One of the Things that Make Autumn Bearable: Guerlain Gisela Rouge G

I’m going to admit this: I’m not a fan of autumn, or at least not the kind of autumn we’ve been getting here. It seems like a sneaky season that always creeps up on me. One morning you wake up to a lot of rain and that unmistakable chill, and that’s the end of warm weather for quite a while. Makes me a bit weepy just thinking about it…

Instead of wallowing in self-pity, I want to share some of the things make autumn a bit more bearable (or even fun!): the prospect of making wild mushroom soup, baking (pumpkin pie, carrot cake, banana walnut cake are some of the things that will be popping out of my oven soon), snuggly felines (my lap is constantly occupied with one of the fur kids if not both), and what else was I going to say? Oh yeah, meet Guerlain Gisela Rouge G!

I’m not going to bore you too much here, because I reviewed the Rouge G packaging and so on not so long ago (with Gracy here). I know the weight makes them less travel-friendly, but I honestly don’t mind keeping a couple in my purse because the formula hits it out of the park!

Gisela is a rusty, orange-y red with gold shimmer. The formula is in line with what I experienced with Gracy. It’s opaque with one single pass, long-wearing (it lasts 6 hours or so on me), creamy, lightweight, and moisturizing. Despite the fact that it’s a darker color, it is actually very low-maintenance. It doesn’t slide around, feather, or bleed. When it wears off with drinking/eating, it does so evenly so that you are not left with the dreaded awkward rim. The shimmer isn’t so obvious on the lips. I don’t experience any migrating or grittiness either!

Top: built up. Bottom: single pass. There is virtually no difference in terms of color!

If I was not a lipstick girl, Guerlain is definitely making me one. I used to always want to play my eyes up and wear whatever lipstick that doesn’t clash with the eyeshadows. Nowadays for shades that stand out on their own like Gisela, I use minimum eyeshadow and just stronger eyeliner so my lips can do all the talking!

Bottom line: Gisela is the color of fallen leaves, and I think it’s great for autumn and winter. It’s relatively warm, so I think warm-toned beauties will enjoy and get a lot of use out of it! It’s bold, but not so bold that it has to be reserved for nighttime, and don’t get me started (again) about how amazing the formula is!

Have you seen Gisela? What are the autumn-appropriate shades you own? What are some of the things that make autumn a good season for you?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

Disclosure: The product mentioned in this review is provided by the PR for my consideration. All opinions are honest and my own. I am in no way compensated for this review. I have always been, and will always be committed ONLY to my readers.

  • Teri

    I’m so happy that you’re starting to love lipsticks, welcome to the club! :p I think I saw Gisela on you, right? I loved the colour, it’s unexpectedly beautiful and very wearable You sure rock that shade!

    • Sunny

      I honestly didn’t see myself turning into a lipstick girl just 6 months ago! And yes you saw Gisela on me. I have to make you try this shade soon!

  • Yak Man

    With that lipstick I could bear the autumn haha, love the pacakge of Guerlain lipsticks and lipglosses! And the color loos beautiful on you!

    • Sunny

      My thoughts exactly! Thanks so much Yak Man!

  • Peggy Timmermans Visagie

    It suits you really well, this colour! It wouldn’t work for me.

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much Peggy! I’m sure there are shades you can rock and I can’t!

  • Ankita Chaturvedi (@corallista)

    This is a lovely shade, I never liked earthy reds like these till I tried Ellis Faas Glazed Lips in Ellis Red which is a similar shade in a sheerer. lip gloss form.

    • Sunny

      Bolder lip shades are trickier to get right, because they’re usually a hit or miss. I’m glad you learnt to like earthy reds!

  • redhotjillypeppers

    This colour looks very pretty on you !

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much Jill! I can pull off some cool-toned lipsticks, but I guess warmer ones are still easier!

  • mjacqueline

    What a gorgeous colour! I have not tried a Guerlain Rouge G lippie yet, it will definitely be on my duty free shopping list in December.

    • Sunny

      You haven’t??? Jacqueline you must try some! I don’t think you’ll regret it!

  • Angela

    That colour suits you so well! I am intrigued by this…looking for a gorgeous red but I’m cooler toned. The search begins!

    • Sunny

      Hey Angela, Rouge G’s has some cooler-toned reds that are absolutely stunning, so make sure you take a look at those!

  • Joyce (bronzerbunny)

    Prettyyy. I need to get my hands on some of these soon

    • Sunny

      Yup! The sales are coming up soon!

  • L e n a

    what a beautiful autumn red Gisela is for you! :)
    i kinda feel the same way about autumn. the few things that cheer me up are the new makeup collections & maybe trench coats? ;p

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much Lena! I do enjoy trench coats as well! That has to go on my list :)

  • marijke

    The packaging is sooo pretty!!

    • Sunny

      It really is! It holds fingerprints, but my vanity still drives me to take it out in public from time to time :)

  • pititosa

    Adoro o seu blog, elegant, lindaaa. Tudo de bom.

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much girly :)

  • Dovey

    I love the color red-orange in general; it’s so classic! I’m glad I can live vicariously through you; the Rouge G’s sound divine!

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much Dovey! Rouge G’s actually have some my lips but better shades as well, so make sure you check them out :)

  • Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    This is beautiful on you–it looks perfect with your fair complexion, dark wavy hair, and that gorgeous blouse! Love the whole look! 😀

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much Becca! My face for some reason just wouldn’t tan haha

      It’s actually a dress from a(nother) Spanish brand called Smash! I can’t really tell if it’s available in North America though. You might have to look around :)

  • Larie

    Beautiful, Sunny! Such a classic, timeless shade :) You look gorgeous.

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much Larie! I see myself using this shade a lot in autumn/winter!

  • claire

    You are on a guerlain kick lately 😀 but I love that! I adore Guerlain, nice to see it gains more and more love. The colour suits you perfectly and I knnow those can be tricky (I pull some of them really bad and weird orangey brown). I love the last pic <3

    • Sunny

      I’ve always been on a Guerlain kick LOL. Fell in love with the brand with the first Rouge Automatique I purchased!

      Gisela has a bit of brown in it, but not too much for my skin tone. I also have problems wearing lipsticks that have too much brown in, but this one is wow at first sight!

  • Annick

    Oh man, this lipstick is stunning! I need it stat! Guerlain is always spot on with their products!

    • Sunny

      I agree, Annick! Guerlain makes amazing lipsticks!