April 27, 2012

Guerlain Rouge Automatique No 120 Coque D’Or

Every single Guerlain product I've purchased has been glorious. Glorious! I've been a huge fan ever since I tried Rouge Automatique in Chant D'Arômes and decided that I should try a brighter color.

Since I was slowly falling in love with coral lipsticks, Coque D’Or seemed to be a sensible color choice. From the tube, it looks more orange than red. The gold shimmer is intimidating but intriguing at the same time. I try to stay away from shimmery lipsticks because they always end up in disaster but this is Guerlain we're talking about.

I don't know why I didn't bother swatching this lipstick because the color looks so different on the skin compared to the tube! It's actually a semi-sheer strawberry red and the gold sparkle becomes obvious only when light reflects on it. Definitely not a shimmery lipstick disaster (80's CoverGirl lipstick flashback!).

Not hating on it... I was just taken by surprise. I do love the color that it turned out to be. I find it to be a great Spring to Summer transition color.

The photo above shows one swipe and below, that's two coats. For this specific shade, it can look a bit uneven due to it's semi-sheer finish but applying an extra coat should solve it.

The formula is consistent with the other Rouge Automatique colors I own - it's lightweight, hardly feels like I'm wearing any lipstick. I love that it doesn't dry out my lips.

Another reason to solidify my love for the brand and growing addiction.

What are your must-have Guerlain products?


  1. Replies
    1. you have got excellent taste, my friend :)

  2. My Guerlain must-haves are Noir G de Guerlain mascara, Terracotta Lipgloss in 04 Ambre, Rouge Automatique in 104 Jicky, Guerlain x Pucci Meteorites. -- Emilie

    1. I have yet to try the meteorites. I've been dying to. Maybe my new cheek powder will convince me that I need more Guerlain :)


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