Guerlain #01, #04, #05 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Colors Reviews & Swatches

#01

Guerlain #01 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color ($33.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft, muted rose with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good color coverage that adhered evenly across my lips, though there was very slight streaking along the edges of my lips, which wasn’t noticeable from a normal viewing distance. The texture was felt lightweight, thin but not clingy initially, and glided across my lips comfortably. It felt drier, clingier, and a bit drying after two hours of wear, though it only lasted for three hours on me and settled noticeably into my lip lines.

MAC Kinda Sexy (P, $18.50) is lighter (90% similar).NARS Decibel (LE, $27.00) is darker (90% similar).MAC Runway Hit (P, $18.50) is lighter (90% similar).Charlotte Tilbury Super Cindy (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Colour Pop Electric Feel (LE, $7.00) is less glossy (90% similar).Anastasia #1 (Vol. 1) (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar).Colour Pop Uno Mas (P, $7.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar).Milani I Am Smart (P, $6.99) is darker, cooler (85% similar).Anastasia Kiss (P, $18.00) is darker (85% similar).Colour Pop Party Wave (LE, $6.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$33.00/0.12 oz. – $275.00 Per Ounce

The Matte formula is supposed to have a “semi-matte” finish that has “the perfect balance between hydration and vibrant color” and contains “hylauronic acid and blurring powders” to help “smooth and volumize the look of lips.” The coverage was semi-opaque to opaque, somewhat buildable, but there was enough slip that it was better to keep it two layers or else I experienced the color clumping up on itself and becoming more uneven in overall application. The texture was velvety and thin, I get that “blurring powder” feel that some of the recent matte formulas have had in them–a little “dry” and more prone to clinging on my lips. They wore between three and six hours but fade evenly and more red-based shades left faint stains behind. I didn’t find any of them hydrating, and some of them felt drying to me. They had the typical violet scent but no taste.

For me, Rouge G was all about making my lips look better: smoother, plumper, and delivered good wear with a hydrating formula, but the Mattes left me wanting, as they weren’t hydrating, didn’t smooth out my lip lines for the most part, and felt a bit tight to wear after a few hours. One of the tell-tale signs of a drying formula is during the swatch-a-thon; given that there were only 11 shades to swatch, it should have been easy, but my lips felt a little raw afterward, which is typical of swatching more drying formulas for me.

Ingredients

#04

Guerlain #04 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color ($33.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark coppery brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which applied evenly and smoothly across my lips without emphasizing my lip texture. It was one of the more flattering shades to wear within the range, which is a sad state of affairs given it’s part of the Rouge G family. The lipstick felt lightweight, thin but not clingy, and was comfortable to apply and to wear, though I wouldn’t describe it as hydrating during the four hours it stayed on for.

Besame Chocolate Kiss 1970 (PiP, $22.00) is darker (95% similar).Charlotte Tilbury Birkin Brown (P, $34.00) is darker (90% similar).Shiseido Amber Afternoon (BR322) (DC, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar).MAC Royally Riotous (LE, $18.50) is glossier (90% similar).MAC MamaStarrr (LE, $18.50) is more muted (90% similar).Too Faced Gingerbread Man (LE, $21.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (85% similar).MAC Smarticle (LE, $18.50) is darker, cooler (85% similar).MAC Strip Me Down (LE, $18.50) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).Colour Pop Secreto (LE, $6.50) is darker, cooler (85% similar).Maybelline Raw Chocolate (P, $7.99) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$33.00/0.12 oz. – $275.00 Per Ounce

The Matte formula is supposed to have a “semi-matte” finish that has “the perfect balance between hydration and vibrant color” and contains “hylauronic acid and blurring powders” to help “smooth and volumize the look of lips.” The coverage was semi-opaque to opaque, somewhat buildable, but there was enough slip that it was better to keep it two layers or else I experienced the color clumping up on itself and becoming more uneven in overall application. The texture was velvety and thin, I get that “blurring powder” feel that some of the recent matte formulas have had in them–a little “dry” and more prone to clinging on my lips. They wore between three and six hours but fade evenly and more red-based shades left faint stains behind. I didn’t find any of them hydrating, and some of them felt drying to me. They had the typical violet scent but no taste.

For me, Rouge G was all about making my lips look better: smoother, plumper, and delivered good wear with a hydrating formula, but the Mattes left me wanting, as they weren’t hydrating, didn’t smooth out my lip lines for the most part, and felt a bit tight to wear after a few hours. One of the tell-tale signs of a drying formula is during the swatch-a-thon; given that there were only 11 shades to swatch, it should have been easy, but my lips felt a little raw afterward, which is typical of swatching more drying formulas for me.

Ingredients

#05

Guerlain #05 Rouge G de Guerlain Matte Lip Color ($33.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had nearly opaque color payoff, but it applied poorly with product gathering in my lip lines, light streaking along the edges, and the product itself clumping together and looking grainy on my lips. The texture was lightly creamy, lightweight, and thin without feeling clingy. It wore well for three hours and was neither drying nor hydrating over time.

Tarte Flashy (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Pink Dusk (P, $54.00) is more muted (90% similar).MAC Faux (P, $18.50) is darker, cooler, glossier (90% similar).Anastasia Petal (P, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar).Colour Pop Name Drop (P, $7.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar).Bobbi Brown Nude Reality (P, $37.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar).Milani Lust (LE, $8.99) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar).Dose of Colors A Mauve Story (LE, $18.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar).Urban Decay Naked (P, $18.00) is cooler, less glossy (85% similar).Urban Decay Criminal (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter, glossier (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$33.00/0.12 oz. – $275.00 Per Ounce

The Matte formula is supposed to have a “semi-matte” finish that has “the perfect balance between hydration and vibrant color” and contains “hylauronic acid and blurring powders” to help “smooth and volumize the look of lips.” The coverage was semi-opaque to opaque, somewhat buildable, but there was enough slip that it was better to keep it two layers or else I experienced the color clumping up on itself and becoming more uneven in overall application. The texture was velvety and thin, I get that “blurring powder” feel that some of the recent matte formulas have had in them–a little “dry” and more prone to clinging on my lips. They wore between three and six hours but fade evenly and more red-based shades left faint stains behind. I didn’t find any of them hydrating, and some of them felt drying to me. They had the typical violet scent but no taste.

For me, Rouge G was all about making my lips look better: smoother, plumper, and delivered good wear with a hydrating formula, but the Mattes left me wanting, as they weren’t hydrating, didn’t smooth out my lip lines for the most part, and felt a bit tight to wear after a few hours. One of the tell-tale signs of a drying formula is during the swatch-a-thon; given that there were only 11 shades to swatch, it should have been easy, but my lips felt a little raw afterward, which is typical of swatching more drying formulas for me.

Ingredients

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