (which I was) it means that a).  I wasn’t infront of a mirror every hour reapplying and b).  I didn’t scare myself with patchiness when I made it to the mirror.

£28 is a lot of money to spend on one lipstick and it’s not something I do that often. (honest guv)

If you wanted a signature red with classy packaging, a great formula and bold colouring… I would recommend checking out the Guerlain Rouge G reds… they also do a more orange-toned one too (the name escapes me atm).


10 Responses to “Red Lips Day 11 – Guerlain Rouge G Lipstick in Greta”

  1. Debbie says:

    Lips looking good, eye brows are also looking pretty damn good!

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  2. I’m with you on this, I love the product formula and how it looks and feels but the packaging is so heavy and makes the lipstick so expensive!

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  3. Dempeaux says:

    I own this lipstick and absolutely adore it. It’s the perfect red for me, but I agree with you Charlotte – it costs a bomb and the packaging makes it heavy. I still love it though ;)

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  4. Katie says:

    You absolutely OWN this red when you wear it!

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  5. Sheenie says:

    The colour suits you totally – amazing photo too. I love the case but is it wrong of me to say it also looks like a sex toy? Just saying…

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  6. Nazia says:

    This looks absolutely stunning on you – my favourite red on you by far.

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  7. Anitacska says:

    HI Charlotte! Did you get the testers from eBay in the end? I love G lipsticks and tend to just buy the testers, or try to find them on eBay for much cheaper (that’s how I got my hand on the entire spring collection btw).

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    • Hi Anita,

      I did! I bought a couple of pinks – one good, one not so good! Thankfully mine came with the little caps to keep them clean. I may even try ‘refilling’ one of my original Rouge G lipstick tubes – wish me luck!

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  8. You look SO good with red lipstick! That color is gorgeous and the packaging is lush! :D x

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