Monday, June 4, 2012

Guerlain Shine Automatique Swatches

I guerrilla swatched Guerlain's (relatively) new Shine Automatiques last weekend and now I'm itching to try one. I was initially turned away because the lipsticks looked frosty and glittery and wouldn't be a good look on my lips, but after swatching it and seeing it on a few bloggers, it's not as scary as I thought it would be.

I haven't tried it on, so I can't give any impressions. My photos were taken in Sephora – one day I hope to find a Sephora run by associates who are OCD about cleanliness and neatness and it will be a happy place. These testers were smushed.



L-R: 200 Sous le Vent, 202 Mi-Mai, 240 Pamplelune, 260 Jardin de Bagatelle, 261 Rose Imperial, 262 Extrait de Rose, 263 A La Parisienne, 264 Rose Pompon, 265 Pao Rosa

I am missing swatches of 201, 220, and 221. So far, 263 A La Parisienne seems to be most popular shade among the reviews I've read. I personally would like to try 202 Mi-Mai and 264 Rose Pompon. A girl can't have too many nudes!

8 comments:

  1. I'd LOVE to see Pao Rosa covered!

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  2. LOVE 262-265! Such gorgeous shades!

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  3. I have 200, 262, 263, and 264. I swear to God they're not too frosty (because I HATE frosty)! The shimmer is super fine and you can't feel it at all, so you should really go ahead and try at least one!

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  4. God, LOVE these! I'm so happy that all the brands are starting to release sheerer, glossier versions of their lipsticks because that's the only way I personally will do lipstick.

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  5. I originally didn't want these but after seeing swatches and lip swatches online I caved and ordered #263. I figure it'll be a great summer lipstick, I hope? I'm still looking for the perfect summer gloss, though.

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  6. How does the consistency compare to Rouge Coco Shine and Dior Addict Extreme?

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  7. I have a couple of these and adore them. They are neither frosty nor metallic; rather they use micro glitter to create dimension and the look of smoothness. Once the initial glossiness has worn off, you will be left with a stain of color that can easily be revived with a dab of balm or quick swipe of RA Shine.

    Hi M and R,

    Basically, Guerlain's formula is not as gloss-like as Chanel's. Chanel's has more slip and the color is more sheer. Guerlain's is a bit creamier and the color is more vibrant. Although both formulas have more similarity than difference, Chanel leans more towards lipgloss; Guerlain leans more toward lipstick. I can't wear Dior (the color changes on me) so I can't speak to that particular formula.

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