Then I read that the Série Noire formula is a light and creamy version of the original Rouge G lipstick. Hooked! I love light and creamy, and the color descriptions all said "sheer." With four shades available, I rolled the dice and selected the lightest and the darkest pink/rose tones: Rose Désir and Rouge Sensuel.
Here are the four shades, with their descriptions.
- Rouge Sensuel (24), sheer berry red
- Orange Euphorique (45), a sheer, apricot orange shade that's shown as new
- Fuchsia Delice (70), sheer hot pink
- Rose Désir (71), sheer light pink.
Here are some swatch photos of my two shades, taken in full sun. Some of the sparkle you see is pure sunlight. Rose Désir is shown at the top above right, and Rouge Sensuel below. I would like Rouge Sensuel more if it were as sheer as Rose Désir. I'll have to get brave to wear it.
These lipsticks are pleasantly hydrating. Given their weight, though, they will have to stay at my house. I don't want the extra weight in my handbag, which defeats the purpose of the gorgeous, sleek black compact. At least I satisfied my curiosity and perhaps yours too if you were thinking about ordering one of these.
They are available at Sephora. I have never seen them in a department store, but that doesn't mean they aren't there.
Photo at top courtesy of Sephora