GUERLAIN Rouge Automatique #143 Nahema Review and Swatch
January 6, 2012 4 Comments
Guerlain Rouge Automatique are named for Guerlain’s famous fragrances. The lipstick comes in an ingenious, if a bit impractical package. The lipstick has no cap – by pulling a button, a lipstick bullet comes out. The packaging feels a bit flimsy – it is very light and fragile-looking. Sometimes I’m afraid I’m going to break it.
The lipstick contains 3,5 grams and retails for $35.
TEXTURE and COLOUR
Nahema is a true pinkish coral with bits of golden shimmer, which is not visible on the lips.
The texture is amazing: very light and moisturizing, and, at the same time, very pigmented. It wears for solid 5 to 6 hours. I think that Rouge Automatique is by far my favourite lipstick formula.
When I saw a promo for Rouge Automatique, I have made a list and Nahema was my first choice. however, later, the shade was listed among oranges, which put me off, as I cannot pull out orange lips.
In reality, the shade is very far from orange – it should be placed among reds or pinks – it is a true coral, just the way I like it. It really brightens up my face and makes me look fresh.
I have mentioned before that the texture and the wear are amazing. The formula is slightly similar to Rouge G le Brillant, but Rouge G le Brillant are less pigmented and they feel slightly heavy on the lips.
The only problem is the packaging. While it looks luxurious, it doesn’t feel so. The packaging gets into a way when applying the lipstick. To properly apply lipstick, you have to pull a lot of lipstick out. If you press too strong, you might break the lipstick bullet.
I can easily see this shade becoming one of my HG’s. I’m also looking forward to trying out some other shades.
This is how it looks closed:
When you pull the button on the top, the compartment cover starts to slide and the lipstick peeks out:
Guerlain Rouge Automatique in #143 Nahema swatch:
Guerlain Rouge Automatique in Nahema lip swatch (no flash, sunlight):
Guerlain Rouge Automatique in Nahema lip swatch (flash):
Guerlain Rouge Automatique in Nahema lip swatch (no flash, indoors):