My Affair with Gigolo, Pimp Guerlain
This is a public confession. As you know, I am a married woman and a mother. Life can get pretty mundane. I go to work, I come home, I babysit, I do motherly things, I blog, that’s it. That’s my boring life. There isn’t any spice anymore. No excitement. So, I decided to get myself a Gigolo. I mean, a woman has to try it once in her life. What is it like to have an affair with Gigolo?
I tell you, it is sexy but in a darker kind of way. The Guerlain way Sometimes I wonder what the brand is thinking, giving its lipstick such a naughty name. You can’t imagine what dirty things are going through my mind right now. Too bad there might be under-aged readers here. Otherwise… it’s gonna be saucy!
For those of you who are uninitiated, Guerlain Rouge G is a range of lipsticks with extravagant packaging and just as luxurious texture. Housed in a heavy metal case, the lipstick called Gigolo is a dark berry shade. It is not so dark that it is vampy, but it’s dark enough to look sultry and maybe a little bloody On my lips, it can look like a dark red, but when blotted out, the berry hue shows up more. Here is what it looks like on my arm.
Gigolo is very pigmented and the texture of the lipstick is amazingly moisturizing but lasting. I can wear this shade for 5 hours and then some, no feathering, no flaking. After a meal and even after wiping my mouth with tissue, I am STILL left with a berry stain. I can just apply lip balm on top of the remaining stain and it’s a completely different look. The staining also suggests proper removal using a lip makeup remover. Below is a photo of Gigolo in full swing on my lips (pun not intended, but now that I think about it, I’ll just leave it be). It looks more red here but in real life, it is a shade darker.
I never knew I could wear a shade this bold with confidence. I think blogging has somehow paid off. I used to steer clear of all strong colours. Now I actually have confidence in pulling off a colour like this. It can be quite strong to wear this to work. It is a statement lip for sure. So, I like to blot it out, and wear it sheerer. However, no matter how much you blot, the word sheer just doesn’t sit right. I’ll show you why.
This is blotted to the max, with just a stain left, but it is a dark berry stain. I still wore it to work, and it added life to my pale yellow skin. On another note, blush has to be worn heavier so that I won’t look like a vampire who just had her meal. The trick to wear bold lips = wear it with attitude. I purchased the Guerlain Rouge G Gigolo through strawberryNet (you can click on the banner at the side bar to take you there. Disclosure: I am an affiliate and if you purchase something, I will get some commission which helps support the site) when it was on special purchase. I paid about RM100, which is a deal.
Have you tried this? What do you think of this shade? Would you wear Gigolo in all its glory on your lips, or would you blot away some of the drama to wear it like a stain?