Guerlain’s Rouge Automatique are a &%*^£ to open. I can’t remember the last time I actually physically fought with a lipstick to open – though I did come close with the Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie range – I have horrible hand-eye coordination so I personally found the whole “push down the Guerlain square logo, then pull it and then push out the lipstick” sequence very daunting but after a lot practice and almost destroying the lipstick mechanism (and lipstick) in the process, I finally got the hang of it

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Bought at the epicness that is Cosmetic Candy’s annual blogsale, Guerlain Rouge Automatique in Flirt D’un Jour was part of the Guerlain 2011 “Belle de Nuit” Christmas Collection and is a “soft, luminous pink” which applies with a very sheer, glossy finish. As it is not the most pigmented shade to ever have graced my lips  – nudes never really are – I’m going to try and focus more on it’s texture. Rouge Automatique 169 feels more like a lip balm when first applied as it’s light, moisturizing and hydrating and you don’t experience any drying and settling into lip cracks effects – which I loathe!!!!

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I’m thinking of grabbing a few more shades of the Guerlain Rouge Automatique in deeper shades so I can REALLY tell how this lipstick behaves.