It seems that reviews of Guerlain Rouge Automatique lipsticks write themselves. I test many lipsticks, play with colors, examine textures; these Guerlain beauties are among the very best you could find. The wide selection of shades makes them the obvious answer for an "I want a new lipstick!" craving, while the wonderful quality keeps buyer remorse at bay.
Rouge Automatique 120 Coque D'Or is a retro red with just enough pink to avoid harshness. It has delicate gold micro-shimmer (no gritty particles or visible glitter) that plays up the warmth of Coque D'Or. The wonderful almost balmy formula works well to merge and coat the lips, allow just a little bit of the natural dark pink to come through and makes this Rouge Automatique among my favorite daytime reds for that very French look.
I have and love several other Guerlain lip products (Rouge G lipsticks, KissKiss glosses), but in Rouge Automatique the company has raised the bar and set up a new standard for luxury lipsticks: long lasting, low on scent (I can barely smell anything from these tubes) and high on pigment, while providing moisture, smooth finish and beautiful color in exquisite packaging.
Bottom Line: I still have a couple more Rouge Automatique shades on my wishlist.
Guerlain Automatique Lipstick ($35) is available at the counters.