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Kiss kiss baby
I've been working my way through a box of unopened or barely used cosmetics and perfumes that my cousin passed on to me after one of my favourite aunties passed away. My aunt and I were closer in colouring than my cousin was to her, so Mel was kind enough to give me items that she thought I would like. As mentioned in previous reviews we don't waste anything in our family and often swap and share cosmetic and skin care items between various female relatives, recycling in this way has always been a way of life. I've been lucky enough to have two Guerlain lipsticks come in to my possession lately one from this box of delights, and the other from my cousin herself (which isn't on the Dooyoo catalogue yet. . . the lipstick not my cousin). This Kiss Kiss baby one from my auntie is in the colour 'Rosy nude'. If I was choosing the colour myself I would probably have gone for a different shade but I was surprised at how flattering this is on my skin tone giving a truly rose petal subtle soft pink sheen.
I must admit that the thing I love most about brand name 'high end' cosmetics is mainly the packaging and this one is no exception. This has a nice weight to it and looks almost quilted, the casing is a silver colour and forms 3 'blocks' the third of which is base as you can see from the Dooyoo picture.
At first I thought this was a moisturising lipstick, but I now believe it's a moisturising pigmented lip balm. This product also has a SPF of 10 which although is not the highest is much better than nothing. I do find this beautifully moisturising, but must admit not as much as some plain old fashioned lip balms such as Blistex. Though the colour pay off is less than a lipstick it is still noticeable and it is beautiful. It is nice to both a pretty choice of colours and such a moisturising formulation and range gives a far greater choice colour wise than most balms ranges would. There are 6 base colours and Guerlain sometimes release limited edition colours too. Kiss Kiss contains a range of lip products not just the 'baby' lip balm, including glosses, lipsticks and lip primer. On a visit to the Guerlain website I notice that KissKiss Baby is not showing as one of the products in the range so I hope I am not writing a review on a discontinued product! However if I am I know that you can still purchase these online for around the £19-£20 mark (and even less in some places) should you wish.
The formula contains Mango butter and Luffa oil which is something I'd never heard of before, but is contained in some of Decleor's anti ageing products (a brand which I trust and is know for its natural approach to skin care) and you can feel slick moisturising quality of this product straight away. In fact I feel a slight tingle almost as if the moisture is puffing my lips up a little as it sets to work. I have to admit that this is better than other tinted lip balms I have tried, even more so than my favourite Gale Hayman.
The bullet has a shallow slant to it, and it not tapered on the leading edge so is not quite as precise as a lipstick to apply, and because there is a reasonable level of pigment if you overstep the boundary of your lips it will be visible.
Even though the colour is quite subtle on first application it is buildable and if you add a few layers you will get more of a coloured gloss look than sheer lip balm. This colour has a lovely micro shimmer which shows as more of a sheen on the lips, and doesn't appear to be achieved by reflective particles, though it probably is but they must be extremely finely milled if so. If you have lines around your lips it might be advisable to use a lip liner to prevent any 'travelling'. Touch wood I don't have this problem, but my cousin said that this was an item my aunty repurchased regularly and more recently always used a liner with it for this reason.
Because the bullet melts into the lips fairly quickly, and it is kind of addictive meaning I reapply more often than I would perhaps with a lipstick this won't last me as long as a lip colour, but it's a decent size bullet so I hope to at least get through part of the summer using it.
I thought that I would not get much use out of this item as I like lip balms on bare lips, and find them easy to use with lipsticks if I'm wearing any as they don't alter the colour (as this would if used with another shade). However I've found my self turning to this on a daily basis instead of some of my usual lip colours for a natural comfortable youthful look. However although I've secretly fallen in love with this pongy product.... Oh did I mention it was quite scented, no I didn't.... well it does have a fairly classically Guerlain aroma which is gorgeous but to be honest is a tad overpowering for a lip product. So where was I ... Ah yes although I love this product I would balk at paying the full price for it, it's simply out of my budget range. However if I can get it for under a tenner (which I believe you sometimes can on ebay) I will certainly purchase again as a treat, I won't even be too bothered about which colour as they all seem to be fairly natural, sheer and pretty. I can highly recommend this as a treat for your kissing gear, and one that leaves them baby soft and supple.
