|Guerlain Rouge Automatique in Fleur de Feu|
First things first, though...I am not a fan of the packaging. As you can see in the picture above, the lipstick bullet pops up from the canister with the help of a sliding mechanism (when the lipstick is down, there is a lid that covers it which then slides away when you use the product). Something about the square shape of the container makes it feel a bit cumbersome and bulky when actually applying the lipstick. But if you can get around that, the gold packaging and engraved 'G' looks luxe.
|Guerlain Fleur de Feu|
|Fleur de Feu swatched heavily (on left) and lightly (on right)|
If you are looking to add to your lipstick collection, particularly if this is your first foray into higher-end lipsticks, Guerlain Rouge Automatiques would make a lovely introduction. While this is my first (and as of now, only) shade, Guerlain RAs, as they are known, are reputed to be some of the best in the business. They cost USD $35 and can be purchased at a wide range of retailers, including Sephora and Nordstrom.