Not long after I read Guerlain would be releasing matte liquid lipsticks (finally), it was already available in Rustan’s. I saw the complete range last August during the Rustan’s Beauty Addict event.
The Guerlain Intense Liquid Matte as described in the official website:
Guerlain invents intense liquid matte: a smoothing matte liquid lipstick that’s easy to apply; creamy like a gloss and pigmented like a lipstick, with a stunning matte finish. A smoothing texture, which gives to the lips a highly pigmented and long-lasting plumping look. The formula based on hyaluronic acid and tiger grass ensures a soft and enjoyable sensation. Seven captivating shades have been created for every mood.
Out of the seven shades, there are two that I fell in love with the moment I swatched them. But I decided to get one first because I’m being wise with makeup purchases. For now. 😆
The Guerlain Intense Liquid Mattes come in a plastic tube with a black and shade color gradient. I’m slightly disappointed with the plastic tube although it _looks_ expensive (Cle de Peau has similar packaging). It doesn’t feel cheap, however, I expect more with the price tag. I mean, compared with Rouge G, it’s obvious what you pay for. Then again, the plastic case means I have less to worry about it getting battered in my makeup kit.
The applicator is a slightly flexible, short wand. I thought it was wide for my thin lips, but it was easy to apply with, to my surprise.
M06 Charming Beige
M06 Charming Beige is a nude brown-pink liquid lipstick with a semi-matte, velvety finish. It has a subtle floral scent that fades away after a minute or two. As Guerlain claims, it is indeed creamy and smoothens the lips. Even when the lipstick has rubbed off, my lips still feel smooth and moisturized even.
Reapplication can sometimes be an issue with matte liquid lipsticks. They would crumble or look flaky, but I don’t have such problems with this. I could layer and layer, and it would still look pretty. ♥
I have no preference when it comes to transfer just as long as it doesn’t entirely come off from a single sip of a drink. That’s gonna be disappointing! The Guerlain Intense Liquid Matte isn’t transfer-proof, but it can stay on for hours even after cups of coffee or after a meal. I’ve eaten oily food a few times with the lipstick on. It stayed nearly intact on my upper lip, but needed minimal retouch on the lower lip.
Lip swatch soon. :3
Recommend or pass?
I’m surely recommending the Guerlain Intense Liquid Matte! 😀 It’s creamy, velvety, and doesn’t suck out the moisture of my lips. Longevity is good, while also leaving a stain. I wouldn’t have found out this stains if I hadn’t tried to remove it (before I applied a different lipstick) being this is an MLBB shade.
Guerlain Intense Liquid Matte in M06 Charming Beige is currently my most favorite among my nude and MLBB lipsticks because of the flattering shade and makes my lips look full.
Price and Availability
Guerlain is available at Rustan’s, Greenbelt 5, and SM Makati. Each Guerlain Intense Liquid Matte is at Php 1800.