I'm an absolute sucker for all lotions, potions, perfumes and make-up, and as such have a absolutely vast amount of all of the above. My husband thinks I'm a bit crazy, but hey he's not a girl!
I've got absolutely loads of lipglosses, lipsticks and lip balms. I'll probably never get around to using all of them, plus I also find that I normally stick to using the same ones most of the time. This is one of the lipsticks that I do use fairly often.
I bought this lipstick after buying and loving the Guerlain KissKiss lipgloss so much. I chose the KissKiss Baby lipstick rather than the normal lipstick as I liked the fact that it was more of a lip balm than a lipstick. Sometimes lipsticks can be be too harsh and drying, and if you have dry or chapped lips they just accentuate that fact.
The KissKiss Baby lipstick comes in a substantial, classy looking stacked square silver tube, with the Guerlain logo engraved on the bottom cube of the lid.
I bought the Rosy nude 261 shade, this is a natural reddish colour. I find that this gives my lips a natural 'just bitten' look. It doesn't give as much colour as a lipstick would, but it does give more colour than a regular lip balm, it is somewhere between the two. This gives enough colour to be noticed, but not too much if you want to team it with heavy smoky eyes. This is a soft, velvety lip balm that feels really soft and moisturising on your lips. I find that if I have slightly chapped lips then this solves that problem in no time, I also find that if I use this all the time then my lips stay wonderfully moisturised. It has an SPF10 to protect your lips in the sun. My only slight gripe with this lip balm is that is does wear off quickly, and needs regularly reapplying, this is certainly not enough to put me off it though.
All in all I found this to be a really good quality lip balm lipstick, it is expensive but it is definately worth the money. I will buy this again.
I have always suffered from dry chapped lips so as a result am always looking for moisturising products for my lips. A friend of mine recently recommended Guerlain KissKiss Baby Lipstick as it is not only a lip stick but also a lip balm.
The packaging is a great looking silver tube that looks like three cubes stuck together it is very expensive and classy looking, as you would expect from any guerlain product.
I find that the guerlain kiss kiss baby lipstick comes in great range of colours, I don't like a very strong colour on my lips and find that even the red shade in this range is quite subtle and almost translucent so a great option for me.
As you would expect with this lip stick also being a lip balm it is very moisturising when applied on my lips but this has the effect of not have very good staying power and as a result you have to re-apply frequently (I combat this by also using a lip primer).
The lip stick boasts having an SPF factor of 10 which is a brilliant feature especially for protecting the delicate skin on your lips in the summer months or whilst on holiday.
The only negative about this product is the price at £24 it's not cheap
I treated myself to Guerlain Kisskiss Baby Lipstick with one of my Amazon vouchers that I received for the reviews I write here - and so it seemed only right that I now write a review on that! I am a bit of a make-up addict and I have far more make-up than I could ever use in three lifetimes, let alone one! Guerlain is a brand that I have bought on a number of occasions and I have only rarely been let down by the quality and usability of the product I've purchased. I am a believer that with make-up, you do generally get what you pay for.
The Guelain Kisskiss Baby Lipstick does look very stylish in appearance. I have heard some people say that the holder of the make-up isn't really important and it's only the cosmetic itself which is relevant, but with make-up I actually disagree because I think, for most of us, lipstick is an accessory that we take out with us to reapply and so we want something that looks stylish and chic and doesn't look like something we picked up from the bargain basement. However, rest assured, this lipstick does look stylish. It's in a silver metal holder which has a rippled metal effect and then is banded into squares that are about the size of an average dice. The part that the lipstick is in is the usual twirly design where you have to twist it to push the lipstick up - and then twist the other way to return it into the holder. It feels heavy and well made - and I just think it looks really nice and expensive. The Guerlain name is subtly etched onto the side.
