Guerlain Bloom of Rose (162) Rouge Automatique Lipstick
Where to Buy: Nordstrom, $35
Guerlain Bloom of Rose (162) Rouge Automatique Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a frosted medium-dark pink-plum. Chanel Paradis is a lighter, sheerer version. MAC Troublemaker has a similar color but different finish and is sheer. Chanel Legende is redder. MAC Craving is similar but darker, creamier. Bobbi Brown Plum Rose is darker. Maybelline Bit of Berry is darker and has a creamy finish.
What makes Bloom of Rose special is actually how much more complex it is than it appears to be. At first glance, it’s just another pink, but then when you go to describe it Coach Factory Outlet Online, you think of roses, plums, pinks, and they all play together here. The lighter pink shimmer gives it a frosted finish but also serves to lighten the backdrop of pink-plum it sits on. The color coverage is mostly opaque, and while it still has a subtle sheen common to the formula, it’s not as glossy or as creamy as the majority of the Rouge Automatique range. I imagine that the frost content gives it that slightly drier consistency. I wouldn’t describe it as dry, just drier than other Rouge Automatiques. It still feels lightweight and comfortable to wear, just everything is to a slightly lesser degree. It wears five and a half hours on me, though, which is longer than anticipated for a shade of this hue.