At the time of the release of the Rouge Automatique lipsticks, Guerlain also brought out their newly reformulated lipliners. The lipliners are meant to provide rich colour, precise application, and a smooth finish. The formula is also meant to help soften and smooth the lips.
Bois De Santal #44 (£18) is a true rose with no shimmer. The pigmentation is rich and vibrant (as were the other shades I swatched). Its a very long lasting formula and the inclusion of an inbuilt sharpener at the end of the pencil is something I really appreciate.
I've had this for a while as I was trying to see if I could make this work but its not happening.
Immediately on application I noticed the dryness, it does not feel comfortable. I do not get a smooth looking colour, it seems to suck up any moisture and creates endless little lines on my lips which I find ageing.
If I apply a heavy layer of balm then this is wearable, however with the inclusion of the balm the rich colour is quietened, which given as the colour/pigment was the main attribute of this product its not the desired result.
I have seen a lot of great reviews for these lip liners so am surprised I didn't get on with it, especially as I don't have particularly dry lips.
If I was shopping with you I'd be moving you swiftly away from the lip liner display.
I bought this from Debenhams