The lipstick itself is also beautiful - both in the way it looks and how it feels. The colours are not overpowering and when you apply them it actually seems to add a tint and a sheen to your lips instead of a harsh contrasting line. It's almost like the lipstick is somewhat translucent and therefore will add a tint but also allow the naturalness to shine through. When it's applied it feels rich and luxurious and has a similar feel to when you apply Vaseline to your lips.....that mixture of hydration and matt sheen that looks natural and subtle. I currently only have the Red Nude colour, but I am thinking of adding more shades to my collection because it really is just gorgeous.
When I've applied it, I would estimate that the moistursing effect and the colour lasts for about 3 hours and then I reapply. It also contains SPF 10 and mango oil which helps keep your lips in general good kissable health.
It's fairly expensive to buy, but equally it is not the most expensive lipstick on the market either. I bought my recent purchase from Amazon for £17.50 - which included postage and packaging.
Overall, I would absolutely recommend this lipstick - and I can't think of anything wrong with it. It's just a delight to apply and wear.
WHAT IS IT?
A coloured lip balm from Guerlain, available in a wide range of colours and promising to smooth and moisturise the skin of my lips.
IS IT ANY GOOD?
I love lipstick and can say this is one of the best in my collection at the moment. I have four different shades and they are all excellent. The tube is gorgeous and is always commented on whenever someone sees me applying the balm, I always call it a lipstick not a balm as the colour is more intense than any other tinted balm I've used in the past.
It is best applied directly from the tube and feels silky smooth once it starts going onto your lips. It has a creamy texture and a slanted finish to allow for easy and precise application. The colour you end up with on your lips depends on how thickly you apply the balm, I like to have a deep lip colour so apply and blot three or four times to build up shade intensity.
The balm is very moisturising, it contains mango oil and although it's not greasy the balm has a slightly oily feeling on application. This feeling wears off quickly though and after a couple of minutes it'll just feel like you're wearing a standard lipstick. The colour lasts well and is still very visible on my lips hours after I first apply it, it's not as long lasting as other lipsticks but you have to remind yourself that this is primarily a lip balm and the colour is an added advantage.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
I have to admit I don't really like lipstick. I usually prefer quite a natural look and often find really pigmented matte lipsticks a little too bold, even the more neutral colours. I also suffer from dry lips, particularly in the winter so if I do buy a lipstick I prefer the glossy, moisturising ones that make my lips look a bit more presentable.
If I'm being honest, I wouldn't really call this item a lipstick. It's more of a tinted lipbalm or lipgloss in a lipstick form, albeit more pigmented than your average lip moisturiser.
i bought this item from Debenhams but you can buy it from most department stores - I just prefer to rack up points on my beauty card at Debenhams! If you have a beauty card you can buy this online at Debenhams.com and get free delivery as well as points on your card.
The packaging of the lipstick is more eye-catching than your standard black casing. It's silver with a strip of bling around the cap. It could be argued that it's verging on tacky, but personally I love a bit of bling and think it looks lovely in my makeup bag!
The lipstick claims to be uber moisturising and protecting, and actually contains SPF10 to protect against the sun which is a little added bonus.
So what's it like? Well it applies really well, it has a lovely creamy texture which glides onto the lips really well. It's much more pigmented than other moisturising lipsticks that I've used so it's not one of those that you can slap on without using a mirror - unless your digging the clown look! The shade I bought was Rosy Nude which was the perfect colour for me. I am very fair skinned and anything overly dark looks ridiculous but this was a lovely natural pink that just enhanced the natural pink of my lips. I often find that pinks are either too pale, which make me look like a corpse, or a brighter more shocking pink - which make me look like an idiot. And I think you'll agree that neither the corpse nor idiot look are particularly what your after. I find this shade perfect though, and it's great for the natural look, or for teaming with smokey eyes to avoid looking overdone. The effect of this lipstick was a lovely colour with a nice glossy finish that wasn't too OTT or sticky - a problem I often find with your average tinted lipgloss.
