By now some of you might be getting a little desensitized by red lipsticks (I know I am almost there), but before you denounce red and decide to wear something entirely different for the holidays, allow me to properly introduce you to the best one this season has to offer: *Guerlain Rouge Parade Rouge G!
This year, Guerlain has been stepping up on their Rouge G game by dressing limited edition shades with special cases. Isn’t Rouge Parade’s red and gold one the epitome of the festivities ahead?
Guerlain Rouge Parade Rouge G (820. 45 euros) is a bright red with a subtle warm undertone. The warm undertone is subtle, but it was a telltale sign when the water ran orange while I was cleaning up my lip brush.
However, allow me to clarify that cool-toned girls needn’t be afraid. I let a fairer and cooler-toned girlfriend try this on. She usually favors blue-based reds, but we agreed Rouge Parade is a stunner on her!
I won’t repeat myself too much here. All I want to say is Rouge Parade is a true Rouge G. The lovely creamy consistency delivers fully opaque coverage with one swipe. It goes on without dragging, but it doesn’t slide around! I prefer to take out a lip brush to make the edges neater (although I have to admit I am still not very good at it), but it is not obligatory to use a lip liner to keep it in place.
Rouge Parade Rouge G one pass/layered:
Rouge Parade Rouge G on my lips:
Here you see Rouge Parade Rouge G on its own in context:
I can never say enough great things about Guerlain Rouge G’s. Even if red is not your thing, check out the regular line-up to find something you’ll love and wear a lot!
Every hero needs a sidekick. Guerlain Rouge Parade Rouge G has two: Guerlain Rouge Parade Gloss d’Enfer and L’Oiseau de Feu Gloss d’Enfer!
Guerlain Rouge Parade Gloss d’Enfer (920. 29 euros) is an opaque, darkened red that leans cool. The glossy sheen should make it easier to wear for those who are just venturing into red!
Guerlain Gloss d’Enfer is a great formula for people who are looking for something lightweight, hydrating, and comfortable to wear. Rouge Parade is no exception. Since it packs a punch of pigment, it actually wears for about 4-5 hours as well!
Here you see Guerlain Rouge Parade Rouge G on my lips:
The look in context (with Cygne Noir on my eyes. Review coming up soon):
Clear (or almost clear) glosses with gold shimmer are almost always somewhere to be found this time of the year. L’Oiseau de Feu (901. 29 euros) is Guerlain‘s interpretation.
It’s amazing to look at in the tube, but the shimmer is actually pretty sparse.
Guerlain calls this a “gold shimmering top coat,” and I couldn’t agree more. On the lips, it adds shine and a little bit of shimmer. You can’t really fish more shimmer out with the wand, so if you’re looking for a lot of sparkle, I am not sure this is the one. The formula remains incredibly comfortable to wear though!
Here you see L’Oiseau de Feu (center of the lips) layered over Rouge Parade Gloss d’Enfer layered over Rouge Parade Rouge G:
I seldom layer lip products, but the result always looks really good in photos. If you want serious color as well as plumper lips, layering is the way to go!
Do you have the space in your heart/stash for one more little red lipstick, or would you opt for the gloss (or something else altogether)?