Guerlain Rouge Automatique 602 Tonka Imperiale: Review, Photos, Swatch Comparison

Guerlain Rouge Automatique Hydrating Long-Lasting Lip Color 602 Tonka Imperiale, Review, Swatch, Guerlain Sun Celebration Summer 2014

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July is my birthday month so I have this silly excuse to engage in a lippy haulage. With that said, I hope you don’t mind me bombarding you with lipstick postings here and there. After all, my obsession with the little bullet is nothing hush-hush to most of you. 

Guerlain Rouge Automatique Hydrating Long-Lasting Lip Color 602 Tonka Imperiale, Review, Swatch, Guerlain Sun Celebration Summer 2014

So let’s start the guilt-free spree with Guerlain Rouge Hydrating Long-Lasting Lip Color in 602 Tonka Imperiale ($36, 3.5g /.12 oz). This particular shade is part of Guerlain’s Summer 2014 collection (I have reviewed Terracota Sun Celebration Bronzing Powder and Blush here and Terracota Joli Teint here).

Guerlain Rouge Automatique Hydrating Long-Lasting Lip Color 602 Tonka Imperiale, Review, Swatch, Guerlain Sun Celebration Summer 2014

Guerlain Rouge Automatique Hydrating Long-Lasting Lip Color 602 Tonka Imperiale, Review, Swatch, Guerlain Sun Celebration Summer 2014

Tonka Imperiale is bronzy nude, a great shade for the summer against bronzed skin and/or smokey eyes. Knowing my penchant for bright lippies, I do switch it up to neutrals from time to time to break the monotony. Tonka Imperiale is moderately pigmented with a slight sheen to it. It feels hydrating and soft on the lips without ickiness. Elegantly housed in a gold case, you have to push the embossed slider down to unravel the allure of this mini-luxury. Longevity is about three hours; it doesn’t stain lips hence a quick touch-up is necessary.

Guerlain Rouge Automatique Hydrating Long-Lasting Lip Color 602 Tonka Imperiale, Review, Swatch, Guerlain Sun Celebration Summer 2014

Guerlain Rouge Automatique Hydrating Long-Lasting Lip Color 602 Tonka Imperiale, Review, Swatch, Guerlain Sun Celebration Summer 2014

For comparison, here are side-by-side swatches of Guerlain Tonka Imperial together with some of the neutral lipsticks I have reviewed in the past. The balm-like consistency is similar to Tory Burch Pas Du Tout  but it’s sheerer than Hourglass Femme Rouge Vintage and lighter than Givenchy Rose D’ Exception.

Guerlain Rouge Automatique Hydrating Long-Lasting Lip Color 602 Tonka Imperiale, Review, Swatch, Guerlain Sun Celebration Summer 2014

Do you plan out your birthday look? my lipsticks are probably nervous right now as they vie for The Chosen One title for my big day. Eccentric I know, haha! In the meantime, here’s moi parading the nudeness of Guerlain Tonka Imperiale.

Guerlain Rouge Automatique Hydrating Long-Lasting Lip Color 602 Tonka Imperiale, Review, Swatch, Guerlain Sun Celebration Summer 2014

Guerlain Rouge Automatique Hydrating Long-Lasting Lip Color 602 Tonka Imperiale, Review, Swatch, Guerlain Sun Celebration Summer 2014

Hover on the image below to see the other products I used for today’s #FOTD (reviews are linked).


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62 Comments

  1. June 30, 2014 / 7:59 am

    It looks great on you! I love the color as it's quite light. Perfect for a neutral look!

  2. June 30, 2014 / 10:43 am

    That's such a pretty shade! Guerlain has exquisite packaging!

  3. June 30, 2014 / 3:13 pm

    I love the packaging! Such a light color, looks like a gloss.

  4. June 30, 2014 / 3:36 pm

    That looks so fantastic on you! I was oddly drawn to this shade (it's not a typical "me" colour) but haven't purchased it yet.

    • July 1, 2014 / 7:54 am

      Same here Rach, I'm more into brights but sometimes nude is just as pretty!

  5. June 30, 2014 / 4:16 pm

    I love that color on you! I swear, you are wearing me down on Guerlain products with your reviews and swatches!

  6. June 30, 2014 / 4:56 pm

    So we won't talk about how I have yet to try anything from Guerlain. I suck but you are totally rockin' those nudes, mama.

  7. June 30, 2014 / 5:53 pm

    That is absolutely stunning on you! <3 Happy Birthday Month! <3

  8. June 30, 2014 / 9:03 pm

    I usually don't like shimmery shades, but this one looks great on you! I might have to try it!

    xo Marina
    Earth to Marina

  9. June 30, 2014 / 10:29 pm

    Wow forget the lipstick, that packaging alone is to die for. Love.

  10. June 30, 2014 / 11:33 pm

    I'm not a nudey-lip color girl, but dang, woman! You work it to the max!!!

    • July 3, 2014 / 5:26 am

      I'm not nudey too but it's ok to change once in a while. Thanks Kimberly

  11. July 1, 2014 / 12:05 am

    I love anything Guerlain and that lip shade is gorgeous!

  12. July 1, 2014 / 12:57 am

    This color is seriously GORGEOUS. OMG I need this ASAP. Simply gorgeous!!!

  13. July 1, 2014 / 2:41 am

    I love the color!

  14. July 1, 2014 / 2:50 am

    Wow that's a great subtle color on you

  15. July 1, 2014 / 3:17 am

    Living for these nude colors!

  16. July 1, 2014 / 3:18 am

    LOVE these colors!

  17. July 1, 2014 / 7:52 am

    The packaging of these look so pretty! Too bad those products are at the moment just way out of my price range!

  18. July 1, 2014 / 10:05 am

    That color looks so cute on you. I need to find this brand.

  19. July 1, 2014 / 12:49 pm

    LOVE this look and want that lipstick!

  20. July 1, 2014 / 4:53 pm

    I really like the design of the lipstick tube. The colors are great too.

  21. July 1, 2014 / 5:34 pm

    I'm a sucker for packaging and that lipstick tube is gorgeous. I'm also loving all the shades.

  22. July 2, 2014 / 12:34 am

    OMG! That lipstick looks AMAZING on you! Seriously. It's stunning. I love Guerlain packaging. It's so much fun!

  23. July 3, 2014 / 5:06 am

    I love lipstick so post away!! Love this one on you!

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