After I have applied the lipstick/balm I can honestly feel the difference in the softness of my lips. It contains mango oil and luffa oil which Guerlain claim help to make your lips super soft and supple...and I have to agree. My lips feel less dry, more moisturised and have lost that horrible cracked appearance.
It's not the cheapest lippy in the world, retailing for around £21. Having said that it does last a long time. I find I only need to apply it once and it actually stays on. My usual disappointment in moisturising lipsticks or lipglosses is the need to constantly reapply, meaning I go through them at a ridiculous rate due to them smudging and just wearing away. This isn't the case with this lipstick.
lThe one negative I will give, other than being pricey, is the scent. I own a few Guerlain products and they are all quite heavily scented, which has put me off buying any of their eye products. I find Bourjois makeup too heavily scented as well, and in the past their eye makeup has irritated my sensitive eyes. The lipstick has quite a strong floral scent which is a little bit sickly considering you're slapping it on your lips. Having said that, it's not enough of an issue to put my off this lipstick.
Guerlain KissKiss Baby Lipstick
Last December me and my husband we in the metro centre doing the christmas shopping when i was stopped in my tacks and asked if i would like a ten minute make over. I felt pressured into doing it and couldn't get away so i sat whilst the pretty girl done my face up. Before that day i had never heard of Guerlain but loved the results i felt like a super model with a flawless face however after a quick read of the pricelist we made a quick escape.
Christmas day 2010 my partner gave me a beautiful drawstring gift bag with the name Guerlain on it and inside were a few bits and piece of the make up that girl had used on me. Little moments and surprises make me love my husband even more because i particularly remember how uninterested he was as the girl had done the run through of the make up she had used.
Guerlain kisskiss baby lipstick was one of the items inside the bag. I received the colour honey nude. These lipsticks cost around £20 each and come in a range of colours like rosy nude, red nude and romantic nude possibly other colours but these are the only ones i can think of.
I love the way this lipstick packaging looks. It is shiny silver almost like little mirrored cubes stacked up and has the Guerlain name looking almost engraved onto the bottom of the cute, it looks so expensive , posh even. The lid is also the same cube effect and clicks on and of the top of the lip stick but its very secure and wont come off inside handbags, make up bags etc.
This lipstick to me is more like a stick of tinted lip balm. It does have lip balm in it but the colour is nice and subtle. As i said i have the honey nude colour this is like a natural colour of pinky brown and just changes the colour of my lip and no more, this suites me because i am not a fan of bright lipsticks. The lipstick contains mango butter and that's a main ingredients to most lip balms because it has moisturising abilities.
When applying this lipstick its just the same as you would with any other but the way it feels when applying is slightly different, it doesn't feel thick and pasty more soft and creamy lip applying some vaseline or something it glides on nice and softly. There is a slight sweet smell of the lipstick but its very slight and have to sniff hard.
I have been using this beautiful lipstick on a daily basis since christmas and i'm nearly at the end of the stick, not bad for eight months of use. The colour blends in with my daily make up and i feel more confident in my looks lipsticks has always been my stumbling block and i don't like glosses. The main advantage of using this lipstick everyday has been the over all change in the condition of my lips. I have always suffered dry cracked lips since i was a teenager and this has never totally went away no matter what i tired however my lips over the last eight months feel so soft, moisturise and even hydrated. I have never had cracked dry lips this year. I fully intend to be buying another Guerlain kisskiss baby lipstick.
I bought this lipstick years ago when i was first getting into make up properly. I decided to go to a Guerlain counter in House of Frazer because i hadn't really heard of that brand except knowing that it was very high end brand.
This caught my eye first of all because of the packaging; it looks so classy and elegant. It comes in a silver case which as you can see from the picture looks very fancy. It is very detailed and intricate and the rectangular case is not just your typical cylinder tube. Guerlain is written at the bottom in silver and i think it looks beautiful and really expensive.
I bought the shade honey nude as i wanted a natural colour that i could wear in the day.
