It was lust at first sight. I knew I had to have it. There were so many shades, and I had my eye on Luxure. Guerlain Rouge G L’Extrait is a long lasting matte liquid lipstick and Luxure is like sex on a wand.
The tube of liquid lipstick is heavy reflective metal, not unlike its Rouge G lipstick counterparts. You pull open the tube and twist to access the wand. For those who aren’t very good at figuring out the mechanism of this little architecture, there is instruction provided. There is a little colour tab at the tip of the tube, coded to reflect the shade of the lipstick inside. As you see in the photo below, the little red tab is the code for Luxure. If you own more than one of these Rouge G L’Extrait, this colour coded tab comes very handy.
This liquid lipstick comes with a mirror attached to the tube ( which adds to the weight) and the small doe foot applicator makes for precise application. For such a pigmented red like Luxure, it is important that you can draw precisely. Bolder colours are tricky to apply, and there is always an option to use your lip brush. Just put some product at the back of your hand, and apply as you normally would with your brush. For less pigmentation, I dabbed some on my lips using my fingers and it acts like a stain.
This matte liquid lipstick does not dry out my lips. While I do feel like there’s a thin film on my lips, I don’t feel the need to take if off and slather lip balm to save myself. My lips remain quite comfortable. There are many reviews saying that this lipstick transfers, and I have to agree. A drink of water, your glass will be stained. A drink of coffee? There is no way you can be modest about your statement lips because you would have stamped the cup with your lips. I also agree with fellow blogger Paris B of My Women Stuff that this lipstick does not last you through a heavy Asian meal. However, it’s great to note that while the colour fades, it fades evenly. There is no unsightly lip ring which I absolutely dread.
This is how Luxure wears on my lips. Even though it is matte, it does not settle into lines nor does it look flat.
Guerlain Rouge G L’Extrait is a permanent line and retails for RM161 a pop. Expensive? Can’t deny that. However, Luxure makes me feel sexy and confident. While it is bold, it is not too bright and suits my skin tone very well. I can wear it to a dinner party and I know that even if I didn’t touch up after food, I won’t end up walking around with a hideous lip ring.
If you want a more affordable liquid lipstick, you could look at Shiseido lacquer rouge. However, the texture is something that is unique to Guerlain. Have you tried this Rouge G L’Extrait yet? What shade would you be interested in?