REVIEW: Guerlain Rouge G L’Extrait in M27 Luxure
My love for Guerlain Rouge G products is well documented. I love the lipsticks to no end and the mascara is pretty awesome too. So when I heard they were releasing a liquid lipstick formula for Fall —Rouge G L’Extrait, I got super excited. Surprisingly enough, most of the shades offered did not speak to me and I only got one… a red of course— M27 Luxure.
I have been testing this particular shade for a few weeks now. I got it right when it launched and I wanted to make sure I had tested this new formula enough before writing this review.
The packaging is the familiar Rouge G bullet —although this time more elongated. It feels hefty and expensive but it is heavy and prone to show fingerprints. A big difference between this and their lipsticks’ packaging is that L’Extrait shows a small bubble with a swatch of the shade (although a bit off) which helps when in you are in a rush!
Opening and closing this product is a bit tricky. It is basically a two step process pull/push and twist. However, if you do either too hard the screw part of the tube may sink a bit and will have to be pulled out. It is a bit inconvenient but totally worth it to have the mirror encased in the bullet.
Rouge G L’Extrait has a doe foot applicator and has the traditional Rouge G rose scent. This liquid lipstick is extremely pigmented and goes on completely opaque with one swipe. It has a matte finish, it is not heavy on the lips or drying —but it is not particularly moisturizing either. It wore for about 4 hours without showing much fading. After six hours you could see noticeable fading, but its evenness while fading resulted in a very nice stain effect.
What actually drove me crazy about this lipstick is how prone it is to transfer! The second time I wore it I did not touch my lips, drank, ate or anything for 2 hours to give it a chance to dry… however it made little to no difference —it still transferred like crazy. Other than that I liked the formula.
Luxureis a wonderful medium deep red with the slightest hint of brown. It is absolutely gorgeous.
I compared it to a few other liquid lipsticks and to one long lasting lipstick. Nars Pure Matte Lipstick in Mascate (reviewed here) is more purple; Le Métier de Beauté Lip Creme (it performs more like a liquid lipstick/stain) in Red Velvet is brighter; Chanel Rogue Allure Lacque in 75 Dragon has very tiny micro shimmer and is slightly bluer.
I really like the shade of Guerlain Rouge G L’Extrait in M27 Luxure ($48 for 6ml or 0.20 fl oz) and how it feels on my lips. However, it transfers way too much for my taste. I have heard that this is the one that transfers the most from the whole line, so I might give another shade a chance. It you do not mind having TONS of lipstick on your cup, or food, or napkin or kleenex, etc. then do give this a try! If you are looking for a matte lipstick that is long lasting and does not transfer I would check out Nars Pure Matte Lipsticks.