Guerlain Rouge G L'Extrait in Avarice

Avarice swatched (left) and blended (right)
Hi, lovelies!  Today I'm reviewing another purchase from the November Sephora VIB Sale.  I've always wanted to try a luxury lipstick, just to see what they were like.  I had my eyes set on YSL, but the colors I wanted were already sold out.  I then decided on a Guerlain Rouge G L'Extrait because they always get rave reviews and are liquid formulas, which I had never owned.  They are more expensive than YSL, but I thought that getting it at 20% off was the perfect chance to try it.
The Formula
It's a very pigmented liquid.  The only other time I had tried a liquid lipstick was when I tried one of those long-wearing ones that dry and come with a gloss/balm.  This doesn't come with a balm because it doesn't need it.  It sets and dries in about 1 minute and you will feel the difference, but it's not drying at all and it doesn't crack or flake.  It fades away in a natural way.

The Packaging
The packaging is very luxurious.  It's really heavy (for a lipstick) and comes with a mirror.  Although I find it handy, I prefer it was packaged in a simpler way in order to cut costs and bulk.  It weighs down my bag.

The Color
It's a very flattering "my lips but better" shade for me.  I love the color so much!  It's a color I can wear again and again and not grow tired of it.  For me it's like MAC's Velvet Teddy: my go-to natural lip color, except Avarice is more of a cool toned dirty rose.

The formula is amazing quality, A+ for sure.  You get what you pay for.  It has all the elements of a luxury lipstick: great formula and beautiful packaging.  Would I purchase another one?  No, unless it was on sale because it's a really expensive lipstick.  It's not within my budget's comfort zone.
Have you tried any luxury lipsticks?  What are your favorites?

25 comments

  1. really nice colour! very elegant and natural!

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  2. Your lips are really nice shape :)

    www.rebekasbeautyworld.blogspot.com

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  3. I need this in my life!!!! That color is super duper wuper pretty :) xx

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  4. Wow, what a versatile, gorgeous shade! Guerlain's lipsticks are really top-notch. I own a couple regular Rouge Gs and Rouge Automatiques and they are one of my favourite things to splurge on :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. I was so impressed with this one. Hopefully one day I can try more :)
      xx

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  5. This looks utterly gorgeous!! xx

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  6. Guerlain...I wish...

    It's such a lovely color, though!

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  7. Oh wow, what a lovely colour! Definitely an every now and then treat purchase, it looks so luxurious! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  8. Wow this is so lovely! I would love to try this!


    Black&Vanilla
    xx

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  9. This is a beautiful shade! The formula sounds really good!

    www.ruelalips.blogspot.com

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  10. such a beautiful shade!

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  11. It is so much more subtle and beautiful on the lip than I thought it would be! xo

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  12. It looks very nice and smooth. I like it but yeah the price kinda makes me wanna cry lol. It's cool how the packaging looks just like the Rouge G lipsticks.

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  13. Hi,

    I found your blog through the may issue blog hop and i am loving your blog! keep up the good work ^^

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  14. Such a pretty natural pink! You have perfect white teeth as well :)

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  15. I love this color, so natural but really pretty xx

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  16. If I wore lipstick, this would be my shade ^^ Very pretty and looks lovely on you xx

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  17. Avarice is a gorgeous shade on you, it really suits your skin tone xx

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  18. I think this is a really pretty color! But I agree, a bit overpriced for what it is...

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  19. Beautiful colour! Shame about the price!

    Jo x amomentwithjo

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  20. The color is amazing! I wish my local Sephora had the Guerlain line...sadly it doesn't. My favorite higher end lip stuff falls to Hourglass and then YSL. Both are super creamy and pigmented and last so long on my lips (only problem with creamy is that on my lips they are prone to bleeding but nothing a little Too Faced Borderline can't fix haha!)

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