Guerlain Christmas 2014 – Rouge G “Rouge Parade”

I absolutely cannot resist a limited edition Rouge G. I’ve tried.  I swear I have, but every new collection, another one comes out, and bingo! My handbag gets ever heavier …

This year’s Christmas Rouge G is … perfect.  Coated in glossy red lacquer, this is a gloriously bright and seasonally appropriate shade of poinsetta-red.

I think I got a bit carried away taking pictures of the untouched bullet, but there you go.  This is a striking, London-bus red shade, but it’s the sort of red you can wear with literally no other makeup on your face and instantly look polished and pulled together.  That’s the joy of red lipstick, they do all the hard work for you!

It’s the usual Rouge G formula of intense pigmentation, a slightly glossy and deeply comfortable to wear lipstick, but this one is so pigmented, you do need a liner (as you’ll no doubt be able to tell from the lip swatch below:

Don’t be like me, line your lips first – in my defence I was chasing the light on Sunday afternoon to get these pictures taken, but I’ll update instagram soon.

And, just because I can’t resist:

All the pretty.  ALL the pretty …

The Fine Print: This week is a mixture of purchases and PR samples.

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