Guerlain Rouge Automatique Shine #760 Lou-Ling
Guerlain’s fall collections, one of my favourites, never (almost never) disappoint me. Since I am a huge fan of their Rouge Automatique lippies and I love red, berry, vampy … you get the idea, I knew I would fall in love with this shade as well.
Lou-Ling is a deep plummy ruby-red in the bullet but once applied it is a raspberry red with a hint of plum on me (it has red and golden sparkles, very sparse silver shimmer). I used three layers for my swatch (applied with lipbrush). The staying power is (like with all my other Rouge Automatique Shines) about two hours (depends on what you eat, drink, etc., of course). It leaves a soft red stain and the shimmer will still be visible (won’t move though, stays put where you apply it) and also fades evenly. Due to the shimmer (it is more shimmery than lets say Guerlain Extrait de Rose for instance), it is also a wee bit drying. The texture is smooth and not slippery. It has the signature Guerlain violet scent.
Both are very heavy swatches, if you sheer it out the colour becomes lighter as well. What an amazing colour! What I like the most, is how reflective those tiny sparkles are, they give a quite nice dimension to your lips. If you mind shimmer in general, this shade is not for you though.