The Guerlain Rouge G lipsticks are some of my favorites in terms of formula and color, and way back when they were first introduced, Guerlain said that these will be refillable. Fast forward 5 years later (at least!), Guerlain make good on their word and introduced the Rouge G de Guerlain lipstick refill and, even better, Rouge G de Guerlain cases! So now you can buy the lipstick and case separately. It’s not a novel concept (Japanese brands often sell the product and case separately), but somehow since it’s Guerlain, very exciting!
The cases have been flying off the shelves, but I wanted to check them out in person before buying, to see if the old lipsticks can fit in the new case. And voila, yes they do!! I’ve read some blogs mentioning that the fit is not as tight/secure as can be, but mine is absolutely tight and secure. I chose the hot pink case (Neon-ista), and my old tube of Rouge G lipstick (in Bee) fit right in there, secure and tight. I’ve tried holding the tube by either end, and it doesn’t budge. All good!
When someone mentions a must-do about beauty and skincare, I immediately roll my eyes. Yes, it’s a wonder these eyes haven’t popped out due to so much eye-rolling. But Renees’s list of 5 Skin Care Mistakes Almost Everyone Makes* did not result in such eye movements. I’ve been reading Renee’s tips for many years now. She’s an esthetician to the stars (well, I only mention it because performing artists need to look their best at all times), with non-nonsense and rational approach to skin care and to basic biology, and this list is a classic Renee.
You can read the list of 5 mistakes you probably make (none of which I make, ha!) but want to draw on the most interesting point she makes, and that is makeup as skin care. This is somewhat my approach to makeup to0, nowadays, especially as technology evolved and enabled active ingredients to stay stable. In the article, Renee mentions foundation as skincare, and I find that is true, especially with the higher-end makeup line. Another are lip products, touting hydration, sunscreen and even wrinkle-fighting.
Ironically, people are now flocking to ‘natural’ products, and they’re missing out on these technological advances in makeup (and skincare) products. Not to mention that most people think ‘natural’ is non-chemical (honey, they’re ALL chemicals; it’s a matter of being organic or synthetic, and further mistake is in thinking that organic is safer – well, not if you ask these regulators). Of course, knowing which is which, and what ingredients benefit you according to your needs, will need you to know about … ingredients! No surprises there.
*Information courtesy of www.ReneeRouleau.com, a website with skin care tips, products based on nine skin types and advice from skin care expert and celebrity esthetician, Renée Rouleau.”
I have four of these exorbitantly expensive Guerlain Rouge G lipsticks. [Don’t judge! They were bought on sale, mkay?]. I’ll do a separate blog post on them eventually, but this article is on the possibility of refilling them.
There have been rumors for many years that Guerlain will be making refills for these Rouge G lipsticks, which they should since the case is too luxe to not be re-used. So I thought to myself that by design, these lipsticks should be easy to replace. I fiddled a little on one, and off came a tube. It is then easily inserted back in. I tried swapping the tubes amongst my Rouge Gs and they are interchangeable. As always, click on the pictures to enlarge.
So bottom line, technically you can replace them, though I haven’t tried it yet with the Guerlain Rouge G refills and testers being sold on Ebay and elsewhere. If you’ve tried it, let me know how that worked for you.