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Stunning lipgloss, but pity about the price.
Guerlain KissKiss Gloss
Member Name: Lovehearts
Guerlain KissKiss Gloss
Advantages: brilliant colour, shine, lovely exterior-(special edition only)
Disadvantages: absolutely ridiculous price!!
I was bought this lipgloss a few years ago as my friend bought me it in a make-up bag for my birthday. As you will all know, I love my make-up so it seems that everything I get for Birthdays and Eids are lipsticks, eye shadows and foundations. I have used this lip gloss many times and I have always thought it was wonderful. It was a part of the Imperial Holiday collection and was a great special edition.
My lip gloss was a special edition lip gloss which I am unsure is available now. The presentation was absolutely stunning. It came in a square-shaped lipstick container and the surrounding was covered by black fabric swirls and lace, topped with an incredibly shiny silver lid with Guerlain carved underneath. It did look very lush and very expensive. I have only used this for special occasions so I still have the bottle and it looks fabulous to whip out in public and makes you look very sophisticated. Although it is kind of ruined as foundation and other lipsticks have gotten caught in the lace and ruined the overall appearance of it. The lip-gloss is clear so you can see the colour underneath and looks so lush.
The shade that I was given was 808 Ambre Precious (which I am guessing is French or something) and it is a lovely light, baby pink colour. I think this would look totally stunning on a darker skinned girl although I do love it on me when I am looking for a sweet, young, loveable summer look. This was a limited edition colour that I was given so I am unsure if you can buy it at the moment but it may come out at Christmas time again. The colour is very strong even though it is a bland colour, and it is unlike those lip glosses where it is a clear coloured lipgloss, it is full jam-packed full of colour. The lipgloss has a slight shine and glitter to it which I don't think you get with original KissKiss lip glosses, again if the special edition comes backs out you can purchase it. Although the colour is very strong, it is also great to use as a way to liven up and darken a deep colour underneath, also giving it a gloss, a shine, and a sparkle.
The brush is a bendy, flexible, almost plastic one as opposed to a fluffy, textured brush. This si slightly disappointing as I quite enjoy the feeling of the brush on my lips. Nevertheless this brush does the job just as well and it can even be used to ensure the lipgloss is applied perfectly along the lipline so that you don't have any touching your skin or you don't have to wipe of excess gloss that has ended up on your upper lip, when then results in you having to wash it off, removing your foundation and having to re-apply it. So yes, although it's not my favourite type of brush, the brush has it's benefits.
The lip gloss and an amazing effect on the lips. It is not a volumising lipgloss and won't plump them what a lot do, although I prefer this anyway as plumping lip glosses look awful in my opinion. It makes the lips look sweet and not overpowering. This shade of lipgloss is best for people who want to have gorgeous looking lips, although don't want them to e the main feature of your face. I think this lipgloss looks fabulous when you are intending on highlighting and applying dark make-up to the eyes and it tops off a Smokey-eyed look. It gives a nice shimmer and shine to the lips without over-doing it.
The only bad thing about the effect is that the lipgloss is really sticky. It is not a good idea to use if you are going out for dinner or having a day when you put your hair down, because all it will do is annoy you and get in your road.
I can't say that the lipgloss is completely long lasting and will last you throughout the night. Like all lip glosses it does wear off after a while and it doesn't claim to be a long-lasting lip gloss. When it does come off, however, it does leave behind a sweet colour so you are never left with colourless lips have way through the night. It seems like a small tube and even though mines has lasted a few years, that's only due to the fact I only wear it on special occasions. If you sue this regularly I would say it would only last a couple of months. Overall, not so durable.
Wow, I knew this would be an expensive lip gloss due to the absolutely stunning exterior and detail but I can't believe it is a £20 lip gloss!! Now I feel bad for believing my friend was being stingy by only giving me a few pieces of make-up. She bought me the special edition as well so this would have been even more expensive. I most certainly would never dish out that amount of money for the quality you receive with this lip gloss, it's good but it's not £20 worth of quality, sorry but that price is totally ridiculous.
Overall, I fairly enjoy having this lip gloss and it is definitely one of my favourites. It gives a beautiful colour and a rare shine to your lips that you won't find with very may lipglosses. It is not durable, but it does not claim to be, all it claims is to be a high quality and expensive lipgloss. So really, it's a brilliant product. But really I would never dip into my own pockets to buy it and I just couldn't justify spending that amount of money on one piece of make-up: and this statement is coming from a make-up freak!
Summary: It would get a higher rate if it wasn't for the price.