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Guerlain KissKiss Gloss
Member Name: chrisandmark
Guerlain KissKiss Gloss
Advantages: A gorgeous range of colours, little transfer, shimmery glittery lip gloss
Disadvantages: Does slide off your lips so a lip liner is a must
I don't own many Guerlain products, but after being impressed by a couple of items I've been gradually adding a few bits and pieces to my ever-growing collection of cosmetics. Even now, a month after purchase, I'm still not sure why I went for a lip gloss as I don't really use them much - although I'm more than happy with this one (apart from the price).
I chose the Rose Tentation shade as I thought the pinky colour would be more appropriate for my style of make-up and dress. Other shades available include brighter pinks, a very sexy looking red and a couple of browns - I was tempted by the red, but then sense kicked in and I remembered I wasn't eighteen anymore so scuttled off with my pink gloss!
You apply this gloss with a brush rather than a sponge applicator, this makes it easier in my opinion as it's much more simple to control how much gloss you're picking up at any one time. I can also ensure my whole lip area is filled in evenly with a brush, whereas sponge applicators can sometimes leave patchy results which you might not even notice until you've already left the house!
This gloss glides on smoothly, evenly and beautifully. Rose Tentation has a gorgeous pale pink colour, it's a funny one to describe actually as although it's pale there's also a certain vibrancy in the colour even when applied on nude lips. If used on top of a similarly coloured lipstick the effects are magnified and you end up with a mirror-like effect as the colour builds up between the two products with the shine of the gloss coating the whole thing.
And this is a beautifully glossy lip gloss; it's not overboard to make you look as though you've been dribbling, but the glittery particles within the gloss leave you with an attractive shimmer which catches the light and gives my make-up a gorgeously girly look. My one criticism (again, apart from the price) is that having long hair it does tend to stick to the gloss quite a lot - although to be honest I know so little about lip glosses that I'm unsure whether I should be blaming the product or my hair for that!
Whether you're wearing lipstick with the gloss or not I'd still definitely recommend using a lip liner as the colour can bleed into the skin around your lips. This is irritating as it's less of a bleed and more of a landslide, so unless you want lips that look like you've let your toddler put the gloss on then lip liner is a must. Considering this the transfer aspect of the lip gloss is surprisingly good, I applied some this morning and drank a hot cup of coffee immediately and was quite shocked to see how little of the gloss ended up on the edge of my cup. Transfer doesn't bother me in the slightest (unless I'm given a glass in the pub with someone else's transferred lippy on it) but it drives Mark mad seeing me drink out of a cup with lipstick stains on it, so this one definitely keeps him happy.
£23 from Boots and other such places.
Summary: A gorgeous lip gloss