Do luxury brands have significant difference over mid-tier and low-end besides the glamorous packaging? In my time doing makeup reviews for more than 20 years now. I have to say yes. But it also depends on what brand and product. Some can be total duds and waste of money. I’ve also reached the age where I invest on quality cosmetics than hoarding by quantity just because they’re trending.
Today we’ll be reviewing Guerlain Rouge G Matte Lipstick in N04. Is it any good? Let’s find out today.
WHAT IT IS
From the Rouge G Collection. Choose your shade and your case to design your own lipstick. With a blend of black seed oil and intense pigments, the semi-matte formula ensures the perfect balance between hydration and vibrant colour. Enriched with hyaluronic acid and blurring powders, it helps smooth and plump the lips. 0.1 oz. Made in France.
HOW TO USE IT
Apply directly to the lips using the double-sided mirror. Its ergonomic design allows for precise application for a flawless, lip-enhancing result.
Please note: Lipstick case sold separately.
Photos & Swatch
Guerlain Rouge G Matte Lipstick in N04 Review
So instead of shelling out around 3++ more or less, I got both the lipstick and it’s case for only 990php. This is why I love Lux Asia sales. Don’t worry, it expires 2021. You should do that too. Make sure you check the expiration date of products regardless if it’s on sale or not.
There were a lot of cases to choose from but I picked the classic silver stainless steel. It had a nice weight to it, with a built in mirror that pops out when you pull out your lipstick. This is what makes you feel “extra” when retouching HAHA
The shade N04 on the swatch photos looks like a muted cool brown, but on my lips and olive complexion, it appears warmer, deeper, leaning towards the color of brick red-brown. Something deep enough that’s perfect for business meetings where you want to feel strong and empowered. But not too much that you look goth. LOL
It applies super silky smooth with one swipe. Appears matte but never drying! Ahh.. this is what I love most about Guerlain lipsticks. It’s just incomparable.
Without drinking or eating, the color adheres pretty long. A few hours and it leaves a nice even rosy-brown stain. You can also use this on your cheeks for a natural looking flush!
Will I repurchase? A definite yes. I hope to get more colors… when it’s on SALE nyahahahaha