What i like so much about this lipstick is how moisturising it is to your lips.
It feels so soft and silky to apply and unlike a lot of lipsticks i have worn it does not dry out my lips or accentuate the flaky skin because i am prone to getting really dry flaky lips. This lipstick just glides on and it is so creamy. It seems to moisturise my lips and improve the condition.
The colour 'honey nude' looks like my natural lip colour but a bit darker so it gives a really natural effect. It doesn't really look like im wearing lipstick it just looks like my lips but a million times better if that makes sense.
Because it is so creamy it isn't matte so it does have a tendency not to last that long and i have to keep reapplying but i have found the same issue with all lipsticks i have used.
This lipstick costs £21 which is very expensive but because it looks so pretty, i think it would be lovely to receive as a birthday or Christmas present or if you fancy treating yourself.
Ever since I started wearing make-up on a regular basis I've always made the most effort with my lips. I own dozens of lipsticks, from cheap and cheerful Collection 2000 to Dior and other top brands. This Kiss Kiss Baby lipstick from Guerlain is what I'd class as a premium brand, I bought it on eBay after having some Paypal money burning a hole in my virtual pocket.
I have the Rosewood Nude shade, which is part of the Delicate Nudes range. Kiss Kiss Baby is not actually a lipstick, strictly speaking it's a coloured lip balm which is advertised as being intensely moisturising to keep you lips in kissable condition. Rosewood Nude is what would be a deep dusky red tone if this were an actual lipstick, but as the balm aspect is the most important thing about this product it actually has a more sheer finish than you'd think looking at the colour before application.
As the balm does have a decent level of pigmentation you need to be as careful applying it as any other lipstick. In fact I still use a lipliner with this product, a nude or pale pink works best for an understated look but for a more drastic appearance I sometimes outline my lips with a darker shade to really emphasise the shape of my mouth. Without a liner you may well find that Kiss Kiss bleeds over the course of the day, which is not only ageing but also makes you look like a twelve year old experimenting with her mum's make-up!
As soon as I apply Kiss Kiss Baby I can feel it starting to moisturise my lips, the Wild Mango Butter that this balm is infused with gives it a creamy and smooth texture and works to make the skin of my lips beautifully soft and supple. I can literally feel this happening within seconds and I can honestly say there is an immediate improvement in the condition and appearance of my lips. Luffa Oil (nope, I've never heard of it either) is a magical ingredient which instantly starts to nourish my lips, this helps to sort out any dryness and chapping - very important at this time of year as we make the transition from chilliness to warmth. There are other ingredients (obviously, imagine how a lip balm would work that was purely made from butter and oil?!) but these seem to be the main two which are going to help make your lips beautiful in time for the summer.
And it really does work. Since purchasing Kiss Kiss Baby my lips have honestly never been in such great condition. I used a lip scrub from Lush before first applying this balm to remove any excess dead and/or unhealthy skin, the started using Kiss Kiss on a daily basis. A week later my lips were as soft as my three year olds, no new chapping or loose skin had developed and even the small lines (cracks?) in my lips had been smoothed over almost to invisibility. The fact that it's a reddish colour is slightly annoying at times as if I want to wear a different colour lipstick it means I have to forego the excellent nourishing and moisturising effects of this balm, you can buy Kiss Kiss Baby in a clear (but kinda sparkly) version but it wasn't in stock when I ordered mine - having now successfully used the balm I probably will go back and purchase the clear one (Crystal Nude) as I love the balm side of this lipstick more than the colour.
There are two minor irritations with this lip balm, these are such personal irritations that they may not bother everyone but still worth mentioning I think. The first thing is that when the balm is new the stick has a very pronounced slope, which makes application a bit hit and miss unless you're using a lip brush. The bottom lip isn't a problem but when I come to define the 'bow' shape of my top lip I find the sloped balm has a mind of its own and it can be quite awkward to apply as neatly as I'd like. The softness of the balm itself does mean the stick quickly melts into a more comfortable shape after a very few uses, but you'd think a company like Guerlain could get it right first time rather than supplying a strangely shaped lipstick just to make it look good.
