For the Love of Summer and Corals: Guerlain Nahema Rouge Automatique

It is almost not fair for me to write another Guerlain Rouge Automatique review, since long-time readers will know I have a real soft spot for these. A while ago I was shocked to realize despite my theoretical appreciation for corals, I did not own a real coral lipstick. That situation was to be rectified as soon as possible with my favorite lipstick range so far.

That’s how Nahema (143) came into my possession, and the reason why you have a short and sweet raving review to read today!

I have reviewed the packaging of Rouge/Shine Automatiques before, so I am not going to bore you again here. In short, even 5 months after my first Rouge Automatique and more experience with lipsticks, I am still a fan of of the packaging. I wish it had a bit more heft, but I stand by the fact that the mechanism is very nifty, and I cannot express how much I love the casing that is not a fingerprint magnet!

Nahema is a coral pink with some golden shimmer and a natural sheen. The shimmer is very subtle and doesn’t travel. It glides on easily, doesn’t slide off, is light and comfortable to wear. For me the Rouge/Shine Automatiques function as well as lip balms. I reach for them after long-swatching sessions of less moisturizing lip products, and the second I put it on I can literally hear my lips heave a sigh of relief!

Nahema is pretty opaque after one layer, and wears 4-5 hours on me. Like most corals, I think it will beautifully for those with a warmer undertone!

Are you a fan of coral? What is your go-to coral lipstick? What is your favorite line of lipsticks?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

  • Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    LOVE this on you! I call these Bond Lipsticks!! I still only have one of these-a bright fuchsia but I love it! Need more! As for corals, I’m still loving my Dior Addict Extreme in Riviera.

    • Sunny

      Thanks Tracy! Looks like I’ll have to lay my hands on the bright fuchsia from this line! I love Dior Riviera as well, but it’s more like a neon orange instead of coral on me!

  • nuts4pilinuts

    It looks good on you Sunny! I love the color but can’t pull that color off even if my life depended on it. Lucky girl! And I love the packaging with the push up lever to reveal the lipstick. Very efficient. It would be the perfect packaging if it were round instead of square-ish. My personal favorite would have to be 104 Jicky. It’s MLBB shade.

    • Sunny

      Thanks Emilie! I’m sure you can pull colors off that I will never be able to as well :) Jicky is adorable. I have to stop myself from wanting to collect the whole line!

  • ~ Claire ~

    I LOVE Guerlain RAs! My all time favourite lipstick formula and I have quite a lot of colours from them, my fav and first colour I got is Champs Elysees. I love coral and nahema is kinda a cameleon on me: one day it looks beautiful and the other it looks off, but I really like the colour. It looks amazing on you! I also like the packaging but it is a mess to clean up (one of my RA broke and it was so difficult to clean, you have to be careful with those in summer, they break very easily)

    • Sunny

      Yaay glad you feel the same about RAs! Thanks for the heads-up as well. I haven’t had any problems so far, but I will be extra careful now that I’m in Taipei (where it’s 35+ degrees during daytime)!

  • Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    Ooh, this looks like a lipstick I could really appreciate! It seems a touch on the sheer side and nice and shiny! Plus the color is GORGEOUS! Love how it looks on you–I’ll have to check it out!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Becca! I’d say it’ll look fabulous on you as well! I recommended this to a friend who is also warm-toned (though she’s more olive than yellow) and it was instant love! Now we have matching lipsticks :)

  • Esmay

    That colour is amaaaazin’! Wauw <3

  • Diana (@DianaAPBL)

    Pretty colour! I think I’d like this one.

    • Sunny

      I think you would too!

  • ValleyDoll

    I looove coral ! Lovely color, suits you very well. My favorite coral color is Peach Paradise by Estée Lauder.

  • naomihing

    Ohhhh this shade looks amazing! really suit you well Sunny! enjoy

  • Peggy Timmermans Visagie

    I love coral! Although with my skin tone i have to go for a pink coral. These lipsticks are just great!

  • Suzanne

    Oh wow, gorgeous!!

  • Ruby

    This is a lovely shade. Have yet to try Guerlain lipsticks but this post is seriously tempting me.

    • Sunny

      Oh Ruby please at least try! Guerlain makes some of the most amazing lipstick formulas out there!

  • Kristi C. (@lov2read68)

    Gorgeous color but warmer colors like this do not love me! I’m fascinated with the slider to open & close the lipstick! Silly, I know but it’s part of the whole package appeal of these.

    • Sunny

      Oh Kristi I’m sure you can find many other shades in this line that will work for you! The Shine Automatiques have the same packaging, just in case you’re still in the market for a good summmer lippie!

  • Joyce (bronzerbunny)

    Looks so pretty! I have one (#103) but haven’t really explored more shades yet… But thanks for reminding me that I should! :)

    • Sunny

      Thanks Joyce! I’ve tried 103 and loved it, but thought I’d first get some colors that I don’t own yet!

      • Joyce (bronzerbunny)

        That is definitely the smart thing to do! :) I think I was going for an everyday neutral that I’d get a lot of use from… except I never remember to put on lip products and I always feel like saving the pricier ones. So much for that plan, LOL!

  • Teri

    Another shade I must get my hands on! I really love it on you, coral is really your shade!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Teri! You have definitely put Chamade on my list as well :) We should stop being friends haha

  • mjacqueline

    What a pretty pretty shade! I love corals.

    • Sunny

      Thanks Jacqueline! Corals look GREAT on you!

  • L e n a

    this color looks so pretty. i am a fan of coral. (not that it looks good on me but i am a fan for sure. ;p)
    love your top!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Lena! I’m pretty sure there are coral that would work for you!

  • Memoiselle

    seriously Guerlain has one of the best lip packaging. I am not a big fan of corals but I’ll go gaga only because of the packaging. 4-5 hours of wear is good for me, I don’t like lipstick that last too long on my lip. It may sounds weird, but I love the time when I see my self and say “oh I need to re-apply my lipstick” :p

    • Ruby

      Meryl, that’s a gd way to finish a lip product!!! I must learn from you :)

      • Sunny

        Haha I don’t like long-wearing products that can’t be removed easily, but I do enjoy lipsticks that stain a little. I’m lazy like that!

  • rileymariesmom

    So pretty, but I wish they weren’t so expensive.

    • Sunny

      Yeah I know. It’s really the only drawback. I’m personally all for getting a small handful of lipsticks that I’d happily wear all the time though :)