Guerlain Gracy Rouge G: One Heavy Lipstick I Don’t Mind Carrying in My Purse!

A while ago I might have mentioned I wanted to try a Rouge G, but at that point I was looking for a coral and couldn’t find one that I liked in the Rouge G line. When the fall collection came out however, my number one lemming was naturally Gracy Rouge G: a warm coral pink. I can practically jump straight to the bottom line part by telling you it has been the lipstick that I wear all the time!

Guerlain Rouge G’s come in a hefty reflective case. The first time I saw it I wasn’t too sure what to do, but it’s actually quite easy.

See this little buckle part? Slide the upper part out, the mirror would bounce up, and you can proceed to taking the lipstick itself out.

Easy Peasy!

As I said, the packaging is quite hefty, and I am not a big fan of anything that holds fingerprints, but my love for the design makes this forgivable. It’s sleek, luxurious, and just imagine taking this out in public! The formula of Rouge G is very low-maintenance, but I take it out from time to time because it’s very posh!

Color-wise, Gracy is a bright, warm coral pink. It has no discernible shimmer, and the finish is matte with some creamy sheen. It is surprising to see such a shade in a fall collection, but I am certainly not going to complain! The texture is creamy and glides on easily. It delivers opaque coverage with one single pass, and reduces the appearance of lip lines. It is incredibly comfortable and long-wearing. On me it lasts 6 hours or more, and when I eat/drink the color fades evenly. It also leaves a nice stain, so my lips are never left colorless! At the same time, it is really easy to remove so you will not have to go through a nasty battle when you’re dead tired at the end of the day. It has the signature perfume-y luxury lipstick smell, but I can’t smell it unless I sniff at the tube.

(Top: one pass. Bottom: built up)

(Note the size)

If I have to compare the formula of Gracy to the Rouge Automatiques I own, I’d say it’s even creamier and longer-lasting, but just by a bit. I don’t think a lot of colors in the two lines overlap however, so ultimately it will depend on the color you’re looking for.

Bottom line: I hope Gracy has the standard Rouge G formula, because it’s all kinds of awesome rolled into one! I know the price tag of Rouge G’s makes it less accessible, but I would still encourage you to save up for the shade (or two) that you love and will wear often!

Have you tried a Rouge G? Is Gracy a color you might want to check out? What is your favorite lipstick formula?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

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42 responses

  1. As much as I love Guerlain (and I really do), this packaging looks like a huge space tampon. D: I like that the Rouge G’s are so pigmented. The colours they have are fantastic, I like the colour you picked a lot, I love how it looks on you! I find the rouge g’s differ in texture here and there but overall I like them, beside the packaging (imagine, you would pick 5 rouge g’s for travelling in your makeup bag, lol … a bit heavy).

  2. Oooh… just as the gloss, the package is again fantastic! I hope they also make the lipstick in a more nude tint as red colors just don’t work that great for me… If they have more nude colors I’m definitely gonna buy this!

  3. The color is amazing! and suits you very very very well! I love the packaging but as you said fingerprints will be all over that sucker!
    I have wanted to comment for SOOO long on you blog again, excuse the absent πŸ˜‰ but I’ve been away and had some family drama πŸ˜‰

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