The other thing is the smell. A lot of Guerlain cosmetics have quite a strong floral aroma, which is fine for some items but not for something that is going to be in such close proximity to your mouth. This one smells of roses to me and it is quite a nice smell, but the problem is that sometimes I can actually taste the rose in the balm and that can get a little bit sickly. Why you'd need to add actual perfume to a lipstick I don't know, this is completely unlike the soft and pretty scents you get in scented lip balms and is actually a bit too harsh in my opinion for a product like this.
Kiss Kiss Baby has an SPF of 10, which isn't the highest you're ever likely to encounter but unless you're due to travel to a hot climate for your summer jollies this is all you're going to need here in the UK.
One last thing to mention, the gorgeous packaging. You can see it in the piccie above, but it's still worth telling you just how beautiful it is. The silvered cubes make it look so special when you take it out of your handbag on a night out, you can see instantly that this is absolutely a premium product and no way will anyone ever confuse it with a less expensive lipstick. The top clicks securely back into place so you've no worries about it coming off in your bag - plus the lippy looks absolutely fab nestled on my dressing table near all my perfume bottles! It's not just a lip balm, it's an ornament too!
I paid £15 for this lip balm on Ebay, which in my opinion isn't a particularly excessive price for something that works so well. The way to look at it is even if you buy the cheapest decent lip balm available it's going to cost you a couple of quid, add in £6 - £7 for a sheer effect lippy and you'll soon realise you're not really paying over the odds by purchasing this gorgeous two-in-one from Guerlain.
You expect to pay a lot for Gyerlain products and this lipstick is no different as it will set you back at least £16 which makes it a bit pricey however for me it is worth the extra expense as it is a very good product. Due to the cost I do tend to save it for special occasions and nights out, this does not mean that it is not suitable for daily use it is just that I do not wear a lot of make up in the day and to wear it every day would rack up the cost.
The design of the lipstick is really cool and stylish it has a three block design in a silver reflective colour with the top two blocks forming the lid and the third the base that you grip to apply the lipstick. It is a cool look and also emphasises the qality of the product.
What I like about this lipstick is the fact that is is wonderfully smooth when you apply it and it gives your lips a full and moist look to them, it has luffa oil and mango butter in it which act as moisturising agents to keep your lips soft and supply, it applies evenly to your lips and is not at all heavy so you are hardly aware that you are wearing it however this does not mean that you are not left with a lack of colour on your lips, just the opposite. My personal favourite is the honey nude colour which has a more pinky tone compared to some of the fuller darker reds in the range, it works best with my skin tone however there are half a dozen colours to choose from.
In addition to making you look good the product also claims to have some sun block qualities however this is only to spf10 and personally if in warmer climes I would be using a stronger balm on my lips for protection.
If you are prepared to splash the cash then this is a good lipstick, it lasts well on your lips and looks great, I also find that my lips are lovely and soft when I use this even if before application they were a little dry. Certainly one to look out for especially if you are lucky enough to find it when a retailer has it on sale.
My friend was recently bought a Guerlain KissKiss Baby lipstick by her husband, but she didn't like the colour at all and didn't have the heart to tell him, so she swapped it with me for a normal lipstick I have which was more her style. In return, I got a nice new product from a brand I normally only buy from for special occasions, given they are above my usual price range.
The KissKiss baby lipstick is actually more of a coloured lip balm than an actual lipstick, so be warned if you're looking for a proper lipstick - this isn't one of them, but in my opinion it's better than many. The KissKiss range does contain normal lipsticks though if you're after one by this brand.
The packaging for this baby lipstick is lovely, looking like 3 shiny metallic silver icecubes stacked on top of each other, and I really like the stick's shape. Considering this is a lip balm, which usually come in little pots, Guerlain have gone the whole hog with this packaging, and it's very appealing looking, and looks expensive (well it is expensive I suppose!)
