Lip Service: Guerlain Rouge G L’Extrait (Luxure)

The new Guerlain Laquers follow the likes of Chanel (Rouge Allure Laque), and most recently Shiseido (Lacquers) with  a formula that combines a stain, lipstick, and lipgloss all in one.

I tested them at Sephora, and found two things: 1) The colors don’t even remotely reflect their suggested descriptions, and 2) They are surprisingly drying.

I ended up with Luxure, which is supposed to be brown. It’s not. It’s more of a rusted orange, which is a color that’s right up my alley.

See? Not Brown. Not red or orange either… but kind of a combination of the three. I initially wanted Envie, which is supposed to be orange. But it’s so not. It’s more of a pinky-coral on me, so I passed.  I  might actually go back for Orgueil, which is a delicious rich purple/berry (not plum, as described) color… but later. At $48 a pop, I’m taking my time.

I think this color is absolutely perfect for Autumn, and I love the idea of the formula. I have to tell you, after about 5 minutes of wear, my lips felt dry, so I put a little orange lip gloss over it, and that seemed to make it (and the resulting color) just perfect.

You can find out more about Rouge G L’Extrait lippies HERE.


  1. shontay07108 says:

    I only bought one. I think it's like a coral/orange shade. I won't be buying anymore. It's so dry. I find that putting on the thinnest layer helps, but it's still noticeably dry. Also, trying to reapply after eating or something makes it look HORRIBLE. It's best to remove and reapply. Too much of a hassle.

  2. Okay see… I thought it was just ME! My lips were dry as heck after a few minutes and I thought I was doing something wrong. So I took it off, and reapplied and BAM. Dry. So I wear it with gloss. That actually helps a lot. I haven't tried to reapply it after eating something. I'm shocked that it's so drying. I really expected the formula to be more moisturizing.That coral/orange shade was a little… hmm… homegirl on me, and not in a good way. LOL I looked a mess. I took it off right away.

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