Guerlain Rouge lipstick in Bella #63 ($48) was a gift and is by far the most expensive lipstick I have ever owned!
The Guerlain website describes it as – “Rouge G de Guerlain Le Brillant invents chic shine. With the original creamy texture of its predecessor, Rouge G Le Brillant adds a lighter, shinier finish for exceptional long-lasting sheen.”
The lipstick comes in the iconic heavy over-indulgent metal design. It has a magnetic clasp
and has a handy mirror that flips open.
The shade is a beautiful neutral brown sheen which will suit about all skin tones. It is a very everyday color and can be worn to work.
The lipstick is very balm-like and very moisturizing, very smooth, very creamy, and surprisingly long-lasting. It wears about 3-4 hours despite it being a very sheer color.
As for the quality of this very expensive lipstick, you can’t beat it, it is everything it claims to be.
Now for the bad part- the packaging. This lipstick is heavy, really heavy by lipstick standards. I seen no point why it has to be so heavy, I am sure there are brilliant product designers Guerlain can hire to streamline and improve the shape of the lipstick.
The mirror is handy, which opens up automatically once you slide out the lipstick. I have heard that it doesn’t stay that secure and women that keep the lipstick in their purses often find it open in 2 parts. It is very clunky to carry around. I have taken a pic of the lipstick side by side to a Loreal lipstick to show the size.
To sum it up-
- Lovely color
- Handy mirror
- Good decent-lasting wear
- Really moisturizing
- No fragrance
- Very expensive.
- Very bad lipstick tube design
So is one of the most expensive lipsticks in the market worth it? Personally I think it is just a one time indulgence if you want to own a “Guerlain Rouge Jewel” lipstick. In my opinion if you are on a budget and you want to get a high end lipstick, it is better to get the $10 or so cheaper YSL. The quality of the lipstick is great but I believe you are paying more for the heavy metal casing. They do not give you an option to refill the lipstick so you are in the end left with a heavy metal empty tube.
I would definitely recommend this product for its lipstick quality, and would rate it 3 out 5, only because it is expensive and has a bad casing design.
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