Flirt with this Bold Fuchsia Berry on Your Lips this Spring: Guerlain Flirt Shine Automatique

Guerlain Flirt FOTD

If you reach for bolder shades all-year-round, Guerlain has an eye-catching number this spring in Flirt Shine Automatique (761, RRP in Belgium: 34,96 euros). My previous experience with Shine Automatiques is that they seem somehow more tame in general, so the moment I pulled Flirt out I was a bit confused: sure it’s too loud to be part of the Shine Automatique clan?

(From left to right: Guerlain Ballade Rouge Automatique, Guerlain Flirt Shine Automatique. I am sorry for the damage/fingerprint! It happened when I was taking the group shots) Guerlain Ballade, Flirt

I have talked about the packaging of Guerlain Rouge Automatiques and Shine Automatiques many times. In short, the cool mechanism and the fact that the casing does not hold fingerprints make it a big winner for me! That and you can apply this with one hand!

Guerlain Flirt Shine Automatique 761

Guerlain Flirt Shine Automatique is a dark fuchsia berry with shimmer. The texture is very lightweight and almost like a balm, so it glides on easily. However, it doesn’t move around or migrate at all. The shimmer in Flirt is also finer than some other Shine Automatiques I have tried. I can feel the shimmer in some of them when I press my lips together, but Flirt seems to be an exception. Since Flirt is a much bolder shade, it also lasts longer than other Shine Automatiques in my experience. There is minimal transfer, and it hangs in there for about 6 hours! It leaves a bit of stain as well, so Flirt really excels in the longevity department for such a lightweight formula!

Here is how Flirt swatches:

Guerlain Flirt Shine Automatique 761 swatch

Do note that one single layer actually gives you opaque coverage, though as it is with Shine Automatiques, Flirt has this underlying translucency that makes it seem like it’s glowing from within! Here is how Flirt looks on me. It was one layer applied straight from the tube:

Guerlain Flirt Shine Automatique review   Guerlain Flirt 761 FOTD

If you sheer it out a little, Flirt becomes a lovely bright fuchsia! I wore it like that here with Guerlain Attrape-Coeur. It’s like having two lipsticks in one!

Guerlain Flirt sheered out FOTD

Something else worth mentioning about Guerlain lipsticks is that they make lip lines look better. If you are concerned about how yours look, Guerlain formulas are good bets! Also, did I already mention about 500 times how hydrating they are?

Bottom line: With the stellar formula and bold shade, Guerlain Flirt Shine Automatique will satisfy girls who still want a bit of drama on their lips even though it is spring. The incredibly lightweight texture, easy glide, and extraordinary staying power make Flirt stand out in the sea of spring releases!

Have you got to see Guerlain Cil D’Enfer in person? Did any of the 6 lipsticks speak to you? Have you tried a Shine Automatique?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

Mostly Sunny disclosure



  • Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    LOVE it on you! Very pretty for spring indeed!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Tracy! I think Flirt will rock in autumn too!

  • Shoegal

    Fab! Is there a color that doesn’t look good on you? :-)

    • Sunny

      Oh there definitely are! Really brown browns for example make me look so tired!

  • Chris El

    I can’t resist fuschias and berries!

    • Sunny

      Yaay then Flirt is totally your girl!

  • kerker

    It looks gorgeous on you!! Flirt looks amazing.

    • Sunny

      Thanks girl! Flirt is a very nice shade. You should check it out!

  • Larie

    This is a great spring color! And will transition into summer, too. I don’t know if I have a shade like this!

    • Sunny

      I think this color is great for autumn too actually! If you get it now you can rock it all the way till winter comes again :)

  • beauties

    i’m so curious about ballade :)

    • Sunny

      Then you’re in luck because it’ll be up tomorrow :)

  • Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    Ahhh–more Guerlain gorgeousness! I STILL need to go swatch some of these. I am eyeing Mitsouko, Nahema, Mi-Mai, and Pamplelune (been wanting this ever since that giveaway you did a while back!!). I wanted to try Giorgio Armani’s Rouge d’Armani Sheers next but I think I will go for Guerlain’s Shine Automatiques first!

    • Sunny

      OOO yeah those are gorgeous shades! I’d highly recommend both Rouge and Shine Automatiques. They’re just too fab!

  • Teri

    This is such a fun flirty shade! Guerlain makes really pretty fuchsias if you ask me and I love it on you! :)

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks Teri! I think Guerlain makes pretty lipsticks in general!

  • Philippe

    See I think you look best with those fuchsia colors, not the intense ones but the creamy ones that sheer out a bit. Really matches your skincolor well.

    Try it with a little smoky eye or heavier liner on the top?

    • Sunny

      Thanks Phil! I’ll definitely try that next time :)

  • Victoria

    These look good on you! Very pretty for the spring season :)

    • Sunny

      Thanks Victoria! I think this one will be great for autumn too!

  • Catherine (@bcrueltyfree)

    Is there any lip color that doesn’t look beautiful on you?! Lipstick settling into lip lines can be a problem for me, so the fact these make lip lines look better is very appealing!

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks Catherine! You’re too kind! Al the Guerlain formulas I’ve tried (Rouge G, Rouge Automatique, and Shine Automatique) are great at masking lip lines. On top of that, they tend to be very hydrating. If lip lines are a concern for you you should definitely look into them!

  • Kelly

    I’ve never tried a Shine Automatique lipstick, of course I do want to but at the moment I have so many lipsticks that I first want use some up before I buy any new wants. At least I want to try, I can’t promise anything, what can I say, I love make-up so much!

    • Sunny

      Haha I understand. Once you use some up you can do your research about Guerlain lipsticks, though whichever you get is probably going to knock your socks off!

  • Anne

    This is so going to be mine.

    (I love the look you did with Attrape-Coeur: it’s very nuanced, and it suits you well!)

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks Anne! I hope you’ll like Flirt! It stands out from the Shine Automatique line!

  • Marla

    These colors are so pretty. I love the consistency of the lipsticks from this company.

    • Sunny

      I agree! Guerlain makes some of the most impressive lipsticks on the market!

  • Perilously Pale

    Looks so good on you! I’ve been hearing great things about Flirt so it’s on it’s way to me now but I’m nervous it’ll be too bold on me and I won’t wear it.

    • Sunny

      Thanks Christa! Well if you sheer it out it’s just a fuchsia, so it should be doable! I hope you’ll like it!

  • xLoveHappyx

    That is a very flattering lipstick shade! If only Guerlain wasn’t so expensive ;P

    • Sunny

      Haha I know what you mean. If it’s a shade that you see yourself wearing often enough though, I’d say it’s worth the occasional splurge! I like how it looks so different sheered out. It’s really like owning two lipsticks!

  • Joyce (bronzerbunny)

    AHHHH Flirt looks so pretty on you! and i love the pics with your hair down :)

    • Sunny

      Thanks Joyce!

  • Caise

    what a gorgeous shade! it looks amazing on you!

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much girl!

  • Jenni@lifeandlensofbeauty

    Flirt looks awesome on you!!! Now I want this haha ;D

    • Sunny

      Thanks Jenni 😉 You should give Flirt a chance!