The packaging is a ridiculously sexy gadget. Like something from a James bond movie. It's made of heavy metal and opens in a clickety swivelling way. I may or may not have had hours of fun opening and closing it. Surprisingly, it's not style over substance. There's real practicality in the design, with a mirror flicking open when you twist the cap. Unlike a lot of lipsticks mirrors, which are either tiny or on the outer packaging and thus soon scratched up, this one is well protected and of a size that makes it actually functional for checking yourself out during application.
|Guerlain rouge g l'extrait - Orgueil|
I own the shade Orgueil, which means 'pride'. It's a truly stunning, deep berry shade which is richly pigmented and satiny. Well, not exactly satiny. It's a hard formula to describe because it's truly unique.
It goes on as a moussey satin cream (think colourpop ultra satin lips), though it mattifies somewhat the longer it's on. But it's a lightweight, moist matte that never ever feels dry. And it lasts and lasts for hours and hours, though it isn't transfer proof. Do you see what I mean? It combines all the best things of all the lipstick formulae. It doesn't even bleed. Guerlain, is this witchcraft?
There can be no other explanation.