To use, just apply like you would a normal lipstick, and the balm smoothes on really easily. The formula is rich and creamy, but not sticky, and feels like it's really moisturising my lips. The lipbalm contains spf 10, which I suppose is an added bonus and helps people to feel their lips are being a bit more protected from the elements.
The colour (on my particular stick, a warm rosy brown colour) does go onto the lips lighter than it looks when on the stick, which I suppose could be a positive or negative, depending on how accurate you like your colours to be. The colour actually looks nicer being a bit lighter on the lips, so I'm not complaining, and the tint it gives looks great.
The only real negative for this product is the staying power. As with most lipsticks and lip balms, the daily wear and tear of eating, drinking, talking and licking lips takes it's toll, and this KissKiss baby lipstick only lasts me a couple of hours max, and less if I'm doing all of the above at once. Considering that this is £20 for a tube, then that is this product's only real downfall. It's lovely, moisturises wonderfully, comes in a great range of colours, wonderfully packaged and looks great on, BUT it's £20 and my stick is nearly out after well under a month. Compared to a normal lip balm or tin of vaseline, I'm hard pushed to decide whether I'd buy myself a tube of this after my swapped one runs out.
When I went to buy my Terracotta browsing powder the scary make up lady insisted on doing my whole face and then proceeded to make me look fabulous so of course I had to have everything she had used to recreate this fabulous vision that was sitting in front of the mirror in the shop.
One of the things she used on me is something which I never use and that is lipstick. I always think lipstick can be very heavy and ageing and I much prefer using a lip gloss.
When I mentioned this to the scary lady she immediately wiped my lips clean and pulled out what at first I thought was yet another lipstick but she informed me that it was actually a lip balm that contained a colour and would be much more suitable for me for daytime wear than my usual gloss (which is ironic considering she was wearing enough makeup to make Ru Paul look natural and it wasn't even afternoon yet) and somehow and I still don't know how but a lip gloss also ended up in my purchases that day even though I didn't want or ask for it, god she was good!
The kisskiss baby lipstick balm is part of the kisskiss range of lip products from Guerlain which include lipsticks and glosses in many different colours and varieties. Although dooyoo have this listed as a lipstick anyone buying it for that will be disappointed as it only has a tint of colour in it.
The baby nourishing lip balm actually just looks like a normal lipstick when you first look at it and it's not until it's on that the difference is apparent.
It also comes in what looks like a lip stick container all be it a very fancy one. The tube is made of silver metal and instead of being cylindrical it is square in shape and is made up of four block shapes when closed with a silver band breaking them up in the middle. The bottom of it is branded with Guerlain and I feel ever so posh bringing it out in public to use. I know it is only a tube containing a lip balm but it is ever so pretty and definitely the nicest one I have ever seen or used.
When I apply a normal lip balm from a stick like lipsel for example I always have to go over my lips a few times to make sure that they are fully covered and feeling lubricated but I never have that problem with this one as it just glides on.
It is incredibly soothing and rich and it is like covering your lips in butter. If my lips are dry this instantly soothes them and makes them look less chapped and it sort of fills in the cracks from the dryness and as soon as it has been put on my lips instantly look as if they have never seen a day of dryness in their life.
It also contains an spf of 10 which I think is a little bit of a cop out on Guerlains part as it is well below what is recommended to wear so why even bother adding it other than as a marketing ploy.
I just ended up getting the shade that scary lady had applied as I am not good with having to choose things myself so didn't want to get into spending another hour choosing what colour. The colour is honey nude and it looked a lot darker on the stick than what I would normally go for.
When applied to your lips however it changes straight away into a sheer slick of colour that is actually a light pink and really quite natural looking. The colour may be more natural than I thought when on but because it is so moisturising it gives your lips a little glistening and shine which is lovely if you would rather not be wearing proper make-up but still want a little bit of glam. I also feel as though this is plumping my lips somehow when I wear it, I can't really notice anything in the mirror but they definitely feel more luscious than before.
