Guerlain Rouge Automatique #601 Romance…Purply Pink Goodness!

Like every good Spring 2013 collection, Guerlain released their’s just in time for Christmas!  In addition to the MaxiLash Mascara (full review coming soon!), my eye was caught by one of the four special release lipsticks…in this case, Rouge Automatique in #601, Romance.  
I have been intrigued by the exceptional gadgetry of the Rouge Automatique packaging (rivaled only by the satisfying clickiness of Chanel’s Rouge Allure), but, up to this point, had not found a shade to buy.  Either too sheer, too shimmery or too dark, the Guerlain RA colors were just not for me!  
Cue to the entry of Romance, a lovely pinkish purple that takes me back to the rosy lilac loveliness of my lipstick choices in high school and college (e.g., L’Oreal Sealilly and MAC Up the Amp, respectively).  The Rouge Automatique formula is hydrating, medium coverage, has decent lasting power and a beautiful semi-glossy finish.  Since receiving it as a Christmas gift (thanks, mom and dad!), I have worn it multiple times this week…it is a gorgeous shade on its own or under gloss…lately, I’ve been combining it with Tom Ford Naked gloss!
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The next three images were taken with my new Olloclip lens for my iPhone 5 (thanks, husband!)…the macro feature is pretty amazing!
Above:  Swatch of Guerlain Rouge Automatique #601 Romance in direct sunlight.
Above: Swatch of #601 in the shade.
Above: A little collage fun with #601! 
The final three images…Rouge Automatique #601 alone on the lips in natural lighting…
Bottom Line: I often ask myself, how could I possibly embrace another pinkish lipstick…especially one that will bring something new to my collection?!  Guerlain Rouge Automatique in #601 Romance, however, is so special, that I am contemplating a backup.  The medium coverage, delicate shimmer, unique pink/purple color and, hydrating formula, beautiful sheen and remarkable case make this a truly worthy purchase.  Highly recommended!

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Comments (14)

  • Regarding Rehse Reply

    That is such a gorgeous color, love it!

    December 30, 2012 at 2:36 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thanks…in a world of pinks and peaches and nudes and reds and browns, this is purply wonder is a breath of fresh air!

      Thank you for stopping by!


      –The Beauty Professor

      December 30, 2012 at 2:41 am
  • Egle - MD VS Reply

    I like the shade and its soft shimmer. Looks very good on your lips 😉

    December 30, 2012 at 8:15 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thank you so much, De Mons!!


      –The Beauty Professor

      December 31, 2012 at 5:41 am
  • Delacotta Reply

    Beautiful on you; I can't do anything w/ a lot of blue though.

    I'm going to put up a vid that shows how dead the nudes look on me, but dang, the lighting didn't let me prove my point. Oh well, such is the life for me on YT.

    Off subject: adore your cleaver necklace (can you tell I'm a Foodie) – wherever did you find it? My husband made a real one for my daughter's b'day in January. Too cute!!

    xoxox S

    December 30, 2012 at 6:46 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Oh, Susan…thank you…this is a blue-based lip color, but I bet it would look good on you nonetheless!

      I can't wait to see your "nudes" video…you are too funny ; )

      I procured my cleaver necklace (thanks for noticing!) from a vintage jewelry vendor…I am guessing it was custom made for a butcher's wife or something…?! It is sterling silver and was so unique, I knew I needed to get it…no butchers in our family, but I really do enjoy a good filet from time to time!

      I can't believe your husband made your daughter one…what types of materials did he use?

      Xoxo and talk soon!

      –The Beauty Professor

      December 31, 2012 at 5:44 am
  • Lulubelle Reply

    Pretty color and looks great on you!

    December 30, 2012 at 8:40 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Wow…thanks so much, Lulubelle!


      –The Beauty Professor

      December 31, 2012 at 5:45 am
  • Jodi K Gordon Reply

    Hi BP
    I just wanted to wish you a happy new year-I have loved reading all your post-here's to a great 2013

    December 30, 2012 at 9:05 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hello Jo!!

      Lovely to hear from you! I wish you a wonderfully blessed 2013 as well…it has been a joy connecting on the blog!

      xoxo and talk soon,

      –The Beauty Professor

      December 31, 2012 at 5:45 am
  • MarciaF (Beauty Info Zone) Reply

    I love your lipstick posts since we have almost identical taste in colors. I've yet to buy Guerlain though because I've noticed a lot of fragrance in their products. Do you notice a fragrance with this? Thanks

    December 31, 2012 at 4:53 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hello Dear Marcia!

      You are right, it seems are lipstick tastes are strikingly similar! I, too, do not prefer a lot of fragrance in my cosmetics…the Guerlain Rouge Automatique formula is indeed scented, but I find that the scent dissipates after a few minutes of wear and my very sensitive skin hasn't had any adverse reactions, thankfully! It is a lovely and unique shade…if you can get it, I highly recommend trying it.


      –The Beauty Professor

      December 31, 2012 at 5:47 am
  • Naomi Reply

    This lip color looks beautiful on you! I've never tried any Guerlain products, but now you got me wanting to check this brand out.
    Best wishes for a Happy New Year!!!
    xo Naomi

    December 31, 2012 at 8:51 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thank you so much, Naomi! You must take a peek at Guerlain…they have such a rich history of making amazing products. You cannot go wrong starting with a lipstick or some mascara (their newest, MaxiLash, is brilliant) ; )

      xoxo and blessings in the New Year…take care and talk soon,

      –The Beauty Professor

      December 31, 2012 at 5:29 pm

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