02 February 2010

Lost In Luxury: Rouge G de Guerlain

I was doing a little beauty browsing when I stumbled across a few products that made me stop dead in my tracks. It got me thinking, how much would I be willing to spend on makeup? Honestly, the most expensive product I own is probably a $14 lip glass by MAC.  Now don't get me wrong, I don't mind spending a "reasonable" amount on products that have great quality and offer a decent amount of longevity. But exactly how much is too much to spend on makeup?

It was love at first sight when I laid my eyes on this lipstick by Guerlain 

Rouge G de Guerlain Jewel Lipstick Compact

Tucked in a compact that marries beauty with high design, with one click, you will have a luminous lipstick and mirror at your fingertips. Designed by Lorenz Bäumer, the most talented jeweler from the Place Vendôme in Paris, it is the ultimate accessory of mystery and seduction.

Guerlain Rouge G de Guerlain Jewel Lipstick Compact contains a ruby-powder formula that interacts with the light and creates a jaw-dropping pout of perfection. At first glaze, lips will be left defined, smoothed, plumped, and hydrated.

Guerlain is currently offering A limited-edition, engraved version of Rouge G lipstick.

Buy it here.

Priced at a steep $45, this fabulous lipstick comes in a dainty Parisian case that includes a mirror. How cute is that? It's available to buy at Sephora. It's definitely drool worthy but a little too pricey for my budget. It also leads me to wonder, are we just paying for the packaging? What are your thoughts?


  1. I had the same reaction when I saw this product at Dillards. Gorgeous! Then, how much?! Ouch. It's lovely, but I just can't bring myself to do it. I'll pay $45 for makeup, it's just usually an eyeshadow palette where I can justify the price because I'm getting multiple shades of eyeshadow.

  2. That is really pretty but I think that there are two ways to answer your question. Some beauty products are just way overpriced. All you're paying for is product recognition and marketing and what could be even worse-the product is crappy. The second part is some of these become collector items, much like antique perfume bottles. Guess it depends on the individual and their taste. Although pretty, I don't think I'd buy this myself.


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