If I had just seen the lip balm sitting in the shop I would have never have tried it as I would have been convinced it was going to be too dark for my lips and would never have believed that it was so sheer and light in colour.
I was told to apply the kiss kiss balm with a brush making sure to add a couple of layers and this way it would last all day. Scary lady lied.
This is where Guerlain has let me down with this lip balm is with its staying power which is quite frankly rubbish. I am lucky if it lasts for an hour at the most before I have to reapply. As it is a balm and not a lip stick I never expected it to last all day but for the price I was hoping it would last longer than it does.
Using the brush never lasted long either as I found it goes on straight from the tube much better and as the colour is so subtle it doesn't matter if you get a little outside the lip line like it would with a lip stick.
Because I am using it so often the tube is running out at a rapid pace and I am in two minds whether or not to purchase another one. One the one hand it is amazing and I absolutely love it but it cost £20 which is ok for a purchase that will last but not all the time and I can buy a lipsel for a couple of pounds that will last longer.
I think that maybe if you had deep pockets and could afford to buy it all the time then this lip balm is definitely for you but if like me you can't justify spending that amount of cash on something that runs out so quickly then maybe not.
Perhaps if you could use it sparingly as a treat then go for it but I'm doubtful you would be able to as it is like crack once you start using this one you won't want to go back to using a normal lip balm ever again.
Guerlain KissKiss Baby Lipstick
Personally, I am a big fan of combination lip glosses and lipsticks with a balm like element. Often during both the summer and winter months my lips get pretty dry and whereas lip glosses can look good they don't often make your lips any better than they found them. Also lipsticks when combined with dry lips can look awful, especially, if they just end up highlighting the fact that your lips are chapped and sore.
I use this lipstick all the time, much more than I have used previously owned lipsticks. I am mostly a lip gloss girl, I always like the idea of lipstick more than I like the actual effect of it on me. I think one of the reasons I like this one so much is its sheer nature. It is suitable to wear during the day and at night time, especially if like me you prefer to wear heavier eye makeup.
When I bought this I was informed that all the lipsticks where enriched with wild mango butter and luffa oil, which is meant to keep your lips moisturised, soft and lovely supple. When you apply this it feels like a lip balm, it feels smooth on your lips and doesn't feel dry or thick like some lipsticks can.
This lipstick also has an SPF 10 which adds that bit of extra protection any time of the year when the sun is out and shining. It is just a little added bonus that makes for a well thought out product, Guerlain have designed this to look good but also to look after your lips in a multitude of ways.
The staying power of this is ok, as with most lip products it depends on what you are doing. I do find that I ahve to re-apply this regularly to have it looking perfect. I would say that in my experience so far this lipstick has a pretty average staying longevity.
If I had one complaint about this product it wouldn't be with the individual lipstick, but that within the range there is not enough colour choices. The colours available are also all very similar, most of them are lovely, but there isn't a huge sense of choice to select from. There are only six sheer shades to choose from and they are all very pinky in tone. Personally, I own the rather lovely and nicely named romantic nude shade, which when applied really does appear sheer with only a slight hint of colour, but it does have a very nice subtle quality about it.
So far I have mentioned how great the lipstick is, but the packaging actually deserves a mention in its own right. This has been beautifully designed and like a lot of Guerlain's other makeup products it doesn't also just deliver on quality but also on elegance and style. I really like the chunky, block design, which seems to be really trendy at the moment as I have seen similar patterns show up in perfume and skincare ranges. It feels weighty and it looks luxurious, it looks expensive.
Guerlain are a luxury brand of makeup products and they deliver great quality items, but unfortunately that comes with a heavy price tag. This kiss kiss baby lipstick costs a rather expensive £18 and can be easily found online or in many high street outlets, I bought mine from John Lewis.
Overall, I really like this lipstick and although it is expensive it works in a number of levels to provide you with not only a great sheer lipstick, but also a moisturising balm with included sunscreen protection. I couldn't give this product anything less than a four out of five stars, it would have been a five out of five if it wasn't so expensive.